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Emo alive, masculinity dead

Emo alive, masculinity dead

The early to mid noughties was an exciting time to be a petulant teenager. Nu-metal was a fading memory, giving way to the heavier sounds of Metalcore, Hip-Hop had hit a commercial peak, and the land was awash with indie bands of every description (even if the main description was shit). But there was something...
(W)Rap Up 2012

(W)Rap Up 2012

Ok, so forgive me the initial cheese but goddammit! this has been a great year for Hip Hop. EL-P returned to forefront of everything good in Hip Hop with 2 great releases. Although, I didn’t really check his album with Killer Mike I heard great things, so you know I should probably go check it....
The Rise of Bosscore

The Rise of Bosscore

A few years ago I remember reading a review of the Gaslight Anthem’s first album “Sink or Swim”. The review compared the band to both Bruce Springsteen and Against Me! (a contemporary band who have also been compared to Bruce Springsteen). This, for me anyway, definitely marked the start of what I see as the...
The bittersweet taste of nostalgia

The bittersweet taste of nostalgia

  I am drunk on cheap, low volume, Dutch lager, music is deafening and I am crowd surfing across a sea of equally drunken lunatics to the pounding riff of “I can climb mountains” by Hell is for Heroes. You’d be forgiven for thinking I am reminiscing about my teenage years in the sweaty dives...
No Half Measures with Professor Green in Hackney

No Half Measures with Professor Green in Hackney

Some folk sure know how to throw a party. Last week we witnessed the No Half Measures attitude with UK Hip Hop artist Professor Green at St John’s Church in Hackney. iLivExtreme photographer and I were two of the lucky 200 people to get invited along to the exclusive gig in the capital. Four piece...
Xavier De Le Rue in White Noise

Xavier De Le Rue in White Noise

White Noise is the new snowboard film from Timeline Films starring Relentless Energy Drink Rider Xavier De Le Rue and featuring Victor De Le Rue, Samuel Anthamatten & Johan Jonsson. After the success of last year’s epic ‘This Is My Winter’, Timeline and Xavier are back and extremely proud to present their next adventure together ‘White...
Discover #SwissWinter

Discover #SwissWinter

With winter just around the corner My Switzerland invited iLivExtreme to experience a day of Swiss themed events in London.  My not very exciting experiences of Switzerland have consisted of waiting for luggage at Geneva airport before jumping on a transfer coach to a non-Swiss side of The Alps. My day started super early, and...
Relentless Energy Drink Freeze Festival 2012

Relentless Energy Drink Freeze Festival 2012

The Relentless Energy Drink Freeze Festival is Europe’s most unique festival and sees London’s iconic Battersea Park transformed into an international winter sports resort, complete with 500 tonnes of snow and a 100m long jump. Team Extreme were at the event to give you the highlights of the festival. Over 80 athletes from 15 different...
Deftones, Under the Influence

Deftones, Under the Influence

Do you remember Nu-metal? Those heady days of baggy jeans, wallet chains, chunky Vans and ill-advised piercings? If you’re of a certain age (and by “a certain age” I mean my age) you won’t be able to stop yourself getting dewy eyed when you hear the opening riff to “Last Resort” or catch a glimpse...
The Soundtrack to Relentless Freeze Festival 2012

The Soundtrack to Relentless Freeze Festival 2012

The UK’s biggest winter sports festival returned to Battersea Power Station for the fifth and most explosive year yet! I had doubts if they could top the best weekend of 2011, but I take my bobble hat off to you Freeze Festival, you absolutely smashed it this year. Any rider knows that a day on...
GoPro Hero3 UK Launch at Red Bull Studios

GoPro Hero3 UK Launch at Red Bull Studios

Just five days after the teaser was released on YouTube and shared instantly over the social world, the Red Bull studios at London Bridge hosted the exclusive launch of the GoPro Hero3 camera. The newest member of Team Extreme, Andrea, and I were amongst the crowd of adrenaline junkies and tech lovers at the event....
Irish Pro Surfer Rips It Up In Iran

Irish Pro Surfer Rips It Up In Iran

So what makes an Irish woman jump on a plane, surfboard secured in the cargo hold and head to Iran? Turns out that it’s just because she can. No other reason needed. Nice.  By doing this, rocking up and simply seeing what was going down, Easkey Britton and five time Irish Surf Champion became became...