Beatbox / A cappella / Funk
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Heatbox, aka The One Man Entertainment System, is a Minneapolis based creative force known for his innovative live performance and uniquely diverse set of creative gifts. Heatbox effortlessly blends vocal percussion and vocal turntablism with the simulation of horns, strings, musical instruments, and various sonic anomalies. But that's not all. He has mastered a wide range of music technologies while grounding them in a firm understanding of quality songwriting, singing, and the unifying power of creative expression via live performance. His dedication to the craft of beatboxing and live looping has earned the respect of the hip-hop community and jam music scene throughout the United States and abroad.
For nearly a decade Heatbox has pushed the limits of musical possibility and shows no signs of slowing down. His 2013 EP titled “Get Some -Level 1-” the first of a four part collection of four songs each, has fans and critics buzzing as a new era of creation begins. This project is available for FREE download at www.heatboxllc.com. Additionally, Massive Amounts of Good recently named Heatbox their "2013 Artist of the Year", on the heals of his return from The Take Off Tour as a stand out performer at the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, TX.
As an increasingly sought after performer Heatbox enjoyed the unique opportunity to showcase his talent at "Beats on the Beach", a three day music festival in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) with notables such as CeeLoo Green, Eminem, and Missy Elliot. He is no stranger to the road having toured the US and Canada with fellow solo act That One Guy, and has opened for artists such as George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Boyz II Men, Wu Tang Clan, Medeski Martin and Wood, Umphrey's McGee, Chali 2na, Warren G, and many others. Numerous festival appearances have exposed a diverse set of fans to his talent through performances at Summerfest, 10KFL, Summercamp, Harvest Fest, Bella Music Fest, Big Wu Family Reunion, and international festivals like Earthtonz World Music Fest in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Heatbox's discography includes two full-length studio albums, Entertainment (2006) and System (2009). Included on System was the video game, Ninja Strike, designed and programmed entirely by Heatbox himself. Following the System release in 2009, he co-produced two original music videos, "Pizza Funk" and "Jack & Coke” alongside acclaimed Boston video producer Spookie Daly. Look for Heatbox to continue to make a significant impact in the creative community through his much anticipated solo performances and appearances with the internationally acclaimed tap dance and music variety show, Feet Don't Fail Me Now. Finally, you can catch him co-hosting the G'Night Jam, a Twins Cities “late-night” style talk/music/game show he co-created with fellow Minneapolis musician, Maxaphone. A creative force to behold, indeed.