Born in South America coming to England at an early age of 5, Fidel Rosales aka ‘Funkiipapa’ grew up in South London influenced by the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson amongst many other great artists.

Fidel started in the music industry as engineer/programmer back in the day alongside legendary hitmaker DJ Sticky of Boo (Ms Dynamite Fame) working in a small studio owned by internationally acclaimed reggae star Maxi Priest and has worked with the likes of Mis-Teeq, Nate James, Naila Boss, RnB Singer J-Sol, and most recently up and coming artist Thomas Teago to name just a few.

He is a self taught musician who plays guitar, bass and keyboards and has traveled Europe playing in live bands before going into full time production and remixing the likes of Mis-Teeq, Busta Rhymes, Ne-yo, Wiley ft. Emeli Sande, Big Narstie and more.