Delgado-López live with D.A.F. at Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany, December 1, 2012
|Birth name||Gabriel Delgado-López|
|Born||April 18, 1958|
Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain
|Died||March 22, 2020 (aged 61)|
|Genres||Electric Body Music|
|Associated acts||Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, DAF/DOS, Robert Görl|
Gabriel "Gabi" Delgado-López (born 18 April 1958 in Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain, died 22 March, 2020), commonly known as Gabi Delgado, was a composer, lyricist and producer. He is best known as singer and co-founder, with Robert Görl, of the electronic band Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft.
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Delgado-López grew up in Córdoba. In 1966, his family moved to Germany ("My father had to leave Spain under Franco"), 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, 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).
Live with D.A.F. in 2007
His brother, Eduardo Delgado-López, is a bass player.
Delgado-López was bisexual and spoke at length about it publicly.
Futur Ultra (1990)
Allein, zu zweit, mit Telefon (1996)
Der DAF/DOS Staat (1999)
Der DAF/DOS Live Staat (1999)
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