Photography by Iain McKell – British fashion, portrait and social documentary photographer whose work has been published in L’uomo Vogue, i-D and The Face. After shooting a scene for Manumission the Movie and spending time in The Motel, Iain Mckell asked us if he could photograph us for Italian Vogue. The photographs ended up capturingContinue reading “At home on the farm with the Bionic Dictator and friends…”
A Manumission Life: Flashback to 2001 – Tuesday mornings at Manumission, and CARRY ON in Space, caught through the lens of Neil Soni, Loft Studios.
The World Series was a celebration of our world, which we represented by its clubbing capitols. Bringing so many cultures together happily under one roof – in a world full of turmoil was a real joy to us.
Philosophy of Manumission – written by Mike in 1994. Leaders of tomorrow are going to clubs today. Pro individual rather than pro society, pro legalisation of drugs, hedonistic – you have one life enjoy it – you might die tomorrow. Encourage people to open their minds, to different races, nationalities, sexuality etc. Against patriotic beliefs (narrow-minded racism): – proContinue reading “Philosophy of Manumission”
Manumission means freedom from slavery, and once in our party you were free to do whatever you pleased as long as you didn’t harm anyone else. One midsummers night completely unannounced P.Diddy stepped onto the Manumission stage as part of the nights performance. Much to the delight of the 50 fabulous Manumission Girls, and theContinue reading “P.Diddy vs. the evil 2 faced politician”
The education I got on my adventures on the dance floor, the sex, the drama, the drugs, the music all proved to be the perfect training for meeting Mike, and what would become the role of a lifetime.
A shadowy Hitchcockian thriller… An Hilarious Benny Hill whodunit… A Helmut Newtonesque Scandal on the brink of exposure. A breathtakingly twisted adventure, based on a true story. THE PHANTASMAGORICAL MANUMISSION MYSTERY – where we investigated such terrifying and mind twisting subjects such as cloning, which became the subject matter for the opening party – Case No1:Continue reading “Cloned beauty sold into porn”
‘I’m trusting you Claire!’ Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim said looking me right in the eye as I held his hand and lead him through the back-stage door, ‘this isn’t like the old days!’ He pleaded with his crooked smile… It was Norman’s birthday and we had a surprise waiting for him on stage andContinue reading “‘I don’t want any strippers, my wife’s in the club!’ Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim laughed, nervously.”
Playing Manumission, staying at The Motel – ‘a real eye-opener’!!! MC Otter had gone back to the States so we had a stand in called Gram’ma Funk. One of the lines she would say to our dancers was ‘I See You Baby, Shakin’ that Ass, Shakin’ that Ass…’ We asked Groove Armada to make aContinue reading “The Motel gets Groove Armada shakin’ that ass…”
– who did a ‘private’ dance for Carl in front of the entire club as he took over the decks, as I almost slipped out of the giant birthday cake which was being carried over the swimming pool so I could burst out of it singing ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ wearing nothing but a MarilynContinue reading “Carl Cox in a toga, a giant birthday cake and a Russian stripper…”