The Life Of A DJ: DJ Alex Brasil

"DJs are in incredible competition, musically. And they are the most musically creative and sensitive people in all the music charts. I am amazed how they are." - Yoko Ono
A Black & White image of DJ Alex Brasil with a black leather cap and headphones around his neck

Our bodies, minds, and souls are enriched from music. DJs who remix the hell of every day tracks elevate the human experience.

Music is the universal language of the world. It’s global because it touches so many people for many reasons. What fascinates me most about music is that you don’t have to say anything in order for it to express an emotion or capture memorable moments. All you have to do is let the beat, the vibration, and lyrics invade your space, allowing them to elevate your spirit, skyrocketing you to holy places you’ve thought you might never reach. You couldn’t do this without music and some of our favorite DJs.

Whenever I’m searching for life’s answers, clarity to daily challenges, or connecting to a higher power, music is how I connect spiritually. I rarely can’t connect to my inner thoughts without music so I am thankful I am connected to tons of DJs.

This DJ is fairly new to the Kinkster family, but once my friend Edward told me about this DJ, I was floored by his edginess. He also has a rich connection to his heritage which is instantly noticeable when you listen closely to his mixes posted on SoundCloud.

I’m ecstatic that DJ Alex Brasil was able to share some of his goals dreams and aspirations as a DJ. And if you thought language might be a barrier since he speaks Portuguese and I speak English, think again, barriers are an illusion; Google Translate is a wonder.

Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing DJ Alex Brazil.

When did you start DJing? What were your early passions and who have been your influences?

I started as a DJ in 2009 at Club Babylon Playa del Ingles in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). My first passions were the music House, trance and progressive. My influences were Offer Nissim, Carlos Gallardo, Edson Pride, Esteban Lopez, DjNano, Armin Van Burren among others.

What do you personally consider to be some incisive moments in your artistic career?

In 2012 as Resident Dj in Construction Bar Playa del Ingles (Gran Canaria) Spain.

What stories or messages (if any) are you telling through your music?

I let myself be carried away by the passion I have for music and I think that is what gets to people.

Do you believe in the ability of “reading an audience” – and how do you put it into practice?

I believe in the ability to feel and see in the reaction of people joy and feeling and so I let go.

What has been your favorite city and/or venue to DJ?

Playa del Ingles (Gran Canaria,Spain).

How many years before you did your first residency? Where?

DjResidente for 3 years in the Construction Bar (Gran Canaria).

What do you consider to be your most successful gig? Why?

Pool Party (La Mala Team) Bungalows Nayra (Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria), because it was a great session of 7 hours of music without stopping.

Do you feel a crowd is actually able to appreciate the intricacies of complex DJing, if they don’t actually know what, precisely, is happening behind the decks?

Not everyone is capable of appreciating or judging what happens there behind, but I believe from my heart that the important thing for people is not what you do but what you transmit to people and how you transmit it and that if you feel it and it shows.

Rekordbox or Traktor/Serato? Why?

Traktor, because for me it is the safest, comfortable, complete and practical to work.

What do you think about the status of nightlife in the LGBTQ community? Especially with the rash of gay bars and nightclubs closing across the country. How has that affected your work if at all?

I always maintain a positive attitude and I am true to my principles. I think a good dj always finds a good place, although things in the LGBTQ environment are changing at every moment. This goes beyond the LGBTQ community in clubs in other environments where changes are also noticed. As far as my career as a DJ this has not affected me at all.

What would you consider to be your ultimate goal as a DJ or music producer?

My most direct objective is to be able to live on music and for people to continue enjoying my sessions live and to be able to bring a bit more happiness to everyone!

There’s been a shift in the type of music being played at some of the larger events across the country and a lot of big name DJs have moved away from circuit sounds. Where do you see big room music going in the coming years as this shift continues?

I think the important thing is to keep exploring, to open the mind and not to enclose in a single style. Music fuses perfectly and there is space for everything and for everyone.

Knowing what you know now, what would you do differently? Would you still DJ?

Knowing what I know now, I would not change anything, I will continue to make people keep enjoying these wonderful moments when we are there giving them everything and making them understand that what we do we do from the heart and like them we die for the music. I will continue as a DJ until I die!

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