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About Rafa Ristallo

Italian DJ, Ibiza seasonal, London based and passionate about dance music and events, with more than 15 years of international experience!
Kingston upon Thames
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With nearly 15 years of DJ experience, I've spun tracks across the globe, from Ibiza to Miami, Rome to London, Phuket to Bahrain. Graduating from an Italian DJ academy in 2007, I've performed at various venues, including intimate bars and corporate events, where I cherish connecting music with the crowd. Proudly Italian, I'm based in South West London, ready to travel for events. Reliability and professionalism define my approach. As a self-taught producer, my tracks feature on respected labels and enjoy support from industry giants. My sets span house music and its sub-genres including Afro rhythms, Nu Disco, remixed version of great R&B acapellas, groovy Latin house, and electronic dance music to cater to diverse audiences. In every performance, I aim to create magical moments where music fosters connection and celebration. With passion as my compass, I invite you to join me on a sonic journey. Also, I particularly love performing in intimate bars and small venues for their unique vibes and connection between the crowd and the music.

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Rafa Ristallo's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Han P
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Rafa was super professional and initiated to meet before the event to go through our taste of music. He also helped source a microphone and turned up early to make sure smooth running of the event. He liaised with the event manager directly. We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ for our event and would definitely recommend Rafa.

Reply from Rafa Ristallo
9 months ago

Han thank you very much for your review! It was such a lovely event with brilliant crowd and positive energy, and I was glad to be part of it. All the best for you guys 🙌

Becca H
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Rafa set up so quickly and communicated really thoroughly so I felt reassured he had everything all in hand, when he arrived he made everything easy and straight forward for us. He was flexible with us and helped coordinate at the end for the swap over to our own playlist. The music choice was spot on – really well suited to the environment and I could see he was adjusting through out the event as the mood changed. The members really enjoyed themselves and I will be recommending you to anyone looking and keep your details for any future events. Thank you Rafa!

Reply from Rafa Ristallo
9 months ago

Dear Becca, it was such a great event organised by you and your team, and it was my pleasure to be part of it. I enjoyed it. Thank you for the hospitality and for booking me! Take care

Mel G
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Rafa went above and beyond for my event, not only curating a bespoke playlist, but he over communicated with me on planning, so I was so reassured it was in the best hands. Very friendly and really good skillz. Can't recommend Rafa highly enough 11/10

Reply from Rafa Ristallo
10 months ago

Hi Mel, thank you very much for your kind words, absolutely appreciated. I'm very glad you were happy with the event and everything went well. All the very best

From other customers:

Kyle F
3 months ago, for a Birthday party in Twickenham TW2
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5 out of 5

We had Rafa playing for our private event and it was a great success! He is very professional and played a nice selection of classics, ideal for different moments of the night. More importantly, we had tremendous energy for the dancefloor! Recommended

Alex M
5 months ago, for a Birthday party in 41 Hill Brow Rd
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5 out of 5

I've booked Rafa for my event in Liss at the Village Hall and he put together a brilliant production with powerful speakers and plenty of lights effects. He performed an excellent set and we were very pleased, highly recommended.

