Monday, February 23, 2009
(PHOTO OF MARK BOOMBASTIK © ECHO DANON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
I met Mark Boombastik after one of his shows in Berlin, Germany. He's a beatboxer but, not in the traditional sense. His music stretches far beyond the reach of rap or hip hop. You can't really place his work into any specific genre which is what makes it so interesting. It's a mix of techno, punk, early industrial, experimental and noise music combined with his "very raw, tight beats" and intense screams. His lyrics are punk and full of rebellious subtext. Live, this one man analogue band will shake you to the core.
He also collaborates with Khan of Finland among many other Berlin based musicians that deserve much respect. Khan aka Can Oral aka "the man who never rests has recently launched a 12" record label called I'M SINGLE RECORDS as a new platform for him and his world wide network of musicians and friends." Post about Khan coming soon...
Boombastik is featured as a solo artist on Khan's label: PUTZEN PLUS REMIXES .
I took the photo above of Mark in Kreuzberg, Berlin in 2007.