XPQ-21

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XPQ-21
Origin Germany
Genres Electronic, industrial, alternative, dubstep, drum and bass, breaks
Years active 1998 (1998)–present
Website www.xpq-21.com
Members Jeyênne
Moritz Zielke
Past members Nicque
Annelie Bertilsson
Hitch
Sascha Kepper
Killer
Martin Hillebrand
Alex Gsell

XPQ-21 are a German electronic body music band, led by Jeyênne. They are best known for their single "White And Alive", a hit on the Deutsche Alternative Charts in 2002,[1] and "Rockin' Silver Night" and "Dead Body", DAC hits in 2006.[2]

History[edit]

Jeyênne started in the German dance music scene as a hiphop DJ in 1987, later moving to techno.[3][4] He started recording under his own name in 1992.

In 1995 he met former member Nicque and formed XPQ-21 as a duo. They released their first single "A Gothic Novel" in 1998 and their album Destroy To Create in 1999.[5]

Nicque left in 2003 and the band since then has been Jeyênne with backing members.[6] Live members have included Annelie Bertilsson (Cat Rapes Dog, And One) who first replaced Nicque,[7] Martin Hillebrand, Moritz Zielke and Alex Gsell.[8]

Instruments[edit]

Jeyênne combines analogue synthesizers (Korg Monopoly, Roland 909, Roland 303) with digital sequencing on Apple Macintosh, typically working in Logic Pro.[3]

Related activities[edit]

Jeyênne has run EMS (Electronic Music School) in Cologne with Björn Torwellen since 2010.[9]

Name[edit]

The name "XPQ-21" was originally the title of a song, as "a combination of letters that mean a lot to me ... it was the first hit/club hit, and later we thought: 'Okay, let's make it a band name.'"[10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Destroy To Create (CD, Fourbiddentones FBT-002-CD, 1999)[11]
  • Belle Epoque (CD, Bloodline LINECD-012, October 2000)[12]
  • Chi (CD, Dying Culture CULT006-2, 22 August 2002)[13]
  • Alive (CD, Trisol TRI-261-CD, 24 March 2006)[14]
    • "Rockin' Silver Night" DAC 7 weeks, peak no. 9; no. 88 for 2006[2]
    • "Dead Body" DAC 6 weeks, peak no. 10; no. 97 for 2006[2]

Singles[edit]

  • "A Gothic Novel (Science Fiction)" (9:30) / "A Gothic Novel (Body Version)" (6:04) // "Pornography (FuckU)" (5:09) / "Pornography (Cy's Version)" (6:24) (12", Fourbiddentones FBT-001, September 1998;[15] CD, Bloodline LINECD-026, August 2000[16])
  • "Hey You (Edit)" (4:00) / "Hey You (Nicque's Version)" (7:34) / "Hey You (Belle Version)" (6:14) / "Ghost" (7:08) / "Another Playground" (6:33) / "Sequencial" (6:57) (CD, Bloodline LINECD-053, April 2001)[17]
  • "White and Alive (Club Version)" (5:43) / "White and Alive (Wollschläger Remix)" (7:41) / "White and Alive (S.P.O.C.K Remix)" (6:54) / "Israel" (9:38) / "White and Alive (Original Version)" (5:12) (CD, Dying Culture CULT004-5, 12 July 2002)[18]
    • DAC 8 weeks, peak No. 4; No. 32 for 2002[1]

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • "Monster" (5:52) on Electronic Lust V.1 (2×CD, Orkus EFA-61606-02, 1998)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jahrescharts 2002: DAC Top 200 Singles". djcharts.de. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jahrescharts 2006: Top 100 Singles". djcharts.de. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b DJ Rex. "Chinwag with XPQ-21, by Dj Rex". The Independent Voice. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Fabian (16 January 2007). "XPQ-21 (JEYENNE)". Terrorverlag (in German). Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Lindström, Patrik (1 January 2003). "Interview Jan 2003: XPQ-21". Brutal Resonance. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Froidcoeur, Stephanie (April 2006). "Rock'n'roll made by electronics". Side-Line (54). 
  7. ^ B. Van Isacker (27 January 2004). "New album and live member for XPQ-21". Side-Line. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  8. ^ B. Van Isacker (16 April 2008). "XPQ-21 celebrates 10 anniversary with free medley download". Side-Line. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  9. ^ B. Van Isacker (3 May 2010). "XPQ-21's Jeyênne launches electronic music school". Side-Line. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Terrorverlag interview. "eine Kombination mehrerer Buchstaben, die mir sehr viel bedeuten ... es war der erste Hit/Clubhit und später dachten wir uns dann: „Okay, machen wir daraus einen Bandnamen“ ..."
  11. ^ http://www.discogs.com/XPQ-21-Feat-Jey%C3%AAnne-Destroy-To-Create/release/347292
  12. ^ http://www.discogs.com/XPQ-21-Belle-Epoque/release/328597
  13. ^ http://www.discogs.com/XPQ-21-Chi/release/452844
  14. ^ http://www.discogs.com/XPQ-21-Alive/release/700722
  15. ^ http://www.discogs.com/XPQ-21-Feat-Jey%C3%AAnne-A-Gothic-Novel/release/347290
  16. ^ http://www.discogs.com/XPQ-21-A-Gothic-Novel/release/391354
  17. ^ http://www.discogs.com/XPQ-21-Hey-You/release/391344
  18. ^ http://www.discogs.com/XPQ-21-White-And-Alive/release/654541

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