Since bursting onto the scene as Con Psy with a guest verse on Scribe's 'Not Many remix', David Dallas has been one of New Zealand hiphop's most loved sons. Recently signed to Duck Down Records in New York; David is gaining global attention (even winning MTV Global Artist of the week recently) thanks to his unpretentious, humble attitude, passionate performances and smooth flowing raps. Here he performs the verse that started it all (live for the first time in 5 years!); edited with the skating of another of New Zealand's favourite sons, ABC (Aotearoa Board Co) skateboarder Alec Paul. Alec has one of the best styles in NZ and is willing to hit whatever spots you put in front of him with no warm up. A true street skater and loved member of the ABC family; Alec has been consistently repping on and off his board since the 90's...
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Teaser skateboarding clip of Shane Mathewson - team rider for Zoo York Australia & Lush Distribution in Melbourne, Australia. Shane is one of my boys and an amazingly focussed guy. He is out skating and shooting photos most weekends and if the weather is shit, he listens to hiphop or reggae with a kiwi flavour. I've been trying to get him to listen to J. Period for a while and this is the track that finally got him hooked :)
Music - Fela Kuti - Let's Start - J.Period & K'Naan - Messengers remix off the free download J.Period & K'Naan Messengers Mixtape
Shane Mathewson Zoo York Australia skateboarding clip for mid 2010.
A tribute to RB Umali's Zoo York Mixtape from the mid 90's featuring live scratching by DJ Rob Swift from the X-ecutioners. The original Zoo York Mixtape featured Roc Raida (RIP, also from the X-ecutioners) and is still one of my favourite skate video's of all time, so when I discussed the idea of doing a tribute with Rob Swift it was amazing to discover he was into it as well.
Big thanks to Rob Swift, RB Umali at Zoo York for the inspiration, Lush Productions in Melbourne and of course, Shane Mathewson
Seven manual tricks with 5th District Skateboards pro Severin Von Ow (5th place 2010, 3rd place 2011 in Australia - Red Bull Manny Mania skate competition); and a quick fakie manny battle with ABC skateboard pro Alec Paul. An afternoon in Melbourne; the day before the Red Bull Manny Mania contest in Sydney, Australia May 2010. Filmed & edited by Dan de Sousa
Music - Bob Dylan - Hard Rain - J.Period & K'Naan - Messengers remix off the free download J.Period & K'Naan Messengers Mixtape Series