The Rapino Brothers

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The Rapino Brothers are record producers Charlie Mallozzi and Marco Sabiu known for their work during the 1990s with artists like Kylie Minogue, Dannii Minogue, Paola e Chiara, Valerio Scanu, Lydia Canaan, and Primal Scream.[1]


Italian-born[where?][when?] Charlie Rapino began his career in the music industry in the early 1980s as a lawyer, a path that eventually led to production work for various record companies.[2] In 1987 he started producing house music in Italy with his brother Marco under the name The Rapino Brothers.[2] It was, however, a song that featured Charlie as MC rather than behind the production desk - Tingo Tango - was to prove a turning point in their career, earning extensive UK radio airplay and a recommendation from Culture Club's Jon Moss for the duo to further their burgeoning profile in London.[2] In 1988/89 The Rapino Brothers moved to the English capital to establish themselves as hit pop producers.[2]

By 1992 the duo had secured their first hit with Kym Mazelle's "Love Me The Right Way", when the song peaked at No.22 on the UK Top 40. This was followed in November 1992 by Take That's first top 5 hit "Could It Be Magic".

Charlie Rapino went on to become an A&R first at Sony Music International and then at Decca.


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