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MOON ROCKET

Moon Rocket (real name Raffa Scoccia), also known as Raffa Scoccia, Chimpa Z, Hammondology Band is an Italian Producer/DJ, Arranger, accomplished Piano and Hammond Organ player based in New York City. He started studying classical music at an early age and when he was sixteen he met the legendary and eminent Composer/Pianist Luis Bacalov (Academy Award winner for the Soundtrack of "The Postman" movie) with whom he continued to study classical piano and also started to study harmony and composition.

Moon Rocket collaborated on several productions and has worked with many illustrious artists, his wide discography includes two Albums and he has been involved in more than one hundred productions. He wrote music featuring such international singers as Michelle Weeks, Su Su Bobien, Dawn Tallmann, Ultra Nate', Carolyn Harding, Keith Fluitt, Bel Ami, Millio, Cato and his singles were released on many dance music labels all over the world, including Sony Music, Season Limited, Purple Music, Soulfuric, Code Red, Deep Sugar, Hed Kandi, BBE, Devotion, Jellybean Soul, Harlum Muziq, Salted Music, and they reached the top ten of the most prominent dance international charts.

In 2005 Moon Rocket was awarded in Rome at Capitoline Hill with one of the most prestigious Italian national Awards, "The Oscar for the Young", as Best Musician/Composer. He was also involved in important collaborations with international producers and DJs as: Dj/Producer Bobby D'Ambrosio, DJ Hector Romero from Def Mix, the producer and songwriter Shawn Lucas, the producer Jon Cutler from Distant Music Brooklyn, DJ Ruben Mancias from Devotion Records.

Among his most successful house tracks stand out the Hammond Organ tracks:
The Mood Moa Hammonized and the songs "Take It To The Top", "Honey Drip"

Moon Rocket has been also working as a producer and arranger for others projects outside of the realm of dance music.
In 2003 he composed arranged and produced his first pop/rock Album, "Out of Bounds" where he appears under the stage name of The Coach.

In 2007 he produced wrote, arranged and performed the Hammondology Band Album, a Jazz/Funk project dedicated to the Hammond organ and its unequalled sound. The band is formed by 6 elements: Hammond Organ, Drums, Guitars and Brass Section.

In 2013 he composed and arranged "Deep Space" song by Mario Biondi (prestigious italian jazz/funk singer ) that can be heard in Mario Biondi's album "Sun" co-produced by Jean Paul “Bluey” Maunick, leader of the UK band "Incognito"

in 2014 he composed recorded and performed in NYC an ep of music at Piano under his real name Raffaele Scoccia.
In 2015 he released is first pop album entirely produced, arranged and performed in New York City entitled “The Way Love Is” with the featuring of the singers Marlon Saunders, Keith Fluitt, Lisala Beatty, Berry Alenn, Desiree Renee the collaboration of the arranger Shawn V Lucas and the sound engineer David Sussman.

Moon Rocket has also proved to be a exceptionally gifted pianist and hammondist. As Hammond Player, Moon Rocket is also the leader and founder of the New York trio “Moon Rocket’s Hammond Groovin" that regularly plays at the legendary Groove Club in NYC, hosting musicians such as Dean James on Drums,Tristan Clark on Guitar, Kenny Lewis on Drums, Birck Birckhead on Sax, Mario Castro on Sax, Anthony Travis on Trumpet, Bel Ami at Vocals.
Moon Rocket is the founder of the New York based label “Moon Rocket Music” established in 2016 (taking over the old Ristretto Music label).
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Dum Dum
Moon Rocket Organ Rmx (6:46)
Inaky Garcia
Moon Rocket
2017-05-27 $2.99
Funky Fresh
(6:33)
Moon Rocket
2017-05-16 $2.99
33rd St. Funk
(7:07)
Moon Rocket
2017-05-13 $2.99
Live@Groove Club NYC
(4:32)
Moon Rocket
2017-05-13 $2.99
Fooled Once Feat. Keith Anthony Fluitt
Club Mix (6:45)
Re-Tide, Moon Rocket
2017-04-10
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$1.99
Gafara
Afro Main Mix (6:50)
Moon Rocket, MoBlack
2017-04-07
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$1.99
Gafara
Afro Beat Mix (6:50)
Moon Rocket, MoBlack
2017-04-07
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$1.99
Rhythms by the Sea
Instrumental Version (7:09)
Moon Rocket & Esteban Fernandez feat. Jasmine Clemente & Andy Shigekawa, Moon Rocket, Esteban Fernandez, Jasmine Clemente, Andy Shigekawa
2017-03-28 $1.99
Beautiful
Taste Of Honey & Moon Rocket Rmx (6:47)
Moon Rocket
Taste Of Honey
2017-03-23 $1.99
Beautiful
The Moon Mix (6:52)
Moon Rocket
2017-03-23 $1.99
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