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Even before Vintage Culture—aka Lukas Hespanhol—went viral with his 2013 remix of “Another Brick In The Wall” by Pink Floyd, his sound was a well-developed blend of deep, soulful, and slappin’. It’s a fine line to ride, and Hespanhol does so with class and a masterfully ubiquitous sound that appeals to both the underground and the mainstream. The Brazilian artist has led the charge of artists from his homeland that has spent nearly a decade dominating the charts and playlists of major DJs and reshaping the sound of modern house music. A product of the SoundCloud age, when a proper remix could put you on the map the self-taught producer rose to fame in Brazil, toured South America, and continued to release music at a steady clip. And with each release, he confirmed why he would soon be a global superstar signing tracks to Enormous Tunes, Defected, Spinnin Deep, and Sony Music. In 2015 just two years after his bootleg remix went viral, he entered the DJ Mag Top 100 for the first time, and in 2017 released “Memories,” his first of several records to be certified gold. He’s since clocked over 1 billion plays worldwide, gone platinum 10 times, and remixed Diplo, Tiësto, Rufus Du Sol, and Louie Vega. He’s a prime example of the DIY spirit that anchors dance music. A kid from a tiny town in rural Brazil who learned how to write tunes via Google searches on a busted computer is the blueprint for dance music's DIY spirit.