Rick J. Jordan: Before the rave I would always get the night going with friends by emptying a six-pack of beer. I only ever needed my beers. I’d also make a pot of espresso, add milk and sugar, and drink it down in one gulp. Later, I would eat one of those guarana chocolate bars—and I’d definitely be awake all night.
H.P. Baxxter: A good friend of mine once mentioned that the Scooter backstage area was an extension of my teenage bedroom—and he was kind of right. The only difference is that instead of going to the disco after the warm-up we’d directly enter the stage and perform. The same friend thought that the best description of my job was actually “professional party host”. Look at it this way, I have turned my hobby into a career. I get paid for celebrating.
Rick J. Jordan: There’s nothing in our rider that you wouldn’t find with other bands. Of course, in the pre Red-Bull-days we didn’t have any Red Bull. Beer, though, has always been there. One day I started liking white wine. Nowadays, I actually always fancy a cool Riesling, if possible from the Palatinate region. I became addicted to it through our previous band mate Jay Frog. I’m always surprised, we could be playing in Scandinavia or Russia and they would still manage to get a chilled bottle of Palatinate Riesling for us. At some unknown point tomato juice also became a part of the rider, but I’ve no idea why. The vodka must always be Grey Goose or Absolut, simply because of the quality and taste. The Red Bull has to be with sugar of course, because there’s no point doing things in half measures. Every now and then we’d also have Jägermeister, that was important for Axel Coon. Jay Frog on the other hand would frequently opt for a Baileys.
H.P. Baxxter: Before the show I always down a vodka and Red Bull because it gives you an energy boost. In private I don’t really overdo that—at home I usually prefer vodka and lemon or a gin and tonic. If I really have to perform though, the mixture of Red Bull and vodka leads to impressive results. After two or three glasses of that I’m always sharp on the edge, regardless of how weary I was feeling before.
Michael Simon: Zoran, H.P.’s personal assistant, knows exactly how his drinks should be served—what type of glass should be used, how many ice-cubes, and the exact ratio of alcohol to mix. As Rick said, the invention of Red Bull gave everything a boost. Only sometimes, perhaps when H.P. can’t see it any more because the tour has gone on for too long, will he drink vodka and lemon. When that does happen then it has to be Schweppes—if you’re offering him something else then you are going to hell—or at least you’ll get a glass to the head. You know, it’s the little things that annoy him. H.P. always goes nuts when something doesn’t suit him, that’s part of who he is. I asked him once why he always freaks out over every stupid, little thing and he said that it’d calm him down. Only in an environment of total chaos can he find inner peace. On the other hand, when everything is going smoothly and everyone is relaxing, that’s when he gets restless. That’s why he needs to constantly terrorize tour managers.
Holger Storm: One time, when we were in Odessa, I had to fly in an extra two pallets of Red Bull from Turkey just for H.P., at a cost of 450 deutschmarks.
H.P. Baxxter: Ecstasy was never a question for me because I have no idea what sort of chemicals they put into those pills. If I don’t have complete control over something and I can’t figure what will happen to me as a result, then I leave it well alone. I also know myself too well, I have an addictive personality. It’s a case of simple self-protection. That’s also the reason why I never started with cocaine.
Rick J. Jordan: Back then I even read a standard university textbook on the topic of drug consumption. That gave me a basis of what was OK and what wasn’t. Reading the book was the main reason why I never started taking ecstasy, speed, LSD or cocaine, which were the most widely used drugs at the time. Before Scooter I used to smoke weed with friends if someone was passing around a joint. But I’ve always maintained a healthy respect towards the harder stuff.
Jens Thele: I don’t want to end up like Ozzy Osbourne, who once snorted a line of ants because he was running low on cocaine. To this day no one believes that Scooter don’t take drugs.
Jay Frog: Maybe that’s what makes the warm-up ritual so important.
Marc Schilkowski: Other musicians load up with energy by taking uppers, Scooter substitute the kick by making their dressing room quake with sound for an hour.
