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wonderful people and stories that make the game so special. for all true fans. pick up more than football online. state by state. the most colorful. clearest. the most traditional. find it all at any time. check in with a web special. take a tour of germany state by state on d w dot com. welcome to a special edition of pop exports today show is all about german techno superstars
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scooter. will be watching them while the crowds meeting up with frontman h.p. baxter and finding out the secret of their phenomenal success. screws are among the most popular dance music acts in the world how did frontman h.b. backstab and his musicians make it to the top we'll take a closer look at their incredible success story. their concerts are wild techno parties everyone can chant along with their simple vocals here scooter gets the fins on the floor for over two decades now the german trio has been turning out hits for international dance floors. but. it's pretty incredible sometimes
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a comma leave it i can't get my head around how long it's been. i like to focus on the here or now look to the immediate future. i don't intend to do it on the past yet he saw lee say thank you i. ever since they started out in one thousand nine hundred three scooter have polarized audiences to some frontman h.p. baxter and the guys are the best thing that ever happened to electronic dance music to others their everything that's wrong with it. scooters responses to make videos that mock themselves the single can't stop the hard core samples a classic greeks or talkie tune and give it the classic scooter treatment.
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scooter have an especially ecstatic fan base in northern european countries like finland. the koreans it feels exactly like it did in the nine hundred ninety s. but this is a scooter loga that we've been talking to every concepts us nine hundred ninety nine. scooter have sold over thirty million records worldwide so they're well aware who they have to thank for their success i think all the silly stories always out of the fans who stayed with us for years but more have just kept coming to us and they keep coming right to this day for because it's by i this is how scooter sounded back in one nine hundred ninety four the band from hanover scored a major hit with their second single hyper hyper. and
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since then scooter have been buzzing up and down. their formula works just as well as ever fast beat catchy melodies and rousing battle cries. scooter have since released over fifty singles and established a constant presence on the european charts even so critics still like to make fun of their simple lyrics. the message. you have to look at lyrics in the context of the music and how they work together. they might not contain any meaningful message but they make people feel euphoric. point of them. even today no matter which part of russia. people come up to me beaming and greet me with the euphoric.
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the phrase may be devoid of meaning but it's room famous and they hit all across europe. scooter are one of the most hard driving bands of the international dance scene every year they play countless live shows from moscow to slow and they have absolutely no intention of taking a time out. there's no point in always keeping something alive that's going retro we've got a huge repertoire of classics. trucks typical scooter techno trucks that we have to play now and then. but at least we try to reinvent ourselves and transform everything so it goes with the new time it's full new and you know it's high pos.
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like so they waste no time with thoughts of quitting even after more than two decades scooter means raving nonstop live. twenty seven teams all the techno giants released in one thousand studio album. immediately stormed into the top ten of the german charts the video for the single hit my gabba featuring. was filmed on location in tokyo. was . oh oh.
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oh oh oh oh. oh. oh oh. oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh. oh oh oh fuck i was with was oh really was oh it's. ok. oh.
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talk. with. me. like. when. you. pay to get a stage name is h.b. baxter but he doesn't mind if fans call him scooter when i spot him on the street after all he's the face of the band pop exports special meets the man behind the
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stage persona. and. i feel sad blond black clad extrovert in public h.b. backs to piss mises the macho posse animal. doesn't fight it get is that his real name is a man of refined tastes his especially fond of. this nine hundred seventy three jaguar is among the tools of his collection. he's also a fan of english antiques but if those. i love the look of old english movies or a good wallace films furniture that's one hundred years old i'm only even be fashionable in two hundred years time because it was never fashionable in the first place doesn't bother me more. genuine i love the comfortable feel of it.
