Sonic Diet

WMSE Song of the Day (Tune In Turn Up): DELS “Shapeshift”

Rapper ‘DELS’ Kieren Dickins, in part with his English counterpart Joe Goddard of Hot Chip, may surround his rhymes in the similar catchy electronic hooks and pumped up beats that is HC’s claim to fame, yet manages to come off smarter, tougher and a wee bit more genuine than Hot Chip’s dancefloor fluff . His glibly sincere lyrics, filled with personal musings, contain a weight that real life experiences lend.  Dickins also carries extra credibility that makes his debut, GOB, polished as it is, a stepping stone for great things to come — his graphic art  (he designed the album cover for GOB) and videography (he helped create the above video for “Shapeshift”) skills are on full display, making a case that DELS is not just a one-trick pony.

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