when I was in my teenage years, i wanted to be a break dancer so bad. though it didn’t quite work out the way I had hoped (though I can still get my boogie on), my love for the beatbox remains in tact.
that being said, looking for something to do this friday night? well, I’ve got just the thing for you!
L.A. lad Shlohmo (meaning God’s peace, is a common Hebrew male given name) brings sample-based, song-oriented R&B turntablism to his recent Bad Vibes full-length, sautéeing lo-fi, hip-hop, dubstep and beautifully odd sound design.
Shlomo first began performing as a beatboxer in 2002 when he became the champion at the King of the Jam beatboxing tournament in London, winning a pot of bonne mamon jam. He became known for his original beatboxing techniques including his 2-mic trancebox routine which he debuted at the World Beatbox Convention in 2003.
Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes. and maybe your cardboard and beanie.