Photographs taken byÂ Anthony JordonÂ ofÂ Red BullÂ SoundclashÂ at Bayfront Park on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Â LudacrisÂ vs.Â Mike PosnerÂ -Â Red Bull Soundclash was a totally unique clash of sounds, styles and creativity, where two bands did not battle each other, but instead collaborate to create an innovative live music performance.
More than 80,000 people welcomed 2012 with a clash in Miamiâ€™s Bayfront Park as Ludacris and Mike Posner took the stage in an unparalleled performance all topped off by a remarkable fireworks display and the rise of the Big Orange. Ludacris opened the show with crowd favorites â€œStand Upâ€ and â€œMoveâ€ followed by Mike Posnerâ€™s hit â€œPlease Donâ€™t Go,â€ both performing with an energy that busted through the crowds leaving them cheering for more. Finishing up with a collaboration of the song â€œGet Back,â€ Ludacris and Mike Posner both took the stage and began the countdown to 2012.
Red Bull Soundclash is a unique clash of sounds, style and creativity, where two artists with different musical backgrounds collaborate to create an innovative live music performance. In four challenging rounds, the artists were challenged in proving their creativity and live performance skills. DJ Mick Boogie pumped up the crowd with spins and real-time commentary as he led the musical artists and crowd through the following set of rounds:
The Cover: each artist took on their own version of LMFAOâ€™s â€œIâ€™m In Miami.â€
The Takeover: a collaborative round where one artist started playing one of their own tunes then the other took over mid-song to finish it out with their own flair.
The Clash: challenged the versatility of the artists as they adapted their songs to the music genres of DJ Mick Boogieâ€™s choice â€“ reggae, acoustic and dance.
The Wild Card: the final round was all about surprises as each artist brought a special secret guest to the stage to perform with them. This show is all about surprising, exciting and entertaining the crowd, and these two artists did not fail to deliver. Mike Posner nabbed the drum line from the University of Miami to perform â€œCooler Than Me,â€ but the crowd went into a frenzy when Ludacris brought Luther â€˜Uncle Lukeâ€™ Campbell to the stage to perform â€œHow Low Can You Go.â€ The rousing performance left fans screaming for more.
Touring the globe since 2007, Red Bull Soundclash has entertained music lovers with incredible match ups including Cee Lo Green/The Ting Tings; Snoop Dogg and the Snoopadelics/Ghostland Observatory; The Roots/Miniature Tigers; Erykah Badu and the Cannabinoids/Shiny Toy Guns; Talib Kweli/Ozomatli; Wale/Tokyo Police Club and many others.
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