So ya think Justin Timberlake's beatboxing impressed you, eh? You ain't heard nothing yet! Killa Kela, originally from the UK, broke through Vancouver once again with half the crowd his Vancity regulars.
And so it began, the night that was like no other. Three wise men carried the unjust title as the opening act, the No Luck Club. Their simple ensemble consists of two turntablists and a laptop sampler. They are Pluskratch and the Chan brothers. The audience edged off their seats with curiousity, as their creations revealed from their instruments. Their anomalous mixes and scratches kept the heads boppin' leading to a great follow up to Killa Kela's performance.
Killa Kela steps up on to the stage, squints into the responding crowd, takes a sip of water and taps his mic to check if it's on. As he opens his mouth, it was as if a subwoofer had taken control of his mic. The newcomers in the audience drop their jaws and widen their eyes as they listened to this man make noises one would think could never be produced through one man's vocals. His beatbox remixes diversified from of Bobby Valentino's recent hit, Slow Down to Britney's I'm a Slave for You, to even a little Kenny G. Half the crowd stood in silent from bewildered amazement and half the crowd ecstatic. This show was better than grade A marijuana put together with coke.
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