Sunday, 26 December 2010

Mr. Spoons 2010 roundup.

The past year has been an eventful one for the pirates. We held a meeting at the end of 2009 and set a few clear goals for us to achieve in the coming year and amongst our plans we were aiming to get our new t shirts completed, a crew photo-shoot and trailer, hit some international jams and to generally get more organised.

I am happy to say that we have achieved many of our goals. The new logo shirts were completed, had a bunch of cool photos taken, made a little teaser trailer (ok, so the real deal has still not arrived yet, but it will be here shortly), we hit a bunch of stuff abroad (We had battles at Talk is Cheap Oslo, Chamberry HipHop Session, as well as solo missions including Zorro getting to the semi's of Circle Prinz Sweden with Darc Marc) and have been an active presence on the scene over here.

I would also say that it has been great to see the Young Louis Dollar$ stepping up to the plate, as well as welcoming on board the super fresh kid Chamos, our storytelling art and design wizard Kyed and the return of the young masterStringer from his Exile in Lord of the Rings Country. It really feels like the family is pulling together and growing.

Over the past year I have been doing a lot of thinking about me, my feelings towards, and my role within the crew. The number one thing that I am keen to stress is that I love the crew with all my heart, and I have the honour and privilege of being one of the few active members that can claim to be one of the original lowlifes that have been down and repping since day one. It really touched me to read the article by Grant on that spoke about the crew and its impact on him in such a nice way.

As i have grown up in the crew I have seen move trends, fashions and faces come and go in the scene around me, some for better some for worse. My life has changed and has taken me from being a student to a professional, from Leeds to London. One thing that has remained constant is the bond have with the other pirates, new and old as when we are together there is feeling or attitude that we share and makes for good times.

Nowadays I don't get the time to or feel the inclination to practice as much as I would like, which is regretful, but its also for me a part of growing up as other things have taken priority. I would say I am sad about this but I think that would be a lie as I am just not a 'box 1' contender really. I love the dance and I love to dance, but I also like an awful lot of other things too - the biggest blow comes from my ever losing battle against the beer belly and the ribbing from the crew because of it!

Marlons interview posted in the previous post really sums up a lot of my feelings towards the current scene and I am much less concerned with the competitive activities of the crew these days, and would rather just focus on how we develop as dancers and a family with the chance to still be competing as and when the crew asks it of me.

I am very lucky to be in a position where i make my living currently in the arts, so not only do I have the privilege of working with so many talented and creative young people with very bright futures ahead of them (TGA, Brink, the firm to name a few), but I also have the time to spend on my own little projects, dancing, travelling, helping Carl with StrikeCover, hassle the other Ghetlow Elder Statesman Bendie at his amazing self built business empire House of Billiam and juggle - there are worse things to do with your time!

2011 looks to be a good year for the crew, with trips already planned to StreetStar, Stockholm and possibly the states for ATD staple the Owdogg's wedding, all the usual competitions along with the Ghetlow London division running another Attention to Detail London on February 9th with the fantastic Brassroots and rumors of a jam being run up north. All hands on deck!

Merry Christmas!

-Ed Spoons

Sunday, 19 December 2010


Marlon from Havikoro speaking the truth. a lot of what he is saying is very relevant to the UK scene. a big influence on the growth of Ghetlow along with the other big names of his generation....big respect!!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Strike Cover

Ghetlow Did a little help out for our friends at cheeky little vid to show behind the scenes the printing of the 'Set the letters free' Tee.

strike cover 'set the letters free' from ed stephen on Vimeo.

For more info click on the pic of our boy Gumpy Knucks to visit the Strike Cover homepage, or follow at

Tuesday, 30 November 2010


Tomson's done done it again and made another captivating clip in Paris. raw skills in a beautiful city, big shouts to our boys Madani and Rico for making an appearance.

Made in Paris 2. from tomson on Vimeo.

if you interested you can see the older clip below, with more of our friends from Smiley Faces including the honourable Lord Willski Flava...

Made in Paris from tomson on Vimeo.

hope to see you all soon!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Chamberry HipHop Session

Ghetlow were lucky enough to be invited to this years Chamberry HipHop Session...a full video of the fun is coming soon but in the meantime here is our battle against current parisian big dogs Chasseurs2Prime...

more info coming soon!!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

cool stuff

if you spend at the very most ten minutes on you can see all sorts of cool imagery, like this stuff we found...
cool skull
fun crying mouse
old skool hottie with a robot
dapper comb

and there are also an awful lot of pictures of hot girls. and not even like in a crass way. more like a cool way.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Ghetlow Webisode 2

We lost the Key for the chest that this cheeky little number has been locked away in, but we are finally happy to bring you the long awaited second Ghetlow Webisode....Tommy Knuckles vs. Bendie Juggle off....CRIPES!!

Ghetlow Webisode 2 from ed stephen on Vimeo.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Just Jam 2010

Last weekend we sent a landing party to Just Jam in Newcastle. Captain Spoon, Flo, Jingy, Dollars and Stringer (fresh from his tour of service down under) went along and represented in the competition and the Cyphers. It was a long but fun day. footage is not sorted out yet, but below you can see a clip of the jam by Hektic (heavy Smokers) and look out for a great shot of Mr Spoons Beard at around the 5 minute mark...

Also there was a little outing for the young pups Stringer and Louis Dollars accomanied by the old man when they got a few cheeky rounds in against La Familia in the cyphers, footage below...

all in all it was a great day out and extra shouts to crew man erry for being involved in the Hiphop theatre night on the night before with new piece of choreography created especially for this years Breakin Convention tour
extra shouts to Hecktic for the vid ( Respect to all involved!!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Attention 2 Detail : London

Eddie Spoons in collaboration with Attention to Detail, Brassroots, House of Billiam and Eastpak presented Attention to Detail: London.

8 invited dancers competed one on one for eastpak and house of billiam goodies, to the live sounds of Brassroots reworked Brass Bboy Classics.

check the video below to see what went down!

Attention to Detail London from ed stephen on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Monday, 20 September 2010

Trouvant ma fenetre

Spoons is in Paris visiting the Lord Willski, updates to come!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Influence Map...


MNSTR brother of Spoons did an excellent timelapse drawing on his wall ch-ch-ch-check it out!!

For more amazing works check out his website


Following a discussion with Mr Bendie regarding Saints, research was done and we discovered that there are reports of saints levitating throught the glory of illustrated by this excellent picture....what better a skill could you need in preperation for HALOS (oh dear I'm sorry!)

Friday, 3 September 2010

the next step...

Things are becoming real
....yum yum gurgle gurgle...

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Ghetlow TV is here!!

After being stuck in post production hell, the first of our exclusive webisodes is compete...get a nice brew and take 10 minutes to see what been going down in the world of the Ghetlow Pirates...

Ghetlow Webisode ep. 1 from ed stephen on Vimeo.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Yo Ho Hello....

As Cap'n Spoons gave me shore leave to add to this blog thought I'd better write summat to avoid any plank walking punishment. Me name's Kyed and I'm an honourary Pirate for the purpose of doing art type things.
(I also do a bit of Privateering for Lord Bendie Of Billiam - more like clowning about though!)
Captain Cook had some bloke who drew/painted the newly discovered exotic plants and creatures on his voyage to New Zealand, Ghetlow Pirates have me to hijack various objects or materials - and make them Ghetlow; like the fine bottle of Rum and the improvised 'artistic' device(s) pictured above.
More wall/canvas and stuff hijacking to come....just waiting for the tide to change.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Real bboys wear....

As much as we love Dickies, Trucker Hats, slogan Tees, Puma Suedes, Pro Keds, Medallions, Bandannas and all that

Real Bboys wear these bad boys...


Quack...Ain't it Funky!!

More amazing imagery of the Godfather of Soul...

