Our dude Chijioke Okafo has been down with some of the dudes in local Toronto band Cancer Bats for a while and they recently asked him to put together some clips to go along with a song from their new album ‘Searching for Zero.’ Here’s a few words about the whole thing from both the lead singer of Cancer Bats, Liam Cormier, and Chi…
We’re so stoked have this amazing video put together by our talented ripper of a homie Chijioke Okafo! We’ve known Chijioke for a while as a Toronto BMX dominator and have had our minds blown daily following his tail whips on them internets. One day while hanging out with Chijioke, as he built my new bike, I asked if he’d ever want to put something together with one of our jams. I played him “Devils Blood” and was pumped to cut something together! Now we’re way too excited to share this collab with the whole world! - Cancer Bats
When the guys approached me about doing this video, I couldn’t have been more excited! I’ve been listening to Cancer Bats for years and never thought I’d be able to collaborate with them in such a cool way. These guys kick ass and so does the new album! – Chijioke Okafo
Press play and check it out!
This year’s Toronto X-Jam was pretty unreal, more so than usual. The course was amazing and there was a great mix of riders killing it all weekend long. Check out a couple of edits from the weekend including Northern Embassy‘s dynamite edit featuring Greg Henry and Gabe Truax. Gabe pulls some wild shit out in this one, get on that rewind button at the 07:20 mark. Chijioke Okafo shines in the edit below with a dope uprail to fufanu at the 0:50 mark. Shout out to Gabe for taking 8th overall and winning the Best Trick contest!
Back in January, Chris Silva and his dad embarked on a month long road trip from Toronto to Miami all in an attempt to escape the harsh Canadian winter and bask in some Southern sun. Silva also wanted to check off some bucket list items of famous spots that he’s seen in videos throughout the years and was lucky enough to find some newer ones along the way.
They hit a ton of cities, but most notable were: Nashville, Tennessee; Athens, Georgia; Orlando, Miami and back up the coast to Jacksonville in Florida. High tailing it through the Carolinas they hit up the White House and Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.; gambled in Atlantic City and finally got to New York/New Jersey where Silva hit up the Animal warehouse for a quick sesh and did some site seeing in the Big Apple.
Press play and go along for the ride with the Portuguese Hand Grenade and his pops.
By now, everyone knows what to expect from a Sam Lowe edit: straight fire. It’s been a while since some Sam footy’s dropped and this one will be sure to hold people over for a bit once again. Filmed all over the Vancouver area, Sam throws down some heavy bangers that you’ll want to rewind a couple times. Press play and enjoy!
Filmed and edited by Taylor Elvy.
Near the end of the summer Greg Flag, Amos Franke and filmer Zach Rampen took a trip through the interior of British Columbia and ended up stopping off in Dawson Creek. The locals were rad as hell and took them out to session their private outdoor ramp. The dudes had a blast and came through with some dope clips for this edit that has us all dreaming of summer right about now. Press play and enjoy!
Flimed and edited by Zach Rampen.
Ed Pollio and the crew at 5050 Skatepark down in Staten Island, NY are hooking up a screening of ‘Any Means Necessary’ on Sunday, February 15. The video is set to play at 9PM and it’s an all ages, all sports affair for only $10 from 7PM – 10PM. Greg Henry and some of the BMXFU dudes will be on hand as well and you’ll be able to get yourself a FREE copy if you don’t already have one. Get out there and have some fun!
Silva put in serious work for his part in ‘Any Means Necessary,’ an unreal amount of work, actually. So much time spent searching for spots over the years paid off huge. This isn’t even the tip of the iceberg. Get out to your local shop and get your FREE copy of ‘Any Means Necessary’ to see all of Silva’s part and be ready for your face to melt.
Song: Jefferson Airplane- Embryonic Journey
Film: Charlie Crumlish, Chijioke Okafo, Peter Dai, Tony Neyer, George Carijutan, Chris Cadot, Aaron Jack, Chase Davidson.
Edit: Peter Almeida
Some of the crew (Jack Leonard, Chijioke Okafo, Greg Henry, Gabe Traux) will be on-hand tomorrow night at the 514 BMX ‘King of Taz’ contest at Le Taz in Montreal to screen ‘Any Means Necessary’ for everyone there. We’ll be showing the video at 9PM before the contest starts and there will be free copies for everyone. See ya then!
Antoine Nau does it for us over in France with the help of Unleaded and dude goes hard. Peep his 2014 year end edit and be sure to check out his clips in ‘Any Means Necessary’ which is showing up worldwide as we speak for FREE! And if you’re in France, get out to Unleaded to get everything you need MacNeil related, those dudes hold it down!
Northern Embassy put together a good Q&A with Zach Rampen, the man largely responsible for what you’re going to see when you check out our new team video, ‘Any Means Necessary.’ Zach logged a ton of time behind the lens and behind the computer putting this thing together and this interview gives you a good bit of insight into the process. Go check it out here and if you’re in the Toronto area tomorrow, come out to 3Ride at 3PM to check out the video with some of the team!
The dudes at Northern Embassy did a quick ‘Setups’ interview with Chris Silva that you should go check out. As you can tell from the photo, Silva’s filming setup is pretty elaborate so it’s in your best interest to go read the interview here to really get some insight into it. Also, if you haven’t checked it out yet, peep Chris’ part in the most recent ICC video, ‘Five to Ten,’ and get pumped for his section in ‘Any Means Necessary.’ Shit is real.