What happens when two of the biggest forces in UK music collide? Answer: you get one of the hottest double a side singles of the year!! I know what your thinking, its only January, but when you combine the talents of these two camps on one record the only out come is straight fire!!!
The art of human beatboxing is one of the fastest growing trends in youth culture since the birth of Hip Hop. Since its origins on the streets of New York in the 1980s, beatboxing has morphed into an incredible performance art, with beatbox artists recreating entire tracks, and producing sounds unimaginable to the untrained ear.
The Swingle Singers is a vocal group formed in 1962 in Paris, by jazz singer, and Quincy Jones collaborator Ward Swingle. They have won 5 Grammy Awards, performing and recording complicated and technically impressive vocal covers ranging from popular favourites to classical music and opera.
Leeds based beatbox artist Shlomo became internationally recognised after his work with Icelandic superstar Bjiork was nominated for a Grammy. Shlomo’s beats were then used as the theme to the Athens Olympics, with the Opening Ceremony performance reaching an estimated audience of 4.5 billion worldwide.
On March 18th 2007, human beatbox artists from all over the world will be gathering at London’s South Bank Centre to showcase their crazy voice boxes. The all-day event is free to attend, with a combination of workshops, showcases, seminars and open-mic sessions.
On March 18th 2007, hundreds of music fans will witness a special performance of live music by Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra, performed using only the mouths, lips, tongues and vocal cords of 15 singers and beatboxers.
Vikki Simpson, Australian singer-songwriter from a folk group called "The Waifs" won the overall Grand Prize as well as the first prize in the Folk category with her song "Bridal Train" in the 11th Annual USA Songwriting Competition. This is also the first time that the top prize went to a songwriter outside United States.
Count up the artists you’ve heard recently which don’t sound like anything else. The ones which don’t artfully reference previous classics or jump on to a revivialist trend. Artists which seem to come out of no particular space or time and do so with such force that you have to admit this really is something different. Got any fingers up yet?
Skeg and Rob Life started Breakin’ Bread as a club night in 1998 and it has grown to include the record label releasing numerous 7”s, 12”s, CD’s and LP’s. Their first compilation, ‘The Deadly 7” Sins’, was released in 2001 and went on to sell over 10,000 copies worldwide. This new release brings together the best singles since ‘01 plus a few brand new tracks, all for the first time on CD.