James Burchfield

Playing invisible turntables

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0:11

Let's just get started here.

0:20

Okay, just a moment.

0:23

(Whirring)

0:29

All right. (Laughter) Oh, sorry.

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(Music) (Beatboxing)

4:32

Thank you.

4:34

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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.

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James Burchfield · 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.

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.