Frank Delgado (American musician)

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Frank Delgado
Deftones' Frank Delgado on June 10th, 2017 by Chris Schwegler.jpg
Delgado performing in 2017
Background information
Born (1970-11-29) November 29, 1970 (age 48)
Los Angeles
GenresAlternative metal, experimental rock, post-metal, shoegazing, dream pop, alternative rock, art rock, nu metal (early)
InstrumentsTurntable, keyboards
Years active1988–present[citation needed]
LabelsWarner Bros., Maverick, Reprise
Associated actsDeftones, Decibel Devils, Socialistics

Frank Delgado (born November 29, 1970) is an American musician, best known as the keyboardist and turntablist for alternative metal band Deftones.[1]

Musical career[edit]


Delgado came to the attention of Deftones as a member of the Los Angeles-based band Socialistics, a frequent opener for Deftones. He appeared as a guest performer on Deftones' first two albums, Adrenaline and Around the Fur, and was formally inaugurated into the group before their third release, White Pony.[citation needed]

His playing rarely features traditional scratching or beat juggling. Instead, he tends to use turntables as samplers to integrate subtle sounds and textures into the music. He prefers to create his own samples, rather than use prerecorded sample banks or borrow sounds from other artists.[citation needed]

Starting with the band's eponymous fourth album, Deftones, Delgado began to put more emphasis on keyboards and synthesizers.[citation needed]

Other activities[edit]

Delgado is a member of the disc jockey collective Decibel Devils.[citation needed]


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