It’s safe to say that the East Coast’s skate-identity of long lines through chuddy city streets is due in large part to the work of Josh Stewart and his excellent indie video series, Static. Carrying on the tradition of the old Eastern Exposures, Josh filmed (VX1000 baby!), edited, and released the first Static way back in 1999. This was before YouTube made digital distribution a breeze, before social media made promotion a thing to be mastered by idiot children, before every crew and their mamas were putting out edits of wallies set to trap music. Josh Stewart was way ahead of the curve, and has been steadily carving out that curve even further ever since.
In an interview we did with Josh a few years ago, he talked about how he “overthinks everything.” Surely this must be occasionally maddening for him, but for us it just means whatever he releases with his name on it will be more than worth your time in checking it out. That goes for all of his videos, the products he distributes through Theories of Atlantis, and hopefully for this Jenkem Mix, the 42nd installment of our series (and maybe the most interesting one to date).
More Mixes? Check out German Nieves, Lucas Puig, Aaron Herrington, Riley Hawk, Anthony Pappalardo, Jim Greco, John Cardiel, Alien Workshop, Brian Anderson, Baker, Bronze, Brad Cromer, Alex Olson, Sage Elsesser, THPS, Sean Pablo or Jesse Alba.
BREAKING THROUGH WITH WKND’S SARAH MEURLE
Talking priest cheese, Jante, Allemansrätten, and other Scandinavian shenanigans.
WE HAD A MOVIE CRITIC REVIEW CLASSIC SKATE VIDEO SKITS
Enjoy her unfiltered takes on which skate video skits she thinks are any good.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GERSHON MOSLEY?
From punching Andrew Reynolds, to not getting "pimped" by the industry, Gershon covers everything you wanted to know.
REVISITING “WELCOME TO HELL” THROUGH THE EYES OF A JAZZ ARTIST
Canadian multi-instrumentalist Joseph Shabason removed the original Welcome To Hell soundtrack and re-scored it to Jazz.
MAKING ANYTHING INTO A SKATEBOARD WITH SKATE SHAPEZ
Any shape, any graphic. Come on, those rusty wheels in your brain have to be turning...