We’re excited to report that Red Bull Music Academy has announced the competing crews for Red Bull Culture Clash 2016 which takes place at The O2, London on 17th June.
This latest battle consists of heavyweights going head-to-head – Eskimo Dance, Mixpak, UKG All Stars and Wiz Khalifa & Taylor Gang. Annie Mac, will also be returning as host.
The first challengers stepping into the ring are Eskimo Dance, originally founded by the Godfather of Grime, Wiley. Eskimo Dance have been pivotal in the pages of UK Grime history, building a home for the who’s who of grime talent and a reputation for legendary raves over the last decade.
Second up are Brooklyn-based rivals Mixpak. Founded by sought-after producer Dre Skull, the collective is home to some of Jamaica’s biggest stars and has releases from the likes of Popcaan, Vybz Kartel, Beenie Man and Spice.
Third up, bringing a completely different flavour to the Culture Clash mix will be the UKG All Stars, a freshly formed collective made up of the great and good of UK garage that will undoubtedly have the crowd hooked with an undeniable catalogue of two-step classics. “Our team comprises of players in the game that have climbed every step of the musical ladder, from pirate radio to Brit Awards,” teases a representative of UK Garage All-Stars.
The final contender, is Wiz Khalifa & Taylor Gang – hailing all the way from Pennsylvania. Led by Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Gang Entertainment has a roster of rap powerhouses and impressive collaborations to their name. Expect some big surprises!
Fought over four rounds, each Sound System will be pushing to bring the biggest tunes, freshest dubs and best special guests to win over the famously demanding Culture Clash crowd.
Tickets are £35 (plus £10 booking fee) and available HERE