Stoked to finally share the new video Kids of the Black Hole, I decided to move away from my usual wavey aesthetic to portray the essence of my friend Daniel Bunker along with an underlying feeling on youth culture.
I first started SMBH with the idea of London being a Black Hole at the centre of the UK, sucking up all the inspired youth. This is the case even more so today, with its pull expanding across the globe. Which makes it all the more upsetting that we’re currently under one of the most aggressive attacks on youth culture in modern times; audacious increases in tuition fees, blanket bans on drugs not seen anywhere before, even in the Regan era and most importantly the serial closing of world music renowned venues.
However skateboarding seems to be going in the opposite direction, some of the largest globalised companies are investing millions into moulding it into a ‘sport’, skaters constantly striving for more perfect and technical tricks, epitomised most with the recent inclusion in the olympics.
I feel It shouldn’t be this way, it should be fun and about creative expression. Hence my direction in this new video, punk vibe, voice of the disgruntled youth, fuck the system. Filmed only in the streets or skater-made DIY spots.
Jesse Alba has been putting out proper fun time new york YouTube edits for a good while now, under username juicyelbows, they’re packed with creative skating and general feel good vibes.
He recently put out a full length titled Life is Goodie, which really builds on the essence of fun from the YouTube edits, inventive skating littered with nintendo samples and other hillarious exerts to a classic pop soundtrack, its a joy start to finish.
As Jesses Alba is safe as fuck, he has now put the edit out for free on YouTube for everyone to get hyped on!
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
Yesterday the internet was graced with another banging edit from John Wilson , HORNY.It features the usual rippers such as Max Palmer, Rob harris, Keith Denley and even some Alex Olson footage. Not forgetting all the other NY heads not mentioned, this edit is raw street skating with a good vibe, gnarly tricks and tight soundtrack (Chilled out version of Todd Terje inspector norse is on point.)