The Last Ever Warehouse Sale

The Last Ever Warehouse Sale

THE LAST EVER WAREHOUSE SALE

Dates & Times:
Friday 24 February: 9am – 5pm
Saturday 25 February: 9am – 3pm

Decks from R100
Footwear from R300
Pants from R400
Headwear from R150
Cruizers from R1000
Tees from R100
Jackets from R500
Shirts from R300
& other specials…

Featuring product from Brixton, Verb, Darkstar, Globe, Killer Speed Co., KFD, Stussy, and more…

Venue:
Revolution Skateboard Supply Co.
Woodstock Exchange
66 – 68 Albert Road
Woodstock
Cape Town

Contact details:
021 447 6801
info@revolution.co.za

The Last Ever Warehouse Sale

Ultimate X 2016

Ultimate X

UX

Ultimate X 2016 is taking place at the Grand Arena, Grandwest on the 27th February! If you like BMX, FMX & Skateboarding come through and show your support.

At The Gates & The Haunted for Witchfest 2016

At The Gates & The Haunted for Witchfest 2016

At The Gates & The Haunted for Witchfest 2016

Witchdoctor Productions would like to inform you of the following. The At The Gates shows in May have been moved. Since booking At The Gates, they went on to win a Swedish Grammy, this has placed additional workload on the band and will lead to a conflict in May which has the potential to negatively impact on the show. In order to make good on the shows, At The Gates have been confirmed for WITCHFEST 2016. To make this even better they will not be coming alone. We can now also confirm that The Haunted will be at WITCHFEST 2016.

IF you bought a ticket for At The Gates through Computicket, please speak to them for a refund. Tickets bought through Witchdoctor Productions can be refunded or the money can be moved towards a ticket for WITCHFEST 2016, please email info@witchdoctorproductions.com.

They apologise for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at WITCHFEST 2016.

In agreement with Witchdoctor Productions we have decided to move our club show appearances in May 2015 to an exclusive appearance on WITCHFEST 2016. Logistical and financial issues made the completion of these shows impossible. We apologize for this, and hope to see you on WITCHFEST 2016. Thanks for your understanding.” – At The Gates

At The Gates South African Tour

At the Gates

At the GatesPhoto: Andy Hayball

Once again Witchdoctor Productions is proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the South African heavy music scene by bringing At the Gates out for 2 shows at the end of May 2015. This will be the 1st time the band plays on African soil, a dream come true for many South African metal heads.

At the Gates is a Swedish death metal band from Gothenburg, and a major progenitor of the melodic death metal sound which laid the foundation for bands such as Killswitch Engage, Trivium and As I Lay Dying.

Initially active from 1990 to 1996, the band reformed in 2007 for a reunion tour before breaking up once again in 2008. However, they reformed for a second time in December 2010, and have since continued to perform live. The band released At War with Reality, their first album in 19 years, in late 2014.

Watch the video for Death and the Labyrinth taken from At War With Reality:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzjshF0TFm8

Show Dates and Venues:
29/05/15 At the Gates – SA Tour 2015 – The Mercury – Cape Town
30/05/15 At the Gates – SA Tour 2015 – Carfax – Johannesburg

Tickets are available from www.witchdoctorproductions.com and www.computicket.com.

Midway Mayhem Returns to Kimberley

Some of the thousands of local kids that have lined up to attend weekly free skateboarding clinics at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley, Northern Cape.

Some of the thousands of local kids that have lined up to attend weekly free skateboarding clinics at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley, Northern Cape.Some of the thousands of local kids that have lined up to attend weekly free skateboarding clinics at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley, Northern Cape.

Kimberley gets its own grand slam skateboarding event

Skateboarding enthusiasts in the Northern Cape can look forward to one of the biggest skateboarding events in the country when the Midway Mayhem takes place at the Kumba Skate Plaza on Saturday, 18 April. The event falls exactly halfway between the 2014 and 2015 Kimberley Diamond Cup skateboarding world championships presented by Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American.

According to John Block, MEC for the Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism of the Northern Cape Provincial Government, Midway Mayhem sports a unique character. “Now only in its second year, the event has become legendary in skateboarding circles and is completely different from any other skateboarding events hosted in the country. It is not only a really tough contest, but it also allows participants to enjoy the community of skateboarding. It sends a message that the world championships are on the way and renews interest in our world-class skate park, which has become a global phenomenon,” mentions Block.

As the best skate plaza in Africa, the Kimberley facility is the only one of its kind in the world offering free access, training clinics and contests all-year round. Thousands of skaters are drawn to the state-of-the-art facility on an annual basis and it has become one of the key tourism attractions in the capital city of South Africa’s largest province.

Yvonne Mfolo, Executive Head of Public Affairs of presenting sponsor Kumba Iron Ore, welcomes the event back to the province. “The Northern Cape government has identified the sport of skateboarding as an appropriate vehicle to promote the province as the ultimate adventure and extreme sport destination, while simultaneously making a significant contribution to youth development. As a company, we’ve had the privilege of observing the positive impact this programme has had on local communities and are proud to offer our support.”

This year’s Midway Mayhem is billed as a Grand Slam event during which top skateboarders will be able to qualify for the KDC skateboarding world championships in October. At the same time, it will also feature a Skateboarding for Hope tour stop with skateboarding clinics for underprivileged youth from the region. The top street skater will walk away with one of the top prize purses available in South Africa.

Midway Mayhem will feature five different categories, including contests for 13 & Under TOPGROM skaters, riders aged 14 & Over, women street skaters, vert skaters and the Rider Cup team contest. The street contests will feature a novel format not often seen in South African competitions with the top skaters going head to head in the finals. Midway Mayhem is also one of the few contests showcasing the vert skating talent in the country and the depth of skills of local female skateboarders.

Registration starts at 09h00 followed by Skateboarding for Hope clinics, qualifiers and finals in each category. Live entertainment will be provided during the lunch break and the prize-giving is scheduled for 18h15.

Upcoming events:
Saturday, 18 April: Midway Mayhem, Kumba Skate Plaza, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Saturday, 2 May: Skateboarding for Hope Stoneridge, Edenvale, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Saturday, 16 May: Skateboarding for Hope, I2B Park, Somerset West, Western Cape
Saturday, 13 June & Sunday, 14 June: Joburg Grand Slam
Tuesday, 16 June: Skateboarding for Hope, Springbok, Northern Cape
Thursday, 18 June: Skateboarding for Hope, Upington, Northern Cape
Saturday, 20 June: Skateboarding for Hope, De Aar, Northern Cape
Friday, 26 June: Skateboarding for Hope Durban, Beach Front, KwaZulu Natal
Friday, 27 June: Durban Grand Slam, Beach Front, KwaZulu Natal
Saturday, 4 July: Skateboarding for Hope, SkateLab, George, Western Cape
Saturday, 18 July: Skateboarding for Hope, Key West Mall, Krugersdorp, Gauteng
Saturday, 1 August: Skateboarding for Hope, Thrashers Pretoria, Gauteng
Saturday, 22 August: Skateboarding for Hope, Langebaan, Western Cape
Friday, 28 August: Skateboarding for Hope, Witbank Highveld Mall, Mpumalanga
Saturday, 5 September: Skateboarding for Hope, Canal Walk Cape Town, Western Cape
End Sept, Green Point, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Monday, 5 October: Skateboarding for Hope, Kumba Skate Plaza, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Wednesday, 7 October – Saturday, 10 October: Kimberley Diamond Cup Main Event, Kimberley

Kimberley skater Warrick Delport in action at the world-class Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley.Kimberley skater Warrick Delport in action at the world-class Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley.

Cliché Gypsy Life Premieres

Cliche Gypsy Life

Cliche Gypsy Life

We’re hosting premieres of Cliché Gypsy Life! Check below to see which premiere is closest to you and make a plan to be there. Believe us, you don’t want to miss this.

Cape Town
Venue: Yours Truly, Kloof Street
Date: 9th April
Time: 8:00pm

Johannesburg
Venue: Alicats
Date: 9th April
Time: 8:00pm

East London
Venue: Johnos Skate Shop
Date: 10th April
Time: 8:00pm

Red Bull King of the Mamba

Kent Lingeveldt King of the Mamba

Kent Lingeveldt King of the Mamba

King of the Mamba, Durban, South Africa
21 March 2015

This is generally how I ended up at the last two downhill skateboarding/longboarding events in Durban, South Africa: They are organised in a few weeks, one of the organisers, Greg Parry from Peg Skateboards out of Durban messages me to come down with promises of an epic location, I speak to the right people, and next thing I know I am on a plane to Durban for the inaugural and opening event for the MAMBA snake-run at the Eden Village Park in Salt Rock, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

I go onto Youtube and search for any videos of the track and I come cross the one made by local Durban skater Troy O’ Sullivan who also helped with consultation on how track should be built from a downhill skateboarder’s perspective. I watched his video and thought this one should be easy, similar to an event in Durban a few months ago at the Giba Gorge BMX/Mountain Bike pump-track. What the video did not do was give a proper reflection of the actual gradient of the snake-run as he was using a pole-mounted camera.

