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Airtist is a unique music project that creates the atmosphere of electronic dance music with ancient instruments and human voice. The Didgeridoo, the Jew’s harp and the human beatbox together create an unmatchable soundworld that is so typical to Airtist. The band don’t use any electronically produced sound. Only the natural vibration of their instruments is what makes people dance. This music could have been played thousands of years ago the same way.

“These three guys just went up on the stage with nothing that seemed to be an instrument. One of them had a big wooden stick -a didjeridoo- in his hand, the other held a little piece of iron between his teeth -probably a Jew’s harp- and the third guy had nothing but his voice. But after the first seconds of their concert the audience experienced the most energyful, dancable, ancient party music ever. The whole crowd started dancing within a minute. The incredible sounds produced without any electronic equipment blew our mind and moved our body for the entire concert and after…” - Komlós István

Airtist is a result of fortunate encounters of three musicians. In a magical moment at the Israeli Didgeridoo Festival Markus Meurer didgeridoo player and Áron Szilágyi Jew’s harpist performed together with the beatboxer Inon in 2006. All of a sudden an emotional and acoustic storm dragged more than a thousand people to dance. This had to be carried on, so Markus and Áron kept their eyes and ears open to find a great beatboxer in Europe to join them. A few months later Áron met the perfect third, Döme the virtuoso beatbox champion who was eager to join the guys and make Airtist complete.

Áron Szilágyi: Jew’s harps

Markus Meurer: Didgeridoo

Döme: Human beatbox