South London Rapper D-Kel comes along with a unique hybrid of ska, dub, indie rock and rap.
Backed by a body rocking instrumentals, D-Kel showcases his beautiful blends of genres served with raw energy and passion. Judging from his sounds, you can clearly hear the myriad of influences D-Kel has tapped into. Taking the essence of old school hiphop, the raw energy of ska toasting and the left field sensibilities of dub and indie, what we get is a solid cut that truly represents on many levels. Featuring a strong British representation in his sound.
From his EP ‘Genuine’ came ‘Bounce’ watch the music video below!
D-Kel of Colombian & Irish heritage who has a knack for mixing music flavours, is also influenced by the likes of The Streets, Smiley Culture, Roots Manuva, The Specials, Jamie T, Calle 13 and Rodney P.
“I don’t set out to make a song which follows a certain formula, I’m becoming more open and experimental with my music which I believe has a positive impact on the quality, some people might call it indie-rap or Ska-Hop, to me its just music influenced by what I like”.
Also from the EP ‘Genuine’ was ‘Breakdown’ featuring featuring Geo Gabriel.
Let’s see what D-Kel has to say about Vocalzone!
“Sometimes being an independent artist, means balancing a lot, work life, rehearsals, studio sessions, this puts a great strain on your voice, Vocalzone got through some tough times when my voice was not feeling 100%, nothing really quite works as good or effective to help when performing on stage or in the studio.”