WLTD003 Viewtiful Joe – Slappin’ Limerick EP

WLTD003 Viewtiful Joe

Slappin’ Limerick EP

Welt Discos, the label run by Joe Delon and distributed by Lisbon’s Carpet & Snares, is back with its third release, this time from Viewtiful Joe. With high octane artwork by marutonkun, the record is out now on the label’s Bandcamp and available shortly in online and physical stores.

Casablanca-born but living in Paris, Viewtiful Joe aka Jonas Bengio is a producer and sound designer who makes hardware jam-based dance music inspired by video games and fast cars. Part of the Casa Voyager family, he incorporates the essence of 80s electro-funk and boogie into contemporary electro and IDM forms.

The Slappin Limerick EP is futuristic in sound, yet harks back to the heyday of breakdance in the early-to-mid 80s. These battle-ready boogie jams explode with wiggly slap bass, soaring pop melodies and the funk to make you jump. Lock in and freak out!

Welt Discos is a vinyl and digital label started by Joe Delon in late 2019 and driven by a love of musicality in dance music. Reflecting Joe’s own taste as a DJ, the label aims to push body-moving grooves from across the dance music spectrum, with an ear always tuned to the pop, snap and funk of early synthesised club sounds.
Welt Discos is part of the Carpet & Snares family, which comprises a physical record store in Lisbon, an online store, a family of record labels, and Portugal’s only vinyl distribution for new club music.

Order directly: weltdiscos.bandcamp.com/releases
Or ask your local shop to stock it!
For shops wanting to stock, send an email with your order to: info@carpetdistribution.com

Joe Delon mix for Dimensions Festival


Joe Delon

Up next on the Dimensions mix series, we welcome Welt Discos boss Joe Delon.

A regular at London parties Spaced and beyond, Joe is well known for delivering the unexpected, drawing from the darkest corners of his imaginative collection.

From acid to disco, deep house to garage, Joe navigates us through the next 70 minutes in his unfaltering style.

Catch him at Dimensions this summer on the Beach Stage Up.

Joe Delon’s Welt Discos returns with Lerosa EP


Kiss Me Again EP

Welt Discos, the label run by Joe Delon and distributed by Lisbon’s Carpet & Snares, is back with its second release, this time from the Dublin-based producer Lerosa. Boasting spectacular Drexciyan artwork by Costa Brava, the record is due for release in late April, and is available for pre-order on the label’s Bandcamp.

Lerosa is a musician through and through, producing across genres and always with his own distinctive studio sound shining through. Having gained a dedicated following ever since his 2004 debut on Dublin’s legendary D1 Recordings, he and Joe met each other when he played for the party Joe & friends organised at the Russian Bar in London in 2010. That party was called ‘Kiss Me Again’, hence the name for this EP.

All four tracks on the record were composed during summer 2020, the result of daily cat-assisted studio time at his home in Dublin. Lerosa has been posting clips of his studio sessions on his instagram, and it was from browsing those clips that Joe suggested a line-up for the EP. Several of Lerosa’s musical influences – I.M.S., Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, James Stinson – can be heard across these four diverse tracks, as he jumps nimbly from italo to dub to house to electro.

Happily, for those who missed out last time, the release arrives at the same time as a repress of And.rea’s Coco Bongo Club EP.

Links: facebook / soundcloud / bandcamp

Joe Delon’s Flamingo #28

“Flamingo #28 by Joe Delon”


Blancmange – John
Stereolab – Fiery Yellow
Ikonika – 435
Mrs Jynx – Extrafusion
The Soundstealers – Steal It An Deal It (Sahara Dub)
David Cassidy – Romance
Khan – Give Me More
Ease Up George – Blazin’ For Freedom
Evano – Instramental 5 (Ticola Emperica)
Lloyd Stellar – Stepping Into Chaos
Sven Väth – Harlequin Plays Bells (Alter Ego Mix)
Wayne Adams – SYS55 5
Duckett – The Asian Songbird Crisis
Go Dam – Dusty Voice
Ceephax Acid Crew – Capsule In Space


