We all love the 90s. It’s like it as become the new Noughties and everyone is jumping on this shell-suited bandwagon to celebrate the vintage looks and sounds of yester-year.
Guerilla-style club nights spinning 90s classics have become the clubbing du jour and the streets of London have become the people’s runway to classic creps, aztec prints, SWV-style dos, sassy street wear….think Brooklyn-via-Bromley.
What do you most love about the 90s?
For me, it’s the wealth of soul and acid jazz – it soundtracked my younger years, thanks to my parents and my older sister.
Dance Energy debuted at the top of the decade as part of DEFII, the BBC2 youth strand that was spear-headed by journalist and TV producer Janet Street-Porter.
An alternative to the all-miming, pop-tastic TOTP, Dance Energy celebrated hip hop, rap and dance cultures at home and in the US.
Fronted by music photographer Normski, this cult series came at a time when UK street culture was at its peak.
In this clip, witness Mica Paris -singing live- to a studio audience of style-conscious teens; the set, the clothes, the band, THAT VOICE, Omar and his ‘keytar’…
…Did we know how important it was then? How it would impact our culture 20 years later?
Hmmmmm. I suppose we ‘should’ve known better’…
♫ Omar – There’s Nothing Like This