International man of music Alexi Delano has been heating up dance floors for the better part of 15 years. His soulful and exquisitely deep blend of techno and house has been featured on the likes of Earthtones, Wave music, Poker Flat, Svek, Turbo Recordings, F-com, Plastic City, Harthouse, Super Bra, Blank Ltd, Raw Elements, Court Square recordings and of course his own labels Test 542, Corner Shots, Random Dynamics and now AD limited.
With a production style that sits neatly between house and techno. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names on the scene, including Jesper Dahlbäck, Cari Lekebusch, John Selway, Xpansul, Vincenzo Ragone, Adam Beyer, Jori Hulkkonen, Darshan Jesrani, Lucas Rodenbusch and Casey Hogan.
Born in Chile and raised in Sweden, Delano took to the turn tables in the early ‚80s, playing a combination of hip hop, funk, and soul. At a mere 15 years of age he had his own radio show, based in a suburb of Stockholm. At 17 he became the resident Dj at one of Stockholm’s first after hours club where he played continues 9-10 hour sets and then head on to school in time for the days first class.
Delano discovered electronic music on a trip to Spain in the late 80s at a time when acid house ruled the airwaves. Upon his return to Stockholm, he wasted no time in teaming up with his old friend and the city‘s premier producer, Cari Lekebusch, with whom he co-produced his first single on the Stockholm-based Loop imprint.
His debut release was well-received by the underground dance community, spurring him on to produce further recordings for Loop and for its sister label Plump House.
In the mid ‚90s Delano relocated to New York where he spent his time developing new monikers like ADNY for his deeper house music and G.O.L. and GIOVANI for the techier. He also found the time to start two new labels, Corner Shots and Test 542 which went on to become two of the most respected deep house labels of the circuit. Delano and Mr. Cari Lekebusch also got together in New York City to produce a string of techno EP’s on labels such as Missile, Hybrid, Primevil, Primemate and Jericho including a full length album for the Swedish Grammy nominated house label SVEK.
After releasing successful full-length projects for Svek, Earthtones with Jesper Dahlbäck and Plastic City as LEIVA, Delano was approached (year 2000) by Tiga with his Montreal-based Turbo Recordings imprint to produce an artist album. The result “Selections 97-2000“ is an incredibly rich collection of both percussive and jazz inspired vocal house music that stimulates the mind as much as it moves the body. In 2006 Mr. Delano collaborated with the talented Spanish producer Xpansul in Madrid to create two EP’s that have left a footprint on the minimal techno scene. The first EP, named “INTELLIGENCE REFRAMED,” came out on Richie Hawtin’s Plus 8 label and the second, “SWIMMING IN A FISH BOWL,” on Adam Beyer’s TrueSoul recordings. He also wrote and produced his second solo album, “STORIES OF AN ALIEN BROTHER,” for the classic German label Harthouse. In addition, he started his new record label AD Ltd where he released a string of neo-acid house tracks produced by him or old/new friends.
A couple months into 2007 and Alexi Delano shows no signs of slowing down. He has already co-produced a new album “CHRONICLE OF THE URBAN DWELLERS” (Harthouse Mannheim) with his old friend Jesper Dahlback under their aka ADJD. Xpansul and A.Delano continue to work on new musical frontiers and have a series of remixes and EP’s coming out on labels such us LEFTROOM and IMMIGRANT IND. He is also currently awaiting his new EP on Steve Bug’s AUDIOMATIQUE label (What is Control) and New York producer ADULTNAPPER’s new label, RANSOM NOTE (UnderMySkin). It‘s all in a days work for Mr. Delano though. He‘s a man who seems to be made of music.
Alexi Delano, Camea & Ambivalent – Live at Fabric, London 15-09-2012
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Alexi Delano – Live at OHM Festival, Croatia 19-07-2012
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Alexi Delano, Connie Elon, Quenum, Pepperpot – Live at Hello Resolute, Rex Club Paris 07-06-2012
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Alexi Delano – DJ Set at Drumcode Radioshow 09-01-2012
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