DELS is one of the UK’s most promising producers, making hip hop with an intelligent yet playful approach – evident in both his free-flowing lyricism full of pop culture references and effortless wordplay, as well as the club-ready electro-pop beats. Americans are already fortunate enough to have the genre-defying Plastic Little injecting some much-needed individualism (not to mention comic-relief!) to the US hip hop scene, and DELS looks set to be a similar breath of fresh air over on these shores – his debut release even came out on the indie kid’s label-of-choice Moshi Moshi, rather than any of the more hip hop-oriented alternatives. His latest single is a collaboration with Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, with an ultra-sharp visual attentiveness that would have been evident to anyone who saw DELS debut his now-signature lightboxes during his performance at Stag & Dagger London.
Check out the video, which premiered today, along with a brief interview with the man himself, available exclusively over at Dazed Digital.