Celebrating their sixth birthday this month, this is D-Edge's fourth appearance in our Top 100 Clubs poll. And clearly the club is something special to rank above Sao Paolo's rainforest playground of Sirena.
Casey Spooner, from electroclash icons Fischerspooner, is a huge fan of the place, claiming: "A light show you won't seen anywhere else, unbelievable sound and hot Brazilian girls and boys that are always ready to party - that's what D-Edge is all about."
Ah yes, the light show. The simple black box room is decorated floor to ceiling with grids of neon striplights that change colour. When it's red, yellow, green or purple it looks amazing. But blue is mind-blowing - which is probably why the lighting guy, Johnson, saves it only for the best tunes or for those moments when the crowd are going particularly nuts.
Stunning oversized volume level meters on the wall further lock the crowd into the music.
"It's connected directly to the soundsystem," explains Marc Romboy. "And the sound is exactly how it has to be, staying clear and crunchy and bass kickin'. That's how tech-house can reach the feelings of the crowd."
As well as tech-house DJs, D-Edge attracts top talent across the board - recent visitors have included Sasha, Tiga, Steve Lawler and the cream of Brazilian talent. Freak Chic covers the housier end of things on Fridays, while Mothership heads into more minimal territory on Saturdays. Elsewhere, the new wave of electro is worth checking out at Monday's On The Rocks, with the likes of Steve Aoki guesting.
If you're heading to the 400-capacity club it's worth logging on to d-edge.com.br and attempting to decode the Portuguese website for cheaper tickets to guarantee entry. And inside you'll find a passionate, friendly crowd, a real mixed bunch, where skyscraper heels share the lit dancefloor with Converse trainers but everyone is on the same musical page.
"D-Edge has a unique spirit because it's very underground, with a crowd that understands real electronic music, but at the same time it's super modern," says Oliver Huntemann. "It's Brazil's best club for sure and one of the very best in the world."