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Théo Moga x Hugo Bernatas / PREMIERE

French Vendôme native, Lyon-based Hugo Bernatas is a prolific, independent skate filmer who regularly floods this or that online channel with his productions, and has been for a long time already. 

His new output is a web clip featuring a young Théo Moga whose skateboarding you might already have caught a glimpse of, recently, in "B(ee)r", the independent full-length video from Montpellier by Bastien Regeste (arguably the closest equivalent to "Fully Flared" in this country and time).

Now here, in the span of two black-and-white minutes, Théo reinterprets some of the most classic spots the capital of Gaul is timelessly notorious for putting on display, and of course makes sure to tune them to the tone of the latest update of iOS that day. And Hugo tells us more...

 

Sergio Santoro / INTERVIEW / "Original Rocker" / PREMIERE

About the Sergio Santoro phenomenon; well, its greatest strength has to be that it speaks for itself, as both the character and his skating style have been making an Internet sensation for quite a few years now - as though a testimony to how genuine passion is bound to keep overflowing over time, all the while transcending geographical and language barriers. Sergio's skating is quite unique, a logical consequence of growing up in an era allowing possible peeks and picks into a worldwide array of inspirations, resulting in a trick repertoire and body language that transcends fashion. But all the transcending aside, one verb that's frequently a part of Sergio's expressed delivery (as the interview below can attest) is "exploring"; really, Sergio is but an artless, curious mind with genuine appreciation for everything positive in life, and an aura that's bound to absorb you the second he pops off a smile.

Whilst he's actually out there casually scoring crazy Instagram points to the point of catching the attention of the Californian economic elite, and many of his own people love him to the point of developing expectations, Sergio's primarily consideration seems to remain skateboarding every day and appreciating every single second of just that; thereby shattering many potential preconceived opinions regarding e-fame, or impulses of territoriality. Sergio knows that neither him, nor the Brazil scene has to prove anything to the world; so below, we discussed ways to spread awareness about its incessant, quality local productions of all kinds, the unique styles present there but also throughout the world, the language barrier with non-Portuguese speaking countries and much more.

The heart knows no borders and who better than Sergio to represent sincere dedication over any other arbitrary construction of the mind. Hoping that the sunshine Sergio radiates conveys in words, LIVE is thankful and honored to present the first Sergio Santoro interview for a European magazine and therefore, a non-Portuguese speaking audience.

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.

Evisen x Daidō Moriyama

Daidō Moriyama (森山大道) is a renowned Japanese photographer born October 10th, 1938 in Ikeda, Osaka. His body of works is notorious for being a testimony to the evolution of society in the post-war Japan of the second half of the twentieth century.

As far as the first half of the twenty-first century is concerned however, it is the Evisen guys who are apparently quite excited about carrying to the torch, by productively documenting the evolution of society in the current post-skate Japan.

What goes around comes around with this new edit, one intended to promote a new line of decks that happens to be a strong collaboration with the aforementioned artist, a collection one can keep up with here as more and more models are going out of stock already. As per usual, everything is orchestrated to a home-made soundtrack whilst, in front of the lens, dance around the multiple and varied talents of Maru, Shinpei Ueno, Katsumi Minami, Koichiro Uehara, Laurence Keefe, Shor West, Seimi Miyahara and Kento Yoshioka.

VANS THURSDAY SESSIONS 2019 / PREMIERE

Summing up three months worth of local video clips produced by about ten French skateshops for this year's Vans Thursday Sessions into a three-minute-tops capsule was definitely no easy task, but we tried! LIVE had to pick and choose amongst a seemingly endless stream of footage; and now, this is our video recap, closing a series of articles that's already recapped weeks onetwothree and four of the program with - hopefully - close care for the works of the local activists. Consequently, the aforementioned articles are full of local full-length videos and unique styles, crafts and potential connections; with a truckload of images of some of the most insane, completely unknown skate spots the country has to offer.

Overall, the entire operation has been a success both in terms of recreation and production! You can stay connected with Vans on Instagram here, and with LIVE here for everything that's next; many thanks to Vans Europe and everybody who joined in - shops, skaters, filmers, photographers and all of 'em crazy folks.

Wu Tex

Over the past months, LIVE hasn't been without reporting to you about the works of Eric Nguyen, the skilled and hyperactive VX-1000 enthusiast from Texas, Kyle Cielencki's skateboarding, or Steve Fletcher's brand Dead On Arrival, an initiative founded on his past experience with Northern Co.. All folks who've been patient enough to recount their respective stories to us, and to you, in the links above.

Today, what the aforementioned folks have been cooking up was just revealed to be a new promo for the equally aforementioned Dead On Arrival (D.O.A. if you're into them catchy acronyms). On the menu: classical music, and some quite exquisite urban roller planking signed by the feet and general body languages of Chris Saint-HilaireKyle CielenckiChris JataJohn DevineKyle RemondinoAndrew Grabowski, Jimmy ChungP.J. Castellano and Ben Havran. Eric handled the editing, although he didn't film everything: the list of contributing filmers is quite lengthy (although that doesn't result in any visual inconsistencies here) and comprises some familiar names such as the one of Stephen Buggica, the man behind the Shaqueefa "Mixtape" videos, interviewed here.

Play It back

This little smooth music, these paradisiac landscapes tinged with orange, pink and yellow by the sunset. No doubt possible from the intro we know it's Yardsale! They now master so well this atmosphere to which they are faithful since the first hour. For this opus of the Yardsale saga, the young crew are staged in Japan, California and obviously in their native Great-Britain. And since the first episodes, guys have taken a lot of level and we really refined their respective styles. As Charlie Birch who in my opinion, has now one of the best smith grind of all Great-Britain or the inimitable flatground of Sam Sitayeb. Anyway, another video that we will watch in a loop.

Intêrstate magazine / Rafael Gonzalez / 5W's!

Launched in 2017, Intêrstate is a highly qualitative skateboarding magazine with a focus on beautiful images, exposed film and an explicit motto: "skateboarding culture and visual arts". The third issue just came out, and one of the co-founders tells us more.

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