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PopXport - The German Music Magazine

Scooter have a new album out. PopXport catches up with the eurodance veterans at a performance in Finland. Plus, we look back at Vesperia at the Wacken Metal Battle and bum around Berlin with rapper Prinz Pi.

This week:

Scooter: Techno veterans with a new album

The Hamburg trio have been pounding out beats and screaming slogans such as "Hyper Hyper" since 1993. Now here comes their 18th album: "Ace". Scooter test-drove the new tracks at the Polar Sound Festival in Finland.

Prinz Pi: Fresh tracks from the rap prince

Prinz Pi has been rapping on German stages for nearly 20 years. His 13th studio album is "Im Westen nix Neues" - All Quiet on the Western Front. It’s his fourth release on his own independent label.

Wacken Metal Battle: Canada's Vesperia

The Wacken Open Air's Metal Battle pits around 30 international bands against each other. In 2015, Canadian death metal crew Vesperia emerged victorious.

HIT: Avantasia - Mystery of a Blood Red Rose

Avantasia have bewitched the charts of several European countries with their new album "Ghostlights" - a good omen for the metal project's advance into the German sing-off for the Eurovision Song Contest.

TIP: Vimes - Mind

Cologne electropop duo Vimes enjoyed abundant praise from the critics for their first material. Now here comes their debut album "Nights in Limbo". In the video to the first track, young women explore Moscow, London and New York.

Classic: Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (1985)

In a nod to the Berlin Film Festival, we're playing the biggest movie theme by a German composer. "Axel F" is an instrumental track featured in "Beverly Hills Cop", penned in 1985 by Harold Faltermeyer. It became a worldwide hit.