Senjka Danhieux is probably best known as RoxorLoops, one half of beatbox duo Beatocix. RoxorLoops? How he ever came up with RoxorLoops, don’t ask him! But he’s more than willing to explain what it means. “Roxor is pure gaming slang, it actually means ‘I rock’. And in games such as Counterstrike everything gets an “-or” at the end: leetor, naabor, you name it! And ‘Loops’ refers to the beatloops repeating themselves. Not to mention my love for Honey Loops, and working with the Belgian music program Fruity Loops!”
Specialty within Beatoxic? Drums, beats and vocal arts. One could say the rhythmic part. If you’re paying attention to the rythm when being Beatoxicated, you’re probably listening to RoxorLoops. Individually freestyling (improvisation) is his strongpoint.
The Beginning? The year is 2001. Copycat showed off his pretty immature skillz, Roxor wasn’t really impressed. Until he heard Rahzel on the Net. If your mother only knew, or chorus and the beats at the same time. This can’t be! This can’t be! Or can it? I want to do that too! So Copycat introduced RoxorLoops to Beathoven, who was the (unofficial) Belgian beatboxchamp at the time. And our present (official) Belgian champion began a journey which won’t end for a long long time!
Who’s the best? A question that gives RoxorLoops the shivers. Probably even the most stupid question one can ask a beatboxer. “One can’t argue about taste, everyone is more or less the best or the worst. It’s like comparing two pounds of sugar, and telling which is the heaviest.” Even after becoming the Belgian beatbox champion RoxorLoops stays strikingly modest. “A battle will always be a thing of the moment, nothing more nothing less. There’s always the element of surprise. A first round against an unknown opponent is always dangerous: on the one hand you can’t risk using all you’re a-material, but on the other hand you can’t risk losing either!”
This characterizes his modesty superbly. Our RoxorLoops doesn’t feel too big to help novices at developing fresh skillz. “Everyone has the potential of becoming a tremendous beatboxer, this doesn’t threaten me the least bit. I don’t beatbox to be ‘the best’, it’s all about the art. So I definitely don’t feel above passing on my knowledge, or showing how I do certain things.“ In other words: the more beatboxers the merrier!