Motor City Soul Club
The Motor City Soul Club was founded in April 2014 by Dan Austin and Brad Hales of Detroit’s People’s Records. Erica Aytes joined in 2016 to form the MCSC’s core Big Three. Their mission is to spread the amazing forgotten soul sounds of the 1960s and ’70s and honor the singers, musicians, producers and record labels who created them.
Every second Saturday, the music of The Supremes, Edwin Starr, The Marvelettes, Chris Clark and more soul legends, echo in the shadow of the original Motown headquarters.
Over the last few years, I have become an avid fan of what Motor City Soul Club and it’s monthly event series, Soul Stomp, bring to the city of Detroit. Far beyond the music, MCSC’s Soul Stomp brings together an eclectic group of individuals looking for a place to dance and listen to music that otherwise would have been forgotten if not for the selectors worldwide who spend their time digging in dusty crates and hunting down treasures.
Despite being the birthplace of Motown, Detroit’s dance and club culture focuses on House, Techno and Pop, somehow forgetting its roots. Many of the original artists have passed and to keep their memories alive, Motor City Soul Club honors them by playing their records. These are just a few photos of the once-a-month party at Detroit’s Marble Bar, where the MCSC selectors are joined by guests from all over the world, to play these incredible sounds for Detroiters.