INTERVIEW: D.R.E.S. Tha Beatnik
by Winston "Stone" Ford
For all of you who think that beatboxing is dead, you might want to check up on Atlanta’s D.R.E.S. Tha Beatnik. D.R.E.S. is a one man beatboxing machine, stringing polyrythyms together to create an experience that both new hop-hop fans and old heads can get down with.
I first saw D.R.E.S. at The Roots Jam at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, where his short 10 minute set was the talk of the night. I caught up with him a few days later as he was rolling through DC on his way back to ATL. Watch and enjoy. You can find D.R.E.S. on MySpace, Twitter, and his Smart Is The New Cool Radio podcast.