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Crazy Frog Axel F

Tuesday 24th May 2005



UK release: 23rd May 2005 on Gusto Records

Q: What makes a hit record?

A: A hit tune, a killer hook, a great beat and a crazy frog!

There’s just no stopping this amphibian phenomenon – not happy with being the biggest ringtone in the history of…… well ringtones, the Crazy Frog is now set to be a monster selling single too!!!

German club meisters ‘Bass Bumpers’ have taken the Jamster crazy frog ringtone and merged it seamlessly with Axel F – the tune that uniquely represents 80s movies, the Hollywood dream and Eddie Murphy. Axel F, Harold Faltermeyer‘s theme tune from Beverley Hills Cop, provides the perfect foil for the ‘annoying thing’ and is set to have fans hopping on dance floors all across Europe.

Axel Frog is the spawn of Reinhard Raith and Wolfgang Boss. Reinhard is one part of the ‘Bass Bumpers’ - who also produced Angel City, Despina Vandi, VooDoo & Serano, CJ Stone and Resource and are the hottest dance production team in Germany. Wolfgang is the director of Mach 1 Records (a joint venture label with Ministry Of Sound, Germany) who has previously had massive hits with the likes of Obsession “Aventura” and Haiducii “Dragostea din tei” – both selling well in excess of 1 Million across Europe.

Reinhard: “The Crazy Frog ringtone was huge in Germany and I believed it would make a great dance record. But it needed a melody, something to get the hands in the air, and Wolfgang suggested the Axel F record which is one of the best “hands up” tunes ever made.”

The result is Axel F like you’ve never heard it before!

Crazy Frog uses the original vocals and image from the Jamster ringtone advert – and will be supported by a full length animation video starring the Crazy amphibian himself!! We live in a mad mad world indeed!!!

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