Today's the Day, a Musical Short by Daniel Cloud Campos
Watch this inspiring short film by 2009 Red Bull BC One World Finalist B-Boy Cloud, featuring Danny DeVito.
Silverback Open 2014 by UDEF x YAK FILMS
Follow some of the top battles from Philly! Music: "Stagger Like Jagger" by Dj Hiroking featuring Swing-O.
Lilou vs Spin @ UK B-Boy Championships 2014, Undisputed Solo B-Boy Final by ProDance TV
Congratulations to Redd Bull BC One All Star Lilou, who took the next Undisputed ticket at the UK B-Boy Championships Solo Battle.
After competing at the Red Bull BC One Brazil World Final 2012, B-Boy Alcolil (formerly known as B-Boy Exact), will battle for the throne once more. Having reached the semifinal at last year’s Red Bull BC One Eastern Europe Final 2013, Alcolil is determined to continue his road to victory in Paris.
And it was this year’s victory at the 25th Anniversary Battle Of The Year solo battle that landed him the second-to-last Wild Card for the Red Bull BC One World Final France 2014. We sat down with the Russian B-Boy to talk about his experiences with Red Bull BC One, being a part of his new crew, O.B.C., and how he’s looking forward to Paris.
Congratulations on your win at the Battle Of The Year! How did that feel?
The complete event was a great experience for me. I was so happy to back at the longest running B-Boy competition in the world and take the solo B-Boy battle title home with me. My last appearance was in 2010, when I lost in the final against B-Boy Thesis. Thesis is also a part of the Top 16 for this year’s Red Bull BC One World Final. It feels so good to be back after four years and win the solo battle– it means the world to me.
My preparation for the Battle Of The Year was quite intense, because it’s not only about practice. Next to that, I practice everyday for battles and to keep fit. I have no special training methods. I just know that with hard work and dedication, I will reach my goals. Practicing and all the aspects that come along with, it has become more of a habit for me. It just feels natural, because I train everyday whenever possible.
What did you learn from your previous World Final appearance in 2012?
The Red Bull BC One Brazil World Final 2012 was my first big experience on the Red Bull BC One stage. I remember at that time that I didn’t have the knowledge or experience to win an event like that. I felt that I was not ready for the World Final, but I learned a lot, and looking back at the past two years I’ve gained so much experience that I’m now more relaxed for battles, no matter how big the stage. I feel like I can present my style and myself everywhere I want.
You now represent O.B.C. Crew. What can you tell us about that?
It’s been a year now, and I’m glad to be part of it– the letters stand for “Original Breakers Circle.” The crew is 16 years old, and I’ve known about them since I began breaking in 2002. I was at big competitions with them before, like Battle Of The Year CIS 2011. It’s great to have a crew who can inspire and motivate you, and luckily that’s the case!
What are you expectations for the World Final?
First of all, I must say that getting one of the two last Wild Cards makes me incredibly happy and gets me excited to perform my best for Paris. I didn’t expect to be a part of the Red Bull BC One World Final this year, but I guess my win at the Battle Of The Year showed I’m ready. I’m expecting the battles will all be top-level, right from the start. Looking at the lineup, there are nothing but strong B-Boys and it’s going to be epic!
All photos by Nika Kramer
Each week, Red Bull BC One All Star RoxRite answers your questions from Facebook about breaking and its culture. Watch as he explains his views on biting in the new generation of breaking, and some personal anectdotes from his career and what kept him strong during rough times.
Got a quetion for RoxRite? Visit the Red Bull BC One Facebook page and ask. Answers are posted here on the blog the following week.
Cover photo courtesy of Red Bull Content Pool
Cover photo by Thijn van der Linden
Each week, we present the best #BCONE Instagram of the week. Check out this video from USA breaking legend Iron Monkey, as he got ready for the Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Final 2014 after party.
Iron Monkey participated in the first-ever Red Bull BC One World Final in 2004, which took place in Biel, Switzerland.
Follow Iron Monkey @bboyironmonkey.
Tomorrow’s battle will see the top B-Boys from the Asia Pacific region go head to head for the last ticket to Paris. Expectations match the high level amongst the dancers, some of which are Red Bull BC One veterans and others who are new to the international scene. And who will have the privilege to judge this elite group of B-Boys? Meet the judges.
First, there is Brazilian Red Bull BC One All Star Neguin, the 2010 World Champion. Next on the judges panel is France’s Mounir, the 2012 World Champion and the only B-Boy in Red Bull BC One history to have won every level of battle, from Cypher, to Final to World Final. Lastly, there is Japan’s star B-Boy Katsu, a member of the Mighty Zulu Kingz.
We took the judges out for a photo shoot, and Red Bull BC One All Star Wing joined us on our little trip. He’s in Taipei to support his brother Sim, who will be competing for the first time in the Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Final tomorrow
Red Bull BC One All Star channels Bruce Lee: "Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick."
The judges hijack a truck.
Katsu aims high.
Fooling around during rehersal.
Vagabonds' Mounir salutes you.
Wing copying the 101 Tower.
Photos by Nika Kramer/ Red Bull BC One Content Pool
Battle of the Year 25th Anniversary Official Recap by The Legits
Follow the historical breaking event, as Battle of the Year celebrated a quarter century!
BOTY 2014 One-On-One Battle by .stance
Watch the .stance official recap of the BOTY 2014 solo battle, where Alcolil took the title.
Cheerito Solverde B-Boy Gala Winner, Portugal, by YAK x Silverback
Red Bull BC One Russia Cypher and Eastern Europe Final Champion, Russia'a Cheerito, puts another victory to his name with the win at this Portuguese one-on-one event.
This Saturday is the last stop on the road to the Red Bull BC One France World Final, in Paris! Who will win the next ticket to France? Who is your favorite contender this weekend?
The B-Boys all arrived in Taipei, and so far it’s all fun and games. But on Saturday the fun will be over, and only one B-Boy will advance to the World Final.
Welcome to a day in the life of a Red Bull BC One Final. Today, the B-Boys started from the hotel at 8:00 AM for a photoshoot on the ground of the National Palace Museum, where the battle will be held on Saturday. After the shoot it was time for lunch, then the afternoon flew by with interviews, video and portrait shoots. At 7:00 PM, the whole gang went out for dinner and, after an hour of rest, everybody went to practice in the B-Boy studio.
Tomorrow the B-Boys have some time off in the morning, and in the afternoon they will go to the venue for a rehearsal. The venue is awesome and the stage is outside – don’t miss the livestream right here at redbullbcone.com on Saturday at 16.00 UTC+08:00. Check out some of the best snaps from today's shoot.
Red Bull BC One All Star Taisuke is one of the favorites for the Final.
South Korean B-Boy Octopus lives true to his name.
New Zealand's B-Boy Akorn in zen mode.
Korean B-Boy Zooty Zoot seems to wonder...
The Korean B-Boys, always having fun. Last year's semifinals and final saw only Korean and Japanese B-Boys in battle.
Australia's top B-Boy, Blond, is super focused and determined to take the title home.
Japanese Red Bull BC One All Star Taisuke poses for a portrait with the rest of the Top 16.
Japanese B-Boy JustFit reaches for the stars.
Last year's Asia Pacific Final Champion, Japan's Nori, takes it easy.
All photos by Nika Kramer/ Red Bull Content Pool
Cover photo courtesy of DJ DBO