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.
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.
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...