Galaxy – Come On Down To Love Street
Drance – Latex Love (Kris Baha Dub)
Paul Hardcastle – The Wizard Pt. 2
Plus Device – Body Heat
Glass Domain – Hiccups
Escaflowne – Memo (Huey Mnemonic’s Subnautic Remix)
OCB – Dataworld
Max D – Shoutout Seefeel
DJ Pipe – Lifestyle Guru
Garneau – M&P
Future Sound Of London – Calcium

Interstellar Radio Transmissions 02 – Joe Delon

Interstellar Radio Transmissions from
the Rings of Neptune

Episode two is brought to you by Joe Delon and was recorded live at Spaced ‘Rule of 666’ Scream Stream Fundraiser.

Patrick Cowley – Broken Dishes [Dark Entries]
Torch Song – Shine On Me [N-GRAM]
Noiro – 11 Reasons To [Mindhelmet]
Paul Hardcastle – The Asylum [Chrysalis]
Ingram Inc. – Zone [Champion]
Strontium 90 – Sweet Thing [G-Force]
Ralphi Rosario – In The Night (Kenny’s Night) [Hot Mix 5]
Lee Marrow – Pain [Champion]
Luhk – Reminiscência do Trance [Carpet & Snares]
Conversion – 2.4 [Conversion]
Infra-Red – Spectre [Strobe]
Experimental Products – The Mannequin [Short Circuit]
Andreas Kauffelt – Spooky Spoof [Aural Satisfaction]
Scratcha DVA – Nasty Nasty Nasty (Roska Remix) [DVA Music]
Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me [Motown]
Film Factor – Jurassic Park (Dance Theme) [Metropol]

Joe Delon Welt Discos launches with And.rea EP

joe delon welt discos

Welt Discos 01:
‘Coco Bongo Club EP’ by And.rea 

Welt Discos is a new label run by Joe Delon in partnership with leading Lisbon record shop and distributor Carpet & Snares. Home to its own imprints as well as affiliated Portuguese labels such as Dream Ticket and Light Channel Records, Carpet & Snares has become a hub for house and techno on vinyl in Lisbon. What began as a friendship between Joe, owner Jorge Caiado and Dream Ticket boss Rui Ferreira aka Roy, has now become a professional relationship in the shape of Welt Discos, a new sub-label run by Joe and distributed by Carpet.

Welt’s first release comes courtesy of Varese-based producer And.rea, well-known from releases on Melliflow, LMML and Yay. The ‘Coco Bongo Club EP’ (named after the venue in the film ‘The Mask’) arrives approximately a year after the idea was first discussed when Joe booked Andrea to play at 5A Club in Lisbon. 5A is that rare thing in the Portuguese capital: a small capacity club with a superlative sound system and warm atmosphere, just right for Andrea’s playful-but-thoughtful selection and style. 

That same combination of seriousness and humour is present on the three tracks of this record – be it the beefy walking bassline of ‘The World Is Alive’, the light-touch chords that temper the forward march of ‘Tribal Militia’, or the jazzy cadences and beat structure of ‘Luzes Do Rio’. Andrea and Joe went through an enjoyable process of back-and-forth to arrive at these three tracks, which complement each other harmonically while traversing genres and moods. There are echoes of vintage Random Factor and Herbert, while still sounding distinctly Andrea’s own.


Another vital part of the project is the design by Costa Brava, a friend of Joe’s responsible for the label’s visual identity and individual release artworks. The design for WLTD001 is a riot of graffiti that riffs joyfully off the label’s explicitly pop aesthetic.

The track ‘Luzes Do Rio’ appears in Gwenan‘s Tribute to Alex T mix from earlier this year:

‘Coco Bongo Club’ can be pre-ordered now on Bandcamp, and will be shipping out in November: https://weltdiscos.bandcamp.com/releases

— Follow Welt Discos:

Facebook / Soundcloud / Bandcamp

Joe Delon performs in Dança Sem Vergonha

Dança sem Vergonha

“Shameless Dance”

Joe Delon will perform in the contemporary dance piece “Dança Sem Vergonha” by choreographer David Marques, as part of the Materiais Diversos festival in Rome. After a sold-out premiere on the opening weekend of Festival Cumplicidades at Lisbon’s Rua das Gaivotas 6, the piece will now be shown at La Pelanda at 22h15 on 10 September. Joe‘s live DJ set features released and unreleased music by artists including Evano, Lerosa, Gwenan, Hiroma Keo, Raw Forest and Joe (Hessle Audio/Cómeme).

