Who doesn’t love a good musical face-off? Back in 2006, Red Bull brought an exciting concept to the stage: a series of competitions between some of the world’s most innovative and flashy artists and performers, inspired by the Jamaican soundsystem culture. Now, after a ten-year hiatus, it’s being brought back to the United States with a fresh lineup featuring some of the most exciting talent in the industry.
The event series will be carried out in four different American cities: kicking things off in Atlanta, fans will be able to see Shelley — formerly known as DRAM, the artist behind the 2016 Top 5 hit “Broccoli” — face off against Compton-born Westside Boogie in a collaboration with independent record label, management and multi-media company, Love Renaissance (LVRN). The following week, on December 2, the show is being taken to Houston with the Grammy-nominated Tank and the Bangas competing against The Suffers in which is sure to be an R&B battle for the ages.
For the second-to-last performance, Bren Joy will be taking his groovy essence to Nashville alongside a yet-to-be-announced artist on December 9 — and for the grand finale, fierce rapstress Rico Nasty will be taking on Detroit icon Danny Brown in the city of Chicago, this December 15.
The format of the SoundClash competitions will be divided into four different rounds: each act will be tasked to do a cover, come up with their own take of a song from their competitor’s repertoire, perform three of their tracks in a different style, and wrap things up in a “wildcard finale” in which the artist or band will have to get creative in order to give their show a thrilling final twist. At the end, the audience will have the tough responsibility of choosing the winner of the night through a live vote.
Tickets for each of the Red Bull’s SoundClash four shows are now available to the public — and it’s an event no music fan will want to miss.
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