DC SHOES & MY CIRCUS OF MUTANTS
Never did I ever imagined something I built for the sake of raising right & guide my kid brother will lead me to something this big. Some of U guys might have heard of us..
*PIC - A very very early pic of the CIRCUS OF MUTANTS 1987...Including my brother Adyll, cousins,the legendary late Rezal & brother Hafiz ( Stompin' Ground)...& Zul Othman ( SOULFIRE). Syed (Stompin Ground) & Medan (Downs Syndrome/4-Sides) joined later on
*background are the first few ramps that I built...in fact there were only 3 or 4 of them in Spore at that time :)
CIRCUS OF MUTANTS was my baby...I created the Skateboard group back in late 1986 with the intentions of keepin my brother & his friends away from the scum of drugs & negativity of the east-side. Punk, Metal & Hardcore music was a big part of it..tho it was a sport,like every other skater we were notorious at so-called breaking the law in the places we skate..
I was working as a carpenter back then at Kallang Bowl & had access to power tools..a really big help to make ramps for them..ramps were really rare back then. Word of mouth spread like wildfire & kids from allover the island would come & pop-by just to checkout & try the ramps...& the rest is history
Local designer MARK ONG will launch his awesome CIRCUS OF MUTANTS line of DC products next month come March 13th. Me & some of the remaining original members of CIRCUS OF MUTANTS will be there too :)
SNIPPETS OF MARK ONG INTERVIEW ON THE DC SITE -
How did this then lead into a project for DC?
Mark - The root of my craft has always revolved around skateboarding. It is something that stays in my blood. I was skating with Lucas from Gallery (Spore) one day & he talked about the old days 80s of skating in Spore. The conversation led up to skate crews in Spore & the name "Circus of Mutants" popped up. I thought it was a great story that had to be translated to a sneaker & so it came through.
Circus Of Mutants - what is this & what was the "Mutants" stamp on skateboarding scene in Spore?
Mark - It's based on a disbanded local skate team from the 1980s. The Circus Of Mutants (COM) consisted of a bunch of misfits of society. Each member's mutant-based nickname was derived from their individual skills. The COM was based on the east-side of the island & were known for their notorious presence. Even now we are still trying to trace the members so they cabn come together & tell more elaborate story to celebrate the release.
Why "The Fly" for the first project?
Mark - Lucas was the FLY & he was the one that brought it up
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