Delgado-López live with D.A.F. at Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany, December 1, 2012
|Birth name||Gabriel Delgado-López|
April 18, 1958 |
Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain
|Associated acts||Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, DAF/DOS, Robert Görl|
Gabriel "Gabi" Delgado-López (born 18 April 1958 in Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain), commonly known as Gabi Delgado, is a composer, lyricist and producer. He is best known as singer and co-founder, with Robert Görl, of the electronic band Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft.
He formed D.A.F. with Görl in 1978. In 1980, he moved to London, where he lived until D.A.F. first split in 1984. He then moved to Zürich and released the solo album Mistress, which did not sell well in Germany but was top 20 in Japan, then reuniting with Görl to record the 1986 D.A.F. album 1st Step to Heaven.
In 1986 he moved to Berlin to become a DJ and organise house parties. He organized (with WestBam and Marc Gubler) the first house party in Germany. With Saba Komssa, he founded the techno-house labels Delkom Club Control, BMWW and Sunday Morning Berlin.
In 1995 he founded, with Wotan Wilke Möhring, the band DAF/DOS, who recorded the album Allein, zu zweit, mit Telefon (Alone, As A Couple, With Telephone) on Sony/Columbia, with the singles "Ich glaub ich fick dich später" ("I Think I'll Fuck You Later") and "Zurück nach Marzahn" ("Back to Marzahn"). In 2003, Delgado reunited again with Görl for another D.A.F. album, Fünfzehn neue D.A.F-Lieder (Fifteen New D.A.F. Songs).
He has a brother, Eduardo Delgado-Lopez, who is a bass player.
- Mistress (1986)
- Eins (2014)
- Zwei (2015)
- Futur Ultra (1990)
- Allein, zu zweit, mit Telefon (1996)
- Der DAF/DOS Staat (1999)
- Der DAF/DOS Live Staat (1999)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gabi Delgado-López.|
- Official website
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- Von Thülen, Sven (14 August 2015). "DAF icon Gabi Delgado Wants to Drive You Off the Dance Floor". Electronic Beats. Retrieved 16 August 2015.