Motorik Vibe Council
It was dark days, back in 2011. The party was flat, the records had no fizz and the rave had expired. Enter the Motorik Vibe Council. Coming at this game hard, with a mission to raise the level of party discourse. Educated at Bang Gang High, with further studies at the Berghain Institute of Techno and careful post-grad research with legends of the game like Ewan Pearson. One of them even has an ARIA award for excellence in the field of dance. Careful there, these boys are coming in hot!
Moving their self-titled parties virtually every single time, from basements of abandoned comedy clubs to male strip joints/life painting establishments, constantly pushing the boundaries of style, taste and the law. Eventually, the Vibe Council found themselves inside a warehouse, and, as they say, a legend was born.
3 years of non-stop lasers, neighbours calling the police due to too much untz, and many half-naked/face-painted rave legends getting heaps wild to the forward-thinking techno/house/whatever you want to call it sounds of the MVC. It’s been emotional. We’ve hosted the first ever Australian shows of Brodinski and Gesaffelstein, had bouncing castles in the middle of the dancefloor in cavernous warehouses, had Tiga play a sweatbox which happened to have more than double the legal capacity crammed inside and - somehow - still managed to get away with it.
To quote the 4 muntketeers themselves: “We like pushing the envelope. We don’t adhere to any particular style, but we do rep hard for Sydney - it’s our home, and we try make it a welcoming place for anyone who shares our views on life, rave and drum machines.”
Their nascent record label has released hits from local boys gone good The Finger Prince, Jensen Interceptor, Light Year and CSMNT61, plus hits from international legends of dance like Louisahhh!!!, Harvard Bass and Sinden (coming in July!). Rumour has it that drum connoisseur K.I.M. of The Presets also has a forthcoming slice on the MTK Pizza of Rave. It’s exciting stuff - absolute seat of your pants excitement.
They are proud to be the point of call in Sydney for legends like the Bromance crew, including family members Maelstrom and Louisahhh!!!, as well as the aforementioned Tiga and his brother Thomas Von Party (of the world famous Turbo Recordings Supermarket), as well as hosting cheeky little numbers with crew like Harvard Bass, Guy Gerber, Cagedbaby and Jon Convex of Instra:mental.
The Vibe Council continues to play all over Australia, as well as increasing the volume at their parties, which of late have included sold out shows at the Metro with Brodinski and Gesaffelstein (for the second year in a row) as well as their spiritual home at Elsewhere on the Gold Coast, plus the occasional smash-and-grab run down to Melbourne to play at anything Delaney and the Baha Brothers are running.
Most of all, though, they are focused on providing you, loyal reader/listener, with the tools to be a self-contained legend of dance. Anything that makes you reach for the lasers, it’s in the bag, and, most likely, heading your way on the airwaves.
See you at the partee/drive home/anywhere you can turn it up!