Dälek to release limied 12″ EP Respect To The Authors via Exile On Mainstream

Photo by: Dälek

Official press release:

Germany’s eclectic label Exile On Mainstream presents a limited 12″ vinyl-only EP from long-running and innovative Union City, New Jersey-based hip-hop act, Dälek, titled Respect To The Authors. The record will see release in March in direct conjunction with the duo’s European tour which includes performances at Exile On Mainstream’s 20th Anniversary festival celebrations in Germany and in Holland as part of Roadburn. The artwork, track listing, pre-orders, and more for Respect To The Authors has been posted.

Dälek’s strictly limited, one-off, vinyl-only EP, Respect To The Authors is intended to be sold on tour and through a few select online outlets. With six dense and diverse tracks delivering a half hour of new music, the record was mixed by Will Brooks (Dälek ) and Mike Mare at Deadverse Studios III, Union City, New Jersey, with cuts by DJ rEk (Rudy Chicata) and Brooks, with keys by musical guru Joshua Booth, bassist Jeremy Winter, and additional source elements on “Defiant” provided by Chris Cole and on “Respect To The Authors” by David Obuchowski. With additional mixing on by Jesse Cannon at Cannon Foundsoundation in Union City, the album was mastered by Alan Douches at West Westside Music and completed with art and design by Mike Mare.

Respect To The Authors sees release March 22nd on 12″ vinyl EP; find pre-orders internationally at the Exile On Mainstream webshop and find U.S. pre-orders at Earsplit Distro

Respect To The Authors track listing:

  1. “Respect To The Authors”
  2. “With These Mics”
  3. “Molten”
  4. “Defiant”
  5. “Words Connect”
  6. “Seek Harbor”

Dälek’s Respect To The Authors hits as the duo returns to Europe, the tour kicking off March 28th in Oslo, Norway, and winding its way through Finland, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Holland, and Switzerland through April 14th. The tour includes performances at Exile On Mainstream’s 20th Anniversary festival celebrations, the first in Leipzig, Germany on April 5th, and the second in Amsterdam, Netherlands as part of Roadburn Festival on April 13th, performing as Doolhof at the latter.

3/28 – Oslo, NO | Bla
3/29 – Stavanger, NO | Folken
3/30 – Helsinki, FI | Kuudes Linia
3/31 – London, UK | Lexington
4/01 – Bristol, UK | The Lanes Bristol
4/02 – Roubaix, FR | Cave aux Poètes
4/03 – Antwerp, BE | Het Bos
4/04 – Hamburg, DE | Hafenklang
4/05 – Leipzig, DE | UT Connewitz @ Exile On Mainstream 20th Anniversary
4/07 – Het Bolwerk, NL | Sneek
4/09 – Brussels, BE | Magasin 4
4/10 – Winterthur, CH | Albani
4/11 – Luzern, CH | Südpol
4/12 – Basel, CH | Sommer Casino
4/13 – Tilburg, NL | Roadburn Festival
(as Doolhof)
4/14 – Utrecht, NL | DB’s