Following up on an earlier BB post, "Amazing human beatbox guy on French "American Idol" (video)," here are more human beatboxen.
Ho! That "Concert Sauvage" oh-so-spontaneous gig in the Paris Metro (with at least three cameras!) was by an actual group – "Naturally 7" – they seem to be based in Germany (and I saw them once on an educational TV program for kids here in Germany), but they sure do sing in 'Merkin! One more link to their webness: Link.
Oscar Bartos says,
Here's the "real" video for their Phil Collins cover: Link.
Lord of the Yum Yum outbeats all of the human beatboxers with style as well as complexity. See him live, it's a treat!
It's funny you should post that clip of Joseph on French Idol. I've been doing a little poking around and pondering lately, and I feel that Beatboxing is about to explode into the mainstream. There are a couple of solid reasons why and I'd like to share them…
First, there's your link – similarly, Australian Idol had a beatboxer try out (Video Link). In the UK, beatbox champ Shlomo has been touring and appearing on TV (Video Link). And has started humanbeatbox.com.
But if you think these guys are insane, you should see the current champ, Beardyman, who can do all that and more (pitch change his voice from a woman's to his own!? Perfect reverse-play!?) Plus, he's funny as hell. Link 1, Link 2 (that's one way to shake up an academic gathering), Link 3 (listen to the default first track, when he appears on the radio)
Then add in two important last ingredients:
1) The actor that plays Hiro on Heroes was interviewed and claims beatboxing as a hobby.
2) On Yo Gabba Gabba, old school beatboxer Biz Markie has a segment in every episode called Biz's Beat of the Day, in which he teaches pre-schoolers a single beat, presumably building up to a whole set by the end of the season – this show premieres this fall in the US.
So, put that all together, and Beatboxing is about to become the new DJ, I think.
French 'American Idol'? Mais, non! French 'Pop Idol' please, we invented the show.
"American Idol is an annual American singing competition which began its first season in June 22, 2002. Part of the Idol franchise, it originated from the UK reality program Pop Idol ." (Wikipedia)
Previously on BoingBoing: