There is some great music coming out of Berlin and Peter Fox is no exception. His latest song, Alles Neu -- or "All New" -- is getting some serious head bopping from some of us here at EPIC FU HQ. The music video is pretty crazy too, with Peter leading his own personal band of monkeys. Some of the monkeys are played by a very talented Cold Steel Drumline, who Mr. Fox paired up with on the single.
With a live orchestra, authentic drum beats, and driving DJ samples, Peter Fox's sound could be considered Orchestral German Dancehall. You can especially hear the sound come through in Der Letzte Tag Instrumental.
After becoming completely obsessed with Peter Fox and translating everything I found online from German to English through Google Translate (life saver), I was surprised to learn that Peter never intended to be the front man. "I see myself primarily as a producer." Seems like he sang only out of necessity because no one else was available at the time.
He intended to collaborate with Cee-Lo early on, but Cee-Lo got involved in a collaboration with Danger Mouse (of The Grey Album fame), which eventually turned out to become Gnarls Barkley... so yeah.. we all know where that went. :)
In any case, I'm pretty excited to see (and hear) what comes up next for Peter Fox. I have a feeling that good things are in store for him... and that having to be pushed into singing may have been the best thing that could have happened.