The road to the finals comes to an end as eight prestigious dance crews from all over the country battle it out for the ultimate 2015 Red Bull Beat Battle title. Following months of rehearsals, the top crews from the past four editions of the event will meet this Saturday at Walter Sisulu Square for the final showdown.
Intense battles will be the order of the night as the dancers go through a series of eliminations that will eventually boil down to a face-off between the two hottest crews. Esteemed judges Lorna Maseko, Somizi Mhlongo, Lorcia Cooper and mentor judge Vouks will weigh in on each battle and with the help of the audience will ultimately crown the dopest crew.
Off the back of a great year having attended the Hip Hop International competition in the USA in August, last year’s winners, Freeze Frame are back more determined than ever to bring an unstoppable performance. “We are going back to the place where we won last year,” said Brandon Grobler, Founder and Crew Member. “It is only fitting that we end it where it started for us”
DJ extraordinaire DJ Switch will hold it down on the decks. He will be joined on stage by a list of hot local artists including Stilo Magolide, Kat la Kat, DJ Switch, Kid X, Thebe, Twins on Decks and more. The super versatile Scoop Makhathini will play host for the night.
Tickets for the event are R100 at Computicket and R150 at the door.
Notes to the editor:
- For a wealth of still and moving images from all previous editions of Red Bull Beat Battle, FREE for editorial use, please visit: www.redbullcontentpool.comandsearch ‘Red Bull Beat Battle South Africa’.
- The Judges:
Gerald Witbooi aka Vouks Nojokes
- The Crews:
Freeze Frame (Johannesburg) – Hip Hop
Artistic Intelligence (A.I) (Northern Johannesburg) – Hip Hop
Soulistic Fusion Trio (Soweto) – iSbhujwa
Ninja Turtles (Cape Town) – Breaking
Via Volcano (Kagiso) – Pantsula
Prophelaz (Tembisa) – iSbujwa
The Reptilez (Soweto) – Hip Hop