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In addition to a successful career as a visual artist, Stefan Altenburger also furthered his artistic pursuits into the realm of electro-techno as Golden Boy. The Swiss artist's musical ventures benefited from his affiliation with Miss Kittin, a charismatic and iconic vocalist who contributed to his Or album. The affiliation resulted in overnight success, getting his album released not only in Europe but also in North America thanks to Emperor Norton, the label also responsible for releasing Miss Kittin and the Hacker's debut album.
A resident of Zurich, Switzerland, Altenburger first found recognition as a visual artist, winning the 1991 Swiss Federal Prize for Design and the 1994 Swiss Federal Prize for the Arts. His gallery shows traveled the world, getting him published in a multitude of European publications. However, in addition to his visual work in design and photography, Altenburger also began producing electronic dance music in the '90s as Klettermax and Golden Boy. Source Records released his self-titled EP as Klettermax in 1998; his Golden Boy album came later, in 2002, featuring vocal contributions from Miss Kittin, who had become quite infamous at the time for her work with the Hacker and Felix da Housecat.