Countdown to BeatboxCan – Q&A with Jaeger

By: Jenna Melanson

The days are winding down until BeatBoxCan takes over Toronto. If you’re unaware of BeatBoxCan, it is otherwise known as the Canadian Beatbox Championships. They are taking place on November 6, and we have teamed up with them to countdown to the event.

Yesterday, we started off with Soundrax, and now we’re on to London ON based Jaeger (Adam Dimla), so let’s see what he had to say!

When did you first start beatboxing?

I started in August of 2011, when I was 16.

What is it like to be a part of the 6th Annual Canadian Beatbox Championships?

It’s surreal being part of the top 16. It hits me in the middle of the night after forgetting for a day or two and I get extremely excited!

What sort of preparation does a beatbox performance entail?

It involves a lot of practice of routines that are in my head. I always have a set plan for most of my performances with a section of a bit of free-styling as well. I also take in to consideration what will get a crowd moving along. Heavy, hip-hop or electronic routines usually do the trick.

You will be joined by the top 16 beatboxers from all across Canada, is there anyone you are most excited to see perform?

There’s no one particular person I’m excited to see, I’m excited to see everyone perform. I’m just glad I’ll be able to see all of the beatbox family together again!

What advice would you give someone just started out with Beatboxing?

I’d tell them to be patient. When I started out, I thought I would become as a good as Reeps One or Dharni fast, but that isnt the case. You have to start off with the basics first and build upon them slowly as if they were a building’s foundation. You have to practice all the time! Also, beatboxing isn’t all about technicality, it’s also about music, conveying emotion, and making people smile!

Last but not least, is there anything you’d like to say to the readers?

I’d like to thank Beatbox Canada for organizing the champs every year, it’s bound to be another great event this year! Also, If you’re reading this Drake, hi!

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