DJ, producer & music nerd based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Making 'em move since '91
"It's about a vibe, not a genre"
Elements of disco, boogie, funk, soul, jazz, house, dub, post punk, kraut rock, synth pop, hip hop, brasilian rhythms and beyond are all likely to find their way into my dj sets, combined in varying degrees depending on the gig. My crates are deep and my love for music knows no boundaries but I never forget that my primary job is to connect with and move (physically and emotionally) the crowd. Here's some mixes you might enjoy.
Recorded live on a Sunday afternoon at Melody in Los Angeles, this a three and a half hour voyage through soul, disco, afro, brazilian and boogie 45s perfect for cooling out any old Sunday.
Seven inches are more than enough for a good time! This mix is disco the way I like it: soulful, funky and just a bit weird in places. Again, all 45s on this one.
Deep & Dusted is a sporadic show I created for The Downlow Radio, now part NYC Downlow of Glastonbury fame. Over the years, the show aimed to explore "the spacier side of dance music".
Here's the guest mix I was honored to turn in for ShmeeJay's "Ain't No Big Thing" show, originating in the Pacific Northwest. This one's a slow builder.
Costa Rican disco don, Napolean, asked me to contribute a set to his Good Bumpin' series. Here's my contribution, Guest Mix #5, a mix of funky disco and boogie on 7 inch.
When Batiste Rhum asked for a beach-themed mix, I new it had to be all about the brazilian wax. This is my "Prainha Beach Mix", inspired by one of my favorite spots to spend a day in the sun.
"Ladies and gentleman, this is your captain speaking..."
I host a show on dublab brasil called Vôo Livre, which is the Portuguese term for hang gliding but literally translates as "free flight". The show is just that, a voyage over various sonic landscapes, free from genre constraints and commercial limitations that takes it's inspiration from The Loft and the Garage as much as it does 1970's free-form AM radio and 1980's Ibiza, with a heavy emphasis on lesser known Brazilian tracks. The show airs the last Friday of every month and is archived afterwords on Mixcloud.
"Love is the message. Music is the language."
Although I'm primarily a dj, over the years, I've released edits under the name Sine Qua Non and original music under a bunch of different names, most notably as part of 2 Block Radius. I've also done some remixes for labels like Bastard Jazz. My most recent project, alongside Jeremy Goddard and Donatinho, is Metaversal Synthphonic Orchestra. Our track, "Love All Around Me", is available on 7" vinyl from Uncut Records. Listen to the b-side Boogie Version below.
"Success, not fame"
Fame is fleeting and often the product of hype. Success comes from hard work and dedication, paying your dues, treating people right and putting in the time dedicated to your craft. Twenty-eight years after my first paid gig, thirty-three countries stamped in my passport, countless cities and dance floors later, I can only be appreciative of the success I've had devoting my life to the music. Nothing in this life is promised and I take nothing for granted. While the money and notoriety can be be tempting at times, in the words of Coke Escovedo, "I wouldn't change a thing".
"Record nerdery with the occasional baby pic"