South Padre Island will not only be the destination for all things Spring Break during March, but it will also be the destination for the ultimate in live music when Snoop Dogg and Ghostland Observatory showcase their talents at Red Bull Soundclash.
The live music event is scheduled to rock South Padre Island on March 17 at the Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark.
Red Bull Soundclash is a totally unique clash of sounds, styles and creativity, where two bands don’t battle each other, but instead collaborate to create an innovative live music performance. The show features two bands with different music styles (e.g. Hip Hop vs. Electronic) facing off on two stages positioned on opposite ends of the venue with the audience in the middle. In a series of four rounds, the bands perform various tasks, some rehearsed, and some improvised, to showcase the array of their musical abilities.
On their pairing with Snoop Dogg, Ghostland Observatory noted: “Red Bull Soundclash is a very exciting opportunity for us to twist up some of our original material and work together with one of the most legendary rappers ever!”
The Red Bull Soundclash format takes each band through a series of collaborative challenges that makes it less of a battle and more of a musical conversation. In round one (the cover), both bands play their own version of the same cover song.
Round two (the takeover) begins with the first band playing one of its original songs and mid-way through the other band takes over, seamlessly finishing the song in their own style. The third round (the clash) highlights each band’s musical versatility by having them perform songs in three different styles – for example: country, reggae and techno/dance. The fourth and final round is full of surprises, as each act is allowed to bring on a special guest to join their performance.
Snoop Dogg & The Snoopadelics
Rap icon, record producer, actor and Creative Chairman of EMI’s newly reintroduced Priority Records—Snoop Dogg helped define the laid back decadent West Coast Sound and has remained one of hip hop’s most enduring and in-demand stars. Known for countless classics throughout the years, Snoop is releasing his 11th album, Doggumentary, this spring. From music to movies, Twitter posts to TV shows, Snoop Dogg remains not just at the forefront of the rap game but also at the apex of popular culture. When he takes the stage at Red Bull Soundclash, he will be backed by his in-house band the Snoopadelics.
Austin, Texas based music duo Ghostland Observatory has been described as a combination of electro, rock and funk by Allmusic and “electro-dance soul rock” by Gothamist. Front man Aaron Behrens provides vocals in addition to occasionally playing the guitar. Thomas Ross Turner plays the drums or synthesizer. With their spectral blend of electronics, drums, guitar and vocals, they have emerged with a sound that is the culmination of past influence and present. They have released 4 albums, their latest-- codename: rondo-- is available now.
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