Thursday, 23 December 2010
The Shabba Dabba Da team!
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Never ones to shy away from a massive party, Shabba Dabba Da has been bringing it all year with 7 huge nights. Each and every one more opulent, decadent and outrageous than the last.
How to top off such an amazing year? With a New Year's Eve party, the likes of which the capital has never seen before!
We will be bringing the madness back to the Avalon Bar, but this time we are putting it all on show! With an all star cabaret of our favourites DJs and performers as well as some brand new shiny faces the bar will be lit up like you would not believe.
We will also be bringing you a glitteringly debauched VIP room complete with jacuzzis and a very special Sauna Disco.
Forget what you thought you knew about Shabba Dabba Da, this New Year's Eve is going to melt your soul!
For the uninitiated and virginal, here is a breakdown of what to expect from our glittering lineup of DJs...
JODIE HARSH (EXCLUSIVE NYE DJ SET)
Jodie isTHE fashionista's DJ. She has performed her House and Electro sets everywhere from Pacha, alongside The Swedish House Mafia to Glastonbury and has even done mixes for Pete Tong's 'In New Music we Trust' show on Radio 1. Draped in some of the hottest new designers Jodie is fast becoming a London Fashion Week regular, having appeared on the runway for both Emma Bell and Naomi Campbell. Expect her to set the night on fire, making you dance whether you want to or not!
There is so much to say about Larry Tee: he coined the term Electroclash, he has worked closely with Peaches, Fischerspooner Princess Superstar, Santigold, even Perez Hilton and he has been at the forefront of the club scene for over 20 years. But most importantly he is a Shabba Dabba Da favourite. So what more do you need to know?
If you like your bass lines heavy and eclectic, Fake Rolex are most definitely for you. As North London's newest DJ/MC double act, Buster Bennet and Offkey bring you a truly innovative mix of live electronics and improvised vocals producing an unique live act which pushes the frontier of bass music forward.
LUKE WORRALL (SDD)
Luke has been big on the modelling scene since he got his first Dazed and Confused cover back in 2007. Since then he has modelled for everyone from Marc by Marc Jacobs to Juicy Couture. He now has the honour of being Shabba Dabba Da's newest resident DJ.
MUNROE BERGDORF (OMFG/SHADOW LOUNGE)
Fashion muse Munroe has been involved in some of the hottest new nights in London including HAUTE and OMFG! She is also a Shabba Dabba Da Resident DJ, whose Pop and R&B sets are guaranteed to get you moving.
Performing a live show especially for NYE - A look back at some of the iconic tracks that made NIYI the pin up kid of Nu-Rave and also his brand new material never before showcased in London. Going to be a performance to remember !
SCOTT WHIPPY (YMH)
New kid on the block Whippy has already made a big impact with his weekly party 'Your Mum's House' and his DJ sets are a mashup of Electro/Fidget/Dubstep/Pop
Model Alex Prinz and SDD Resident Maximus Crown have teamed up to form a DJ double act fit for a Queen. Currently generating a big buzz around London, catch them before they get too huge!
iameverything DJs (TIM HILTON & LILICA LIBERTINE)
From fronting creative design agencies, writing Ribbed Magazine to being respected DJs and producers in their own right, Tim Hilton and Lillica Libertine are some of the hardest working Djs around. They will be sweating it out in the Avalon Sauna bringing some serious Electro to the party.
K-TRON & LA-RICH
Presenting Shabbavision! The brain child of utopian futurist agent provocateurs K-Tron and LaRich, this live installation will leave you questioning everything you hold dear. Expect some world view shifting live art and visuals.
HOST - DANIEL LISMORE & GLAMOROUS MONIQUE (who we have flown in from Hollywood)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TICKETS AVAILABLE @ http://www.clubtickets.com
Imagery by Linda Cooper.
Photography and Filming on the night by request
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
"Icons of Our Time: Daniel Lismore"
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Friday, 5 November 2010
London 'scensters' on "The Kylie Show"
Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Robyn, Mark Ronson, Roisin Murphy, Ke$ha, Alexandra Burke, Beth Ditto, M.I.A, Paloma Faith, La Roux. That’s quite a list of the pop-stars who currently make up the European music scene, isn’t it?
They have in common a love, reference and use of London’s club-scene creatives- yet these people are lesser known. Scottee, Daniel Lismore, Jodie Harsh, Andre J, Mika Doll and the exquisite Lady Lloyd are the creative engine of this, but are often hidden behind the popular artists they inspire.
The club-nights Circus, Shabba-dabba-da, Tranny Shack, Nancy, Wearable Art for Durable People and The Face often achieve cult status among generations, yet the people behind these are seldom talked about as much as the stars for whom they create a vital platform.
With the punks of the 80s and the ‘Indie Kids’ of the 90s, it had long been assumed that the heaviest influence on their fashion choices was the music youngsters listened to. “I think the opposite is true,” says style-artist, Daniel Lismore. “It's fashion that inspires music. The London fashion scene brings these people together and then seemingly out of nowhere these new genres of music are created. Because people can’t directly hear the fashion, they don’t see at all” he says, in a matter-of-fact kind of way.
The London club scene certainly does inspire fashion. Lloyd Dixon, alias 'The Lady Lloyd', has a one-off look and has modeled for Vivienne Westwood. Vivienne mentioned recently, "I don’t know about styles and trends. Much more to me is Lady Lloyd. He is fantastic."
