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The country’s greatest beatboxers battle it out in London

Posted at 4:30 pm, June 21, 2013 in Music & Nightlife

Wicka-wicka-BVVVVVVVVT-tsh-tsh-BRRRRRRRRVN-boink! That’s right: there’s a double serving of beatboxing action in London this weekend.

On Saturday June 22, the UK Beatboxing Championships take place at Brixton Jamm. Ball-Zee (creating some wholly unnatural sounds in the video above) will be defending his title in a competition that includes male, female, team and loop-based categories, all judged by seasoned pros. Daytime elimination rounds give way to head-to-head beatbox-offs in the evening’s final – there’s also a tasty after party, featuring DJ sets from The Herbaliser, DJ Cheeba, DJ Switch and more.

If that sounds like too much of a good thing, stop by Boxpark, Shoreditch on Sunday (June 23) between 1pm and 4pm and you can catch some of the UK’s beatboxing talent doing their thing for free. Performers include  Skilly, Mark Grist, Mixy Experimenta, BeatFox, Soundbytz, Olivia Leisk and Bass6.

Or, as it’s Friday afternoon,  just enjoy the video above for a remarkable few minutes of vocal dexterity.

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