Surprise surprise… it was crazy!

I flew in on the Friday afternoon and Greg drove me straight to the track. I purposefully did not skate or cycle much in the week leading up to the event as I knew it will require all the leg reserves I could muster. I soon realised that it also needed a few days of riding it to get used to the feel of it.

You can’t not go fast. As much as you tried to hold back by shifting your weight to the back of the board, every corner still saw you boosting out of it picking up speed. It’s the kind of track where all your senses are being worked the whole way down, from the first set of humps, into the high walls of the right-and-left s-bend, sweeping straight into the big right-hand hairpin into a tight left wall down into the rabbit hole with a small straight, all in anticipation for the final left corner, THE WALL, which saw some people completely overcook it, me especially, and end up in the landing bags over the edge.

There were 18 participants in total and after 2 rounds out of 4 I finished with a 10th place overall. My first run saw me fall thrice and sitting in last place, so I knew the pressure was on for my next few runs.

The locals dominated the event and we were all stoked to see some of the guys like Troy who helped with building the track come out as the winner with a 32-second winning time, with local 15yr old Lungelo Mntambo coming in a close 2nd and Bradley Stevens 3rd.

Thank you so much to Peg Skateboards and Red Bull South Africa for hosting such a rad event and personally thank you to Red Bull South Africa, Revolution Skateboard Supply Co., Globe Shoes, Triple 8 protective gear, Kryptonics wheels and Peg Skateboards for making it possible for me to make the trip. A special thank you to old school South African vert
skating legend Eben Combrinck, who headed up the construction of the MAMBA snakerun.

Helmet camera footage by AJ Liebenberg and pics by Al Nicoll and Gavin Higgins.

Kent Lingeveldt King of the Mamba

Kent Lingeveldt King of the Mamba

Kent Lingeveldt King of the Mamba

by Kent Lingeveldt

Paul Senyol New Works Cape Town Art Fair 2015

Paul Senyol New Works for Cape Town Art Fair 2015

SenyolFinding Material – mixed media on wood – 1050mm x 1250mm

Some new works by local Cape Town artist Paul Senyol for the Cape Town Art Fair 2015.

SenyolSimple Sentences – mixed media on wood – 1250mm x 1450mm – framed

SenyolSynonyms – mixed media on wood – 1240mm x 1250mm – framed

SenyolThe Mariana – mixed media on wood – 1050mm x 1250mm – framed

SenyolThird Person – mixed media on wood – 1250mm x 1240mm – framed

SenyolWinter Sun – mixed media on wood – 1250mm x 1450mm – framed

Rituals Exhibition by ELLO at The Eye, Cape Town Tonight

The Eye Presents Rituals by Ello Xray Eyez

The Eye Presents Rituals by Ello Xray Eyez

The EYE Presents: Rituals by Ello Xray Eyez

Ello Xray Eyez is a visual designer from South Africa, living and working in Cape Town. Inspired by comics, animations and people amongst other things, her work is predominantly character-based with an unknown narrative. The viewer is left to find relevant connections within their own iconography and experiences. Stylised and surreal elements are combined to create energetic compositions that are graphic and colourful. Working with themes of memories, fun times, current feels, characters and personal relevance, she is also influenced by the dynamics of organic versus geometric shapes, straight vs curved, balance, composition and texture.

www.yoyo-ello.tumblr.com

RITUALS will Launch “First Thursdays” February 5th
The Eye, Cape Town

Vinyl DJ Sets – JUSTIN POULTER, HEINSTEIN

Facebook event link

FRIENDS Launch on Thursday

Friends Launch RVCA First Thursdays Cape Town

Friends Launch RVCA First Thursdays Cape Town

RVCA First Thursdays Presents
FRIENDS
‘Zine launch & exhibition
& Performance by Medicine Boy

Introducing the first of 3 nationwide free events, welcoming FRIENDS Occasional into the world. We celebrate with a magazine launch as well as a photographic exhibition.

With DJs:
Hey, no!, Look, The Diabolical Electric Eel, Snakes and Far Out!

**Entrance is limited**

About FRIENDS:
Having been conceived as a brand ‘zine and then developed as a men’s lifestyle publication, FRIENDS is welcomed into the world and born a free-of-charge ‘Occasional’: an ongoing series of publications to be released on a project-to-project basis and not on scheduled release dates. Issue 01 is themed ‘THE MALE DAZE’ and features content from around South Africa, Hong Kong, Seoul, New York and London.
#occasionalfriends

FRIENDS – an Occasional on Facebook.
Facebook event link.

Ashes (Belgium) Tour Starts Today

Ashes Belgium South Africa Tour Pretoria

Ashes Belgium South Africa Tour Pretoria

Ashes all the way from Belgium will be kicking off their South African tour at Schivas Rock!

Cheap drinks and great support acts.

Line up:

20:00 – NO FUCKS
20:45 – Home At Last
21:30 – CONQUEROR HC
22:15 – Ashes

R40

Stage dives and high fives!
See you there!

No under 18’s
R.O.A.R.

Facebook event

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Events

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Events

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Events

The Graffiti South Africa book launch will take place at three prestigious events across the country. The launches will coincide with diverse group exhibitions featuring talented urban and street artists. Other activities include video screenings, street art tours, live painting, sketch wars and book signings. The author will be present at all launches.

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Cape Town

Cape Town, 29 January

Space Between, 139 Albert Rd, Woodstock.
Official launch of the new studio and gallery space, Space Between.
‘Urban A’ group exhbition, featuring work by Nardstar*, Ariel23, Ninjabreadboy, Skullboy, Fersyndicate, Steve ‘Crack’, Chris Auret, Jack Fox and r1.
Video screening by Cale Waddacor.
PLUS:
Street art tours in Westridge (SA’s graffiti birthplace) on Friday 30 January and in Woodstock on Saturday 31 January with The Street Is The Gallery Tours.
Book signing and live graffiti at the Open Wall on Saturday 31 January at Side Street Studios (48 Albert Rd).

Event link

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Johannesburg

Johannesburg, 26-28 February

Kalashnikovv Gallery
153 Smit Str, Braamfontein
Video screening and photographs by Cale Waddacor.
Live graffiti painting.
Book signing.
Braamfontein street art tour with Past Experiences.

Event link

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Durban

Durban, (T.B.C)*

Open Plan Studio
39 Station Dr, Durban
‘Tracksides’ group show by a selection Durban’s finest urban and graphic artists (Artists TBA).
Sketch wars.
Video screening by Cale Waddacor.
Other entertainment throughout the day.

Event link TBC

Graffiti South Africa Book

Keep up-to-date via the Facebook event pages and our Twitter feed (@graffitiafrica).
Please note that the event itinerary may be subject to changes.

Book your place on one of the street art tours by emailing mail@graffitisouthafrica.com.
The tours are 90-minutes long with very experienced tour guides. Costs vary per tour, all welcome.

Limited copies of the Graffiti SA book are available for purchase at a discounted rate of R650.00 – first come, first served. Reserve your copy to avoid disappointment.

http://www.graffitisouthafrica.com/book/

Ultimate X in 1 Month

Ultimate X 2015

Ultimate X 2015

Ultimate X is in less that 1 month!

SA’s Premiere Action Sports Festival Moves to its NEW home Grand Arena, Grandwest Casino, come 27th / 28th Feb 2015.

See Top SA & International Athletes in FMX / BMX / Skate compete for a prize purse of over R 150 000 with Blade / MTB & MX Trials PLUS a whole lot more action.

UX 2015 Sees something totally Unique with Africa’s 1st ever indoor floodlit, pyrotechnical lazer action sport blowout, plus performances by South Africa biggest Band / DJ’s.

Title Sponsor: Old School Productions

Redbull
DC Shoes Africa – Skate
Fox Head South Africa – FMX
World of Heroes / GoPro – BMX
Western Cape Gov
Skullcandy South Africa
Sprite / Peninsula Beverage Company

Ticket Prices: Available through Computicket
Friday Night – R150
Saturday Night – R220
Weekend Pass – R250

Contact Info: Markus Museler
021 462 42 56 / 083 655 3176
Markus@oldschoolproductions.co.za

Tickets @ Computicket – http://online.computicket.com/web/package/ultimate_x_action_sports_fest_adult_weekend_pass_mezzanine/547700
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/UltimateXeXtremeGames
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/801775829881994/
Website – UltimateX.co.za

Gazelle & Invizable: The Rise & Fall of an Empire

Gazelle & Invizable: The Rise & Fall of an Empire

 Gazelle & Invizable: The Rise & Fall of an Empire

24 January 2015
Gazelle & Invizable: The Rise & Fall of an Empire

After a four year hiatus the duo known as Gazelle & Invizable have concluded their second and final album called “The Rise & Fall of an Empire” which portraits the cycle of life, death and resurrection within a conceptual narrative of civilization, society on individual, its lifespan and socio-­political ideology. The group shot to critical acclaim when their debut album “Chic Afrique” broke through the South African music scene and into the world, making waves that shook the idea of musical genre with their unique self titled ‘Limpop’ sound. This album is a swan song for the duo as they have decided to let go of the band and focus on personal projects between New York and Cape Town. With their choice cemented they have decided to offer the album to their fans and listeners for free as a sign of gratitude for their faith and support over what was a magical time in South African culture and development, resonating the groups respect of each other and the people that helped to build what was truly a magnificent moment in African dance music.

