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 "Y-ass" K..
Contents 1 Music career 1.1 Jasper Forks (2010-present) 2 Personal life 3 Discography 3.1 Studio albums 3.2 Singles as Alex C. 3.3 Singles as Alex Swings Oscar Sings! 4 References 5 External links Music career
Christensen started in 1991 as a music producer and DJ, and had his first success in 1992 with U96 with 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.
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.
One of Christensen's produced songs, ATC's "Around the World (La La La La La)", was later sampled in Beat Ink's "Around the World" in 2008 and used in Chris Webby's "La La La" in 2009.
In 2007, Christensen released the song "Du hast den schönsten Arsch der Welt" 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.
Jasper Forks (2010-present)
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. One more single, "J'aime Le Diable", saw the light in mid-autumn of 2013.
Alex Christensen is married to Nicole Safft. They have a son, born 2003.
Discography Studio albums Title Details Peak chart positions GER AUT Euphorie (feat Y-ass) Release date: 8 February 2008 Label: Polydor Formats: CD 20 19 Classical 90s Dance (Alex Christensen & The Berlin Orchestra) Release date: 6 October 2017 Label: Starwatch Entertainment (Warner) Formats: CD, MP3 10 30 "—" denotes releases that did not chart