30 years of etnies’ incredible history in skateboarding will be celebrated in photos in London this Thursday. This unique skater owned shoe company have given everything to skateboarding over those three decades so get down to Studio Spaces in Kingsland Rd in East London to raise a glass with all involved and appreciate classic skate photography in Built By Skateboarding.
We can confirm that Crossfire will premiere the long awaited and highly anticipated DGK video ‘Parental Advisory‘ after the 10th Anniversary Crossfire Xmas Jam on Saturday December 15th.
This event will take place in the Pop Up Cinema on the same road at BaySixty6 skatepark followed by a warehouse party until midnight from 7.30pm. More details regarding tickets will be revealed very soon with an official flyer, but for now, plan a full day and evening of good times ahead in your diary.
In the meantime, here’s the latest video from DGK featuring two of their newest flow riders Ryan Guiso and Schmatty.
This year’s fully sold out Crossfire Halloween Massacre boat party in London was a scorcher! Some serious efforts went into this one in terms of fancy dress with a selection of nautical treats arriving down the plank! Zombie Sailors, Pirates-a-plenty and even a bloke dressed as a BOAT were present. I’m amazed how he managed to get that huge wooden creation all the way to the Battersea Barge, which was not easy to find on the night.
The deadly rock duo that is made up from the DJ presence of Planet Rock’s Phoebe Winter and Total Rock ‘s Talita TwoShoes kicked the night off with a selection of classics before handing over the decks to Johnny Doom and Matt Stocks. The Kerrang! Radio duo had the dance floor rocking as fiends fell through the door, some of them already bitten by the cold weather, Thames rats and South London Vampire’s. The beats dropped like bombs from XFM Remix Show overlord, Eddy Temple Morris whose mash ups had the roof raised alongside the demonic DJ skills of Stereo:Type.
You came, we saw. Your outfits were sick. The boat was one huge mash-up! Joe Brady spent the night taking these amazing photo’s of you all. Enjoy them, share them and thanks for coming down if you were there.
Thanks to Paul Parker for his incredible artwork, Joe, Chloe, Nic, Holly and the Battersea Barge for their help on the night, and all of the DJ’s mentioned above for their amazing work on the decks.
Chav Dan takes the longest grind comp. Ph: Ben Larthe
We had a serious session on Saturday. Thanks to all who came out to play at the Halloween Massacre 2012. We have been destroyed since the party, which was a proper knees up, so whilst the features, galleries and footage are all pieced together today, here’s an update from the skate jam for those who could not make it or just pussied out because it was cold.
There were too many amazing moments from the jam but four overall winners took some cash for their individual performances on the day. Firstly, Danish skater Dannie Carlsen (below photo by Ben Larthe) took the overall honours in the bowl jam with so many tricks including blunt flip fakies and so much more. This guy absolutely rips on a skateboard! Rob Smith took the vert wall jam with an array of tricks from heelblocks to blunt fakies. Alex DeCunha took the rail jam with talslide flip out and kickflip nosegrind (I think). Chav Dan took the longest grind with a fs 5050 that took both shallow end corners out. Ridiculous stuff. So many NBD’s went down due to the skatepark being so new.
Thanks to all who dressed up. Hilarious outfits! Notably the Banana, Jesus, the Pirates, Zip Face (who won best fancy dress on the day). Big ups to all of the BaySixty6 staff for hosting us plus photographer Ben Larthe, Sirus and Al who were there taking the evidence on the day for your perusal soon. Huge thanks to all of the guest riders from Heroin, Lovenskate, Kill City, Creature, Witchcraft, Death and Stand Up and who braved the cold to entertain us with some incredible skateboarding all afternoon.
The full feature is in motion but for now, hold tight the party destroyed us. It was insanely good fun! Thanks to all!
It was 5 years ago that most of the people present tonight last stepped through the doors of the Trinity Pub. I’m pretty sure a police car was stolen, broken bottles were awash on the floors, punk rock throttled the speakers and the Death family unleashed the killer DVD,’Better Than Life’. Since then, a lot has changed. As Zorlac said in his opening speech tonight: “…some good shit and bad shit has gone down in between”. Tonight though, is all about one great feat: The unveiling of ‘Ordinary Madness’.