Two final performances in South Africa will write the last chapter of this iconic group with a show in Cape Town at Assembly on the 24th of January and the final show in Pretoria at Park Acoustics on the 25th of January.

The Rise & Fall of an Empire came to life after traveling across South Africa and putting together an ‘African Orchestra’ to perform an 11 scene or song tale about the infinite cycle of life. This was visually translated by Austrian artists Constantin Demner and Sarah Littasy from Studio Elastic. An incredible art piece was created out of illustration and built into a 3D object with paper which was then filmed and photographed.

On the 24th of January prior to the final Cape Town show this art piece will be installed along with a listening session of the album in the Annex of Assembly courtesy of Red Bull Studios Cape Town where the preliminary recordings was done.

– Gazelle & DJ INVIZABLE
– Alice Phoebe Lou Music
– Tommy Gun
– Native Young
– Season Marimba Stars

Entrance:
R60 Webtickets / R80 Door

Witchfest Open Air 2015

Witchfest Open Air 2015

Witchfest Open Air 2015

Witchfest Open Air 2015

2 to 6 April 2015 will see the biggest metal festival ever to take place on African soil. Witchfest Open Air 2015 #‎WFOA2015 will be held at the Klein Koperaal Farm just outside Johannesburg and will feature some of the biggest international names in the metal world with the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Hatebreed, Epica and Decapitated (to name just a few) joining the bill. This ensemble of international metal awesomeness will also be supported by the very best the South African metal scene has to offer.

The legendary Jim Rose will be MC along with Marq Vas from South African metal legends Metalmorphosis.

The festival is set to make history as the first of its kind in South Africa.

Tickets and directions are available from www.witchdoctorproductions.com and www.computicket.com.

Langebaan Summer Skate Comp 2014

Langebaan Summer 2014 Comp

The Langebaan Summer Skate comp was organised by Push Skateboarding.

Results:

Advanced:
1st – Alan Marola
2nd – Jean Marc Johannes
3rd – Stefan Jacobs

Intermediate:
1st – Tyler Kammies
2nd – Aya Gericke
3rd – Ethan Cairns

Beginner:
1st – Fidel Smith
2nd – River Gericke
3rd – Stephan Strickner

Best Tricks:
Stefan Jacobs, Alan Marola, Byron Rhoda and Reinart de Villiers.

Edit by Duncan Walker.

Open Streets Bree Street, Cape Town

Open Street Bree Street Cape Town

Open Street Bree Street Cape Town

Attention all people who roll.

Open Streets Bree Street, Cape Town, is taking place on 18 January from 9am – 2pm.

It is open to everyone. Come hang out, walk, ride, roll, whatever… The aim is to promote Cape Town as an integrated city.

Open Streets are uniting all non-motorised ‘alternative’ sports/culture to conduct a mass movement on Bree street during Open Streets for the purpose of enjoying the space in whatever legal way we like. Some portable ramps will be facilitated for use on the day but the main emphasis is not only about the obstacles but rather to enjoy the car-free space through healthy recreation, creative expression and bringing together alternative but like minded individuals (so don’t be a stranger with one another and mutual respect is the name of the game).

This is an important event for us as an ‘alternative’ sports/culture to make our presence known to the public and particularly the City of Cape Town so that we may prove to them that these sports/activities can be recognised as something positive, impactful and constructive on youth, society and Cape Town as a whole.

Details:
Entry: Free
Date: 18 January
Time: 09:00 – 14:00
Place: Bree Street (Wale St. down to Riebeek St.)

P.S. Open Streets encourage participants to use the train, bus or their own non-motorised transport to get to Bree Street.

Click HERE for the Facebook event and follow Open Streets Cape Town on Facebook and Twitter.

Further info please please go to www.openstreets.co.za or email info@openstreets.co.za.

Interpret Durban 5: Durban DNA

Interpret Durban Call for Artists

Interpret Durban Call for Artists

It is that time of year again; Interpret Durban is back and they’re celebrating their 5th birthday! For those of you not in the know Interpret Durban or #ID5 as this year’s installation will be more commonly called is a creative competition that covers photography, video, illustration/design and visual art that culminates in a night of awesome exhibitions and live music where the prize giving’s take place. This year’s theme considers the building blocks of a city under the title Durban DNA and asks, what makes a city?

The #ID5 crew have put together over R90 000 worth of prizes across 5 categories with sponsors such as Red Bull Studio’s Cape Town, The Delphic Games, Broadcast Lighting and Savior Brand to name a few.

It’s the kind of incentive you creative types always want but seldom get. So listen up. Here are the categories and sub themes:

Professional Photography – I am Durban
Amateur Photography – Pure Durban
Illustration/design – Durban Bulletin
Video – Durban Atmosphere
Visual Arts – Durban urban

To be part of this great creative challenge and stand a chance to win your share of over R90 000 in prizes (including fat cash prizes) AND exhibit with the best Durban has to offer at #ID5 all you need to do is go to www.interpretdurban.com and download the brief and separate entry form for one of the 5 categories mentioned above. Simple.

Time’s ticking and the deadline will get here quicker than you think, so get going!

Submissions for Interpret Durban 5 close December 12, 2014 at 15h00.

https://www.facebook.com/interpretDBN

http://instagram.com/interpretdurban

(Just a note for those of you outside of Durban. Apart from the cash prizes for 1st places, a lot of the other stuff is Durban focused i.e. Gallery exhibition space and Vouchers so just bare that in mind)

Verb at KDC 2014

Verb at KDC 2014

Verb at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Verb asked some pro’s at Kimberley Diamond Cup this year what they thought of the new Verb x Adventure Time collaboration.

Featuring Micky Papa, Ivan Monteiro, Dane Burman, Phil Zwijsen, Rachel Reinhard, TJ Rogers, Louie Lopez, Tyson Bowerbank, Byron Rhoda, Ryan Naidoo, Dlamini Dlamini, Andre Beverley, Jean-Marc Johannes, Continue reading “Verb at KDC 2014”

Promenade Mondays: Remember Jay Video

Promenade Mondays Remember Jay Video

Tribute to Jay Adams; The Original Seed
1961 – 2014

South Africa celebrated Heritage Day on 22 September 2014, a day in which we celebrate our diverse cultures.

At the core of skateboarding culture is Jay Adams, who passed away earlier this year. Jay, is the original seed and his style and skill has no forebears. Jay Adams is skateboarding personified, and for this reason we pay tribute and celebrate his life as a legend.

For the first time in South Africa, we are urging skaters to revel in our heritage, not as a “sub culture” or “fringe sport” but as a legitimate culture and community.

So we met up with a bunch of skaters on Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town to pay tribute and celebrate our skate heritage.

Revolution Skateboard Supply Co. | KFD Skateboards | VANS Store Cape Town | Kingdom Longboards SA

Filmed and edited by Matthew Lesch
Additional filming by Greg Maxwell
Skaters: Andrew Nero, Justus Kotze, Byron Rhoda
Music: Daft Punk – Digital Love

Ashes (Belgium) South African Tour

Ashes South Africa Tour

Ashes South Africa Tour

NoiseFix is proud to announce that metallic hardcore outfit Ashes from Leuven, Belgium will be embarking on their first South African tour.

The tour kicks of at Schiva’s Rock in Pretoria on January 29th, after which Ashes will tour the country ending at R.O.A.R in Cape Town on February 7th. The tour will be supported by CONQUEROR HC, with local bands playing select dates.

Ashes have recently released their No Compromise EP on Perspective & Genet Records (for fans of No Turning Back, Guns Up!, Backtrack, etc)

Make sure to catch them at one of the following dates:

29 January – Schivas Rock (Pretoria)
30 January – Alicats Pub (Johannesburg)
31 January – Queen’s Bowls Club (Durban)
03 February – House Show (Bloemfontein)
04 February – Raggies (East London)
05 February – Champs (Grahamstown)
06 February – Pool City (Port Elizabeth)
07 February – R.O.A.R (Cape Town)

Support touring bands. Support Hardcore.

Find out more and RSVP to the Facebook event HERE.

