#VSLIKES | FULL PART

Velvet Sea has always kept an eye on Jamie Krupp’s talent, knowing that sooner or later he would transform out of grommet hood and add some extra meat onto those skinny bones. Jamie’s latest clip shows that the time may have already come, digging into his rail turns and throwing the fins with the best of…

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#VSMEETS | LORD FASCINATOR

New York City is still THE hot bed for up-and-coming talent in the arts industry. Even with the crazy real estate prices and ridiculous cost of living, it stays at the top of the list in the world for arts-centric migration. Whether it’s music, visual arts, or performing arts, New York City is still the place to be. Hell, we even moved there. We recently sat down with one of our fellow Aussie migrators to dig a little deeper behind the mask and to introduce you to a man, a creature, a myth, that we think you need to know about.

 

#VSMEETS the man behind Lord Fascinator, Johnny Mackay.
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#VSFRAMES | CASSANDRA

Back in 2012 a very hungover Cassandra rocked up on my doorstep on a sunny Sunday morning willing to have a crack at her first photo shoot. All I had laying around the place were some my random clothes and Velvet Sea tee’s. The rolling is the result of a few hours of Cass, random clothing and good tunes.
Hope you enjoy it;

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SCULPT SESSIONS

This video was made by Harrison Dancaster who usually shoots stills but doesn’t mind flicking the switch over to video mode to craft together sweet little edits like this one. You may remember a video he made from another trip down south with Brett Burcher and Scott ‘Whippet’ Dennis charging 10 feet slabs clocking up…

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DILLON, IRON & RESIN

      Two short films have just dropped which are certainly worth your time. The subjects in each of the clips are from California and both share a left of centre, outcast type, personality. The films feature Malibu surfer, Dillon Perrillo and Ventura label, Iron & Resin and are shot and cut by Morgan…

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EXTERNAL WORLD (1.5)

From the genius lens and vision of Kai Neville comes Epokhe’s External World (1.5): “Join us for another pilgrimage into the raw & uninhabited landscapes that have become a refuge for the EPØKHE creators. An external world of unearthly women, waves and industrial backdrops. The film takes a minimalistic approach inspired by the design and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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ALANA

Here we have an ever-so-lovely post. We’re hoping it makes up for our missing Happy Monday this week. It was the long weekend after all and the hangovers were definitely on the “long” end of the spectrum. Anyway, on to the post. Alana Blanchard. What more do we need to say, really? Maybe the fact…

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MEET: EPOKHE

We had a chat to Epokhe co-owner Mitch Coleborn about his new sunglass label. Velvet Sea (VS) – Who are the founders and how did it come about? Mitch Coleborn (MC) – Kai Neville, Dion Agius and myself. We have been wanting to get something going since Modern Collective. We had a tight little crew…

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TOME 4: this is alex

TOME 4: this is alex “a video portrait that pays tribute to Californian longboarder/musician Alex Knost”. Whether you like him or not, he’s been an influential figure in modern surfing and is more talented than most. Both his band and his surfing are world class and this video portrait by DSL perfectly fits with Knost…

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KIDULT

Kidult is “the problem child who paints in a righteous, primary and no-limit way with the use of an extinguisher.” He’s taking action against the current commercialisation of graffiti by hitting the streets with paint. Stores like Colette, Supreme and Hermes’ are amongst his victims, all of which have used “graffiti” in recent times to promote…

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SALLY THE MOVIE

Nicholas Damen & Simon Treweek have been at it again. Sally The Movie is a new surf film and it features surfers: Craig Anderson Ryan Callinan Marti Paradisis Mikey Brennan Michael Spencer Rangi Ormond Tyler Holmer-Cross Andrew Mooney Locations include:  Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and more. Stay tuned as this is first glimpse.…

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WHALEBONES ZINE

Whalebones Mag. Check it out. Limited of 50 went to print but they just put it online. Handmade paper cover from recycled waste. Pages are made from 90% post consumer waste, 10% banana stalk. Sewn together with thread made from recycled plastic bottles. Sergej Vutuc, Seekae (by Justina Grubski), Marcelo Macedo, John Sinclair, Michael Spencer,…

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