For almost 2 decades DJ Dolores has been at the forefront of Brazilian electronic music. Having been a DJ in the 90s, Helder Aragão made the shift to producing his own music towards the end of the century. He first made a name for himself when he was invited by filmmaker Kleber Medonça to produce the score for his 1997 film ‘Enjuaulado’. Dolores also gained notoriety for his monumental contribution to the Mangue Bit movement, both musically (in collaboration with its originators Chico Science and Nação Zumbi) and as the visionary designer behind the ‘crabs with brains’ that provide the movements’ visual identity.
Since the late 90s DJ Dolores has experimented with unorthodox electronic sounds which he developed alongside an influx of revolutionary technology, exemplified by his much revered K7 tapes and PC 286 set up in Recife: a city in Brazil’s northeast, swarming with a mass of musical and cultural activity. Recife at this time provided the perfect playground for DJ Dolores to foster his talent.