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Made In Queens – Trinidadian stereobike kids documentary

In posse on 2008/08/08 at 5:28 pm

Last summer in a rented garage on the outskirts of Queens, NY something incredible was happening. A group of imaginative tinkerers from Trinidad were working late into the nights creating something nobody had ever seen before: enormous stereo systems jury rigged onto ordinary bmx bikes. Traveling together, each behind the handlebars of his or her own massive homemade creation, they treat the neighborhood to an outrageous impromptu music and dance party on wheels. Directed by Randall Stevens, Made In Queens is a film celebrating America’s first stereobike crew.

THE BIKES

BASSZILLA

SPECS – Four 16 volt car batteries powering four 15” bass speakers in back, two 6.5” mids over two 6×9” mids up front. Two 3000 watt bass amps and one 2000 watt mids amp. DVD touch screen with navigation and music equalizer. 22 tooth chainring. Heavy duty chain, rims, tires and custom-welded support brackets.

PLAYLIST -Yung Joc “I Know You See It”/Junior Kelly “Love So Nice”/Sanchez “Frenzy”/Shabba Ranks “Wicked Inna Bed”/Yung Joc “It’s Goin Down”/Bob Marley “Burnin and Lootin”/Super Cat “History”/Demarco “Fallen Soldiers”/Super Cat “Ghetto Red Hot”/I Wayne “Can’t Satisfy Her”/Shaggy “Ready Fi Di Ride”

FRANKENBIKE

SPECS – Two 12” bass speakers and two 10” mid-bass speakers mounted on rear cabinet. Custom-welded support brackets. Four 6×9” mids speakers up front. 2000 and 1500 watt bass amps and 1000 watt mids amp. DVD player and equalizer on handlebars.

PLAYLIST – Angel y Khriz “Ven Bailalo”/Noel “Silent Morning”/Mims “This Is Why I’m Hot”/Wisin y Yandel “Rakata”/T-Pain feat. Yung Joc “Buy U a Drank”/Daddy Yankee “Rompe”/Isaac Blackman “To The Ceiling”/Justin Timberlake feat. T.I. “My Love”/Shabba Ranks “House Call”/Wisin y Yandel “Ya Me Voy”/Daddy Yankee “Lo Que Paso, Paso”

MADE IN QUEENS OFFICIAL WEBSITE

thanks to www.on-point.be

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  1. thanks for linking through, highly appreciate that :)

    discovering your site with that, looks like one mighty collection of gems, brilliant selection of posts, keep it up!

  2. who says that the anti-car movement is only for ecogeeks? thanks for the post…

    if you have a chance, check out my own collection of entertaining vids too…

    http://www.redux.com/playlist/and_d_stimuli

  3. […] their statement is almost the most innovative thing about the idea.Now if the city could hire these kids to ride through various neighborhoods of New York from weekend to weekend, puttin’ it down […]

  4. anyway I can buy a copy of this film? saw it last night a bike film fest in nyc
    would love to show full film to friends. okay to buy it online. would love to have these guys come to a party with these bikes.

  5. Agree with Doris, would love to get my hands on a copy, but the interwebs don’t seems to know anything about DVDs or other mediums of this. Even the madeinqueensfilm.com page has moved on to different content.. :(

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