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Celebrate the 15th anniversary of BODYROCK with Illvibe Collective at The Fillmore

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Illvibe Collective | photo courtesy of the artist

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.

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From the pages of JUMP: Illvibe Collective: The Brotherhood of DJs.

IllvibeInsideSmallText and bottom images by G.W. Miller III. Top image by Marie Alyse Rodriguez.

This article originally appeared at JUMP.

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.

The Illvibe Collective DJ crew members have been throwing parties around the city since 2000, selling out venues and winning competitions, like the Red Bull Public Assembly competition over the winter. They topped local legends from Mad Decent and the Shakedown crew.

“We love music so much, we treat it delicately,” says DJ Statik, aka Mr. Sonny James. Continue reading →