From his childhood in São Paulo, Brazil, up to living in Berlin, Rafael Nicolau’s life was always embraced by the magic of music. His musical roots started growing under the influence of classic and progressive rock bands, such as Deep Purple, Rush, Supertramp, Pink Floyd, and Queen. By the age of 14, Rafael began playing the drums, opening new horizons for his musical development.
He formed the Electric Age Band, which gave him the opportunity to play in Monsters of Rock festival with 30,000 people attending, alongside giants such as Whitesnake and Aerosmith. In parallel to the band, Rafael also worked in the publicity studio Audio Boutique, where he assisted on the recording and mixing of several TV, radio, and YouTube ads, granting him experience in sound design as well.
In 2017, Rafael earned his diploma in Music Production from Anhembi Morumbi University in São Paulo, expanding his interest in new styles such as electronic music. Later on, Rafael moved to Berlin where he earned his diploma in Audio Engineering and his bachelor’s in Audio Production. This endeavor deepened his interest in mixing and mastering, culminating in him becoming the co-owner and co-founder of OLOKO Studios.