Little premise: I ve been born and raised in italy and thus my definition of pop “techno” music is different from most of yours.
I was not in Netherlands when the happycore came with low quality stuff and destroyed all, so i was able to appreciate the party animals, Lownoise & Theo and many others.
I was not in Germany when pop-rave stuff came out, so I was not able to hate happy rave act like Dune (which i love), Scooter… damn I also bough end enjoyed a Blumchen CD!
I was in Italy, where the standars was so called “underground music”, basically slow chicago house with sample from 70s track. I hated it then and I hate it now and at time anything that provided a good basedrum and was uplifting was a great new for me.
So when I was able to have my first parties in Germany (Love Parade 97) my friends (hi Ralf, Hi Olaf) were not believing that I really liked Scooter. Actually I loved them.
Was I wrong? Let’s find out.
Hopefully we will all learn something.
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The Rick! The Ferris and The HP!!! A little bit of history:
Hp Baxxter (the blond guy who scream) and Rick Jordan formed a synthpop band in 89 and then started a remix project called the loop (kinda famous by itself).
Their HUGE success is not a casuality
Rick Jordan is a great producer, musician and sound designer – it was the quintessential “trance dj” of early 90s. now he is in another band i am very curious to listen to his stuff
F Bueller has also the hands in other huge project like Sunbeam
Essential Scooter’ Gems (B sides)
Scooter – Vallée De Larmes (1993)
Let me copypasta a comment on discogs: “ Forget the weak and limp Vallée De Larmes and head straight to Cosmos. Pure trance bliss in the typical ’94 German style (Sunbeam, Jeyênne, Luxor etc).”
the Valle De Larmes is a ok cover of a so so track but Cosmos on B-side is really good. Really good and it’s basically their first original track. and it was 1993.
Scooter – Move Your Ass! (1994)
The title track is super famous and I must say i loved it back then, but again is the side B that really shine:
in this version (thank you Mr tube!) we can see how good is Rick Jordan playing live Back in Time,
Scooter – Rhapsody In E (1994)
Again this is a side B, this time of the mega hit, Hypa hypa, and in my opinion is one of the best trance track of the 90s and by definition, ever.
Yahel, one of the few trance producers still worth listening to, did a great remix of Rhapsody in E. It’s an incredible track by itself.