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12.24.14 Rhett Jones

Leave it to the Japanese to show us how a beatboxing battle should really go down. This video by Seiichiro Shimizu pits contestants against one another with animated avatars illustrating the contest in a street fighter style scenario complete with power-ups, special moves and victory dances. The two work together in a symbiotic relationship with sound dictating action and providing […]

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06.03.14 Andy Cush

Above, watch Beat Rockers: Keeping The Beat Alive, a short documentary about a beatboxing class at the Bronx’s Lavelle School for the Blind. It’s a totally joyful affair, and the kids kick out some serious jams. Says Taylor McFerrin, the class’s lead instructor: “Seeing how music can kind of create a space where everyone’s comfortable — […]

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01.16.14 Andy Cush

YouTuber Flula Borg made this video of himself beatboxing, filmed in super duper slow motion. It is awesome. And lips are, like, weird, man. Flula says his look like “the vagina of a brontosaurus” in the video. I’m inclined to agree. […]

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01.23.13 Andy Cush

In an effort to better understand the science behind a relatively new form of musical expression, a team of researchers at the University of Southern California conducted an extensive MRI study of the various sounds produced by one 27-year-old beatboxer. The scientists made audio and x-ray video recordings of each sound in the man’s repertoire, […]

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06.08.12 Justin Durazzo

Last night, the 2012 Vimeo Festival Awards were hosted at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts just south of Washington Square Park. Accolades were given for more than a dozen categories including documentary, motion graphics, experimental video, captured, action sports and a newly featured lyrical genre. Young creative types in checkered shirts and TOMS […]

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