Alex Christensen

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Alex Christensen
Alex Swings Oscar Sings1.jpg
Alex Christensen (to the right)
Background information
Born (1967-04-07) 7 April 1967 (age 47)
Origin Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, Germany
Genres Techno, eurodance
Occupations Singer, producer

Alex Christensen (born 7 April 1967), better known by his stage names Jasper Forks or Alex C., is a German dance music composer, producer, and DJ, generally known as the face, and one of the founding members, of U96. Since 2002, he has been collaborating with Yasmin K. also known as Y-ass.

Music career[edit]

Christensen started in 1991 as a music producer and DJ, and had his first success in 1992 with U96 with a techno version of Das Boot. In several countries this song was the first techno song to obtain a number one position. Since 2002 Christensen also works under the name Alex C. and frequently collaborates with Yasmin K. whom he met as a judge on the second season of Popstars.

As a producer and/or composer Christensen worked for big artists as Right Said Fred, Tom Jones, *NSYNC, Rollergirl, Marianne Rosenberg, Sarah Brightman, and ATC.

Christensen represented Germany at the Final of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow together with Oscar Loya, performing the song "Miss Kiss Kiss Bang" finishing in 20th place.[1]

Alex Christensen's song "Doktorspiele" which featured additional vocals from Yass, won the 2008 Eurodanceweb Contest, which were determined by points assigned by a professional jury of disc jockeys, journalists, music producers, webmasters, and radio speakers from all over the World.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Alex Christensen is married to Nicole Safft. They have a son.

Biggest hit[edit]

In 2007, Christensen released the song "Du hast den schönsten Arsch der Welt" ("You have the most beautiful ass in the world") in co-operation with Y-ass. It sampled The Soundlovers' "Run Away". This song marked an international breakthrough for Christensen. Because the song got high ratings in several foreign dance charts, it was re-released in several other languages. In some countries the melody was adjusted to fit the taste of the local inhabitants. Some of these versions are:

  • Alex C ft. Y-Ass - "Du hast den schönsten Arsch der Welt" (German - Original) ( English translation )
  • Trasero - "Lekkerste Kont Van Het Land" (Dutch)
  • Alex C ft. Y-ass - "Sweetest Ass in the World" (English)
  • Alex C ft. Y-ass - "Tienes El Culo Más Bello Del Mundo" (Spanish)
  • Alex C ft. Y-ass - "Tu As Le Plus Beau Cul Du Monde" (French)
  • Mr.Vee & Michaela - "Máš Nejhezčí Zadek Na Světě" (Czech)
  • Släm - Sul On Kõige Kaunim Kann (Estonian)

Jasper Forks (2010-present)[edit]

In early 2010, Alex Christensen adopted the name Jasper Forks to mark a move away from the dance productions he had previously been associated with. He began producing tech piano house, and his first single “River Flows in You” made it to the top 10 of the airplay charts all across Europe. The song "River Flows in You" is composed by Korean pianist Yiruma. The follow up single “Alone” was released in January 2011.[3] One more single, "J'aime Le Diable", saw the light in mid-autumn of 2013.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUT GER
Euphorie (feat Y-ass)
  • Release date: 8 February 2008
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD
20 19
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles as Alex C.[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
AUT BEL GER NED UK
[4]
2002 "Rhythm of the Night" 28 Singles only
"Amigos Forever" 35
2003 "Angel of Darkness" 21
2007 "Du hast den schönsten Arsch der Welt" 1 27 1 38 57 Euphorie
"Doktorspiele" 4
2008 "Du bist so Porno" 21
"Liebe zu dritt" 29 Tabu
2009 "Dancing is Like Heaven" 51
2012 "Love in the morning (My Sex OS)" N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles as Alex Swings Oscar Sings![edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
GER UK
[4]
2009 "Miss Kiss Kiss Bang" 20 85 Heart 4 Sale
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest: Details: Germany 2009: Alex Swings Oscar Sings, "Miss Kiss Kiss Bang"". Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eurodance Web Contest 2008". Eurodanceweb.net. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Discogs bio
  4. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
Preceded by
No Angels
with Disappear
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
2009
(with Oscar)
Succeeded by
Lena
with Satellite

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