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Dalek releasing ‘Respect to the Authors’ EP (stream the title track)

Dalek Respect Authors

Industrial rap vets Dälek are releasing a limited edition 12″ vinyl-only EP called Respect to the Authors on March 22 via the Exile On Mainstream label, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Here’s more info on the release via the label:

DÄLEK’s strictly limited, one-off, vinyl-only EP, Respect To The Authors is intended to be sold on tour and through a few select online outlets. With six dense and diverse tracks delivering a half hour of new music, the record was mixed by Will Brooks (DÄLEK) and Mike Mare at Deadverse Studios III, Union City, New Jersey, with cuts by DJ rEk (Rudy Chicata) and Brooks, with keys by musical guru Joshua Booth, bassist Jeremy Winter, and additional source elements on “Defiant” provided by Chris Cole and on “Respect To The Authors” by David Obuchowski. With additional mixing on by Jesse Cannon at Cannon Foundsoundation in Union City, the album was mastered by Alan Douches at West Westside Music and completed with art and design by Mike Mare.

Though there won’t be a proper digital release, we’re digitally premiering the title track ahead of the EP’s release. The group sound as punishing and confrontational as ever on this song, and here’s what MC Dälek has to say about it:

“Respect to the Authors,” on one hand, is my salute to the Lyricists, the true MCs, and to those who continue to fight for justice in these troubled times. On the other hand, it is also about much more… to quote the lyrics: ‘Muthafuka my music IS the message’. I hope it captures these dark moments of life and also provides the inspiration to get back up and crack their proverbial jaw.

Listen and check out the tracklist below. International pre-orders are up at the Exile On Mainstream webstore and US pre-orders are up at Earsplit Distro.

Dälek have upcoming Europe/UK dates, including the Exile On Mainstream 20th anniversary celebration in Germany. MC Dälek is also playing a collaborative set with Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Sumac) and Dennis Tyfus under the name Doolhof (Dutch for “maze”) at Roadburn 2019. All dates are listed below.

Tracklist
1. Respect To The Authors
2. With These Mics
3. Molten
4. Defiant
5. Words Connect
6. Seek Harbor

Dälek — 2019 Tour Dates
3/28/2019 BLA – Oslo, NO
3/29/2019 Folken – Stavanger, NO
3/30/2019 Kuudes Linia – Helsinki, FI
3/31/2019 Lexington – London, UK
4/01/2019 The Lanes Bristol – Bristol, UK
4/02/2019 Cave aux Poètes – Roubaix, FR
4/03/2019 Het Bos – Antwerp, BE
4/04/2019 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/05/2019 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE @ Exile On Mainstream 20th Anniversary
4/06/2019 P8 – Karlsruhe, DE
4/07/2019 Sneek – Het Bolwerk, NL
4/09/2019 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE
4/10/2019 Albani – Winterthur, CH
4/11/2019 Südpol – Luzern, CH
4/12/2019 Sommer Casino – Basel, CH
4/13/2019 Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, NL (as Doolhof)
4/14/2019 DB’s – Utrecht, NL

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