Kieren Dickins aka DELS is an MC and graphic designer from Ipswich, now based in London. His first taste of success came when John Peel heard him and his crew rapping in his home town and invited him onto his show. In 2007 he moved to Kingston to study graphic design. While there he made contact with Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) via Myspace and together they recorded "Lazy," which was released by Moshi Moshi. In 2010 he signed to Big Dada, and released his first album, "GOB," in May 2011, preceded by the singles "Shapeshift," "Trumpalump" and "GOB." The album was critically acclaimed, with The Times describing him as "the future of UK hip hop." As well as Goddard, DELS has worked regularly with Kwes (Warp) and Micachu of Micachu & The Shapes. In November 2012 he released a new EP, "Black Salad." 




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@disclosure Congratulations lads. You deserve it.

Hi London.

Other people's problems/issues weighing so heavy on my shoulders. I need a holiday.

@katieeary that's a good thing.

RT @hejira_info: The Countdown to #TRAUM continues with this filthy tune from @iamdels. . Catch his DJ set next Fri …

Posted: 11th July

It's Nice That Friday Mixtape: DELS

Our main man DELS is soundtracking the week's tail-end with a fine selection of tracks for our friends over at It's Nice That ft. Aphex Twin, John Talabot & more - listen in.

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Posted: 26th November

'Black Salad' Out Now

DELS Black Salad is out today.

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Posted: 19th November

'Black Salad' EP Launch Show 22nd November

Thursday night is Black Salad night - at least it is if you're in LondonDELS elebrates his latest recorded release with a live show at East London's glamorous Shacklewell Arms.

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