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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Who needs a film distributor?

A new indy b-boy film has gone straight to internet (rather than straight to DVD/video).

The producers (CAID Productions, 800LB, Popcorn Productions) have created a unique 82-minute film that's both a feature-length film and also edited into 11 chapters/lessons that can be watched as stand alone episodes so you can learn the art of b-boying.

"Way of the B-Boy" is described as a documentary and instruction course all in one. Let's see if that works, but we know CAID has high production values from its "Just for Kicks" documentary.

80s, 90s, 00s Three generations of b-boys are interviewed about breaking and its evolution. Bboys Jeromeskee (Massive Monkees Crew, Rock Steady Crew) and Fever One (DVS, Rock Steady Crew) start with the most basic step, then reveal the moves and demonstrate how they are put together in combinations - in the original way that hasn’t changed since the 1970s.

The old skool lessions come from forefathers of hip-hop and New York breaking pioneers such as Lil Lep, Michael Holman, Pop Master Fabel, Grand Master Caz, Sugar Pop and Mr. Wiggles.

I don't get it One thing that I'm confused about is Coosh's involvement in this film. Their headphones are linked to b-boy battle competition and prizes so they must be sponsors or something. Headphones = music = breaks = b-boying. Ahhh. I get it!

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