Dälek – Tickets – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL – October 19th, 2017


Kickstand Productions Presents!


Street Sects, Derek Allen

Thu, October 19, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 17 and over

Dälek were a two-piece hip hop outfit from Newark, New Jersey, founded in 1998. Will Brooks (a.k.a. MC Dälek) was responsible for lyrics, Alap Momin (a.k.a. The Oktopus) was the producer.

Hsi-Chang Linaka (a.k.a. Still) used to handle turntables, but left Dälek in summer 2005.

For a band so steeped in noise and bombast, Dälek ended quietly, going on hiatus in 2011 without even an official statement. Brooks stresses that there was no beef between he and Momin, just a project that had run its course. Momin moved to Berlin and focused on electronic projects, while Brooks made slightly more traditional rap as iconAclass. Performing classic Dälek tracks live gave Brooks the urge to revive Dälek, and with Okto’s blessing he assembled a new lineup in the spring of 2015 with co-producer Mikey Manteca (Destructo Swarmbots) and DJ rEk.
Street Sects
Street Sects
Industrial, Noise Rock, Hardcore Punk, Plunderphonics band from Austin, Texas
Derek Allen
Derek Allen
Derek 'DJA' Allen is a music producer, sound designer & DJ in Los Angeles.

Derek Allen has been making music since a teenager, eventually relocating to Philadelphia to work with Diplo and Mad Decent as a producer and engineer.

Credits include co-writing and production on Lil Wayne's "Two Shots", from The Carter IV, Major Lazer's "Lazer Theme" and "Come On" with Diplo and Tiesto; as well as engineering and production on the MIA LPs Kala and MAYA; Robyn’s Body Talk; Major Lazer’s Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do and Mates of State's Mountaintops.

While working on these projects, he's produced an endless stream of remixes for artists like Rusko, Passion Pit, Diplo, Santigold, Mansions On The Moon, Amanda Blank, Black Gold, of Montreal, 3OH!3, and countless others.

In the summer of 2011 he released his first self produced solo record, the DJA EP on Mad Decent records.

His 80's movie music themed "Blood Bros" mixtapes (produced with Dirty South Joe) have over 50,000 streams and have been downloaded over 25,000 times, as well as being featured by Cracked, Marvel, and other mainstream blogs.

Derek also has a long list of commercial credits including DJ Hero 2, Forum Snowboards, Burotn Snowboards, Special Blend, Foursquare Outerwear, EA Sports NBA 2k9, Turkcell, General Motors and many others.
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618

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