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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!

 

 

Buy your Legends Never Die VHS Boxset by DJ Odin right here..  http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/legends-never-die-vhs-boxset-by-dj-odin.html

 

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Black Sheep x House Of Vans Mangle Street Jam

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

 

 

 

Earlier this year we saw the infamous House Of Vans come to Manchester. It was most definitely a weekend to remember or maybe forgotten by a handful due to the amount of alcohol consumed. Friday night saw one of the best parties Machester had seen since the Hacienda days and Saturday was a jam packed day full of fun activities from skate lessons for the kids, an incredible art exhibition thanks to local artist ‘Krek’ and a competition where some of our riders managed to take home a piece of the prize money. To recap simply hit the link… House Of Vans MCR.

 

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On the Sunday we were given the chance to take some of the ramps including the curved flat bar which was designed by ourselves from the competition the previous day. This allowed us to hold the ‘Black Sheep x House Of Vans Mangle Street Jam’. Early Sunday morning saw the calm before the storm because as the day unraveled so did the masses of people. By the early afternoon the street was packed full of skaters and also the general public having a nosy whilst making use of the free beer. Yes more booze to be consumed! The jam consisted of a cash for prize policy which in my eyes sees shredders at there best potential laying down tricks left right and centre trying to grab themselves a quick tenner. A few dudes that stood out from the rest were our team riders Eddie Belvedere, Jake Potts, Jordan Sharky and Jiri Burlin. Other shredders that made an appearance who also killed it were Nev, James Grindley, Sam Jones, Armani Rochford plus many more.

 

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The hype was flowing all day due to our Sheep family Stu Reynolds who was the MC for the day. Music was blasted out into the street, generally grime and drum n bass thanks to Rob ‘Dogger’ Smith. It was certainly a day to remember. We are extremely proud and stoked to have held something that was such a success for the people of Manchester and the feedback has been nothing but brilliant. We would like to thank all involved and especially those would made the effort to attend.

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DJ YODA – Band On The Wall – Manchester

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

DJ Yoda winner of DMC DJ of the Year award in the Scratch DJ category, nominated by Q magazine as one of “Ten DJs To See Before You Die” this guy is pure genius. Born in London, one of the best DJ’s the UK has to offer hands down, has been behind the decks since 1998 and has years of experience behind him.  Has has previously won DMC DJ of the year award in the scratch DJ category in 2001 and was one of six nominees for the UK’s best Hip-Hop DJ in the Hip-Hop awards! He generally plays a mint mixture of everything so you will be pleased especially if you like your Hip Hop as this seems to be his favorite genre. I’ve already bought my ticket because he is coming to Band On The Wall in Manchester because there’s no question about missing him play so close to home…. you can buy your tickets here http://bandonthewall.org/events/4499/ so make sure you do because I can imagine it won’t be long before it sells out!

 

 

If your not familiar with his skills have a listen below… if you are then you will already know how sick DJ Yoda’s ‘How To Cut And Paste vol 1’ mix tape is… I’m so excited for Friday 19th of September now…. Hope to see you there x

 

 

 


Apollo Brown & Ugly Heroes

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Apollo Brown is a Detroit hip hop producer, winner of Detroit Red Bull Big Tune Championships. Together Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent and Red Pill are Ugly Heroes.

 

 

 

An Ugly Hero is considered a myth. Growing up, the heroes we saw in cartoons and movies were perfectly chiseled, intelligent, and had senses none of us possess. An Ugly Hero is the everyday blue collar individual that makes the world go ‘round. These are the heroes that work hard all day, everyday to help ensure that the lives around them are taken care of, and do it all without recognition. They wear themselves into the ground and sacrifice vanity for family.

 

Catch them at Band On The Wall for their Manchester debut.

 

Support comes from Unionblak and DJ Jonny Dub (Hoya:Hoya / WHP)

 

State “Black Sheep List” on the door to get a reduced of just £6.00 (normally £12.00 on the night,) limited tickets so first come first served.