Backstage at Red Bull BC One World Final 2017

The vibe is unreal.

Bass thumps, beats drop, lasers shoot out in all directions. Pulse's race across Amsterdam's Westergasfabriek packed out arena. 2017's Red Bull BC One is one for the history books.

Japan's Ayumi could be the first ever B-Girl to become champion. At 15, Osaka's Shigekix could be the youngest ever winner, Red Bull BC One All Star Issei the first to hold down the title twice. For Dutch B-boys Menno and Shane this is the chance to become champions on their own turf or... for BC One All Star Wing, the moment to lay out the most explosive and surprising battle of his career. It's anyone's game.

Red Bull BC One Photographer Little Shao takes us backstage and into the hype with this year's judges, B-Girls and B-Boys minutes before they step into the arena.