Technically beatbox is the use of your voice to synthesize musical instruments instead of simply relying on the vocal qualities of your singing voice. The use of layering and folding multiple simultaneous instruments into the performance gives a multi-tembre quality to the songs.
Now, forget everything you may have heard about beatbox, see the two best proponents of the artform, then make up your mind, Dave or Hikakin. Included for your viewing pleasure today are the best video’s from Dave Crowe and Hikakin. Also included at the end of the article is the Streetfighter and Donkey Kong videos by Hikakin, hilarious. Watch the video’s be amazed and then decide, who is the best dubstep beatboxer in the world?
If this doesn’t get you tapping your feet, or put a smile on your face then it’s time to check your pulse!!!
While Kenny Muhumad may be one of the greatest beatboxers there is a new group of vocal instrumentalists who prefer their beatbox played in a dubstep fashion, the dubstep beatboxers.
Dave Crowe the Music Machine
In this corner, ready for a showdown, weighing in with hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits, the heavy weight of street performance, the duke of dubstep beatbox, Dave Crowe.
Now living in Gottenberg Sweden UK born Crowe travels extensively around the world, many of his video’s feature Europe’s most beautiful holiday spots during summer.
A street performer in the great British tradition Dave can work a crowd. Dragging the standing audience into his performance then forcing them to tap their feet to his infectious beats. Street performing is a popular way for a beatboxers to make a living, it does however add the pressure of having to be able to put on a good show, interacting with the crowd.
Appearing on Britain’s Got Talent in 2008, Festival Fringe in Edinburgh and constantly performing at festivals across Europe Dave keeps busy. His street performance style adapts extremely well to the festival environment, he loves a captive audience.
Hikakin, The Human Headline
In this corner we have the Human Headline Hikakin. Japan’s best beatboxer, video blogger and a one man industry. With the talents to backup the media buzz Hikakin can take literally any noise and fold it into an interesting harmony.
With over 100million YouTube views and 400,000 subscribers Hikakin is one of the most popular beatboxers in the world and the number one in Japan. With an enormous following in his home country Hikakin now has his own fashion line and recipes. Hikakin is all over new media and old.
Able to reproduce many styles of music, from pop to dubstep, Hikakin first catapulted to popularity with his in game music reproductions. Reproducing classic game soundtracks with just his voice and a microphone.
What makes a good beatboxer isn’t just making interesting noises, at the very core beatboxers are still musicians and they have to play interesting tunes. Both of today’s presented artists demonstrate amazing vocal abilities combined with the talents to spin up a great tune. Above all they are great musicians who happen to use vocal instruments.
Today you have seen the two best, Dave the street Crowe or Hikakin, the decision is yours. Art is a many varied thing, a choice.