An Updated List of Beatboxing Discord Servers

I would first like to thank everyone for checking out my blog. Assuming that you came from either this post or my other list of Discord servers, I’m making this post to update you guys on other Beatboxing Discord servers that are worth checking out. I’m going to do it a bit differently this time as I have left some servers from the last list/some servers have gone extinct from humanity and Discord. The servers that are listed here are the only servers that I am a part of at this current date (December 6, 2017).

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The first one is my Discord server, Delta Airlines. Not much I can say about it aside from I’m usually there for a conversation. All of my staff are really nice as well. I’m also looking for an artist to redo the server image. I can’t pay you or anything but I can give you a special role so if you’re up to the task, ping me while you’re there.

Link: https://discord.gg/T6f6F3c

The second one is Liberty. I think this is the third time I’ve advertised this server but xFlawz is a great guy so I have to give him another one. I work as the Lead Recruiter here and xFlawz is an amazing beatboxer. Check out his server.

Link: https://discord.gg/gCuHNuF

The Beatbox Amino Community is still here. The main leader, AreLo, just did an entire renovation of the server to make it more organized. I’m the main person staff member you will be coming as I am sort of the tech guy of the group. Another great server. We are open to beatboxers of all skill levels.

Link: https://discord.gg/MRBgZhr

Beatbox Talk is one of the newest servers on the block. Run by D-Koy, this server has tournaments on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7PM EST. I don’t see this server falling off soon as they also have a YouTube channel where they post the finals of the tournaments.

Link: https://discord.gg/b624GgE

Human Beatbox Family has been recently been revived by hard work from one of the judges, Mousey. He’s put in a lot of time recently into hosting tournaments on the server and deserves a special mention here. It’s one of the most well-known servers for it’s connection to HBB as a resource and website.

Link: https://discord.gg/E6Zm3rj

This next part is really important. Please read it. I don’t want to start any form of drama.  

I saved these last two servers for last because of the drama that has been known about between these two server owners. I would just like to say that I respect both of them as beatboxers. I do side with one over the other because of what I have heard from both sides but I will not mention who I side with this post. I will be making a posting my opinion on these two server owners but for now, we must return to the servers themselves and not the owners.

Audicord is owned by Audical, one of the top beatboxers in the US. This server is really battle heavy with a lot of hardcore battlers. They host a lot of tournaments, are partnered with HBB, and host some other events. If you’re looking for a challenge, I’d really suggest joining this server.

Link: https://discord.gg/scYdXwe

Dubcord is owned by Dubby. From my experience, Dubby has been really welcoming to newcomers of the server and has a really nice cast of staff to help him run the server as well as a nice schedule of variety with their open mics, tournaments and gaming nights. they include a lot of singers as well so if you’re looking to collab with singers, this isn’t that bad of a place to start off.

Link: https://discord.gg/QGapc3W

Those are all the servers this time around. If you have any more servers, feel free to DM on Discord. Please also state that you want it to be included in the next Discord server list otherwise I probably won’t care about it.

Other than that, thanks for reading.

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Why KRNFX Won Against D-low

If you look in the comments of KRNFX vs. D-low at the World Beatbox Championships 2015, you would find a lot of comments that said that D-low should have won the battle. Some people even go as far as saying that D-low should have made it to the finals. While some people do make good arguments, it doesn’t help justify D-low’s case for winning the battle and I would like to blow this entire argument out of the water. This is why KRNFX won vs. D-low.

To start this off, we need to review the five things that make a routine good. This is very important for this argument. The five things are;

  1. Musicality
  2. Technicality
  3. Originality
  4. Flow
  5. Structure

Just running down the list, KRNFX wins in all of those categories except for maybe technicality and originality. KRNFX is a musicality beatboxer as seen in this battle. He has good flow. D-low also had really inconsistent flow this battle in both rounds. He’s pretty original but D-low is more of an innovator. Structure is just taken over by KRNFX. This is something I’m going to cover in the next part. Technicality is closer than a lot of people think as KRNFX is clean with his beats but D-low’s patterns are more complex. People just look at the complexity of his beats and assume that he’s better but there’s more to technicality then just being complex and fast. I’m might write about what technicality is in the future but it’s a combination of being clean, fast, and complex with your beats.

Now that we have those five things listed down, let’s take a look at some of the comments of the video and see what they had to say about D-low not winning. I have covered the names and profile pictures for respect of privacy.

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Well the battle is a lot closer than you think it is sir. Also, you have no argument for D-low so “obviously”, your argument is invalid.

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You’re saying D-low physically hurt KRNFX… Wrong kind of battle buddy. I wasn’t even sure of the definition of brutality until I searched it up. If you’re talking about brutality as to how badly he won the battle, SPOILER ALERT, he didn’t win.

