FELIX ZENGER, WHO?
Finnish beatbox artist Felix Zenger has made a showstopping entry into the scene during the past couple of years. Praised by the likes of Pharrell Williams, rubbing shoulders with such talent as Kid Koala, Bahamadia and Blu, Zenger is also a YouTube hit, with his most popular clip amassing over 30 million plays. On his debut album "Won't Say A Thing", Zenger goes way beyond the common conceptions of the beatbox as an art form.
What makes Felix Zenger an artist to keep your eye on is not just his extraordinary skill level, but his ability to put that talent into good use when aiming for his musical goal. As his debut album goes to show, what rules here is a fresh musical vision, with instrumental virtuosity added as a spice.
Listening to Zenger’s music and seeing him live, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the man has been immersed in sound from the young age of five. Starting out with the piano, Zenger later on moved into beatboxing and into the field of urban rhythms. Studies at the Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory added fresh ideas to the mix for Zenger, who is also the only person to date to complete his final thesis on beatboxing.
Recently he has performed in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, China, Mexico, El Salvador, Russia, Singapore, Canada, plus all over Europe and the Nordic countries. “I’m sorry, but you’re one of the best that ever did it.” – Pharrell Williams