Denniz Pop

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Denniz PoP
Birth name Dag Krister Volle
Also known as Denniz PoP, Dagge
Born (1963-04-26)26 April 1963
Origin Sweden
Died 30 August 1998(1998-08-30) (aged 35)
Genres Pop
Teen pop
Occupation(s) DJ
Music producer

Dag Krister “Dagge” Volle (26 April 1963 – 30 August 1998), better known under the artistic name Denniz Pop (stylized Denniz PoP), was a Swedish DJ, music producer and songwriter.

Life and career[edit]

Volle was born on 26 April 1963 to the Norwegian immigrants Jarl Gregar Volle and Anna Volle (née Innstø).[1][2] He began as a DJ in the 1980s, started producing remixed records and later original releases, producing Dr. Alban’s single "Hello Afrika" in 1990. With Tom Talomaa he started the Cheiron Studios on Kungsholmen in Stockholm in 1991, and the next year recruited Max Martin (Martin Sandberg) to the studio. In the following years he produced and wrote songs for several successful Swedish and foreign artists, including Ace of Base, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, N'Sync, E-Type, Rick Astley,[citation needed] Robyn and 5ive.

In an interview, Volle told that he took the name “Denniz” from a comic book and then added “pop” to it.[1]


In August 1998, Dag died of stomach cancer at the age of only 35.[3] The video to The Backstreet Boys' "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" was dedicated to him. E-Type's album Last Man Standing commemorates Dag with a dirge, the final track PoP Preludium. Britney Spears dedicated her award for Best Song at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards to him.


The Denniz Pop Awards were created in 2013 by former members of Cheiron Studios to help distinguish Scandinavian songwriters, producers and artists.[4] Notable winners include Swedish House Mafia and Avicii.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Cheiron - En popsaga Del 1 av 5". YouTube. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jarl Gregar Volle". Genealogy. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Moser, Whet (24 March 2014). "Swedish Pop Mafia: How a culturally conservative effort in the 1940s backfired to create the greatest engine of pop music in the world". Pacific Standard. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Denniz Pop Awards - About
  5. ^ "This year's Laureates in Denniz Pop Awards" (in Swedish). Expressen. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

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