Jay Frog: Before every show we’d have a proper sound system built specifically for us, whether it was for our trailer or the dressing room. In my time we always had four of those big JBL PA active loudspeakers that really punch out some sound. Real monsters.
Holger Storm: The sort of speakers and equipment that Scooter set up in their backstage area, others would use to fill a thousand capacity venue—that’s how powerful they are. Over the years everything has just gotten bigger and bigger. We started out with four or five people, then we were ten. Nowadays I have no idea how many people come along when Scooter go on tour. Countless. But one thing never changes: the technicians always have to set up the backstage sound equipment first.
Jay Frog: The warm-up ritual is kind of like a second stage for H.P., who always carries a CD case packed with his favorite classics. From time to time he would even play something by Led Zeppelin. Other times it would be really current stuff. Also, I would always have mixes featuring the latest tracks, always around an hour long so that we had something to get us going even if nobody wanted to deejay. Sometimes we would bang out loud mixes from other DJs as well.
Jens Thele: The warm-up ritual is not only about having fun. Rituals are very, very important for H.P. He is East Friesian, that is, he originates from Germany’s North Sea coast, which means he’s essentially stubborn. He wants things to always be the same, without any changes. That means he will turn the music up really loud backstage and act as the DJ. He changes tracks and plays around with the mixer—he’d light a cigarette, turn the bass up, plenty of crossfader, and soon you’ll notice his foot starting to stomp with the rhythm.
H.P. Baxxter: It’s the little rituals that make life beautiful, regardless of where you are. It’s these routine, unchangeable parts of life that you can always look forward to and rely on.
Kai Busse: The warm-up ritual always has to last for one hour exactly. If there’d been delays during the day which would lead in H.P. and the band turning up at the venue half an hour before they’re scheduled to go on stage, they’d still want to have their sixty minutes warm-up. If you kindly suggested that they have thirty minutes instead, they wouldn’t listen. At festivals, Scooter’s trailer would be shaking so violently that from the outside you could see the metal latches vibrating. People walking by the Scooter trailer would shake their heads. But there are also those who know our habits by now. They see the trailer and figure it out—Scooter’s here! One time we played at the same festival as the Turkish artist Tarkan and he was scared because the bouncer at our trailer—our security guy—looked like an absolute hooligan. The combination of our incredibly loud music and a two-meter tall giant sitting by our door seemed to frighten Tarkan so much that he considered pulling out of the festival. Those are the sorts of situations that are actually really funny.
Jay Frog: I’m sure I lost a few degrees off my hearing range hanging out in the Scooter backstage area. I mean, the music was louder than on stage! Other bands might have a ghetto blaster but with Scooter it has to be a proper club system.
Kai Busse: H.P.’s ears are a phenomenon. I often had the impression that he had hearing difficulties, but when I think about it, he’s only deaf when somebody wants something from him. He can actually hear very well, still.
Jay Frog: Only a very small number of people are allowed to come backstage. If somebody knew people in whatever city we were playing at, they were sometimes allowed to come by and quickly say hello. But we always wanted to have the hour before the performance to ourselves.
Kai Busse: For me, as the tour manager, the warm-up ritual was actually always the most relaxed part of the evening. It was the hour when I could find some peace. I could go through everything with the lead technician one more time while the band had their hour-long session of boozing and pure sound exposure.
Michael Simon: During the warm-up ritual, I am often envious of our roadies, as this enormous acoustic irradiation isn’t a requirement for them. How many times did I sit there in that infernal racket and get really bored because I couldn’t talk to anyone! I had to be there though because for H.P. the warm-up is supposed to be a “family affair”. So I’d just play Tetris or poker on my iPhone to kill the time. Everyone has their little habits or routines and that was mine.
Frank Lothar Lange: Directly before a performance H.P. would often come to me and whisper: “Hey Frank, I can’t go on stage tonight”. Then he would let out this high-pitched, staccato laugh, as if he wanted to laugh away the nervousness. No one laughs quite like H.P. ~
Style Icons: H.P Baxxter on The KLF.
