donderdag 15 juli 2010

Swiss Holiday Amsterdam 'Monday'

This was an interesting evening to say the least. Most of the day we spent chilling out and checking out the toys at Outland Records. We had had a not very successful meeting the night before about the layout of the wall that we would paint, and so we came to the wall to make the most of what had been agreed on. Some people were not so happy and threw temper tantrums like two year olds, but we, the Xstreets continued to paint away happily

I am pretty sure that the wall is not yet finished, but hey we did our part very well

Swiss Holiday Amsterdam 'Sunday'

As the sun was shining so bright and we had at least 150Euros worth of paint, it was time to make another wall. This time we set out to the Java Eiland to make a nice wall. When we arrived we had seen that the Hulk had been there the night before and separated the two walls.

This meant that we would only have a small space to paint and so we decided to make the letters "XSC" and fill it with some characters. Unfortunately My Ives.One had not slept the previous night and so was a little worse for wear. We managed to make such a lovely banging wall.

Swiss Holiday Amsterdam 'Saturday'

First we would like to thank Donna and Rick at the American Book Centre and Treehouse Gallery ( ) for arranging the Urban Arts Festival Saturday 26th June. We were given a stall to sell some goodies and a freshly latexed white wooden board for us to get wild on.

It was a great day, chilling in the sunshine, making stickers and meeting all kinds of new creative people. We were all together on the Spui square for the day: myself, Skatin Chinchilla and Ives.One representing. The three of us made a lovely collaboration on the wooden wall, but have yet to find a finished picture:)

At 5pm the time we had been waiting for had come, Bustart and Zaira arrived at the Square and it was a joyous reunion. It was time to pack up the stall and head round the corner outside the ABC Treehouse Gallery to start on the first wall of the weekend. We didnt have a great deal of time to do it, so with the five of us going a little crazy, we turned an ugly wall into a wall that all the residents of the street would be proud to see when they woke up every day. Once again, thank you for organising this day.

Swiss Holiday Amsterdam 'Friday'

This day was a sad day as Easyjet cancelled the flight of our Swiss counterparts coming over, and so we would just have to wait 24 hours and we would see them again.

This was how we felt:

zondag 13 juni 2010

Bustart, Zaira and Seifrei at Upfest

After a quick reunion with Skatin Chinchilla and Ives.One, and evading Airport Security due to Towelie resemblance; Bustart, Zaira and Seifrei headed on to the grey skies of England to represent the Xstreets at Upfest painting Fesitival in Bristol.
Armed and packed with Stickers, Paste-ups and creativity, the guys were ready to hit the streets of Bristol. Big Up to Alias and Owys for accompanying our Swiss Family round the city and also going crazy with paste-ups:)
There was a little cock-up with the cans, a few missng from the order;- "It's not funny to make an 8 layer Stencil with 6 different greys"-(bustart), but the walls turned out brilliantly and our Swiss Family represented us proudly.
At least the sun was shining and the beer was cold. You couldn't ask for much more than that from us English:)
Check out the pics and lets hope next year we have the whole crew together! Nice one Bust, Zai and Seifrei, thanks for representing!!

donderdag 3 juni 2010 at ASA! (Xstreets Collective) is one of the ASA artists that has next week a lot of activities in Amsterdam. From 8-12 of June Amsterdam will be filled with some of the best street artists of the world. Places like the I Amsterdam letters at Museumplein, Bob's Youth Hostel and Flevopark will be painted. Exhibitions are at BEP Gallery, GOG Gallery, The Thought and Outland Store. Parties at De Duivel, Flexbar and Sugar Factory make this festival complete.

Pre-event with, and Fark this Saturday (the 5th) at shop barrio in the Voetboogstraat (near Spui)!

Also Xstreets member Skatin' Chinchilla will be showing his best piece during this street art week! On thursday the 10th of June he will hang one piece for only one night at De Duivel during the exhibition ASA New Stars. So don't miss it!

vrijdag 28 mei 2010

dinsdag 18 mei 2010


On the 26th of June (13:00 - 18:00) there will be the third edition of Urban Arts Festival, but this time much bigger than last year.
Xstreets will sell some handmade stuff on the Spui and will paint live a brick wall in the Voetboogstraat (next to the ABc Treehouse). The members of Xstreets will also customise cardboard furniture from Swiss on the Spui square.

