Dels – Shapeshift vndl January 9, 2013 Music, Photography 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), multi–instrumentalist Kwes and pop maverick Micachu. The resulting product is a unique mishmash of squelchy bass lines, tinkering keys, syncopated drums and the occasional steel pan, all juxtaposed by DELS’ infectiously languid flow. It’s a sound that is fast gaining recognition amongst music heads the world over, and has seen DELS tour Europe with Hip Hop eccentrics MF DOOM & Yo! Majesty, and play at festivals including Glastonbury, Transmusicales and Big Chill. DELS is getting ready to release his debut album ‘GOB’, scheduled to be released in April 2011. (Words, Phoebe Lovatt / Photo, Gavin Thomas) Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.