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.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
JOSH KALIS ON BUILDING AN INDOOR SKATEPARK WITH GRANITE FROM LOVE PARK
"Laying the granite tiles was the most torturous part because you’re on your knees. It was a month straight of doing 1,600 tiles."
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE OFFICIAL BROOKLYN BANKS COMEBACK
We talked with Steve Rodriguez about the imminent reopening of The Banks, which has been in the works for 13 years now.
JENKEM MIX 126: ANTONIO DURAO
Much like Antonio himself, this one’s got it all… An auditory gumbo, if you will.
MEET THEO HAND, THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO SHOT ALL YOUR FAVORITE ’90S PROS
Theo helped shape how skateboarding looks in the modern age, documenting names like Chad Muska, Tom Penny & Ali Boulala, all in their prime.
January 22, 2016 3:12 pm
January 24, 2016 12:45 pm
thanks jenkem guy
March 1, 2016 12:09 am
good job staff
January 25, 2016 1:13 pm
dope. but it’s galt not gait, josh.
January 29, 2016 4:34 pm
Who is that Maxine song by second to last , don’t thinks it’s listed .
June 29, 2016 8:08 pm
Maxine by Dixie Dee
March 1, 2016 12:08 am
I just wanted to come out and say thanks for not making me sign into facebook to comment. thanks for the music too.