VIDEO: Dean the Beatboxer hoping to make it big

In the early eighties beatboxing, or vocal percussion, originated in the streets of New York. Today it is known worldwide as a respected and unique form of art and has even found its way to the performing platforms of Mbombela.

Timo ODV with Dean Delaney.

This matric learner from Hoërskool Bergvlam has a made a name for himself the past few years, opening for DJs like Chunda Munki and Timo ODV as well as acts like Martin Bester.

Chunda Munki with Dean Delaney.

“I started beatboxing about nine years ago and I have been in love with it ever since,” says Delaney. After school he works at Vaper’s Creed and, alongside his beatbox talent, he is also a sponsored vape tricker.

The band Bittereinder with Dean (middle).

“I have also started to work as a DJ on weekends and public holidays at Legends Pub.”Everything Delaney is skilled in, he has taught himself and had no professional training.He has big plans for his future after school next year. “Music is my life and I want to follow this passion everywhere. I aspire to one day go on tour with the best DJs and produce my own tracks as much as possible.”

Dean Delaney.

Delaney said that he does not really care about the negative stereotypes surrounding beatboxing. “There is a steroetype, but at the end of the day it is about the person and the skill
behind the stereotype. It does not matter what people think because at the end of the day I will change their minds with my attitude and upbringing.”

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Arisa Janse van Rensburg
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