German Techno/Hardcore/Trance/Electro/House act.

Current members:
Hans Peter Geerdes aka H.P. Baxxter, Michael Simon, Philip Speiser aka Dirty Disco Youth & Jens Thele as Manager
Former members:
Sören Bühler aka Ferris Bueller (2) (1993-1998); Axel Broszeit aka Axel Coon (1998-2002); Jürgen Frosch aka Jay Frog (2002-2006); Hendrik Stedler aka Rick J. Jordan (1993-2013)

Scooter is a German hard dance band founded in Hamburg, who have sold over 30 million records and earned 80 gold and platinum awards. Scooter are considered the most successful single-record German act with 23 top ten hits. The band is currently composed of members H.P. Baxxter, Rick J. Jordan and Michael Simon. Although most of the band's early recordings are in the styles of happy hardcore or hard trance, Scooter have experimented with other dance genres such as hardstyle and jumpstyle, and occasionally hip hop, hard rock and house.

Scooter's trademark sound features spoken or shouted vocals, pitch-shifted chorus vocals and live performance elements such as crowd samples. Among their more well-known hits are "Hyper Hyper", "Move Your Ass!", "Fire", "How Much Is The Fish?", "Posse (I Need You On The Floor)", "Ramp! (The Logical Song)", "Nessaja", "Weekend!", "Maria (I Like It Loud)", "One (Always Hardcore)", and "Jumping All Over the World".
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Scooter Discography


SCOOTER001 Scooter ...And The Beat Goes On! (Album) Club Tools, Club Tools SCOOTER001 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
VICP-5814 Scooter Wicked! (Album, Comp) Club Tools, Club Tools VICP-5814 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
INCD 3 Scooter Our Happy Hardcore (Album, Comp) Club Tools INCD 3 South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
ACD 1489 Scooter Age Of Love (Album) Club Tools, Club Tools ACD 1489 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
edel 0064892CLU Scooter No Time To Chill (Album) Loop Dance Constructions, Club Tools, Edel edel 0064892CLU Europe 1998 Sell This Version
0066334CLU Scooter Back To The Heavyweight Jam (Album, Comp) Club Tools, Edel, Loop Dance Constructions 0066334CLU Germany 1999 Sell This Version
REDD-016 Scooter Sheffield (Album) Rock Records (Korea) Co. Ltd. REDD-016 South Korea 2000 Sell This Version
REDD-027 (0110552STU) Scooter We Bring The Noise! (Album) Sheffield Tunes, Sheffield Tunes REDD-027 (0110552STU) South Korea 2001 Sell This Version
013694-4 Scooter Encore - Live And Direct (Album) Sheffield Tunes 013694-4 Hungary 2002 Sell This Version
REC 014710-4, none Scooter The Stadium Techno Experience (Album) Sheffield Tunes REC 014710-4, none Hungary 2003 Sell This Version
4250117602109 Scooter Live - Selected Songs Of The 10th Anniversary Concert At Docks, Hamburg(13xFile, Album, 320) Sheffield Tunes 4250117602109 Germany 2004
CD 0158392STU Scooter Mind The Gap (Album) Sheffield Tunes CD 0158392STU Germany 2004 Sell This Version
none Scooter Who's Got The Last Laugh Now? (Album) Sheffield Tunes none Ukraine 2005 Sell This Version
170218-0 Scooter Excess All Areas (Album) Sheffield Tunes 170218-0 Poland 2006 Sell This Version
5051442-6046-2-7 Scooter Jumping All Over The World (Album, Comp) Sheffield Tunes 5051442-6046-2-7 Denmark 2007 Sell This Version
none Scooter The Ultimate Aural Orgasm (Album) Sheffield Tunes none Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
DNA0015 Scooter Under The Radar Over The Top (Album, Comp, Maxi) Sheffield Tunes DNA0015 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
425011 7613198 Scooter Live In Hamburg (Album) Sheffield Tunes 425011 7613198 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
4250117614775 Scooter The Big Mash Up (Album) Sheffield Tunes 4250117614775 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
DNA0169, none Scooter Music For A Big Night Out (Album) Kontor Records, Sheffield Tunes DNA0169, none Australia 2012 Sell This Version
none Scooter The Fifth Chapter (Album) Kontor Records, Sheffield Tunes none Germany 2014 Sell This Version
1066006STU Scooter Ace (Album) Sheffield Tunes 1066006STU Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CLU 6007-0 Scooter Vallée De Larmes (Maxi) Club Tools CLU 6007-0 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
0060405 CLU, 0060405CLU Scooter Hyper, Hyper (Maxi, Single) Club Tools 0060405 CLU, 0060405CLU Germany 1994 Sell This Version
190957.2 Scooter Friends (Maxi, Single) Club Tools, Club Tools, Club Tools, Club Tools 190957.2 France 1995 Sell This Version

