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!
RAW TAPES: NOT ANOTHER SWAMPFEST EDIT
Somewhere in between Woodstock 99 and a redneck civil war re-enactment.
AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE SKATE PARK OF TAMPA
"It was a young person's dream. Nonstop fucking chaos."
BETTER OFF DEAD: BRANDS THAT SKATEBOARDING DIDN’T NEED TO COME BACK
"Just because you can doesn't mean you should."
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.
A GLIMPSE INTO THE BAKER HAS A DEATHWISH II WORLD PREMIERE
16 long years later, the second coming of Baker Has a Deathwish has arrived...