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Steve Aoki 'Boneless' by The Bear

Steve Aoki 'Boneless' by The Bear

David Knight - 4th Sept 2013

Let's all head back to 1984, where superstar DJ Steve Aoki and Chris Lake and their respective crews are engaged in a brilliant high-stakes, old-skool Venice Beach skate-off - all in superb VHS-o-vision – for Steve's stomping track Boneless.

It's a very wonderful thing, and it's courtesy of Peter Faloon - aka The Bear – who directs this retro-skate off with panache and élan. And its superbly edited too, by Dan Peters. 

As the skaters say: "Diamondz"...

The Bear: "It's heavily inspired by the cult film Thrashin'. We created two rival gangs that come head-to-head at Venice Beach Skate Park in an epic old skool skate off. Aoki is the leader of “The Dimmaks” and they take on featured artist Chris Lake and his gang “The Rampants”. It’s all highly tongue in cheek, we know the skating is pretty bad and the stunt doubles are obviously fake, but it has all been painstakingly created to stay true to the 80′s film style.

"The thing you may not notice is the awesome edit trickery that hits every beat, hidden beneath an authentic VHS grade."

Watch 'Steve Aoki 'Boneless' by The Bear' here

David Knight - 4th Sept 2013


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The Bear
Tom Mackay
Josh Shadid
Production Company
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Director of Photography
Aaron Grasso


Dan Peters

David Knight - 4th Sept 2013

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