The Null Device

Fight club, Brazilian style: Brazil has a long tradition of combining combat with dancing. The most recent manifestation of this is the fad of funk balls, large ultraviolent dance parties where slum-dwelling malchicks gather for a bit of dirty twenty-to-one, egged on by DJs playing "funk", a local violence-oriented genre of music completely unrelated to the works of George Clinton. (via RobotWisdom)
According to DJ Tubarao, or Shark, as his name translates from Portuguese, a good funk DJ is able to manipulate the clubbers' feelings of anger. "A DJ gets to know his crowd because we play the same balls every weekend so we understand the rhythm of their fighting... I take great pride in controlling my crowd. If I see they want blood, I'll put on a fast funk tune, but if they need cooling down then I'll soothe them with something for the girls."
They start to chant: "We are the terror possessed by hatred. We will invade Side B and take the Germans. We want blood. We want slaughter. We want bodies on the floor." And then the DJ screams: "Attention Side A. Attention Side B. It's the time you've all been waiting for. Time for the Mortal Kombat." Moments later, the fighting begins.

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