Super Park 16
By Wes Makepeace & Matt Donahue
NXTZ had the opportunity to collab with Flow Snowboards and Chris Brunkhart during the Super Park 16 session up at Mt. Bachelor in Oregon. We took this opportunity to reach out to some good friends to make our own live recording for the edit. Here you have the rare and Live recording of Wes Makepeace and Matt Donahue doing a song called Highway Man. Originally recorded by Jimmy Webb, about a soul with incarnations in four different places in time and history, a highwayman, a sailor, a construction worker on the Hoover Dam, and finally as a star ship captain. Recorded in front of our cabin at the lake after riding one day, this song embraces the roots of snowboarding and why we all do it! We are all Highway Men! Thanks to Wes and Matt for laying down this great track for us! - NXTZ
NXTZ Sound System Vol. 8
By DJ Greyboy
This NXTZ mix is deep from within the NXTZ vaults. In the early and mid 90's I lived in the San Diego area and was good friends with a DJ known as DJ Greyboy aka Andreas Stevens. Greyboy was Dj'ing allot back then, especially in the SD area. This mix was recorded sometime in the mid 90's onto a mini disc (right when they came out) I was recently cleaning out some old crap and found this bad boy. I bounced it down into a digital format and I present to you a blast from the past! Old school hip-hop and rare groves wrapped up nicely in a perfectly executed mix. Greyboy still plays music in the Long Beach area and if your ever there, go see him with his "band" called WAR CHURCH. Enjoy!! -NXTZ
NXTZ Sound System Vol. 7
By NXTZ- Exclusive
We have put together our first exclusive mix for your enjoyment. Heavy, bluesy and rough around the edges this mix should conjure up the feelings you get when the snow is flying and you know your going to be neck deep in the goods. Bringing old and new together to create an emotional connection to your subconscious. Enjoy at your own risk. -NXTZ
NXTZ Sound System Vol. 6
By Jason Bergman
Jason has been a long time friend of mine and he is now running his own apparel production company called Group Homme. Jason has some deep roots in the LA music scene as a promoter as well as being a great salesmen within the action sport industry. Here Jason puts together a NEW WAVE mix that should get your blood moving. Bringing back all the great memories of the 80s! Old but good, just how we like here at NXTZ! Thanks Jason!
NXTZ Sound System Vol 5
By Dean "BLOTTO" Gray
Known to most of us as Blotto, Dean Gray is an outstanding photographer and human. Having photographed snowboardings elite for many years, Blotto's eye for detail and angle is second to none! Blotto had been at this game for a long time and if you want to see more of what this man can do go check his blog out at blottophotto.com! Great people doing great things. Blotto's mix is deep, taking us back to the old school hip hop days and also shedding light on some new projects in the music world! Listen and love. Thanks Blotto!
NXTZ Sound System Vol 4
By Jason Arnold
Jason Arnold is one hell of a great guy who will proudly tell you that he prides himself most on his beautiful daughter Jessie. He's probably one the nicest guys you may ever meet. I've know Jason for many years and through many different channels, and the one thing that has always stuck out is the fact that he knows his music and he runs a tight ship. Jason handles the International Core Business Development over at Skullcandy and he is also the Music Manager for our friends at Electric Visual. Always busy and on the road, he has more frequent flyer miles this year alone than most of us will compile in a lifetime. Jason's mix is rough and tough with some old school rock to keep it all tied together. Good stuff right here right now.
NXTZ Sound System Vol 3
By Laura Austin
Laura Austin is a young, fresh face inside the snowboard scene. Using her creativity to continually take great photos, write great stories and design great things, she is an influence and a breath of fresh air to an entity we feel needs it. Laura is the online editor of Snowboarder Magazine (one of our favorites here at NXTZ!) and she's also a blogger and contributor at Radcollector.com. Go check her stuff out, you may see something you dig. Her mix here is rough and raw with a bit of newness mixed in. Drop this mix in whenever you want to just feel good.
NXTZ Sound System Vol 2
By Mike Styskal
Mike "STYK" Styskal has been a friend and influence to me since we first met many years ago during the early days at Ride Snowboards. Styk is one hell of a creative mind, and has been part of building some of the coolest shit around. Styk is one of the main people behind Department of Energy, a design firm base in the great Northwest and also organizes The YARD at the SIA trade shows. Hailing from the great state of Nebraska, his mix is an eclectic array of heavy meets country. So grab a bottle of whisky, sit back and enjoy the ride.
NXTZ Sound System Vol 1
By Dale Rehberg
The NXTZ Sound System is set in place to give you the ability to look into people's play lists who NXTZ finds interesting, inspiring, influential and just straight up bad ass. Everyone who is selected to create a Sound System mix has in one way or another influenced us here at NXTZ. With that said, the first mix is curated by NXTZ front man Dale Rehberg (me). This mix is as roots as it gets in terms of banger reggae and dancehall vibes. I have been collecting reggae and dancehall vinyl for many years and the songs chosen here represent what I feel are some of the best you can find. Enjoy and keep checking back for more releases.