For the past few years, Red Bull Music Academy has been organizing sound clashes pitting DJ crews from multiple genres against one another, in an annual “celebration of sound system culture and its ongoing influence on hip hop, dancehall and dance music.” The way we see it, the annual Culture Clash events are an opportunity for the rest of the music world to catch up to reggae and dancehall in the field of DJ-driven entertainment, and to see what they’ve been missing if they’ve never been to a true sound clash—which are centered on crowd interaction and have a whole different (and livelier) energy than a technical skills-oriented DJ battle.
Holding down reggae and dancehall at this year’s RBMA Culture Clash—part of the massive, five-week long onslaught of RBMA events currently happening in New York City—will be our good friends, Federation Sound. Max Glazer and Kenny Meez will be representing for Jamaican music against Uproot Andy and Geko Jones of tropical music specialists Que Bajo?!; heavy bass titans Trouble & Bass; and hip-hop delegates Just Blaze and Young Guru. The event, which takes place Thursday night, May 9, at Roseland Ballroom at 8 pm, is already sold out. But Federation have come through in the clutch and entrusted us with two pairs of tickets to give away. To enter to win, head over to Twitter and tweet the following:
I want 2 tickets to watch @FederationSound at the Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash: http://lrgup.co/13nA964 #FederationCultureClash
The deadline for entry is 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, May 8. Winners will be contacted by direct message on Twitter, so you must be following @Largeupdotcom on Twitter.