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Edition #12
Rio de Janeiro, 2009


“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, basic questions, rock, underground, videos

What is your real name?
Raphael Alves Ribeiro

What do you do for a living?
Besides being a resident DJ at Grind-Rio, I also play keyboards in a Doom Metal band, have a solo project (that I can’t even start properly), and I am a web systems analyst. Quite eclectic.

Do you believe in flying saucers?
No, I think that's the biggest trip. =-)

Have you ever met someone through the Internet?
Thousands of people. I attend various meetups from internet channels, from the most suggestive ones like "Cuecas e Recheios" (Briefs and Fillings), through "Ursos do Brasil" (Brazilian Bears) and up to the party crowd from the "Riogoth" list. I have met some people from the internet, but usually in person, people are completely different from their "virtual" selves.

When was the last time you had sex? (don't lie!)
Yesterday. =-)

What is the sin you most enjoy committing? (hehe)
I don't believe in "sins" per se; I think it's an invention of the Catholic Church.

Have you ever been to a macumba center?
Yes, many times, both Umbanda and Candomblé. I think it's valid and very interesting, but I wouldn't be able to take it all seriously. It's very exhausting.

What is the gayest song you've ever danced to?
Hard to say, it depends on the point of view. I think "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell is very gay.

What is the best feeling in the world? And the worst?
The best is feeling recognized for something you've accomplished. The worst... Hmm, I think it's feeling rejected by someone you love very much.

Do you take a shower every day?
Of course! =-) ahahaha

What is your favorite drug?
Alcoholic beverages in general. I don't get any high from cigarettes, marijuana, or stronger stuff.

Your opinion on:

Rádio Cidade - It's a commercial radio station like any other. It sells a product that it claims to be rock. I've never heard things like Assemblage 23 and Front 242 on Rádio Cidade.

Madonna - I really like Madonna's work; she doesn't stick to styles, she isn't stereotyped. Each album, she will surprise me. Unlike Michael Jackson, who is always the same crap (that's why he's on the decline).

Darkwave - I think it's cool as an aesthetic. I don't take it as seriously as some people do. And as DJ Edinho says, "There's nothing more poser than those goths."

Roberto Marinho - I have no reason to speak ill of him; he gave me a job (I worked at Globo). =-)

Islam - I don’t give a shit. =-)

Bush - I don’t give a shit... eheheh =-)

Coca-Cola - I'm addicted to Coca-Cola Light. Damn! I drink it every day! =-)))) Well, I also worked at Coca-Cola. It’s a great company where the employees really commit to it!

Aloca Nightclub - I'm a bit biased, but I LOVE aLoca, especially Grind. =-) André Pomba really nailed the recipe. I've even flown to SP just to play at Grind, on a whim. Like, taking a plane on Sunday at 4 PM to play at aLoca at 7 PM and flying back at 10 PM. =-)

Soccer - I used to enjoy soccer more; nowadays, I don't have the patience to go out and watch the games – not even the Brazilian national team’s games.

What is the origin of the Moon?
I don’t know! =-))) ehehe I wasn't there to see it!

Will the atomic bomb be used again?
I wouldn't be surprised... =-) It's quite likely that one of those countries near the Middle East will mess things up soon.

Do you pray before going to sleep?
Eheheh No... many times I get home and pass out... Especially on Saturdays. =-)

Have you ever danced to a set
by DJ Great Guy?
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