Scooter

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German Techno/Rave/EDM/Dubstep/Hardstyle/Electro act.

Current members:
Hans Peter Geerdes aka H.P. Baxxter, Michael Simon from Shahin & Simon, Sebastian Schilde aka Nacho (2) & 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), Philip Speiser aka Dirty Disco Youth (2014-2018), Etnik Zarari aka Etnik (2018-2019)

Scooter is a German 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, Michael Simon, and Philip Speiser. 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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Albums

SCOOTER001 Scooter - ...And The Beat Goes On! album art Scooter ...And The Beat Goes On! (Album) Club Tools, Club Tools SCOOTER001 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
VICP-5814 Scooter - Wicked! album art Scooter Wicked! (Album, Comp) Club Tools, Club Tools VICP-5814 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
INCD 3 Scooter - Our Happy Hardcore album art Scooter Our Happy Hardcore (Album, Comp) Club Tools INCD 3 South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
ACD 1489 Scooter - Age Of Love album art Scooter Age Of Love (Album) Club Tools, Club Tools ACD 1489 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
edel 0064892CLU Scooter - No Time To Chill album art Scooter No Time To Chill (Album) Club Tools, Edel, Loop Dance Constructions edel 0064892CLU Europe 1998 Sell This Version
0066334CLU Scooter - Back To The Heavyweight Jam album art Scooter Back To The Heavyweight Jam (Album, Comp) Club Tools, Edel, Loop Dance Constructions 0066334CLU Germany 1999 Sell This Version
011051-4 Scooter - Sheffield album art Scooter Sheffield (Album) Sheffield Tunes, Loop Dance Constructions 011051-4 Hungary 2000 Sell This Version
REDD-027 (0110552STU) Scooter - We Bring The Noise! album art Scooter We Bring The Noise! (Album) Sheffield Tunes, Sheffield Tunes REDD-027 (0110552STU) South Korea 2001 Sell This Version
ZYX-9542-4 Scooter - Encore - Live And Direct album art Scooter Encore - Live And Direct (Album) Sheffield Tunes ZYX-9542-4 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
LP-222 Scooter - The Stadium Techno Experience album art Scooter The Stadium Techno Experience (Album) Sheffield Tunes LP-222 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
4250117602109 Scooter - Live - Selected Songs Of The 10th Anniversary Concert At Docks, Hamburg album art Scooter Live - Selected Songs Of The 10th Anniversary Concert At Docks, Hamburg(13xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Sheffield Tunes 4250117602109 Germany 2004
3684-4 Scooter - Mind The Gap album art Scooter Mind The Gap (Album) Sheffield Tunes, Sheffield Tunes 3684-4 Romania 2004 Sell This Version
AVTCD 95864 Scooter - Who's Got The Last Laugh Now? album art Scooter Who's Got The Last Laugh Now? (Album) Sheffield Tunes AVTCD 95864 Thailand 2005 Sell This Version
170218-0 Scooter - Excess All Areas album art Scooter Excess All Areas (Album) Sheffield Tunes 170218-0 Poland 2006 Sell This Version
175 791 3 Scooter - Jumping All Over The World album art Scooter Jumping All Over The World (Album, Comp) Sheffield Tunes 175 791 3 Poland 2007 Sell This Version
none Scooter - The Ultimate Aural Orgasm album art Scooter The Ultimate Aural Orgasm (Album) Sheffield Tunes none Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
DNA0015 Scooter - Under The Radar Over The Top album art 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 art Scooter Live In Hamburg (Album) Sheffield Tunes 425011 7613198 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
4250117614775 Scooter - The Big Mash Up album art Scooter The Big Mash Up (Album) Sheffield Tunes 4250117614775 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
DNA0169 Scooter - Music For A Big Night Out album art Scooter Music For A Big Night Out (Album) Kontor Records, Sheffield Tunes DNA0169 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
none Scooter - The Fifth Chapter album art Scooter The Fifth Chapter (Album) Kontor Records, Sheffield Tunes none Germany 2014 Sell This Version
1066006STU Scooter - Ace album art Scooter Ace (Album) Sheffield Tunes, Sheffield Tunes, Kontor Records, Kontor Records 1066006STU Germany 2016 Sell This Version
579 052 7 Scooter - Scooter Forever album art Scooter Scooter Forever (Album) Sheffield Tunes, Kontor Records 579 052 7 Poland 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CLU 6007-0 Scooter - Vallée De Larmes album art Scooter Vallée De Larmes (Maxi) Club Tools CLU 6007-0 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
0060900 CLU Scooter - Move Your Ass! album art Scooter Move Your Ass! (Maxi, Single) Club Tools, Club Tools 0060900 CLU Germany 1994 Sell This Version

