All wars are wrong.
No more so than The Bridge Wars, which erupted in the mid 80′s and early 90′s, regarding the true birthplace of hiphop.
Founding Fathers is a factual report about unsung DJ’s who contributed to the foundational principals of the Hip Hop genre. Narrated by Chuck D, this doc transports you on a journey back to the early underground disco days, on the streets, in the parks of Brooklyn and subsequently throughout New York City.
In memory of the late great Pete “DJ” Jones, RIP. Read more →
Our good friends over at Manual Magazine hooked up the Corona Airstream caravan to a big ass truck, loaded Karl Truell, Ryan Wilson, Dan Gemmell, Jack Kirk, Bryce Golder and Tom Snape into a van and skipped out on the Wellington leg of Bowl-A-Rama and took the long way to Auckland with the only agenda being hitting up fun spots along the way, this edit that makes me wanna go on a road trip right now.
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There’s a lot of hot dogs in the inbox these days, but this one swings. Check Munde De Carlo’s new single Lange Løg & Kort Lunde here. Read more →
Here’s a look at what went down.
Thanks to Mattia from Copenhagers for the quick slick video.
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In a new series from Absolut, Transform Today, we meet a range of bold creatives who dare to follow their dreams rather than sit in from of a keyboard posting on their shit blog. Which is pretty cool. Rafael creates graphic novels. Have a look here. Read more →
It seems Carhartt WIP can’t get enough of Cologne based photographer Alexander Basile. In his latest endeavour for the brand he has produced Neon-Ending, a 6 minute look book weaving through the lives of a couple who do quite a lot of hooning around on a scooter. Why not? Read more →
Check the flyer for details. Gonna be a good one! Read more →
Ok Vice are obviously pretty sharp on the ‘I know how to get some views’ game so we thought we’d post their video to get some views too. It is pretty good though.
Pretty much everyone on the planet saw last week’s viral strangers kissing video, so here’s the British Strangers Who Got Paid £20 To Kiss version. Read more →
Here’s a short look behind the scenes of the recent Levi’s Skateboarding Collection spring 14 lookbook video the crew spent a couple of long nights in the company of Del the Funky Homosapien and Dan the Automator. Read more →
Photographer and skateboarder Jerome Campbell stars in this short video by our main man Phil Evans made for Carhartt featuring a bunch of Jerome’s still photography delicately woven into the typically arty Phil Evans edit. Nice one fellas. Read more →
Vans release the second in their new #livingoffthewall documentary series today with Upstarts by Patrick O’Dell. Here we follow the stories of three small business DIY entrepreneurs – Clara Cakes, Burger Records, and Power Plant Choppers – all self-starting visionaries that have found cult success. Doing what they love, all three have built brands representing their organic passion and motivation. Read more →
Berlin design group the 3ECK Collective have embarked upon a new and incredible project in Berlin’s Stattbad Wedding, a former men’s swimming pool. Die Welle, or the wave, is an 88ft long wooden structure encouraging social dynamics and will act as a skateboard ramp, installation space and will have multiple stage functions. In 2012 3ECK Collective created the Rampenlicht, a triangular multi-space resembling a pretty decent mini ramp and acoustic heaven and are now back to complete Die Welle in time for July. Read more →
If you don’t know much about skateboarding then you need to watch Rodney Mullen squeeze these words of wisdom out at his recent visit to the Berrics. If you do skate then this is a wicked wake up call from a guy that not only put street skating on the map but has been through every facet of the industry, his company Almost recently turning 10 years.
You’re the man Rodney Mullen. Read more →
Phil Evans retains his productive edge with another in his Panoramic Series. This time, shot in Antwerp with Phil Zwijsen, check it out. Read more →
Nike continue to blaze with a recent string of banging edits, skatepark openings and shoe drops. This latest edit from Boris Proust follows the Euro team from Bologna to Marseilles. Some of the crew then continued to oz for some warm Fosters, burned shrimps on the bbq and searing sun. For now, here’s the Euro edit. Watch out for Nando’s interview in Bitchslap 20 coming out shortly.
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So this is kinda cute!
This is how it looks when you ask 20 strangers to kiss each other for the very first time… and it’s weirdly romantic and heart warming
Watch the video after the jump.
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After the hype of the re-release of the iconic Stan Smith shoe last month it has become clear that Stan wasn’t just a legend on the court, he could also kickflip the net. In this exclusive short-umentary by adidas Skateboarding, Stan is revealed as the true innovator of skateboarding. Read more →
Danish artist Lints sent us this short clip from his recent trip to Tel Aviv to paint. Besides the cheesy romantic music we get a glimpse at his trip and some of the work he made. Read more →
Louis Barletta debut’s his first shoe with Globe this week with this cool and creative circus video showing him whittling a shoe from a hunk of wood while pogoing on his skateboard. Read more →