Gabi Delgado

Real Name:
José Gabriel Delgado López
Gabi Delgado (18 April 1958 - 22 March 2020) was a Spanish-born, mainly German based musician, composer, lyricist and music producer, He was the brother of Eduardo Delgado-Lopez.

Delgado spent his childhood in Córdoba, Spain. In 1966 his family moved to Germany. There, he was one of the founding forces behind the Rhine and Ruhr area punk scene and was involved in making thee first German punk fanzine "The Ostrich", founded by Franz Bielmeier. He was briefly a member of punk band Mittagspause (mainly as a dancer) and later Deutschland Terzett.

Together with Robert Görl, he founded Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (DAF) in 1978. The band moved to London in 1980, and broke up just prior to the release of "Für Immer" in 1982. In 1983 Delgado released his first solo album, "Mistress".

DAF reunited and released the album "1st Step to Heaven" in 1986. Around the same time, Gabi Delgado moved to Berlin and became involved in the early house and techno music scene. Together with WestBam he organised what's known as the first house music party in Germany. He would later team up with Saba Komossa to form the sexually charged dance duo Delkom and the labels Delkom Club Control, BMWW - The Delkom Corporation and Sunday Morning - Berlin.

In 1996, Delgado and Wotan Wilke launched DAF / DOS, a project that built on the legacy of DAF whilst incorporating themes from contemporary dance music.

In 2003, Delgado reunited with Robert Görl and released what was to be the final DAF album, "Fünfzehn Neue DAF Lieder".

Delgado's released two more solo albums, "1" in 2013 and "2" in 2015.
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Gabi Delgado - Mistress album art Gabi Delgado Mistress (Album) Virgin New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
Gabi Delgado - 1 album art Gabi Delgado 1 (Album) Golden Core Europe 2013 Sell This Version Gabi Delgado - X album art Gabi Delgado X(10xFile, MP3, Album, 128) Gabi User Club Spain 2014
Gabi Delgado - 2 album art Gabi Delgado 2 (Album) Oblivion (2) Europe 2015 Sell This Version
9035 Gabi Delgado - Ambient Brutal Commando album art Gabi Delgado Ambient Brutal Commando(File, MP3) Not On Label (Gabi Delgado Self-released) 9035 Spain 2015

Singles & EPs

Gabi Delgado - History Of A Kiss album art Gabi Delgado History Of A Kiss (Single) Virgin UK 1982 Sell This Version
Gabi Delgado - Amor album art Gabi Delgado Amor (Maxi) Virgin UK 1983 Sell This Version
none Gabi Delgado - Nebelmaschine / Lippenstift album art Gabi Delgado Nebelmaschine / Lippenstift(4xFile, AAC, EP) Golden Core none Germany 2014
SPV268591 Gabi Delgado - NDKM / Hausarrest album art Gabi Delgado NDKM / Hausarrest(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Oblivion (2) SPV268591 Germany 2015
none Gabi Delgado - Punkmusik & Kokain (Birthday Edition) album art Gabi Delgado Punkmusik & Kokain (Birthday Edition)(File, MP3, Single, 192) Not On Label (Gabi Delgado Self-released) none 2016


Gabi Delgado - Club Worx album art Gabi Delgado Club Worx (Comp) Gabi User Club Spain 2014 Sell This Version


none Gabi Delgado - 4 Aus ‚2‘ album art Gabi Delgado 4 Aus ‚2‘(CD, Promo) SPV none Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none Gabi Delgado - Sexy Body (Muzak For Cages' Keuscher Keucher Mix) album art Gabi Delgado Sexy Body (Muzak For Cages' Keuscher Keucher Mix)(File, MP3, 128) Not On Label none Germany 2015


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March 23, 2020
My respect to a pioneer and a performer with awesome stage presence.
I can't remotely imagine how would be now e.b.m. and techno music without D.A.F.

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