The pioneering multi-instrumentalist is bringing his revolutionary Beardytron machine on tour to 12 U.S. cities, but know this: He can sing.
Beardyman, a legendary beatboxing champion and pioneering multi-instrumentalist (real name: Darren Foreman), is perhaps best known for his charismatic live performances that straddle stand-up comedy and DJing and for being the voice on Fatboy Slim and Riva Starr's 2013 mega-hit "Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat." But electronic music obsessives know him as a pioneer of production whose groundbreaking Beardytron machine revolutionized the way artists mix and record loops in real-time, as seen on his 2013 TED Talk, "The Polyphonic Me," which has been viewed nearly 1.5 million times.
This week, the British producer embarks on a North American tour to promote his new album, Distractions, which was released in February on Tummy Touch Records. With the Beardytron in tow, he'll hit 12 cities, beginning in Boston and ending in Miami during Winter Music Conference. To kick things off, he shared an unreleased Cosmodelica remix of his song, "Mountain Side," with Billboard, which you can listen to below.