Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Long Beach, adicolor and fish & chips

I drove to Long Beach, near LAX airport, which is about 30 miles from home. Why? Because Proper is down there and they had my adicolor Keith Haring black range in size US 8. Word! Can't front on that. My Keith Haring shoes are 1/5000 and there is a tracksuit as part of the collaboration with Jeremy Scott.

Archie looked after me and was even chill about me taking photos in the store?! Soooo non-NYC! He told me about the patent leather Nike AF-1 which will come in soccer team colours to promote World Cup AF-1s are soccer shoes...doh!

Nice 'n' Spice
Opposite Proper is Uncle Al's Seafood, a cajun joint. Imagine snapper, battered and sprinkled with cajun spices served with fries and green beans. Ummm ummm! Boy that place is so good I can't keep it to myself!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Nike Blu House party, Venice

Oohh, have I made it onto the LA party street scene? Well, judging by my invite to the Nike House in Venice I'm getting close :-) !

Inside were mural pastings from WK Interact...not sure how many of the party-goers lining up at the bar knew about his work (how about 0%), but still it was nice to see someone at Nike has some street nous!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

LA's rich graffiti history celebrated

5 years of LA graffiti ('83-'88) has been documented in a massive hardback book which was launched at MoCA this month. Very few artists' names were familiar to me before I moved here. There's learning in them pages!

I went along to check out the discussion panels, but missed them all. Still I hung out and watched some of LA's 'most wanted' artists celebrate their notoriety and freedom.

Check out the website for the book tour and other stuff...

Here's a video of the tagging action in the MoCA courtyard.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Bass...How low can you go!?

I was in Vegas again for the CTIA wireless show and I saw that Chuck D from Public Enemy was on a panel talking about digital entertainment, so check me out. I hit him up, had a chat and got his business card.

Apart from adding Chuck to my Hall of Fame, Ja and I have been talking about some production ideas around documenting Hip Hop history. There were some grand ideas chewed over breakfast last Sunday, but it's all about focus.

Believe that!