London calling the Clash

4 Stages. 4 Sounds. 1 Winner

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THE WORLD’S BIGGEST MUSICAL BATTLE RETURNS TO THE UK with A$AP MOB, BOY BETTER KNOW, REBEL SOUND (CHASE & STATUS + RAGE, DAVID RODIGAN, SHY FX) and STONE LOVE

Annie Mac and Doc Brown set to preside over the biggest clash yet on October 30th

Red Bull Culture Clash, the world’s biggest musical battle, is back with a heavy-hitting head-to-head at Earl’s Court in London. Four stages, four competing soundsystems: A$AP Mob; reigning champs Boy Better Know; hitmakers Rebel Sound: Chase & Status, David Rodigan and Shy FX; and reggae greats Stone Love. Each will be out to win over the crowd with irresistible tunes, fighting talk and special guests.

Red Bull Culture Clash is about who has the heaviest sound, the best tunes, the biggest special guests, the most on-point refrains and the all-out most ambitious, take-no-prisoners presen­tation. Calling out opponents, mockeries, diss records and coun­teractions are explicitly encouraged to hype up the fans into supporting a crew and ultimately deciding who will leave Earls Court the victor of this unique event.

The Teams 

Rooted in traditional Jamaican sound clashes, and paying big respect to the soundsystem culture that plays a loud and proud part of Britain’s music history, Red Bull Culture Clash takes clashing to another level. Crews, sets and dub plates are created bespoke for just one night with four rounds presided over by DJ Annie Mac (who lead her own crew at Red Bull Culture Clash 2012) and comedian, actor and rapper Doc Brown.

Reigning champions Boy Better Know went to Jamaica to seek inspiration and discover the the sights and sounds at the root of sound system culture. Watch their journey to enlightenment below. 

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