Brazilian brand D-EDGE announces month of 24th birthday celebrations across both iconic clubs

April is a huge anniversary month for the iconic Brazilian club and label D-EDGE as it celebrates 24 years of history. The São Paulo club and its new sister venue in Rio have lined up a series of special events to mark the occasion. The British icon Pete Tong, Running Back boss Gerd Janson, drum & bass maestro DJ Marky, the Italian techno titan Marco Faraone, and the German tastemaker Stella Bossi, disco crew Horse Meat Disco will all play amongst many more. 

The iconic D-EDGE is recognized worldwide for its innovative concept and forward-thinking musical and visual experience. Its award-winning and sophisticated design has achieved a perfect balance between sound, light, and ambience – every detail is carefully considered to enhance the sensory experience of the audience and it was, for example, the world’s first club to use LED, tubo led, and light lines, while it also hosts world-class DJs each and every week, all under the stewardship if revered DJ, producer and founder Renato Ratier. 

D-EDGE was born in the city of Campo Grande and later moved to São Paulo on April 22, 2003, in the industrial region of Barra Funda. Over the years it has played a key role in transforming the area into a hub of important clubs in the city and has very much helped develop the local and national underground music scene through its events and record label. At the end of 2023, a sister club arrived in Rio de Janeiro in the D-EDGE Cultural Center, a true cultural complex occupying an old building with five floors: three of them dedicated to the club (two dance floors and a terrace), along with an art gallery, a restaurant, and a café, which also features a Ratier brand store.

Amongst the highlights in São Paulo are Freak Chic Fridays with the Italian techno titan Marco Faraone and the German tastemaker Stella Bossi playing alongside Brazilians such as Ratier, FractaLL x Rocksted, Lu.cian x DJ Murphy, Aninha, Marina Diniz, Stanccione, and Kaká Franco. The energy always rises with Nave’s Saturdays, which in April feature stars like Pete Tong, Biesmans (Live), Gerd Janson, Monkey Safari, and Visages, alongside Brazilian talents like DJ Marky, Drunky Daniels, Andre Salata, Diogo Accioly, and Marian Flow.

The Saturday fun seamlessly transitions into Sunday’s afterparty but it’s not just any afterparty, it’s Superafter, featuring artists like Anderson Noise, Rafael Paste, Dee Bufato, and Lettizia in the mornings at Pista 2 and Lounge.

Just like in São Paulo, D-EDGE Rio comes on strong with plenty of superb parties. Highlights include the legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong,  captain of the celebrated Essential Mix, who plays for Dog_ma, which takes over D-EDGE Rio on the 12th April. The night after is EPIC with DJ Meme, the godfather of house music in Brazil. Debuting his own party at D-EDGE Rio, he promises an experience beyond the usual, guiding everyone through a singular night of eclectic sound. 

Another night that promises to be historic at CCD is on April 19th, a Friday that will be marked by the presence of Danish-Filipino DJ and producer Manda Moor, French artist Sirus Hood, rising Brazilian talent GIU, and of course, to close with flourish, boss Ratier completes this lineup.

On Friday 26th, Gerd Janson is in town. Responsible for the excellent curation of the Running Back label, he is a renowned party starter and is joined by the colourful Horse Meat Disco crew which began its disco mischief on New Year’s Eve 2004 at The Eagle in London. Alongside its famous neon logo of a horse hanging (“our Eiffel Tower”), its trademark of irreverent joy has become a form of futurism in itself.

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