Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Scramblelock & Treklock Performance 2010

In this clip myself and Treklock are performing a short piece entitled "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" in Montreal March 2010.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Homecoming 2010 - Los Angeles

The R16 USA qualifier: Homecoming, was organized by Mikey Disco in LA this June. I decided to go out and test my skill in the hopes of finally getting to Korea (after 2 other missed opportunities). Unfortunately I didn't win but this is what this game is all about. Winning, losing and learning from both situations. Respect to Shyguy for the win, he better rep hard in Korea! Here is my battle with Shyguy.

Scramblelock vs Shyguy

I've also posted a video of one of the many locking cyphers that took place at this event. Many people get so caught up in contests that when it comes time for the circles, they just can't hang. Much respect to everyone who held it down in the cypher and a special shoutout to Slim the Robot (The Lockers) who came out to support and share with all of us!

Locking Cypher at Homecoming 2010

Scramblelock & Mikey Disko

I also spent a week in LA hanging out, practicing and learning from my various mentors and teachers. Much respect to Richie Rich, OG Skeeter Rabbit, Loose Caboose, Slim the Robot and Sugapop for all they shared. Now back to work!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Scramblelock aka Scrambled Leggs on the BBOY tip!

Many know me as a locker but I've also been studying bboying for quite some time. I put together a small reel of me vibing out in the bboy cyphers and on the battlefield, all with the original music. Quick and dirty but to the point! Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


One of my teachers and mentors, Gemini, has launched LOCKING 4 LIFE TV: a youtube page with all sorts of cool locking videos! The whole Locking 4 Life concept is to help bring greater awareness about locking through various creative outlets. It's a really good concept and I fully support Locking 4 Life so be sure to check it out!


Bringing the Power and Funk back into locking! Check out some of Gemini's latest clips on Locking 4 Life TV!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Locking interview on WE FUNK Radio!

Hey all

I recently did an interview for my good friends at WE FUNK RADIO in Montreal for their 600th episode! Check it out!

Scramblelock on WEFUNK radio's 600th Episode! Special locking interview


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Scramblelock Session Footage March 2010

It's been a while since I posted a practice session clip. I thought I'd share this to show just some of what I've been working on in the lab recently! Enjoy!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring Teaching Tour & an Important Message on Locking!

March and April were definetely transition months. With winter finally over and summer just around the corner, I spent some time on a mini-teaching tour across Ontario and Quebec teaching the basics of locking in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa (See pics below, sorry no MTL photo)

Scramblelock Workshop in Toronto (April 2010)

Scramblelock Workshop in Ottawa (April 2010)

With a couple of big contests coming up, I'm keeping up the training and preparing for what looks to be a really fun season! Until my next post I'd like to share an important video message care of Richie Rich, an old school locker from Los Angeles. He's one of my teachers and mentors and I have a lot of respect for him because he's not afraid to tell it like it is! He's posted two videos entitled "Richie Rich on Locking" in which he discusses some serious issues in the locking world today, so check it out!

Richie Rich on Locking: Part 1

Richie Rich on Locking Part 2

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Juste Debout 2010 - Paris, France

After 3 months of serious training, myself and Treklock traveled to France to compete at this year's Juste Debout in Paris, France. The road to get there was tough and involved a lot of late nights practicing but in the end it was totally worth it!

During the Paris preselections at Hotel de Ville, 5 teams were picked to advance to the competition the next day at Bercy. Me and Trek were selected along with Loic and Manu (France), another team from France, Shuffle (Japan) and another Japanese team.

Hotel de Ville (Day 1)

Scramble & Trek

The next day at Bercy stadium we made it to the semi-finals (Top 4) and did our best to represent Canada in the locking battle!

Bercy Stadium (Day 2)

Scramble & Trek in Action!

Every street dancer needs to get to Juste Debout at some point, it is definetly the BIGGEST street dance event in the world.

Much respect to all the lockers who came from around the world

Respect to the judges: Gemini, Gucchon, Ejoe and Sho-tyme

Much thanks to the Montreal street dance community: especially Boombeast, MonstaPop, Miko, Sam, Pathana, Nene, Ebony, Ali, Regis and Urban Element for all their support. Also a special thanks to Richie Rich who has supported me and Trek from day 1! We'll get 'em next year!!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Push it to the Limit

So the last few months I have been in serious training mode. Not only have I been practicing dance Ive also been following a very intense workout schedule as additional conditioning. I decided to begin what is known as the "Insanity" workout program: a 60-day program based a lot on cadio, plyometrics and more cardio. At first I tried p90x and Insanity is from the same company that developed P90x, although this is more based on toning, cardio and otherworkouts that dont require weights/bulking up. I must say if you are a dancer, this is an excellent program to follow but serious dedication is required. With 2 more weeks until completing the program, I have already seen results in higher stamina, strength and control when Im dancing.
This program is a MUST for any bboy, popper, locker, dancer who wants to take their skills to another level.

Check out the promo clip. Beyond all the cheesy lines you may hear Shaun T say, it really is an effective program that can be done in your own home

Of course with all this training, a montage is definetely required to show what Ive been going through...check this out!

Im confident that by the end of 60 days ill be able to make rocks explode!

UPDATE: So after completing the 60 day Insanity program, here are my fitness test results. As you can see there was a lot of improvement from Day 1 to Day 60. Insanity is one truly effecticve workout!

