The Beatbox House
Based out of New York City, The Beatbox House is a collective of the most talented and diverse beatboxers in the United States of America.
Hailing from different regions of the country, The Beatbox House looks to push the boundaries of what is possible with the human voice. Beatboxing has grown into a world wide phenomenon that has branched out from its Hip-Hop roots. The collective looks to rebrand the art form as a part of the new “mouth music” movement.
Each artist that is part of the collective is a soloist, educator and musician in their own right. However, their greatest strength is their ability to work together; bringing their audience an awe inspiring musical experience that will leave a lasting impression no matter age, race or creed.
- 2016 International Grand Beatbox Champion
- 2015 Vice American Beatbox Champion
- 2014 2v2 Champion
- 2x Unity Beatbox Champion
Kenny Urban is a 23 year old beatboxer/vocalist originally from Monroe, Connecticut. He has been beatboxing for a decade and doing so professionally for the past two years. He has won national competitions in America and has also represented the US overseas in notable worldwide competitions. Apart from teaching private beatbox lessons, Ken has taught Beatbox Workshops in schools ranging from Harvard University to The Raymond York Elementary School.
GENE SHINOZAKI’S JOURNEY
Originally from California, Gene Shinozaki moved to Boston, MA, where he attended Berklee College of Music, majoring in drumming. With the goal to follow the footsteps of his favorite band, Dream Theater, Gene replicated their decision to drop out, feeling disillusioned with school.
After Dropping out of Berklee, he found an interview of Reeps One on Beatbox Battle TV, which inspired him to dedicate his life to beatbox. He then immediately started busking to make money and turn this dream into a reality.
Within two years, Gene began performing at popular venues and even starred in the Season Finale on Fox’s hit television show “So You Think You Can Dance” (Season 10).
In 2013, Gene entered his first beatbox battle, which would eventually lead him to become one of the most renown battlers in the world. Since the 2014 American Beatbox Championships, Gene has made it at least to semifinals in every battle. And in 2015, he won the Grand Beatbox Battles, held in Switzerland, making him the first American to take the title.
Gene is currently one of the core members of the Brooklyn-based group, The Beatbox House. Gene has since moved to NYC to be closer to his crew.
Check out Amit on Instagram
Check out Chris on Instgram
Check out SPIDERHORSE on Instagram