Scocco formed the pop group Ratata in 1980 along with a number of classmates while he was still in school. They were Heinz Liljedahl, Anders Skog and Johan Kling. The first single was "För varje dag" ("For each day") in 1981 was followed by a second single "Ögon av is". Both appeared in their self-titled 1982 debut album Ratata. Immediately after release of Jackie, their second album, including the title track as single. When Kling left in 1982, bass player and keyboardist Johan Ekelund joined in. Ratata disbanded in 1983 after just three years of activity.
Members (band, 1980-1983)
Johan Kling (1980-1982)
Johan Ekelund (1982-1983) replacing Kling,
Duo (1983-1990, 2002):
But Scocco continued to use the name as a duo when he was joined by Johan Ekelund. For studio and live gigs, the duo relied on musicians to aid in the shows. The duo Mauro Scocco and Johan Ekelund continued to have a string of hits until 1989. The duo had a brief comeback in 2002 with the single "Honung" on occasion of release of their compilation album Kollektion.
Mauro Scocco (born 11 September 1962 in Stockholm) is a pop singer-songwriter, musician that played guitar, bass, piano and keyboards.
Johan Ekelund, full name Johan Magnus Axel Ekelund, born in 16 April 1960 in Stockholm was a music producer, a musician who played bass and keyboards. He was in various music formations in Täby in the 1970s and the early 1980s, before joining Dave and The Mistakes, a trio started by Dave Nerge and Tove Naess. In 1980 the band released a self-titled mini-album plus the single "Give It To Me Baby / Ordinary Girl". Ekelund started playing briefly in the band formation Ratata starting 1982, before becoming officially a duo with Mauro Scocco, again as Ratata.
Ekelund also continued cooperating with various acts such as in The Torpedoes, Anis & Oakland, Stina Nordenstam (in "Memories of a Color" in 1991) and with Anne Linnet on "Tal Til Mig" (1993) amongst others. Besides being a musician, he is also sought-after successful record producer. e remixed "Let It Shine" by Agnetha Fältskog and co-wrote "Himlen runt hörnet" with Scocco for Lisa Nilsson.