"Since last summer some Trinidadian teenagers living on the dreary outskirts of Queens have been putting their DIY skills to work rebuilding old bmx bikes into enormous homemade pa-systems on wheels. These bad boys pump out over 5000 watts each in a tight mix of everything from Shabba Ranks to Zapp & Roger, and are even more powerful than some competition-level car audio systems. It would be enough to stop traffic on Liberty Avenue if weren?t gridlocked already. Even the subway running overhead has been rendered inaudible."
"It was all nicey-nicey til April when the Legal Intentionz garage was broken into and nearly all the group?s equipment was been stolen. Word on Liberty Avenue is it this was an inside job: the gear (over $10K worth) having been boosted by a jealous up-and-comer in the crew. Legal Intentionz crew members had been keeping mum about the identity of the alleged perpetrator until the documentary crew who has been shooting the film Made In Queens chronicling them had their cameras rolling."
This film is something definitely to get excited about, and more importantly be sure tohear a lot more about these kids. The film is premiering this month at the Edinburgh Film Festival and should be moving onto the US film festivals and screening around the States. So in the meantime check out the Made In Queens website, view the trailer and add there blog to your favourites, you will want to stay tuned.
Thanks to This Heart On Fire for the heads up.