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* So Up Musik Management UK
* Schwarzweiss Musik GER
Raphael Mello has been absorbing music since he started to play the drums at the age of 12, through to the moment when he was confronted with a pair of decks, and continuing to the day when he started his career as a professional DJ in the year 2002. In 2003 Raphael moved to Curitiba (South Brazil) where he continued to increase his skills until he won the Disturbs Award, as South Revelation DJ, in 2004. Raphael Mello had well and truly conquered a place in the Brazilian electronic scene. His music style is a mix of Deep /House /Tech, a sound that is always defined by a strong groove presence, and a fat bass line. He effectively demonstrates his skill and ability as a versatile DJ by creating different moods on the dance floor trough his mixes.
He has played in countries such as Spain, England, Germany, Portugal, Brazil, Uruguay, Hungary, Argentina, U.S.A, and others including Existence Dance Festival (ES), BOOM Festival (PT), PRIVILEGE (Ibiza), Underground Ibiza, The Zoo Project Ibiza, Cafe Del Mar Ibiza, Deputamadre, D-edge, Vibe, Love-E, Club A, Ibiza Global Radio, Lolla, EGG London (D.J Resident at EGG London for 2 years), Razmatazz (Bcn), The loft (Bcn), Moog (Bcn), Macarena (Bcn), Club 15(Bcn), Skala, Apollo, Europa Lisbon, Morph GER, Studio R Berlin, Suicide Circus Berlin GER, Katerholzig ( Berlin), Watergate ( Berlin ) Goldengate ( Berlin ), and many others festivals such as Islandance Festival, South Orbit Festival, Universo Paralello Festival, Soulclipse Festival, Soulvision Festival, 303art Festival and others.
In 2006, he was given the opportunity to play abroad. Rapha traveled first to Portugal, where he played for a couple of months in Lisbon at clubs and after parties then moved on to Barcelona. During 1 year in Barcelona he became a resident DJ at Mochima Club, and also played as a special guest at Seda, Lolla, Razmatazz, The loft, Macarena, Club 15, Moog and more, always reinventing himself and evolving his style along the way with a fusion of international sounds and beats from the underground. Barcelona had been conquered, and the opening of
the 2007 summer season at Ibiza was calling, where he had a successful season playing in many parties around the island. After the season in Ibiza, Raphael Mello finally moved to London. He enjoyed his first months in the UK by once again reinventing himself and playing at several parties and seasonal festivals. He particularly enjoyed being a special guest in some of the legendary parties on the underground London scene, during his first stay in London he took his firsts steps in making his own music by producing and programming sequenced electronic music...a whole new wave of creativity that has flowed ever since.
In 2008 he returned to Ibiza and started the summer season with his usual residency with a showcase selection well known for it’s old acid-house roots. He also began a new Sunday’s residency at the famous party "The Zoo Project". A job well done and another Ibiza summer season over, he went back to his base London where he kept working on his projects and playing around Europe along side known artists, in 2011 he went to Brazil for one of his best tours since he left the country, he realized the respect and admiration that he had achieved after this years away, he played with the same enthusiasm as always and he was surprised to discover ever more places where he could expand his skills and all this wrapped up with a special contagious feeling that registered with his crowds wherever he played.
Raphael has become a very popular DJ during his 8 years in Europe. He's sponsored by a Portuguese brand called Waves & Woods, which gives his stylish. For the past 2 years he played a regular monthly set at ‘HEROES’, which is held at one of the best clubs in Europe “EGG London”, also Germany has become one of his favorites places to perform. Co-owner and co-founder of So Up Musik, its a party that brings the concept of not only music but together they bring art exhibitions, live performances and great music with the support of famous London groups So Up Musik has grown into an established party with the concept of music and art together, bringing the best of the electronic music and live performances with artists painting the walls, decorating the venue, and always putting together music and art, they’ve been cultivating and nurturing a hard-core mass of devoted followers since early 2010.
Raphael has released few EP's and tracks in collabs with some labels, the last years he is been keeping his work for coming in a very different level of production, studying Sound Engineer and Music Production in London he is focused to achieve the next step on his career, extremely focused on his new project with Maximilian Hertz from Germany, this guys are definitely names to be followed next years and 2014/15 looks to be his most exciting years.