The legendary German group in the style of eurodance Culture Beat: the path to success and the main achievements

Do you love hits from the 90s? What about eurodance music? If so, let's remember Culture Beat, their main hits and success story!

Biography of the Culture Beat group popular in the 90s: success story, composition, main hits

culture beat - a group of Germanyplaying eurodance, later techno. During the existence of the team, its composition has changed several times. Most remembered by the public Jay Supreme (Jay Supreme) и Tanya Evans (Tanya Evans). One of the best tracks of the team is considered "Mr. Vain". The number of sales of this single in 1993 exceeded 10 million. The project was produced by a talented musician of those times Thorsten Fenslau (Torsten Fenslau).

culture beat
culture beat

How it all started

Thorsten Fenslau dreamed of a career architectbut in order to learn a profession, money was needed. So he started working as DJ in nightclubs. After 11 years of independent creativity, he wanted to create a group culture beat. He also involved his friends in the project. Peter Zweier (Peter Zweier) и Jens Zimmermann (Jens Zimmermann).

First successes

The first works were instrumental versionsthat immediately became hits in nightclubs. IN 1989 comes out"Der Erdbeermund (Cherry Lips)".

To add variety to the tracks, the team hires Jaya Supreme and Lana Earl (Lana Earl). With their participation, singles are recorded "No Deeper Meaning"and "I like you", which fall on top of the European charts. Song Success motivates release command album «Horizon" in 1991.

A little bit later Lana decides leave the project. In her place comes a British singer Tanya Evanswith which were recorded the strongest group songs.

Peak of popularity

In 1993 out album «Serenity”, which brought the team unheard of popularity. Composition "Mr. Vain» has become the hallmark of the team for many years. The track brings the musicians international success, having conquered top of the charts in 13 countries. In the native German chart, the composition held the lead for 9 weeks! The song becomes popular USA and ranks 17th in Billboard Hot 100. She also ranks 1st in Top 20 American MTV, which is generally quite difficult for foreigners to get into. By number of track sales thrice turns gold.


for sale over 2 million album copies. Next up is a prestigious award. echo, which musicians receive for significant contribution into musical culture. Torsten receives the same award as best producer of the year. It seemed that everything was just beginning, but the idyll was destroyed shocking news that the producer dies in a car accident. He was only 29 years! After the tragedy, the team calms down for a long time.

Torsten Fenslau 1990
Torsten Fenslau 1990

Culture Beat without Thorsten

Later, the producer of the group became brother deceased Thorsten, Frank. Songs created by Thorsten are being recorded: “World In Your Hands», «Anything". Then the group reminds of its existence remix album. And it quiets down again.

Frank Fenslau
Frank Fenslau

The silence is interrupted in 1995 by the release of the single "inside out". Fans will recognize the bright female vocalsbut musical style has changed significantly. There was no one to compose hits, now the music has become much softer and kinder. Tanya's appearance has also changed.

In 1996 appeared album «inside out", which also included the composition"take me away". It consisted of songs of different styles from pops To trance. This is due to the fact that they worked on it different authors. The album was recorded heavily, and it did not become particularly popular. This, of course, was reflected in the team members. Soon Tanya leaves the project, for her leaves and Jay.

Updated line-up

In 1998 the producers tried reanimate the group. In place of Tanya, they took a soloist with a bright appearance Kim Sanders (Kim Sanders). The girl had more soft and gentle voice. The audience was presented with a new album «metamorphosis". The style of the song was reminiscent of eurodance. The public rather hesitantly met the new album. Buy or not buy? It seems to be culture beatbut new soloistand unfamiliar songs. Seemingly, to convince buyers, the slogan on the album was "Pay No Mind("Pay, don't think"). As a result, gullible listeners obediently paid.

However, Kim failed save the team. After all the public expected hear something like "Mr. Vain", but such hits could compose only Thorsten. Also involuntarily there was a comparison of vocals Tanya and Kim. As a result, in native Germany the album could only take line 12 on the chart.

In 1999 the team goes to creative break. Already in 2001 team reappears on stage again updated composition. Instead of Sanders now sings Jackie Sangster (Jacky Sangster). By the way, she is still in core team commands. There are several new songs that hit the top of the charts.

Jacky Sangster 2003
Jacky Sangster 2003

In 2003 the team performs at a concert dedicated to the single "Mr. Vain". Coming into circulation next year greatest hits album groups. Further in 2008 the track "The Beat". Even later, in 2013, the team released "The Loungin Side of".

Group continues to exist to today. On the official website, you can see that speech schedule scheduled for 2022. Basically, these are various concerts at which legends of the 90s.


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