Christensen was the mastermind behind techno-project U96. Born
on 7 April 1967, the Hamburg-based DJ/producer got his first taste
of fame in 1991 when he spearheaded that group's powerful techno single
Das Boot, a remix of the theme-song from the German movie
of the same name. This track became an instant smash in Germany and
other parts of Europe. A string of albums and singles were released
by U96 over the following decade, with hits like I Wanna Be A Kennedy
and Club Bizarre.
In 1994 Alex's former girlfriend was running Warner Chappell, which
looked after Frank Peterson's
administrative company Petersongs. She knew
that Alex was not happy with the people he was working with at the
time and so she organised a meeting between the two producers. 3 weeks
after his initial introduction to Frank, Christensen was offered the
Marky Mark project and so Frank and Alex's partnership began with
the album Life
In The Streets. Alex's administration company was originally
called Pink as reflected in that album's credits, but was later changed
to AC Music.
In the same year Frank and Alex also formed the group PeCh
which released not only its branded singles but also under this name
the duo provided various remixes for other artists. Peterson later
invited Alex to co-produce tracks found on Sarah Brightman's Fly
and Princessa's Calling
You. The two also worked on the Bravo
All Stars single Let The Music Heal Your Soul which
was conceived by Alex with lyrics written by him.
Christensen's most recent success was producing the album Planet
Pop for pop-dance group ATC. Nowadays he is recording a project under his own name called Alex C.
Due to their current busy schedules, Frank and Alex have been unable
to collaborate again recently, but they look forward to doing so in
the future. Visit the Official
U96 Website (German).