Check out more details of the event here.

dinsdag 20 april 2010


Also on the 9th of April Xstreets provided the visuals and some art at Funk Fest at Badcuyp, Amsterdam. The Dynamite Soul Dj Team was banging with their funky beats and dancers performed their best moves. Check out photos below and here.

zondag 11 april 2010


The tour along all the BEP windows was a real succes. A lot of people showed up at 21:00 at the first window on Bellamyplein. MC DRT did a good job explaining the art that was exhibited in each window. He made some really nice poems and maked jokes.

At 22:00 the party at Streetlab_ Projectspace/Meneer de Wit started with Dj Samidi behind the dj booth. With the Jameson bar getting everyone free cocktails the 'basement' was in no time full. Free candy was spread. MC DRT and L2N did some wicked performances, and got the crowd crazy. Die Schallplattenpolizei played some funk and Dj Koldun got crazy with his famous jungle beats! What a night!

Please check here for pictures.

And check out the CFYE report here.

And a movie filmed by Michelle Donkersloot here.

A nice report and pics from MandyF here!

Photo: Melissa Scholten

woensdag 31 maart 2010


Just a reminder for you to come the 9th of April and walk with us to all the BEP windows with the colourfull art of Xstreets Collective & friends. Your not-so-average-tour-guide MC DRT will give you all the information about the art and artists.

Our last stop is Streetlab_ Projectspace/Meneer de Wit at Postjesweg 2 for the closingparty.

We start the art walk on 21:00 sharp at nr. 1 on Bellamyplein (Amsterdam West).
On 22:00 starts the party at Postjesweg 2 (Amsterdam West).

Music by: Die Schallplattenpolizei, Dj Samidi, Dj Koldun, MC DRT, L2N and KSK.

Free entrance, free Jameson whiskey and free candy for all of you!

maandag 29 maart 2010

lets get painting

Lets not waste no time then, MLSS banging out her sketch from MR shez

Sketchs from MLSS for shez

Got to get these little bad boys in there.

The exchange

A while ago we decided to get a little exchange going on Between the people of XSC, As its not possiable for us all to be around each other this is a good way for us to have a bit of fun.

So the idea gose that every couple of months we are goin to make a sketch for the one of the other people in the crew and they will try and get to go and paint it (weather and funds permiting).

so here is a peeky at the first sketches hitting the blog,

Zaira By Karma83



Bust By skatin chinchilla


vrijdag 19 maart 2010


On the 9th of April Xstreets Collective is having a night full of art, music and fun!

Walk with us and our not-so-average-tourguide MC DRT trough all the windows of BEP gallery in Amsterdam Oud West. The walk starts at 21:00, so be 20:45 at Bellamyplein!

Our last stop is Streetlab_ Projectspace, (Meneer de Wit) Postjesweg2, where we will having a nice party with free entrance, free drinks and free candy! The funk and hiphop sounds will be arranged by Die Schallplattenpolizei, dj Samidi, dj Koldun, MC DRT, KSK and L2N.

We want to thank BEP gallery, Jameson and Streetlab_ for making this event possible!

Map BEP windows, meetingpoint nr 1 (START tour at 21:00)

woensdag 17 februari 2010


The Amsterdam based members of Xstreets Collective, MLSS,, SKATIN' CHINCHILLA and KARMA83, are showing their art at the fabolous funk & soul event FUNK FEST. Check out the flyer for date, place and more info!

maandag 1 februari 2010


Xstreets Collective presents the window art exhibition
Here We Are Again

4th of February - 4th of April 2010
Bellamy plein, Amsterdam Oud-West

Now is your chance to see the colourful art of the members of Xstreets Collective again. In the windows around Bellamyplein you can find some of the pieces that are part of the ‘Here We Are’

You can see the work of, Bustart, Karma83, Skatin’ Chinchilla, MLSS, Zaira, Seifrei, Shez and Bushit. And we are not only showing art, but you can also see the wonderful photographs of Arden de Raaij and Kaymir Stark (CFYE) and Wolfgang Josten.

The exhibition runs from the 4th of February till the 4th of April. You can spot the work 24/7. Check for more details

Not an opening, but a closing party will be held on the 3rd of April.
Place and acts will be announced soon on!

zondag 3 januari 2010


Check this item that Broodje made for Cult TV. An interview with about Xstreets and the 'Here We Are' exhibition.

vrijdag 18 december 2009


Filmed by Creative Resources. Thanks!

maandag 14 december 2009


Last Saturday Xstreets Collective and their photography friends CFYE and Wolfgang Josten opened the exhibition 'Here We Are'. After the opening, with a lot of drinks and bites, we celebrated more during the afterparty next door at Mp3. What a blast!