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August 21, 2014
Scooter essentially ripped off a band called Ultra-sonic from Scotland. Apparently one of the members of Scooter worked at the label which licensed Ultra-sonic's breakthrough European hit "Annihilating Rhythm". If you listen to Ultra-sonic, who had been using the "live" sound in their tracks since their inception you can hear where Scooter got this idea from. Even the title of their first release, "Hyper Hyper" blatantly rips off a lyric used by Mallorca Lee in "Annihilating Rhythm".


March 19, 2013
Happiness, Passion, Motivation and Freedom, that's Scooter really show!


January 31, 2013
edited about 1 year ago
For me, these guys are gods of the EDM scene. Every single album they have released is top-notch, with absolutely no exception. Whatever style they have chosen – pure hardcore, happy hardcore, trance, hard trance, techno, jumpstyle, hardstyle, dubstep, or house – they have always been able to make terrific stuff, which is hard to forget or ignore.

Quit the nonsense, folks. If Scooter’s music doesn’t satisfy your tastes, it is not necessarily “cheesy,” “crappy,” or “badly produced.” To begin with, I see nothing wrong with the way their music is crafted. I also have no problem with a commercially driven sound. Commercially successful artists often bring us the most memorable tunes, and artists who never experiment with new styles probably lack something. Jumpstyle, dubstep, and electro are no more crappy and no less “ravey” than techno or hardcore – if you think otherwise, it’s your problem, not Scooter’s. As for the lyrics, the worst offenders of the English language seem to come from the Anglo-Saxon world – check out the “What’s the worst song lyric ever?” page on Finally, I don’t think Scooter’s “stadium techno” is any more defiling to the 303 than gabber, which often sounds to me like an attack of giant man-eating spiders on a quiet and unsuspecting American town. In short, there is nothing about Scooter that disgraces the club’n’dance movement.

Even if HP & the crew have some weak points – no one is perfect – their strong points outweigh. They have made the harder styles of dance music accessible and appealing to the uninitiated. They are responsible for some of the strongest tunes in the history of the dance genre. And they are incredible fun makers. When you need to shake off the garbage of everyday life, few things can be better than hearing something like this out of your player: “Three men in a boat with four cigarettes / And no matches / How do they manage to smoke?”

Forget about the good ol’ Scooter. We can’t be stuck in their happy hardcore forever. All things are in a flux. We change, and so do artists. I happen to like the way Scooter’s style has changed, and I enjoy their most recent albums even more than I do their previous ones. These guys are living proof that groovy, tasty, and captivating dance music has not gone with the ’90s. Give Scooter a second, a third, a fourth listen, and I hope you will see that their new sound is as good as their old one, that they are still the greatest, and that the rave goes on.


November 5, 2012
I think, Scooter is an excellent band, some call them the most succesful band of Germany... I really liked them, especially the first and second chapter... in the so called 3rd chapter, where Jay Frog was in the band, well... for me then they started to superannuate from the music business... but there were 2 albums (from 2003 and 2005) which ones are a "not bad" category for me, but not the favourites, like earlier... ok, i bought them, because i was a fan... and inbetween there was an album from 2004, on which i liked only 2 or 3 tracks, so it wasn't worth for me buying it... and then many things happened... Jay left the band, Michael came, the music business has changed a lot, trance and dance vanished, jumpstyle came in, and then electro, and now dubstep... and i understand them! They had to follow the trend if they want to keep themselves alive in the music business, but i think they aren't any special like before; they were famous for copying okay, but not for following other trends; they MADE new trends! It's sad, earlier they were my favourite group/artists and now i can't stand their music (like david doesn't eat for example... 4 AM is better, but still not what they really got, and the woman's voice is quite mediocre...) However, their newest track at the time, Army Of Hardcore, is quite listenable and enjoyable, but still not what i play for hours on repeat! Oh and something else, but that goes for the whole music business... How do labels expect getting money if they only publish mp3's and wav's on itunes?! -.- Okay, there are lots of pirates... But for example Scooter... the fans buy the newest maxies and albums without listening, and the limited editions, because that's a must for their collection... I don't know how they expect the people buying for tracks on itunes (which are only the tracks which you can't touch in an way...), people can easily get it for free from elsewhere... we are living in 2012! And if there's nothing touchable, for ex. CD-case, people won't buy it... Maybe the very-very rich, who don't want to f*ck around with searching the web, just go to itunes... That's a very bad step of labels and the whole music biz, i think!


