Christian Kleine grew up in a town surrounded by the Alps and grew up taping radio programs that played alternative rock. Eventually, in the early '90s, he made a shift over to house and techno after teaching himself how to play guitar, bass, and drums. A few years later, he moved to Berlin, fell in with the electronic music scene, and he began working on his own productions. He made his debut for City Centre Offices in 2001, with Beyond Repair, a full-length that combined hip-hop-influenced beats with various textures that occasionally included guitar. A year later, Kleine popped up on the Morr Music label with Valis. Kleine has also teamed up with City Centre Offices honcho Thaddi Herrmann as Herrmann & Kleine.
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