INTERVIEW: MC Will Brooks of dälek on “Precipice” – Hip-Hop History, and The Music Industry


 Photo credit: Michael Patras

Photo credit: Michael Patras

 

Will Brooks of alt-Hip-Hop pioneers dälek caught up with Ghost Cult recently to discuss their new album “Precipice” – out now on Ipecac Recordings! We chatted about the history of the band, the new album, changes in Hip-Hop music and culture over the years, how he got his start in music, how technology is affecting underground artists, the punk and indie rock influences of the band, the messaging on the album, and conquering new frontiers as an artist.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Dälek – Precipice


Dälek (pronounced ‘Die-a-leck’) returns with a new album Precipice on Mike Patton’s Ipecac Records. In what is becoming a common refrain of recent times, the album originally planned for 2019 has been completely overhauled because of the pandemic, and the chaotic times we currently find ourselves in. The duo of MC Dälek and DJ Mike Manteca felt that the originally planned album wasn’t strong, angry or heavy enough for the times we have endured. The added strength, anger and heaviness are indeed defining features on Precipice.

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