Kala Sangam 22nd October 2018
Tech Styles 5

Tech Styles 5 – Tranquil Productions

Opening event – Friday 19 October, 7pm

Saturday battles – Saturday 20 October, 1pm – 7.30pm (battles start at 2pm)

Having been a fast-growing underground gathering for the past four years, Tech Styles – the ultimate Hip Hop event – comes to Kala Sangam for the first time this October!

Experience the best breakin (breakdance) the UK has to offer as Bboys, Bgirls and crews from across the country gather together in the centre of Bradford to battle it out. Dancers will be joined by international guests from around the globe, street artists, local musicians and the best DJs around. In the run up to the event there will also be amazing workshops where you can learn to dance.

Join us on Friday night to be inspired and learn more about the history of Hip Hop. You will see live graffiti art, watch some of the best dancers in the UK jam, listen to inspiring talks and hear music from the best local Hip Hop musicians. On Saturday be part of the audience for one of the most incredible live experiences you’re likely to have as some of the best breakers battle it out to see who will be champion!

This all ages event is guaranteed to be an amazing experience whether you come alone, with friends or the whole family.

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Photography by Luke Hogan


Join us on Friday to be inspired and learn more about what Hip Hop has to offer. Legendary guest speakers MC TRIX and TRANQUIL speak about the culture and give unique insights into breakin & their Hip Hop journey. Watch graffiti artists go to work live and hear music from some of the best local Hip Hop artists. After all this, we will finish the night off with a jam session. Great cyphers and DJ’s to keep you moving in preparation for the main event the next day! Live music, art, inspirational talks & breakin! We’re bringing it all to you at our opening event.

MC TRIX – Battle of the Year, BERLIN/USA
TRANQUIL – Clean North, Bradford, ENGLAND
Musicarl – 3E Productions
Black Belt Jones – 3E Productions
Flame Griller – Yorkshire
Graffiti Artist’s (TBA)


Saturday is Battle day! The return of the amazing B.TACTICAL™ BATTLE. This battle concept is like no other. 3-5 breakers per crew. £250 Prize sponsored by Tranquil Productions & The 2v2 under 16s battle. (Participants aged 16 can enter)

For an in-depth break down of the B.Tactical battle concept, please see the link below:


DJs: DJ Rasp / 3E Productions

JUDGES: Marius / Lil Tim / Harribo / Foggy / Kleju

1. Mixed Blood Brothers, Leeds
2. SRN Crew, Lomé, Togo
3. Ill Warriors, Derby
4. Nasty Natives, Newcastle
5. Industrial Techniques
6. Solid Rock
7. Hype Squad

2v2 UNDER 16s:
1. Airdy & Spider / Bradford / Clean North
2. Crazy & Abbie / Pontefract / Blaze
3. Industrial Techniques / Bradford
4. Solid Rock / Bradford
5. Hype Squad / Halifax
6. Lil Boogie & Juice / Derby / Ill Warriors
7. Mac 1 and King James / Derby / Ill Warriors
8. Bgirl Smirk & BboyJB / Derby /Trinity Warriors


Please register by:
1. Writing your name/city/crew on our Facebook event page
2. Sending an email to: techstylesdance@hotmail.com

In order to SECURE your battle spot please sign up via the event page AND by email.

Keep up to date with our latest announcements on our Facebook event.

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