Wild World Beats with Special Guest BeatBox Artist Trung Bao

Written by The Real Bruce Wayne on May 19, 2016


KPSU and Wild World Beats were treated to a world class BeatBox artist performance and interview today as Trung Bao graced our studio with his wide ranging skills and knowledge. Below are a set of links he’d like to share with you all. Download the podcast and Enjoy! He’s home to Vietnam for the Summer but we’ll have him back in the fall with some new sounds!

Special thanks to Khoa Le for joining Trung on a great rendition of Andy McKee’s song “Ebon Coast”…Trung sounds like an entire drum set!


Some of Trung Bao’s fave links…

Beat Box Vietnamese Beatbox Community. https://www.facebook.com/vbeatbox/

Vietnamese Beatbox Community YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/vbeatbox where lessons are available.

► Fat Boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJewbFZHI34

The vocal boundaries were also broken – Michael Winslow, as you probably know from Police Academy (1984) A lot of his sound effects are being used by new school beat boxers nowadays.

         1990: there’s nothing, hip hop was no longer the center stage for beatbox, and people started to see beatbox as some circus acts, it was a dark time for the beatbox culture.

         End of 90s, early 2000s, beatbox was revised with the wave of new school beatboxers.

o   Rhazel – popularize technique singing and beatboxing at the same time

         ► Rhazel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjYobyChFqo

o   2004, the first world beatbox championship was held, with the form of 1v1 beatbox battle

o   Joel Turner (Australia) became the first world beatbox champion and here’s one of the most viewed beatbox videos on YouTube

         ► Joel Turner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta-ATEOOo8M

Music influences: any type of music, not just hip hop. It tends to follow the trend of the music scene. Most recent is electronic music. Acoustic electronic

► Trung Bao – Swissbeatbox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2WDVSZWZHc

► Skiller vs Alem  – Beatbox Battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVAka_y3BC0

► Reeps One – Metal Jaws: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRnqu2YE95A

► Reeps One and Dharni: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDXvMPWfPyo

► Tom Thum – Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNZBSZD16cY

► Gene – Musical beatbox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC-_ix2bN_M

► Napom – the bass trend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLL4i0NHmsc

► Thorsen – loop station: https://youtu.be/PHn9hN5q9P8?t=6m25s

► Mad Twinz – Tag team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XOHWzvdNW0





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