If Maurice Starr is the king of ’80s boybands (New Edition, New Kids on the Block), then Swedish producer/songwriter Dag “Denniz Pop” Volle deserves his share of credit for the pop music mania the late ’90s, churning our the earliest hits for Backstreet Boys and N*SYNC in his Stockholm headquarters Cheiron Studios. Dagge started as a part of the Swedish DJ crew and studio Swemix in the late-’80s before hitting the Europop scene hard in 1990 with Swedish reggae singer Dr. Alban (“Hello Afrika”), and founding Cheiron in 1992. He solidified his reputation as an international hitmaker with Ace of Base, producing the #1 song of 1994, “The Sign,” along with two top 10 hits for Robyn.

Jive set him up with then-unknown boybands Backstreet Boys and N’Sync, and Pop (along with his protege Max Martin) knocked it out the park with signature singles like “I Want You Back” and “Everybody.” The studio was experiencing unparalleled success just as Denniz Pop battled stomach cancer, passing away in in August 1998 at the age of 35. Cherion eventually closed in 2001, but Denniz Pop’s influence on modern pop music can still be felt 12 years after his death. His partner Max Martin went on to craft breakthrough singles for Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Katy Perry. Even Lady Gaga’s producer RedOne can trace his roots back to Pop, starting as a Cheiron assistant in the early ’00s. Check out The Denniz Pop Collection for 30 of my favorite Dagge-produced gems…

1. DJ Denniz Pop “Aquarium Radio Intro” (1994)
2. Ace Of Base “All That She Wants” (1993)
3. Dr. Alban f/ Leila K. “Hello Afrika” (1990)
4. 3T “Gotta Be You” (1995)
5. Backstreet Boys “I Wanna Be With You” (1996)
6. Robyn “Do You Know (What It Takes)” (1995)
7. Jessica Folker “Private Eye” (1998)
8. The Mobile Homes “Something Better (Denniz Pop Remix)” (1990)
9. Ace Of Base “Beautiful Life” (1995)
10. E-type “This Is The Way” (1994)
11. Leila K. “Open Sesame” (1992)
12. Papa Dee “The First Cut Is The Deepest” (1995)
13. ‘N Sync “I Want You Back” (1996)
14. Herbie “Change” (1995)
15. Backstreet Boys “We’ve Got It Goin’ On” (1995)
16. Robyn “Show Me Love” (1995)
17. Kayo “Another Mother” (1990)
18. Dr. Alban “It’s My Life” (1992)
19. E-type “Set The World On Fire” (1994)
20. Herbie “I Believe” (1995)
21. 5ive “Straight Up Funk” (1998)
22. Backstreet Boys “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” (1997)
23. E-Type “Free Like A Flying Demon” (1996)
24. Rednex “Wish You Where Here” (1995)
25. 3T f/ Michael Jackson “I Need You” (1995)
26. Backstreet Boys “10,000 Promises” (1997)
27. Jessica Folker “Tell Me What You Like” (1998)
28. Ace Of Base “The Sign” (1994)
29. Dr. Alban “No Coke” (1990)
30. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean (Denniz Pop Remix)” (1989)
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  2. Hats of to you, sir! For yet shining some more light on how incestously intertwined the music-production scene is and has been, from Phil Spector to Dieter Bohlen. And wasn’t there this 90’s singer who claimed she was the studio voice behind at least a dozen of hit singles from officially different acts? No wonder it all sounds the same.

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