Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico before her family relocated to Texas when she was a teenager, Delia Beatriz has long straddled two distinct worlds. As a DJ, her selections burn the unmistakable swing of Latin club music into ironclad techno frameworks, and as a producer and composer, she drifts seamlessly from avant-garde and drone modes into experimental dance music without hesitation.
Beatriz has been performing and recording since 2009 while she was studying in Providence, Rhode Island, soaking up the city's fertile DIY noise scene, and taking extracurricular classes on synthesis. Later on, while living in Argentina, she attended workshops on circuit bending, and learned to make her own oscillators and effects pedals. Soon she was performing improvised live shows, eventually forming the band HDXD, and releasing an EP and LP in 2012.
Her next phase was triggered by a move to New York City, where Beatriz traded the synth rig for a USB, DJing regularly in the local dance scene and establishing the Debit moniker. Her debut album “Animus” was released in 2018 by Mexico City collective N.A.A.F.I., and wove pneumatic club sounds with melancholy ambience, receiving acclaim from FACT, Resident Advisor and Noisey. She swiftly followed it up with “Love Discipline”, a beatless opera of futuristic, cinematic and sinister soundworks.
While she was studying a graduate degree in Music Technology at NYU, Beatriz assembled her most defining statement to date, “System”. This EP solidified the duality of her unique approach, reconstructing tribal guarachero music using sounds snatched from industrial techno. “System”, which featured collaborations with Teklife's DJ Earl and tribal innovator Javier Estrada, was universally acclaimed, and placed prominently on year end lists at FACT, Pitchfork and Resident Advisor.
In 2022, Beatriz will release her next album “The Long Count”, an ambitious electro-acoustic tome that delves into the past to peer into the future. Using research she made into Mayan wind instruments, Beatriz developed digital instruments and harnessed machine learning to compose music that feels completely out of time. The album will be released on legendary British imprint Modern Love in February.