Julia Dales is a 17 year-old from Canada. Her beatbox video starts off with the words:
My name is Julia Dales and I want to win the Beatbox Battle Wildcard.
Her two-minute clip features DJ mixes, a bass line, drums, and an excellent remix of Justin Timberlake (who also has some beatbox skills), Fergie and Nelly Furtado. Check out the video.
She was crowned beatboxing queen: winner of the the first Beatbox Battle Online World Championship. Meanwhile, the Beatbox Battle World Championship is underway in Berlin, Germany from May 28th – June 1st 2009. It is a music festival with battles, showcases, workshops. The BBWC includes over 140 international vocal percussion and beatboxing artists with participant representing more than 30 different countries.
Some interesting bits about Julia in an article by Katie Daubs in The Ottawa Citizen:
- Beatboxing is essentially “drumming with the mouth,” says Dales.
- Dales has been beatboxing since she was six — inspired by a coach at tennis camp.
- “A lot of it comes naturally, I’ll be at my computer, practicing noises, and something else comes out,” she says.
- The only time she needs a lozenge is when she does a robot voice.
- Dales also plays piano, guitar, and writes songs.
- she will attend Queen’s University in Kingston to study global development and political science
Here are some comments around the web:
- “amazing sounds coming from your mouth”
- “I want a Female that Beatboxes!! You are great and also a cutie”
- “trying to figure out how to keep you from getting busted by the RIAA for illegal public performance of unlicensed musical works”
Some more of Julia: