Monday, 15 October 2012

Last Night I Dreamt...

Ben Jammin and young pirate Loi have been working on a project for the last months to create a video to show jammin and his dance.

Echoing London the video shows Jammin is tough but sensitive, modern yet with echos of times gone past, alienated yet at one with his environment..just an ordinary guy in a extraordinary city.

joking aside, good work boys, Loi has has done a cracking job, great tune selection good skills, nice durag.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

All the Scraps

A small tribute to Leeds Legend Sir Jimmy Saville.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Blast from the past!

I was switching trains to get to class and who else did I see but Alex 'flashback' cookman, Leeds legend and now a proud father to little Remi

Long legs yo!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Song of the Day!

We keep it funky today!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Great Guy

What a guy, he knows when he orders pizza, not to get an mushrooms as I don't like them and that I will definitely want a bit. LEGEND.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Ben Jammin' Solo 2012

As a treat to show off one of our more recent members check out the video of our main man Ben Jammin' in full E-F-F-E-C-T....

We chose the music to honour his ongoing morrissey obsession and to give you a little insight into his inspiration and style...hope you can get down with that!

Monday, 16 April 2012

Breakin Brass brings you ATD TV!

The 6th April saw ATD return to London for its premium jam BREAKIN BRASS in collaboration with the incredible Brassroots.

Our young shipmate, Loi was enlisted (with the help of his glamorous assistant) to film a short documentary as a test for ATD TV...check it out below...

Special thanks to the sponsors :

House of Billiam
Strike Cover

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Something you do to nourish your soul...

I was chatting with Ben Jammin and the point came up that nowadays the younger generation Bboys have less of a grasp of what has come before...not that the information is not obtainable or hard to find, but that the sheer volume of footage available out there has actually meant there is less appreciation for it. This is by no means a rant but its just an observation of what is going on...

When we were starting out I remember getting stuff on VHS by hook or by crook and then watching the same bits over and over to get my fill...then the internet came along and you would spend an hour to download a 5 second clip of a Hungarian doing tombstones now its all there at your fingertips but its almost over saturated to the point that people dont know what to watch.

I was shocked when i spoke to some guys who hadnt seen Style Wars, Wild Style or Beat Street, as i guess these were passed on to my generation by the old/mid skoolers above us as essential watching and something to treasure, especially in the European tradition where as these things were the most direct connection to the source available at the time, they became almost sacred.

. Below is the interview with Ken Swift from style wars which is one of my favourites...

Some killer footage of him in there and you can see the root of his style and how he moves is unique to him, it was watching this stuff and seeing that all the dancers were different and recognisable by how they moved that made me realise what i needed to do for myself.

check this classic footage of Kenny in the Mid 90s , so good!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Just say YES!

Our good friend and retired Bboy from the Leeds days, Frank, has a great band that are doing well in London town, they just dropped a new video for their latest release...take 5 mins to have a look and support a great group of people making great music...and note Frank is rocking a House of Billiam Tee - keeping eth Ghetlow connection alive!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Webisode wait is over ..... PART 5!

You guys have had a long wait for the latest Webisode, we had a technical difficulty so the classic opening credits are missing, but all the content is there.... get a cuppa and take 15 minutes to catch up with what we been up to and what's coming up next!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Ghetlow in Ireland - Dublin

So last week, Ghetlow was invited to perform and battle in Ireland for Skill Masters, the Irish finest jam.

Unfortunately, only me and Zorro were able to go (see previous posts for back stories).

To sum up the weekend:
-Flights at 6am are never a good idea
-Go on free breakfast!
-Lots of unhealthy food
-Too tired to dance
-Flo is a control freak
-Music was killa
-A bgirl won the under 18s battles, KILLA!
-"Party party part" lololol

Thanks to Lukasz and the whole team for looking after us!!!

Some pix for those who care:

Zorro after the flight inbound, tired pirate!

With Dark Mark and Kjetil - VIKINGS!

Jutsice will get you!

Final of the under 18s!

Graff expo and workshop

Yes!!! I win!

Big dog Rukus, winner of the jam!

Classic Mcdonalds abroad!

Back to Leeds, church meal with the homies!

Monday, 26 March 2012

The pirates proudly present: Spoon the Pegleg Ship Captain!

We have some bad news from the Ghetlow ship.

Our beloved Eddie Spoon has seriously injured himself after teaching a toprock step at one of his classes (for more details as how it happened, you might have to ask him).

We, at Ghetlow, are proud to say we put our body on the line for art & education on a daily basis (Bendie - 2012).

Check out how the poor fella is doing:

We did try to cheer him up though (featuring Ryan, Foggy and Jamie from the cheeky Puma show):

Does anyone else think he strangely looks like the pirate from Asterix?

To our good old friend hitting a rough patch right now: get well soon, BRO!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Strike Cover does it again!

A cheeky little side project I have my toe in is Strike Cover, with Carl formerly of the infamous PRS (if you don't know, do a little UK history research!)

Recently we did a little commission for Into the Cypher so have a look at the page here and see how we did it in glorious HD, and if you approve of the hard work, support us and cop a shirt!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Little bit of hiphop everyday

Jammin did a cheeky bit of writing at work for the pub... Sunday roast anyone?!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Happy Pirate Mother's Day!!!

We're merciless pirates but we love our mums. So let's dedicate this post to them!

