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Country: Brazil

Genres: MPB, R&B, Samba-Rock, Funk, Samba, Disco, Pop, Rock, Reggae & House

Collecting For 33 Years

I remember that my first contact with vinyl happened through friends and family, who in the 70’s and 80’s were part of some of the numerous dance teams in the neighborhood, which was common at that time.  In 1985, I began to acquire vinyl in the already famous Galeria 24 de Maio, in the Banca do Carlos (located on Rua Libero Badaró), Mappin, Galeria José Bonifácio and  specialized vinyl stores in my neighborhood.

In 1987, I was part of a team which was responsible for dances and events called Sweet Music, but by the 90s, together with my brother and cousins ​​we created the New Balance.

In 1996, through a radio friend, I got a job as an audio operator on a community radio called Sampa FM, in COHAB Cidade Tiradentes, where I stayed for six months. In that period, the passion and interest in vinyl became stronger, because the station had a collection with many titles, which fascinated me a lot. One of the members of the radio, called Edson Boca was the owner of all the collection, and there I was able to meet and work with other vinyl lovers, such as DJ Cosmos (Team Kaskata’s) and DJ Téo (ex-employee of Truck’s Discs ).

When vinyl began to lose ground in the phonographic market, I began to frequent the sebum, and most recently the vinyl fairs that happen with a certain frequency in the city. Without a doubt, my greatest passion is music,  which I can associate all my memories, feelings too. At times, this passion goes beyond the simple act of listening to it. Whoever collects vinyl knows what I’m talking about.

I love vinyl !!! That simple!!!


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My name is Maurice Edwards and I’m an avid vinyl collector, music historian and novice DJ. My music background consist of 20 years of music retail and promotion and independent artist consulting. I had the fortune of working for two of the largest music retail outlets; Tower Records and Virgin Megastore. After my tenure with major record stores in 2004, I founded a web-based self-funded start-up company called Evolution of Media (EOM) which focused on the needs of independent and major artists in the music industry. Evolution of Media (EOM) grew from 27 unique visitors to over 50,000 unique visitors per month within the first year of going live. What set EOM apart from other competitors was that we limiting site reviews and recommendations to only outstanding emerging artists and major artist that were not visible within the mainstream. Besides working with independent artist from around the globe I established working relationships with the promotion departments of Sony, Interscope and Shanachie records assisting them with extra promotion for artist such as; Al Jarreau, Sky Edwards (Morcheeba), Miki Howard, Vesta Williams, Phil Perry and many more.