A night of explosive sounds from four different genres, with different artists presenting the best that they have to offer. The Red Bull Culture Clash will see artists hit the musical battleground as they fight for the audience’s love.

The Red Bull Culture Clash originated in the United Kingdom. It is inspired by the Jamaican sound system culture where DJs would compete with one another in sound clashes. The crew that gets the loudest response from the crowd wins. This is far from a battle of the bands, it is about who has the heaviest sound, the best tunes, the most effective MC tactics and the most entertaining presentation.

These crews battle for the title of Red Bull Culture Clash winner. Representing the hip hop stage is the prince of SA hip-hop AKA, while Dj Tira’s crew will be on show to represent house. Nigerian dancehall sensation Patoranking will be representing Afrobeat while local legends Admiral and Jahseed round up the roster by representing dancehall.

4 sounds, 4 crews, one night, one winner; which sound will win? The Red Bull Culture Clash will be happening at Orlando Stadium on the 23rd of September. Come through and experience the ultimate battle of sounds!

Meet the Crews

Admiral and Jahseed present the African Storm Sound System

Admiral and Jahseed are a well-known South African reggae duo who have revolutionised the sound. Having been together for 21 years, the dynamic duo has played a huge role in growing the culture of reggae music in Mzansi. Who can ever forget their pumping dance hall nights at Bassline? Admiral and Jahseed’s crew comprises Tol Ass Mo, Speedy and the Dance Hall Dancers.

AKA presents the Top Boyz Sound System

AKA is hands down the dopest rapper in Mzansi right now. He has been at it since the early 2000s and he’s just been killing the game. He and his crew will be representing South African hip hop. His team includes artists such as Anatii, JR, Yanga and DJ Fanatic.

DJ Tira presents Durban Massacre Sound System

All hail the king of iGqom! DJ Tira has been taking over the country with his unique Durban kwaito sound, which has been the life of every club and house party. He will be bringing the best of Durban artists, you can expect to see the likes of Babes Wodumo, DJ Bongz, Big Nuz, L’Vovo and a wild dance crew.

Patoranking presents Red Hot Sound System

Patoranking is known for his reggae dance hall sounds with an original Nigerian twist. His motley crew represents Nigeria, South Africa and Malawi with crew members such as Gemini Major, Major League and DJ Jupitar.

 Have your say

You don’t have to wait until the 23rd to vote for your fave crew. Head on to the Red Bull Culture Clash website and show your support to the crew you’d like to see win. What is really cool about the Red Bull Culture Clash voting system is that you can see who is in the lead via a noise meter which has been imbedded onto the site. You can add your voice to the noise by tagging individual sound system handles, hashtags and the hashtag #redbullcultureclash.


Book your tickets now for the Red Bull Culture Clash. You do not want to miss out. Hip hop heads, ragga lovers, house fanatics and afrobeat fans will all be wowed by a clash of industry titans.