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Rafa Ristallo's Song list

Please see lists below based on events:
"At the River" by Groove Armada
"Finally" by Kings of Tomorrow
"Closer" by Neiked & Felix Jaehn
"American Boy" by Estelle feat. Kanye West
"This Girl" by Kungs vs Cookin' on 3 Burners
"My Love" by Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne
"Changes" by Faul & Wad Ad vs. Pnau
"Rise Up" by Yves LaRock
"Another Chance" by Roger Sanchez
"Don't Call Me Baby" by Madison Avenue
"Music Sounds Better With You" by Stardust
"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" by Modjo
"Dreamer" by Livin' Joy
"Sing It Back" by Moloko
"One More Time" by Daft Punk
"Get Lucky" by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
"Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" by Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
"You Don't Know Me" by Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden
"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake
"This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan
"I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
"Treasure" by Bruno Mars
"Get Down Tonight" by KC and the Sunshine Band
"September" by Earth, Wind & Fire
"I Feel for You" by Chaka Khan
"Le Freak" by Chic
"Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry
"Superstition" by Stevie Wonder
"Pick Up the Pieces" by Average White Band
"Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams
"Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
"Celebration" by Kool & The Gang
"I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
"I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor
"Get the Party Started" by P!nk
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake
"Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon
"September" by Earth, Wind & Fire
"Dancing Queen" by ABBA
"You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC
"Roar" by Katy Perry
"Walking on a Dream" by Empire of the Sun
"Firework" by Katy Perry
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham!
"Higher Love" by Kygo & Whitney Houston
"Best Day of My Life" by American Authors
"You Make My Dreams" by Daryl Hall & John Oates
"Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton
"Happy Together" by The Turtles
"Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran
"Just Dance" by Lady Gaga ft. Colby O'Donis
"Viva La Vida" by Coldplay
"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
"I Feel Good" by James Brown
"Walking on the Moon" by The Police
"This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole
"Love Train" by The O'Jays
"Latch" by Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
"I Feel It Coming" by The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
"One Kiss" by Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa
"Head & Heart" by Joel Corry feat. MNEK
"Roses" (Imanbek Remix) by SAINt JHN
"Piece of Your Heart" by Meduza feat. Goodboys
"Promises" by Calvin Harris, Sam Smith
"The Business" by Tiësto
"Rather Be" by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
"Pjanoo" by Eric Prydz
"Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa
"Happier" by Marshmello feat. Bastille
"Sun Is Shining" by Axwell Λ Ingrosso
"Turn Me On" by Riton x Oliver Heldens feat. Vula
"Titanium" by David Guetta feat. Sia
"Wake Me Up" by Avicii
"Show Me Love" by Robin S.
"Another Chance" by Roger Sanchez
"Changes" by Faul & Wad Ad vs. Pnau
"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" by Modjo
"Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" by Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
"Get Lucky" by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
"This Is What You Came For" by Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna
"We Found Love" by Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
"Levels" by Avicii
"In My Arms" by Mylo
"Music Sounds Better With You" by Stardust
"Feel So Close" by Calvin Harris
"Dancing in My Head" by Eric Turner vs. Avicii
"Call On Me" by Eric Prydz
"I Got U" by Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones
"Latch" (Acoustic) by Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
"Easy Love" by Sigala
"Losing It" by Fisher
"Happiness" by Alexis Jordan (Wideboys Club Mix)
"Love Me Again" by John Newman
"Body" by Loud Luxury feat. Brando
"Something About You" by Hayden James
"Giant" by Calvin Harris, Rag'n'Bone Man
"Don't Be So Hard on Yourself" by Jess Glynne
"Spectrum" by Zedd feat. Matthew Koma
"Good Times" by Ella Eyre
"Feel the Love" by Rudimental feat. John Newman
"Rather Be" (The Magician Remix) by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
"Waves" (Robin Schulz Remix) by Mr. Probz
"Sweet Lovin'" by Sigala feat. Bryn Christopher
"I'm Not Alone" by Calvin Harris
"Body Funk" by Purple Disco Machine
"OK" by Robin Schulz feat. James Blunt
"Symphony" by Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson
"Just Got Paid" by Sigala, Ella Eyre, Meghan Trainor feat. French Montana
"Waiting All Night" by Rudimental feat. Ella Eyre
"Feel So Close" by Calvin Harris
"I Wanna Feel" by Secondcity
"More Than Friends" by James Hype feat. Kelli-Leigh
"Jack" by Breach
"Animals" by Martin Garrix
"Million Voices" by Otto Knows
"Lean On" by Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ
"You Know You Like It" by DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge
"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
"Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston
"Dancing Queen" by ABBA
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake
"I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
"Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
"September" by Earth, Wind & Fire
"Dance Monkey" by Tones and I
"Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond
"Footloose" by Kenny Loggins
"Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi
"Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift
"Celebration" by Kool & The Gang
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
"Hey Ya!" by OutKast
"I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor
"Dynamite" by Taio Cruz
"Twist and Shout" by The Beatles
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams
"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
"Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z
"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
"Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" by The Jacksons
"Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
"Raise Your Glass" by P!nk
"Love Shack" by The B-52's
"All Night Long (All Night)" by Lionel Richie
"Get Lucky" by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
"I Want You Back" by Jackson 5
"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley
"Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
"Marry Me" by Train
"At Last" by Etta James
"A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri
"All of Me" by John Legend
"Perfect" by Ed Sheeran
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith
"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
"You Are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne
"Amazed" by Lonestar
"Stand by Me" by Ben E. King
"I Say a Little Prayer" by Aretha Franklin
"Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" by James Taylor
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" by Stevie Wonder
"Make You Feel My Love" by Adele
"Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen
"The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra
"Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones
"Stand by Your Man" by Tammy Wynette
"You're Still the One" by Shania Twain
"Everything" by Michael Bublé
"Better Together" by Jack Johnson
"I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher
"I'll Be There" by Jackson 5
"What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli
"Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra

