Ben Botta

Very Nice

The new installment in Rémi Luciani aka. Marseille Zoo's web saga "N(i)CE THE SHORT CUT" is online, and consists in five minutes of street skating from Southern France, masterfully captured via the good ol' VX-1000 per usual, performed by quite the handful of too-rarely-seen names and then orchestrated to a song by The Smiths. Amongst the aforementioned names, one can spot Ben Botta whose talents Rémi has already showcased here, or Sergio Cadaré who, in the span of one line, gets us to reminisce about "MONSTRO DE RUA" for a moment. Nice one!

VX is so Nice

Rémi Luciani really won't catch a breath as, in the continuity of his former productions and, in this case, especially of "NTSC", he's just now dropping the second episode in the aforementioned series of his, consisting in the documentation of the skate scenes in South-East France. Well, according to his report, the aesthetics of which almost resemble a Listen video (the real will know), it's pure sunshine every day over there, and spots galore: just the right recipe to breed talented locals, caught on video by a filmer too focused to film front anywhere else but the front, ever get mediocre colors, or share his precious export settings.

Béton rêves

Rémi Luciani is back with an impactful VX edit, this time bearing witness to the joined effort by Dickies and Titus, a duo that recently helped fix and improve a D.I.Y. spot in Antibes, South of France via local connexion and common representative Ben Botta. The initiative was dubbed "Concrete Dreams", and Patrick Schwarz just dropped a behind-the-scenes short about it.

Three minutes and a half of viciously quick fisheye, semi-subliminal titles and absurd concrete configurations; from the looks of it, it takes more to make Ben flinch and the same can be said about his two co-featured companions this time: Arto Bornes and Flo Tourdre, all of them shutting down the place to the point of eventual eviction.

Botta deep cuts

You would know Ben Botta's name from Rémi Luciani's work, notably in the NCE project, and this is via Rémi again, that you can witness his talent today again, via a more than a best-of! A selection of his best clips, yet, spiked by new footage, even from Paris. All in in his raw smooth way, even in the chunkiest situations, just like good funk, we say!


Be Nice!

"NCE" is Rémi Luciani aka. Marseille Zoo's latest full-length effort, yet again blessing the South Eastern region of France with now more than his eponymous videos. Because Rémi did leave Marseille, but didn't venture very far away either as "NCE" remains focused on the area he really never left - just more underepresented cities and scenes this time, the ones of Nice but also of Cannes, Antibes and Monaco. Rémi's VX work is frenetic, taking notes from Chris Thiessen (the man behind the last TransWorld videos), the kids are alright and lo and behold, even Hervé Coneim is part of the gang!

NCE / trailer

Surpise, surprise, some (really good) skating happens outside of Paris! And Rémi Luciani has been one of those keeping us updated on all that ripping going on South of République, via his Marseille Zoo series, notably. Well, here he announces a new project exploring further that, from Cannes to Monaco! Stay tuned, we say!

Jusqu'à la mort!

After Nyjah's new opus, yesterday, we knew you would need something to help you get back to reality, one where spots are very hard to skate, and not necessarily with drones surrounding them… You're in luck, the Demain skate co heads just put out news from Marseille, and what they have to show surely does look a lot like wherever you are!

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