Album Review: DELS – ‘GOB’

Album Review: DELS - 'GOB'


Seamlessly weaving his flawless MC linguistics with electro-pop and sought after collaborations

DELS, alias Kieren Dickins, may have the dubious distinction of being the biggest East Anglian rapper in the game, but he’s no backwoods slouch. Instead, his debut shares genes with the introspective sounds currently coming out of the capital from the likes of Ghostpoet, Sampha and Kwes (who produces a clutch of tracks here).

Elsewhere, Micachu brings all her talent for earache soundz to bear on [b]‘Violina/Bread Before Bed’[/b], while [b]‘Shapeshift’[/b], the collaboration with [a]Hot Chip[/a]’s Joe Goddard, might just be the best electro-hop banger since [a]Roots Manuva[/a]’s [b]‘Witness (1 Hope)’[/b]. Which is weird, ’cos the UK rap don also turns up for a spot of Cameron-bashing on [b]‘Capsize’[/b]. Tasty.

Alex Denney

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