In 2002, Philadelphia’s Illvibe Collective released The Sunlounge 2, a world music and R&B inflected house mix compiling producers from around the globe. The original recordings were damaged, but they’ve been newly restored and remixed by Illvibe’s own Statik, AKA Sonny James. Continue reading →
Illvibe Collective is easily a hometown favorite when it comes to Philadelphia’s DJ scene. The group is known for their dance parties, where they spin music ranging from soul to hip-hop, b-boy anthems to funk. On April 29th the team is celebrating the 15 year anniversary of their most popular event, BODYROCK, at Ajax Hall at The Fillmore.
For those who are not familiar with Illvibe Collective, the members include Mr. Sonny James aka Statik, Lil Dave, Skipmode, Panek, Matthew Law, and DJ Philly Blunt. Rarely do all six guys get the chance to spin together due to hectic national and international touring dates, as well as local residences. BODYROCK is one of the few times where the collective is able to come together and show out as a unit.
Tucked away in a parking garage in the heart of West Philly, in a living room-sized studio next to the rehearsal space of a thrash-metal band, you’ll find the headquarters of some of Philly’s best party people.