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Video Recap

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Kimberley Diamond Cup / World Skateboarding Championships 2014.

Featuring Nate Rojas, Boo Johnson, Jordan Hoffart, Andre Beverley, Vincent Milou, Jean-Marc Johannes, Tom Knox, Flo Mirtain, Dlamini Dlamini, Gosha Konyshev, Dane Burman, Matt Berger, Marius Syvaven, Justin Brock, TJ Rogers, Micky Papa, Tyson Bowerbank, Louie Lopez, Nassim Guammaz, Nyjah Huston, Kelvin Hoefler, Tommy Fynn, and more.

Filmed / edited: Matthew Lesch

Music: Bass Drums of Death – Crawling After You

KDC 2014 Street World Championships

Kelvin Hoefler wins KDC 2014

Kelvin Hoefler wins KDC 2014

Brazilian Kelvin Hoefler took out Tommy Fynn of Australia in the finals for the KDC 2014 Street World Championship title after one of the most insane final rounds ever! Some of the tricks that Kelvin laid down in the finals were switch front blunt down the rail, tre flip lip the rail, and more. Stay tuned for more content from the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup in the near future and keep an eye out this evening for a recap video from the finals that’s expected to be pretty amazing.

Check out the highlights from the 2014 KDC Street World Championships featuring Matt Berger, TJ Rogers, Dlamini Dlamini, Tyson Bowerbank, Micky Papa, Tom Knox, Nyjah Huston, Nassim Guammaz, Louie Lopez, Tommy Fynn, and Kelvin Hoefler. This is one of the wildest finals we’ve ever seen.

Results:
1. Kelvin Hoefler
2. Tommy Fynn
3. Louie Lopez
4. Nassim Guammaz
5. Nyjah Huston
6. Micky Papa
7. Tyson Bowerbank
8. TJ Rogers
9. Matt Berger
10. Tom Knox
11. Jereme Knibbs
12. Dlamini Dlamini

KDC Mini Mega Comp

KDC Mini Mega

KDC Mini Mega

Alana Smith of USA takes first place in the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup Mini Mega Best Trick contest! Alana, at only 13 years of age, Alana is the first female to do a backflip over the Mini Mega Ramp gap. Alana took home $5,000 for first trick against Andy MacDonald, Jono Schwan, and more. Check out the highlights video below from the contest featuring Jono Schwan’s Woodchipper, Andy Mac’s cab bigspin mute, and of course, Alana’s backflip.

KDC 2014 Vert World Championships

Kimberley Diamond Cup Vert Championships

Kimberley Diamond Cup Vert Championships

Vert skaters from all over the world traveled to Kimberley, South Africa to compete in the Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Vert World Championships and a shot at their share at the $83,000 prize purse. In the end, Jimmy Wilkins of Columbus, Ohio ended up taking the top spot and the $35,000 grand prize! Some of Jimmy’s tricks that worked as leverage to towards his win were huge frontside ollies, bs 540 ollies, kickflip lien melon, alley oop tailgrab 540, and more.

Check out the highlights video featuring PLG, Trey Wood, Jono Schwan, Marcello Bastos, Andy MacDonald, Sandro Dias, Elliot Sloan, Jimmy Wilkins, and more.

Results
1. Jimmy Wilkins
2. Sandro Dias
3. Elliot Sloan
4. Andy MacDonald
5. Pierre Luc Gagnon AKA PLG
6. Rony Gomes
7. Jono Schwan
8. Italo Penarrubia
9. Clay Kreiner
10. Sam Beckett
11. Mitch Brusco
12. Marcelo Bastos
13. Trey Wood
14. Edgard Vovo Perier

KDC 2014 Rider Cup Team Championships Results

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Rider Cup Results

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Rider Cup Results

Eight 4-man teams of skateboarders from South Africa and around the world congregated in Kimberley for the Rider Cup Team Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup. We had Soul Team from Brooklyn, NY in the house all the way from the US along with several teams of South Africa’s top skaters to compete for their share of the R40k cash prize purse. In the end, SA dream team squad 4 Staxx consisting of Moses Adams, Khule Ngubane, Mitchell Rice, and Jean Marc Johannes ended up taking the top spot and the Rider Cup Team Championship 2014 title. Check the results below.

Results

1. 4 Staxx – R25,000
Moses Adams
Jean Marc Johannes
Mitchell Rice
Khule Ngubane

2. Get It Get It! – R10,000
Yann Horowitz
Dlamini Dlamini
Khulu Dlamini
Kanya Spani

3. Clean Team – R5,000
Kyle Trusky
Enwin Gellant
Ofentse Ramakanya
Allen Adams

KDC Day 1 Photos

Dlamini Switch Nosegrind. Photo by Grant Mclachlan

Nyjah Huston Kickflip Backside Tailslide at KDC 2014. Photo by Grant Mclachlan.Nyjah Huston – Kickflip Backside Tailslide

Some amazing photos by Grant Mclachlan from Day 1 of the Kimberley Diamond Cup.

Photo by Grant Mclachlan

Photo by Grant Mclachlan

Alan Adams. Photo by Grant MclachlanAlan Adams – Bs 180 Switch 50

Am Vert. Photo by Grant MclachlanAm Vert

Am Vert. Photo by Grant MclachlanAm Vert

Am Vert Winners. Photo by Grant MclachlanAm Vert Winners

Am Vert. Photo by Grant MclachlanAm Vert

Brendon Boneless Blunt Slide. Photo by Grant MclachlanBrendon – Boneless Blunt Slide

Brendon Frontside Smith. Photo by Grant Mclachlan

Dlamini Switch Frontside Blunt. Photo by Grant MclachlanBrendon – Frontside Smith

Dlamini Switch Nosegrind. Photo by Grant MclachlanDlamini – Switch Nosegrind

Flip fs Nose Grind. Photo by Grant MclachlanFlip fs Nose Grind

Khule Bigspin fs Boardslide. Photo by Grant MclachlanKhule – Bigspin fs Boardslide

Khule Flip K. Photo by Grant MclachlanKhule – Flip K

Khule Hurricane. Photo by Grant MclachlanKhule – Hurricane

Khule Nollie fs K. Photo by Grant MclachlanKhule – Nollie fs K

Mini Mega Warmups. Photo by Grant MclachlanMini Mega Warmups

Nassim 50 up the rail. Photo by Grant MclachlanNassim – 50 up the rail

Nassim Flip to Flat. Photo by Grant MclachlanNassim – Flip to Flat

Nassim. Photo by Grant MclachlanNassim

Pro Vert Warm ups. Photo by Grant MclachlanPro Vert Warm ups

Tommy Flynn. Photo by Grant MclachlanTommy Flynn

Vert Warm ups. Photo by Grant MclachlanVert Warm ups

Vert Warm ups. Photo by Grant MclachlanVert Warm ups

Kimberley Diamond Cup – Day 1 Press Release

Samarria Brevard at KDC 2014. Photo by Sam Clarke.

Samarria Brevard at KDC 2014. Photo by Sam Clarke.

High flying start on day 1 of Kimberley Diamond Cup

Kimberley, South Africa – October 3, 2014

Day one of the Kimberley Diamond Cup Skateboarding World Championships presented by Kumba Iron Ore got off to an exciting start with the high flying action of the Big Air World Championships followed by the inaugural Women’s Street World Championships.

First up was Big Air and Jono Schwan landed a heelflip body varial 360 over the gap to a 900 on the quarterpipe, earning him the title and a $22,000 cash prize.

The inaugural Women’s Street Championships featured standout performances by Alexis Sablone (kickflip front 50-50) and Brazilian Pamela Rosa (frontside boardside the big rail), but it was Samarria Brevard, who ripped the entire course and front-180’d the entire manual pad. “I was very nervous before we started skating, but I’m so excited having won!” said Brevard. “My mom was worried because I had to travel on my own to get here – it’s my first time out of the country – but both of my parents are very supportive of me skateboarding and will be so happy for me!”

The first day of competition ended with a concert featuring dance performances and popular South African musicians followed by a 15-minute fireworks show. “It was a great start of what promises to be a fantastic weekend of skateboarding,” said Tim McFerran, CEO of World Skateboarding Grand Prix. “Skateboarders have travelled from all over the world, from 37 countries, and today we saw just a small preview of the caliber of skateboarding we’re in store for this weekend.”

Women’s Street World Championships Top Three
1. Samarria Brevard ($15,000)
2. Alexis Sablone ($10,000)
3. Pamela Rosa ($5,000)

Big Air World Championships Top Three
1. Jono Schwan ($22,000)
2. Elliott Sloan ($15,000)
3. Clay Kreiner ($10,000)

Click here for the full results from Day One of the Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup.

Fireworks at KDC 2014. Photo by Sam Clarke.

Jono Schwan at KDC 2014. Photo by Sam Clarke.

