In 1997 Phillip, Patrik, Tom, and Magnus created Looping. Their most famous song was "Münchner Freiheit." They performed at festivals and bars until 2000 when singer Mark Kappler joined the band. In 2001 they created the single "Einfach genial," which became minorly popular among radio stations. In the same year they produced another somewhat popular single "Nie mehr ohne dich." In 2003 the album "Einfach genial" was released.