David Marques in his Dança Sem Vergonha explores the motor and cultural imaginaries linked to dance but from an intimate position, specifically that of his own room, in which “without shame” he indulges in dance and self-expression, confusing the plane of time and of space, public and private.

“Over the last few years I have been looking for ways and reasons to dance. I found the same pleasure both in dancing at home, in the studio and in the clubs, which pushed me to keep going. In front of few or no witnesses, this pleasure-motivated dance seemed to arise amidst unrestricted musical formalism and emotional expressiveness. Perhaps my ‘shameless dance’ exists exclusively in the theater and is only possible by crossing different spaces, times and motivations: the bedroom that I associate with childhood, the club of adolescence and the study of adulthood. Finally, the theater that I associate with the present, during a performance, by both spectators and other performers. This sensation / dance is immediate and meditated, simple and complex, referential and naive, abstract and symbolic, serious and fun.”

Perhaps my ‘shameless dance’ exists exclusively in the theater and is only possible by crossing different spaces, times and motivations



Danca Sem Vergonha also talks about the possibility that choreography has to change over the course of the piece: through the dance of our bodies, mine and those of the audience – which can be seen and felt for an hour. Anything that viewers take with them will be part of what the play is about, or maybe it has always been part of what the play has always been about. Surely the piece also speaks of the unmentionable things that viewers brought with them when the piece was staged in March in Lisbon.

Who or what – real or imaginary, present, past or future – do you think contributed to the birth of this work?

I think Joe (Joe Delon, the DJ on stage with me) contributed on many levels to the creation of this work, and not just because he was involved in the process from the very beginning. As a friend of mine he already followed my work, and ideas discussed with him ended up being the source of Danca Sem Vergonha . His approach to music and his shy nature and presence have been and still are a source of inspiration for me and for this dance. The object I choose is a vinyl by Lena D’Água (the singer we hear at one point in the play) that Joe gave me a couple of years ago.

What do you imagine will you say about this job in fifteen years? And fifteen years ago, would you ever have imagined doing it?

I have no idea what I will say about this work in fifteen years, but if I look into my crystal ball I see that I will say that I was a bit too polite in my approach to  Danca Sem Vergonha and that I was not aware of the melancholy of the piece as it I wore on stage. And yes, I think I actually started imagining this piece fifteen years ago, a little at a time… maybe I really have divinatory powers!

David Marques (Portugal, 1985) is a performer and choreographer. His work questions the issues of gaze and time, trying to create spaces for unlikely relationships on stage. He trained at the Escola Superior de Dança – IPL in Lisbon and at the Center Chorégraphique National de Montpellier . His individual works are Motor de Busca , KIN , Conquest , a choreographic adaptation of a score by Deborah Hay and Dança Sem Vergonha . With Ido Feder he developed the trilogy Bête de Scène / Images de Bêtes / THE POWERS That B and with Tiago Cadete Apagão. He runs seminars and occasionally teaches at institutions such as the Escola Superior de Dança – IPL, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and Danslab Brussels. He is the founder of PARCA.


creation and dance David Marques
DJ live set Joe Delon
space Tiago Cadete
video Diogo Brito
costumes Tiago Loureiro
external eye Patrícia Milheiro
technical direction Gonçalo Alegria Estúdios
residences Victor Córdon and EIRA / Teatro da Voz

Organization and administration Vítor Alves Brotas
Production PARCA together with AGÊNCIA 25
Co-production PARCA and EIRA / Festival Cumplicidades
Support Curtas de Danca 2019 – DDD Festival Dias de Danca (for video development), Self-Mistake – Experimentation Scholarship 
— as part of More Than This © Alipio Padilha