May 15, 2020


Mastered by Mathis "the intern" Peckedrath
Catalogue: BLOCK006 & BIT010
UPC: 4260657120261 (Digital)
UPC: 4260657120339 (Vinyl)
© Block Opera 2020



Imagine. NY, NY. You see the city with different eyes. Architecture got redefined the moment you rolled down the street on your board for the very first time. Rails, curbs, ledges. 50/50 down that handrail. 1st try. Damn that feels good. "No Skateboarding"-signs left & right, the sirens are getting closer. Screw it, puts a mere smile on your face as you float through the concrete jungle, big city of dreams! Cut. Meanwhile in Venice Beach, CA. I'm still feeling the bruises from the abandoned backyard pools in San Diego last week. Sh*t man, the sun is burning on my skin. The wind feels good as I push past the palm trees. Let's shred these bowls. Nothing beats the adrenaline rush when you land a handplant. The hours pass by. Sun down, city to city. Exhausted, yet happy. Gonna give that wrecked body some rest, grab a bite on the way home, watch some 411, play some Tony Hawk's, and listen to the old hip-hop tapes, again and again. Cut.

There's always been something magical about the soundtracks of the skate flicks you watched as a kid, and the music would echo in your head for days. 7apes and Enaka joined forces to provide the soundtrack for your next ripping session. "Brrrrr stick 'em, ha-ha-ha stick 'em", that chant rings in your ears as you lock in for that crooked grind. Rattling drums meet crunchy ass basslines as you pop down that staircase. The beat halts as the world turns slo-mo while you catch that frontside flip half way through the air. Boom, landed, and the beat goes on, and on, and on. Everyone comes running up to you, screaming & shouting, the energy is at peak. 7apes and Enaka know that feeling oh too well. On GRIPTAPE, they've turned it into sound, a hundredfold.

S-K-A-T-E. Let's play.


01. City Of Angels
02. Tanzanite ft. Nobodys Face
03. Alameda
04. Culver City ft. KUSO GVKI
05. Nosebleed
06. Leap Of Faith
07. Rosemaed
08. The Cove
09. Hunk
10. Rowland Heights


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