Brits outside the posh areas of London often get a bad rep. If you’ve seen Green Street Hooligans, you may know what I’m talking about; there’s an assumption that there are a lot of really brash, drunk folks in the rest of the country, and even if that might be the case when it comes to football hooligans, that’s far from the truth when it comes to the rest of the country’s skate scene. Skateboard Cafe, a board brand out of Bristol, is a prime example.
Skateboard Cafe started out as just a homie video (with a great soundtrack, of course), and slowly began to blossom into a board brand with international recognition. Since their inception, their soundtracks and videos have brought a lot of light to the dreary skies of Bristol, so we’re hyped that the founder of Skateboard Cafe, Rich Smith, hit us with this mix full of tasteful tunes that will most likely make you want to take a bump and dance around.
If you’re hyped on the mix and want more Skateboard Cafe, be sure to check out their recent full length Tenor. If you don’t care for the skating, just leave it on in the background with the music blasting; it’s like you’re getting a whole extra mix.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
WILL TIKTOK BE THE NEW HOME FOR SKATEBOARDING ON THE INTERNET?
We called up some "skate TikTokers" to find out what they've learned and seen so far.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH ILLEGAL CIV?
The Illegal Civ stuff feels like an ongoing soap opera, so to air out any confusion we talked to a few key characters.
CHECKING OUT A HIDDEN DIY FINGERBOARD PARK IN QUEENS
When we heard about a mysterious concrete fingerboard park hiding in Brooklyn, we knew we had to go find it.
INSIDE THE 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY OF EMERICA’S “THIS IS SKATEBOARDING”
We stopped by to pay our respects and see if we could squeeze a few stories out of the crew.