Selects: Music To Travel To – Utah and Ether roadtrip mix
The MUL Masters drop a mixtape for us19-Dec-2012
As part of ACCLAIM #28 – The En Route Issue – we asked our featured contributors to curate a playlist of their ten perfect road trip tracks. First up are international graffiti legends Utah and Ether. You can grab a copy of Issue #28 for the full feature.
Every time someone writes about Utah and Ether the phrase ‘Bonnie and Clyde of graffiti’ invariably pops up. It’s easy to see the similarities, they’re both couples that were partners in crime and in romance – both outlaw teams exploits gained widespread media attention. But the comparison actually does them a disservice, Bonnie and her beau terrorised America in the midst of a nation wide depression, they were opportunists in desperate times. Utah and Ether strategically hit transit systems the world over as flag bearers of the MUL crew, in a post-terror threat world when subway security was at it’s most vigilant they were the most active globally and they did it all without the motivation of material gain. After some digging, we got in touch with the pair to talk to tracks, travel, and transit.
Favourite holiday destination?
Weirdest thing that has happened while travelling?
This one time we were on a bus going to Shanghai, and it was raided by military police. They found 3 bricks of heroin under the seat behind us. It was pretty weird.
Greatest thing that has happened on the road?
Finding 2,000,000 Yen in the back of a taxi in Osaka was kinda great.
The thing that you miss most about home when you’re abroad?
Sunblock and spray paint.