Steve Brandi

Saturday Night Hop(p)s

2018 is over already; the web clip of the year just dropped. Josh Stewart, of classic independent video series "Static" and underground institution Theories Of Atlantis fame, was hired by Converse to capture the essence of the brand's newest collaboration capsule with Jahmal Williams' (delicious) board company, Hopps Skateboarding. Now in his forties, Jahmal is a living legend of East Coast skateboard throughout the decades and most importantly, never ever stopped doing his thing; pure passion is what translates in his style based on quick reflexes, creative spot use, timeless smoothness and sharp aesthetics, as you can yourself attest upon watching the resulting short film (no less) capturing his exploration of N.Y.C. alongside another OG: Steve Brandi. Not one to just pump out lazy ads, Josh went for a truly cinematographic approach and mixed media pairing incredible Super 8 and 16 mm shots of the Big Apple and its landscape with his trademark laser-cut VX-1000 clips of people skating it amazingly. The final mix is an absolute hit, and reminiscent of traditional local fragrances such as Dan Wolfe's "Eastern Exposure" series or "A Love Supreme" by Thomas Campbell. You'll be rewatching this one!

Chi-town

We have been discussing the Chicago case, via the Deep Dish edits, for quite a bit, now, but this time, it is the Theories colleagues that went there to see what all the fuss was about, leaded by the fearless Josh Stewart… Un-surprisingly enough, our local hero, Brett Weinstein, steals the show by demonstrating an inherent ability at tackling shitty spots, usually after getting up from harsh slams. An edit you should, and will, watch over and over through the week-end, and more!

Spring streets!

Even if winter seems to never want to let go NYC, they try to keep skating there, and the Theories heads are out in those streets, you know it! And, goddam, how stoked are we to watch Jahmal go hard in the paint like if he was still in his late teens!

Brandi

Steve Brandi has always been amongst those names pronounced with respect by the few ones "in the known", I.E. that had seen him skate in real life… And his Static IV part will not change that fact. To the contrary… It should actually go down straight to the Skateboarding Pantheon, or something, for his endless class on board, even in precarious situations, but MAINLY for what might be the best music supervision to ever in the now long history of tricks on wheels put to music… No shit. And why? Well, first of all, because it is the exception that confirms the what we call the Olly Todd rule –let's note here that Toddy denies any part in the origin of this– that states that one can only skate to a song if his skating is worthy, and in all logic simply banishes some golden tunes to ever be skate to… Well, here, Mister Brandi not only skates to… Marvin Gaye, but even worse/better, skates to Marvin's voice only. And it works. Beautifully. Where an ambulance sirens steals the show on a line. Let's also note that it is Steve's idea and decision to dive into this craziness. Yes, with that one, Steve Brandi might have swooped the highly coveted title of Classiest Man of the World… Hats off!

Press "PLAY"

And, here's your dose of class! Hopps, in the trail of its mentor, Jahmal Williams, knows how to pick them funky, and this edit will put a smile on your face for the week-end and more! From Piro Sierra to Brain Clarke, the approaches might be complementary, but the style levels are similar, and high…

T.O.A. alert!

You know us: considering the names involved, we could only be excited… But, if you don't agree with us on this one, we are speechless… Beware, this also doubles as a Brandi alert!

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