High fashion is also laden with club scene based artistes. Mika Doll, a leader of her own style direction, is the face of Illamasqua, an alternative make-up brand tipped to go huge in 2011.
The latest big names to watch out for are wonderfully exotic: Oozing Gloop, Sorapol Chawaphatnakul, Medusa, Uma Gawd, Pandemonia. The world waits impatiently for musical direction and fashion tips from these innovators.
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Kathy Grayson & Meghan Coleman of The Hole, New York
an exhibition by Cody Critcheloe and his band SSION
...Viktor Wynd Fine Art Inc
10th oct – November 14th
Private View Saturday 9th October 6-10pm
11 Mare street, E8 Wed – Sunday 12-7pm or by appointment
Viktor Wynd Fine Art are delighted to present Cody Critcheloe’s first U.K. show following on from recent solo shows at Peres Projects, Berlin & The Hole, New York.
The exhibition includes video, painting, drawing, and installation, the sum of these parts could be called “Kansas City Gone Wild” this big mess in the Midwest!
Cody Critcheloe is the mad mustachioed front man and creative ringleader of SSION: a band pronounced SHUN like the word PERCUSSION and FASHION and EXPLOSION. SSION is a collaborative confluence of creative kids in Kansas City. This queer punk performance art band just came out with BOY, a feature length movie documenting Cody’s life as a small town punk kid addicted to junk food dreaming of stardom who becomes a glamorous pop star with the help and hindrance of a gaggle of crazy dames. Archly witty and abounding and self-aware parody and pop-cultural collage, this film composites various music videos Cody made for SSION songs from 2007-2009 and links them together with mockumentary interviews, tour footage and cultural critique. Shitty green screen and handmade painted cardboard props abound, as do hot fags, hot dance moves, and smoking hot costumes by Peggy Noland.
Cody will be installing his exhibition like a sweet hangout zone and video lounge.
Stacey Switzer of Grand Arts writes “First things first! It’s SSION, pronounced “shun,” as in mission, fission, ambition—all
apt words to describe the gesamtkunstwerk or total work of art that is Cody Critcheloe
and the queer punk/performance/art band he invented ten years back as a high school
student in Lewisport, Kentucky. In the time since then, SSION has released 4 full-length
records, toured extensively throughout the United States, and enjoyed cult status among
fans and music writers who have lauded Critcheloe as everything from Out magazine’s
Hottest Artist of the Year to “Prince’s love child”i to the “one true master” of “high-concept
sleaze pop.”ii Despite gushy reviews from taste-making music blogs, indie magazines,
and the mainstream press, SSION has largely (and only until now, one hopes) escaped
the attention of the contemporary art world and critical art press. Here’s why, I suspect:
SSION is more fun than we think art should be. Critcheloe’s songs are catchy, not
abstract, and his visuals and live shows are crafted to appeal to more than an art-going
crowd. SSION could easily cross over to become a pop phenomenon—a potentiality (or
prophecy) which, in a stroke of self-reflexive genius, Critcheloe has already written into
the narrative arc of his work to date. The story of SSION is a raucous, louched up, campparody of Critcheloe’s own life, in which a small-town punk kid hooked on doughnuts
and pizza follows his dreams with razor focus to emerge as a svelte, smoky-eyed pop
star embraced by adoring crowds. And here, it seems, is the catch. While the annals
of art and film give us plenty of examples to draw on for theorizing the artist’s alter ego
(Duchamp’s Rrose Sélavy) the image-obsessed dandy (Warhol, Hirst, Koons, etc.) the
high-camp auteur (Waters, Jack Smith, and recently, Ryan Trecartin) and the concept
band (Yoko Ono, Tracy and The Plastics) the discourse is less prescribed for an artist
and musician who straddles all of these genres while aspiring to create work that actually
is pop in the broadest and most populist sense of the word.
SSION’s first feature-length film, BOY, affords a fresh opportunity to consider the band’s
work in the context of popular media and within the discourses of contemporary art. To
situate the work in this way is to necessarily highlight a degree of fluidity, criticality and
complexity in the work that far exceeds the typical coming-of-age movie or arena concert
09 October at 18:00 - 21 November at 05:30
|Location||Viktor Wynd Fine Art Inc|
11 Mare Street, E8
London, United Kingdom
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With Cody at Wynd's StudioHelping pain the Exhibition
Fashion By Vanessa Reid
Casting Daniel Lismore & Cassie Machado
We searched high and low to find and cast the perfect boys for this story.
I guess we call ourselves creative dressers. Although when I was doing the casting I asked for crossdressers. I think in the past there has been a negative association in the media with crossdressers so we don't really use that term. We are all more than that anyway. Everyone in the shoot is part of London's nightlife history. Bright, young, beautiful individual's with talent and their own view on fashion.
The Pop story was quite beautiful but for me very sad. It was based on the cross dressers of Cairo, Egypt. There are so many people around ther world are not allowed to be themselves, some countries it is illegal to show how you feel inside, like Egypt. It is so wrong that we could not risk shooting the editorial with the scenesters the story was based on. We are so lucky to be able to live our lives as we do.
This is the POP magazine editorial I cast for.