Metanol – a collective of DJs and one VJ – have made something of a name for themselves, since they started out in 2012, though the online radio show of the same name, presented by collective member Akin Deckard, has been going out live from 8-10pm every Tuesday, for almost four years (metanol.fm).
As their definitely cool, but also unpretentious, come-one-come-all free street parties – Metanol na Rua (Methanol in the street) – attest, Metanol might be a tribe, but they’re not into musical tribalism. ‘At the block parties, all seven of us play, one after another – techno, garage, funk,’ says Deckard. ‘People have wrong ideas about what electronica can be. We like to demystify it.’ Metanol also run their own monthly club night Inflamável.