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Soul Brother No. 1

Was browsing the sartorialist blog and this was so amazing i had to give it some airtime....

long live the king!!

Corporations are lying to you!!

yet another example of big business lying to the little people!!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Ghetlow's Cider (Bad) Taste Test!

This past weekend during a thrilling expedition to Morrisons in Leeds, Mr. Error and Mr. Spoons were joined by Papa Scholtz aka greasy Stef from Bad Taste in sampling some of the finest Ciders that were involved in an excellent 4 for £5.50 deal. Now for educational purposes we have present a guide to our discoveries...

Cider 1

Knights Premium Reserve

alcohol content: 5.8%

660ml bottle (initial bonus point.)

'fruit from the hills'

The general concencus on this beverage was that although we found it to be a light and easy drinking cider, it lacked in apple flavours. It left a rather tingly feeling on the tongue, though we finally decided that it it didnt taste of anything,it started like it was going to have a taste of somethingbut its taste. we were left wanting more, but not of that.

Cider 2

Gaymers Stewley SIngle Orchard

alcohol content 6.8%

500ml bottle

'intense bittersweet apple aroma with citrus zest and considered fruit notes - an exquisite example of the cider makers art'

We didnt really have too much to say about this except that it didnt really fulfill the claims it made on the package. it was more accurately a subtle aroma, and we found it tasted flat. This was identified by mr errington to be similar to that of a cheap champagne or bucksfizz. It also had a bitter aftertaste which we didnt really enjoy too much.

Cider 3

Henney's apple Sweet Cider

alcohol content 5.7%

500 ml bottle

'the best way to make cider is with high quality ingredients with a simple process - crisp light and refreshing, we care not if you are guzzling it or long as you enjoy it!'

originating from herefordshire, home of our new deck hand Mr. Chamos, we found this to be a most agreeable beverage. it had a strong appley aroma which greeted the nostrils eagerly as we brought iteh glasses to our lips. IT had an initial strong apple flavour and was rather sweet, which we all enjoyed greatly! This was our favourite cider so far and we were almost sad to have to move on afterwards.

Cider 4

Westons Premium Organic Cider

alcohol content 6.5%

500ml bottle

"with apples produced to soil association organic standards with a rich smooth character and is matured in old oak vats.'

We were intially impressed that the information on the bottle was printed in 10 differerent languages. we found it had a good smell, and it was speculated that it even had a hint of elderflower in its aroma. Had a strong apple taste and left a powerful aftertaste and it was considered to be quite 'tart'. we reasoned that this was the second best of the bunch, and mr. spoons would profess that he was rather partial to this as an after training drink in wetherspoons in holborn,


At this point in the proceedings Mr.Error added a new drink into proceedings...

Rose 1

Barefoot White Zinfandel

alcohol content 9%


Although exact label quotes were not taken it is billed as having a blend of pineapple and strawberry flavours and being deliciously fruity. Papa claimed it does like a fruit salad in a glass and would be a versatile wine for almost any situation. Error noted that it tasted a little like dissolved ice lollies but was not as slutty as a normal rose. Spoons claimed it was too fruity and went to bed.

The overall winner was...

Henney's apple Sweet Cider

Rum review coming soon.....

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Evolution UK 2010

On June 26th the Pirates competed at Evolution UK in London Town.

The squad consisted of Zorro, Error, Louis Dollars and Eddie Spoons, with a Ghetlow debut for the super fresh Chamos. Pulling together they made it to the Semi Finals where they lost to Bad Taste who went on to win the whole Event.

Special shouts to Skam1 who organised the Jam and all those who came to represent...Tunes were hype all day and we cyphered no stop...

Heres a few cheeky runs for the players and fans, keep 'em peeled as we got a new crew trailer in production and its gonna drop soon!!

Monday, 28 June 2010

Friday, 18 June 2010

More (F) art

Poppa did some more cool stuff, he has some clever arty videos to enjoy so have a peekaboo - unless you are too much of a heathen to appreciate it...BOOM!

for more check here...

