Raffaele Rizzi


Raffaele Rizzi is a brilliant example of the inexhaustible source of talents that the Partenopean capital continues to give to the world of electronic music for over twenty years. Despite his young age, Raffaele has an extended and varigated discography including releases on labels such as: Rino Cerrone’s Loose Records, Markantonio’s Analytictrail, Mauro Picotto’s Alchemy, Stefano Noferini’s Deeperfect, 2000 and One’s 100% Pure Records and Bitten, and Christian Smith’s Tronic and more.

Born and raised in Naples, he began studying piano at the early age of ten, firstly as self taught and then under the expert guidance of teachers from the Musical Studies Center of his city. Mostly thanks to his infinite passion for music and the open-minded culture, seduced by the idea of being able to create a sound by increasing or decreasing the pitch on a turntable. At the age of 15 he was seduced by electronic music and its repetitive although changing rhythms. Influenced by the music of Gabriel Ananda and Rino Cerrone, musicians like him that find inspiration for their tracks looking beyond the classical schemes, Raffaele is dedicated in developing its own musical identity within the techno trend, distinguished by dark, raw and thunderous sounds.

Quintessence of the contemporary electronic, techno music becomes for Raffaele the perfect tool with which to conquer freedom of expression spaces, unexpected perspective from which to observe and analyze his artistic present and future. Over the years his sound goes from a techno with peculiar but elegant minimalist touches to more acoustic sounds characterized by deviant bass vibrations and connections of synths.

Although still very young, considering the explosive succession of musical productions and the constant participation of the artist in the events, both in Italy and abroad, the contribution of Raffaele Rizzi to “Neapolitan Techno” is to be considered decisive. His sound, composed by a refined union of Berlin Techno with marked Dub clues, has already collected the grace of top caliber artists like Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Cristian Smith, Joseph Capriati and Richie Hawtin, creating him a respectfull spot among the names of the new age parthenopean techno.

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