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Joe Delon

Artist bio

The snap of a disco break. The sleaze of a Chicago bassline. The machine funk of early electro. The bittersweet promise of a soaring Italo bridge.

In the heat of a set, Joe Delon’s greatest satisfaction comes from linking the most vivid elements of dance music’s past with the best of its vibrant present, creating moments of pure pop catharsis. Agnostic about genre and evangelical about anything that moves him, Joe has established a reputation for being singularly, defiantly himself.

This honest approach, honed through residencies at Spaced and Dust Off, has brought Joe to headline slots at Dimensions Festival, Closer, Kiss Me Again, The Breakfast Club, The Pickle Factory, K4 and Hoppetosse. He’s also a regular at the queer parties Pumping Velvet and El Cuerpo Del Disco. Online, Joe has guested for Truants, The Ghost, Maricas and Honey Soundsystem. On the radio, his long-running show Flamingo broadcasts monthly on Lisbon’s Rádio Quântica, and he has appeared as a guest for Prosumer (NTS) and Michael Upson/Love Muscle (Rinse).

Welt Discos, Joe’s label, is a platform for musical music that’s playfully serious and seriously playful. Distributed by Carpet & Snares in Lisbon, it has released records by And.rea, Viewtiful Joe and Lerosa.

Joe writes a regular substack newsletter about his experiences as a listener and DJ at joedelon.substack.com.

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