The sound of urban gypsy
It started in 2001 as a project idea in the studio of the prague born producer Stani Vana, then developed first into a trio and later into a seven member live ensemble. By now DelaDap turns more and more into a creativity platform for Gypsy rooted, central-european world sound.
On DelaDaps's current album "Dela Paji" one can already clearly hear that lot of the songs have been written on tour. "Milaji", "Jeg Tan" or "Cigani" have been the highlights of every DelaDap show for quite some time. Also several extraordinary talented guest musicians put in their skills to develop the sound of that album.
Other songs like the dynamic "So Shunes" or the instrumental "Caravan" show that DelaDap developed a new synthesis and combinations of different soundscapes in the studio which will surprise the audience live and on CD. Staying true to the motto "dela dap" (Romanese for to move something forward) several outstanding musicians from middle and easter europe are playing parts in the developement of the very special mixture of the DelaDap sound.
Musical guests are among others the Russian "gipsy queen" Leonsia Erdenko and her trio known from her work with the 1 russian gypsy group Loyko. Also the brillant accordionist Martin Lubenov from Bulgaria did contribute some excellent passages as did the Czech rooted producer and saxophonist Philip Noha (NOHA, Frank Pop Ensemble) from Collogne who already worked with DelaDap when remixing the first single Amaro Shavo.
Maxi Single "So Shunes" out May 2007
Another very unique mixture will result from the collaboration with the czech rapper Gipys.cz. The romanese HipHop lyrics turn DelaDap's track "So Shunes" into a novelty. The new maxi single also contains exciting remixes by Vienna's electronic specialists Telemark and by the well-known Hungarian DJ Infragandhi
DelaDap core-team musician bios:
Stani Vana DJ, bandleader and producer of DelaDap. Born in Prague (CZ) living and making music in Austria since 25 years. Though not a Roma himself he was raised a part of his childhood in the Slovak mountains of the Tatra together with Roma from whom he inhaled the spirit of their musicality. Three decades later, when he returned for a holiday trip, he was hit by the idea to form a contemporary urban Roma-Gypsy band.
Aleksander Stoijc guitar. Aleksander was born in a small village in Serbia, around 100 km from Belgrade. He started playing guitar at the age of six and when entering high school he contributed to the family's income by playing with Gypsy Bands on weddings and other festivities. He has been studying guitar at the Conservatory in Vienna since three years and besides being on tour with DelaDap he is preparing for several big European guitar competitions.
Jovan Torbica Double-Bass. Jovan, originally from Montenegro, studied music in Vienna and was immediately involved in world music, improvisation and jazz. With several different groups, such as Jony Iliev Band, Tschuschenkapelle or Cookbook he performed at many international festivals including Rosckilde (DK), Womex (E) or Larmetree (GB). He also played in famous clubs and well known stages like The Spitz (London), Moods (Zuerich), Birdland (Wien) and Sodratheater (Stockholm). As a highly professional studio musician he works a lot with artists such as Fanfare Ciocarlia and Martin Lubenov. His broad variaty of skills shows his interest in contemporary classic music. Since beginning of 2007 Jovan is a member of the DelaDap tour ensemble.
Alen "Dzamba" Dzambic accordion. The gifted accordion player from Bosnia has played his instrument ever since he was big enough to hold one, he says. While also studying in Vienna he is regularly playing with the likes of Jony Illiev, Goran Bregovic, Martin Lubenov and others. Together with his close friend Aleks Stoijc, who is a christian Serb, the Bosnian Muslim Dzambe prooves the unifying power of music.
Simona Senkiova vocals. Simona was born in Prague where she lives together with her husband and her two childern. She is part of the Czech Roma community and she used to sing in different bands and set-ups at weddings and other festivities since she was a little girl. She had been on tour in Czechia with several bands as a backing singer until Stani Vana saw her at a Gypsy-Show in a restaurant in the city center of Prague, where she made her living at that time with a tourist show.
Kristina Gunarova vocals. Since Autumn 2006 the beautiful young roma singer joins the DelaDap ensemble enriching it with both, her natural charme and her chryatal clear energetic voice. Kristina and Simona know each other from childhood on and like Simona Kristina was singing in several well known Czech choires and Gypsy-jazz ensembles.
In smaller clubs and venues the DelaDap Club Line-Up inspired by the monthly events in Vienna &769;s OST Klub - proved a sweeping success. DJ and producer Stani Vana plays the beats and provides the basis for Dzamba, guitarist Aleks, bassist Jovan and energetsinger Simona presenting the DelaDap songs in a live-remix-sound.