LABELS: OFF RECORDINGS / ROUSH / NERVOUS / MATERIAL / SANITY
With music in his blood and rhythm in his soul, Raffaele Calza, aka Raffa FL, has a lot to provide for purveyors of fine electronic music. After spending his youth learning to understand and perform music, a natural progression to DJ’ing came at the tender age of just 14.
In the past few Years Raffa has released on Label like Toolroom Records, Lost Records, Roush, Definition:Music, OFF Recordings, Material which has helped him to get his name all around the Worldwide House Music Scene. Raffa’s tracks have been played all over the world, from Mexico’s BPM festival and to the Rebel Rave in Peru and Sankeys Ibiza and they have gained support from many different and well respected DJ’s, including Droog, Russ Yallop, Sidney Charles, Matthias Tanzmann, Hector Couto, Cuartero and many more.
As well as his tracks, Raffa the man himself has also been touring the globe like Uk, Russia, BPM Mexico, WMC Miami, Denmark, Spain, as well as
regularly playing gigs in various, well respected clubs in Italy. As well as all of his performances, Raffa FL also has more production releases planned for this year on label such as LEFTWING & KODY’s Lost Records, Hector Couto’s Roush, Cuartero’s Sanity Records, Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records just to name a few.
All of this shows that Raffa FL is the man for continually pushing to produce and perform quality house music, designed for lovers of the sound.
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hello guys! All good thanks! Actually am working on a collaboration Ep Today, with Mihalis Safras. After that i ll be preparing my Music for my weekend’s Gig in Florence.
Does your Pseudonym “Raffa FL” have a deeper meaning?
Nothing that deep honestly.. Few friend just gave have me this when in was used to live in Miami back in 2004. it has something to do with Florida.
Please tell us a bit about your latest and upcoming releases!
Well, recently i had an Ep out on LEFTWING & KODY’s Lost Record which has been doing come demage in the beatport Charts. Another one was released on Definition:Music in collab with my friends Di Chiara Brothers.
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
The Definition Music Ep has been giving to me such a good results in terms of Gigs and Djs support, but maybe teh one Who gave me more attention has been The Ep on Hector Couto’s Label Roush, back in February 2013.
How would you describe your sound?
Am a „House head“ , all The way. If i would have to describe it i can Say, Energyc, catchy, and groovy.
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience around the globe. What is your favourite city or country and why?
I’ve been touring quite a lot in the last 2-3 years, i had some of the greatest experience of my career. My favourite City is definitely Manchester, The crowd is out of the world, and I have so much fun every time I play there.
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
The funniest things always happens in Russia. I ve been having some of the greatest experience Playing in Moscow or St. Petersburg but Sometimes Russian are the craziest people in The world. 2 years ago, i was playing in Vladimir, a city 200 Km from Moscow. After my set the taxi driver to ok my to the airport, well „he tried to“. He wasn’t speaking English at all and i had such a funny journey to try to let him know where i had to go. It took more than 3 hours to get there, with me trying to communicate with my iPhone exotic on ahah.
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
1 – Raffa FL – The Hoochie (Out in June in Saf Series) Bootleg / Vinyl Only editon
2 – Truth be Told – Sonnen (Out in The summer on Avotre)
3 – Raffa FL & Di Chiara Brothers – All About That bass (Definition:Music)
4 – wAFF – Fat gash (Hot Creation)
5 – Emanuele Satie – bossin (Avotre)
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Frag Maddin – Forward
Emanuel Satie – Bossin Up
FreakMe – Comfiness (Cuartero Remix)
Luca Bear & Giorgia Angiuli – Keep It Magic
Devys Savoia – Hidden Happines (Anek Remix)
Santé – We Came To Jack
Raffa FL – Riddim (System2 Remix)
Cristoph – Reachin
Raffa FL – The Hoochie (PROMO, VINYL ONLY)
Truth Be Told – Sonnen
Dale Howard – Intervention