The first real outing of what was thought of as just a lit crew with an Instagram account now drops the Swedish 2023 equivalent of Baker 2G. Oscar Säfstrom and his crew of friends – some of which you might know- rap, skate, sing and most of all ball out in what we hope is a continuous project called “the smuts video”
In case your Swedish is even whacker than ours “SMUTS” roughly translates to DIRT(Y), and even if you think Heitor Da Silva, Elliot Toiminen, Moshe Beskow, Axel Källmén, Berggren, Jonathan Sjöberg, and others all where pretty fresh this video might prove otherwise.
Our friend Makke Bengtsson just released a new Malmö edit called “kiss me”. The video is mainly featuring Poetic Collective’s Eliott Toiminen who is probably one of the most interesting skaters coming out of Sweden at the moment. More to come very soon!
Featuring Eliott, Emil Olsson, Steffen Austerheim, Flemming Pedersen, Gustav Edén, Mateo Bergil, Heitor da Silva, David Lindahl, Oscar Säfström, Danijel Jugga Stankovic, Moshe Beskow, Jonathan Norberg, Tom Botwid, Samuel Norgren, Dylan Flucher & Simon Hallberg.
I once asked Bryggeriet teacher and main figure on the trigger John Dalqvist what his kids get fed during those lunch breaks because almost every single one of the kids can really skate. And all he could say was:
“I try to calm them down and tell them to chill during the summer vacation but the just won’t listen!
And to be honest we are glad that they neglected John’s good advice, Jacob Hansson saw a gap in the coverage of the Malmö scene and he jumped into that position and did what we all should do, document what we feel is good skating!
We asked Jacob to introduce himself and his video, so, here it goes!
Intro by Roland Hoogwater
video & main text Jacob Hansson
I’m 22 year old filmer, I born and raised in Uppsala. I moved to Malmö roughly one year ago to study Visual Communication at the University of Malmö. The program incorporates photography, film and illustration.
When I moved to Malmö my friend Oscar Göthlund asked me to help him and his friends film for a project for Skate Malmö. During that period of time I met a lot of locals in Malmö that became my friends. After the project was done I decided that I wanted to make an independent video with the skaters I was hanging out with from the Bryggeriets Gymnasium.
My goal for this edit was to give the young and upcoming generation a new plattform, one to get them recognized and secondly, to give them something to work for. I feel there’s a lot of skaters in this project that don’t get recognized. Some of them never had the opportunity to film street because there are simply not enough filmers in Malmö. Other than that we made this clip just for the love of skating and filming 😉
A fun little backstory about the clip when Magnus Boen first treyflips a nine stair and then does a 360 inward heelflip down another nine stair.
Magnus told me of this line that had been in his mind for a long time. During the time I was visting my parents in Uppsala and Magnus was graduating that week in Malmö. Magnus planned to move back to Norway the day after the graduation, so, time was very limited and I thought we wouldn’t be able to film the line. But he wanted to get the line more than anything and I couldn’t resist to book a ticket to Malmö one day earlier then planned just to get the line. When I arrived to Malmö that evening Magnus showed up to the spot and started trying it immediately. He managed to get the line but tried at least for another two hours to get a cleaner one. He was sore at his graduation but was still stoked to get the line. But I think Magnus knows who to call if he ever finds himself in Malmö and wants another round on that spot.