CELO Portrait

Born and raised in the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil in a house full of music — dad used to listen to the classic records from the 70s and 80s — and growing up in the 90s listening to the emerging Rap music that was taking over America, these are the first memories of music in my life.

In my twenties, I had the opportunity to design album covers and tour around with who came to become one of the biggest rappers in Brazil, and this was the second time I felt music in my life. Looking back, music has always been part of my journey. I remember having a CD player — the anti-shock one, and then the MP3 players before the smartphone ages hit. But it was in the digital music environment where I truly started to build my music collection. I was one of the early adopters of streaming music back then, from Grooveshark to Soundclound until Rdio, right before the Spotify/Tidal streaming era.

Recently, I realize how much music I hear, after noticing the numbers on my annual statistics from the streaming music platform. After that, I gifted myself with a music controller and started consciously doing what I’ve always liked to unconsciously, DJing, setting the vibe, and curating the soundtrack to environments from parties to bars and clubs. From Rap to R&B, Soul, Samba, and Funk (Brazilian and James Brown’s one), black music is definitely my thing, though as they say, I believe there are only two types of music, good music, and bad music.

I’ve had the opportunity to play a few gigs with friends on notorious venues in NYC (such as Bunton’s World Famous and Rise Radio), also spun in a few places and private parties when back in Brazil visiting and the vibe’s been confirming my feelings. Back in New York City here I am spinning good music and spreading true love whenever the music summons me.

I enjoy recording and sharing my sets. You can listen to them here.

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