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Legends Never Die VHS Boxset by DJ Odin

Saturday, July 16th, 2016



Skateboarding and music have always played a part in each others existence for as long as I can remember. Being a skateboarder music has had a huge influence on my life because as we all know the majority of skate sections include some of the best tracks ever released whether it being a Redman or Black Sabbath track. I will recall a various track played in a bar or club and relate it to someones part where that specific track was used. As well as the other way around by watching a skate video and recognizing a song taking you back too a certain album or artist. It’s a relationship linked between the two that we can all appreciate. In addition to this great occurrence you can now purchase one of the best things to happen in connection with both music and skateboarding as one of the UK’s most influential DJ’s, DJ Odin, has kindly put a special package together. The Legends Never Die VHS Box-set.


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The Box-set consists of a USB stick that is nicely produced as a key and it is is filled full of all you necessary beats from generations of the best hip hop to some outstanding classic rock n roll tunes like Black Sabbath and Danzig. I have it playing at The Black Sheep Store as we speak and let me tell you something, you need this lengthy mix in your life as it’s power. I’m struggling to stay on my seat as all I want to do is get up and dance or go skating. As well as the USB stick DJ Odin has also included a block of wax that is shaped like a cassette keeping the music theme constant. I mean talk about creativity.


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Considering the Legends Never Die VHS Box-set is possibly one of my favourite items in store at the minute it felt right to give Tom (DJ Odin) a call to find out more about the idea. Here’s what I found out about the man behind the product and also the idea. So DJ Odin as expected was a keen skateboarder and in the early 2000’s he was just around the corner from being one of the best up and coming skaters the UK had to offer. Sadly due to breaking his leg on a mini ramp the dream was lost. Well the dream was lost but the passion wasn’t. The talk of his old skate VHS collection showcased the love that DJ Odin still has for skateboarding. Considering he couldn’t skate anymore he decided to take a step forward in the Music industry. A place just like skateboarding where to break the surface it is just as hard as anything out there. The love for DJing first came about when he used to hang out at a bar in Croydon (London) called the Black Sheep and his pal used to let him spin a few records. You may think I’m having you on by calling the bar the Black Sheep but that was the case aha. From there DJ Odin went on tour with Skinnyman at the age of 17, Skinnyman by the way is one of London’s greatest hip hop artists. You may remember the album Skinnyman released, Council Estate of Mind. Now that was on point! Here’s a quick track to refresh your memory…



Anyway back to the story, so from an early age it was obvious there was a career as a DJ for DJ Odin. After years of playing gigs around the country he took a step into the commercial side of music and became a full time DJ for a pop-star in 2014. I mean it wasn’t what he wanted to do exactly but it still paid the bills. Everything was running smoothly and after working for the pop-star in 2014 he was fortunate to be asked to be the DJ for them for the whole of 2015. As anyone would he took the work and declined numerous gigs/shows for 2015 from various people as he was fully booked up. Well that turned out to be a mistake as the wasteman pop-star turned around to him and decided they wanted some lurker on a keyboard rather than him on the decks. Talk about about a stab to the heart as this left DJ Odin with no work for 2015 and in the dump to be honest. After already turning down all the shows it looked like 2015 would be a bad year for him. A piss take really, although in the long run it isn’t all that bad as during the time he had to spare, which was a fair bit he decided to spark up his love for the music and style of Djing that grabbed his attention from the beginning.



DJ Odin had a look back and found the passion that had never disappeared for both skateboarding and music. That was where the great idea to create a mix tape that included tracks from a number of skate videos came from. That is exactly what the Legends Never Die VHS Box-set is all about. Each and every track has been featured on some kind of skate video and due to his passion for the earlier videos, mainly before the 2000’s this great masterpiece was created. Not only can you expect to listen to the tracks but he has added little skits and styled it amazingly. I don’t want to give to much away about what tracks are featured because it’ll spoil the fun. Reminiscing and trying to figure out which part and video the tune came from is one hell of a challenge. Trust me, it’s entertaining aha! Many of the tracks were taken from old skate VHS tapes and vinyl he has stacked up and the whole idea of preserving something so special to many of us into one USB stick is the main object. I mean it’s not that often you catch a VHS playing through your TV screen. Even the old tunes that were used are untouchable so seeing them on a skate video again is pretty much impossible. Anyway you’ve now got another VHS to add to your collecting but not one that you stick in the player after giving the dust a blow. It’s a bundle of the best tracks to ever grace skateboarding and I’m extremely happy we are stocking this great product. I mean the link between the Black Sheep and DJ Odin was already there from when he started in Croydon at the Black Sheep bar. It definitely felt right to have it on sale here. He also purchased one of our limited Dickies x Black Sheep coach jackets last year and has been a fan of the shop for a while, especially our Public Enemy logo. To finish off with I would like to thank DJ Odin for giving me my newest playlist as I have already bagged a box-set for myself. It was an easy decision and I’m sure the rest will fly out so grab your copy quick. He is a great dude and I also look forward to seeing him play live at one of his gigs. There’s a link featured after the Marvin Gaye video below where you can purchase the box-set and yes you’ve guessed it, ‘Lets get it on’ is featured on the USB, but that’s all you are getting for now. You’ll have to buy it to listen to the rest! Big UP Tom (DJ Odin) for creating something that should have been done years ago. STOKED!



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