Mind the gap

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Mind the gap
Scooter studio album


November 8, 2004

Label (s) Sheffield Tunes

Genre (s)


running time

42 min 32 s (Basic Edition)
51 min 29 s (Regular Edition / Deluxe Edition, CD1)
49 min 56 s (Deluxe Edition, CD2)


HP Baxxter , Rick J. Jordan , Jay Frog , Jens Thele

The Stadium Techno Experience
Mind the gap Who's Got the Last Laugh Now?

Mind the Gap is the tenth studio album by the German Eurodance band Scooter . It was released in three versions on November 8, 2004. The Basic Edition includes all eleven new studio tracks, but no booklet . The regular edition also contains the title Jigga Jigga! and Trip To Nowhere and was published with a booklet. The deluxe edition appeared with cardboard cover, a double-sided poster and a second CD containing the titles of the previously exclusive to the Internet to download appeared live album 10th Anniversary Concert contains. The title alludes to an automatic warning announcement on the underground stations of London. Mind the gap means: pay attention to the gap (between the train and the platform).

The album was recorded in Loop DC Studios 1 and 2 in Hamburg-Bramfeld . It was produced and mixed by Jay Frog and Rick J. Jordan and HP Baxxter, the texts for the MC parts come from HP Baxxter, who calls himself MCMC no digeddy H. in the imprint .

The cover designed by Marc Schilkowski shows a photo by Mathias Bothor. It shows a platform of a German subway. On the tunnel wall on the other side of the tracks is written Mind the Gap in yellow block letters, partly overlaid by a loudspeaker pictogram . The lettering corresponds to a wide yellow stripe on the platform edge, which is lost in the darkness of the tunnel.

The photos on the multimedia part are from Bothor and Jan Schwede, the video from Marc Schoelermann, Melanie Mohr and Michael Menke.

Track list

Basic Edition

  1. Killer Bees (1:30)
  2. One (Always Hardcore) (3:46)
  3. Shake That! (3:19)
  4. My Eyes Are Dry (2:54)
  5. All I Wanna Do (4:21)
  6. Panties Wanted (4:33)
  7. Trance-Atlantic (7:53)
  8. Stripped (3:29)
  9. Suavemente (3:38)
  10. The Chaser (4:10)
  11. The Avenger's Back (2:59)

Regular-Edition / Deluxe-Edition CD1

  1. Killer Bees (1:30)
  2. One (Always Hardcore) (3:46)
  3. Shake That! (3:19)
  4. My Eyes Are Dry (2:54)
  5. All I Wanna Do (4:21)
  6. Jigga Jigga! (3:55)
  7. Panties Wanted (4:33)
  8. Trance-Atlantic (7:53)
  9. Stripped (3:29)
  10. Suavemente (3:38)
  11. The Chaser (4:10)
  12. The Avenger's Back (2:59)
  13. Trip To Nowhere (5:02)

Deluxe Edition CD2 (We Like It Loud Tour)

  1. Intro (1:10)
  2. Maria (I Like It Loud) (4:02)
  3. Weekend! (3:39)
  4. Friends (4:42)
  5. Waiting for Spring (2:58)
  6. Let me be your Valentine (5:10)
  7. Faster Harder Scooter (3:46)
  8. Break it Up (3:49)
  9. Frequent Traveler (2:34)
  10. How Much Is the Fish? (3:49)
  11. NESSAJA Live singing version (4:05)
  12. Jigga Jigga! (3:57)
  13. Hyper Hyper (6:15)


Laut.de speaks in his review of Mind the Gap of "tried and tested recipes" that are used on this album and are not of very high quality, but promise "flat ecstasy". As usual, the album contains many cover versions and adaptations of already known melodies and makes use of a wide variety of musical styles.

Killer Bees is an intro. It consists of the hum of insects and a voice repeating Mind the Gap in the background . One (Always Hardcore) is in the chorus a cover version of the happy hardcore track Always Hardcore (Radio Mix) by Bodylotion from 1996, a melody is also played back subtly. This cover met with disapproval in the gabber scene .

Shake That! Samples on the one hand Shake Your Booty by KC and the Sunshine Band from 1976, on the other hand the song After Dark by Tito & Tarantula , which was made famous by the film From Dusk Till Dawn . My Eyes Are Dry partially covers No Tears by the Californian post-punk band Tuxedomoon from 1978. All I Wanna Do is a breakbeat / trance track that uses the highly pitched chorus of Sheryl Crow's eponymous hit.

