Beatboxing is the art of creating music using the human voice as the only instrument. Markooz is the first ever spanish Beatbox Battle® champion and one of the main drivers of mid-school beatbox in Spain.

MILESTONES

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

Jury @ Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship
Jury member of the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 10th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Champsionship.
2019, 2015, 2014, 2010 and 2009

Jury @ Taiwan Beatbox Championship 2015
Jury member at the Taiwan beatbox championship together with Faya Braz (FR), Tatsuya (JP) and Double (TW), produced by TWBeatbox.
November 2015

Jury @ Hong Kong Beatbox Championship 2015
Jury member at Hong Kong beatbox championship together with Faya Braz (FR) and Fatking (HK), produced by U3 HK.
November 2015

Jury @ Japan Beatbox Championships 2015
Jury member at the 2015 Japan beatbox champs together with Faya Braz (FR), Teddy Lloid (JP) and Taishi Ishida (JP), produced by Japan Beatbox.
November 2015

Jury @ Kalisse Maser Battle
Jury member at Kalisse Maser Battle together with Grison (ES) and N.Bruto (ES).
June 2015

Jury @ La Cup Sud vs Est
Jury member at La Cup Sud vs Est beatbox battle (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 the 4th beatbox world championships by Beatbox Battle®, celebrated in Berlin.
March 2015

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

Jury @ Belgium Beatbox Championship 2014
Jury member at the 6th edition of the Belgian Beatbox Championship together with Eklips (FR), Ball-Zee (UK), Mando (GER) and Primitiv (BE).
November 2014

Jury @ 1st OOP’s 7 to Smoke Battle
Jury member at international competition OOP’s 7 to Smoke Battle (Belgium) together with BMG (FR) and Ball-Zee (UK).
April 2014

Grand Beatbox Battle 2014 Wildcard Winner
Wildcard winner to compete at international championship Bscene Grand Beatbox Battle 2014 among 130+ contestants worldwide.
February 2014

4th place @ Emperor of Mic 2013
Fourth place at international championship Emperor of Mic 2013.
October 2013

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

Emperor of Mic 2013 Wildcard Winner
Wildcard winner to participate at international championship Emperor of Mic among 80+ contestants from 25 countries.
September 2013

Copa Primavera Champion
1st place at Copa Primavera beatbox championship produced by Ayuntamiento de San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid) and Zombeats.
June 2013

3rd Place @ La Cup European Championship
Third place at international team championship La Cup Beatbox together with Lytos, Musantro and NBruto.
May 2013

Beatboxer @ Forever King Of Pop
Beatboxer at Forever King Of Pop, tribute show to Michael Jackson supported by the Jackson Family Foundation, during its 5 weeks in Spain.
October 2012

Beatbox Battle® Special Award
Special award by Beatbox Battle® for Markooz's work to push the spanish beatbox scene. Received in Salamanca during the 2nd Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship .
June 2009

Best 8 @ 2nd Beatbox Battle® World Championship
Quarterfinalist at 2009 world champs by Beatbox Battle®.
May 2009

Spanish representative @ Human Beatbox Convention
Special show at Human Beatbox Convention (Boxcon), international beatbox event by HumanBeatbox.com celebrated in London.
April 2009

First Spanish Beatbox Battle®Champion
1st place at 1st spanish beatbox championship by Beatbox Battle®. Celebrated in Salamanca during FACYL Fest.
June 2008

Spanish Representative @ Beatbox Battle® Convention Days
Showcase at Beatbox Battle® Convention Days (Germany), international event by Beatbox Battle®.
May 2008

Break On Stage Beatbox Champion
1st place at national beatbox championship produced by Break on Stage.
May 2006

PROJECTS

8th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship
Management of the 8th spanish beatbox championship by Beatbox Battle® with Spanish Beatbox Battle®. Watch project
September 2017

7th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship
Management of the 7th spanish beatbox championship by Beatbox Battle® with Spanish Beatbox Battle®. Watch project
November 2016

6th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship
Management of the 6th spanish beatbox championship by Beatbox Battle® with Spanish Beatbox Battle®. Watch project
December 2015

5th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship
Management of the 5th spanish beatbox championship by Beatbox Battle® with Spanish Beatbox Battle®. Watch project
June 2014

Spanish Beatbox Battle®
Beatbox event managent entity. Watch project
January 2014

groOve – Original Beatbox Wear
Founder of online clothing brand dedicated to beatboxing culture.
June 2013 - December 2014

