The duo consists of the double German beatboxing champion Mando and the voice imitator and vocal acrobats ChloroPhil. It all started in 2003 with a session at Bar11 in Berlin Kreuzberg! ChloroPhil is the local beatboxer there and his reputation precedes him. When Mando randomly entered the bar, the audience wanted to see a battle. Instead, this was the founding of the band “4xSample”.
Beatboxing was largely unknown at this time. The active scene was manageable and the mouth-made sounds were not mature yet. At the same time, the possibilities to imitate sounds or to create new ones seemed limitless. Without beatboxing teachers or instructional videos from the internet you had to try out the motto “Learning by doing” at that time. Each individual sound or sound combination was a piece of pioneering work.
During this creative work, Mando and Phil learned their individual strengths. They grew together to form a perfect unity. Thanks to their great enthusiasm for experimenting, their sensitivity to clever musical arrangements and their secure stage presence, a brilliant show was created, which goes far beyond beatboxing. For the 10th anniversary of the band, they recorded this spectacular live show on their DVD called “Lippendisco”. After the tour bearing the same name, the CD “Full Problemo” was released shortly afterwards, on which you can hear a whole new facet of beatboxing. Guitar, loop station and beatboxing meet rap and vocals. All this melts into the unmistakable sound of the 4xSample Beatboxcrew.
At present, Mando and ChloroPhil are involved in exciting performances and international projects. They receive one award after another. In 2015, at the biggest Beatboxing World Championship to date, they were able to bring the World Vice Champion title to Germany. They play in various theatres and musical pieces and are known from radio and television. They sometimes even show up on big cinema screens. They are among the best beatboxers in the world and are by far the most successful beatboxing duo in Germany.