Vic Zee’s involvement with electronic dance music had its genesis within the context of the now legendary Sydney warehouse rave scene in the 1990s, where Vic performed on a regular basis whilst still constantly perfecting and fine-tuning his turntablist/mixing skills.
However Vic Zee has often also attributed his lifelong passion towards electronic music performance and production, specifically the heavily kick laiden, percussion and bass driven techno sound, directly became of his childhood obsession with the world of early 8bit computing and electronic gaming in the mid to late 1980s. This intense addiction to computer generated sound and synthesis within the context of gaming led directly to his subsequent immersion within the world of early electronic music.
It was at this point in time that Vic began hosting and producing a weekly radio show called TRIP2SPACE on Radio Skid Row 88.9fm, TRIP2SPACE soon established a cult following, disseminating a mix of psytrance/goa, acid, techno and rave. The TRIP2SPACE radio show also gave rise to the production crew of the same name which as responsible for classic psy/techno events such as Trip2Space, Remain Insane, Tripnosis and Hypnopotamust.
After five years of radio TRIP2SPACE, Vic Zee migrated to Sydney's biggest full band community radio station 2SER 107.3fm where he hosted Sydney's most popular weekly techno program at the time - KAOSCILLATION for over five years.
In the midst of all this radio action Vic Zee hosted Back 2 Earth on three seasons at Radio DEX 96.9fm during its test transmission stages; this show also received massive listener support.
Overall Vic Zee’s mission for more than two decades has always been about spreading the UNDERGROUND TECHNO SOUND, for better or worse he has always stayed true to the movement he is totally passionate about; techno with a tougher psychedelic twist.
Vic plus co-founder and wife (Melissa) aka DJ Mookie have always held the attitude that their mission is to set the trend rather than follow it. It is directly because of this belief that the harder underground techno sound of SWARM; Sydney's biggest and longest running underground series of techno events was launched. SWARM is many ways is a direct reaction to the then status quo within the Sydney electronic music scene.
SWARM was therefore established as a haven for genuine cutting edge, tougher, uncompromisingly underground techno oriented dance floor experience that still exists to this day in Sydney.
It is precisely because of this underground based ethos as well as Vic Zee’s consistent commitment to his DJing and production career that has so often been referred to by many as the one of the godfathers of the Sydney underground hard techno scene.
Vic Zee has played alongside the likes of:
Alex Bau, Speedy J, Chris Liberator, D.a.v.e the Drummer, Guy the Geezer, Space Dj's, Pounding Grooves, Julian Liberator, Zebedee, Misjah, Ignition Technician, Mike Humphries, Chris Liebing, Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, Luke Slater, Green Velvet, Dave Clark, Umek, Valentino, Dj Pinch, Ben Simms and many others.
Apart from his appearances at SWARM events Vic Zee has played at most Sydney techno events and clubs both big and small.
Vic has also taken his mixing and sets to cities and countries such as London, New Zealand, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle and Byron Bay. Where he has been accepted and respected for his charismatic style behind the decks.
Vic has also been producing his signature brand of chunky underground techno in his Sydney studio, with releases out on his SWARM DIGITAL and SWARM SOUND SYSTEM labels, London's Stayup Forever label, the US based Banging Grooves label plus Woody McBride’s Communiqué Label.
Vic Zee has also collaborated in the studio with Guy the Geezer Mcaffer (Raw), Lawrie Immersion (Pounding Grooves) and Darc Marc (Pure noise). He is currently collaborating with Dj Mookie as 'The HoneyMakers'. A project combining turntables, live sequencing, visuals and EFX.
In the last five years under the moniker of VEKTOR, Vic has started producing and subsequently performing completely live and original sets featuring both released and unreleased SWARM SOUND SYSTEM material.
No wonder then that over the last 20 years Vic has received wide respect for his intense layered mixing techniques and devotion to the highly percussive, phat chunky/funky generally 'slammin' or pounding style of trance induced techno that he produces and performs.
As far as the classic DJ set goes, Vic Zee now primarily uses VIRTUAL VINYL technology such as Traktor, allowing him to still maintain his complete interaction between the turntables and mixer, as well as delving into into some of the more live/experimental elements within his sets, this combined with his own custom studio material and a 20 year vinyl collection have taken his sets to a whole new infinite dimension.