Some time last year, a brilliant article was published in Electronic Beats magazine.
“Sound in Motion” provides an in-depth look at the origins of style-skating and the music that provided the infinite loop which feeds the culture even to this day.
It’s divided into 4 chapters:
- Style Skating, Civil Rights and the Evolution of Rink Music
- New York City – Disco, Boogie and Beyond: Danny Krivit
- Style skating and James Brown remix culture in Chicago: ShaProStyle
- From the rink to the dancefloor: DJ Spinn & RP Boo
I hope this link never goes down, because this story is to pivotal to understanding the issues that created the skating culture, and the pioneers who paved the way.
It’s a long read, but it’s worth it. There’s also some great media bits included throughout.
Click the image to transfer to the article.