The beatbox flash creation has reached it's 3rd iteration - Incredibox v3
has been released.
Japanese beatboxer Hikakin collaborates
with American dancer Nonstop. [Previously
has been released. A free Flash-based looping animated beatbox of FUN! In French and English. Previously
on MeFi, and a direct link
The new orchestra will achieve the most complex and novel aural emotions not by incorporating a succession of life-imitating noises but by manipulating fantastic juxtapositions of these varied tones and rhythms. Therefore an instrument will have to offer the possibility of tone changes and varying degrees of amplification.
In 1984, inspired by concepts outlined in The Art Of Noises
, a 1913 Futurist manifesto by Luigi Russolo [HTML version
, PDF pamphlet version
] and new music technology , a musician, a audio engineer, a programmer, a producer, and a music journalist came together to form one of the most influential music collectives of all time. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present for you, a definitive look at the Art Of Noise
. [more inside]
Benjamin Darvill, a.k.a. Son of Dave
, is a one-man band of sorts, combining harmonica, vocals, beat-boxing, a rattle and foot-stomping to create his own infectious form of blues. Darvill, a Canadian formerly with Crash Test Dummies, has released four albums to date as Son of Dave, his latest and best being 'Shake A Bone', recorded and mixed by Steve Albini in Chicago, the title track used briefly in an episode of Breaking Bad. [more inside]
) has been having loads of fun recording her newest record, Ellipse. She's putting up half hour long sessions of her playing piano
, having album art contests
, and losing her keys
. Oh and beatboxing
and Flower Fairy
play an amazing 40 minute set ( Part 1
, Part 2
, Part 3
, Part 4
), at the Wedding of Mathew*
and Jes Bevans. [more inside]
Hip hop is made of four elements
: Deejaying and turntablism
, Emceeing (rapping
), Breaking (more previously
), and Graffiti
. And don't forget beatboxing
), which blends turntablism and emceeing. But what if you can't make the wikka-wikka sounds with your mouth? You could learn
, or you could dust off your flute
with Nathan Lee
, or bust out your sousaphone
with Nat McIntosh (formerly with Youngblood Brass Band
(interviewed on NPR
), now with Dallas Brass
17 year old Julia Dales, from Canada, winner of the first Beatbox Battle Online World Championship. Her amazing wild card audition
, "two minutes of DJ noises, a good bass line, a full drum kit, a remix of Justin Timberlake, Fergie and Nelly Furtado, some rewinds, a car starting, and an arsenal of other noises
".The contest site
He's a Hasidic Jew, but that doesn't stop him from dropping mad raps
over hot reggae beats
. Did I mention he can beatbox like a
mofo, too? He was born Matt Miller, but you can call him Matisyahu
. [more inside]
Perhaps you were looking for some trance-y didjeridoo/jews harp/beatbox music today. If so, you're in luck.
Beatboxing in France? Who knew?
(warning: lots of YouTube coming up.)
had their Beat Box
) . It's all good and well but maybe this beatbox
is just a bit more interesting. There's even a very well documented history
behind it. The Fat Boys
did it, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh
did it and we've already seen Super Mario Beatboxed with a flute
takes another turn
. And even more French beatboxing
points out Sven König's Scrambled Hackz
, an Ableton Live
-like app that takes in sound samples, analyzes their spectrum, and builds a triggerable, interactive beatbox set upon which hilarious and remarkable performances
can be built. A GPLed package will be released soon.
is a nifty vocal percussionist
I just saw perform. Hear some tracks online
[flash]. Try Kashmir. Think: one dude, a mic, and a delay pedal. If you live near Berkeley, you can learn beatbox from the kid himself at the JazzSchool
on Sunday, November 7.
The Human Beatbox (Video).
I meant this to be a follow-up to another previous thread about this specific ability, but the search page won't give me my results. At any rate, this guy amuses, entertains and scares the bejeezus out of me all at the same time. Good enough for me!
Check it out party people its the Human Beatbox!
So you're hanging out with pals, and one of them starts throwing out the mad rhymes. You've got this incredible urge to back him up by creating wika-wika-wika
noises just like the Fat Boys, but how? Learn how to here
, and maybe someday, if you work hard enough... you'll be as good as "That Guy From Police Academy."