Raffaele Fogliamanzillo, aka Ed Mud, was born in Naples on April 8, 1991. He approaches to music at a very young age playing for various bands, such as “Kafka sui Pattini”, emergent in the Neapolitan music reality. At the same time he gets into the Giuseppe Martucci Conservatory of Salerno, where he finishes his studies in jazz guitar. After these experiences, inspired by the sound of the beat maker Lorenzo Dirton and influenced by artists such as Yuk, MNDSGN and Swarvy, he starts his own personal research in the electro music environment. His first EP, Reverse, dates back in 2017 and it’s based on intimate atmospheres of ambient nature, obtained with tape, reverberation and noises produced by common use objects which transform Ed Mud music in a “little village within the home”. Determined to work at a more introspective sound, he returns in his studio. His second EP, Izumi, coming on March 5, 2018, reflects the musician’s desire to approach his idea of spiritual research, linked with the concept of oasis as a refuge and abstraction from any kind of external pollution. At his purpose, he combines jazz and funky sounds, typical of the American music tradition and the Japanese culture, towards which he feels deeply connected.