Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Sister V!

Thankfully no longer a Scene queen, it's onwards and upwards for my drag understudy Vanity von Glow as she has now officially been inaugurated into the House of Menergy!

That's right - Sister V shall be joining us upon our grand return from disco hibernation in Feb. :-)

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Jiz "It Gets Worse"

Jiz has made her entry into the "It Gets Better" campaign - tell it sizta:

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Menergy Takes A Festive Break

The House of Menergy had an amazing birthday at The Fierce Ruling Divas Ball, and we thank our loyal crowd for making it a night to remember! We're currently recharging our batteries and will be taking a festive break over the next few months, staying over at the Countess Von Glow's ski resort in Vulgaria and visiting our sisters in neighboring Lesbania. Fear not though, we'll be back in full force soon when we relaunch in February with our new monthly residency at the Art School on the last Saturday of every month. :-) Until then, keep your eyes peeled for some other projects that we've got our fingers in. If you enjoyed the Fierce Ruling Divas Ball then you'd better get ready, 'cos there's soon gonna be a VOGUE BRAWL...

Gregor's work showcased online

Our in-house graphic designer Gregor Laird gets his work showcased on one of his favourite websites, including his inimitable work for Menergy! Go Gregor! x

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Frenchbloke - Flashbacks Mix

Stuart McLean is better known by his alter-ego Frenchbloke, reknowned electronic disco producer, remixer of "Talking To The DJ (While He's Trying To Mix)" by Cnut, father of "Son" (or not) and who has this year been bringing out some fine music via Seed Records.

Knowing he was a fan of Hi-NRG, we contacted him recently to do us a guest mix. Frankly, we're blown away by the result. This is probably the best guest mix we have had yet, and fits Menergy so perfectly it's uncanny. It's a reminisence on a youth spent hanging out at Bennets in the mid 80s so he could hear good music - Hi-NRG, electro and early house (imagine going to Bennets now to HEAR GOOD MUSIC!!), Stuart has this to say about the mix:

"A snapshot of sorts, of an era where a young Frenchbloke went to clubs where men danced with men, ladies danced with ladies, people danced on their own or with each other to a curious electronic beat."

This mix is MAJE:

Frenchbloke - Flashbacks by frenchbloke

Richard X - You (better let me love you x 4) tonight - featuring Tiga
Wood Allen - Airport 89 (club mix)
Scotch - Man to Man
Animotion - Obsession
Atelier Folie - No Rhyme No Reason (dub version)
Digital Emotion - Get Up, Action
Antoni Maiovvi - Tokyo Ultra Funk
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax (from soft to hard)
The Flirtations - Earthquake
Nitzer Ebb - Murderous (instrumental)
Evelyn Thomas - High Energy
Fancy - Slice Me Nice (extended version)
Trans X - Living on Video
MG - Boogie Tonight
Mike Mareen - Love Spy
Maria Vidal - Bodyrock
Giorgio Moroder - Utopia - Me Giorgio
Gina X Performance - No G.D.M (dedicaed to Quentin Crisp)
My Mine - Hypnotic Tango
Patrick Cowley - Menergy (Extended)
Hazel Dean - Searchin' (I gotta find a man)
Elvin - You Set My Heart on Fire
Man2Man meets Man Parrish - Male Stripper
Divine - Shake It Up (Extended mix)

For more info on Frenchbloke, go to: http://www.frenchbloke.co.uk

Download The Niallist's "I Came (Bra666ica Mix)" from The Beat

My forthcoming single "I Came" (ft Ms Mac D) is released next week, and before that ace music blog THE BEAT are giving away on download the icy-cool Italo remix by producer Brassica, aka one half of Gold Blood Mike Wright. Click here to get it...

Menergy Anthem: "Deep In Vogue (Extended Mix)" by Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra

Cos there's this kerrazy new dance style coming out of NY, see?

Seriously though, this was one of the first records I ever bought, I got the 7" when I was about 9 years old. Sadly it got left out in the sun and melted, but it's still an awesome track! This extended mix is by William Orbit and Mark Moore of S'Express, fact fans.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

FIERCE RULING DIVAS BALL - Garcons De Glasgow / Style Scanner


The final reportage on the Fierce Ruling Divas Ball is in, and this time it is more fashion focused than the previous coverage, coming as it does from Glasgow's two top style blogs, Les Garcons De Glasgow and Style Scanner. Both happen to be in black and white, giving them that extra classy touch. Thanks guys!

Above images, and more, from Les Garcons De Glasgow. Style Scanner has even supplied us with another video - excellent!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

FIERCE RULING DIVAS BALL - Photos by Michael James

TRANARCHY in the UK - Part 6

And saving the best til last, here are some of the photos of Saturday's ball by our resident snapper Michael James, aka Alephnaught. More pics available on the Facebook album.

Lady Munter in full effect:

Christina from the House of LVB:

One of the judges, Miss Avon Starr:

Kitty Littah form the House of Chernobyl:

Lady Munter & Lydia Chlamydia:

Drag Virgin Yolwanda-Phil McKraken

The inimitable Peaches!

Gazelle form the House of Menergy:

Sauvage from the House of Menergy:

Lady Munter & The Niallist take a stroll:

Special guest judge & Lady Munter's drag mother, the legendary Jon of the Pleased Wimmin:

Overall winner Nigela Von Scrumptious:

And in second place it's Lady P:

Judges Avon Starr, Camille Lorigo and Rosetta Stone:

The Niallist MCing:

Vanity Von Glow performing live:

Miss Liza, House Mother of the House of Delmonicas:

Dame Burly Chassis from the House of Delmonicas:

Bella Houston from the House of Delmonicas:

Crystal from the House of Delmonicas:

Martina & Wildcard Kitty:

Lady Munter werqing it!

FIERCE RULING DIVAS BALL - Photos by Heather Suttie

TRANARCHY Part 5 - thanks Heather!



Let's not forget the wonderful fashion show put on by Che Camille and the models of the House of La Vrai Beauté, here's a video of Claire Ferguson's collection:

There have been a couple of blog write ups of the event too, one by The Nicest Kid In Town and another by Bee Waits For No One, featuring some great pictures:

Attention to Detail (http://attn2detail.blogspot.com) also has some great pictures up:

FIERCE RULING DIVAS BALL - Videos by Craig Lightbody


Here's some short videos of the walking at Saturday's Ball, shot by the lovely Craig Lightbody.

Lady P aka Penny Dreadfuls:

We don't know the names of these two:

The Bromosexuals giving us that banjee effect:

House of Alula start the dance:

Kitti Litta from the House of Chernobyl:

House of Delmonicas represent!

There are more pictures over on Craig's blog http://attn2detail.blogspot.com - check em out!

FIERCE RULING DIVAS BALL - Photos by April McArdle

It's TRANARCHY Part 2!

Thanks to the lovely April McArdle for these photos, you can see more on her Flickr account. We'll focus on the House of Menergy with these, the next batch will be the competitors.