Dela was there from the beginning. As a Midwestern American, he was always within earshot of the earliest introductions of House Music in Chicago, just 90 miles from his birth home, and the primal Techno parties in Detroit, just a jaunt across the Great Lakes. These appreciations for the early sounds and influences of underground dance music paved a way for a continual focus on innovation and musical progression. Today, decades later as Paco Osuna’s label partner for Mindshake Records (based out of Barcelona, Spain), Dela finds his passions immersed in the cutting-edge of the world’s top techno and house arenas.
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 have fallen on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list, such as: Cielo – NYC, Space – Miami, Beta – Denver, Asylum – Honolulu, RISE – Boston, Spybar & Smartbar – Chicago… amongst several other clubs, underground events, festivals and label showcases throughout the globe.
As a producer his signature concoctions of intricately percussive and heavy groove-based tech house and techno have impressed aficionadi as found on labels like Mindshake itself, Spain’s ‘On/Off’, Colombia’s ‘The Room’ and Argentina’s ‘Pild Records’ and ‘Basswalk’. With several Originals and Remixes finding addictive set 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 the sole American-ambassador to the sexy, energetic, Spanish techno sound that Mindshake has branded worldwide, Dela has been on the move. Still studying. Always looking forward. And most importantly… always giving back.