Above, Drummond fires blanks from his M-16 randomly into the stunned crowd while appearing to smoke a cigar at the same time.
Hearing The KLF for the first time was a decisive turning point in my life—I remember it like it was yesterday. A local radio show in Hanover played “What Time is Love?” on a Saturday in the summer of 1990, and my fate was changed forever. It was the track’s second release, the “Live at Trancentral” version with a rap by Isaac Bello and also included crowd cheering, a siren sound, a high pitched chorus and this amazingly hypnotic synth sequence that we later secretly used on dozens of Scooter tracks. It immediately reminded me of Anne Clarke’s “Sleeper in Metropolis”. The emergence of “What Time Is Love?” in the German charts came totally unexpectedly for all of us. It was like a cannon ball blast, an explosion—certainly something I had never heard before. “Kick out the jams, motherfucker!” Heavy metal and techno and maximum pressure and EUPHORIA united in a single track. The KLF’s Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty were simply far ahead of their time. That following Monday I immediately went to the record store and bought the single and, throughout the years, every subsequent one as well.
I remember on Friday nights we would always meet up at my place in Hanover about an hour before we went out partying. Immediately we’d open our beers and turn up The KLF to earsplitting levels. The neighbors then knew: the crazy dude—that would be myself—is going to lean out the window and scream his soul out of his body for the next hour. After that, he’ll be okay. But I really thought I could fly. That was before we had any raves in our area, so we just went out to our local discotheque waiting to hear The KLF. But naturally, it was quite difficult to convince the DJs to play them because it didn’t really fit in with everything else in the German charts, which I admit were absolutely horrifying. But those were the times—DJ culture for us was just beginning, the first techno club in Hanover opened in 1991, and then came the first raves.
What always fascinated me was how The KLF created their own, megalomaniacal world with a healthy dose of irony. It was all very ambiguous, anarchic, smart, and funny. They released studio recordings that sound like they’ve been recorded in a stadium, which they also marketed as such. I mean, “Trancentral” was their studio! Scooter’s very own “Hyper Hyper” also later on included massive crowd cheering, and to this day our liner notes always include surreal claims like, “Made at Sheffield Underground Studios 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8…”, as if everything was recorded in eight different studios with superhuman amounts of gear and effort. In the past, I even wrote in “London”!
Indeed, The KLF were always something of a mystery, almost like a secret cult. Just look at the mysterious logo with a ghetto blaster in the pyramid and the all-seeing eye, which immediately reminded me of Freemasonry and secret societies. Or Cauty’s wrecked, 1968 Ford Galaxy police car that appeared in videos and on their album covers, and which they claim was used in the film Superman IV. The KLF declared that the car had spoken to them, revealing its name as “Ford Timelord”, which is also credited in the album sleeves. To me, such surreal approaches to presenting their image were key in bridging the gap between underground and commercial success. Paradoxically, The KLF always looked upon themselves as a vehicle of short-term artistic expression rather than a long-term recipe for success.
It wasn’t until years later that I actually read The Manual: How to Have a Number One the Easy Way by Drummond and Cauty. I was proud to realize that Scooter had followed most of the rules in the book without even knowing of its existence. I was especially amused by the parts about the singer having to be the greatest asshole imaginable—but that’s another story. Around 2000 we read an interview where Bill Drummond was asked who he sees as their successors. When I read the name “Scooter”, I couldn’t believe it. There had always been the suspicion amongst musicians and fans that The KLF were the true masterminds behind Scooter. When “Ramp! (The Logical Song)” made it into the UK and Australian charts, our English label was approached by a number of people demanding that they admit Drummond and Cauty were us. I couldn’t imagine more flattering praise. ~
Question (Q): Can you tell us the titles of the new single and album? When we will get to listen to the new single?
Answer (A): The album is titled The 5th Chapter, it will be released on 27th of December and the new single on 6th of December. Twenty brand-new tracks for 20 years of Scooter on 2 CDs.