And as the song says:

"We're beggars and blighters and ne'er do-well cads,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
Aye, but we're loved by our mommies and dads,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me"

Thursday, 8 March 2012

who is hype enough to come?

Ghetlow Pirates founding father Bendie has a launch party for his new House of Billiam collabo with Dover Street Market...if you dont know about it or who that is you probably spend too much time rolling around on the floor and not enough time LIVING YOUR LIFE!

Come celebrate and drink with us!!

Monday, 5 March 2012

London's most fun weekend ever....Part one...

Last weekend was Floor Wars UK, we lost our battles but we had the best weekend ever with the guys down from Heavy Smokers...too much fun all round, this is the first in a series of posts showing what we got up to so have a look!

Ghetlow Love their Nanas

Simonsta got it wrong...

Liam MC dont like being papped

Expressive Ben

Gump Came to Stay...

On the Way to the Jam

Pap to pap with Dan Jose

Bozza Bike gang

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Don't mess with the elements!!!

As you all know, Ghetlow promotes multiculturalism. We have members from Germany, London, Yorkshire and down south... AND FRANCE!!!

Yep that's me! Or shall I say oui c'est moi! I come from the French Alps, and in the Alps there is snow, and sometimes, snow can be pretty dangerous (hence my "gangsta swag").

This is what happens around my ends!!!

Thank you please.

On a serious note,you can spot my uncle in the video wearing the yellow glasses (true story).

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Song of the day!

Who reads the blog? HE DOES!

Alistair of the Cock Block Kings crew.
He mentioned the blog, he got IN!

Ghetlow workout coming soon....

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Classic(s) Leeds practice

I was invited up to Leeds this week to give a talk to final year classics students about what happens after university and how you get on in the world.

Obviously i told them all the fun things i do on a regular basis and after a post talk drinky poo i went to meet the rest of the gang, here is a little clip of the northern pirates in training last night...


Tuesday, 21 February 2012


a couple of weeks ago Zorro and Jammin were lucky enough to get over to Nantes to battle at HipOpSession. they teamed up with our boy from Madani from paris to fill their last spot. they lost in the first round to East Side Bboys but they did us proud and its a big push to get up to that next level!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Napoleon's revenge! Ghetlow and ATD in Belgium

So last week, we went to Belgium for our friend's jam: Pirate Cypher 6 (good name isn't it?).

Zorro was invited to judge and he had the best weekend ever: internet, coffee and everything else he loves!
Jamie Bell of ATD came too, he didn't throwdown or really got involved but he represented in his own way (falling asleep during the battles lol).
I went too and entered with the local legend: bboy Hayabusa!

The gossip is that:
-It was very cold
-It snowed
-Living with a couple whose names are Yu and Me can be a bit confusing!!!
-It was very cold
-We had a lot of Chinese food (not real Chinese food according to Zee)
-The battle took place in Waterloo
-It was very cold
-Our plane on the way back got delayed by 5 hours and Jamie's plug almost set the whole airport on fire

In other news, we won the whole jam, it was tough but we came through.
Here's the quarter final against some big dogs woof:

Jamie loving the debit card!

Cheeky picture (notice the brand new ghetlow tshirt, coming to a jam near you)

Mimi on the Japanese stance

The cypher itself!

Yu, our host with the most!

BBoy BBM in action!

More posts to come...

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dundee Voyage

On the 21st January Ghetlow Pirates were invited by our good friends Tony Thrills and Matt Finish to perform at Breakin Rules at the Dundee Rep Theatre. Young deck hand Loi made a little film of the trip to preserve the memory, we had a great time and were proud to perform our first ever theatre piece as a crew 'A Pirates Life For Me'

check it out!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Break Mission Manchester!!!

So last weekend, me and Zorro took the win at a jam in Manchester. It was fun.

Here we are repping the Tshirts after the jam! ("It's a celebration b*tches!)

Our favorite battle of the day was against Beans and Shane, Ghetlow fam and that. HYPE!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

#UNITY in the community

As the Pirates like to have fun and drink Rum, I got stuck into organising a chilled but fun Funk soul and HipHop night in a local boozer where you can come along, get merry, dance a gig, meet nice people and have fun. 
11th February 2012
Howl at the Moon
178 Hoxton Street
7pm - 1am
Free Entry

for more info check the Facebook event here 

 - Ed Spoons 

SOZ mate

The other weekend we were asked to go and perform a small piece at the Dundee Rep as part of Breaking Rules. There is more to come about that, but before that gets a post, during rehearsal period we were lucky enough to have the young SOZ (Son Of Zorro) come down to visit with his dad, providing us all with inspiration and keeping us in a youthful state of mind...have a look what the big man got up to...

Doing up shoelaces all on his own in London town

Pirate Hooks out with Mr Ben Jammin'

Doing his very best Ed Spoons impression

Walking about with his dad
Chilling with the boys, special appearance from Dan Jose (organiser of Cardiff City Kings)

Sunday, 29 January 2012

New game!

And I thought that no one read the blog... How wrong was I?!?

If you're not in Ghetlow and you mention the blog to me, we'll have a picture and you can be famous. I KNOW RIGHT, IT'S CRAZY!

The 1st winner is our beloved Shingo, everyone's favorite Japanese bboy, always on point with the magnum ice cream!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

New tees now in!!

The new 2012 edition Ghetlow tees just arrived...HYPE!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Mind your business!!

Cheeky business meeting with room2manoeuver and strikecover ... You know how we do!