Grind through this skateboarding inspired mix by Adrian Day
Adrian Day is Mr. Skateboarding – he's been doing it since forever now. Between getting paid to skate and travel, he's also dabbled in several sideline skate businesses, the latest of which is running the oldest skate shop in South Africa, Baseline.
“We only do products we are stoked about. We represent real skateboarding, not crossed over or diluted versions. It's also a home of sorts to some of SA's best dudes. It’s a family really.”
When he’s not spending time with his family or doing the type of stunt that we’ve used for the album art (shoutout Session Magazine and photographer Sam Clark), Adrian fronts local band Bilderberg Motel.
“We're doing stuff. There’s a new EP this week and then another full album hopefully not too far behind. It's always been a venting vehicle but now more so. Our sound has evolved a lot, or devolved. One of those.”
And then tell us about the mixtape you put together for us, what’s happening here?
“I just slammed shit together that resonates emotionally, for the most part. There's a lot of sadness, a lot of resentment, lost love, found hatred... Lies... just things I personally feel at the moment. A lot of the songs were swimming in my head anyway by default. So none of it sounds anything like the music I make but it is some of my favorite stuff. I think most of it has depth. A couple are just obscure songs, like the Firehose song - it was used on an old skate video, a Natas part around 87.”
Mission Of Burma - Trem Two
Guided By Voices - Game Of Pricks [7' Version]
Elliott Smith - Rose Parade
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - In My Life
New Model Army - 51st State
Johnny Thunders - Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory
Firehose - Brave Captain
Old Canes - Face It
Pavement - Range Life
Beck - Asshole
Ataxia - Dust
Fugazi - Forensic Scene
Dinosaur Jr - Let it Ride
Sonic Youth - Sugar Kane
Nirvana - I Hate Myself and Want to Die
Shellac - Steady As She Goes