Felipe Oliveira

Taking the L?

By now you are well aware of the Felipe Oliveira case, and you can already guess that he used a trip to NYC to reach new levels of coolness, even putting himself in danger in the process! But this edit also gives us a chance to get more acquainted with that Kaue guy that might have a more orthodox approach, but sill drips of relaxed technique.

MIMPI FILM FESTIVAL / "Ruído" / PREMIERE

Despite the ongoing exponential development of instantaneous Internet connections, social network platforms and low-cost airlines - technologies bound to help the average skateboarder meet some others as to contemplate new perspectives, new landscapes, new souls - certain particular horizons still seem to struggle more than others in terms of retranscription. Oftentimes the idea erupts, but gets stranded on the way, exhausted from the length of the journey, eventually hitting the language barrier face first. Not everybody has to be an English speaker, a media nerd or even aiming at reaching out to others, after all; nevertheless, those ruptures in communication will get in the way of those trying to comprehend as much of the world as possible, like crackling on the line. Today on LIVE Skateboard Media, it is Pedro Damasio you are getting introduced to, along with his peers' work on the Rio De Janeiro, Brazil-based skate film and photo festival: Mimpi. We went there - twice - and we loved it: beyond all appearances and behind the banners, Pedro and his friends like to play around with crazy concepts. Last year's edition's was the one of noise, or "Ruído", and the resulting clip, featured above, is pretty experimental; a daring stand from an event this popular, only proving the sincerity in Pedro's progressive will, and the love in his approach. Plus there's a lot of skateboarding to boot, as a tribute to the practice we all owe everything to!

LDSxZSU / PREMIERE

We already knew, now we are sure: the Brazilian scene has nothing to envy to others. The style is unique, and the creativity is here, especially if you speak about the Salvador da Bahia scene. No piece of sidewalk is spared and anything can be turned into a spot. In brief, we may have to believe that Felipe Oliveira and the rest of the crew are able to do anything, from the impressive pop to the technical grind passing a doubtful pole-Jam. All that captured by the camera of Alan dos Anjos under the beautiful Brazilian sun. What more can we ask for? Apaprt from an actually cool clothing line designed by the Lukdetxit heads for the local skateshop!?

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You might not be aware of it, but your favorite skateboarder is named Felipe Oliveira… At least, it should be the case! Why, you ask? Well, it all lies here: skills, off course, spontaneity, power, a borderline supernatural type of class, and the (always rare) ability to see things (and therefore spots) differently. This is why I will actually sign this platonic love letter/post.

 

Benjamin Deberdt

Felipe alert!

Our coverage of Brazilian skateboarding would have put the idea in your head that we dig it spicy and diverse… And be reassured, it hasn't changed! But, let's just be honest, here, we do have our favorite, and it is Felipe Oliveira! This new edit from Cons Brazil should have more than a few of you siding with us on this one. It will also confirm how skateboarding can be practiced in many beautiful ways, wether we talk Kauê Cossa or Victor Süssekind… The ill shit, we tell ya!

Murilo's tip: "em movimento sincopado."

Our expert in all things filmed in Portuguese sends your way a rather radical dose of sun drenched street skateboarding… The Brazilian skating we love to watch!

Elevation

This should be the only thing you really have to watch this week! There, we said it. Why? Well, because that Victor dude is on another level of understanding of his board than most, and he can therfore make you shiver, sweat and burst out laughing with one lipslide… Oh, and Felipe Oliveira shakes the ledge game hard with one body motion.

Situacionistas

Back to Brazil, with the latest production of Murilo Romão, who we have mentioned before for both his talents in front and behind the camera. Hell, how many skate videos have made direct references to French intellectual Guy Debord!? Plus, this works as an amazing Who's Who of the second continent of skateboarding, even when it comes to older generations. But, you are mostly in for a large dose of sick skating put together the way you want it to be. Oh, and Murilo, from République to the famous Roosevelt Square of Sao Paulo is quite amazing in his very own relaxed tech…

"Doppelganger" / PREMIERE

We all have our preconceptions, more or less ill advised, on about every other subject… Let's mention Brazilian skateboarding, and you most likely will have more than one. This new production by the one and only "Cotinz" should shake about every single one of them, thanks to a total immersion into the local underground, doubled with a certain lack of respect for what "the rules" about skate video making are supposed to be… Take a seat, this is a diamond even if in the rough that we have as a LIVE exclusive for you, here!

Brazilian Week: "Ao Quadrado"

All right, let us introduce you to the crew that might be the future, but already looks a lot like the present to us: the Look Dat Shit heads, aiming straight outta Salvador da Bahia… Quite unique in their general attitude, they manage to mix influences from all corners of the world with a secret ingredient that is completely their own, turning it all into their very own Brazilian flavor, despite being universal!

Brazilian Week: "EU SOU ASSIM - LUIS MOSCHIONI "ARROIZ"

The least you could say is that young "Arroiz" as everybody calls him over there is far your preconceptions –full of inhumanly popped flatland flip tricks– we have about the skating in his country. And that's the beauty of it… Far from that, him and his buddies from Salvador da Bahia have developed their very own take on their streets that are not that much "plaza-esque". You should relate to that!

Brazilian Week: "ASCO - SÃO PAULO"

All right, let's continue our exploration of the Brazilan scene, with the recent ASCO production, this one focusing on São Paulo, from locals to more or less regular visitors, like that one guy Cotinz, –an interesting character as much for his skating as his own video productions– also known to be on an endless couch tour… Get on the local vibe, from the city known as the capitol of skateboarding over there

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