August 24, 2020/ / MIX SERIES/ Comments: 6

photo: BJ Papas

YES, WE ARE BACK! It’s been a long time since we’ve posted an official Jenkem Mix, but that’s because we wanted our one hundredth installment to be a real banger, something a little more special than a playlist slapped together by some kid with a good kickflip or whatever. We wanted to tap someone whose life and work speak to skateboarding’s independent ethos while also transcending it.

So when we got in touch with Darryl Jenifer, the bassist for the legendary DC-punk/reggae band Bad Brains, through a friend at Element who are working on a collab with them, we knew we could finally celebrate six years of Jenkem mixes properly.

For those that think they don’t know who Bad Brains are, you’re probably wrong. You’ve seen their iconic album art riffed on by countless skate shops and brands, their music has soundtracked skate videos since day one and has encouraged generations of kids to start bands of their own.

Throw this mix on, download it here while you can, get into a good Positive Mental Attitude, and celebrate the return of Jenkem Mixes with us below. One love!

More Mixes? Check out: Heath Kirchart, Bill Strobeck, Blondey McCoy, Louie Lopez, Nora Vasconcellos, Alltimers, Rodrigo TX, Stefan Janoski, Franky Villani, Pass~Port, The 69 Mix, Beagle, LurkNYC, Bam Margera, Mike Arnold, Jason Sallilas, or Kevin Rodrigues.

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  1. j stinky

    August 24, 2020 2:43 pm

    holy shit

  2. Dona Ana kid

    August 25, 2020 12:16 am

    I smoked with HR with my late great homie, in the little southwest town I grew up in. never forget it just rapping about skating without a care in the world. Off the chain

  3. Gotthat PMA

    August 28, 2020 12:52 am

    That pma link was a good read. Highly suggested.

  4. Bad Brian

    August 29, 2020 3:53 am

    Wish there were some songs off of I Against I or Quickness. They Seriously never put out a bad album. Quickness featuring Mackie from the Cro Mags on drums is a killer. Even their 2007 album produced by Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys has some awesome tracks and probably my favourite reggae tune from them (Jah Love).

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