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Academy of Sound Engineering presents: CultureClash 2011

The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) is South Africa’s leading sound engineering school, established in 1997. Housed at the SABC, South Africa’s broadcast hub and centre of Africa’s audio industry, the college trains over 400 new students every year. A pioneering force in the industry, the ASE team launched the first national network of sound engineering schools in the country, training over 4,000 sound engineers. Many of ASE’s graduates now hold premier posts locally and internationally.

CultureClash is the Academy’s annual celebration (organized by it’s students) which showcases its talented student. Trained to overcome the challenges of a multi-format, multi-genre event, ASE’s students are involved in every aspect of CultureClash – from mixing, recording and filming the event, to planning, and even performing! Since it’s inception in 2007, CultureClash has grown in attendance and stature, drawing some of the top entertainment acts in the country. This year’s offering features over 40 acts in total, including award winning artists like Zebra & Giraffe, Gang of Instrumentals, EvolverOne, Ashtray Electric, Voodoo Child and many more top artists.

CultureClash was created to create awareness in the audio industry of the college, it’s capabilities (and thereby to create opportunities for ASE’s students); and to create a vibrant, dynamic and challenging event to give ASE students a taste of the industry they will enter. All aspects of the Academy’s various courses in Music Production, Broadcasting, Live and Post Production are required for CultureClash; giving students a chance to show-off their skills, and learn under pressure. Proceeds from CultureClash benefit historically disadvantaged students.

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CultureClash Details

Date: 24 September 2011 (Heritage/Braai Day – Saturday)
Time: 12pm to 1am
Venue: Truth, Midrand, Old Pretoria Road (off Allandale)

Zebra and Giraffe (ROCK) – SAMA/MK Award Winners
Gang of Instrumentals (AFRO HIP HOP) – SAFTA/ SAMA Award Winners
Ashtray Electric (POP) – MK Award Winners
EvolverOne (POP) – Internationally acclaimed / Multiple Top 40 hits
Voodoo Child (ROCK) – SAMA Nominated
Redwood (HIP HOP) – 4 times SA Champ / #3 World DMC Championships
Wrestlerish (POP) – SAMA/MK Nominated
Ian-Credible – Live@5 / ASE Graduate
Dance You’re On Fire (POP) – MK Award Winners
Fire Through the Window (POP) – #1 UJFM / #4 5FM
Knave (HARD ROCK) – #1 5FM / MK89 Nominated Music Video
Pestroy (HIP HOP METAL) – 12 year veterans of SA Metal
And many more (over 40 acts on 2 stages and 2 dancefloors)

George Hattingh
Marketing Executive
Academy of Sound Engineering / CultureClash
011 482 9200 / 083 652 3313


Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including which he founded in 1999.

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