Posts Tagged ‘native shoes’
There are very few people in this world that possess all of the following qualities 1) artistic 2) exceptionally athletic and 3) cool as fuck. Trevor “Trouble” Andrew just happens to be one of these people.
After a childhood spent skateboarding on the coast of Nova Scotia, Andrew turned to snowboarding and would eventually go pro at the tender age of 12. He then spent the majority of his later adolescence traveling the world, participating in two Winter Olympics and the 2000 X-Games. Sometime during this craziness he met Santi White, who you all know as the fabulous Santigold. The two started dating, fell madly in love and finally made their courtship official roughly two years ago.
Now rewind to 2004, when Andrew’s suffered a tragic knee injury that forced him to explore different avenues. Being influenced by his ladylove and a SP1200, he began experimenting with different mixes, fusing together his love for punk rock, southern crunk, and gangsta rap.
Shortly after his musical awakening, Andrew started the “Trouble Andrew” band, who released their debut album in 2007. Since then, Andrew’s has gone on to become a brand ambassador for Native Shoes, designed for the likes of Burton, Monster Energy and Nixon, as well as collaborate with some of the music industries biggest names.
Not only has he hooked up with his wife on a few tracks, but he’s also been featured with pretty boy Diplo, Curren$y and Spankrock to name a few. Oh, I should also mention that he’s started his own record label entitled Trouble Records and rocks a ripped denim jacket like none other.
All in all, the dudes a Canadian prodigy and while spending time with him on Saturday, (before he performed with Santigold at the Commodore), it also became apparent that he’s one of the chillest artists around. Check out my interview with him below.
Describe yourself in five words or less.
Honest, loyal, driven, athletic, and creative.
You’ve spent a lot of time in Vancouver and Whistler, what’s your favorite thing about living in British Columbia?
I love the lifestyle out here, being surrounded by the mountains and the water. To me it’s one of the most peaceful places in the world. Some people are pulled towards certain places and when I’m out here I’m just so calm.
Do you think being bi-coastal influences your music and personal style?
I don’t know, maybe. I think traveling and being always on the move in general has influenced me. Being exposed to different things, different cultures, has introduced me to so much that has in turn affected my music and my art.
If you could only have three pairs of shoes in your wardrobe, what would they be?
I would have a pair of Native shoes because I’m part of the company and it’s something that I’m super proud of, plus they’re awesome; I know I could rock them anywhere. Then I would have a pair of combat boots or Docs. I’d also have a pair of dope Gucci slip on’s, black on black, just in case I had to go somewhere.
When you’re in the pipe or shredding pow what music do you have coming through your headphones?
When I was younger I would listen to the Descendents “Coolidge” a lot and their whole “Somery” album. Also Tupac’s “All Eyez on Me” really pushed me, I wrote a lot to that record too. I used to just make mixes. I don’t know if you remember mini disc players but I would make mixes for the Olympics, U.S. Open, X-Games etc. I still have them all too.
You’ve worked with everyone from Diplo to Stunnaman, who else would you love to collaborate with?
There are tons of people I’d love to work with, like Trent Reznor or Iggy Pop. Drake would be dope too.
If you could go back in time and spend one day with Tupac, what would you plan for the two of you?
I would love to be in L.A. with him, rolling around in a Phantom or vintage Bentley, cruising down sunset, throwing money out the window, top down. But then another part of me would want to take him out here and go to fucking Whistler. I’d love to teach him how to snowboard.
In your opinion, what’s the mot romantic thing you’ve ever done?
(Blushing)…that’s a question you’d really have to ask Santi.
Do you think you’re a romantic guy?
I think I’m defiantly romantic. Sometimes my crazy life and ADD gets in the way but I don’t think romance is something you do a couple times a week, it’s being thoughtful, and it’s the little things. I’m really good with my words so I write some pretty romantic text messages.
When can we expect the Trouble Gang compilation?
I think probably by the end of the summer, August maybe. But I’m going to start putting songs out from it right now. I want to drop this song I did with my new artist Mulller St-Cyr, he’s from Brooklyn and is one of the illest rappers I’ve ever heard.
Interview by @clarkbs