Q: Will the new album be released on one audio-CD or on two CDs? Will there be a limited edition of the new album?
A: We will release the album on two CDs including twenty brand-new songs. As usual you can get as well a limited edition including the double CD, plus an additional CD with remixes of the greatest Scooter hits. Last but not least: we're going to create a special Fan Box with an exclusive fan item.
Q: There are so many mistakes in the 20 Years Of Hardcore series! Why? How it will be resolved and who will be punished?
A: So we released very special versions but, as we have the best fans in the world, they found it out immediately :) Somebody did not checked carefully the master before sending out to the label. Guess who...
Q: Did you wanted to put Suavemente (radio edit) instead of the album version on 20 Years Of Hardcore Mind The Gap, or is it a mistake?
A: No, it wasn't a mistake, it was with full intention.
Q: Will we have a chance to see the live performance of Trance-Atlantic, which was cut from the Excess All Areas DVD? Maybe as a bonus-video for the next DVD?
A: Now it's The 5th Chapter.
Q: Are you planning to release a DVD or Blu-Ray of the 20 Years Of Hardcore concert? Or an audio-CD?
A: We don't know yet.
Q: Do you plan any special surprises for Russian fans during the tour?
A: Wait and see, we're looking forward touring the first time towards Russia.
Q: Why have you never played old beautiful instrumental tracks at your concerts such as Zebras Crossing The Street, The First Time, Level One, Soul Train, Mesmerized etc?
A: It's always just a short part during the show, when H.P. is off stage, so it's always a hard decision which instrumental to play during this time. More tracks than time, it's a kind of luxury problem.
Q: Do you plan to perform tracks like Rebel Yell, I'm Your Pusher, Apache Rocks The Bottom, Lass Uns Tanzen at forthcoming concerts?
A: Let's see...
Q: Will there be any 'special' tracklists during the 20 Years Of Hardcore Tour i.e. any reworked live versions of your old tunes and so on?
A: Yes, we're already working on it.
Q: Maybe you will think about releasing a Scooter limited anniversary vinyl (like Mayday 4x Vinyl on Kontor this October)?
A: No, there will be no vinyl release.
Q: Why are there not so many remixes from famous artists on Scooter singles recently?
A: That's why we have on loads of great mixes from our hits on the limited edition of the new album.
Q: Can you tell us the history of the Scooter remix of Datura's Angeli Domini? Why it wasn't released?
A: We don't know.
Q: Ferris says that there is some unreleased material from the first chapter. Will we have a chance to listen to it sometime?
A: We don't know anything about this.
Q: We know about some unreleased tracks like Habanera (radio edit) or Stripped (club mix), also there are some tracks reworked for the live gigs. Will they be released someday in studio quality. Even as a web-release?
A: No extra releases planned. Some reworks are just fort the live shows.
Q: Will there be any track with H.P.'s natural voice on the forthcoming new album?
A: Let's wait and see...
Q: When you will make another romantic single like Break It Up, She's The Sun or No Fate?
A: You never know, but the main thing is that it needs to fit.
Q: What do you think about recording a track where the pitched-voice is made with help of a helium balloon? :)
A: Funny idea, but we believe more in technique than in helium.
Q: Acid House & Techno were the last revolution in club music? What do you think, is a new revolution possible and how it will be?
A: Now, electronic dance music, in short EDM, is really a musical genre and will stay like as a genre like Jazz or Rock music forever. This is a big achievement and we're proud to be a part of it.
Q: How do you see yourself in 2023?
A: Always Hardcore!
Q: Tell us about the former members of Celebrate The Nun. Where are they and what they are doing right now?
A: You know Britt is H.P.'s sister, for sure they still have a close relationship, and Rick you know :) With Slin Tompson there is no contact anymore.
Q: Does Jens Thele take a part in composing tracks? Either at the present time or in the past?
A: Jens is and was always part of the team. Sometimes he comes later to the production, sometimes earlier, it all depends.
Q: Can we hope for Ratty to return, or will you maybe make an alternative project with a different actual sound?
