|Past members||Vlad Mint
Chyp-Notic were a German Eurodance group formed in 1988, who had several hits between 1990 and 1993, including a cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U" and "I Can't Get Enough". Due to its keyboard effects and basic rhythm pattern, the latter sounded very similar to Londonbeat's "I've Been Thinking About You", but it can also be seen as a predecessor to the upcoming boy group music that started to become very popular at the time.
Vlad Mint, Jan Erik and Walter Bee founded the band in 1988 under the name Toys. Two years later, the trio renamed to Chyp-Notic, and landed a recording contract with Coconut Records. Mint ended his training as a dental technician, Bee gave up his job as a computer programmer and Erik sold his shares at a nightclub.
They released their first and best-known single "Nothing Compares 2 U" in 1990. This uptempo cover of Sinéad O'Connor's cover of the Prince song reached #16 on the German singles chart. The beat is lifted from the Raze song "Break 4 Love". After two albums and several successes, including a top 20 placing for the third single "I Can't Get Enough" in 1991, the band broke up in 1994.
- 1990: Nothing Compares
- 1992: I Can't Get Enough
- 2008: Greatest Hits
- 1990: "Nothing Compares 2 U"
- 1990: "If I Can't Have U"
- 1991: "I Can't Get Enough"
- 1992: "I Can't Get Enough" (Remix)
- 1992: "Still in Love with You"
- 1992: "I Do it All For You, Baby"
- 1993: "When I Dream"
- 1994: "Don't Break the Heart" (feat. Greg Ellis)
- 1999: "Chyp-Notic in the Mix"