Hailing from Medellín and now based in Houston, Melissa Gomez aka Delady was selected for a scholarship to attend the Orbit DJ retreat in Ibiza last summer, where she spent six days and six nights honing her skills under the watchful eye of experts from all corners of the music industry.
Since 2014, DJ, producer and pianist Delady has been laying the foundations for a blueprint of moody, grooving basslines and bright rhythms and melodies, her sets spanning colourful house, techno and tech house.
Moving to Houston from Medellín in 2016, Delady has since played alongside artists like Doorly, Laidback Luke and Dash Berlin, as well as appearing on the lineup for festivals like Praia Urbana and Texas dance festival Freaky Deaky. Gomez also holds down residencies at Houston venues El Pueblito Patio and Stereo Live.
Her infectious energy and boundless enthusiasm has attracted the attention of Orbit’s own Doorly, who’s named her on the roster for his label Reptile Dysfunction; a home for leftfield electronic sounds and exciting new talent.
Delady is also among the ranks of Secret Location Collective, a Texas-based community of women committed to investing in the local underground music scene, and she has aspirations to release music on the likes of Defected, Relief and Suara.
A sharp thinker with a big smile and a tangible connection to the universe around her, Gomez considers herself a dreamer and a music lover of the highest order; the perfect artist to take the helm at legendary Ibiza institution Pikes; a coveted opportunity she seized with both hands at the end of her time at Orbit.