Mark Nicolson and Jake Shunt amongst others have worked hard to get this new Death Skateboards film out. The new wave of ams are getting better and better, making the pro’s up their game to keep their names on the wood.
Tonight in Harrow, most of the team are present and many of them annihilated by the end of the night. Even Richie Jackson, Matt Pennington and Patrick Melcher were in attendance straight off of flights from across the pond. This crew make a lot of effort and as a result, make a lot of others happy with very little politics or skateboard industry bullshit. You get what you see and you are either in our you’re out with Death, and that is to be commended.
Big shouts to all involved including Monster who provided the liquour, Wonk Unit and Meansteed, the two bands that played on the night and all who turned up to see the good ship Death sail once again. Other premiere dates and demos can be found here.
Zorlac opens proceedings…
Even Richie Jackson jetted in from across the pond!
It’s all down to these lads…
The party started….
Yep, Stalker was on fire…
Adam Moss practised his porno moves…
Rob Smith turned up as the Green Cross Code bloke from the 70’s…
The Welsh were there in force as usual.
Benson and Bain. Legends together.
Styley and Moggins ponder whose section was best.
Is that Steve Crawford peeping through the gap?
Matt Pritchard loves Pickle Porter’s.
Dinosaur Pile Up?
Brighton were in the house.
Wonk Unit punked it.
Zorlac unleashed his new Death extra-hand, shoulder jewellery.
This was the third shot I had to take from this lot!
Richie Jackson after 6 pints of Stella.
Blog that you little biatch!
The smell of Sheffield was in the air.
Melcher was ready to box Denver’s Matt Pennington – btw, he’s a fucking ripper!
Nowik was in the house!
Meansteed rocked the bar.
“Clap like you are at Wembley!”
Steak’s face says it all. Meansteed ripped.
It was so emotional that these punks swapped tongues.
Zorlac was in fine form!
The tattooists were out too!
The Trinity owner should receive medals for allowing this to happen.
Good to hear that Mike’s injury is on the mend.
ORDER IT FROM YOUR LOCAL SKATE SHOP TODAY AND LOOK OUT FOR A FULL FEATURE WITH THE ENTIRE TEAM DISCUSSING THE MAKING OF ‘ORDINARY MADNESS’ ON HERE VERY SOON.
The Massacre was heavily missed by many last year so organisation for this one started as far back as the beginning of August to make sure it was going to happen. With no room for a mini ramp at Vauxhall’s Hidden Club, Matthew Bromley’s idea to have a skate sticker exhibition caught on amongst 12 of London’s best skate art illustrators and the Toxic Wasters exhibition took its place. We did miss the ramp though, so next year we will try our hardest to get it back into the mix for you.
Highlights for this explosive night are rife. Cornish 4-piece Crowns made some new drinking buddies by serving up cold pints of Clash inspired, seafaring punk rock. Tomb Crew got stuck into Front Magazine‘s room by dropping the beats on the earlybirds whilst Illaman MC had more words that a dictionary to spill across Rack N Ruin‘s set too. 3 hours of grime, dubstep and bass reigned supreme before Cerebral Ballzy took to the stage in the Vans room. The results were no surprise.
This was the most chaotic show we have ever seen at any Crossfire night. From the off, a sea of bodies collided as the hardcore was sprayed into the crowd. Surgeons, zombies, military officers, pirates, even bananas, were smashing into each other forming one of the biggest bundles ever seen thanks to the dance music podiums that were used as launch pads! This legendary set was ended with a piñata smashing of the highest order and a set of absolute bangers by Stereo:Type who mashed up every classic in the book. The Vans room was covered in beers, stickers and sweets and ended up destroyed.
The Last Resort DJs dropped 90’s rock classics across 2 rooms and had the place rolling alongside a fierce stoner rock set from James Sherry, whilst Talita Two Shoes and Pheobe Winter freaked everyone out with their Child’s Play and dropped a great selection of metal! It’s always fantastic to see the DJs and bands dress up for this occassion. Pheobe’s and Talita won it for the girls and Enter Shikari‘s Rou Reynolds was a serious contender for the boys prize. Shikari have spent the last 2 weeks on tour around the UK but still had the energy to jump on the decks with us for 90 mins. Rout and SGT Rolfy had the place jumping before handing over the decks to High Rankin & Tigerlight who were dressed for Ultraviolence and continued the frenzy with bass driven beats mixed with a ton of wob!
