DJ style: “Big room-infused deep house.”
Best known for: “Remixing remarkable vocal-driven classic songs and becoming a pop star in his home country, Brazil.”
Fave tune of 2018: “Rüfüs du Sol ‘No Place’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2018: “CamelPhat.”
Vintage Culture makes yet another leap up the poll this year, following a jump of 23 places in 2017. This time he’s up another 12 and has finally broken into the coveted top 20. Well, what do you expect after the year he’s had? “I was able to bring my music to amazing places such as Rock In Rio Lisboa (Portugal), Ushuaia (Ibiza), Mysteryland Festival (Amsterdam), EDC (Orlando), Lollapalooza (São Paulo),” the Brazilian tells DJ Mag. Back in his homeland, VC’s also supported Martin Garrix for four dates of his tour. And his own Só Track Boa label parties haven’t been doing too bad either, hosting events in World Cup arenas around the nation — some reaching up to 20,000 attendees!
VC adds that he’s also enjoyed working on “lots of new music and collabs, meeting Adam K — a new friend and great studio partner from Canada — and shooting nice and inspiring video clips.” Sounds like a pretty great year to us, and now his Top 100 DJs placement can be the icing on the cake!
Words: BEN HINDLE
The special connection that Vintage Culture feels with his crowd is one of the most important aspects of his life, and he tries to let his fans know that every day. “Being chosen by the people tells me that I am doing something right and motivates me even more to keep the pace of heavy touring, hard working, and making more and more music,” he explains to DJ Mag.
It's been a heady year for him, opening up Martin Garrix's Ibiza shows at Hi and Ushuaia, playing the closing of the massive Rock In Rio and pulling the biggest of crowds to Lollapolooza's electronic music stage. And his So Track Boa label parties are also going from strength to strength across Brazil. “It's just amazing and I cannot be thankful enough,” he says. Electronic music in Brazil is seriously taking off right now, and he's clearly super-proud to be a part of it.
VC firmly believes in seizing the moment, as well as creating it, and with this in mind he's just started his own clothing line called VNTG — well crafted and designed garments. “On the production front, there are many tracks coming out or about to come out that I feel very happy with.”
Plans for 2018? “Basically, to keep on doing what I have been doing so far and growing both personally and professionally in the process, sharing love, friendship and the mantra of my life: good vibes!”