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuu Tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuube

Youtube is the best thing ever quite possibly.

here are some excellent picks to keep the disenchanted people of the internet happy in day to day life. at very least it will kill 5 minutes of boring work

coolest monkey ever!

van damme has made a career out of making an ass of himself,but public boner while dancing on brazillian TV takes the biscuit

cant really explain this one its just mad.

possibly the best scene from one of the all time great films...

a special treat as this is fundamentally a HipHop based Blog so we need a bit of 5 DJs and some 'Rapdancers'

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Still Sharpe...

Mr Spoon loves Sharpe probably more than any other TV show ever.

How happy can a man be when he turns around in the electricity showrooms to be face to face with Sgt. Harper...

Famous for being Sharpe's right hand man he was always a popular figure with his seven barreled gun that he used to bow frenchie's away (sorry flo!)

He had many memorable moments and quotes on the show, and he himself was told in the pub, that "it's not a crime to be born in the gutter lads, but 'tis a terrible crime to want to stay there" to which he responded that he was happy to meet a true fan and that he would tell Sean (Bean) tomorrow...HYPE!!

he does look like he has been sessioning hard though.....ever since he took the eagle at Talevera!

Monday, 7 June 2010

Tourism in Norway!!

The video of the trip to Norway is finally complete so get a nice cup of tea and some ginger nuts and sit back for a 15 minute odyssey into scandinavian culture. bit of Bboying, bit of sightseeing, lots of jokes starring Zesus, Gumpy Knuckz, Flo, Louis Dollars and Ed Spoons, with special guests from around the World
We had a great time and hope to return again next year.

Big shouts to Spaghetti, the Norwegian scene, the Danish bboys, R4M and Malagangsterz, Ruen Crumbs and Flave, Anker Hostel and everyone else who made it a memorable trip...See you all next time!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

So hot right now

Ghetlow are everywhere right now, Mr Spoons managed to feature in a small doc on the elements of Hip Hop... rambling bandit you know he's the below!

Monday, 24 May 2010

More Cans....

More from Kyed...


Sunday, 23 May 2010

Extra Extra Read All About US!!!

Ghetlow are getting a little bit of love from the proud press of yorkshire before we head off to the National finals next month, with a nice bit of video action too!!

Click the Picture of the crew to see more on the Yorkshire Post Website, see the article in the paper below...

Thursday, 20 May 2010

House of Billiam Exclusive

Seeing as the CEO of House of Billiam is also a Ghetlow Pirate, we manages a sneaky peaky at some of the upcoming new designs....

some baggy crotch trousers and a nice light summer jacket...obviously to be made in traditional english fabrics!

Monday, 17 May 2010

Branding - the Ghetlow Takeover!

Kyed, the talented man behind both of our fantastic T-Shirt designs has been beavering away to create a limited run of Ghetlow Pirates Spraycans...have a little peek and check out what the maestro is up to...

Ghetlow will keep you posted!!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Regional Conflict North - GHETLOW WIN!!

Last sunday saw the Pirates once again reign supreme in the North after a years hiatus...below is a link to the final against Manchester's Floor Riders

Big Love to those who competed, Daddy 10tonn and the team for hosting the Jam and the boys for ripping it as always..

See you at the finals on the 12th June in London!

Sunday, 9 May 2010


Five of the pirates went on a big adventure to Oslo to participate in 'Talk is Cheap'...we managed to get to the quarter finals and lost in a split decision to Grounded Crew from Sweden.

More importantly than the comp we had a great time and it was a very good experience for the crew to grow and travel together again....

there will be a full video coming soon documenting the trip, but for now here are some little snaps to wet one's appetite...

Louis Dollar$ and Zesus the morning of departure.

Tooth brushing fun with all the lads

Dollars and knuckles at the Tram stop

sleepy gump on the plane home, tired from all the fun!

Full video coming soon, Regional Heats today so LET'S DO THIS!!!