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London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Hip Hop Soul


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Still working on that hot first release.



D-Kel is a 21 year old rapper, hailing from south London, of Colombian & Irish heritage. He grew up listening to many types of music, from the hardcore Grime and Hip-Hop he heard in the school playground to the tropical sounds of Reggaeton, Salsa, & Bachata he heard on trips to Colombia. D-Kel has performed at various nightclub and showcase events around London (SE1, Bar Salsa, The Arches, Monto Water Rats, Oxjam Festival 2011) and also Europe’s biggest Latin-American event "Carnaval Del Pueblo" (2007, 2009 & 2010). He has received radio airplay in Uruguay, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, as well as releasing a Spanish-geared mixtape and opening up for multi-album selling International Reggaeton veterans "Trebol Clan". In 2010, D-Kel became interested in developing a new crossover sound. This adventure resulted in shooting his first music video, 'Crazy', a Dance/Reggaeton bilingual song produced by up and coming producer James Barr.After gaining recognition from this video, D-Kel continued to perform around London, developing a strong working relationship with James Barr, with whom he continues to work on the majority of his music. D-KeL does not classify his music in an genre, he simply labels it as a solid mix of hiphop, soul and funk, He is currently working on his E.P “The Vibe”, which he started working after he got positive feed back after performing in front of a industry panel at Somerset House in 2012 (Songwriters’ Days), He looks to release in 2013, with the right promotion and hopes he will find the right promotion to wider his audience and recognition, recently he has joined the online radio phenomenon 'Jango' in which he has found fans in, Mexico, Colombia, U.S.A, and Japan to name a few, he has recently also performed in various venues around London (E.G Camden Rock, Vintage Paper Dress,) with the band London Beat Club, he will be releasing his E.P 'The Vibe' via Sticky Toffee P.R (The Game, Ludacris, Timbaland, Maybach Music Group, DJ Khaled, Tinchy Stryder) in early June 2013.

Link to E.P (stream/download) - http://dkel.bandcamp.com/