3rd Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship
Management of the third spanish beatbox championship by Beatbox Battle® with XXL Produkziones.
December 2010

Movistar Barcelona Extreme Beatbox Battle
Management of the Movistar Barcelona Extreme beatbox battle with XXL Produkziones.
August 2010

Más Beatbox
Founder of Más Beatbox, online community dedicated to beatboxing in spanish language.
September 2009 - March 2011

Sonorosapiens
Co-founder of Sonorosapiens, first ever online beatbox community in spanish language.
December 2006 - September 2009

Battle of the Year Ibérica Beatbox Championship
Management of the Battle of the Year Ibérica beatbox championship.
June 2006

STORY

As a child, Markooz (Marc Virgili - Barcelona, 1984) was fascinated after watching actors Michael Winslow (Police Academy) and Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) creating music and sound effects with their mouths. As a teenager, he got in touch with hip-hop culture and found out that the ability was called "beatboxing". In 2004 he discovered the website from beatboxer MaxB and started practicing with his online tutorials. Soon after he discovered other beatbox artists such as Kenny Muhammad, Rahzel, Killa Kela, Beardyman and Faith SFXand started practicing daily with the goal of becoming a professional beatboxer.

On june 2005 Markooz debuted at Barcelona’s Apolo club as part of the show Basado en Hechos Reales, directed by Hector Lechón. On March 2006 he was invited to join the Break On Stage beatbox battle in Elorrio (Basque Country) obtaining the 1st place and receiving his first beatboxing title. On March 2006 he 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 spanish beatbox online community together with Daguswan and Drum: Sonorosapiens, which became the main meeting point for spanish beatboxers for almost 3 years. During that time he made several shows, workshops and a 2 year spanish tour with Burn Energy Drink.

On June 2008 Markooz won the first ever Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship in Salamanca, brought by FACYL Festival and Beatbox Battle®. On May 2009 he traveled to Berlin to join the 2nd Beatbox Battle® World Championship reaching the Best 8 category among 50+ international aspirants. On June 2009 he became a jury member of the 2nd Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship together with Eklips (France) and BeeLow (Beatbox Battle® CEO), receiving the Beatbox Battle® Special Award for his contribution to the spanish beatbox scene. Soon after he prepared a new beatbox workshop format for Sónar Festival.

On July 2009 Markooz participated in a commercial project for the first time recording a TV commercial for McDonald’s promoting the New York Crispy burger, broadcasted in several european countries for 2 years. In early 2010 Markooz partnered up with XXL Produkziones (Tarragona) and launched a new online community for spanish beatboxers: Más Beatbox, becoming the main online meeting point for spanish beatboxers for the next 2 years. During that time he organised the Movistar Barcelona Extreme beatbox battle and the 3rd Spanish Beatbox Championship with XXL Produkziones.

In early 2012 Markooz created a new beatbox sound named “inward bass”, which became extremely popular in the global beatbox scene after his participation at next year's La Cup Beatbox european team championship and inspired a whole new generation of beatboxers worldwide. In late 2012 he made his first appearance on musical theatre as the main beatboxer at Forever King Of Pop, a tribute show to Michael Jackson, during its 5 weeks in Spain.

On June 2013 he 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 he recorded a promotional video for Sony PlayStation which obtained the 3rd place at MOFILM India 2013 video contest.

On february 2014 he won a wildcard to join the Bscene Grand Beatbox Battle in Switzerland. Soon after he was invited to judge the Oop's 7 to Smoke international beatbox battle in Belgium. In mid 2014 Markooz created the Spanish Beatbox Battle® entity and organized the 5th Spanish Beatbox Championship for June 2014. In late 2014 Markooz was invited again to visit Belgium to judge the Belgian Beatbox Championship and soon after went back 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. On june 2015 he traveled again to France to judge La Cup Sud vs Est beatbox battle. Soon after he 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 Championship, celebrated in Madrid.

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

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

In 2018 Markooz joins Proyecto Mediavilla band, combining it with his solo performances. In 2019 Markooz is invited to the 10th Spanish Beatbox Battle® Championship as a jury member.

FEATURED CLIENTS

BMW
MTV
Burn Energy Drink
SONY
Ford
Red Bull
"la Caixa"
Sónar Festival
McDonald's
Volkswagen
Movistar+
Warner Bros. Spain