RAPHAELMELLO [ EGG LONDON / So Up Musik / Waves&Woods ] UK-ESRaphael 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 2000. 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. This confirmed what everyone already knew...Raphael Mello had well and truly conquered a place in the Brazilian electronic scene.....His music style is a mix of Deep House and 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 big events such as Islandance Festival, South Orbit Festival, Universo Paralello Festival, Trancendence Festival, Soulvision Festival, 303art Festival, Deputamadre Club, Dhangai, WARUNG Beach Club to name a few. He has also played in countries such as Uruguay, Portugal, Spain, England, Germany and others, including, Existence Dance Festival (ES), Happy Festival (ES), BOOM Festival (PT), PRIVILEGE (Ibiza), The Zoo Project Ibiza, Cafe Del Mar Ibiza, SushiPoint Ibiza, Atzaro Ibiza, Ibiza Sonica Radio, Lolla, EGG London, Razmatazz, The loft, Moog, Macarena, Club 15, Moog, Skala, Apollo, Europa Lisbon, Morph GER, Studio R Berlin, Suicide Circus Berlin GER, Golden Gate Berlin, Katerholzig Berlin, and many others.Rapha has had the pleasure of sharing the DJ Booth with names like: Chris Liebing, Extrawelt, Jamie Jones, Kaiserdisco, Lee Curtiss, Marco Carola, Minilogue, Oliver Klein, Riva Starr, Sebastian Leger, Sasha, and manyo t h e r s .....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 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.Raphael Mello finally moved to London, United Kingdom...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 squat 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 at Sun Sea Bar ( Cafe Del Mar cia ) with an ambient showcase selection located in the beautiful sunset strip of St Antonio...well known for it’s old acid- house roots. He also began a new resident at the famous party "The Zoo Project".Ajob well done and another Ibiza summer season over, he went back to Brazil for a 2010/11 South America tour, where he played with the same enthusiasm as always. He was surprised to discover ever more places where he could expand his skills, both by his mixes and theme selection, 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 7 years in Europe. He's sponsored by a Portuguese brand called Waves & Woods which gives his stylish and support with clothes style. For the past year and a half he's been playing a regular monthly set at ‘HEROES’ which is held at one of the best clubs in London: EGG Nightclub, Kings Cross.He continues to play at clubs around London and abroad he travels back and forth from Brazil playing recently at the NYE Universo Paralello 11/12 Festival. He has also been named as an ‘Official EGG Nightclub London resident DJ of 2012’, and Berlin has became one of his favourites places to Djing.Co-owner and co-founder of So Up Musik, "http://www.facebook.com/So.Up.Musik?ref=ts" t " its a party that with the support of famous groups in London, So Up Musik has grown into an established party and has been cultivating and nurturing a hard-core mass of devoted followers since early 2010.Raphael Mello is a talented artist, a versatile DJ and Producer that can read his audience and give them what they want and need. Whether it be at a super-club, or a big festival, he is guaranteed to create an amazing atmosphere, and 2013 looks to be his most exciting year, he has Ibiza summer 2013 coming up where he is resident at the famous SushiPoint (Marina Botafoch) every tuesdays, thursdays, fridays and sundays, at Atzaro on saturdays and always with gigs around the island and his South America tour in Nov-Dec 13.