People who think music is a friendly and fluffy pursuit for like-minded aesthetes are dead wrong. It’s war, people. And the richest battleground for musical warfare is Red Bull Culture Clash, an annual event which takes its cues from Jamaican soundsystem culture and pits big-name bass acts against each other in front of 20,000 people at Earls Court.
This year’s line-up has just been announced, and sees London grime champs Boy Better Know take on NYC rhyme syndicate A$AP Mob (featuring A$AP Rocky) as well as Rebel Sound, which is made up of sub-woofer punishers Chase & Status, Shy FX and David Rodigan. Battle commences on October 30, with tickets costing £20.