At the beggining of the nineties, Rafa Peletey started to produce, arrange and record the work of other artists, eventually funding his own record label Island Pulse Records with his partner Steve Norman in 2002.
But wait a minute, what does a music producer do exactly? Well, here's what wikipedia says about it:
"A record producer or music producer or track producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many roles during the recording process.The roles of a producer vary. He or she may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements.
A producer may also:
The producer typically supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage. The producer may perform these roles himself, or help select the engineer, and provide suggestions to the engineer. The producer may also pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record companies' budget."
Created by Spandau Ballet's Steve Norman and Rafa Peletey and later joined by Bucks Fizz's Shelley Preston, Cloudfish delivered his own breed of Pop/Chill/Electronica influenced by the spirit of Ibiza. Their song "So High" was included in a bunch of compilations.
Additionaly to co-produce the band with Norman, Rafa contributed with composition, arrangements, keyboards, guitars and drum programmings.
Marga Bufí is one of the notorious singer-songwriter of Ibiza and throughout her carreer she has received numerous awards.
This album had an important echo in the Catalan market, receiving extensive radio airplay and coverage with "Sense Fronteras", a latin adaptation of "Smooth Operator" from Sade and "Soledat" a duet with Chris Juanico from the band
Ja T'ho Diré.
Rafa arranged the whole album and additionaly produced the two singles. He also recorded keyboards and drum programmings.
Manolo Diaz is a guitar legend of Ibiza. He moved to the island in the early seventies and thus experienced all of the hippy era. Elegant and sensitive, his guitar touch is full of spirit, like this instrumental album, wich include a first version of his chill-out hit Talamanca, included in dozens of compilations.
Rafa arranged/produced the whole album and co-wrote most of the songs. He also recorded the keyboards and drum programmings.
Jon Mitchell is another Ibiza legend. Talented singer-songwriter and leader of the rock band Los Malos, He is as well one of the founders of the world class Event Namaste, with which he has been touring the world. In this album he presents some of his soul-blues oriented work.
Rafa arranged and produced the whole album. He also recorded keyboards, additional guitars and drum programmings.
Co-produced with Steve Norman from Spandau Ballet, and distributed by Sony Music, the debut work of the italian band Quintessenza featured a string quartet plus pianist of fine classical players. An all-girls band, they delivered a mixture of pop and electronica on otherwise classicaly oriented songs. The project enjoyed ample TV and radio coverage in Italy.
Additionaly to co-produce the album,
Rafa contributed with composition and arrangements and played the keyboards and drum programmings.
The first solo album of Rafa Peletey was enterely produced, arranged, recorded and performed by himself, with exception of the contribution of saxophonist Uli Wolters on Como Un Puñado De Arena. The album included his famous song Luna Mentirosa.
Rafa has been producing music featuring on dozens of compilations under different aliases since the mid nineties.
BassoFondo, DotCom, La mecanica or Funkyjack are a few of the names adopted on his releases.
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“Rafa is a consumate professional...artist/songwriter/music producer and an enormous pleasure to work with.”
“I am one of the 2 partners of Ibiza Music Agency and the sole owner of Digital Grafic Ibiza, s.l. We have been working with Rafa for years. He is a great professional, extremely versatile, charming with the clients and totally dependable. I can recommend him highly.”