A: Do you know Baxxter, Simon & DDY or Who the Fuck is H.P. Baxxter :)?
Q: You have had concerts in all continents except South America. Are you planning to perform there sometime?
A: We hope so, but the Scooter Posse is, unfortunately, not so big in South Africa.
Q: Where did the photo session for No Time To Chill taken place? Was it a hangar or the U-bahn?
A: It was in a U-bahn and inside the old water tower.
Q: Everybody knows that you wrote the FC Hamburg HSV hymn. Are you a football fans? Which football club is your favourite?
A: We don't wrote it, it's just a hook that is played as the Hamburger SV, when they shoot a goal. By the way it's the same with Borussia MÖnchen Gladbach, they play Maria (I Like It Loud). And same in some other clubs.
Q: What's your favourite Scooter chapter?
A: All of them.
Q: How much time do you usually need to produce a new album?
A: It totally depends, in the beginning to finish the first song is the most difficult thing.
Q: What's your favourite Scooter gig ever?
A: There are so many great gigs! But definitely the gig in the stadium and the first sold out gig at the O2 Arena.
Q: Do you like to read the books?
A: H.P. reads a lot of books, especially biographies of other musicians and bands.
Q: Are you interested in making tracks with former band members?
A: Nothing is planned yet, as now the 5th chapter will start.
Q: A question for all: Do you have your own audio collection? What's in it?
A: Way too many to mention.
Q: Questions for H.P. Baxxter: We know that you like classic and antique things. What type of furniture is in your house? Antique or new in classic style?
H.P.: My house is full of English vintage furniture.
Q: What do you usually sing in the shower?
H.P.: I don't sing in the shower.
Q: What's your favourite nickname which you used in your tracks?
H.P.: The chicks Terminator :)
Do you plan to have children?
H.P.: You never know, as I'm still young ;)
Q: Questons for Rick. Do you plan to release a solo single or album?
Rick: Nothing planned.
Q: Does H.P.'s voice at the concerts sounds like this because the microphone is connected with distortion or is it in the microphone construction?
Rick: Yes, it's the microphone's own sound resulting from the dynamic capsule in conjuntion with the mic's body design. It is mostly used to pick up blues harps and it takes some amount of compression and eq-ing to make it sound like on our records.
Q: A question for Michael. How tall are you? :)
Q: Questions for Rick and Michael: Why did you start to using MacBook at concerts? Which DAW-platform have you used during live shows?
Rick & Michael: We've always been producing on Apple computers using Logic for a long time and nowadays mainly Ableton Live. In 2008 we started using the Macbook Pro as universal live-sound platform running Apple Main Stage as host on it. It gives us the chance to work in the same sound-environment as in the studio.
Q: Everyone begins composing the song in his / her own way. Someone makes beats and bassline first, someone makes up the melody, someone is inspired by different music and begins copying it. What is your way to start composing a song?
Rick & Michael: There is no specific way to start a composition. Sometimes we've got a strong hook element or some crazy words that drives us at the beginning of a production. But we also start in a track-orientated way, with beats and short sequence elements, waiting for inspiration to take place.
We still rock the nation... That's our reputation!
Interviewer (I.).: Hello, Ferris! Thanks for your agreement to answer on our questions! So, let's start! You left Scooter in 1998, if we remember correctly. What kind of life do you live almost 15 years after that? What did you do? Who did you work as?
Ferris (F.): Hello, guys! Due to my depressions my life took a difficult direction. Already in the time when I`ve still been part of the band.
It`s really tough trying to describe how this disease starts to take control over your whole personality and life.
I.: Are you married? Do you have children?
I.: As we remember, you wanted to restart your carier in music. You even gave us the album title, but then you were gone. What happened? You changed your mind about that?
F.: Many, many ideas... Since the record companies are struggling to survive it`s difficult to find a strong partner who is willing to invest. Used to work on countless tracks - but I never wanted to end up with a new release on position 185 in the charts.
