Rebels On Air

Rebels On Air: Revolutionair Radio | Podcast

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It’s been thirty years since Nike first launched the Air Max and revolutionised the sneaker game. To celebrate the anniversary of the iconic shoe, this month we’re teaming up with Nike to bring you Rebels On Air: showcasing and celebrating talented local legends who are each changing the game in their own way.

Each week, we’ll introduce you to an Australian ‘Revolutionair’ with a podcast hosted by Flex Mami (Sidechains) and a curated playlist. We’ll meet party DJ & sneaker freak Yo Mafia, pro skateboarder Shane O’Neill, singer & rapper Tkay Maidza, and Purple Sneakers head honcho Martin Novosel.



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#4 Tkay Maidza - Nike's Rebels On Air

In episode #4, FlexMami gets deeps with Adelaide rapper/national treasure Tkay Maidza. Tkay talks about her inspirations when it comes to music, art, fashion, and staying ahead of the game. Don't worry, she went through an 'emo' phase too – get ready for some Pete Wentz crush confessions! See her playlist at

#3: Martin Novosel of Purple Sneakers - Nike's Rebels On Air

In episode #3, FlexMami chats with DJ, artist manager and head honcho of Sydney’s much-loved Purple Sneakers, Martin Novosel. Hear how Martin turned his passion into a dream job, growing Purple Sneakers from a regular club night to an online music hub and weekly radio show dedicated to the best emerging club sounds. Listen to a playlist of his top Australian tunes at

#2: Shane O'Neill - Nike's Rebels On Air

In episode #2, Flex Mami chats to one of Australia's most successful pro skaters, Shane O'Neill. Find out he got to G.O.A.T. status – from growing up skateboarding in the streets of Melbourne to living in LA as one of the most respected skaters in the industry. He talks about opportunities for young skaters to follow in his footsteps, particularly now that social media has changed the game, and gives us a polite opinion on Jay Z.

#1: YO! MAFIA - Nike's Rebels On Air

In the first episode of Rebels On Air, Flex Mami chats with sneaker freak and DJ YO! MAFIA about getting into vinyl, supporting Stevie Wonder and her run-in with Leonardo Dicaprio. Find her playlist of old school hip hop at

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