Panties Wanted contains a funk bass line. It was written by Serhat Sakin and Matthias Weber, known as Syke 'n' Sugarstarr . Trance-Atlantic is a pure trance instrumental, while Stripped is a pretty authentic cover of Depeche Mode 's 1986 song of the same name.

In Suavemente , Scooter sample Elvis Crespo's hit from his 1998 album of the same name and The Avenger's Back uses music from Eddie Floyd's 1960s hit Knock On Wood .


Jigga Jigga!

The song was initially planned independently of an album , as it should be Scooters song for the German preliminary decision of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 . As a theme, a variation of the melody of was Ron van den Beuken -made The Mystery Remix of Mac Zimms L'annonce des couleurs used. Ultimately, the title came second. That is why this song appeared as a bonus track on the regular and deluxe versions of Mind the Gap .

The maxi CD was released on December 8, 2003 . In Austria the single reached number nine on the charts, in Norway number ten, in Finland number twelve, in Denmark number 17 and in Sweden number 24. In Switzerland the single could only reach 45th place, in the Netherlands 50th place.

Track list

  1. Jigga Jigga - Radio Edit (3:55)
  2. Jigga Jigga - Club Mix (7:36)
  3. Jigga Jigga - Extended (6:01)
  4. Shinjuku (4:02)

Shake That!

The first single from Mind the Gap was released on October 4, 2004 in two different versions. She was particularly successful in Norway and Finland, where she was able to occupy number four and ninth in the charts. In Denmark and Sweden she also made it to tenth and twelfth places, where she was also able to place in Austria.

Track list

  1. Shake That! - Radio Edit (3:18)
  2. Shake That! - Extended (5:03)
  3. Shake That! - Club mix (5:28)
  4. Shake That! - CJ Stone Mix (6:36)
  5. Suffix (2:55)

Track List (Limited Edition)

  1. Shake That! - Radio Edit (3:18)
  2. Shake That! - Extended (5:03)
  3. Shake That! - Steve Murano Mix (5:43)
  4. Shake That! - Klubbheads Klubb Dubb (3:17)
  5. Hyper Hyper - Special Live Version (6:14)

One (Always Hardcore)

The maxi CD was released on December 6, 2004 . In Austria she made the successful fifth place on the hit parade. In the accompanying video, HP Baxxter drives along the beach in a red convertible while the other two scooter members watch from the stairs of a beach house. In between, live recordings of a concert are faded in during the performance of One (Always Hardcore) .

Track list

  1. One (Always Hardcore) - Radio Edit (3:49)
  2. One (Always Hardcore) - Clubmix (7:15)
  3. One (Always Hardcore) - Extended (5:28)
  4. Circle of Light (4:20)


The maxi CD was released on March 7, 2005 . In Denmark, the title made it to number 10 on the charts. In the accompanying video clip, Scooter play the song on a Caribbean beach and in a jet, where they are ensnared by young women in bikinis.

Track list

  1. Suavemente - Radio Edit (3:35)
  2. Suavemente - Extended (5:40)
  3. Suavemente - Clubmix (6:48)
  4. Suavemente - Original Club (3:29)
  5. Trance-Atlantic - Club Mix (4:05)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. scootertechno.com - Mind the Gap Basic-Edition ( Memento from February 9, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  2. scootertechno.com - Mind the Gap Regular Edition ( Memento from February 9, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  3. discogs - Mind the Gap Deluxe Edition
  4. Booklet for Mind the Gap Deluxe Edition
  5. Booklet for Mind the Gap Deluxe Edition
  6. laut.de - Review of Mind the Gap
  7. Cover versions. (No longer available online.) In: scootertechno.info. Archived from the original on February 1, 2009 ; accessed on August 7, 2014 .
  8. gabber.de  ( page no longer available , search in web archives )@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / gabber.de
  9. scootertechno.info - cover versions ( Memento from February 1, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  10. discogs.com - Panties Wanted
  11. laut.de "actually they took over the piece 1: 1, thank God!"
  12. scootertechno.info - cover versions ( Memento from February 1, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  13. Eurovision Song Contest 2004
  14. hitparade.ch AT, NO, FI, SE, CH, NL
  15. hitparade.ch
  16. hitparade.ch
  17. Video for One (Always Hardcore)
  18. danishcharts.com
  19. Suavemente video clip