Following up on an earlier BB post, "Amazing human beatbox guy on French "American Idol" (video)," here are more human beatboxen.
Video Link to a soulful, subterranean performance of "In the Air Tonight" (DMX or Phil Collins, take your pick) by a bunch of very talented guys on what I believe is the Paris metro. A few of them sing in harmony, and others are doing vocalized "human beatbox" percussion (Thanks, Farai Chideya!)
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,
BB reader Thomas says, "Here's our Belgian beatboxing pride and he honestly kicks all the previous ones' collective asses :D" Video Link.
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...
Patrick Spargur says,
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.
Jon Power says,
If you want to learn to beatbox (from a daryl hall lookalike no less) you can check this guy out: Link. I was an advisor on this flash tool but it was executed by www.betawavepool.com.
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:
HOWTO cook up a breakbeat: Beardyman (video)
Amazing human beatbox guy on French "American Idol" (video)
• Amazon’s new Chinese thermal spycam vendor was blacklisted by U.S. over allegations it helped China detain and monitor Uighurs and other Muslim minorities
Mark Di Stefano of the Financial Times is accused by The Independent of accessing private Zoom meetings held by The Independent and The Evening Standard as journalists were learning how coronavirus restrictions would affect them.
Hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Reuters reports. Security experts blame an advanced cyber-espionage hacker group known as DarkHotel. A senior agency official says the WHO has been facing a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks since the coronavirus pandemic began.
This is truly a golden age for fans of a big ginormous TV screen. Not too long ago, to buy a television over 40 inches usually meant wheeling one of those massive Mitsubishi or Toshiba projection monoliths into your home, consuming a vast portion of any room at a cost of potentially $7,000 to $8,000. […]
Nearly 30 years after it started its run as the most dominant productivity software ever created, the Microsoft Office suite of programs are now virtually synonymous with personal computing. From its days bundled with Windows to its current life as Office 365 cloud-based apps, there’s no reason to think perennial hits like Word, Excel and […]
Photography isn’t just about lighting and composition anymore, especially when you’re shooting with your smartphone. While a wealth of expertise can absolutely help you grab better images, sometimes it’s just about having a great light or an amazing smoothing gimbal to instantly elevate your Instagram pics and other social videos from meh to standout. To […]