D Edge in review
D-Edge is the setting; an experience, a culture and an all inspiring venture right in the heart of the bustling city of Sao Paolo. Arguably the most popular venue in the whole of South America, it’s owned by one of the most influential promoters in the region Renato Ratier. The club itself is a futuristic input into a historic city that symbolises the energy and passion of the clubbers that packs the soirees week in week out.
From outside the club has little to separate it from the rest of city, camouflaged into the high rising offices and apartments that tower above. However inside is a totally different ball game to the outside world we have left behind.
In addition to the clubs discretion we were severely warned about the parties and the truth was witnessed that the faithful audiences don’t stop until they drop, most of the time only exiting around midday. I only arrived at 3am after I was notified of this point and that explained why the club was still only at a half full occupancy. None the less we were suddenly struck by the throbbing base of the main room system, which was greeting us with a selection of deep house.
The club doesn’t just impact you with its audio portrayal, the vast visual experience you gain from the over hanging lighting system, not to dissimilar to that of The Mint Club or Watergate is something you need to witness for yourself. Mesmerising.
The lights shows themselves are actually worthy of their own reviews but the music n this occasion should take preference. The main room vibes were provided by that of resident Henrique Marciano to hit us with some dark and edgy tracks, which almost had a dingy Back to Basics, style stint on it, in a positive way.
The 2nd and 3rd rooms provided cosier inputs on the events, which caused a more intimate stint on the evening. Even so this all added to that classic D-Edge feel which I had been told about from fellow journalists.
The recent refurbishment of D-Edge allows you to over look the city, which made Room 3 the pick of the dwelling for me. It truly does never sleep. The important thing to take away from this review is that the sheer energy of the event never dropped once while I was there, which was a full 10 hours.
The interior of the club is also worthy of a mention, adding to that futuristic feeling, its Blade Runner type interior marries perfect with the lighting and music and definitively puts the club in my most favourite of all time.
Of course actually getting to Brazil is no easy feet but for those travellers and seriously keen punters wanting to partake in a monumental experience then this has to be on your list of clubs to put on the list. A true joy and pleasure…