Full Bio

Milestones


Beatbox mentor at AcapelA
Beatbox mentor at AcapelA TV show, produced by Warner Bros. Spain and broadcasted on channel Cero by Movistar+ (spanish TV).
June 2016

Jury @ Taiwan Beatbox Championship
Jury member @ Taiwan Beatbox Championship celebrated in Taipei, together with Faya Braz (FR), Tatsuya (JP) and Double (HK).
November 2015

Jury @ Hong Kong Beatbox Championship
Jury member @ Hong Kong Beatbox Championship celebrated in Hong Kong city, together with Faya Braz (FR) and Fatking (HK).
November 2015

Jury @ Japan Beatbox Championships
Jury member @ Japan Beatbox Championships celebrated in Tokyo, together with Faya Braz (FR), Teddy Lloid (JP) and Taishi Ishida (JP).
November 2015

Jury @ Kalisse Masser Battle
Jury member @ Kalisse Maser Battle beatbox championship celebrated in Spain, together with Grison (ES) and N.Bruto (ES).
June 2015

Jury @ La Cup South vs East championship
Jury member @ championship La Cup South vs East celebrated in France, together with Ball-Zee (UK), Big Ben (BEL), Funkaztek (CH) and Micspawn (FR).
June 2015

Spanish representative @ 4th Beatbox Battle® World championship
Spanish representative at 4th beatbox world championship, organised in Berlin by Beatbox Battle®.
March 2015

Jury @ La Cup Maurepas 2014 International Championship
Jury member @ international beatbox championship La Cup Maurepas Championship celebrated in France, together with Dharni (SG), Hobbit (UK), Faya Braz (FR) and Wawad (FR).
November 2014

Jury @ Belgian Beatbox Championship 2014
Jury member @ 6th Belgian Beatbox Championship in Molembeek together with Eklips (FR), Ball-Zee (UK), Mando (GER) and Primitiv (BE).
November 2014

Jury @ OOP’s 7 to Somke Battle
Jury member at OOP’s 7 to Smoke international battle (Brussels) together with BMG (FR) and Ball-Zee (UK).
April 2014

Grand Beatbox Battle 2014 wildcard winner
Winner of a wildcard to join the international beatbox battle Bscene Grand Beatbox Battle 2014 among 130+ aspirants.
February 2014

4th Place @ Emperor of Mic 2013
4th finalist at international beatbox battle Emperor of Mic 2013.
October 2013

Jury @ Latin American Online Championship 2013
Jury member at latin american online beatbox championship organised by Beatbox Latino Presente.
September 2013

Emperor of Mic 2013 wildcard winner
Winner of a wildcard to join the international beatbox battle Emperor of Mic 2013 together with B-Art among 80+ aspirants.
September 2013

Copa Primavera Champion
Winner of the spanish beatbox competition Copa Primavera organized in Madrid by Zombeats.
June 2013

3rd Place @ La Cup European Championship
Third finalist at european teamchampionship La Cup Beatbox together with Lytos, Musantro & NBruto.
May 2013

Beatboxer @ Forever King Of Pop
Beatboxer at Spain’s Forever King Of Pop theatre show.
October 2012

Jury @ Spanish Beatbox Championship
Jury member at the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship.
2009, 2010, 2014 & 2015

Beatbox Battle® Special Award
Special award by Beatbox Battle® for his contribution to the spanish beatbox scene.
June 2009

Quarterfinalist @ 2nd Beatbox Battle® World Championship
Best 8 at second beatboxing world championship by Beatbox Battle® among 50+ international aspirants.
May 2009

Show @ Human Beatbox Convention
Showcase at international Human Beatbox Convention (Boxcon) by HumanBeatbox.com.
April 2009

First Spanish Beatbox Battle® Champion
Winner of the first Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship, celebrated in Salamanca, organized by FACYL Festival and Beatbox Battle®.
June 2008

Showcase @ Beatbox Battle® Convention Days
Showcase at international beatbox event Beatbox Battle® Convention Days, organized in Germany by Beatbox Battle®.
May 2008

Break On Stage champion
Winner of the Break On Stage beatbox battle organized in Elorrio (Baseque Country) by Break on Stage.
May 2006

Projects


8th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship
Management of the 8th edition with Spanish Beatbox Battle®.
Last one in the organization.
View project
September 2017

7th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship
Management of the 7th edition with Spanish Beatbox Battle®.
View project
November 2016

6th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship
Management of the 6th edition with Spanish Beatbox Battle®.
View project
December 2015

5th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship
Management of the 5th edition with Spanish Beatbox Battle®.
View project
June 2014

Spanish Beatbox Battle®
Founder of beatbox event management brand. View project
January 2014 – today

groOve – Original Beatbox Wear
Founder of online wear brand with exclusive designs for beatbox lovers.
June 2013 – December 2014

