Antoine Jouguet

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!

PREMIERE / "Brotherhood" / Max Guyot / INTERVIEW

The last time LIVE presented one of Maxime Guyot's skate video works was back in 2016: he had then just published the second episode in his web series, "NCY Brotherhood". A "NCY" and not the most common "NYC" that stands for Nancy, France - the ancient capital of the Duchy of Lorraine, way prior to being the one of American fashion. Since then, Max hasn't been sleeping nor slipping and today, he's back with no less than a full-length video: "Brotherhood" (now a general concept) consists in exactly twenty minutes of urban skateboarding, coming in three slices: the first two are dedicated to the underrepresented Nancy locals and scene, and then the last one has a taste of Paris, foreign lands represented by quite the amount of Magenta heads. The eventual result is a little gem of an independent video, much in the vein of some of the best French classics of the genre and featuring rare styles, meticulous editing and intense VX-1000 swordsmanship. Which is obviously synonymous with many a question, so we logically caught up with Max himself for an interrogation he promptly gave in for, very much under the influence of our trust serums and various variations on the Stockholm syndrome.

Soy, Chuck, Laurent & Marvin

Tigre d'Eau Douce is the music project of Paris-based saxophonist Laurent Bardainne, whose virtuous yet elegant flow isn't without reminiscent of Soy Panday's on a skateboard; maybe it's not much of a coincidence, then, if said Soy just so happens to be the illustrator of the band's record cover artwork. From that point on, it was only the next logical step for him to break through one more dimension, and find himself wandering through the streets of the French capital - on wheels and footage - alongside Antoine "Chuck" Jouguet for Julien Ducas's lens, and the official video clip for the band's newest release: "Marvin"! A feat accomplished with taste on all possible ends, for optimized delight to your senses before the first push of the day.

For more recent footage of Soy, Chuck and Magenta representatives in the more traditional VX-1000 format, may LIVE send you back to Max Guyot's recent "Brotherhood", while more things are cooking!

Express

The Magenta homies were recently back in India, with our Push Periodical colleague, and Patrick Wallner. Or where the viewers finds out there is a place on the earth where the streets move as rapidly as Glen Fox does… And not that many cultures can claim that!

Marseille, le zoo!

Wait, those Marseille kids are popping, these days! Could they be border-line hyper-active? Well, maybe not… But they sure now how to make it look good and fun, right!?

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!

"Tranquille, cousin!"

Shame on us! We had forgotten to share with you this production coming from the heart of Massilia, the oldest city in France, but not necessarily the first to be associated with skateboarding, which is a mistake (considering the history!) and one that is hopefully about to be righted as the new generation has been making more and more waves, while keeping it local at the same time! And from the hillside runs to the ledge spots, the local youth is getting reckless! And Marseille has slowly been turning into a more sought after destination, even attracting the Chosen One… And nope, we are not talking about that famous bowl. Yep, watch it: Marseille locs are waiting for you to show up!

Fonky Family

You don't get much more "street" than the city of Marseille, and here is proof through this recent footage!

Léo's tip: Demain skateco!

If there is something like experts on Marseille skateboarding, M'sieur Loden is amongst them, and if he tells you some of the new kids deserve some shine, what do you say?

Connected

Many would not know –and during some times, even the locals seemed to deny the fact– but Marseille is full of downhill streets, and therefore of the spots that come with that type of landscape… The youth of today have acknowledged it, and are ready to enjoy it, here with a little help from their visiting Bordeaux homies. Yep, the youth have got skateboarding figured out…

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