Since around the age of 10 music has had a strong influence in Abe "A-Beatz" Delgado's life. He took an instant liking to the old-school turntable and 8-track player his mother had just bought, and began mimicking the scratching and mixing he frequently heard on DJ Red Alert's show on New York's Kiss FM. This would eventually pave the way to his future endeavors in music.
While attending Marymount Manhattan College he began DJ'ing at the college radio station W.M.M.C., which broadcast to the local area and gained a small fanbase. This lead to being the go-to DJ for the M.M.C. parties, and also local house and loft parties in his neighborhood. From there he started spinning at various bars in the east and west village including Baraza, Orchard Bar, and Rivertown Lounge.
After about 7 years DJ'ing A-Beatz took the next step and began creating his own music. It was around this time he met his current music partner Yobalni "Hazi" Puello forming the production duo "Illyjackz" and started making soulful but rugged Hip-Hop & R-n-B beats. Hazi and A-Beatz creations were influenced by many genres. A-Beatz says "It's so important to be open-minded to all different types of music. When you create beats like we do, it really does come out in the music you make".
Together they’ve produced various released tracks including "Holla at the Kid" a song on independent Hip-Hop artist Rone's mix-tape. They also co-produced Universal Latino artist Krook Rock's song "All Night Long" and also provided 3 tracks for Krooks’ "Beats Mix-Tape". In late 2009 they produced the song "Monday Morning" on JISE (Arsonists) album Chronicles 2.
Revisiting his radio-host/DJ aspirations A-Beatz began 2008 with a bang by hosting, DJ'ing, producing, and editing "The Dig'em Show" on WWW.WTNRRADIO.COM (WeTakeNoRequests Radio) an internet radio station with a vast and growing international audience. The weekly music variety show not only broke the stations' record with 5 shows in the top 20 but posted the #1 and #2 most listened to shows in its debut season.
For the 2008 VH-1 Hip-Hop Honors he represented WTNRRADIO on the red carpet and interviewed many of Hip-Hop’s finest artists including EMPD’s Eric Sermon, MC Lyte, Kevin Liles, Whodini, and Fat Joe. Moreover, A-Beatz also conducted extensive and exclusive 1 on 1 interviews with legendary MC Freddie Foxxx (Bumpy Knuckles), Danny Castro (Lyricist Lounge), and critically acclaimed and world reknowned MC Talib Kweli.
In mid 2009, having already completed in depth interviews with dancer/choreographer Vergi Rodriguez, congressional candidate Kevin Powell, and with more on the way, A-Beatz and “The Dig’em Show” seem poised to raise many more eyebrows and continue to expand the awareness of the growing medium of internet radio.
A-Beatz also did voice-over work for the Summer 2010 movie "La Soga" starring Manny Perez & Paul Calderon. For 2010's Fashion Week in NYC he arranged and mixed the music for the LuLu Clothing Runway Exhibition by M. Henriquez. In 2011 While having a weekly residency at Odyssea Lounge in Williamsburg Brooklyn, WTNRRADIO launched Brooklyn Underground Live a comedy-variety TV program and A-Beatz served as DJ for 2 episodes.
2012 saw the busy DJ moving to the party haven of Miami, and is to DJ for the Winter Music Conference at Whitelaw Bar & Lounge in March, and also the NSCRA a racing competition now in its 4th year. He was resident DJ at Billy's Pub Too In North Miami for close to a year and began 2013 spinning at Bar Louie in Midtown Miami.
In 2013 A-BEATZ ventured into new entertainment, when on top of his regular DJ'ing he was hired by Miami's top Karaoke company Kara-O-King as a KJ/DJ. With this came weekly residencies at South Beach's Treetop Lounge and The Flat and Smokey Bones Bar & Grill in Fort Lauderdale.
Past Venues & Events DJ'ed
The Tunnel (NYC)
Rivertown Lounge (NYC)
Gallery Bar (NYC)
La Pomme (NYC)
The Eldridge (NYC)
Bar 13 (NYC)
The Monkey Bar (NYC)
Sutra Lounge (NYC)
Secret Garden (NYC)
Lulu Clothing (2010 Fashion Wk)
Orchard Bar (NYC)
Bar 87 (NYC)
Hotel Catalina (MIA)
The Library (WASH.DC)
The Whitelaw Bar & Lounge for WMC2012
Sushi Samba (MIA)
Moonchine Asian Bistro
Billy's Pub Too
Bar Louie (MIA)
The Flat (South Beach MIA)
Treetop Lounge (South Beach)
Smokey Bones Bar & Grill (Fort lauderdale)
Past Dig'em Show Guests:
El Da Sensei
Caridad De La Luz (aka La Bruja)
Billy Danze (M.O.P.)
Doc-Ish (Grammy winner)
Manny Perez (2x)