Before Public Enemy moved into the realms of action figures and VH1, they were cutting-edge for two primary reasons: subversive, political lyrics and edgy, envelope-pushing beats. In more recent years, Def Jux's artists had been doing the same thing, but they seem more interested in collaborations now. Beat patriarch DJ Shadow has clearly jumped the shark too. Which brings us to Jersey City duo Dälek, who doesn't have action figures, nor aspirations of "wack" collabs, but does bring the noise, in a very abstract form (even more so than usual... More >>>