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  1. Braziliano-brazilian collab

    Author of the "Flanantes" trilogy of independent Brazilian skate videos with a concept revolving on the skateboarders’ modern utilization of public spaces, Murilo Romão just came through with a collaboration piece with the good homies over at Blaze Supply. Said teamwork materializes under the form of a guest "Flanantes" model on Blaze, and this new web clip, streamable here. Quirky spots galore, and Murilo is shown excelling on them regardless of which end of the lens he happens to find himself on. A mandatory watch! And make sure to catch up with the 2018 dates for the Brazilian skate photo and video festival Mimpi while part of your head is down there!

  2. Brazilian meanders

    Brazilian meanders is exactly what you're up for right now, by the means of the new and last part of Murilo Romão's visual triptych of skate films. The ending punctuation of a series also comprising "Flanantes" and "Situacionistas" chronogically, "Deambulações" delivers as far as your recommended daily dose of urban exploration paired up with modern poetry.

  3. D.J. Dub's tip: Murilo Romão

    A former freelancer for SuGaR back when the magazine was still reviewing records (reviewing what?) naively thought he'd be the one to let us know on the many talents of Murilo Romão, although we've featured and presented his Flanantes productions throughout the years - quite frequently too, as the beast never seems to sleep. Anyway the point is, you might have heard of him before.

    But what saves D.J. Dub's artlessness here is that this new clip features Murilo on the other side of the mirror, and lens; he's solely channeling himself through skating here, instead of computing behind the camera, making it a proper web part for SAT and Vibe, his shoe sponsor. Classic Brazilian spots: check - including some of the last footage at the legendary Vale) - but also some Portugal sightings, in between two demonstrations of proper balance on one truck (to be defined), and flip out skills.

  4. Zonzo

    In addition to the always outstandingly creative, insanely rugged, against-all-odds excellent street skateboarding from the cream of the crop of Brazilian skateboarding, what we appreciate in Murilo Romão's frequent productions (the former ones we've introduced to you before, here) is his will, as a true filmmaker, to push the envelope of the medium of the skate video, and the spectrum of its language.

    His works along with his collective Flanantes transcends the documentation of hard-hitting urban stunts (amongst other various reinterpretations of apparently quite hostile settings), by always placing it at the core of a given, coherent context.

    This time, it is the body of work of Italian architect Francesco Careri that caught his attention for long enough that he articulated his whole new full-length film around an idea that we'll let him go in depth about, below:

    "Francesco Careri, dans son ouvrage classique 'Walkscapes : la marche comme pratique esthétique', détaille les avantages de la marche, de l'exploration et d'à quel point il peut être bénéfique pour l'humain de s'égarer car, parmi les cultures dites primitives, les sédentaires qui ne se perdaient jamais ne progressaient jamais autant que les peuples nomades. Vers la fin du livre, il détaille la ville de Zonzo, une métropole imaginaire et métaphorique qui serait une ville dans la ville ; à mon esprit, c'est très proche des skateurs, à la perpétuelle recherche de Zonzo dans leurs déplacements imprévisibles. "Zonzo", cette nouvelle vidéo Flanantes, est infusée de cette pulsion d'explorer de nouvelles zones de la ville, ou de sa périphérie ; des zones abandonnées, des lieux en transformation spatiale comme temporelle et finalement, on se rend compte qu'en pratique, qui perd en temps gagne en espace." - Murilo Romão

  5. Brazilian week: "Sob a aparente desordem"

    Murilo Romão has his own take of the street… In the way he skates it, first of all, but also the way he captures it, with his very own video projects, including his most recent full length, Flanantes, that is reaching cult classic status in Brazil, for the way it captures Sao Paulo (where he is based) and Rio's scenes. Raw and cautious, clever and bold: this is Murilo and his vision!
  6. Hot nights

    The collective mind imagines Brasilian nights as panting and full of surprises, and the megalopolis of Sao Paulo could only fit the fantasy criteria… As seen by Murillo under the Flanantes microscope, local nights are more than busy, from the spot locs to the visitors: the creme de la creme of the national scene, with a particular way to look at the city. One will note the special work on sounds to create the mood for this street masterpiece!
  7. Interview / Alexandre "Cotinz" Neaime

    Tomorrow, we will premiere a Brazilian video nugget, Doppelganger, a labor of love from the one and only "Cotinz"… Who? What?

  8. Dúvidas

    "Dúvidas" is a new full-length video from Brazil (we keep telling you how boiling hot the scene is there...), by Guarulhos, São Paulo-based Cleverson Maniglia - notably a friend of Murilo Romão's, whose incessant, quality Flanantes productions (of a certain introspective kind) LIVE regularly features.

    The video serves as the first audiovisual output of Cleverson's brand Tupode (that mostly produces garment, but also the occasional, exceptional one-off such as "50-50 Grind", the skateboarder's perfume - unfortunately out of stock). The film features parts for, and footage of Leonardo Fagundes, Marcos Augusto, Lucas Cicolo, Lucas Antônio, Diego Ramos, Diogo Ramos, Cleverson Maniglia himself and many more local heads, going hard on some regional spots those of you familiar with the Flanantes videos might recognize, and then a bunch more of others, all quirkier and rougher than one another.

    The whole deal wasn't without sparking our curiosity, which Cleverson was patient enough to address, below...

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