Torsten Fenslau

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Torsten Fenslau
Born (1964-04-23)23 April 1964
Kleinheubach, Germany
Died 6 November 1993(1993-11-06) (aged 29)
Messel, Germany
Genres Electronic, eurodance
Occupation(s) Composer, record producer, musician, dj
Years active 1987–1993
Labels Abfahrt Records
Associated acts Culture Beat

Torsten Fenslau (23 April 1964 — 6 November 1993) was a German disc jockey and music producer, and can be characterized as an important pioneer in the early Sound of Frankfurt.


He founded his own label, Abfahrt Records, through which he released titles as Culture Beat, Die Schwarze Zone and Heute ist ein guter Tag zu sterben.

His greatest success was founding the project Culture Beat in 1989. The 1993 song "Mr Vain" topped the charts for several weeks in many European countries.


On November 6, 1993 Torsten Fenslau was killed in an automobile accident in his Mercedes-Benz 500SL close to Messel in the vicinity of Darmstadt.

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