Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore and other Northern Soul news


Artist Mark Leckey’s ‘Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore’ film, a mash-up of 70s, 80s and 90s disco and clubbing footage was created in 1999 and caused quite a stir. Its technique of splicing Northern Soul dancers with 80s casuals and 90s ravers, speeded up and on repeat is a compelling observation piece on the culture of clubbing and dancing. It’s been doing the rounds on Twitter again recently, with many people seeing it for the first time, as prior to Youtube, it was hard to get hold of…

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (Mark Leckey) from Anon. on Vimeo.

Photographer Elaine Constantine is working on a film based on the Northern Soul scene and I recently found this Youtube link to some excellent original footage on her film’s Facebook page. I find Northern Soul dancing incredibly mesmerising to watch; the dancers are so light on their feet and seem to do those fast, athletic spins at any opportunity. Obviously the music is amazing too (although the quality of this footage is admittedly not the best – but is it from 1984!).

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5 Responses to Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore and other Northern Soul news

  1. Chuck says:

    Did you catch SoulBoy? Its quite cute and the music and dancing are amazing!

  2. Disneyrollergirl says:

    Oh no I didn’t, thanks for the tip!

  3. That last video is absolutely brilliant, really made me smile. I’ve only really been exposed to Northern Soul since coming to Manchestr-there are some really great NS nights here though sadly nobody dancing quite like this. Feel like a Northern Soul revival may be bubbling under the surface a little bit-keep hearing references to it lately, especially with Karen Walker’s latest collection.

    Definitely going to watch Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore too..

    Hope you’re well! xxx

  4. Lisa Hurley says:

    This new film will knock SoulBoy into a cocked hat. With Elaine’s film-making background and long term participation on the Northern Soul scene, it’s bound to be great. Check out for pop promo for Moloko’s “Familiar Feeling”

  5. susan thorpe says:

    Oh yes Stevie definatly , we in Wigan are alive and kicking and on the revival train for the easter weekend check out the site and hope to see you there K.T.F http://www.wigancasinorevival.co.uk

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