Life and career
Volle was born on 26 April 1963 to the Norwegian immigrants Jarl Gregar Volle and Anna Volle (née Innstø). He began as a DJ in the 1980s, started producing remixed records and later original releases, producing Dr. Alban’s single "Hello Afrika" in 1990. With Tom Talomaa he started the Cheiron Studios on Kungsholmen in Stockholm in 1991, and the next year recruited Max Martin (Martin Sandberg) to the studio. In the following years he produced and wrote songs for several successful Swedish and foreign artists, including Ace of Base, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, N'Sync, E-Type, Dr Alban, Robyn and 5ive.
In an interview, Volle told that he took the name “Denniz” from a comic book and then added “pop” to it.