All you need to know about Red Bull Culture Clash South Africa 2017

Red Bull Culture Clash South Africa 2017 will be landing at Orlando stadium on 23 September. It’s a unique concept with an insane mix of musical talent, exciting collabs,lots of energy and an evening of surprises.

There is plentyin store for fans with hostsSiyabonga “Scoop Makhathini” Ngwekazi and Thapelo Mokoenajoining an impressive artist line-up. AKAand Top Boyz, DJ Tira and Durban Massacre, Patorankingwith Red Hot and Admiral &Jahseed with African Storm – eachrepping their respective genres: hip hop, house, afro-beats and reggae – will battle it out over four rounds to win the 2017 Red Bull Culture Clash title.

Experience the energy of Red Bull Culture Clash live on the night and support your favourites – it’sthe response from the fans which determines the final winner.Don’t miss out on the action, Red Bull Culture Clash tickets are available from Computicket, doors open from 6pm.

Be sure to make some noise for your chosen crew on social media using the hashtags: #TopBoyz; #AfricanStorm; #DurbanMassacre;#RedHot.

South Africa, get ready to bring the noise and show support for your chosen crew!

What to bring:

  • Air horns – anything and everything that can make a noise and ultimately help your chosen crew take home the title.
  • Ear plugs – it’s going to get loud!
  • Cash – for delicious food and drinks to keep your energy high.
  • Power bank – you’re going to want to take loads of pictures and videos and still be able to call an Uber at the end of the night.

 Turn up the volume with these car tunes to get you vibing before the big night:

  1. Umsindo– feat. Professor(DJ Tira – Durban Massacre)
  2. Malume – feat.Tipcee and Benzy
  3. Don’t forget To Pray – Anatii and AKA( AKA – Top Boyz)
  4. Dreamwork – AKA feat. Yanga
  5. Pana– Tekno andPatoranking(Patoranking – Red Hot)
  6. My Woman, My Everything –Patoranking featuring Wande Coal
  7. Thath’ Isgubhu – Bongo Maffin, Jahseed band member (Admiral &Jahseed – African Storm)
  8. Who Dem? – Capleton (Admiral and Jahseed selection)

How Red Bull Culture Clash works:

  • The four crews battle it out over four rounds to win the 2017 Red Bull Culture Clash title.
  • A crew’s set in each of the four round last between five and 15 minutes: synchronise your watches.
  • A countdown clock will appear on the main screen 10 seconds before the end of each set. When the time is up, sound will fade out, then cut.
  • Crews are actively encouraged to play custom-made dubplate specials and introduce their (secret) guests anytime during the event. However, in the final round, it’s dubs, remixes and live performances only. No regular records whatsoever.
  • Strictly no repeats. If a crew repeats a tune played earlier in the night, they’re disqualified from that round, so listen good. The only exception is if the record is explicitly announced as “counteraction”

The rounds:

Round 1: Pressure Drop – 10 minutes per crew. Time to check your levels, mics, watches and selection – clash is coming! DJs take the temperature of the crowd and then turn it up a notch.

Round 2: The Selector – 15 minutes per crew. DJs play any style, and crews are judged purely on tune selection. Knowledge is king.

Round 3: Sleeping With The Enemy – 10 minutes per crew. Crews twist it, playing an opponent’s style of music. Big test. The mighty may fall.

Round 4: Armageddon – 2 x 5 minutes per crew. Clashing crews pull out their biggest anthems. This is the final round, so double points and double daring!

How the judging works: A round is won by crowd reaction, pure and simple – the audience decides their favourite based on originality, performance, song selection, and energy. The final call rests with the hosts, who will decide on the final winner of Red Bull Culture Clash, based on noise from the audience. Too close to call? A decibel reader brings the science.

Red Bull Culture Clash Lingo:

Dubplate special- a song recorded by a crew that only they can play.A “custom dub” is a dubplate special that was recorded specifically for the night.

Replay – each record can only be played once during the night.A ‘replay’ and leads to disqualification from the round.

Counteraction – the only way that a record can be played more than once during Red Bull Culture Clash. If Crew A already played ‘X’, Crew B can only play ‘X’ if they somehow alter the record (remix, dubplate, live performance) and announce it as a direct counteraction.

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