Scooter In-depth Biography
German techno} group Scooter} was formed in 1994 by H.P. Baxxter}, Rick Jordan} and Ferris Bueller}, who together with producer Jens Thele} previously joined forces as the remix team the Loop}. During the 1980s, Baxxter} and Jordan} also scored a series of club hits as Celebrate the Nun}. Debuting with the single "Valleé de Larmes,"} Scooter} scored their breakthrough hit with the follow-up "Hyper Hyper,"} which sold over 700,000 copies in Germany alone. A series of Top Five hits followed, including "Move Your Ass!,"} "Friends"} and "Endless Summer"} (all later collected on the trio's 1995 debut LP ...And the Beat Goes On}); with 1996's Our Happy Hardcore}, Scooter} also scored their first British Top 20 hit, "Back in the U.K."} Wicked} appeared later that same year, and featured the techno}-ballad} "Break It Up"}; in the wake of 1997's Age of Love}, Bueller} exited Scooter}, and was replaced by Axel Coon} for No Time to Chill}. Back to the Heavyweight Jam} followed in 1999.
The album Sheffield} appeared in 2000 and contained the club hits "She's the Sun"} and "I'm Your Pusher"} along with a cover version of Soft Cell}'s "Sex Dwarf"}. We Bring the Noise} appeared in 2001 while 2002 saw the release of a live album, Encore}, and the singles compilation Push the Beat for This Jam}. Three Scooter} singles - "Weekend!}, "Maria"}, and "Jigga! Jigga!} - filled Euro clubs in 2003 and the full-length Stadium Techno Experience} paid tribute to one of the band's favorites - KLF} - in both title and cover art. The band's 2004 release, Mind the Gap}, was originally released in a "basic" edition, came out a few months later in a "regular" edition with some multimedia tracks added, and was reissued in 2005 in a "deluxe" edition with a bonus live disc. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide