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).
Listen to it below… or on Spotify, or download it here
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.
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January 20, 2016 2:02 pm
Very nice mix covering a wide variety of music.
This is by far the most interesting Jenkem mix. I’d like to see more mixes from filmers because they have a totally different perspective on music. Do one with Bill Strobeck, Pontus Alv or Yoan Taillandier ( Magenta ) !
January 20, 2016 2:08 pm
thanks man.. we’re gonna do more videographers for sure!
January 20, 2016 2:41 pm
Pontus Alv would be awesome!
January 27, 2016 6:29 pm
A mix by French Fred would be really cool or maybe Manolo from Manolostapes
January 21, 2016 2:00 am
How about Dan Wolfe?
January 21, 2016 3:25 am
I remember Pontus shared his mix somewhere (not Jenkem), it was great. One of the songs was Temptation by New Order, live in New York ’81.
January 21, 2016 4:41 am
The picture used to frame the mix shows this guy knows the medium he is working within.
Haven’t looked at these songs yet but very intrigued.