Raffaele Fontanella aka Rhalef, was born in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) on 05/06/1986.
His passion for music started at the age of 10, when he listened to his rst remixed dance Cds. With the time and thanks to a group of friends closer to House music, his musical in uences changed.
Later in his life his musical evolution led him to the world of electronic music and then to techno. The latter was the crucial moment in his musical career; at the age of 20 he was fascinated by this music and his environment.When he was 24 he started travelling to most European Capitals and fell in love with the different clubs he went to during his trips.
He soon realized that techno music was something really special to him which he never left, even when he was interested in Pop and Rock music. Music has always been part of his life, something he couldn‘t live without, at home, driving his car, while walking around the city, in bed, with his headphones on, and this is how he understood its sounds.
With the time and experience he acquired following the world of techno music he felt these were the sounds that were close to him, that’s when he decided to start his own music production.He was obsessed, in his free time he listened and bought all the latest tracks to make his own mixes which he played for his friends and family.
After spending many years following music in clubs and in his everyday life, he felt that it was time to start his own music production. That’s when he bought a producer equipment and created 2 tracks.
His rst EP “Never Too Late” was released in June 2014.When his dream came true, he was so enthusiastic that dedicated more time to music ( this time his own ). This is when started his career as producer which he continues today, producing new sounds.
His musical in uences: Rino Cerrone, Markantonio, Roberto Capuano, Luigi Madonna, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Christian Smith, Alex Di Stefano, Joseph Capriati and many others...