We could define Rafha Madrid the same way and with the same adjectives we all do describe many great dj’s from the best clubs around the world. However, there is something unique that sets Rafha apart: his beat. Rafha Madrid’s beat intertwines from different brushes of electronic music and house music, which makes his sets such an exuberant and energetic experience where the audience is unable to stop dancing. Rafha Madird started his Dj career by chance since he had never envisioned himself as a Dj in his youth. Nonetheless, he has always been a night owl, enthusiastic in a dance floor, and passionate of a sportive life. With such spirit, he found himself one night in a friend’s house playing around with a mixing table where he discovered what now is his greatest passion; music. Rafha has stated that “the best of being a Dj is being able to think and feel the music where then you can transform it into different sensations for the audience through the mixing table. What matters the most is to reach your audience’s hearts through music.”
Rafha started as a Dj in 2005 when he was only 22 years old in Chiko Malo, a colorful and small club in Barcelona now long gone. Chiko Malo was a spot to pay a visit in Barcelona’s nightlife back then. His sudden career as a Dj was hard initially due to the difficulty to break in into the scene, until he played a warm up session in Café Olé Ibiza Festival in 2012 in Razzmatazz club in Barcelona. From then on, he often played as a guest Dj in Café Olé in Space Ibiza, which is the most awarded club in the world, and the number one ranked this year in the English DJ Magazine.
With the great success of his sets in Ibiza’s clubs, came also the opportunity to become resident Dj in Café Olé Ibiza. From then on, Rafha was a permanent Dj playing prime time Saturday’s nights in Space Ibiza. Rafha has also played internationally in different clubs such as Pacha (Ibiza), Pacha (Barcelona), Discothèque (Barcelona), Queen (Paris), Fire (London), Beyond (London), Space Moscow and Discodome (Moscow), De Sade and The Farm (Milan), Kapital (Madrid), Oasis (Zaragoza), Space Ibiza Festival (Palma de Mallorca), Space (Menorca), Tvornica (Zagreb), Haoman 17 (Tel Aviv) or Stage Forty 8 (New York). In 2013 and in 2014 he played at Miami during the Winter Music Conference (WMC). In Central and South America it is common in large festivals such as the Café Olé Festival of Mexico City, where he played to 15,000 people audience, or the Arena Festival in Playa del Carmen (Mexico) or Hell & Heaven of Salvador de Bahia and Florianapolis, Brazil. In this country work very often in the best clubs in Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, where in 2014 played in the Sambodromo during carnival. In Mykonos (Greece) has also participated in the festival Xslior. Rafha has shared Dj’s line up with great Dj’s such as Carl Cox, 2manydjs, Dubfire, Roger Sanchez, Richie Hawtin, Fedde Le Grand, Sasha, Steve Lawler, Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Chus + Ceballos and Wally López. Rafha has become a regular Dj in Space’s opening and closing parties, which set the tone for the beginning and closing season in Ibiza.
As a producer, his work is a mirror effect of his sets on the dance floor; his inspiration comes from the classical tribal with addition of the sounds the audience demands, but completely moving away from the sound of commercial house. Rafha has edited songs with Stereo Productions such as “Tumba la Casa”, which has become one of the most danced songs in Latin American clubs. Anothers of Rafha’s productions, the songs Rumbo Ibiza or Take Control, has become great hits played by great Dj’s worldwide. Also, Rafha has worked together with the great producer Albert Neve for the “Café Olé Ibiza” CD mix.