For the benefit of the few people who haven’t had the unique pleasure of hearing a talented vocalist sing and beatbox videogame music in upwards of five-part harmony with himself, allow me to introduce you to Smooth McGroove. “Mucho gusto.” “Igualmente.”
… Sorry. For a moment, I was flashing back to constructing exercises for my Spanish class during my student teaching stint. Smooth McGroove, whom I always think of as “Smooch McGroove” thanks to a typo in an e-mail from a friend, uses naught but the power of his beard to transform popular videogame tunes of all kinds into stunning all-vocal remixes. Presumably lots of skill and practice goes into his videos, too, but let’s not discount the beard. Frequent cat cameos also help.
Selected from his ever-expanding playlist of videogame remixes, here are
two three five of my favorites, from Contra, Mario Kart 64, DuckTales, Mega Man 3, and That Other Game We’re Always Talking About, respectively: