Vintage Culture only truly feels alive when he's
speaking to people through his music.
"When I am playing my own tracks and people
smile at me, that is life," says the Brazilian.
And so far, his life has been a nonstop adventure.
What started in 2008 as tinkering in a bedroom
in a tiny Brazilian city in the middle of nowhere
has now led him to play to sold-out crowds
of 30000 people at his own So Track Boa Festival,
touring the United States,
gracing the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine,
making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and going multi-platinum
with more than 2 billion global online streams.
For Lukas Ruiz, Vintage Culture is a 24-hour responsibility.
A passion project that aims to unite people through music.
He is someone constantly
eating away at traditional genre boundaries as
he makes music that works both in the club and at home.
Vintage Culture produces soundtracks to people's lives.
Music with emotion, narrative
and melodic hooks as well as infectious grooves.
Recent times have brought big tunes like "Coffee” with Tiësto and
"It Is What It Is" on Defected featuring Elise LeGrow's stunning vocal,
beautiful piano chords and an effortless baseline.
Add to that "Cali Dreams"
with Fancy Inc featuring The Beach,
which is already a huge smash with its lush,
rousing synths and impassioned vocals,
and Volume 4 of his own Vintage Culture & Friends compilation,
and you have an artist at the top of his game.
All this comes after impressive
remixes of the likes of Meduza, Moby,
Diplo, David Guetta & Sia,
and collaborations with artists including Jorja Smith.
Many Vintage Culture releases
have been certified Platinum, and he has topped the
Billboard Hot Dance, Spotify Dance
and Beatport Main Overall Charts multiple times
for his releases on Spinnin' Records,
Defected, Musical Freedom, Repopulate Mars,
Atlantic Records UK, Island Records,
Parlophone UK, Domino, Embassy One, Virgin Records,
and his own Só Track Boa label.
Lukas is the creative force and owner of the label and
is also responsible for the fast-growing
international festival and fashion of the same name.
All this has established him as one of the
most influential and creative talents of his generation
in Brazil and beyond.
As a DJ, Vintage Culture
has the ability to connect with
each and every dancer, whether playing to hundreds
in a club or thousands on a festival main stage.
He prefers to go long
so he can really dig deep into his collection,
and loves sunset or sundown
sets so he can create those extra special,
spine-tingling moments of real musical magic.
"I'm a vibe connector," he says with a smile.
Although the difficult pandemic
year saw canceled gigs at
Coachella, EDC Vegas, Lollapalooza
Creamfields, Ushuaia Ibiza, Pacha Ibiza,
Parookaville, Lukas spent the
time raising $100,000 for his
own COVID-19 relief fund in Brazil.
Now, after a year
of cooking up over 100 new tracks,
Vintage Culture is ready
to hit the road and once
again spread his unique brand
of musical positivity with the world.