(Day 1, 36, 60)
Switch Kicks (70, 84, 98)
Super Jacks (53, 71, 73)
Power Knees (106, 108, 116)
Power Jumps (25, 45, 63)
Around the World (11, 12, 13)
Suicides (15, 21, 24)
Push Up Jacks (24, 35, 40)
Low Plank (46, 60, 68)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 Year in Review

2010: The Year We Make Contact

is fianlly here. Unfortunately, Arthur C. Clarke never lived long enough to see this day, but I'm sure he'd be disappointed no one has been to Jupiter yet.

Although no one has travelled to Jupiter, a lot did happen in 2009 in the funktacular Scrambleworld. Here I will share a little month-by-month review of what went down in my life this past year!

Since 2005 myself and bboy Treble have organized Steel City Cyphurs: an annual bboy jam in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Each year bboys and bgirls from Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Michigan and New York come out to battle. This was the last year we decided to do this series and we held a 5-on-5 battle for $1000. Over 400 people came out to support and get down and we managed to raise $500 for Brennan House, a local home in Hamilton for troubled youth. Special thanks to all the dancers who came out and Funk Fanatics (TO) for the win. (You can see the final battle against Fresh Format (MTL) below)

This year I will be organizing a similar event in Montreal on January 30 (my birthday!) called REAL CITY CYPHURS and will be focused more on the open circle and call out aspect of bboy events: be sure to check out the info here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/event.php?eid=253909101527&ref=ts

In February my teacher, mentor and friend from France: Gemini came to Canada for the 2nd installment of the Locking 4 Life Canadian Tour which me and my good friend, Baby L (Toronto) helped organize. Gemini taught workshops in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa before heading out to western Canada (Vancouver, Calgary)and back to Toronto for What Da Funk? (See March)
Be sure to check Gemini's website: www.locking4life.com

In March, Baby L organized What Da Funk? in Toronto. It is a 1-on-1 Locking and Popping battle and it was her first time doing a jam. Frank Boogie and Gemini were the guest judges for the battle and the legendary Son of S.O.U.L. provided some of the illest funk you've never heard! This event was off the hook and although I won the locking contest! Below is a clip of the final battle between me and Treklock from Montreal. Trek is a dope locker and we are always battling each other!

The Irish Hip Hop Championships took place in Dublin, Ireland at the beginning of April and I was fortunate enough to have been invited over as a guest judge. It was a lot of work but it was a great experience and I learned a lot about judging contests outside of the locking/bboy realm. Big shoutout to Tara and Paul who brought me out, I had such a great time in Ireland I decided to return in September! Below is a pic of the workshop I taught and the other guest judges.

One of the biggest events in Montreal happens every May in Montreal called Bust-A-Move. It's an event which brings together street dancers from all over Canada and in recent years more people have travelled from Europe and the US for the event. The event has contests in various categories including Popping, Waacking, HipHop, House, Bboy and of course, Locking. After battling each other EVERY Bust-A-Move, this year me and Trek decided to team up. We worked well together and won the locking contest! Below is a clip from our battle against Baby L and Sox, the best locking battle of the night in my opinion.

Despite all the dance-related stuff I did in 2009 I was also trying to complete my Master's Thesis in Chemistry and June was "buckle-down" month so I didn't do much traveling. I did however, spend my Saturday nights getting down at Vinyl, one of the hottest funk spots in Montreal for the weekly Love, Disco Style night. DJ's Bain Magique and F.U.N.K. provide a constant supply of 70's/80's funk and they celebrated their 1 year anniversary in June. If you are in Montreal on a Saturday, this is the place to go! Check out their Blog below

In June the whole world was shocked to hear of the passing of Michael Jackson. I don't know a single street dancer who wasn't influenced by him in some way. Here I share a clip of Michael and his brothers locking, of course they were taught by Greg Campbellock Jr and The Lockers. RIP MJ!

The thesis work continued in July but I did manage to have some fun and visited New York City for a weekend. I hung out with one of my good friends and earliest locking influences: Disco Dave. To me, Disco Dave and Jazzy J are New York's funkiest! It was great getting to hang with them as well as Shallow, DJ Batsu, Rashaad, Boogtom and others during the Rock Steady Anniversary funk jam and Step Ya Game Up, Buddha Stretch's annual event.

After exactly 3 years I finally completed Graduate School at McGill University and submitted my Master's Thesis in Chemistry. It was a lot of work and at times very difficult but I was glad I got through it.

The rest of August I continued to work in the lab but also managed to enjoy the rest of summer before heading up to Inuvik, NWT on a week-long project with Buddha and the Blueprint For Life team. It was an incredible experience and being able to share with the young people up there is something I will never forget, along with the Bears!.

In the fall I took a 2-month tour around Europe. It was a trip full of funk, food and friends and I was fortunate enough to have been able to teach in the various countries I visited. Check my previous blog post for more info and all my photos are up on Facebook. One of the many highlights on the trip was winning the locking battle at Battle of the Year 2009 in Braunschweig, Germany.

Upon returning to Montreal I completed my new website (www.scramblelock.com) and locking video entitled "Love City" and spent most of the month re-discovering Montreal and getting back into a serious training routine

To wrap up 2009 I visited Quebec City where I taught a locking workshop and judged a bboy battle. The scene in Quebec City is small but the bboys and bgirls there have a lot of potential. I look forward to seeing that scene grow! Big shoutout to Gigo, Twister and Quebec Bboys for organizing a great weekend!

I ended the year by heading to Hamilton to spend Christmas with my family and back to Montreal to ring in 2010. It was a fantastic year and looking back, I can see how much I have accomplished and grown, it's almost as if I've travelled to Jupiter!

Here's to another year! What 2010 will bring? Keep checking the blog!!!!!!!!!