Gabi Delgado-López

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Gabi Delgado-López
Gabi Delgado-Lopez - Live with DAF in Mannheim.jpg
Delgado-López live with D.A.F. at Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany, December 1, 2012
Background information
Birth name Gabriel Delgado-López
Born (1958-04-18) April 18, 1958 (age 59)
Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain
Genres Industrial
Instruments Vocals, synthesizer
Years active 1978-present
Associated acts Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, DAF/DOS, Robert Görl
Website gabidelgado.com

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.

Biography[edit]

Delgado-López grew up in Córdoba. In 1966, his family moved to Germany ("My father had to leave Spain under Franco"),[1] where they lived in Remscheid, Wuppertal, Dortmund and Düsseldorf.

Delgado-López with Robert Görl

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,[2] 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.[1][2]

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).

Live with D.A.F. in 2007

He has a brother, Eduardo Delgado-Lopez, who is a bass player.

Delgado-López is bisexual and has spoken at length about it publicly.[1]

Discography[edit]

Solo:

  • Mistress (1986)
  • Eins (2014)
  • Zwei (2015)

with Delkom:

  • Futur Ultra (1990)

with DAF/DOS:

  • Allein, zu zweit, mit Telefon (1996)
  • Der DAF/DOS Staat (1999)
  • Der DAF/DOS Live Staat (1999)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Breyer, Nike (8 November 2003). "Das ist alles wirklich Plastik, haha" [This is all really plastic, haha]. taz.de (in German). Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Rambow, Jörg. "DAF". Krone Concerts (in German). Retrieved 1 March 2014. 

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