Forrest Green in the Warmest Color

November 25th, 2013 | 1:25 pm | Daily News | 7 Comments

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None of those leaves are on the trees anymore :( Photo by Emilio Cuilan.

Pls buy a shirt 2 show us u care thx.

A brief, McFeely-heavy montage of Solo Jazz leftovers.

Some psychos and parts from Cyrus Bennett, Jacob Gottlieb, Genesis Evans, Adrian Vega and Jason Byoun in Looney Bin, the new LurkNYC project due out next month.

Skaters Atlas makes the case for Stuttgart, Germany being one of the more underrated European skate destinations in their latest installment. Stripper empowerment anthems seem like an odd choice or European skate montages though. (P.S. Rich Homie Quan beat Juicy J in his own game by composing the best mildly feminist strip club song of 2013.) You can’t judge herrrrrrrrrr.

Reda reveals who threw the mystery water in Chomp On This. How did we all forget to include Reda’s part (see #4) in the “Best Parts of 2000s” discussion from a week ago?

Someone made an edit of only the Dylan Reider footage from Huf’s Euro tour video.

Teenagers ripping around New York in Clipstack, a new 30-minute video with a bunch of people you’ll recognize from Tompkins.

Congrats to Zered on his new Transworld cover and to Tyshawn Jones for his first coverage in a skate mag.

An interview with the guys behind RAW, one of the east’s better small brands.

Wade Fyfe has a few New York clips in his new promo for Studio Skateboards.

Shout out to anyone who has seen the Watermelon videos. Lil’ Chris grew up. 2nd Nature and the Watermelon man are also throwing a best trick contest at the 2nd Nature park on Saturday. Flyer here. Lil’ Chris is probably going to win.

This news might affect .00001% of the people who check this website (i.e. those who are better at skating than a Peruvian five-year-old), but the 58th Street white hubba is now knobbed.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Jared Dudley’s Harlem Globetrotter assist was chill. Also, despite growing up hating the Bulls, one can’t help but think the basketball gods’ newfound cruelty towards Chicago is getting ridiculous.

Quote of the Week:
White Girl Leaving Brunch in the West Village #1: “It’s insane. It’s just insane”
White Girl Leaving Brunch in the West Village #2: “I’m not gonna lie, it’s insane.”
White Girl Leaving Brunch in the West Village #3: “I know, it’s so insane.”

Thanks to anyone who bought some gear. Your package should arrive this week.

Synths, Irony & Robots: A Chronicle of Daft Punk Music Supervision in Skate Videos

May 15th, 2013 | 5:21 am | Features & Interviews | 19 Comments

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Image via Street Piracy

Every skate site was obligated to have a “Dill & AVE Off Alien”-post, and every website on the entire internet is required to mention the new Daft Punk album. Combined with the release of Kendrick Lamar’s debut last fall and next month’s Kanye album, we are in an eight-month rut of opinion onslaught from an unholy trio of annoying fanbases.

…but even skateboarders are talking about Daft Punk! Skaters previously only acknowledged electronic music when posting “wtf iz with dis gay song?” comments on video parts that dared to use it. And now they’re interested in dance music? Instead of giving an opinion about Random Access Memories like everyone else on the internet, here’s an abridged history of how Daft Punk, and in turn, electronic music as a whole, achieved acceptance in skate videos.

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[Much like how Europeans are more sexually liberated than Americans, they also have a deeper history of accepting electronic music in their skate videos. So, please note that this is a North American timeline. Accounting for European usage of electronic music adds another dimension entirely. Frozen in Carbonite wrote about French house, French Fred, etc. back in 2011, so read that for a more worldly take.]