1. Unloading the carpool at the late night skate jam
2. Watching the fast backwards skaters
3. That one reckless skater who never watches out for anybody
4. That one time you fell, but totally played it off…kinda
5. Trying to figure out if it’s your skates that stink
6. When you see a sweet move for the very first time
7. When someone comes up to the DJ Booth and requests “Funkytown”
8. Selfie Spin
9. Trying to walk after Skate-a-thon weekend
10. When the DJ got you in the zone
Some time last year, a brilliant article was published in Electronic Beats magazine.
“Sound in Motion” provides an in-depth look at the origins of style-skating and the music that provided the infinite loop which feeds the culture even to this day.
It’s divided into 4 chapters:
- Style Skating, Civil Rights and the Evolution of Rink Music
- New York City – Disco, Boogie and Beyond: Danny Krivit
- Style skating and James Brown remix culture in Chicago: ShaProStyle
- From the rink to the dancefloor: DJ Spinn & RP Boo
I hope this link never goes down, because this story is to pivotal to understanding the issues that created the skating culture, and the pioneers who paved the way.
It’s a long read, but it’s worth it. There’s also some great media bits included throughout.
Click the image to transfer to the article.
Showcasing some of the great skaters I captured during Atlanta’s 20th Annual Skate-a-thon.
Take notes, class is in session!!
Chapter 1: The Spin
Dan “Kno Limitz” – Seattle
“T-Stacks” – Tennessee
Chapter 2: Floorwork
“Sensai” – Kansas City
“Bee1ne” Anthony – Ohio
Chapter 3: Footwork
Hezekiah – North Carolina
“Batman” Smith – Chicago
Unknown Skater – Chicago
Amazing skating fellas, thank you for the inspiration!
It can be super intimidating to get out in front of a group of people and show them your best moves. It can especially intimidating to push through a crowd of amped-up guys just to get a piece of the floor for a few precious seconds.
I’m proud of these ladies who got out there and held their own!
Gurl Power! #sk8athon20
In addition to being an Official Skate Instructor, I’m also your friendly neighborhood Roller Disco DJ.
I LOVE skate music, (Just look at those pants!) and I’ve been invited to play some music for YOU!
Here are the details for the sessions:
- Thursday – LGBT Night (All Welcome) 7pm-10pm
- Friday – Roller Disco – 7pm-11pm
- Saturday – Roller Disco (+18 up only) – 7pm-11pm
$10 to enter, $5 skate rental
The Church of 8 Wheels – 554 Fillmore St. (At Fell) San Francisco, CA 94117
If you’re in the Bay Area, hope to see you there!
The Peninsula Roller Girls invited me out to perform at halftime during their home team exhibition bout.
Here’s a clip from the show!
I have a few upcoming performances and I would love to hear your ideas of some classic, funky, crowd-pleasing songs to dance to. Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!