In a nation with new venues springing up left, right and centre to channel the cash spilling out the pockets of its young, hedonistic upper class, it's refreshing to come across a club that's been here (almost) from the beginning, delivering the rhythmic pulse its people are so innately in tune with, for all the right reasons.
Sirena, Brazil's 18-year-old beachside jungle club, is exactly that, opting to educate its loyal clientele with serious dancefloor fodder, while at the same time giving them exactly what they want - the likes of Dennis Ferrer and D Nox & Beckers alongside crusaders like Bob Sinclar, Armin and Kaskade - which, while differing slightly from the scruffy underground dens of Europe, is always the stuff of magic.
From its sweat-dripping main room to the humid jungle vibes of the outside at sunrise, Sirena is an adventure playground for clubbers, doted on by any DJ that's played there. Just ask Morillo. "Absolutely incredible, the energy here was so great," he says. "The people are so amazing, the energy, the hands up in the air, everything is unbelievable."