Eklips finds stimulation for his creativity in all kinds of music. “Michael Jackson very much inspired me,” he says. He particularly loves Jackson’s early songs, but he also covers all kinds of classic tunes that you can hear on the radio. “Hip-hop, jazz, I like them all.” His favorite piece on his new album, an album that took him a mere three weeks to record, is an imitation of Stanley Clarke’s stately saxophone number from the movie “Boyz n the Hood”. If all goes according to plan, the 10-track “Lips“ will be released in early summer, by the end of 2015 at the latest.
Eklips’ craft is beatboxing, also known as vocal percussion. He produces drum beats and rhythm using only his mouth, nose, and throat (for a demonstration of his talent, watch this Youtube video: