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Edition #13
Rio de Janeiro, 2010


“DKANDLE weaves swirling multi-colored vibrant unearthly soundscapes, blending fuzzy and reverberating Shoegaze textures, mesmerizing Dream Pop meditations, sludgy Grungey tones and moody Post-punk strains, heightened with soul-stirring lyricism and pensive emotive vocalizations”



TAGS: DJ, interview, music, quick q&a, rock, underground

- What is your nickname and why?
My name is Edson, and when I was little, they called me Edinho at home. It kinda stuck.

- What do you do for a living?
I've been a professional DJ for 15 years. In 2000, I went back to school and am studying Social Communication at FACHA.

- How old were you when you lost your virginity?
Quite old. I was 22. I was extremely shy, and an older woman grabbed me at the club I used to go (Crepúsculo de Cubatão) and took me to her house.

- Have you ever been busted by the police?
Several times. But I never went to jail.

- Which bands do you like the most?
The Beatles, The Clash, Killing Joke, The Specials, The Beat, The Who, Blur, Booker T & The MG's, Ramones, Nirvana, Pixies... There are so many...

- Do you snore when you sleep?
A lot. I have a deviated septum and am well above my ideal weight. A bombastic combination.

- Have you ever met someone through the internet?
I had a girlfriend for a year and a half whom I met online. I like and use the internet to keep in touch with people who enjoy my work.

- What music have you been listening to lately?
I'm not radical. I like to listen to everything. Lately, I've been listening to a lot of electro and dub, but I always end up going back to rock, soul, reggae, and ska.

- Do you believe in reincarnation?
Yes, I do. I am sure I have karmic relationships with many people. That feeling of immediate empathy with certain people has a lot to do with it.

- What is the strangest rumor you have heard about yourself?
That I’m gay. Imagine me, fat and gay.

- What is your favorite drug?
Music. I don't say women because they are passion, love, and necessity.

- What are the most requested songs when you’re DJing?
People who don’t know me or my work always come and ask for nu-metal or 80s, but not the cool 80s. It's always the same old stuff...

Your opinion on:

Techno: I think it's cool, but I also think people should pay more attention to the music than to the drugs.

Chiques e Famosos: I've never bothered to flip through it. If there's one thing I hate, it's gossip.

Marijuana: I have nothing against it either. People who want to use it should be allowed to do so in peace. There are worse and much more harmful things out there.

Limp Bizkit: Not my thing. I only like "Nookie"!

The end of Audiogalaxy: A tragedy. But the virus can't be fought.

Rede Globo: I'm not like Brizola who considers it the Great Satan, but I think they should reduce their manipulative power.

Lula: He's not the savior of the nation, as many people are thinking.

- Is there life on Mars?
Depends on what you mean by life...

- Which politicians would you never vote for?
Garotinho and Maluf

- Liberty is...
Being able to choose what to do with your life and having the means to achieve those desires. If I were being cheeky, I’d say it's a statue at the entrance of New York Harbor.
Ha ha ha

Edinho is a resident DJ at Paradiso (Rio)

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