Rafa Ristallo's Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£156.25
Up to 1 hour£293.75
Up to 2 hours£343.75
Up to 3 hours£437.50
Digital Event
This is for any digital event lasting up to 1h and not requiring travel. Zoom or GoogleMeets set up are welcome. The audio will be transferred directly from the decks enduring an high quality standard.
Drinks reception
Drinks reception sorted, including PA and Decks, for a total of 3 hours.
Club Nights
Performance up to 4 hours for small clubs, ticketed venues, bar and restaurants. No PA nor decks included, as the venue has to provide its own set up.
Hotel, Restaurant and Lounge Bar Mix
Enjoy my refined selection of ambient, deep house, jazz house, funky and soulful house, with elegant versions of big classics such as Jamiroquai, Thievery Corporation, Nightmares on Wax, St. Germain, Blue Six, Koop, Brand New Heavies and so on. Performance up to 4 hours.
Small Corporate Events
This includes corporate events with a limited amount of expected guests. Including: - Small PA of 500watt suitable for a 50 people venue - Decks - Basic lights effect - 4 hours set This is ideal for office parties, staff events, shops and casual gathering willing to have background or energy music!
Large Corporate Events
This is ideal for large and long corporate events, where music is needed for more up to 6 hours. A small PA, lights and decks can be provided, and for large rooms an additional set of speaker could be needed.


Microphone Rental
Skype Consultation and up to 10 songs of your choice
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Crafting seamless musical transitions for diverse event moods while maintaining crowd engagement and energy. Skilful mix flow, unique remixes, and unexpected boosts electrify the dance floor.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Sankeys, Es Paradis, Bora Bora Ibiza, KM5 – Ibiza (ESP) Ministry Of Sound, EGG – London (UK) Do Not Sit On The Furniture - Miami (USA) Cocoon Club Phuket - Phuket (Thailand) Blaq Velvet – Manama (Bahrain) Dolcevita, Africana, Carrubo, Amen Festival, Disorder Festival – Salerno (ITA) Rashomon – Roma (ITA) Barezzi Festival – Parma (ITA)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Swedish House Mafia Eric Prydz Joris Voorn Avicii Dixon &Me Maceo Plex Sasha Louie Vega Erick Morillo David Guetta Fatboy Slim Tale Of Us Adam Port Kölsch Groove Armada Black Coffee Eminem 50 Cent Snoop Dog Michael Jackson Kelis Mariah Carey Freddy Mercury Jennifer Lopez Empire of the Sun Yann Tiersen Ludovico Einaudi Hans Zimmer

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Sankeys Ibiza (ES) Barezzi Festival (Parma- IT)

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

NOT A PROBLEM! If timings change slightly I'll be happy to stretch my set a bit more! An hourly charge will apply only after 15 minutes extra.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, this is possible at no extra cost

How much time do you need to set up?

Normally from 30 minutes to one hour.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Sure you can!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring a mixer and controller, sound system is never included unless agreed otherwise.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

We can discuss playlists, genres and potential tracks to be included in the set for the night.
Disco, Light music, Experimental, Easy listening, Funk, Ambient pop, Soul, Afrobeat, World music, Italian music
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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