Real name / Rafael
Moniker(s) / Funkafied, Mood Patterns, Rewindah, Bastard Blendz and Rafranga.
Psychedelic & Progressive, Tech-House, Electro, Dub, Roots, Funk, Indie, Chillout, Breakbeat, Jazz and Global Grooves... Rafadelic's been trippin deeply trough all sorts of music since he was young.
Allready in the mid 80’s deejaying, singing, writing lyrics and eventually bounced many directions: Jamming with the likes of
Hans Dulver (Paradiso Amsterdam), performing as ‘Treetop Unit’ (supporting De La Soul in Utrecht based Tivoli), released albums & 12 inches with King "back by dope demand" Bee' feat Rudeboy (Urban Dance Squad) and Kool Keith (Ultramagnetic MC’s) under the alter-ego 'Ragoo'. In the early 90s Rave, Madchester & Breakbeat became a fresh new passion and influence.
As he deejayed for seven years under the "Oogar" alias (Ragoo spelled backwards) with numorous other explorers (Buzz Fuzz, Dano, 100% Isis, Abraxas, Spider Willem) and became a voluntairy resident of the underground Leerdam-based club "The Jungle", so-called 'gabber' hit the spot in partyland a few years later. Within that shallow scene Rafadelic tried to keep the vibes deep & spiritual, with favourite recordlabels R&S, Harthouse, Planet Dog, Warp, Eye-Q, and Rising High. Besides that he got into early seventies jammusic and eventually Goa-Trance and Ambientmusic mid-90s. Markpoints were the many Mindseye Squadparties in the dutch Betuwe-region, Ben’s Forrest Parties, Reggae-Sundance pre-parties, The Artbag Tour with Headmix and Celtica & shows including live-drums by Double-D (Motel Kingz) on cultural events.
Up till now Raf's hosting “Funkafied” with Ronny Hammond, breathing the kaleidoscopic early 70’s funk-jazz-disco atmosphere combined with the new Breakfunk sound of now. Raf Spinned a six hour ethnogroove set in a nonstop crowded tent at Folkfestival Dranouter and was a guest dj at some of the best dutch Trance-events (Nexus, Zirk, Cosmic Combination, Orkz, 4X4, Empathy, Namasté Arc of Goa). He was organiser and resident of the "Spiral Sessions" meetings with dutch progressive deejays from all over The Netherlands and of HBR1-Radio.
On his blog http://rafadelic.wordpress.com/ you can find numerous compilations and mixes in different categories - also listenable on Mixcloud - Voted #47 best Cloudcasters 2010 and best cloudcaster #79 in 2011.
Rafadelic Sounds’s tracks