Have You Seen This? Beatboxer doesn't sound human

Posted July 13

THE STUDIO — If you’ve ever heard a half decent beatboxer, you were probably impressed or even amazed.

It’s a dazzling thing to watch someone manipulate his or her mouth and breath as they improvise many different sounds all while keeping a beat. That kind of control in any discipline is admirable at the very least.

But there are beatboxers, and then there are beatboxers who are so amazing at their craft you can’t believe they are human. In this video, you’ll meet one of the latter in the form of a Portuguese beatboxer called JEWOW. And as far as I’m concerned, the emphasis is on the “wow.”

Here’s what I want you to do. I want you to press play then close your eyes before the beatboxing begins. If you think you’re hearing a sound from a machine or instrument beyond the human voice, open your eyes. I guarantee you will see a human that sounds exactly like a machine. The practice it must take to get that sort of precision must be staggering, but I’m glad we get to witness the entrancing result.

This video was posted by Swissbeatbox, a company that is “one of the biggest beatbox communities in the world,” according to their Facebook page. If you like what you see, you can find more videos from many beatboxers on Swissbeatbox’s YouTube channel.

Martha Ostergar is the former Video Productions Manager of She has moved on to write elsewhere, but she can't seem to break her habit of cruising the internet for amazing videos and writing about them. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.


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