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sitting in a leather chair in front of a roaring fire. that's just my thing he does this who does the song. but he's an anglophile when it comes to music too hence the early school back in the u.k. to be good. there's always been a clear separation between her space like it is and this alter ego h.p. paxton and. i want to go so far as to say that once paired together this is more boring but he's definitely quieter more of a homebody and possibly even a bit more conservative than you'd expect. but that's fine like i think you need to draw a line somewhere where you go crazy. by the way. it was born in one nine hundred sixty four in a small town in northern germany and studied law in hanover before switching to music full time now in his fifty's has learned to appreciate
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a moment of quiet and refined no wonder given his roots. and smells really good. born and raised in east freesia teas an integral part of the local culture and speciality there is a blend of us. and a bit of darjeeling. it's a very strong almost black and you drink it with rock sugar and cream on. the top. of. a man of contradictions at home hanspeter is reserved and day we say is even a bit old fashioned. on the stage he transforms into h.p. baxter and natural performer. beating his dog which is what it should but it's important to hold on to your sense of fun and stay in touch with desired geist water you need to keep drawing
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inspiration but. losing sight of who you are. it's all i'm not going to reinvent myself as a german language singer songwriter with a guitar any day soon that'll never happen but scooter tries to be as versatile as possible. on space i get is knows what audiences want and how to give it to them the fact he's never taken himself too seriously is also obvious in this video which screws are produced in collaboration with a comedy group. it's . scooter and i'm to work with other musicians regularly in twenty fourteen yo ass rapper wiz khalifa featured on the big room blitz although he doesn't appear in the
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video for the track it's well worth checking out.
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the slate. thank you time now for some more exciting stories about. extras.
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back in the nineteen eighties h.p. baxter was making a very different sound in one thousand nine hundred seven along with rick jordan he founded since pop band celebrate the one. expects his sister see him was also a member of the group. the second single will you be that made it to number five in the club charts and leads us into. the band broke up in the one nine hundred ninety two here latest on the scene. kids his friends and doesn't only use his image to promote his music in twenty says scene he appeared in a russian t.v. ad played an electronics chain but when you talk. anything more powerful he.
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takes the votes food and i was given the lines in the script in advance to practice with an assistant she read it out loud and i repeat it for you but who knows what i really ended up saying i wouldn't really know. the musicians foray into advertising didn't end with asking tina's in twenty fifteen he appeared in an ad for a german supermarket chain flamboyant as a zero month truce the first. i know when i'm friends. with kid cake. this is a that visibly caused an international incident in august twenty seventeen by taking part in a music festival in balaklava in crimea the black sea peninsula has been occupied
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by russia since twenty fourteen by international law it still counts as part of ukraine. anyone entering crimea from russian territory as did h.p. baxter and his band mates is breaking ukrainian law now ukraine has opened legal proceedings against them they could face up to eight years in prison. she says they weren't aware they were breaking any laws they just wanted to visit their fans. everything from the vibrant world of pop music on facebook and. stories stars and the latest from the music scene. join us in the universe of pop on facebook send us a message we love hearing from. a massive coup in two thousand and seven when i knocked madonna off the top of the
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british album charts with their album jumping all over the world. here's the title track.
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let's take a closer look now at scooters incredible success the group of landed more than twenty top ten singles in germany alone and stormed the charts in several of the countries to watch their secret. lives cases for. international hits was rebel yell if you can answer about the brave generation.
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in fact it's a cover of a hit from the eighty's by binny idol exclusive a quick to realize the potential of taking hits everyone and giving them to take their treatment. fifty years i've no doubt by the main thing is knowing how to repackage it. you have to pick up on certain elements that lend themselves to reworking you know i i think that's the. core you can't just steal a tune and assume it will be a hit so it's like it's never that easy. so i focus on the. skids have sampled all sorts of tracks ever begin sometimes probably dead even though all the original bass and. like this if it chimes song from nine hundred seventy nine you.
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know the trademark is h.p. fax is so cool shouts. to function is nothing will no less than fun. but sometimes i think it's funny when people start philosophizing quite seriously about the lyrics and say what kind of bull is this. for example with the single oyo you swallow everywhere i go all the ladies want to touch me of course it's a mix of wishful thinking and i'm making fun of myself or. sharing the responsibility for today's sound is. a young d.j. and producer from austria he joined the crew in twenty fourteen.
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sometimes they've got funny words for thing that there are lots of things which can't really be described in one word especially in producing music but the guys have come up with words that they use just as naturally as if they were in the dictionary words to denote a particular sound or something like that since all those overtighten and. for example. it may not be in the dictionary but it's a ski to classic and just too good not to recycle say germany's tech never trends that are. even if ski to keep on taking flak for their sound they don't feel too terribly paul that by the critics. someone's buying our music even if no one of them. we sell a lot of records by doing so when we hear people saying oh yes who listens to them we know there must be more people out there who enjoys the on line that almost as
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many argue. has stayed true to their basic sound for over twenty years now maybe they know better than to tamper with success i. scooter's first global hit for nine hundred ninety four mixed techno beats with the band's trademark spoken lyrics style to this day fans yell hyper hyper to greet the band on stage enjoy this classic track until next time on pop export. thank you thank you. oh oh and. thank you my own
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