On Big Dada

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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Ninja Tune & Big Dada NTS 12-Hour Takeover - TODAY!

We're excited to announce that this Thursday (26 September) Ninja Tune and Big Dada will be taking over the NTS Radio airwaves from midday right through until midnight with a collection of shows celebrating the history and future of our label!

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DELS - 'Black Salad' Out Now

DELS Black Salad is out today.

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DELS - '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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DELS - 'Black Salad' Announced & New Video For 'You Live In My Head'

DELS returns to whet our appetites for what's to come with his new EP Black Salad.

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  • "RT @KhaledBeydoun: Nas's Illmatic - arguably the greatest rap album ever - was released 20 years ago today."

    Tue Apr 15 20:20:00 2014
  • "Love this beat @mrmitchmusic 👏"

    Tue Apr 15 07:50:22 2014
  • "Love the way my voice sounds on this U-47 (clone) mic. First time using one."

    Mon Apr 14 13:51:43 2014
  • "In the studio. About to put some vocals down! 😅"

    Mon Apr 14 12:14:03 2014
  • "So happy! Well done Arsenal! I was going mental. #COYG #Arsenal #Wembley #SoLucky"

    Sat Apr 12 21:00:58 2014

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