The edit is raw street skating with epic lines and plenty of no-complies.
Filmed by Sirus Gahan
Akala has been a way for a while now, and at one point we thought he was never coming back, thankfully we were wrong; blasting back on the scene with with his fifth studio album Knowledge is power vol 2
Brought to you as a free stream by Noisey , enjoy.
Photo @ Luke Porter
The latest edit from Darcy Projects features some raw NY street skating with hectic road lines from shawn powers. Rads tricks from friends like lipslides round corners an 50-50 bench transfers, All to a chilled soundtrack In the Bity by I love Makonnen
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This was my first night at Corsica Studios, making the trip mainly to see Dark Sky who are one of my favourite up an coming acts in the UK bass scene, really on it with their debut album imagin. They put on a solid 3hr set and didn’t disapoint!
That being said, I was absolutely blown away by Love Glove in Room 2, a vinyl only DJ crew bringing the disco boogie soul jams. I am indebted to Trouble Vision for putting these guys on the bill, and introducing me to something special. They had the room bumping with love, positive vibes an cutting shapes; I’m so stoked for these guys, cant’t wait to catch them again. They were for me the highlight of the night, getting my blood pumping an moves flowing as soon as I walked into the club.
Which brings me onto Corsica Studios itself, a truly ‘underground’ club with no frills an honest service from everything to the music acts, door policy and the bar. They know people are coming there for the great music an keep that at the focus of the club, not letting anything else get in the way. It consists of two rooms, room one a nice intimate space with a stage an bar round the corner, with room two round the corner, being slightly smaller, both powered by the funktion one system. More than enough to keep both rooms pumped!!!
The club is a great size, large enough to host a good variety of sounds, yet small enough to really incubate the feel good vibe throughout the crowd. Corsica Studios is a proper club and definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already been, Kompakt records are hosting what looks to be an epic night on the 20th March ft Weval (live) the Dutch due fresh on the scene for their first UK show.
In Search of the Miraculous is a real gem, one of the few videos which come around that truly make you stop and think “wow”. Just phenomenal, a work of art from start to finish. It manages to portray the nostalgic vintage feel naturally, without it feeling forced. From stop motion to old Alv family videos, Klez Zawisa does a great job with the art direction.
There is a real feel of sorrow initially remembering DIY spots been and gone, the passing of Pontus’ dad Torsten and general remembering of skateboarding while displaying some rad skate action. The film proceeds with a plethora of DIY spots the swedes are famed for, mixed in with an increasing feel of jubilation. Never have I watched a video with such intense skating intertwined with such emotion.
Props to Pontus & Klez on the film and the Polar gang for the rad skating, even more so for releasing it for free, enjoy …
Milk Skateboards came out of nowhere in 2012 and have been pushing UK skateboarding ever since, They have both a refreshing art style, note one of my favourites Henrys cat graphic by Rob Mathieson, great board quality and a rad team. They’re also a local company to me, and everyone I’ve met who been involved have been safe!
Of course, if you’re from the UK I’m sure you’re already fully aware of Milk Skateboards and have come here for the skate action. Kicking of their new web series VX Fresh is Harvey Miller with a powerful gnarly style, the first trick is a krook powerslide down Euston Banks and the edit doesn’t let up the pace. With this level of skating in throwaway clips for web edits, I’m doubly stoked for the full length film coming soon…
Stay tuned for the next edition of VX Fresh
“After being signed to the ‘Phantasy’ label, owned by Erol Alkan, Daniel Avery’s debut album, ‘Drone Logic’, was born in Alkan’s back garden studio, made using only analogue equipment. It was created with the intention of locking in the audience and taking them on a journey through sound – definitely the right idea.
Inspired by Chemical Brothers, Underworld and Four Tet, a trippy vibe is created by his rhythmic and psychedelic swirls and space-like aura, leaving an intriguing trail. ” Musical Roundabout, YouTube
Knowing We’ll Be Here is one of my favourite tracks, feature below, but the whole album can be streamed here.