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Posts Tagged ‘disco’

Donna Summer 1948 – 2012

We pay tribute to the undisputed Queen of Disco and five-time Grammy award-winning legend Donna Summer.

Written by Matt Bramford


Donna Summer by Naomi Ryder

Rumours had been circulating all year that undisputed Queen of Disco, matriarch of the 12" record and five-times Grammy award-winning Donna Summer would perform at London's Lovebox festival. I bought a ticket in advance and, even when Grace Jones was announced as the headline act, I hoped that Donna Summer would make a surprise appearance and I would finally see one of my favourite artists of all time perform live. So it came as a massive shock to discover (via Twitter as is fast becoming the norm) that the legend had lost her battle with cancer; a battle we didn't even know she was fighting.

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Lako Bukia: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Georgian designer Lako Bukia presented her new A/W 2012 collection Broken Mirrors at Fashion Scout on Monday 20th February 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lako Bukia A/W 2012 by Love Amelia. This season Lako Bukia went all futuristic for Broken Mirrors in shades of silver and black, a collection that was inspired by her […]

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Inbar Spector: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Sunday 20th February Israeli designer Inbar Spector presented her A/W 2012 collection at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout, impressing the audience with more of her signature rich fabrics, crinolines and ruffles - all complemented by jewelled headpieces designed by Lara Jensen.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Inbar Spector AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan I first came across an Inbar Spector dress on a ‘wall’ created by Gabby Young and Katie Antoniou’s Gabberdashery for Supermarket Sarah. It […]

Who’s the Man? exhibition and an interview with the artist, Rudy de Belgeonne

Hundreds of delicately hand-painted blocks feature in Rudy de Belgeonne's latest exhibition - each with a word attributed to a man. I had a chat with him to find out more about this installation…

Written by Matt Bramford

Design by Ruth Hill, pills Illustration by Dee Andrews This week’s wet Monday was brightened up considerably by a trip to the Royal Collage of Art’s first work-in-progress show of […]

Kotki Dwa, Still Corners and Twin Sister at the Lexington: Live Review

Amelia’s Magazine favourites Kotki Dwa share the bill with the up-and-coming Still Corners and latest US indie darlings Twin Sister at the Lexington on Thursday 25th November 2010.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Since the first protest over two weeks ago -to use a slightly naff cliche- there has been something in the air; occupation, troche malady occupation, buy occupation! Across Britain students […]

Live review: Chromeo at the Roundhouse

Synth superstars Chromeo wowed the crowds at the Roundhouse…

Written by Miranda Williams

Our Broken Garden-drummer I have to say, buy if there hadn’t been a very special reason to go out I would have stayed in last night. Needling icicles of rain […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: House of Holland

A review of Henry Holland's S/S 2011 collection 'SOMETHING WITH A FRINGE ON TOP' where the House of Holland girl meets New York Glamour, at My Beautiful Fashion as part of London Fashion Week…

Written by Lisa Stannard

Lu Flux S/S 2011 collection was presented in the chapel of No. 1 Greek Street, visit web also known as the House of Saint Barnabas, a space supporting those affected […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Ashley Isham

It was a right old romp at Ashley Isham's S/S 2011 show at On|Off on Friday 17 September. Camp disco meets body-conscious exoticism… with illustrations by Zarina Liew

Written by Matt Bramford

Paul Costelloe S/S 2011, illness illustrated by Natsuki Otani So the circus has begun, adiposity the Big Top (the BFC Marquee) is up surrounded by bizarrely dressed clowns, this and […]

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim – Here Lies Love – Album Review

A tribute to the parasol-twirling, shoe-hoarding former first lady of the Philippines, set to 1970s and 80s disco.

Written by Kat Phan

There are certain musicians who do what they like. These are the frontline soldiers of the music scene, sales ed venturing into the unknown; fearless of the landmines that could […]

The Pipettes – Interview

Having lost a member and their reliance on 50s doo-wop, the Pipettes return with a second album that sees them seeking new sounds from the 60s and 70s

Written by Ian Steadman

The Pipettes were a pretty big deal a few years ago, prostate bursting onto the indie club scene with their 50s and 60s-influenced polka-dot pop song album Meet The Pipettes […]

Contort Yourself: Sounds From The City

Contort Yourself: Sounds From The City

The Black Lion, Manchester, 6 May 2007

Written by Christel Escosa

The last time I saw Final Fantasy was in the tiny Spitz venue. Tonight he is playing to full capacity at the Scala; word has clearly spread and expectations are […]