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by Kid Beyond

Electro-pop, beatboxer, singer, one-man band utilizing only voice to make mad beats.
Genre: Pop: with Electronic Production
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1. Wandering Star
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2. Deep Inside
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3. Mothership
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4. I Shall Be Free
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5. Wandering Star (Hypnomadic Remix)
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6. Deep Inside (Jethro Dub Remix)
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7. Mothership (Mutaytor Dublab Remix)
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8. Wandering Star (DJ Aspect Remix)
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Album Notes
Singer. Beatboxer. Songwriter. Live looper. One-man vocal band.

Kid Beyond loops and multitracks his voice onstage to create his own live backing tracks – layering his impassioned lyrics over his own beatboxing and vocal instrumentation. The result: riveting, soulful electronic pop.

\"What takes most people an entire band to produce, Kid Beyond executes with his own mouth. You\'re in the presence of a higher power... you want to get up and dance.\" – SF Weekly, Best of SF

A \"fiercely charismatic... truly mesmerizing\" performer, armed with a powerful rock-soul singing voice and the jaw-dropping skills that earned him the title \"San Francisco\'s Best Beatboxer,\" Kid Beyond has rocked sprawling festival crowds, huge warehouse parties, and jam-packed venues from the Fillmore to Carnegie Hall.

\"Using his top-shelf beatboxing skills, expert vocals, and some of the deepest, most amazing live-looping chops we\'ve ever seen...Kid B\'s ability to pump up a crowd is truly impressive.\" – Keyboard Magazine

Kid B has shared the stage with String Cheese Incident, Spearhead, BT, the RZA, Buckethead, Blackalicious, Particle, the Wailers, KRS-One, Lyrics Born, Sage Francis, Digital Underground – and in his previous career, James Brown, Ray Charles, LL Cool J, the Neville Brothers, Run-DMC, even Bill Clinton.

\"Fiercely charismatic... truly mesmerizing.\'That\'s the best live thing I\'ve ever seen,\'the dude behind me pants when it\'s over.\"– East Bay Express

The first thing you\'ll notice is the beatboxing – the result of over 20 years of practice.

\"With just his voice, he weaves a sonic tapestry that flows from turntables and drum machines to synthesizers and electric guitars. He records and stacks loops onstage that get even the most cynical music fans on their feet and dancing.\" – Remix Magazine

Once he grabs your attention, layering his voice line-by-line, then he hits you with his powerful singing and songwriting – from haunting trip-hop epics to sweaty dancefloor jams, all with the aim of moving your heart, soul, and body.

\"As transcendent as the first time Grandmaster Flash decided to replay a break... I could have listened to him perform for hours. He is amazing...something this jaded music writer couldn\'t entirely understand, much less put into words.\"
– SF Weekly

You\'ll just have to hear him to believe it.


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A. Warner

...brings new meaning to 'One Man Band'
First, I would like to say I cannot believe how awesome CD Baby is! Second, this CD will knock your socks off. We did see Kid Beyond in concert and WOW......... anyone purchasing this CD will enter a new era of music enjoyment. The talent displayed on this CD will leave you begging for more. Thanks CD Baby!


really great cd, we listen to it over and over again
we bought this cd after just seeing a video on video google and we were just wowed by what we heard. just love the amazing sounds he does with his voice and the songs are really good , brilliant bass lines. i had to tell my boyfriend to stop listening it after he played it constantly aaaaall evening on the day we got it. in fact allthis talking about it is making me wanna listen to it.

Ben Brode

Amazing - wish it was longer though...
The first four tracks are unbelieveable - but the last four are just regurgitations... I want a full-length album!

Music: 5 stars
Length: 2 stars


A TRUE display of talent. Kid Beyond takes electronic music to a higher level. This is what defines intelect and talent.


Incredible talent, both live and on the disc
This man is amazing. I'm so glad he managed to capture his magic in the recording studio - I've heard him live and it took my breath away. Now I have a disc that does the same thing.

Go Beyond!


david - flexigon

one dog clapping, the lotus barks at happy dirt... sand, i like it
This CD is good. People from the future will definitely appreciate the intricasies of this, this music. People now are starting to "get it". Fortunately for us, kid - b looked forward, or something, and presented us with this gift.

I put my cd thing on shuffle and imagine the cool music that will come out, and wow, it's all there...




The CD came in a few short days, and when I popped it in my CD player, it hasn't left! The song Deep Inside is my favorite by far. Kid Beyond lives up to his name!

Daniel DeMastrie

I first saw K.B. live at Burning Man 04, Inspiring beyond anything!!
Reminds of Burning Man, amazing, inspiring. Makes you want to dance and start beatboxin'!!

Edwin the Firesaint

The Best!!!
So, here's the deal: I bought 12 copies of this CD the moment it came out - That's how much this music means to me. I worked at Tower Records for years, and never fell in love with an album, much less an EP, like I have with Amplivate. Track 2, "Deep Inside", has changed my life - no shit.
Buy it. Buy it. Buy it - if you have any soul in you, you will not be disappointed and chances are it will enrich your life just to hear it. Then, when you realize how it was made, it will comepletely blow your mind. Thanks so much Kid, keep it swinging!

for what it's worth, I came back to buy more copies - my friends love this CD.


amazing CD- definately worth the money
While this CD may only have 8 tracks, they are all so unique and well-done that you can't stop listening to it. I have played it non-stop since the day I got it 2 weeks ago and I can't get enough. BUY IT!
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