Redbull’s Culture Clash is back and bigger and better than ever! Before the drama and heat begins, L Ø S T C U L T U R E have got you covered with all the details of the event, what acts to expect and rules giving you everything you need before you step into the arena. Culture Clash is decided solely on crowd participation and reaction; its clean, simple and brings an atmosphere like never before. Some people may call this unfair, but if it gets to the point where there isn’t a clear reaction, impartiality is brought into the equation with an accurate decibel reader which lets everyone know fair and square who brought the loudest and most entertaining energy of the night.
How exactly does it work?
Four rounds each looking at different elements of music.
Round One: Pressure Drop – Ten minutes per crew, the DJ’s take the temperature of the crowd and turn it up a notch, warming them up and giving them a taste of what they got, after which the crowds reaction is noted and we see who’s started off the party right.
Round Two: The Selector – Now that the crowds are truly warmed up, it’s time to flex some real knowledge and test the taste of each team. Fifteen minutes this time for each crew. The DJ’s play any style and the crew as a collective are judged purely on the song choices. Elements of what works and what doesn’t are crucial to winning big here with the crowds.
Round Three: Sleeping With The Enemy – Okay so now we’ve tested knowledge as a whole, now there’s a twist. Crews must play for ten minutes, but play their opponents music style. It’s a pivotal test of knowledge on the competition and fundamentally how well they mix it. Only the strongest overcome this round.
Round Four: Armageddon – You’d think the saying “three times lucky” would apply to Culture Clash, but it doesn’t. The final hurdle to victory, entails the crews playing their biggest and best hits over their time in music this is where it gets really competitive as if you’ve got more hits you might just have more to offer. This round is two slots of five minutes per crew with the livestream audience deciding who gets to play last – a strategic slot which could be in that crews favour.
So now we have the rules laid out, who the heck is performing this year?
Well, Redbull like to outdo themselves and this year it sounds like a killer line up.
The Caribbean is about to represent with Mixpak armed and ready to bring heat to the arena come June 17th. Mixpak comprises of some of the biggest acts in the region as Popcaan, Dre Skull, Spice, Tony Matterhorn, Kranium, Sorcee and Jubilee.
Taylor Gang from the states are flying over also to give Redbull some international energy also. Expect to see Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dollar Sign and Juicy J defending their name and country in the arena.
Culture Clash wouldn’t be Culture Clash without representing Grime. Repping this year is Eskimo Dance. So far Redbull has teased “Wiley and the biggest grime line-up ever!”. But Eskimo Dance – the underground rave scene has seen heavy weights such as Tinchy Stryder, Dizzee Rascal, JME and Flirta D grace their stages, so all in all expect a Grime showcase not to be missed.
Last but not least are UKG All Stars, who are bringing us a taste of the Garage glory days this year. The troop features front-runners of the scene such as So Solid Crew, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Oxide & Neutrino, Majestic and Foundation (Sticky & Scott Garcia).
The event has also promised a host of special guests, some of the heavily rumoured acts in the running to perform are Beenie Man, Stormzy and Skepta. Culture Clash this year is truly sounding like a must attend! The acts are fire, the rounds are going to be intense and hard to beat and the energy is going to be like no other! Grab your tickets here for of the Summer’s biggest and best.