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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 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 percussive and groove-based tech house have impressed aficionadi as found on labels like Colombia’s ‘The Room’ and Argentina’s ‘Pild Records’. 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, like Space – Miami, Beta – Denver, RISE – Boston, Smartbar – Chicago… and several other events, undergrounders, and label showcases throughout the globe, including headlining a night at 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.


Apart What was your very first DJ gig, and how old were you?
Dela I was 28 believe it or not, at Wiscojazz – a really fun futbol pub-turned disco night in MKE called @thehighbury

Apart Which artists had the greatest impact on your decision to pursue being a DJ?
Dela There really is only one: @Paco_Osuna

Apart Describe ‘your sound’ in three words?
Dela My Sound? Thats easy: Jacky. Groovy. Sexy. It tends 2 lie directly between Techno & House

Apart What are your top fav 3 clubs (or cities) that you’ve performed at?
Dela Id say Space (Miami), SRB (New York City), Beta (Denver) @clubspacemiami @SRBBrooklyn @BetaNightclub

Apart Is there a city or club that you haven’t DJ’ed at yet, that you really want to?
Dela Thats easy. CLUB4 in Barcelona – The energy and people there cannot be topped @club4bcn

Apart When you are traveling, what are three items you absolutely can’t live without?
Dela My iPad (for eBooks & Movies), Skype Video Chat, and Lots and lots of Advil <-- oh so uber important Apart Do you have any of your own productions out? If so on what labels?
Dela Yes. Pild Records (Argentina), The Room (Colombia) & upcomings on Mindshake & Klectik @KlectikRecs

Apart Can you give us the name of a trax that will be played this Friday at Studio200?
Dela My new Remix of Ari Frank & Max Jacobsons Outta Sight on @KlectikRecs Friday will be its 1st rotation

Apart What is your favorite thing about Milwaukee?
Dela: The People. But its historical significance in the foundations of Americas Rave music culture is great.

Apart Finish this sentence: Nobody would ever guess that I _________
Dela “… actually live in Milwaukee”. ??? 😀

Apart One last question, any lucky numbers you can suggest for tonight’s Powerball Lottery of of $550 million?
Dela Well, I will be winning but you can give these a whirl: 4, 44, 24, 34, and 14 – lol

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