Having been intrinsic in EDM culture since the early-nineties Dela’s deep-rooted passion for music has always been in constant forward-motion. Early appreciations for the sounds and influences of Detroit, Chicago, and Berlin have paved a way for a continual focus on innovation and musical progression. This developing artistic sense has only been matched by his personal determination to grow hand-in-hand artistically with the music itself.
Today, as Paco Osuna’s label partner for Mindshake Records (based in Barcelona, Spain), Dela finds his passions immersed in the cutting-edge of the world’s top techno and house arenas. However it is his love affair with the studio and DJ booth where Dela is able to express these passions artistically. As a producer, his signature concoctions of intricately percussive and heavy groove-based tech house have impressed aficionadi as found on labels like Mindshake itself, Colombia’s ‘The Room’ and Argentina’s ‘Pild Records’. With several Originals and Remixes finding addictive rotation and chart selections by major industry stalwarts like Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Dubfire, Paco Osuna and more, Dela’s music has received top-shelf recognition globally.
As a DJ, his sets have graced dancefloors at noteworthy venues home and abroad… most notably appearing on headlining and featured bills at major institutions, many of which falling on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list, such as: Space – Miami, Beta – Denver, RISE – Boston, Smartbar – Chicago… and several other clubs, underground events, and label showcases throughout the globe, including a feature in Denver’s 2012 all-American tech-artist themed festival ‘The Great American Techno Festival’. As the sole American-ambassador to the sexy, energetic sound that Mindshake has branded worldwide, Dela has been on the move as one the US’ most whispered names in tech house.
His music will undoubtedly suit it’s playing field – spanning anything from deep and sexy avant house to the jack and bounce of peak hour tech-house or techno. A keen sense for aesthetics and an ability to adapt are what make Dela who he is to this music. Always studying. Always looking forward. And most importantly… always giving back.