Published: 27th July 2020
Hyderabad-based beatboxer and a multi-talented artist from Odisha's collab resulted in the track Old School Beatbox
Beatboxer Dikshit and the multi-talented Kanha teamed up to record a killer track, Old School Beatbox. We gave it a listen, spoke to the artists and decided that both are someone to watch out for
Give it up for Hyderabad's very own beatboxer Dikshit Bandari who is out with yet another great track Old School Beatbox and this time, he is accompanied, albeit behind the scenes, by Kanha Mohanty. While Dikshit AKA DBX is an up and coming name in Hyderabad's beatboxing scene, Kanha is one of the youngest choreographers on ETV's dance show Dhee Jodi. But Kanha can do more than dance, he can also shoot and edit videos, compose music, and recently, has started rapping as well. However did the two meet, we wonder. Through a mutual friend, of course. We ask the duo how they shot the video that's 1:15 minutes long near Kacheguda Railway Station in half an hour, edited it in an hour and premiered the track on July 4 on YouTube.
Dikshit has collaborated with other artists. He has also posted a beatboxing video tutorial in Telugu on his YouTube channel. Kanha was the youngest choreographer on Dhee Jodi when he joined. He learnt editing and direction on the sets of the show
"I was introduced to beatboxing four years ago and since then, I have been honing my skills. I was attracted to it because I thought the scope was huge and we did not even need any instruments," says the 20-year-old whose YouTube channel DIKSHIT DBX has over 9,000 subscribers. "The shoot went smoothly, it was a breeze," says Kanha, who is an easy-going 18-year-old. Dikshit then takes us through the autonomy of the track and states that the first 45 seconds make or break the song. "So, we focused more on that and on the build-up and drop as well," says Dikshit who performed at one of ETV's special features last year.
Individually too, the two artists have had quite the journey. Both are self-taught and have achieved what they have so far and now, are looking to make their make name. Take Kanha, for example. The Berhampur-born youngster, who is currently based out of Hyderabad, knows five languages — Hindi, English, Odia, Nepali and Kannada — and is planning to learn more so that his rapping is more diverse. Similarly, Hyderabadi lad Dikshit is bent on learning the Loop Station so that he can record more seamlessly and include elements of EDM and Trance into his tracks.
Dikshit and Kanha | (Pic: Dikshit and Kanha)
So, what are you waiting for? Check out Old School Beatbox to see what Dikshit, who is pursuing a BTech degree from Aurora's Degree & PG College, and Kanha, who just graduated from Sri Gayatri Junior College, have to offer.