The American skate and lifestyle brand that is Vans recently kicked off the fourth series of their popular YouTube-based program, Sidestrip Sessions.
The series features different artists across all musical genres from hip-hop to surf-rock to indie-pop and experimental, all digitally imposed in a giant Vans shoe box. As for the first episode, Bohan energetically performs two songs, “Product” from his EP Overseas and “3 Days in Chengdu” from his EP Jala, both of which was accompanied by art created by Angelica Baini.
Interestingly, Bohan moved from China to join his mother in the United States at the age of 11, he started learning English by consuming cartoons, movies and television, even crediting Eminem’s 8 Mile for his fascination with music and hip-hop. Eventually, Bohan decided to tell his own story and began incorporating Mandarin into his lyrics and continues to highlight Asian instruments in his production.
You can view Bohan Phoenix’ Sidestripe Session above. If you like what you hear and see then make sure you sign up to the Vans YouTube channel.