Overall, not many people were ejected on the night. We are listening to all of your feedback on our facebook page and twitter so keep them coming and share your pics on there with us this week.
Thanks so much if you came down to make this night the huge success that this year’s Crossfire Halloween Massacre in association with Vans turned out to be, and also for dressing up in some of the best costumes we have ever seen! Big ups to all at Vans and Front Magazine, all at Hidden Club and Found series, Chloe Leeks, James Sherry, Paul Parker for his incredible artwork and all of the illustrators involved in Toxic Wasters exhibition, all the DJs and bands mentioned above, everyone at Division PR, Sophie Kostrowski, Scott Kell, Tom Halliday, the lovely guys at WE Audio, Kerrang, Rocksound, Clash, Metro, NME, Time Out, The Londonist, TNT, Sidewalk Mag, XFM, Gallows, We Are The Ocean, Hawk Eyes and all of the other bands out there who retweeted our shit and anyone we forgot. See you in 2012!
Enjoy the gallery photos below thanks to the long hours put in by Tom Halliday and Scott Kells. If you use these images, please credit them.
Watch the full video from the night courtesy of Sophie Kostrowski and Matthew Bromley:
Watch a clip of Cerebral Ballzy exploding in the Vans room. Caught on iphone from above.
TOM HALLIDAY’S PHOTOGRAPHY:
SCOTT KELLS PHOTOGRAPHY:
Next 3 pics shot by James Sherry.
Final photo by Tom Halliday.
“It was a great night had by all with some amazing outfits, a truly hilscarious event!” – Sgt Rolfy (Enter Shikari)
For those of you who want a banging New Year’s Eve party without the very non-banging entry free, which those of us living in London sadly know all too well about, then why not head on down to The Alibi in Kingland High Street Dalston for a Sweet Dreams event set to be a proper bubbler.
DJs include a bunch of Sweet Dreams activists and Lucien vs Farhad from the ever-familiar PWBC.
Peep the flyer on the right for all the info. It’s on from 6-6, that’s 12 hours of free entry people. Go and make yours a messy one.
The combination of crippling recession, crippling spinal damage and the crippling flow of time that had Crossfire HQ in its malevolent clutches meant that there was no official after party for this year’s Xmas Jam. After countless emails and messages demanding one however, we asked Mau Mau’s if they wouldn’t mind us bringing a bunch of boozed up skateboarders to their bar and let them run riot after a full day of carnage. Thankfully – and somewhat stupidly – they accepted our request and by midnight the locals had already seen Jason Cloete’s nipples, a tramp armed with a bag full of tins getting more action than anyone else, Daryl Dominguez funking out, the Gnargore crew becoming progressively less coherant and Zac dropping more cheese than anyone could have possibly expected.
Inspired by Jerry Hsu’s messy photoblog, Stanley took a disposable camera and stumbled around like a twat lighting up areas where the sun should never shine. Here’s a brief insight as to what might have happened on that cold December night.
Zac packing the DJ bag with standard Crossfire punk and hip-hop fodder innocently unaware that he will be forced to play nothing but cheese at Mau Mau’s come midnight.
When Death head honcho Zorlac isn’t dishing out friendly advice to skaters outside he’s getting hassled by these two punks.
Special uninvited guest, came in through the back door.
Lady and the tramp.
Tom ‘Street Queers’ Halliday gets his soul captured for once.
Nick and Danny are pretty close. You should have seen the spooning action on Stanley’s sofa.
Jason Cloete gets a good vantage point to scout out anyone who might put him up for the night.
Brewer getting all euphoric and shit.
Arran Burrows proved popular in some DIY Crossfire shirt we knocked up in about two seconds.
Not too sure who started this shirts off business, but it caught on fast.
Though sadly it was mostly just Arran and Jason.
Tom Gillespie bringing the Wizard’s Council to Mau Mau’s.