I started collecting records at the age of 15 and by the age 17 I started playing in several nightclubs in the North Zone of São Paulo. I have a collection of some 1,500 records with almost 25 years of experience running a record store. I am currently owner of the store Lado C Discos, which opened November of 2006 located in Rua barão de Itapetininga, 37 – store 05 !! – having as a specialty in Black Music, Jazz, Mpb. Vinyl collecting has brought me something very precious in life, which are the friends I made through music. It is a pleasure to be able to work with vinyl, with music and the contact with other music people.