Sam Partaix

Skateboarder — Biarritz

Name, where are you from?
Hi, my name is Sam Partaix, I was born in Paris in 1987. Living in Biarritz now.

What do you do?
I have been a Pro Skater for 13 years, so basically I am skateboarding, travelling, surfing, and shooting photos and videos every day.

Describe your style in three words?
Classic. Authentic. Old-school.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Probably The Brian Jonestown Massacre, it was last year (2019) in Paris. They were playing for 2hrs, absolutely magical!

If you could put any three bands in history on a lineup?
The Meteors. The Clash. Motorhead.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Skateboarding haha!!! Punk. Street art. Mods. Something off the wall.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Jake Phelps (RIP).

Where is your favourite independent venue?
Le Magneto in Bayonne, France.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Lemmy.

The first track you played on repeat?
'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana when I was 12 years old.

A song that defines the teenage you?
A lot of inspiration from music in skate videos. So '1984' by David Bowie for Arto Saari's part in the Flip video.

One record you would keep forever?
'Diamonds Dog' by David Bowie.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
'Salba Sauce' from 'F.A.S.T.' by Grindline the band.

A song you wished you had written?
'Pendant Que Les Champs Brulent' by Niagara.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Seabird' by Alessi Brothers.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Pursuit Of Happiness' by Lissie.

A song to get you straight on the dance floor?
'Age Of Consent' by New Order.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
'If I Didn’t Have Your Love' by Leonard Cohen.

Any new bands you’re into at the moment?
La Femme.
Rendez Vous.
Lulu Van Trapp.

Name, where are you from?
Hi, my name is Sam Partaix, I was born in Paris in 1987. Living in Biarritz now.

What do you do?
I have been a Pro Skater for 13 years, so basically I am skateboarding, travelling, surfing, and shooting photos and videos every day.

Describe your style in three words?
Classic. Authentic. Old-school.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Probably The Brian Jonestown Massacre, it was last year (2019) in Paris. They were playing for 2hrs, absolutely magical!

If you could put any three bands in history on a lineup?
The Meteors. The Clash. Motorhead.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Skateboarding haha!!! Punk. Street art. Mods. Something off the wall.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Jake Phelps (RIP).

Where is your favourite independent venue?
Le Magneto in Bayonne, France.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Lemmy.

The first track you played on repeat?
'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana when I was 12 years old.

A song that defines the teenage you?
A lot of inspiration from music in skate videos. So '1984' by David Bowie for Arto Saari's part in the Flip video.

One record you would keep forever?
'Diamonds Dog' by David Bowie.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
'Salba Sauce' from 'F.A.S.T.' by Grindline the band.

A song you wished you had written?
'Pendant Que Les Champs Brulent' by Niagara.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Seabird' by Alessi Brothers.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Pursuit Of Happiness' by Lissie.

A song to get you straight on the dance floor?
'Age Of Consent' by New Order.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
'If I Didn’t Have Your Love' by Leonard Cohen.

Any new bands you’re into at the moment?
La Femme.
Rendez Vous.
Lulu Van Trapp.

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