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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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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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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  • "Incredible footage from 1994. Amazing cypher!"

    Wed Jul 23 23:07:29 2014
  • "Had a few old MJ x Pippen DVD's on in the background earlier today. Never fails to get me amped. 🏀🏆…"

    Wed Jul 23 13:49:10 2014
  • "RT @clash_music: Anime classic Akira is 26 this week. Read what @iamdels had to say on it this time last year. http:…"

    Thu Jul 17 07:19:45 2014
  • "Working on some new work whilst locked into @NTSlive. Shout out to @_darksky_"

    Tue Jul 15 15:14:16 2014
  • "#goal5 @BBCSport. Rodriguez' strike was definitely the best goal of the World Cup. Amazing."

    Sun Jul 13 20:00:22 2014

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