Sadly, the time has come for us to wrap up Ali Boulala Week. Not gonna lie, it was refreshing being a fan site instead of a skate mag. Rather than writing about some trend or interviewing a filmer, we got to dive inside the mind of one of skateboarding’s most eccentric figures. We got to listen to his new band in the studio, watch him play with an RC Car and rehearse Shook Ones Pt. 2 on piano.
Taking into account his passion for music, for the final feature of Ali Week, we asked him to curate the latest Jenkem Mix for us to share with you all. Although most of the tracks sound like they were written by the oldest guy in the darkest corner of the dreariest bar, it was a treat to get a feel for what Ali is listening to when he’s trying to get inspired to play and write his own music.
With all that being said, we hope you enjoyed Ali Boulala Week as much as we did!
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...