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I got your back HeAt. Former Canadian Champ knows what he’s talking about. Turns out, his prediction would be right.

In case you’re thinking I’m cherry picking comments from longer than one year ago, take a look at this. comments 4

You’d be also mistaken like the first guy.

The problem with D-low’s rounds in this particular battle is the lack of structure. I went over structure a lot in my post on Why Jigsaw Is One Of The Best Beatboxing Routines. I cover a lot on structure of a routine in that post. One of the main things in a routine is the drop. It’s what people remember the most out of a routine. While it’s not a routine, it still applies to battles. The problem with D-low’s rounds is that there is no drop. There’s not even a build-up that can be heard. The build-up sets up the drop because it gets everyone hyped. D-low barely used any build-ups or drops in his rounds. You also have to avoid doing too many drops as it gets boring. The sounds you use to build up the drop are also important as you can’t switch very suddenly like going from BTKs to lip rolls. (Thank you to xFlawz for that one).

A bunch of cool beats does not beat out a planned out battle. The types of sounds you use are also not what determines your win. It’s everything combined and that’s why KRNFX won. It’s because he did everything as a whole better. he was more musical, more structured, had better flow, and was cleaner.

So the next time you think someone should have one a particular battle, think more deeply into the rounds as a whole. You might be finding yourself on the other person’s side.

Other than that, keep beatboxing and thanks for reading.

This Is Me 2

It’s time for some more question and answer time. Let’s go.

Q: Who do you look up to as a beatboxer?

A: I honestly look up to everybody that’s better than me. I strive to be like them as improve as a beatboxer.

Q: Will you ever make tutorials here?

A: I have thought about doing that but just not now as I feel like I need to get my skills up first before I start teaching people.

Q: Do you have any other plans for this blog page?

A: I plan to have another series that’s based around interviewing well-known beatboxers in the community. Getting in contact and finding the time is the biggest problem with that which is why I haven’t gotten around to doing it.

Q: What’s one sound that you want to learn but just can’t?

A: It’s a tie for me between any form of lip rolls and the BMG snare. For lip rolls, I just need to practice more but for BMG snare, I don’t think I can actually do it. I understand what to do but putting it in to practice is just too hard for me.

Q: What’s your daily routine like?

A: Weekdays sound like the following: get up, do the hygiene, go to school, practice beats while I’m there and do some work, procrastinate while at school, go to meetings if need be and then go home and do my extracurriculars if need be as well. Weekends are; sit at home, play League and TF2 and maybe some 3on3 Freestyle and Realm Of The Mad God if I’m in the mood, do some work and rest.

That’s all the question for now. If you have any questions that you want to be featured in the next “This Is Me”, DM me on Discord, deltabbx#1250.

Other than that, thanks for reading.

Dealing With Hate in the Beatboxing Community

Hate. I don’t like it. You don’t like it but it’s something we all experience as a beatboxer by just posting online. The hate isn’t backed up by anything. All you do is showcase your talent and hate will start coming to those who are small. At first, it’s really discouraging as they make you feel like you suck but keep your head up high and push on. This what I’ve gotten from my experience with haters.

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Source: http://www.chicagonow.com/politics-now/2016/11/turn-down-the-hate/ 

  1. They try to get into your head. All they want to do is mess with you so don’t let them get to you.
  2. If they’re trolling, block them.
  3. If you want to respond to them, go ahead. Since they’re asking for attention, give it to them. Feel free to roast them while you’re at it.
  4. Look on the bright side of having haters. They probably have a decent sized following which can grow your page more and get you more well known. If fame is what you are aiming for, haters are the people you should look to.
  5. Haters are people who are jealous and don’t want to admit it. If they start playing the victim, leave them.
  6. Challenge them if you feel like it. Show them that you’re not scared. This will cause them to back away if you show that you’re not scared of a challenge or hater.

Don’t be scared to step in for other beatboxers as well. I do that quite a bit for my friends to show that they’re not alone and that they have a family backing them up.

Don’t let hate bring down your journey. Only use this as motivation to get better. Hate is something that we can’t control from other people but their perception of us can change. Keep beatboxing, keep your head up high and deal with those haters.

Thanks for reading.

Shoutout to You 1

I figured that this would be a good opportunity for shoutouts to people that I believe deserve it. If you would like a shoutout, show me your content/whatever you want to show me and I will work out something for it if I approve it.

This first shoutout goes to a friend of mine, xFlawz.

He entered into the U18 UK Beatbox Champs and got in so props to him on that. He’s insanely talented and likes to go on HBB a lot as well as his own server.

He also produces music as well. Here’s his first track called Bliss.

Feel free to have a chat with him on Facebook as well (I told him to be nice to all of you).

