Raffaele del Zingaro, also known as RdZ, was born in Naples on the 24th of September of 1987.
In 1999, when he was 12, he was captured by “Italo-Dance” and his interest for CLUB music began.
At the age of 15 he created his first (amateur) CD, titled “Non è solo Techno” (“It’s not just Techno”).
His passion for the radio and an innate curiosity of listening to new tracks brought him added to the continuous use of the headphones making them an essential part of his life.
His music influence has been linked to the North European styles: starting with Hard Dance, Jump Style, Trance; then with Progressive House, Electro House, Tribal House, Tech House and everything that contained melodic sounds and could tell a story.
In 2005 he discovered a new style: “Lento Violento” [by Gigi D’Agostino]. In it he could recognise all the fundamental sounds and stories organised in a perfect melodic order to compose a song.
In 2007 and 2008 he was taught by Marco Corvino and Gaetano Savio, learning production and mixing techniques. From that moment he started to use Mixers, Cdjs, Turntables and MIDI keyboards.
In 2008 he participated to the National contest “Marte Live Italia” in the category of “dj”. After a selection of 46 participants (in Campania) he won the final regional exhibition in the Neapolitan club “Palapartenope”. Going on to win a dj set at the National final at “Alpheus” in Rome.
That was the beginning of his professional dj career, becoming resident dj in many Neapolitan clubs. He also played in many clubs abroad.
From February 2011 he has been leading a radio show programme called “Last Night a Dj Saved My Life” on the Cheyenne Radio Sound (Giorgio and Eugenio Bennato’s web radio), discussing the musical news of the week.
On the 8th of August of 2012, in Croatia, he was one of the djs of the first “Silent Party” ever held. He collaborated with Christian Marchi and Dj From Mars.
From the 1st of December 2012 he has been online at www.raffaeledelzingaro.com
From January 2014 to February 2015 go to the NUT ACCADEMY (accademy of electonic music and digital arts) taking one’s degree of “Producer of electronic music and live performer” and STEINBERG certification for cubase and live of Ableton programs.
He was artistic director for “Vagamondo Tour Operator” (www.vagamondo.it) and is currently the creator, coordinator, director and artistic director of the only music movement EDM present in Naples “4The Beat”
Here are the list of the clubs in which he played:
LMC (Vodnjan), Saint&Sinner (Umago), Beach Club Macumba(Novigrad),
SILENT PARTY (Grisignana, Balwan City),
Beach Club Macumba (Novigrad), Garage (Umag), Byblos(Poreč),
Villa Club ( Poreč ) .
Fish Bowl, Repubblic, Cameo Island, Sizzle, Rescue
Havana Club Madras, Le Caveaux, Il Solo, Oddly Shed, Play Off, Accademia
B-Club, Shine, Q-Club, Duel Beat, Neo Voga, Dejavù, Chez Moi, Platinum,
Terminal One, La Mela, Virgilio, Occhi Occhi Oh.
“Piazza del Sapere” (Vivi Unisa), B-Side
(Capo D’orlando-Gioiosa Marea-Messina)
Lo Sguazzo, La Pineta, Lido Zanza
(Baia Verde, Galipoli):
Samsara Beach, Zeus
(Marina di Camerota, Salerno):
Murazzi Student Zone
Raffaele del Zingaro-RdZ’s tracks