Ruben Spelta

Magenta is ten!

With the year twenty twenty comes, amongst many other complete revolutions, the tenth anniversary of France's top plank (and general qualitative artefact) purveyors: Magenta Skateboards, and of their progressive - under every sense of the term - contribution to skateboarding's ever-so-new world order, like a happenstance cultural coup d'état that would have taken the whole past decade by storm. Still the brainchild of Paris-based artist Soy Panday and of brotherly duo Vivien and Jean Feil, Magenta just marked the occasion by appropriately dropping an anniversary-themed capsule (first come, first serve), and also by catching up with Sylvain Robineau again for the span of this short film: "STILL IN BUSINESS", featuring a cast of family members. You might remember Sylvain's works: "WHICH IS TO BE THE MASTER?" and "PARISIEN", amongst many other personal pieces one can retrace the existence of on Dailymotion, for instance.

Also on the menu, and the cake atop of the cherry: this "10 YEARS MIXTAPE" consisting in, well, a sugar-filled recap of the brand's video offering ever since its inception, cooked by Manolo's Tapes, complemented by an exclusive article on the Magenta website here, and even by a brand new Soy Panday interview by Matt Broadley for Parade World, here - all as to better get you ready for the next decade to come!

Lai-i-i-i-i-id-back…

Or where Hadrien Buhanic manages to capture the complete absence of stress involved in Ruben Spelta's skating, wether it is on his home turf of Milano Centrale or on Parisian spots that that are just perfect for his natural talent for nonchlance… We dare you to not giggle at his tailslide flip out!

Magenta welcomes Shogo Zama

Twenty twenty as a year already marks one decade of existence for Magenta Skateboards, an original initiative by the Feil brotherhood (Jean and Vivien) and Soy Panday; now, as though to celebrate this anniversary, they're inviting Japanese style master Shogo Zama onto the team. The video announcement, entirely composed in Paris, is the work of Romain Batard, and Vivien, Soy, Glen Fox as well as Ruben Spelta also pay their dues, dotting the timeline with remarkable appearances.

As bonus - and in our best attempt at not letting this one slip through the cracks in spite of the currently merciless pace of video releases - here is the new full-length video "VESTIGES" by Eric Mertz (the independent filmmaker behind "PORTALS" LIVE interviewed a while back here), a Strasbourg-based production in which Soy and Vivien, amongst many others, can be spotted performing more magic tricks amidst a twenty-minute-long, artfully crafted universe.

Storia Italiana

Ten new minutes of Magenta-tinted goodness via the master VX-1000 skills of the craft's Michaelangelo: Zach Chamberlin, are nothing to turn down. And in this case, we're talking footage of most of the crew's holidays in Milan, Italy (making for the perfect transition with René Olivo's brand new documentary on the local scene), a city that's essentially become their secondary residency after many a stay there this year - in between random vagrancies to destinations such as Naples or Rome.

This video drops marks the simultaneous one of the brand's new seasonal collection, but also the official inclusion of Milanese youngster Ruben Spelta to its roster; an occasion for which Paris seemed to be on his radar a lot - you'll see! A full recap of those fun times punctuated by photos snapped by the whole crew on disposable cameras can be found on the Magenta website, here !

Yesterday's youth

As to set the record straight in modern times witnessing an explosion of coverage of the Milan skate scene (we'll be sending you back to, amongst other options, Patrick Frunzio's videos), longtime local crew Chef Family - here led by René Olivo - just unveiled the latest Spaghettochild production: "Youth Of Yesterday" is an award-winning documentary on Gianluca Mariani, resident O.G., creative pioneer and director of the aforementioned institution of a small brand since 1989, forever a skater with his fair share of roots digging deep into punk culture.

The resulting film consists in twenty-six magnificiently-edited minutes (René being a professional editor in his spare time off the board) of pure information and street skating - all eras included, both of which should hit at least a few right notes in most every dedicated skateboarder. So, please enjoy this batch of footage of the Milan youth of both today and yesterday, all gathered by a common passion every and each of them reinterpeted their own way, punctuating the local skate history with just as many different styles and stuffed into quite the humorous calzone. Thirty years of meticulously documented and assembled adventures dipped in olive oil, with a message in the back - somewhere.

Spelta Mia

A brand new web part from Ruben SpeltaMagenta's newest chouchou, just hit the Internets straight out of the Quartersnacks oven. A special spelt-based pizza prepared by Patrick Frunzio, whose recipe comprises all the classic toppings: fresh VX-1000 clips, some hot chopped ledge dancing and even some Milano Centrale Stazione instances peppered here and there - for the heritage.

“qu’est ce que vous faites c’est bien!”

The team haze Wheels had already shown us how demolishing the spots in Milan was easy for them, and here they are back in France. In short a little more than Victor Campillo, or Morgan Katomba, who this time play at home. Add two three pirouettes of Ruben Spelta and we get a video of the most friendly.

Boum!

Das Days Paris, was not just a great week of events and reasons to gather together and share, it was also made of a lot, and we mean a lot of skateboarding… Proof here in moving pictures, and a great selection of European riders and motivated locals. Trust us, you will be sitting in front of your screen for long after this!

Primavera

The good people of French wheels company Haze just went to Milan! You guessed it, they did spend some quality time at Centrale, as one should, but did way more than that! The locs showed them around their city and they got to handpick a nice selection of rarely seen before spots… Guess what they ended up doing on those!?

En Nueva-York…

For a mighty long time, one rule would preside over European skateboarding stating that, no matter what, Spaniard were just better then you… Well, looks like the new Iberian generation has decided to get back to those basics, if you look at those Villains guys! Beware for powerful skating, mean flicks into anything, and lament the poor East Coast spots that tried to get in their way!

Italo disco

Hard to believe the Milano Centrale would ever get bored at home, but when it is the case, the Chef Family crew always have a good idea of a destination, to get refreshed! Here, they head over to the beach, and mainly the spots of Pescara. And looks like everybody had a great time!

Roma, open city!

The Chef Family, you know those guys: they were recently hosting Léo Valls, Josh Roberts and Seb Daurel at home in Milan! Well, here they are heading toward Roma to visit their locals colleagues… Where we discovered that the antique city counts way more –but seriously a lot way more– spots then the the three we've told about all those years. Someone lied to us all!?

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