So far I did not find the right company.
I.: Let's speak about Scooter a little. Can you tell, what was the real reason of your leaving from the band? We know different rumors, but truth is still unknown.
F.: To make a long story short: I felt alone. From the moment we began to be international stars our friendship and our common spirit started to fade... It felt like being homesick. It was all about behaving and to make this band to be "professional".
Lack of fun, emotions and cohesion. And also I wanted to walk into a different direction music wise... positive, happy, melodic...
I.: We asked Axel and Jay frog about Scooter's b-sides from singles. Jay told, that he wrote all b-sides only himself. Axel told, that they wrote everything together with H.P. and Rick. How was that, when you were in the band?
F.: In my time the B-sides were considered as a chance to show what kind of music & spirit we really love. After "Hyper Hyper" - just by chance - became such a huge success (of course) we tried to generate more tunes like this. With the B- sides we still had the chance to do whatever we wanted to do... I would never say that one alone has been "responsible" for any of those tunes. All I can say is that I always loved to work on those tracks.
I.: Next year Scooter celebrates 20 years. Did you get the invitation drom the band to join them during their tour? And if not, what will be your reaction, if they invite you?
F.: I never got any invitation for any event. There are a few things I`d like to discuss before I`d agree...
I.: Do you have contacts with H.P. and Rick? When did you have a conversation last time?
F.: No. I met HP (still he is my cousin and used to be as close to me like a brother) some years ago. I felt like a molester and I subtle felt that he didn`t like me being around...
I.: Can you tell us, what was your role in the band? For example, who generated ideas? Who made main melodies?
F.: I would never overestimate my "role" in the band. All I can say is that I had the pleasure to have the right idea at the right time for hook lines such as: Friends, Move Your Ass, Endless Summer, Rhapsody in E, Hyper Hyper, Cosmos, Unity Without Words... And a few more. The name of the band is based on my idea. They are still successful without me, so I say: I am lucky that I played a part in founding a band like this. And at the end of the day it`s not about money, but about giving a good time to people...
I.: Were there any unreleased tracks from Scooter in the first chapter?
F.: Of course there were. But I don`t have any legal chance to release them.
I.: Thanks for your answers, Ferris!
F.: Thanks to you! I'm always opened to you!
Hello there! I think I may have mentioned at some point that I was going to do a review of the 20 Years Of Hardcore series... So here it is!
I am going to my usual brutally honest self here. They are the same 3 albums that we all (I assume) already own in some form or another. Whether it be from iTunes, CD or cough download cough. BUT... oh yes, there's a but... They come included with rare remixes and B-Sides and they have all been digitally remastered! Now, the remixes. So far I don't believe many of them were THAT rare... I already had 95% of them I reckon and don't think it would've been TOO hard for me to obtain them. My favourite remixes from these 3 albums would have to be...
Move Your Ass (Ultra-Sonic Remix), Endless Summer (Datura Remix), Back In The UK (Tom Wilson Remix), Let Me Be Your Valentine (Shahin & Simon Remix), and Rebel Yell (Extended Mix).
I obviously love the Ultra-Sonic Remix of Move Your Ass because I am a huge fan of U-S and you may have seen me mention before. Love both the remixes of Endless Summer and Back In The UK as they both seem to have a bit of a heavier punch over the orginals. In my opinion anyway! Let Me Be Your Valentine remix just represents classic happy hardcore to me. Simple but effective and I like the break around the 3 minute mark with the ever so awesome 303 sounds in the background. Also, interesting fact! Shahin and SIMON remix... Ring a bell? T'was current Scooter member Michael Simon who helped remix this track back in 1996 before he was even close to becoming a member of Scooter! Funny how things fall into place sometimes isn't it? Scooter also remixed one of their tracks too. It was called "Do The Right Thing (Scooter Remix)". Pretty sure it'd be on YouTube so go have a gander!
Now for my conclusion... Is this worth the money?