Check out some pictures here from

And from Nicole Blommers.

Thanks everyone for showing up and for the pictures, film and live acts!

The exhibition can be visited every Thursday till Sunday, 13:00 - 18:00, till 31-01-2010.

maandag 7 december 2009

'HERE WE ARE' magazine 1

Check out the first issue of the 'Here We Are' magazine.
This magazine will be for sale in a limited edition (20 signed copies) at the opening of the exhibition 'Here We Are' 12th of december 16:00 - 20:00 at ABC Treehouse, Amsterdam.

dinsdag 3 november 2009


"Here We Are"

Xstreets Collective showing their art
Basel - Brighton - Amsterdam

12-12-2009 - 31-01-2010

Special guests photo-exhibition showing Amsterdam & Street-art by Wolfgang Josten and Kaymir Stark & Arden Raaij ( Art by, MLSS, Zaira, Bustart, Skate, Karma83, Shez, Seifrei, Fons & Robe.

Opening 12-12-09, 16:00 - 20:00

Location: ABC Treehouse Gallery, Voetboogstraat 11 (near Spui), Amsterdam,,/ 020-4230967

Opening time ABC Treehouse gallery during the week: Thursday - Sunday 13:00 - 18:00 and by appointment (

The ABC Treehouse is a project of the American Book Center:

'Here We Are' Afterparty
Date: 12-12-09
Time: 21:00 - 04:00
Location: Muziekpodium3, Voetboogstraat 3 (near Spui),

Music style: Funk, Soul, Hiphop and Jazz. Special treat if you enter the party before 00:00.

Line up: Dj Bite Dj Sounder (Dynamite Soul Dj team) MC DRT Tess & The Chiefs (live band) Fredee Brazil (UK) Die Schallplattenpolizei

woensdag 7 oktober 2009 rocks Ghostcity DOEL (BE)

Check soon CFYE for a nice phot report of that day....

maandag 21 september 2009

From Amsterdam to Basel

In just a short flight four Xstreets members ventured from Amsterdam to Basel in Swtizerland to visit our buddies Bustart and Zaira and enjoy a jam packed painting and creative week. The rain that was promised didnt start and we were blessed with beautiful sunshine every day. The day after we arrived we painted at the special Schanzli Jam where we knocked out a wall that was 'picture' perfect, had great music, great atmosphere and awesome people. Big thanks to the Rappartment for the music and the breakdancers for their wicked performance.
Every day brought either a new day painting or successfully and unsuccessfully printing T-Shirts. after many many attempts and a few mishaps it wont be long before they come to a store near you:)
A holiday where we could paint every day, drink beer, chill out with friends and create some awesome pieces of work, seems to fit just about right as the perfect holiday. A huge thank you to Bust and Zai for a brilliant week it was great guys.

zondag 16 augustus 2009

Xstreets Free Art Frenzy

While everyone was tucked up in bed or enjoying the last few hours of the evening, three Xstreets members were frenzily cycling around dropping Free Art all over the city of Amsterdam. They began in the red light district, taking a frantic tour in and around the alley ways and streets. They barely had time to leave the second drop when some lucky passer by grabbed the opportunity to take it. Five more lucky people had their picture taken with their new found art. For some it was a little more difficult to understand the concept that they could actually take the art with no strings attached:)
They generated a lot of interest and in particular the Cops seemed to want to know what was going on.
Cop: "We have been informed that you are acting suspicously."
Ives.One: "What is suspicious?"
Cop: "Well, why do you have a camera on the bike. I dont do that. Its not normal."
Ives.One: "We're not normal."
And so it continued for a little while, Skatin Chinchilla pretty oblivious and content with fixing the camera on the front of the bakfiets, Karma83 bricking it slightly and craftily making the very large police officer sound incredibly ignorant without him even knowing. After checking details and, to their disappointed, finding no warrants out for their arrests they were free to continue the free art frenzy. If you were out that night or on your way to work in the morning and you found our art, check out the footage and you'll understand how it got there and why it was a great Xstreets Free Art Frenzy!