Master of subgenres, man of monikers, cream of Cornwall – Luke Vibert will headline the next Red Bull Music Academy Club Night Series at Goodgod on April 18. His first Australian appearance since 2007.
Following a soulful, beat-heavy run of dates in March with Brainfeeder’s Taylor McFerrin, it’s time to step up the BPM, dive into diversity and hold tight for house-infused, next level intricacies that will have you on your feet till the early hours of the AM.
Cornwall born and bred, Luke Vibert shares the same hometown and tastemaking talent as Aphex Twin and can also consider himself one of the pioneers of early 90s UK dance music, alongside the likes of the aforementioned homie Richard James (a.k.a. Aphex Twin), Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher), Mike Paradinas (µ-Ziq), Chris Jeffs (Cylob), and the labels Rephlex and Warp.
Inspired by a punk fanatic father and Beatles-listening mother, Vibert started out in a punk band, continued into a hip hop group, subsequently branching off into the electronic scene with one of his first projects as Wagon Christ, where he produced a standout ambient record upon label Rising High’s request. Convincing many a music aficionado of his ambient guru cred, Wagon Christ continued to make sizzling, funky chunks of exotic business, culminating in the masterful “Throbbing Pouch”.
By this time, Vibert had also discovered the joys of name changing. Rephlex released his Vibert-Simmonds project (weird and slightly droney collaborations with a man named Simmonds), Blue Planet released his drum ‘n’ bass numbers under the moniker Plug and Mo’ Wax signed him up for an instrumental hip-hop album under the most radical title yet: Luke Vibert.
Vibert’s early-2000s activity included releases through retro-futuristic post-disco outlet Kerrier District, a load of Chicago acid house numbers under his birth name as well as another instrumental hip hop EP and two volumes of music selections called “Nuggets: Luke Vibert’s Selection (2001)” and “Luke Vibert’s Further Nuggets (2002)”, for the Lo label.
With Vibert’s last visit to Australia being a solid seven years ago, it is well and truly time to welcome the Brit back to our shores for a master class in house, guided by his impressive discography expanding over the last 20-odd years. So, for those yet to experience the full, unexpurgated craftsman at work, you are urged to head down to this month’s Red Bull Music Academy Club Night.
Saturday April 18
Luke Vibert (UK)
W/ Simon Caldwell & Adi Toohey
Presented by Red Bull Music Academy.
Doors 11pm // Free with RSVP here.
With Ezzy, Le Fruit and Garage Fingers all toppled into the front bar this Saturday night, it’s sure to be a dance floor that won’t quit. Join us for a boogie with some of Sydney’s finest cranking’ al the best tunes all night long. This saturday it’s not the Front Bar, it’s Gary’s House and anything goes.
Gary himself sent over a bit of a low down on what to expect and it sounds pretty good.
Ready for the World – “Yo That’s a Lot of Body”
Future Underground Nation – “It’s The Way”
Black Moon – Buck’em Down (Remix)
Rahmlee – Think
Oni Ayhun – OAR003-b
Saturday March 28
Gary’s House at Goodgod Front Bar
9pm – always.
If you fancy a boogie this Easter long weekend, Goodgod has you covered with three massive parties.
On Thursday April 2, Pelvis + friends take over the whole venue! Joining them is the amazing Zanzibar Chanel in the danceteria while Tennis Boys, Victoria Kim, Low Ton DJs + Jimmy Sing holding it down in the front bar. The theme is EGG so dress accordingly? Come down, get your groove on and embrace your inner weirdness. (More info here)
Saturday April 4 marks the return of Player Haters Ball, a night serving up tons of classic R&B goodness. Bringing together some of our cities finest DJs, Joyride, Levins, NES & Shantan Wantan Ichiban let us serenade you with a selection of silky smooth R&B sex sonnets, and body rolling anthems! Live performance by Dance Central to get you on the dance floor.
And Finally, to finish off the long weekend on Sunday April 5 – pump up your reeboks and rock some snap bracelets cos The Rhythm Of The Night has its 1st Birthday party. Join DJ Levins as he once again asks, ‘Do you remember the 90s?’ Goodgod transforms into that nightclub from Buffy (with better music) as Ariane and Radge join Levins in the Danceteria to play 90s anthems and Gcoo, Nacho Pop, Babygirl & Flossy (Laprats) turn the front bar into a 90s R&B timewarp. Full info on that one here.
For one night, once a year we’ve transported, transformed and re-imagined the tropical oasis of the Danceteria into the walls of the Sydney Opera House for Vivid Live. This May 29 we’re switching it up and creating a dungeon ballroom with fierce as fuck party players House of Mince to bring you a voguing extravaganza – welcome to the Goodgod Minceteria! Presented by Red Bull Music Academy.
Featuring the equal part New York fashion house and pure rhyme-bending glamazons, Dosha Devastation and Cunty Crawford as House of Ladosha who join Melbourne based funky junk duo Zanzibar Chanel, Sydney via Seoul duo Victoria Kim and Slé Feat Bhenji Rå.
After three years of some of the most eclectic Vivid parties with Nicky Da B (New Orleans), DJ Rashad (Chicago), Egyptian Lover (Los Angeles), Prince Zimboo (Jamaica) Riff Raff (Houston) and Penny Penny (South Africa), Goodgod and House of Mince will transport a little bit of the NYC vogue scene and twist it into some kind of dungeon ballroom right in the bowels of the Sydney Opera House.
GOODGOD MINCETERIA! feat.
HOUSE OF LADOSHA
+ ZANZIBAR CHANEL
+ VICTORIA KIM
+ SLÉ FEAT. BHENJI RĀ
FRIDAY MAY 29
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE STUDIO // TICKETS