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interview with mood magazine

By delving into your biographical notes and peeking at your social networks I saw that you travel a lot. Is it the music that carries you around?

Yes, I love traveling and discovering new places and cultures. I lived in
many places in Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe, where I played music as a DJ and performed live as a beatboxer.

Discovering many different cultures inspired me to produce music. I discovered lots of rare music pearls that I then group in various mixtapes or playlists on YouTube and Spotify.

My dream has always been to live with music alone, wake up in the
morning, and compose until late in the evening, although to be honest, it’s easier to said than done. In fact, over the years, I have had to adapt by doing different jobs.

Hi Romo, you’ve been on the scene for a lifetime, always charged and full of energy, mega hyperactive. But strangely many, at least in Italy, still don’t know you. Tell us a little about yourself: 

Hi Paolo, thanks for the compliments. I approached the Beatbox in the mid-nineties. Initially I tried to reproduce the electronic drums, the bass or synthesizer sounds of the dance songs that I heard on the radio of the various Eurodance hits of the period, such as “The summer is Magic” by Playahitty or the bass of the Heaven 17 cover produced by Molella & Phil Jay and many others, then trying to customize everything and create a short show.

interview with stay polleg blog

Interview I did in 2022 for the Stay Polleg Vlog. 

articles written by me

history of human beatbox

Since the dawn of time, the voice has been a means of communication and expression. We use the voice to produce sounds and express feelings from an early age, long before speaking. Humans have always experimented with the voice, often unconsciously. 

Singing, or the vocal production of musical tones, is so fundamental that its origins are lost in the mists of time and precede the development of the spoken language. The voice is assumed to be the original musical instrument, and there is no human culture, however remote or isolated, that does not sing. The earliest form of singing was likely of the improvised type, a simple imitation of the sounds heard by man in nature. 

One of the great Italian vocal pioneers who used the voice as a real musical instrument was Demetrio Stratos (RIP). Interestingly, his interest in vocal experimentation arose from observing her daughter in her “stammering” phase. At that particular age, the child cannot speak and plays with their voice. Babies lose this ability to “play” with voice usually when they get older and start speaking using their mother tongue.

beatbox italiano

TRUE SCHOOL BANGERS

Shannon - Let the music play

George Kranz - Din Daa Daa

Klein & MBO - Dirty Talk

Cat Stevens - Was dog a doughnout?

George Clinton - Atomic Dog

Fab 5 Freddie and Beside - Change the beat

Silver Apples - Oscillations

JJ Fad - Supersonic

Charanjit Singh - Raga Bhairav

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