The official events of the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup were the Women’s Street Championships, Vert World Championships, Street World Championships, Big Air Championships, Rider Cup Team Skateboarding Championships as well as four national championship events for South African skaters, including Girl’s Street Championships, Vert Championships, Street Championships and the Youth Street Championships.

About Kimberley Diamond Cup
The annual Kimberley Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships is a partnership between South Africa’s Northern Cape Provincial Government, World Skateboarding Grand Prix and Kumba Iron Ore. Located 300 miles southwest of Johannesburg in the Northern Cape Province, Kimberley was the location of South Africa’s first diamond mine, thus its nickname, “The Diamond City.” For the latest news and information go to www.kimberleydiamondcup.com.

About World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP)
World Skateboarding Grand Prix is an international skateboarding event management company. WSGP hosts world-class skateboarding events with a commitment to help stimulate local economies through tourism while supporting youth development, especially those in underserved or impoverished communities. For the latest news and information on the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup and other upcoming World Skateboarding Grand Prix events, visit www.WorldSkateboarding.com.

Skaters Representing at KDC

Nyjah Huston Kickflip Backside Tailslide at KDC 2014. Photo by Grant Mclachlan.

Nyjah Huston Kickflip Backside Tailslide at KDC 2014. Photo by Grant Mclachlan.Nyjah Huston Kickflip Backside Tailslide at KDC 2014. Photo by Grant Mclachlan.

Here’s a list of all the skaters who represented at the KDC Skateboarding World Championships:

Street World Championships:

Australia (native South African) – Tommy Fynn
Australia – Dane Burman
Belgium – Phil Zwijsen
Brazil – Rodrigo Leal
Brazil – Leandro Chico
Brazil – Kelvin Hoefler
Canada – Matt Berger
Canada – Mickey Papa
Canada – Jon Cosentino
Canada – TJ Rogers
Czech Republic – Tomas Vintr
Finland – Marius Syvanen
France – Flo Mirtain
Indian Ocean, France – Vincent Milou
Indian Ocean, Mauritius – Damien Philippe
Indian Ocean, Mauritius – Eric Kircher
Indian Ocean, Mauritius -Kevin Cazel
Indian Ocean, Reunion – Laurent Gence
Indian Ocean, Reunion – Theirry Finet
Indian Ocean, Reunion – Laurence Finet
Mexico – Gustavo Servin
Morocoo/Netherlands – Nassim Guammaz
Mozambique – Yulian Edmundovitch Manhica
Namibia – Armand Oelofse
Namibia – Morne’ de Kock
Namibia – Izzi Jansen
Philippines – Eunice Quinlantang
Philippines – Marvin Basinal
Philippines – Jeff Gonzales
Russia – Gosha Konyshev
South Africa – Khule Ngubane
South Africa – Moses Adams
South Africa – Dlamini Dlamini
Turkey – Cenk Kulioglu
Uganda – Douglas Mwesigwa
Uganda – Peter Kyomuhendo
UK – Tom Knox
USA – Nyjah Huston
USA – Clint Walker
USA – Alec Majerus
USA – Louie Lopez
USA – Evan Smith
USA – Tyson Bowerbank
USA – Justin Brock
USA – Boo Johnson
USA – Ben Hatchell
Vietnam – Linh Do
Vietnam – Bin Tim

Women’s Street World Championships

USA – Lacey Baker
Brazil – Pamela Rosa
USA – Marissa Dal Santo
Canada – Samarria Brevard
USA – Alexis Sablone
USA – Elissa Steamer
USA – Lacey Baker
Austria – Julia Brueckler
USA – Alana Smith
USA – Vanessa Torres
Australia – Katherine Williams

Vert Skateboarding World Championships

Canada – Pierre Luc Gagnon
USA – Jimmy Wilkins
USA – Andy Macdonald
Brazil – Sandro Dias
USA – Trey Wood
USA – Jono Schwan
USA – Mitchie Brusco
Brazil – Rony Gomes
Brazil – Marcelo Bastos
Brazil – Edgar Pereira
USA – Sam Beckett
Brazil – Italo Penarrubia

South African Championships

Cape Town- Alan Marola
Cape Town – Schuaib Philander
Cape Town – Alan Adams
Cape Town – Jean-Marc Johannes
Cape Town – Andrew Nero
Cape Town – Justus Kotze
Cape Town – Martin Stoffberg
Cape Town – Wesley Tooth Schroeder
Durban – Khule Ngubane
Johannesburg – Daniel Miltiadou
Pretoria – Charl Steyn
Welkom – Nico Ludek
Johannesburg – Kanya Spani
Durban – Braxton Haine
Johannesburg – Sam Vider
Johannesburg – Trae Rice
Johannesburg – Xolani Thanjekwayo
Johannesburg – Anthony DeMendonca
Johannesburg – Brandon Valjalo
Durban – Khulu Dlamini
Durban – Martin Stoffberg
Johannesburg – Mitchell Rice
Durban – Simon Stiptich
Kimberley – Warrick Delport
Durban – Yann Horowitz

Faith 47 Exhibition at Aqua Regalia, London

Faith47 Aqua Regalia Exhibition London

Faith47 Aqua Regalia Exhibition London

FAITH 47 :: SOLO EXHIBITION

AQUA REGALIA :: CHAPTER ONE :: LONDON 2014

Opening Reception: 9th October 2014 / 6pm to 9pm
Exhibition on display: 10th – 19th October 2014 / 11am to 7pm daily
Gallery Location: 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL, United Kingdom
Enquiries: Tina@monikerprojects.com

Moniker Projects is proud to present ‘Aqua Regalia,’ the premier London solo exhibition with internationally acclaimed Contemporary artist, Faith47. Following an active street art career spanning more than fifteen years, her work can now be found in major cities around the world. Using a wide range of media, including graphite, spray paint, oil paint, ink, photography and collage, her approach is explorative and substrate appropriate – from found and rescued objects, to time-layered and history-textured city walls and their accretions, to studio prepared canvas and wood.

Aqua Regalia or ‘royal water’ is the alchemical name for a highly corrosive mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acid that transmogrifies, dissolves and changes the most powerful substance – gold.

In Aqua Regalia, Faith embeds found and created objects in an enshrined space and thus, in a manner of the reliquary, pays homage to the sacramental within the ordinary. Torn up begging cards, betting sheets, discarded eviction notices suggest the fall-out of a lost struggle, while visions of supplicants insist upon the power of faith. Eclectic in its mash-up of art as fetish and art as rebooted trash object, it reprises the core question which drives the artist at odds with the cynical neo-liberal force at work today. Such affinities and discordances between hope and yearning seek to restore value and re-inscribe new meaning to the rejected, discarded, the lost or the overlooked.

The restoration of value to discarded things when combined with pictorial conjuring’s of some undivided divinity, suggest a schism between the knowable and the unknowable. Whether the divine resides inside the everyday, or whether it merely intimates an absent-presence. Ultimately it seems that we are dealing with a felt experience – part belief, part yearning.

Along with these found objects are pictorial representations of incarnated divinity: animals, sacred geometry and other symbols. The question is – does the experience attest to the power of things over and above the human apprehension of them, or if the experience compels us to reconsider the object as indivisibly connected to the divine? If the viewer remains unclear it is because this exhibition arrives at a point in history in which it has become impossible to decipher a future, interpret history, let alone grasp the present. By combining found objects and art- incarnate thoughts, Aqua Regalia presents an immersive experience as much as a viewing. In this sacred space, Faith47 asks us to reconsider, and feel the hidden embattled role of the spirit in a secular realm.

www.aquaregalia.com

KDC SA Women’s Street Champs Results

KDC SA Women's Championships Results

KDC SA Women's Championships Results

South Africa’s best girl skaters pulled into Kimberley this weekend for the KDC SA Women’s Street Championships. The prize purse was R20 000, and they stood the chance to win one of two slots in the Women’s Street World Championships. In the end Kelly Murray snatched the gold, for the second year in a row. Big ups to Natalie Bramley and Melissa Williams for making podium!

Results

1. Kelly Murray – R10,000

2. Melissa Williams – R6,000

3. Natalie Bramley – R4,000

Photos: Rudi Jeggle

Kelly MurrayKelly Murray

Kelly MurrayKelly Murray

Melissa WilliamsMelissa Williams

Melissa WilliamsMelissa Williams

Mel Willams, Kelly Murray, Natalie BramleyMel Willams, Kelly Murray, Natalie Bramley

Mel and Kelly who will be skating in the KDC Women’s Street World ChampionshipsMel and Kelly, who will be skating in the KDC Women’s Street World Championships

KDC SA Vert Champs Results

KDC SA Vert Championships Results

KDC SA Vert Championships Results

South Africa’s top vert skaters owned at Kimberley Diamond Cup this year. Each skater had five runs, with maximum eight walls in each run. Their best run of five counted. In the end it was Jacques Allison who took the win.

