Winnipeg, Manitoba native turned British Columbia local Jake Kuzyk knows a thing or two about orchestrating hammers on a snowboard. A fellow whose performance is equally as proper whether he is in the streets or the backcountry, Jake’s deliberate style makes everything he shreds appear well-composed. Because Kuzyk is so articulate when strapped in, we knew he would consequently provide some well thought out musical selections. Enjoy this edition of White Noise, and take a cue from the playlist of Jake Kuzyk.
- Mary Walsh

Name: Jacob David Kuzyk
Home Resort: Mount Seymour. Vancouver BC
Sponsors:K2 Snowboarding, Thirtytwo Boots/Outerwear, Etnies, Ashbury, Poler, Howl, Drink Water, Elm Company, The Source shop

p: Oli Gagnon

First Tracks (music that wakes you up): Beach Fossils, “Vacation.”
Beach Fossils

Pow Ballad (favorite song to ride pow to): The Spits, “Police.”
The Spits

Jib Song (favorite song to jib to): Tyga, “Riot.”
Tyga

Rock Ride (what song pumps you up the most during a session): Animal Collective, “My Girls.”
Animal Collective

Cool Down (what’s your mellow post riding song): Grimes, “Symphonia IX.”
Grimes

Pre Aprés (what do you listen to before you go out at night): Trinidad James, “All Gold Everything.”
Trinidad James

What is your favorite video part song of all-time? Not all-time best, but Arto Saari’s song in Mindfield created a lot of energy. Battles, “Atlas.”
Battles

p: Oli Gagnon

What video part song that you’ve used have you been most stoked on? None anymore. But, I guess Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, “Almost cut my hair.”

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

If you could be one rock star, who would it be? Leonardo Dicaprio.

Simple Guilty Pleasures (what are you ashamed to admit you actually like): Fergie.

Turn it Down (music you can’t stand): Any Country Western from the last 25 years.

Turn it Off (worst song ever): Nickelback, probably.

p: Oli Gagnon

p: Oli Gagnon