Kid Beyond
September 10, 2004 12:25 PM   Subscribe

Kid Beyond 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.
posted by scarabic (16 comments total)
I saw a guy perform at burningman (center camp) last weekend. He performed "closer" by NIN. It was fantastic. Anyone know if this is the same guy?
posted by propagandist at 1:01 PM on September 10, 2004

That was him.
posted by scarabic at 1:04 PM on September 10, 2004

nice. Thank you.
posted by propagandist at 1:12 PM on September 10, 2004

Does anyone else find it incredibly annoying that you can't adjust volume in flash?
posted by zelphi at 1:17 PM on September 10, 2004

I sure do, zelphi.
posted by Evstar at 2:09 PM on September 10, 2004

I saw him perform with Tim Barsky in Bright River - absolutely the most amazing theatrical experience I've had in ages. Both are amazing and talented performers, and run a weekly beat boxing thing called The Vowel Movement which you really should check out.
posted by jearbear at 3:01 PM on September 10, 2004

I've seen him a couple times at the Vowel Movement and at Tourettes Without Regrets. He does a version of Wandering Star by Portishead that sends shivers up the spine. After the last Vowel Movement I went to, I wrote to Tim Barsky asking if there were recordings available. He said they're thinking about releasing a Vowel Movement CD one of these days. Very amazing stuff.
posted by bendy at 3:51 PM on September 10, 2004

I saw him perform Wandering Star at Lush (@ Burning Man) the night of the Burn (we couldn't find you guys in the crowd, scarabic). I'm still more partial to Portishead's original version though. Nevertheless, he really has to be seen to be believed.
posted by DaShiv at 4:35 PM on September 10, 2004

This Guy is no slouch either (QuickTime).
posted by Scoo at 6:09 PM on September 10, 2004

Yeah, I really like that harmonica fella too. Nice sound.

I was there at Lush, DaShiv! You probably couldn't find me because I dropped my ring and was on my hands and knees searching the dust for it while a crowd danced on around me. Jeff finally did find it, thank god. Sadly, I couldn't Kid Beyond very well because of the crowd, so it took a while to even figure out what was so neat about his act. It just sounded like music to me. Jeff snapped a pic or two of his Cafe performance, which will be online shortly. Maybe propagandist will be in it?
posted by scarabic at 7:09 PM on September 10, 2004

Woops, that ain't harmonica guy. I thought you meant Yuri Lane.
posted by scarabic at 7:13 PM on September 10, 2004

Somewhere I've got a live recording of him doing Kashmir with the House Jacks at an A'cappella summit from 95 I think, which pretty much blew my mind. Apparently he'll be back there this year.
posted by weston at 9:48 PM on September 10, 2004

shlomo, who I saw at a local festival recently, is responsible for the beats that Bjork used for her song Oceana, which opened the olympics this year.
He is also rather good.
posted by asok at 6:58 AM on September 11, 2004

Some friends and I were wandering through the Mission a couple Saturdays ago, and Kid Beyond was playing a roof party (on Valencia maybe?). We just stood there with the gathering crowd, staring up, slack-jawed, for like ten minutes. This guy's the real deal.
posted by merlinmann at 9:21 AM on September 11, 2004

Anyone know where to get a full MP3 of that version of Kashmir? I'm on the verge of buying that House Jacks CD...
posted by kindall at 11:07 AM on September 11, 2004

I just poked around my CD collection and can't find the live recording, or I'd post it. The House Jacks CD is definitely worth checking into, though I never found their songwriting/recordings the high point of the House Jacks experience -- live shows and to some extent live recordings were better.
posted by weston at 5:55 PM on September 11, 2004

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