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James Burchfield:
Playing invisible turntables

TED2003 · 4:44 · Filmed Feb 2003
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Human beatbox James "AudioPoet" Burchfield performs an intricate three-minute breakdown — sexy, propulsive hip-hop rhythms and turntable textures — all using only his voice.

Human beatbox
James Burchfield is a human beatbox. Using only his mouth, tongue, throat and vocal cords, he performs heavy, layered, club-style jams that seem to come from real drum machines and lusciously scratched turntables. Full bio
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