Results:

1. Jacques Allison – R10,000

2. Werner du Plessis – R6,000

3. Graham Denoon – R4,000

Photos by Rudi Jeggle:

Damian BramleyDamian Bramley

Graham DenoonGraham Denoon

Jacques AllisonJacques Allison

Jacques AllisonJacques Allison

Werner du PlessisWerner du Plessis

Jacques Allison, Werner du Plessis, Graham DenoonJacques Allison, Werner du Plessis, Graham Denoon

SA Skaters Announced for KDC

SA Skaters Announced for KDC

SA Skaters Announced for KDC

KDC (Kimberley Diamond Cup) has announced the South African skaters competing this year. Below is the complete list of skaters that are pre-qualified to skate in the KDC South African Championships at 12pm noon on Sunday, 5th October. If your name is not on this list, you must skate the open qualifiers on Friday, 3rd October from 3 – 4pm. This list is composed of wildcard winners and additional skaters that KDC feels is deserving of being pre qualified to skate in the contest.

Wildcard Winners

Khule Ngubane
Daniel Miltiadou
Charl Steyn
Nico Ludek
Kanya Spani
Alan Marola
Jean-Marc Johannes
Braxton Haine
Andrew Nero
Sam Vider
Shuaib Phlander
Trae Rice
Xolani Thanjekwayo

KDC Select

Alan Adams
Anthony DeMendonca
Brandon Valjolo
Justus Kotze
Khulu Dlamini
Martin Stoffberg
Mitchell Rice
Simon Stiptich
Warrick Delport
Wesley Tooth Schroeder
Yann Horowitz

37 Countries Represented at Kimberley Diamond Cup

Nyjah Huston at Kimberley Diamond Cup

Nyjah Huston at KDC Nyjah Huston in action during the final heat of the 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore. The defending champion is back in Kimberley to battle some of the top pro skaters from around the globe.

Nyjah Huston will return to Kimberley to defend his world title against an unprecedented global roster from 37 countries at the Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore from 2 – 5 October 2014. The best pro street skaters from the United States will join the top skateboarders from around the world to battle it out in Kimberley, South Africa in October for their share of the R5 million prize purse, the largest single event prize purse in skateboarding.

“The unprecedented global participation in this year’s championships gives us the unique opportunity to showcase our beautiful country to the world and will also allow our young people to be inspired by these incredible athletes,” said John Block, MEC of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape provincial government. “This contest has grown beyond what we anticipated. It is now the premier skateboarding competition in the world and all eyes will be on Kimberley. We can’t wait to see the incredible talent that will no doubt be displayed during this year’s competition. It promises to be a truly historic event!”

“It is also an unbelievable opportunity for the Northern Cape to showcase itself as an extraordinary tourism destination and we are looking forward to welcoming the participants and their supporters with the traditional warm Northern Cape hospitality. We would be proud to share our tourism treasures with them – extreme nature, extreme culture and extreme adventure. We would like to encourage them to take this chance to explore the magic of South Africa’s largest province,” mentions Block.

Nyjah Huston, last year’s street skateboarding world champion, along with other top U.S. pros, will battle the top skaters from around the world in a fast-paced, adrenaline packed contest that takes place on the state-of-the-art Kumba Skate Plaza. Currently 37 countries are sending their best skaters to the world championships, including countries competing on the international stage for the first time such as Turkey, Vietnam, Philippines, Namibia, Mauritius Islands and Malaysia.

“To have so many countries competing in the World Championships is unprecedented in skateboarding,” said Tim McFerran, CEO of World Skateboarding Grand Prix. “Since there are only a handful of countries with federations established for skateboarding, most countries do not have any formalised means to support their top skateboarders to get to international contests. For them, it is crucial to get financial help to get to these contests. Even the US, as advanced as it is in skateboarding, has no mechanism in place to get governmental help to send its top skateboarders to the big contests and it has to rely on brands to help,” mentions McFerran. “Over the last seven months, we’ve seen first-hand the challenges in getting skaters to the world championships in countries that have no existing federation. We’ve been working feverishly to assist countries to help bring their skaters to South Africa. We want to help support the growing skateboarding talent around the world and to ensure that skateboarders who have the talent, but not the means, are represented in major events like the skateboarding world championships.”

The growing list of countries participating in the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships includes: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brasil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mauritius Islands, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Philippines, Reunion, Russia, South Africa, Swaziland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

For an up-to-date list of skateboarders and countries that will be represented at the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships, visit www.KimberleyDiamondCup.com. The Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup will be broadcast live in South Africa on SuperSport and distributed globally in 173 countries reaching 367 million homes worldwide. The event will also be webcast live.

Win Vodacom In the City Tickets (Update)

Vodacom in the City

Vodacom in the City

Congrats to the winners of the Vodacom in the City Tickets, Julian D. Eyden and Gawane Gullan!

Win tickets to see Rudimental, MGMT, Crystal Fighters, and The Presets at Vodacom in the City on 3 October 2014 at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg.

All you have to do is comment below with the name of the act you’d be most excited to see, and why.

Winner will be announced Wednesday 1 October.

MGMT HEADING TO SA FOR VODACOM IN THE CITY

MGMT

After almost a decade of producing hit records, touring the world and headlining festivals across the globe, MGMT are finally heading to South Africa. Get ready to party with the psychedelic-synth pop beats of ‘Kids’, ‘Electric Feel’ and ‘Time to Pretend’ when New York City’s MGMT hit Jozi for Vodacom in the City, on Friday 3rd October.

Now in its third year, Vodacom In the City transforms Mary Fitzgerald Square in downtown Jozi into a pulsating spectacle of lights, lasers and an incredible blend of Jozi’s cosmopolitan music lovers. Put Friday 3 October in your diaries, you don’t want to miss this.

MGMT join the already announced international line-up of UK’s Brit Award winning drum-and-bass maestro’s Rudimental and British electro-folk band Crystal Fighters.

Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden formed the first incarnation of MGMT (then called “the management”) as fellow students in 2001. When they released the sensational Oracular Spectacular in 2008 their reputation began snowballing on both sides of the Atlantic. Not only were they nominated for a Grammy Award (which French dance act Justice picked up for remixing one of their tracks), but the UK’s leading music magazine NME dubbed them “the best NY band about” with Rolling Stone proclaiming them one of the “Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2008.” Today, Oracular Spectacular with its major singles Kids, Time to pretend, Electric Feel & The Youth is consistently ranked amongst the most celebrated pop albums of the 21st century.

Without skipping a beat, MGMT, began writing and recording their second album Congratulations, which was released in April 2010 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts.

Their latest self-titled album MGMT has been described as perfectly ‘on the current pulse’, ‘drawing seasoned fans and new initiates alike into the band’s eureka zone.’

“This album feels to us like coming down to earth in a way,” admits Ben. “We’re trying to be accessible but we’re trying to do something new within the realm of pop music. When we finally came close to finishing MGMT, everyone in the studio had the feeling that we’d made something really great.” Having shared the stage with the likes of Beck, Yeasayer, Radiohead, Florence And The Machine and Tame Impala, one can be pretty certain that many others will feel the very same way.

Vodacom In the City promises to be a huge night of thumping beats. It’s going to heave with music fans from across Jozi all there for the same reason – to party hard to the bands that they love!

Stay close to Vodacom In The City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news on the next line-up announcements.

#VITC2014

Cape Town fans can catch MGMT, Rudimental and Crystal Fighters at Rocking the Daisies from 2-5 October 2014.

You can buy tickets HERE.

@INTHECITYJHB

Red Bull Ledgends Photos

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

This past weekend, the Red Bull Ledgends competition took place at the Salesians Institute in Cape Town. Greg Maxwell was there to snap some photos of what went down.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Promenade Mondays: Remember Jay

Promenade Mondays Remember Jay

Promenade Mondays Remember Jay

South Africa celebrates Heritage day this coming week. A day in which we celebrate our diverse cultures.

At the core of skateboarding culture is Jay Adams, who passed away earlier this year. Jay, is the original seed and his style and skill has no forebears. Jay Adams is skateboarding personified, and for this reason we pay tribute and celebrate his life as a legend.

For the first time in South Africa, we are urging skaters to revel in our heritage, not as a “sub culture” or “fringe sport” but as a legitimate culture and community.

So join us this ‪#‎promenademondays‬ as we pay tribute and celebrate our Skate Heritage.

‪#‎REMEMBERJAY‬
22 SEPTEMBER 2014
18:00
Presented by: #PromenadeMondays
Queens Beach, Sea Point, Cape Town

In Association with:
Revolution
KFD Skate
VANS Store Cape Town
Kingdom Longboards SA

RSVP to the Facebook event HERE.

Win Sepultura Tickets

Sepultura and Groinchurn in South Africa

Sepultura and Groinchurn in South Africa

We have 1 set of double ticket to give away to one lucky person to see Sepultura play at The Assembly this Saturday!

