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And One is a German synthpop, futurepop, and EBM band from Berlin. Their members include Steve Naghavi, Chris Ruiz (1989–1991 and 2001 to present), Joke Jay (1992–2001), Rick Schah (1994–2001), Alex Two (1990–1993), Annelie Bertilsson (2000) and Gio van Oli (2001 to present).

And One began in 1989 when Steve Naghavi and Chris Ruiz met at a Berlin club. They decided to follow in the footsteps of Depeche Mode by using two keyboards and a beatbox. Naghavi has also cited Nine Inch Nails and Kraftwerk as early influences, which reflect on their musical style. They tend to sing in both German and English, luckily lead singer Naghavi pulls both languages off well.


  • Anguish (1991)
  • Flop! (1992)
  • Spot (1993)
  • I.S.T. (1994)
  • Nordhausen (1997)
  • 9.9.99 9 Uhr (1998)
  • Virgin Superstar (2000)
  • Aggressor (2003)
  • Bodypop (2006)
  • Tanzomat (2011)
  • S.T.O.P. (2012)
  • Achtung 80 (2014)
  • Magnet (2014)
  • Propeller (2014)


  • Exhort the Disc Jockey Song: "S.T.O.P. Was an Inside Job" contains the line "If they don't play And One in your disco / We'll kill the DJ if you want."
  • Industrial: More specifically, EBM on their first four albums, then Futurepop from ''Nordhausen'' onwards.
  • Intercourse with You: "Wet Spot", as you might imagine, is one of their more sexual songs. "Technoman", "Sex Drive", and "So Klingt Liebe" also count.
  • New Sound Album: Most obviously Nordhausen, where they went from a relatively straighforward EBM group with some symphonic influences to a Synth-Pop and Trance-influenced Futurepop band- though they kept the symphonic influences.
  • Singer Name Drop: Most obviously on the track "And One", but also in the previously mentioned "S.T.O.P. Was an Inside Job" and "Technoman", as well as "One And".
  • Single Stanza Song: "And One", where the lyrics are just "and one" over and over. If it had been on a self-titled album it would have been perfect.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Naghavi usually performs in a suit and tie.
  • Stealth Parody: The Tanzomat album is one for the Synth-Pop genre.
  • Step Up to the Microphone: Joke Jay sings on the track "Fehrnsehapparat".