YES. But ONLY if you have the spare cash. I wouldn't go saving up just to get these unless you were a hardcore fan or collector. Can you hear the difference between the originals and the remasters? Yes, definitely. I played the same tracks from the originals and then the remasters back to back and the clarity and the volume was quite noticeable. And that's just on my laptop/lapdesk speakers playing through iTunes. I'm sure if you listened to them through high end headphones like Bose or Sennheisers you would notice the difference even more. But the question is... how different will the later albums sound, like The Big Mash Up compared to the original? I don't imagine they'd be much different at all to be honest considering their later albums are already compressed and clipped to the shithouse!
And NO. If you already have the original albums, remixes, B-Sides and you don't care about the sound quality so much then I would not bother getting these. They don't have any physical extras like autograph cards or anything like that (at least not in the early ones) so if you don't have the cash to splash, then don't buy them.
It's really up to you guys, but I hope I've helped make your mind up whether you want to buy them or not!
Generation of the future... See ya!
Sup Scooter fans? I have some rather disappointing news...Turns out that Scooter did NOT play ANY new material in Moscow after all.Looks like the rumour may have just been published by a Russian magazine organized by a tour promoter most likely just to get more fans there. Sigh.
Also, fellow Scooter fan from Russia, Scar, got an interview with the guys before the show. Check out the full interview on his website below.
Sounds like the guys enjoyed their little games with us hey? Haha sneaky!
Til next time, remember... The only way to have a friend, is to be a friend.
Sup guys!? Man, I bet you've all been thinking to yourselves, "Jeez, when is Jay gonna give us something GOOD for once!" Well I'm SORRY OKAY!? *Weeps*
Hopefully now you can forgive me :)
Scooter will be performing in Moscow, Russia on the 23rd of March. And guess what? It has been rumoured that they will be playing a brand new single there! BAM! Cop that one.An "informant" has dropped the word "shake" as a hint to what the new single will be. I hope it doesn't have anything to do with the Harlem Shake! I'm really over that crap and I think it would be a bad decision for Scooter to try and jump on a dying bandwagon. No success to be made there boys...
You know H.P Baxxter turned 47 two days ago? Hard to
believe, I know. But anyway, good for him! And also good for us! Have you heard
of a man named Sergey? No? Let me fill you in. He is a Russian Scooter fan and
musician. As a musician he goes by the name Sound X Monster and is known for
his Scooter tribute albums. He takes H.P Baxxters shouts and lyrics from
various Scooter songs and puts them over his own music, and I have to admit,
some of the tracks sound just as good (and better in some cases) as Scooter's
own tracks! Anyway, he's just released his second album as a kind of birthday present
to H.P Baxxter! It's called "The Alternative Album: Another Edition".
Do yourself a favour and get it here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/2cg3a4
Last but not least. You can now pre-order the next 3 albums from Scooter's 20 years of hardcore series! Which, of course are, Age Of Love, No Time To Chill and Back To The Heavyweight Jam. They will be released on the 26th of April. Head on over to Amazon.de and check them out!
Well, I hope that satisfied you all! Til next time, remember... Gothic doesn't exist.
PS: You may have noticed that the 20 years of hardcore series is not in the albums section of my discography. Don't expect it to be either. I just don't think they can be considered studio albums or live albums and would just make the page a lot bigger and harder to navigate than it needs to be. Maybe I can make a dedicated page just for them? I'll think about it. But until then Google, Amazon and iTunes are your friend :)
Well the big moment has just passed a few short hours ago. Scooter's biggest concert yet! From what I've heard the show was fantastic! Here is the track list from the concert.
01. Intro02. Hello (Good To Be Back)
I think it's pretty safe to say it would have been an epic show by the looks of that track list! But don't just take my word for it! Check out this video!
If you go to this channel, you'll also find a few more Scooter videos from the concert! There are also a few other videos around but these are the best quality I've seen so far. The show was recorded, which means it will most likely be released alongside their upcoming album "The Big Mash Up" which is due sometime in August. You can expect another single to be released before then though! Until next time posse.. Bye bye.