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Vintage Culture
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From: Brazil

DJ style: “House music.”

Best known for: “DJ sets from dusk 'til dawn.”

Fave tune of 2022: "Jamie Jones ‘My Paradise’.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: “Mochakk from Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bora Uzer.”

Vintage Culture is a machine. The Brazilian has one of the busiest tour diaries of anyone in the scene — including new residencies in Ibiza and Las Vegas this summer. He says they taught him to “never give up on your dreams.” He has continued to put out a lot of music in a steady stream and again showed that he likes to play for many, many hours. “I did a 24-hour show in Brazil at a club called Privilege Búzios and it is turning into an annual event,” he says. ”The stage is my favourite place to be. This is where I’m totally myself.”

In amongst the sets and the parties, Vintage Culture has found time to evolve his sound and promises lots of surprises in 2023, including collaborations with music legends who have inspired him and talented artists on their way up. “My focus will always be on great songs”, he says. “Underneath the production, there must be a strong melody and lyric.”

What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?

“FISHER in Ibiza and Diplo at Burning Man, and Claptone never lets us down.”

Name one great festival you played for the first time this year…

“The mainstage at Tomorrowland Belgium was incredible. It was my first live appearance and I’ll never forget it.”

What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played?

“During lockdown I did a live YouTube set from Friday to Sunday. That was a marathon, even for me.”

What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned?

“Dave Smith Prophet 8 synth is on the list.”

What’s the last tune you bought?

"Hannah Wants 'Cure My Desire’.”