The Islington Academy Bar reverberated with the boom of eight hopefuls competing
for a place in the Vauxhall UK Beatboxing Championships in June.
Seeing off a host of new faces in the regional preliminaries, Layth out 'boxed his
competition with combination of throat clicks backed by encouraging audience support.
Pikey Esquire came in second place, and Beatfox has also earned a place in the final
thanks to the new wildcard rules to the competition.
"I take my hat off to you sir, for last night I had your mum!"
- Pikey Esquire
Stig of the Dump played host for the night, shooting down everyone with his one-liners
(see box, right) in front of a sold out crowd.
Beatbox Championships heat up
This year's beatboxing championships were noticeably more competitive than last year,
with tricks being pulled out like Marv-Ill drinking from a bottle of water while
beatboxing and Beatfox’s R2D2-like cricket noise.
The ultimate put down was Pikey Esquire's "I take my hat off to you sir, for last
night I had your mum!" leaving Beatfox with a very displeased look on his face.
The most noticeable attribute of Layth's win included his musicality - keeping his
tempo consistent when changing tunes, making it easy to follow while tapping your
foot along to.