DJ Dolores, aka Helder Aragão, is a Brazilian designer, DJ, and musician from the northeastern state of Sergipe who makes electronic music, as well as soundtracks to films (most recently, Neighboring Sounds and Tatuagem). One of the earlier contributors to Recife’s Mangue Beat/Bit movement made popular by Chico Science and Nação Zumbi in the early 90s, DJ Dolores didn’t start making his own music until almost a decade later.
These days, he tours worldwide, taking electronic influences from abroad and mixing them with regional music from the northeast, with a focus on rhythms from Pernambuco, where has long resided. Being a fan of his music, I’ve included some of his tracks below.
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