HIDDEN LIVES

Every time something by Mickey Smith drops, we drop everything and glue our eyeballs to the screen. This time it’s Hidden Lives with good friend and world class charger, Tom Lowe. Their work has always resonated with us at Velvet Sea, moody, sometimes dark productions that focus on film making just as much as the…

MEET: CHRIS SIRNEY

Name: Chris Sirney Instagram: @chrissirney Age: 30 Field: Photography (artist) Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Where are you from and what do you do? I would like to start off by saying a thank to Velvet Sea for doing this with me. I’m from Southern California and I live in Costa…

VS to US

  One of Velvet Sea’s main contributors Luke Cheadle has landed in the US of A. Not just popping over for a leisurely holiday, but Cheads and his gilfriend intend to be in LA indefinitely.   He has also been in contact with Mike Pagan. An extremely talented film maker that has been kind enough…

MEET: Harry Triglone

Field || Film Age || 22 Resides || Between Coffs and Byron Inspiration || Life, friends, music, good times and happiness. If your happy you’re inspired Years in the game ||  6? Equipment Digital/Film || I shoot most surf stuff on a Canon 60d but my dad just got a Sony nex fs 700 which…

SMOKE and DIAMONDS

Summer time in LA might not conjure up images of perfect waves but you’d be surprised what you can find. The Pagan brothers have been really impressing us of late, churning out edit after edit, with one brother in the water and the other behind the lens and in edit booth. This is their latest…

NTI SHEETO

To use their words, “Nti Sheeto (Knee-sheet-o) is a surf film illustrating the contrast between the psychedelic and magical natural wonders of Indonesia with the surreal and demented trappings of it’s darker nighttime street culture.”. It’s superbly directed by Dion Agius and shot and cut by Blake Myers. If you haven’t seen this film yet,…

VS WEEKLY SOUNDS #6

This weeks #vsweeklysounds comes from Sydney DJ duo LUSH, made up of Velvet Sea’s Luke Cheadle and good mate, Shawn Irving. The pair have been playing numerous gigs around Sydney as of late and are starting to make a name for themselves and their groove filled sets. “House, Not A Home.” is an epic mix…

MEET: TRAIT

Wollongong based artist, Trait Cross is somewhat of an enigma. Type “Trait Cross Art” into Google and, besides his Tumblr page, you won’t find much, which in this day and age is quite refreshing. No bullshit, no hype, just his art and your opinion on it. It takes some guts to operate that way, whether…

VS WEEKLY SOUNDS #5

We missed a #vsweeklysounds last week, so this week we’ll have two. The first one, will be an album by a band called Swans, titled The Seer. They’ve been around since the 80’s (the front man is 58!!!) but you wouldn’t know that by listening to them. Their new album The Seer is, in my…

VS WEEKLY SOUNDS #4

It’s a balmy Tuesday after a weekend of horrendous storms and this #vsweeklysounds couldn’t be more fitting. It’s a mix by Mike Parker for the always amazing, Electric Deluxe podcast and it’s probably like nothing you’ve heard before. Deep crate digging with an envious flow and a refreshing sound. It’s an expansive listen and a…

#VSFILMS | BEFORE SCHOOL

Three clips to satisfy on this lovely Friday.

Rare footage of Ginger Tobler shredding Bondi before school, Woodwreckerz crew season edit and the trailer to “Remind me to forget”. If you can’t find something you love from these three clips, then you’re most likely dead.

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VS WEEKLY SOUNDS #3

Today being a Friday and all, we thought this one should be a proper party starter and, once again, we couldn’t look past our boys, Cut Snake. They’ve just dropped a remix of Phoenix track Entertainment and it is a massive, deep house number. Big warm bassline and soaring synths, they’ve crafted a real bomb…

TWO FOR A THURSDAY

Simple, no fuss, self explanatory title. Here are two clips, worlds apart both in theme, style and place of birth. One is from Australia, shot and cut by young South Coast film maker, Wade Carroll and features the talent of Ty Watson. The other is a tasty, left field, lookbook/campaign video for Dion Ochner from…

VS WEEKLY SOUNDS #2

This weeks #vsweeklysounds comes to your ears on a Friday and from our very good friends, Cut Snake. The infamous Aussie party starters have crafted a nice mix which, in my mind anyway, is a perfect warm up for your weekend party ways. Warm, Deep House, grooves that you will make you wanna dance. The…

VS WEEKLY SOUNDS

Due to the fact that we listen to, download, buy and play so much music, we’ve decided to start a regular weekly post recommending some of it. The posts won’t fall on a specific day, or follow a specific routine, which is simply because limiting them to a specific day would influence the music we…