Cretu (Curly M.C.) was the first producer with whom Frank
Peterson worked. Cretu was born in Roumania and started in
the music industry as a studio-engineer in Germany. By the time he
and Peterson met in Hamburg, Cretu had released a German-language
solo album in 1978 with Michael on vocals.
It was through his studio work, that he met Sandra
Lauer and offered to produce her first single. Cretu married Sandra
in 1987 and the two moved to the island of Ibiza, Spain shortly before
1990 where they still live today. In 1996 they had twins named Nikita
Together Michael Cretu and Peterson formed Enigma,
which has been their most famous production together. They also remixed
the track Automatic Lover for Dee
D. Jackson. Besides working on albums for Sandra and Enigma,
Michael Cretu started new projects including Trance Atlantic Air Waves
and albums for singer Andru Donalds all produced in his sophisticated
A.R.T. Studios located at his home.
During his career Cretu has also worked with Hubert KaH, Boney M,
Mike Oldfield and Peter Cornelius.