DÄLEK (Exile on Mainstream records, Ipecac Recordings)
Deze brulboeien die groot werden in de legendarische Mike Patton-stal Ipecac verdragen geen etiket. Het label labelde hen als Alt HipHop, maar de coalitie tussen producer Mike Manteca, turntablist dREK en MC/producer Will Brooks laakt hokjesdenken en pretendeert de muziek voor zichzelf te laten spreken. Naar aanleiding van hun nieuwe EP Respect to the Authors gaan ze na lange tijd terug de boer op.
« Dubbed as ‘alt hip-hop’ by their iconic label Ipecac Records we can’t agree more to the implication of this honorific as the New Jersey tone evangelists are indeed an alternative, if not thee alternative: being Hip Hop for those who don’t pigeon-hole themselves as typical Hip Hop diehards, attracting those who keep listening outside the box. Subversive. Paradigm-changing. Mindblowing. Dälek do not have a message, they are the message: with focusing both on tone and content while staying true to the roots of HipHop but bringing in the love for monolithic sound arrangements as well as dream-like haze of sheer volume they combine both the powers of sound and words solely and undisputable. For us at Exile On Mainstream it’s nothing less than a long dream coming true to release a strictly limited, one-off vinyl-only EP called “Respect To The Authors” in time for the tour on 15 March 2019. Exile On Mainstream has been friends with Dälek for well over 17 years and the release marks bringing together likeminded efforts to full circle. »
+ BARST (Consouling Sounds)
BARST wants to break out of the prescriptive and normative song structures, and tears down the walls between all sorts of genres, inviting the listener to create its own imaginary worlds. The music that BARST makes is quite hard to define, but if you have to name it, “Wahnsinnsmusik” is appropriate. BARST truly soaks up all kinds of genres and musical styles, and shapes it in his own distinct and unique soundscapes. His practice is constantly evolving, and takes on many different, often surprising forms. BARST’s quest is to produce some sort of transcendental aural art, in which he tries to materialize the immaterial. To reach this, he’s constantly interweaving his sounds with visuals and imagery. For his live performances BARST is known to invite guest musicians that share his vision, and add an extra layer to the performance. The line-up varies from show to show, which ensures that a live BARST show is always a fresh, exciting and new experience.
VVK Ticket: €12 / Kassa: €15
Tickets via dalek-hetbos.eventbrite.be of in de Bosbar (zonder transactiekosten)