All you have to do is comment below with how many members are in Sepultura.

The winner will be announced on Friday afternoon.

RSVP to the Facebook Event HERE.

KDC Grand Slam Cape Town 2014

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

Check out the skating that went down for the KDC Grand Slam at Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town on 30-31 August, 2014.

Skaters in order of appearance: Fidel Smith, ?, ?, Norton O Donnell, Quinton Mooiman, Ethan Cairns, Brad Balie, Edwin Gellant, Jeremy Stone, Tyler Kammies, ?, Charl Jensel, Toufeeq Raubenheimer, Justin Adonis, Ryan Naidoo, MJ Johnson, Warrick Delport, ?, Dylan Wright, Justus Kotze, Mitchell Rice, Byron Rhoda, Judo Chop, Alan Marola, Jean Marc Johannes, Wesley Schroeder, Alan Adams, Moses Adams, Kyle Trusky, Shuaib Philander, and Khule Ngubane.

Filmed and edited by Chinner

Check out the photo recap and results from the event HERE.

Oppikoppi Odyssey 2014

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis Gee

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis Gee

Not just anyone can go to Oppikoppi. You have to REALLY love music to want to be there and endure the 3 days of dust and partying.

The line-up this year promised to create a few highlights in many people’s lives with headliners Aloe black, Editors and Wolf Mother.

It was great to see so many vibrant souls in the campsites and definite camaraderie between the newer Oppikoppi generation and the veterans. We all have something to learn from each other, whether it’s the fact that you’re too old to party that hard or too young to remember to shower and buy extra cigarettes.

I had the pleasure of seeing some of my favorite artists, namely Spoek Mathambo, Nomadic Orchestra, Sibot and Toyota, Mr. Sakitumi, Louie Lvnd, Lex la Foy and (new found appreciation for) CT legends Dookoom. With every stage hosting some great bands is was tough running between all the different gigs and trying fit everyone in.

Some fun Oppikoppi facts
1. It was their 20 year anniversary so you can only imagine how people celebrated and revelled in the dustathon.
2. The Red Bull stage was the biggest rave Limpopo has ever experienced.
3. DJ Bob played every night, and the most legendary set.
4. Dookoom Salute! Breakfast with these guys was something special, and camping next to Isaac Mutant was an education.
5. The showers in media where decent.
6. There was the one place we ate and it blew my mind. I’d go back to Oppikoppi next year just to eat there again.
7. Always take an extra multi plug for the media centre.
8. The Running of the Gods was participated in with enthusiasm, but
9. The naked race took the cake – brave souls of Mordor.
10. People didn’t shout Oppikoppi as much this year. In fact, there was a lot less shouting and way more listening in my opinion.
11. The Oppikoppi team work damn hard to make the festival incredible for you so say thank you!
12. It was a contest for the best branded buffs; MTV, MK and Red Bull vying for the spot.

Thanks to Revolution and Hilltop for having us. Still finding dust in my ears.
By DJMelitia

Oppikoppi 2014 by Dwayne ErasmusPhoto: Dwayne Erasmus

Oppikoppi 2014 by Dwayne ErasmusPhoto: Dwayne Erasmus

Oppikoppi 2014 by Dwayne ErasmusPhoto: Dwayne Erasmus

Oppikoppi 2014 by Dwayne ErasmusPhoto: Dwayne Erasmus

Oppikoppi 2014 by Dwayne ErasmusPhoto: Dwayne Erasmus

Oppikoppi 2014 by Dwayne ErasmusPhoto: Dwayne Erasmus

Oppikoppi 2014 by Dwayne ErasmusPhoto: Dwayne Erasmus

Oppikoppi 2014 by Dwayne ErasmusPhoto: Dwayne Erasmus

Oppikoppi 2014 by Dwayne ErasmusPhoto: Dwayne Erasmus

Oppikoppi 2014 by Dwayne ErasmusPhoto: Dwayne Erasmus

Oppikoppi 2014 by Dwayne ErasmusPhoto: Dwayne Erasmus

Oppikoppi 2014 by Dwayne ErasmusPhoto: Dwayne Erasmus

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis GeePhoto: Louis Gee

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis GeePhoto: Louis Gee

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis GeePhoto: Louis Gee

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis GeePhoto: Louis Gee

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis GeePhoto: Louis Gee

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis GeePhoto: Louis Gee

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis GeePhoto: Louis Gee

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis GeePhoto: Louis Gee

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis GeePhoto: Louis Gee

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis GeePhoto: Louis Gee

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis GeePhoto: Louis Gee

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Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Cartoon Network hosted an Adventure Time party at the Johannesburg Zoo on Saturday 23 August 2014. The party coincided with the launch of the Verb x Adventure Time Bro-Down, which features collaboration decks and apparel. Dwayne Erasmus attended the event and managed to snap some shots of what went down. 40 kids from Reach for a Dream Foundation attended too, and we got them to colour in a big poster celebrating the launch.

You can pre-order the boards from Revolution Online HERE.

You can read the full press release HERE.

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam Photos

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

All Photos By Grant McLachlan and Eric Palmer. Words by Grant McLachlan.

The 4th Kimberley Diamond Cup Grand Slam skateboarding contest of 2014 took place at Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town over the weekend of the 29 – 31 of August. Cape Town is always one of the most entertaining stops as there is a huge skate scene and a lot of up-and-comers who are hungry to make a name for themselves. Over the course of the weekend thousands of spectators got to enjoy amazing skateboarding during the contest, demos by 20sk8 crew, live performances by Bfake and 5fm DJ’s DJ Warras and Stephanie B along.

Some the stand out skaters over the weekend had to be Alan Adams, Jean-marc Johannes, Alan Marola, who landed a huge transfer 50-50 during his run, and Kyle Trusky, who came in 3rd place and skated the a-frame with style and ease. Shuaib Philander skated consistently throughout the contest and won himself the Wildcard and also placed 2nd. In the end it was Khule Ngubane from Durban who added another Grand Slam title to his name after winning the last contest in Durban. Some of the most entertaining skating came out of the under 16s division with Tyler Kammies and Brad Baily getting a tie after their final runs. The winner was chosen after a tie-breaker run. They both skated amazingly but in the end it was Tyler Kammies who won for the second year in a row. Enwin Gelant was close behind in third place.

The Rider Cup came down two teams The Little Rascals who consisted of some of the youngest skaters in the who contest and 4 Stax who had Moses Adams, Mitchell Rice, Justus Kotze, and Jean-Marc Johannes; some of the best skateboarders in South Africa. The Little Rascals were landing trick after trick with no problem but 4 Stax took the win in the end with some great all-round skating.

Results

Under 16:
1. Tyler Kammies – R1800 + R800 Boogaloos voucher
2. Jeremy Stone – R1500 + R500 Boogaloos Voucher
3. Edwin Gellant – R1000 + R300 Boogaloos voucher

Over 17:
1. Khule Ngubane – R12000
2. Shuaib Philander (Wildcard)- R5000
3. Kyle Trusky – R3000

Rider Cup:
1. 4 Staxx – R10000
Mitchell Rice
Moses Adams
Jean-marc Johannes
Justus Kotze

2. Little Rascals
Brad Balie
Tyler Kammies
Ethan Cairns
Jeremy Stone

Best Trick:
Alan Adams – Kickflip Backside Overcrooks down the A-Frame rail – R3000

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

Verb x Adventure Time

Cartoon Network News Release Verb Adventure Time

Cartoon Network News Release Verb Adventure Time

Let Cartoon Network take you on another exhilarating adventure with brand new episodes of Adventure Time!

An awesome CN party for your friends, Adventure Time Verb skateboards and prizes up for grabs.

Cartoon Network has announced that brand new episodes of the 5th season of pop culture sensation, Adventure Time – which follows two unlikely heroes in Finn, a quirky kid with an awesome hat and Jake, a friendly dog with a big heart – will be on South African television screens soon.

South Africans will be able to join the world’s most beloved human and dog pals, who are up for some more truly mathematical adventures across the Land of Ooo. Finn and Jake will be commencing their new adventures from Monday 15 September 2014 until Friday 31 October 2014. The show will air every Monday to Friday at 16h35 with repeats on weekends at 08h20 and 12h05 on Cartoon Network, DStv channel 301.

These two buddies, Finn and Jake, traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colourful inhabitants. From the mind of creator Pendleton Ward (Cartoon Network Studios, LA), Ooo is a land built for adventure. Teeming with imposing mountains, lush green plains, vibrant forests, endless prairies and winding rivers, the cities and towns are filled with bizarre characters in need of unique assistance. Whether it’s saving Princess Bubblegum, defeating zombie candy, mocking the “oxy-moronic” Ice King or skateboarding with BMO, for Finn & Jake it’s always Adventure Time.