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017103216320

Down below, you will see a link to a website. This has all the information you need about his Discord server and other things. If you like his wildcard and would like to hang out with me and also xFlawz, I highly suggest you go check out the website and join his server, Liberty.

https://sites.google.com/view/libertydiscord/home 

If you got any questions about this new series and how to get on here, find me on Discord, deltabbx#1250, and message me.

Other than that, thanks for reading.

 

Let’s Talk About Uniqueness

Being unique in the beatboxing community is really hard to accomplish. For the most part, beatboxers start by listening to others on Youtube and attempt to copy a beat from their favourite beatboxer. They like that person so much so they basically copy their style. Being exposed to other beatboxers is not a bad thing but it’s bad once you copy someone’s style almost completely as it’s frowned upon in the community. So how do you make your style unique?

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Source: http://unique-group.co.uk/ 

From my experience, I usually freestyle a lot and try and find a beat that is original that I’ve never heard before. I do this from using my arsenal of sounds and trial and error. Focusing on one signature sound is a good way to separate yourself from the crowd. TylaDubya is one of the best examples of this kind of uniqueness with his signature tongue bass that he uses in a lot of his routines like Primal Fear. A few other examples include Gene’s clicks, Dlow’s Dlow scratch, Napom’s liprolls, Ballzee’s bass, inward bass from pretty much every beatboxer out there and much more. Just using a single sound enough is enough to set you apart as people will associate that sound with your style.

Once you finally find a sound that you like and you want to base your style around, find other sounds that work with that sound. When choosing your signature sound, make sure it’s not used too much as it will take away from the appeal and you might just be called a spammer for it.

Finding a good balance and sounds that work well with your signature sound, now all you have to do is find a way to put it together. Routines are a really good way to showcase your style. The drop is typically where your sound is showcased. More on structure basics of a routine can be found in my post on Jigsaw by Gene and why it’s one of the best routines.

Understanding signature sounds, structure and having a variety of sounds that work together is all it takes to be unique. It will take you a while to find your style but stick to it and that’s what people will know you for.

Other than that, thanks for reading.

Tips for Hosting Beatboxing Events

I have been an event host on DUBCORD for about week now and I’ve run a few beatboxing events like open mics and 7 To Smokes in the past. Using this experience, I would like to share with you, my tips to hosting events and how I make them fun and efficient.

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Source: http://www.whatsonbyron.com/event/open-mic-28/

TIP 1:

Signups. Have a plan and a way to sign up for any event. I typically like to do it through Discord and people ping me for them to sign up but other unconventional methods such as Google Forms can be used as long as everyone sees it.

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Source: https://caretocreate.com/tag/sign-ups/

TIP 2:

Have a stopwatch. A stopwatch is almost mandatory for most events excluding open mics. A phone stopwatch works just as fine. As long as you have something that can show the time very precisely, you should be fine.

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Source: http://stopwatch.onlineclock.net/

TIP 3:

Make the rules clear. Make sure you state the rules to people who don’t know them already. Nobody wants to see someone sitting out just because they didn’t know the rules so make sure everyone knows the rules so that none of the rules are broken and that more people can participate and be happy.

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Source: https://www.percona.com/blog/2017/04/10/proxysql-rules-do-i-have-too-many/

TIP 4:

Show some personality. Be supportive of who’s participating whether it’s a first-timer wanting to get a new experience or a seasoned veteran. Whatever the case is, make everyone feel happy. Encourage them to try even harder the next time you host.

TIP 5:

In order to bring more people to your events, don’t host daily but don’t host once a month. People will get tired from all the pings that you use and will hate you for that. That got me demoted in another server that wasn’t for beatboxing. Some person got really annoyed and got me demoted (I still hate him to this day). You really have to find a sweet spot on how often you host. Once every 2 weeks sounds reasonable but then again, there are some people who get annoyed from 2 pings in 1 day (referring to the kid who got me demoted).

TIP 6:

Alert people that you’re hosting. This is what pinging is for. You ping them so they see the notification and they want to join so they join. It’s that simple. This is also a good time for tip 7.

TIP 7:

Add your own twist to your events. One rule that I’ve always wanted to try out but never tried yet is the ability for the first place person out of eliminations to make the bracket instead of the traditional 1-8, 4-5, 3-6, 2-7. Let them know during tip 6 that you’re adding this twist and if a lot of people don’t want it, don’t use it. If any people ask if they can spectate, give them an answer. Don’t leave them hanging cause that’s not nice.

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Source: http://gmydrunks.com/2016/03/29/32816-bracket/

Those are all my tips for this post. The more experience I get, the more I will share with all of you. Other than that, thank you for reading and best of luck to all of you hosting.