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Norwich Sound & Vision presents DELS + Sargasso Trio + Context MC
Sat. 01 October 2011 | 8 PM
In an era of homogeneous hip hop, the music of Kieren Dickins – better known as his on-stage alter ego DELS – comes as a breath of proverbial fresh air. DELS’ signature sound belies a truly eclectic range of musical influences, from his days in a two-step garage band as a teenager, to a long-standing creative partnership with Joe Goddard from electro-pop wonder team Hot Chip. The resulting product is a unique mishmash of squelchy basslines, tinkering keys, syncopated drum patterns and the occasional steel pan, all juxtaposed by DELS’ infectiously languid flow.
Having been discovered at the tender age of 16 by the legendary John Peel, DELS continued to make music whilst developing his natural artistic ability as a graphic design student. Now, DELS’ music is fast gaining recognition amongst music heads the world over, earning him a place on a European tour with Hip Hop eccentrics Yo! Majesty, as well as gigs at festivals including Glastonbury, Transmusicales and Big Chill. Having featured heavily on the acclaimed Kwesachu Mixtape by production wunderkinds Micachu and Kwes, DELS has released his debut album on the legendary Big Dada label.
DELS featuring Roots Manuva has been selected as Drowned In Sound’s single of the week 05/09/11.
Part of Norwich Sound & Vision.
- Norwich: Norwich Arts Centre, 51 St. Benedicts St, NR2 4PG
- £8 advance, £10 on the door
- 01603 660352
- Level access to most areas. Disabled-access toilet. Hearing loop.
- Norwich Arts Centre
- 09 Sep 2011 18:59pm