May 9, 2011
Now this is odd, everyone is always going on about how good their happy hardcore-stuff was, whereas the productions done between 1998 and 2006 are just so much better in my opnion. Even now, if you would hear back a tune like 'Ramp!', or 'Nessaja', it would sound fresh and very well-produced. These tracks combine dark percussion, fx, and heavy offbeat basslines, very much like the style of Hennes & Cold, with over the top, but fun to listen to, melodies and vocal hooklines. This combination has set the standard for modern handz up trance, of which about 90% is still inferior to these old Scooter-tracks from the early 2000's. And over time, the producers of these tunes (Axel Coon, and afterwards Jay Frog) have proven to be succesful in their own right, also with more serious hard trance and trance productions, as well as house and electro.


November 12, 2010
While you can't exactly call them either original or serious artists, Scooter manage to pump out album after album of high quality club techno. This is party music, and it's all made for the sake of fun. They filter the entire music world through an electronic club filter and therefore not only make it more fun to listen to on a party, but also more fun to dance to. Scooter is all about having fun and losing control, and that's what it's all about. Posse, we need you on the floor!


October 29, 2010
Its simply a bit of CANNOT take it serious! I love i love Nickelback & Ferry Corsten's music too...this is a bit of light hearted fun.


June 26, 2010
I think Scooter gets too much abuse on their productions and continious popularity from the die hard electronic music community.
It is obvious that HP & the crew simply enjoys what they are doing and living life to the max, something that most people can't do. We all know and respect the classic Scooter tracks from '94 and that later they went to cash in as much as possible while releasing some gems every now and then ("Back To The Heavyweigh Jam" or the Ratty project to no name a few). No one in their right mind will call Scooter's later tracks quality and original, but that is not the goal here.
HP & Rick know and respect good music when they hear it - we can hear influences of new-wave, acid, techno, punk etc on most of Scooter's releases. And who cares if they are sampling and stealing from other artists. By doing it they actually make money and popularity for the original artists also. And that makes Scooter original!
I think we should enjoy them as long as they are around, not music-wise, but as strong pop icons of our generation. I'd draw the line with David Hasselhoff when it comes to Scooter, they both have left a tremendous FUNNY and entertaining mark in our memories and I'm glad I was here to witness it. I'm pretty sure they know it is crap what they are doing now, but it is funny as hell. How many artist can you name that get's paid with ridicilous lyrics like "The Painted Cow", "Like Hypa Said, We Just Want Some Fun", "Respect To The Man In The Icecream Van", "Jigga Jigga", "Yeaaaaaah" ?


October 6, 2009
Well, where do I begin? Not only are they possibly the most unoriginal dance act I have ever known, they even have the cheek to rip well known, respected, hardstyle and hard trance tracks. How this can be allowed I do not know, as essentially they are commercialising an "underground" dance genre. Now I don't know why hardstyle producers have not done anything about this, maybe they don't know, or maybe they know that a relatively uncommercial producer going against a big name (although thoroughly shit) would likely end in them losing. I think what they do is a disgrace to music worldwide and I certainly would never buy anything that gave them royalties. Good day to you!


May 25, 2009
I am sorry I just don't like them at all. Not music that commercial. I was given a record that is pretty old by Scooter called Shake Your Ass, or somthing like that. It was soooooooo bad filled with stupid pointless lyrics by someone that can't sing, just shouts. In every record that I have heard from them it is just a bloke souting with a thumping beat any a very commercial rhythem. #every song is the same, not much thought behind it.

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