How have things changed with Mutiny since you were last in Brighton six years ago?
Six years! Damn time flies when you are having fun. Let's see. I think the biggest change for Mutiny is Joe Simon being no longer involved. I don't think Joe or I have ever really made that public knowledge as not much changed when he stepped down. No bitter break up, Joe was just more interested in pursing his filming career then trials and tribulations of running a BMX company. Don't worry though Joe Simon fans, he's working on a Randy Taylor film for Mutiny which will be released in April next year to launch the Loosefer frame reissue. We're hoping to raise a good amount of money for Suicide awareness with this project!
How about your daily routine?
I think at the time of the last Brighton Ain't Ready I'd not long made the move to Austin, TX. Six years on and still very happy to live in this amazing city! Days start a lot earlier that's for sure. Back then I was new to the whole self employed thing and living in America. These days it's all a bit more balanced. A few of us normally ride before work in the morning. Which has been a great addition to my day. Thanks to Scotty Mescal for the motivation!
How was BMX fashion back then compared to now? Any admissions?
Smaller bars, smaller sprockets, tighter clothing, nuff timber and and no oil slick parts in sight. I think we've all upped our fashion game since then, haha, but if there is one stand out it's got to be Robbo with the tucked in shirt steeze.
Where are some of the guys from the first video nowadays?
I'm extremely happy that most of the dudes involved then are still part of the current team.
Ryan Smith is currently down in Peru. He still rides and kills it. Just all the D.L these days.
Nikki Croft is living up in Scotland. A lot has changed for Nikki since then, but he's still shredding and all done with a huge smile on his face. He's been threatening to come and see me for the last few years! Hopefully our paths collide sooner, rather than later...
What was your favourite album to listen to six years ago?
Then Panda Bear's 2nd album; Person Pitch. I'd never heard anything like it. It sent me on a whole new musical exploration! Right now King Krule's debut album; 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. It's so smooth, yet raw at the same time...
Which website occupied the most of your time back then?
I'd say our website back then. These days there is a million and one ways to stay up to date with what we are up to but as far as most used, Da gram!