In a party scene still dominated by samba, Brazilian country and pop music, the emergence of mainstream EDM, while insurgent, still only makes up a relatively small proportion of the largest South American nation's musical landscape. So it's impressive just how stoic and consistent this slick jet-black, laser-strewn box of iniquity has stayed throughout its 15-year lifetime.
Forming almost a decade before EDM was even a twinkle in David Guetta's eye, D-Edge has always been about one thing; top-class house and techno. Opting for an on-point, trend-setting booking policy to match its three sweaty state-of-the-art rooms, the club's head honcho and resident DJ Renato Ratier has made his name as a pioneer of underground values; a representative of subcultural Brazil inspired and revered by heads in the US and across Europe too.
With a decent label and regular nights such as Moving, Freak Chic and Mothership — the likes of which have welcomed Mar-T, Mind Against and Nicole Moudaber in recent months — D-Edge is not only the jewel of Sao Paulo's crown, it's a hi-tech stack of hedonism admired by switched on clubbers all over the world.