3rd Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship
Manager of the third edition together with XXL Produkziones.
December 2010

Movistar Barcelona Extreme Beatbox Battle
Manager of spanish beatbox competition Movistar Barcelona Extreme together with XXL Produkziones.
August 2010

Más Beatbox
Founder of Más Beatbox, spanish beatbox online community and event manager.
September 2009 – March 2011

Sonorosapiens
Co-founder of Sonorosapiens, spanish beatbox online community.
December 2006 – September 2009

Battle of the Year Iberica beatbox battle
Manager of spanish beatbox competition Battle of the Year Ibérica.
June 2006

Story


As a child, Markooz (Marc Virgili – Barcelona, 1984) knew about the ability to create music with the mouth after watching Michael Winslow (Police Academy) and Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) on TV. As a teenager, Markooz got into hip-hop culture and found out the ability was called beatboxing. In 2004 discovered MaxB’s website and started creating his first beatbox patterns thanks to Max’s video tutorials. Soon after he found about other beatbox artists such as Kenny Muhammad, Rahzel, Killa Kela, Beardyman and Faith SFX and began practicing daily with the goal of becoming a professional beatboxer.

On june 2005 Markooz debuted at Barcelona’s Apolo club as part of hip-hop show Basado en Hechos Reales, directed by Hector Lechón. After performing in several underground hip-hop events, on March 2006 was invited to join the Break On Stage beatbox battle in Elorrio (Basque Country), won the battle and got his first ever beatbox title. On March 2006 organised the Battle of the Year Ibérica beatbox battle in Badalona, bringing most of the spanish mid-school beatboxers together for the first time. Later that year Markooz created the first online beatbox community together with Daguswan and Drum: Sonorosapiens, main meeting point for spanish beatboxers for almost 3 years. During that time he also did several shows, workshops and a 2 year spanish tour with Burn Energy Drink.

On June 2008 Markooz won the first Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship in Salamanca, brought by FACYL Festival and Beatbox Battle®. On May 2009 entered the 2nd Beatbox Battle® World Championship reaching the Best 8 category. On June 2009 he was a jury member of the 2nd Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship together with Eklips and BeeLow, receiving Beatbox Battle® Special Award for his contribution to the spanish beatbox scene. On July 2009 Markooz participated in a TV commercial for McDonald’s promoting the New York Crispy burger, broadcasted in several european countries for 2 years.

As the Sonorosapiens project came to an end, in early 2010 Markooz partnered up with XXL Produkziones (Tarragona) and launched a new online community for spanish beatboxers: Más Beatbox, which was active for 2 years. During that time he also organised the Movistar Barcelona Extreme beatbox battle and the 3rd Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship.

In early 2012 Markooz created a new beatbox sound called “inward bass”, which became globally popular in the beatbox community after performing at next year’s La Cup Beatbox international team championship. In late 2012 made his first appearance on musical theatre as the main beatboxer at Forever King Of Pop, a tribute show to Michael Jackson supported by the Jackson Family Foundation.

After 4 years dedicated to shows and workshops, Markooz came back to international competitions obtaining the 3rd place at La Cup Beatbox team championship. On June 2013 won the Copa Primavera Beatbox Championship in Madrid. On September 2013 Markooz won the Emperor of Mic wildcard competition and reached the 4th place at the later event in Austria. On October 2013 recorded a promotional video for Sony PlayStation which obtained the 3rd place at MOFILM India 2013 video contest. On february 2014 won a wildcard to join the Bscene Grand Beatbox Battle in Switzerland.

Soon after was invited to judge the Oop’s 7 to Smoke international beatbox battle in Belgium. In mid 2014 Markooz created the Spanish Beatbox Battle® brand as a Beatbox Battle® affiliate and organized the 5th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship on June 2014. In late 2014 Markooz was invited again to Belgium to judge the Belgian Beatbox Battle® Championship and soon after went to France to judge the international beatbox battle La Cup Maurepas Championship.

In 2015 Markooz represented Spain for the second time at the 4th Beatbox Battle® World Championship together with 2 other spanish champions. On june 2015 traveled to France to judge La Cup Sud vs Est beatbox battle. Soon after was invited to judge the Kalisse Maser Battle beatbox championship in Madrid, Spain. On november 2015 Markooz visited Asia for the first time to judge the Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan beatbox championships. On december 2015 Markooz brought the 6th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship, celebrated in Madrid.

In early 2016 Markooz appeared on AcapelA TV show, the spanish version of BBC’s The Naked Choir produced by Warner Bros. Spain, as a beatbox mentor. On november 2016 Markooz organised the 7th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship, celebrated again in Madrid.

In 2017 organised the 8th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship, celebrated on September in Barcelona. After the event, Markooz announced his retirement from the spanish beatbox championship organization to focus on his solo career.

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