Hunting for new music and editing crappy iPhone clips together to that perfect song you discovered is a familiar rush of adrenaline for all of us as skateboarders. The feeling of getting it all just right is so rewarding that at some point, it’s likely many of you have experimented with making music of your own.
Whether you’ve tried to become a bedroom producer tapping out beats on your laptop, started a punk band with your homies, or tried to take your skills to the mic over some free YouTube beats, odds are you’ve (at least jokingly) tried your hands at music in the past already.
Although you probably didn’t “blow up” overnight on Soundcloud, you shouldn’t be turned off from giving that pipe dream a real shot. Experimenting and having fun is exactly how Tommy Guerrero got to where he is today. Aside from being one of the most legendary skateboarders of the 80s and 90s, Tommy has also had his hand in creating some truly amazing records (Soul Food Taqueria being our favorite), and it all began with just trying new things out.
With the help of the DLX crew, we took a visit to Tommy’s home studio in SF and found out how he makes it happen behind the scenes. Check out the video in the player above, and check out the rest of our “Off Duty” series here.
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
PREMIERE: VIVIEN FEIL AND SOY PANDAY IN MAGENTA’S “JUST CRUISE II”
We hope to skate half as good as these dudes when we are in our 40s.
SECRET HOBBIES WITH ELI REED
Enjoy episode 2 of our new series that finds out what things skaters secretly fan out on (besides kickflips and pants).
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
November 4, 2016 1:54 pm
Tommy at 50 cruising that ditch is incredible.. all you need is that style.
November 4, 2016 1:55 pm
Plz do one of these with Jason Lee and acting and get him to take you to Scientology HQ and find borra
November 4, 2016 5:18 pm
November 8, 2016 1:29 pm
I doubt both statements at the subtitle of the banner