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DrgnLive

DrgnLive

January 29, 2020
Scooter in my vain!!! :D
I bought the all Limited Deluxe Albums.
You can call me crazy or what you want, but
if you don't like Scooter, you don't know what is music, jut say :P
igorsela

igorsela

November 25, 2019
Scooter is one of the best if not the BEST in the scene !
They've adopted and evolved each chapter and they are simply AMAZING !
POSSE KEEP THE VIBES !
knuxfighter

knuxfighter

October 4, 2019
The largest song ripper on the harder scene. . .
Iceferno

Iceferno

August 3, 2018
It's sad to witness the decline in Scooters quality. I originally found out about them through a school friend back in 2001, so was very much introduced during the second chapter, but also went back to the origins and found some hidden gems like the legendary Rhapsody In E.

The second chapter was great. A lot of high quality instrumentals and even entire albums such as Back To The Heavyweight Jam and We Bring The Noise! I believe the group perfected their sound at this point in their career.

The third chapter was a curious one, and continued some of the Trance that Rick and Axel brought forward some years earlier. But for whatever reason, I bought The Stadium Techno Experience when it was new and sort of dropped off for a while to discover more Trance. I returned to Mind The Gap in recent years and was pleasantly surprised by Trance-Atlantic and Trip To Nowhere. The only album left that I want is, seemingly appropriately titled, Who Has The Last Laugh Now? A polarizing album, with some indicating the start in their decline, but I like what I hear.

The departure of Jay and introduction of Michael brought in some decent tracks, and a lot of Jumpstyle. There aren't really any consistent albums in this era, in my opinion, but some noteworthy tracks (The Sound Above My Hair, The Question Is What Is The Question, Love Is An Ocean, Metropolis).

I realise Scooter have always been a commercial dance group, but the way the industry turned clearly affected what they put out, as any longtime fans have observed. Personally, I feel the final nail in the coffin was the departure of Rick. HP is still shouting over the singles, but it's not the same.
gabba4life

gabba4life

June 17, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
A lot can be said for Scooter but the fact is that while other artists and bands do not exist anymore they are still on the case as HP Baxxter says. Sure their last works are not even close to good and this is my opinion and you can check my reviews in general to fnd out how i review. For me the downfall started with Who's got the last lough now, they had 3 decent albums from 2007 to 2009 and then chaos. FULL commercial staff without energy, rhythm and creativity. Sure there are minor exceptions, but the whole thing is at least tasteless. What we must not forget is that music nowadays is like this. So in order to maintain a status and a continuity they had to move along with the music industry. Some people like it, some not. I definitely not, since i grew up in the 90's and i f you have listened to RMB, Westbam, Ramirez and Scooter's early staff, well.......you understand. I'm not here to judge Scooter or anybody else, besides music is all about what you like to hear. For a Scooter fun i stopped buying their albums and singles in 2009 and that only says a lot
iljin1

iljin1

January 31, 2018
Scooter is among the most terrible music ever made. It is just awful.
SethPutnam

SethPutnam

November 1, 2016
They have ripped countless songs but they've done it properly. Love them!
Aural4Play

Aural4Play

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".
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sjx0908040067

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

odinga

January 31, 2013
edited over 6 years 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 guardian.co.uk. 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.

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