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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Concentric Beats- U.S. Drum-n-Bass Documentary (2002)

Los Angeles- Back in 2002, a young aspiring documentary film maker by the name of Valida Carroll, armed with a grant and a vision, set out to capture the essence of the emerging US DnB Scene. With hops in LA, SF, SD, and NYC, she takes viewers on a 60 minute ride across the country and grabs a great slice of American DnB history along the way.

I remember when Valida was in NYC filming and I always had wondered what happened to the footage. For me it was great to see so many of my friends and people that I consider family, so young and ambitious, telling the world why 170-180BPM beats make their worlds go round. Towards the end, there’s also a VERY interesting prophecy about the future of DnB and the re-entry of 140BPM in the scene- see if you can catch it…

Big shouts to everyone that has came, went, stayed in the scene- holding it down proper, I love you all! (and super big shouts to Dave (aka Eecue from JungleScene.com) for posting this up and sharing it with the world!!!)

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The Bicycle Film Festival Invades SF!

San Francisco- The Bicycle Film Festival is celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year and they’re making sure that urban cyclists around the world get to partake in the festivities. With stops throughout the U.S. and international hot spots like Sao Paulo, Barcelona, Paris and Tokyo, the BFF’s mission to celebrate cycling culture is a driving force worldwide.

The BFF-San Francisco kicked off a slew of events & got the party started Wednesday night with the Festival Kick-Off Party at The Knockout and last night Mike Giant ( Rebel 8 ) hosted a group ride from Dolores Park over to The Sports Basement where everyone partied down at “Bikes Rock“.

Tonight the film begins to fly and folks will get a chance to view shorts “On Time”, “Belle Epoch”, & “An Apology” as appetizers to get them ready for the screening of “Empire“.

EMPIRE
USA 2010 | HD 55 min.
Dir. Christian Thormann & Luke Stiles
The long-awaited urban cycling feature following the city’s best riders as they take to the streets of New York City. Riders profiled include Tom Lamarche, WONKA, Dwaine, Yatika Starr Fields, Dagga, John Prolly, Kai Perez and surprise guests.

Peep out the trailer:

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10
BFF Kick Off Party The Knockout | 3233 Mission St.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 11
Pre-Party Ride with Mike Giant | Dolores Park
Bikes Rock
Sports Basement | 1590 Bryant St.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12
Program 1: Empire Mission Workshop | 40 Rondel St.
After Party Bender’s | 806 South Van Ness Ave.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13
Bike Movies Victoria Theatre | 2961 16th St.
After Party Sports Basement | 1590 Bryant St.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14
Bike Movies Victoria Theatre | 2961 16th St.
After Party Zeitgeist | Valencia and Duboce

Mare139′s “B-line” B Boy Line Art Exhibit

Jersey City- You might not know Carlos Rodriguez, but if you are into graffiti art, then you’re definitely going to know the name “Mare139″.

His latest show, “B-Line” is a pretty sick example of how you can take graffiti art to the next level beyond the aerosol world and see it translate into the fine arts scene quite nicely.

Editor’s note: Sorry folks, this show ran last year, we got our dates & info mixed up…but it’s still a dope series.

RUMOR MILL: Is UK Street Artist Banksy in LA?

UPDATE from LA: Another installment from Banksy was spotted in DTLA and the folks over at Take Over LA got pics:

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It's confirmed, Banksy is bombing LA

Los Angeles- Our friends over at Take Over LA spotted a new piece by legendary UK-based street artist Banksy over near 4th and La Brea.

Banksy Piece Near 4th and La Brea in L.A.

Not sure if he’s there right now or not, but if you spot any more ups down there, please let us know!

STYLE FILE: Stussy x Cassette Playa

Cassette Playa is UK-based Carrie Mundane’s label, known for intense neon graphics inspired by rave culture, techno, Aztec art and science. The collection features a denim jacket, leggings, swimwear, tank tops and fanny pack for good measure!

Words can’t explain how much I love this collection! I’ve been a fan of Cassette Playa for a couple years now so when I heard that they are teaming up with one of my favorite long-time streetwear brands, Stussy, it got me wondering what both of those innovative brands would come up with and I tell ya the result is massive!

Peep the amazingly shot lookbook by Estevan Oriol:

Collection slated for release April 2010 at Stussy.