“The strength of the Emmy Award winning Adventure Time franchise has always been our unwavering commitment to investing in engaging content that grows with our consumers. Adventure Time with its visuals, characters and engaging storylines marks another exciting chapter in the shows evolution and continuing success”, said Pierre Branco, Vice President Southern Europe and Africa for Turner Broadcasting System.

To kick-start the excitement before the launch date, Cartoon Network – in partnership with Verb and DStv – hosted an amazing Adventure Time party at the Johannesburg Zoo on Saturday 23 August 2014. To win a ticket to this fantastic event, fans had to enter a competition through the DStv website and lucky winners got a chance to experience the new season for the first time. There was also a special opportunity for kids to interact with a giant BMO and hidden cameras captured their gleeful faces.

All interactions with BMO built up a special party meter which set off streamers and balloons in true party style as soon as it reached the “It’s Party Time” level. Guests received a bunch of treats, merchandise and a photo with their favourite character before the party was over. Cartoon Network also hosted 40 kids from Reach for a Dream Foundation and fulfilled a special dream for one of the children who wanted to meet some of his favourite Cartoon Network characters. This brought smiles to all their little faces and they enjoyed having fun on their own exhilarating adventures.

For all of those fans who could not attend the Adventure Time party, the adventure is not over yet. All they need to do is visit the Adventure Time “It’s Party Time” microsite at www.cartoonnetworkafrica.com/partytime from 23 August 2014 where they can play the specially created Adventure Time game and fill in a competition form to stand a chance to win an exclusive party for themselves and their friends, including a viewing of one of the new episodes with Finn “in person”. Second prize will be a limited edition of Adventure Time skateboards designed by Verb available in-store from October, and third prize is a Cartoon Network goodie bag with great Adventure Time merchandise.

The show has already had great success both on TV and online with over 17 million Facebook fans, and in Q1 of 2014 the show was watched by an enormous 132 million kids globally. Adventure Time is also very active when it comes to gaming, with four new web games and six new applications launching during 2014. One of these applications is the newest collaboration between Cartoon Network and TwinSky Games, Time Travel which features original voiceovers from Finn and Jake now available on iOs, Android and Amazon.

For more information on Adventure Time visit www.cartoonnetworkafrica.com/partytime.

AV23

AV23

AV23

The new AV Skateboarding video is out, AV23. Check out team rider Trae Rice’s nosepick on the on the YBF vert wall on the cover, captured by Jansen Van Staden.

Make sure to catch the screenings if you can!

Win Tickets to All Assembly Events this Week

Win Assembly Tickets

Win Assembly Tickets

We have 3 double tickets to give away for all the events at The Assembly this week! That is 4 events!

All you have to do is comment below with which event you’re most excited for.

Winners will be announced tomorrow.

The events:

Wednesday: See You Next Wednesday x Hyphen, Mao & Daddy Warbucks
Thursday: The Rock ‘n Rollercoaster Presents: Arno Carstens Music brought to you by Sailor Jerry
Friday: Honda Presents: Pre-Block Party Warm-Up ft. Jamie Saint, DJ Va-Va, DDE, Pixel Pop & Half Life
Saturday: ROCK NIGHT ft. Ashtray Electric, Grassy Spark, The Liminals & YNDIAN MYNAH

Win Tickets: The Big 5 Series at Assembly

The Big Five Series at The Assembly

Want to win Double tickets to The Big Five Series at The Assembly this Saturday?

All you have to is comment below with the number of acts playing on Saturday night.

Winners will be notified on Friday.

Facebook Event Link

JAGERMEISTER PRESENTS : THE BIG 5 SERIES – 5 EVENTS | 25 ARTISTS | 10 MONTHS

Presented by Jagermeister South Africa: a key partner that has helped nurture and pioneer local music over the past years. The focus of THE BIG 5 is on local talent and the design stems from utilising The Assembly Logo to create the 5 iconic South African wild animals for each event. All the designs were put together by Andrew Ringrose. The aim of THE BIG 5 is to connect Live Music and Electronic Music, fusing these 2 scenes into a one night only experience per show, to be remembered for the rest of time and anchor these acts in the history of The Assembly lifestyle.

THE BIG FIVE SERIES ARTISTS:

– Van Coke Kartel
– The Plastics
– Jack Stone
– JNN KPN
– Terrasoul

DOOR PRICE: R40 BEFORE 10PM / R50 AFTER
WEBTICKETS: R50 (skip the queue)
www.webtickets.co.za/assembly

61 Harrington Street | Cape Town
www.theassembly.co.za

VANS presents The Pit Party 2014

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Vans presents The Pit Party 2014. Following on from last years epic bowl contest, this year’s Vans invitational skate contest will be held in the bowl again.

This event is open to public spectators.

RIDERS TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Contest Rules:

All riders need to be at The Pit at 5pm to draw your heat numbers for round 1. You will have 2 hours to warm up. At 7.30pm we will start the contest. The heats will be 5 min jam sessions, with 3 guys in each heat. After round one, we will take the 9 top scoring guys into into the semi finals, where the same 5 min rules apply per 3 man heats. The finals will be the top 3 scoring guys from the semi finals, this final will be a 7min heat.

Riders will be judged for: Style, Consistency, Use of Bowl and Difficulty

Prize Money up for grabs:

1st: R7000
2nd: R2000
3rd: R1000

Red Bull Highest Wallride.

There will be loads of Vans promo stuff!

Red Bull will be providing energy for all the skaters and spectators throughout the evening.

Poster artwork by Ian Jepson.

NO UNDER 18’s.

The organisations involved are not liable for any damage to person or property on this evening.

2 August 2014
The Pit, 133 Bree Street, Cape Town

Facebook Event Link

Sokkie Jol J Bay Winter Fest

Sokkie Jol J Bay Winter Fest photo by Grant Mclachlan

All photos by Grant Mclachlan.

It was a classic windy but sunny J-Bay winter’s morning that greeted the skaters from around the country at the 2014 Core Downhill Sokkie Jol presented by Sector9. Now in its second year and as part of the J-Bay Winterfest, it attracted over 80 riders and countless spectators. The course was laid-out on a slight downhill with a left hand corner and ramps assembled down the length (giving the race its unique twist). The obstacles included banks, rollers a tunnel and kicker jump. Skaters found the course rather intimidating initially due to the scale of the obstacles but quickly became accustomed to the ramps. The usual suspects stood out early on, with the likes of Ren Van Staden, Cam Adams and Alex Meyer shining. It was local boy Van Staden who took honours in the time trial and making him a sure favourite for the man-on-man racing. The racing in this format got tighter and tighter with each heat and the final saw Van Staden up against Alex Meyer. Both Meyer and Van Staden had used the strategy of a fast, solid push-off all day, knowing that a mistake at the top of the course would cost them lower down. It was Meyer who prevailed.

“It’s not a very long course so if you in the lead try not to bail because it’s hard to overtake. We came into the first berm really tight,” explained a stoked Meyer post race. “I think it was my pull-off that helped me stay in front of him though and I kept the lead going from there. This event was all about speed, but also knowing how to shed that speed to go up the berms. You needed some vert skating experience to help with the counter balancing on the berms and it also helped to have good pump skills, so that when you get over the berm and those little bumps you can get that extra boost.”

Final Results

Time Trail
1st: Ren Van Staden
2nd: Cam Adams
3rd: Jason Brown

Open Devision
1st: Alex Meyer
2nd: Ren Van Staden
3rd: Cam Adams

Junior Division
1st: Tyron Coetzee
2nd: Tristan Baymen
3rd: Johan De Vos

Sokkie Jol J Bay Winter Fest photo by Grant Mclachlan

Sokkie Jol J Bay Winter Fest photo by Grant Mclachlan

Sokkie Jol J Bay Winter Fest photo by Grant Mclachlan

Sokkie Jol J Bay Winter Fest photo by Grant Mclachlan

Sokkie Jol J Bay Winter Fest photo by Grant Mclachlan

Sokkie Jol J Bay Winter Fest photo by Grant Mclachlan

Sokkie Jol J Bay Winter Fest photo by Grant Mclachlan

Sokkie Jol J Bay Winter Fest photo by Grant Mclachlan

Sokkie Jol J Bay Winter Fest photo by Grant Mclachlan

Sokkie Jol J Bay Winter Fest photo by Grant Mclachlan

Windows 0.2 Exhibition

Window 0.2 Exhibition

WINDOWS 0.2 Exhibition at Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

An ongoing collaborative art project by Love and Hate Studio (Black Koki + Ello) and Jean de Wet.

Working closely together, resulting in multiple series of paintings, drawings, mixed media collage, silkscreen prints and zines.

Kalashnikovv welcomes the second installment of WINDOWS.

Continuing where they left off from last years “MIXED EMOTIONS” group show at the Kalashnikovv, Love and Hate Return with a more focused approach on their own rapidly evolving practice. Continuing with the blurring of lines between collaboration, fine art, street art and illustration.

RSVP to the Facebook event HERE.