November 10, 2008

Global DJ Broadcast: Top 15 - November 2008


Release Label: Armada Music
Release Code: ARDI894
Release Date: November 10th 2008

Following a successful debut edition, Markus Schulz returns with another 15 personally selected tunes for his November digital compilation.

The Top 15 is loaded with all the biggest tunes on both Global DJ Broadcast and Markus' live sets. Leading the way is Texan outfit Tritonal, teaming up with vocalist Cristina Soto to bring the wonderful Walk With Me, which was been one of the most requested GDJB tunes during the Ibiza Summer Sessions season.

It would have been difficult to find a Markus Schulz liveset this summer that didn't include the pulsating Russia by tyDi, Red Star by Musetta, the updated version of Take Me Away by 4 Strings, or the peak time No More Alone by Giuseppe Ottaviani.

Featuring also are some of the championed GDJB names from over the years, including Duderstadt, Mr. Pit, Funabashi and Andrew Bennett. Andrew's track Heaven Sent, along with Interstate's Remember Me, were chosen to appear on Markus' latest compilation project for Armani Exchange, and as they will be forever remembered as tracks that defined the GDJB era, they make a welcome appearance here as listeners anticipate the end of year GDJB Classics Showcase.

Wrapping up the Top 15 includes names such as Ronski Speed, Stoneface & Terminal, Re-Ward, M.I.K.E. under his Phuture Dust alias and balearic master DJ Shah, under his Sunlounger guise.

The Global DJ Broadcast Top 15 is brimming with quality from start to finish, and everyone is guaranteed to find something that appeals to them.

01. Tritonal feat. Cristina Soto - Walk With Me (Original Mix)
02. tyDi - Russia (Melodic Mix)
03. DJ Shog with Lemon & Einar K - Feel Me (Through The Radio) (Duderstadt Uplifting Remix)
04. Mr. Pit - Love You More
05. Musetta - Red Star (Michael Cassette Remix)
06. Ronski Speed - Overfloat (Album Version)
07. Interstate - Remember Me (Shawn Mitiska & Tyler Michaud Remix)
08. 4 Strings - Take Me Away (Re-Ward Dub Mix)
09. Stoneface & Terminal - Blueprint (Club Mix)
10. Hammer & Herbick feat. Boytronic - You (Funabashi Remix)
11. Giuseppe Ottaviani feat. Stephan Pickup - No More Alone (Original Mix)
12. Re-Ward - Contrast (Intro Mix)
13. Phuture Dust - Data On The Moon (Original Mix)
14. Andrew Bennett feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw - Heaven Sent (Vocal Mix)
15. Sunlounger - Sunny Tales (Dance Version)

You can purchase this Top 15 from iTunes at one of the following links below:

United States: Click Here
Netherlands: Click Here
Germany: Click Here
United Kingdom: Click Here
Australia: Click Here

For all other countries, simply open the iTunes Store and search for "Global DJ Broadcast"

Alternatively, the Top 15 is available through all the usual top download portals. You can find links to purchase at any of the links below:

Armada / Audiojelly: Click Here
Beatport: Click Here

November 08, 2008

Markus Schulz on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix in December


Since October 1993, the UK's biggest radio station, BBC Radio 1, has invited the world's greatest DJs to showcase their talents in the award winning amd much heralded Essential Mix.

The importance of an appearance on the Essential Mix cannot be understated. For many DJs, it has defined their career. For others, it has been the launchpad to establishing a place in dance music folklore.

On Friday December 5th, the honour will be bestowed upon none other than Markus Schulz.

Naturally, Markus is delighted with the news. "It's a wonderful honor to be asked," says Markus. "For so many fans around the world, they get their first real exposure to dance music through the reputation of the Essential Mix."

"When I visited the Radio 1 studios a few weeks ago to do the show with Judge Jules, you could feel a special atmosphere just by looking at pictures of the DJs who have been there and featured heavily on the EM over the years. It makes me feel nervous, but very excited at the same time."

Markus has appeared on the Essential Mix once before, as part of a live broadcast from the Planetlove Festival in Ireland in 2007. However, this will be the first opportunity for Markus to perforn a studio edition.

So what can we expect from a Markus Schulz Essential Mix? "Well, I can tell you that I already have a brand new remix of my own tucked away until that set. My primary focus over the next few weeks will be working on the Essential Mix. I hope I can be as creative as possible and provide something that the listeners are going to be talking about for some time to come."

Be sure to tune in to BBC Radio 1 on Friday night / Saturday morning, at 10pm Eastern / 3am GMT / 4am Central European Time on December 5th.

The world will be listening.

November 07, 2008

Markus Schulz Blog - Nov 07 2008

Hey everyone!

Hope you are all well wherever you are and what you are doing. It has been a significant period of time in the world so I want to take some time and reflect in writing over what has happened this past week. I am currently writing to you from Madrid airport, just getting off the red-eye flight from Miami. A bit jaded, but in good spirits overall; and looking forward very much to this weekend.

When I signed off last Friday I was on my way to San Juan in Puerto Rico for my weekend gig. It was definitely a new experience! I was nervous preparing for the gig because you really did not know what to expect from the crowd. I think overall it went well, but it gave me a lot of food for thought in terms of preparing for the unknown.

After San Juan I had the rare luxury of spending a Saturday night at home in Miami. Unfortunately, all the travelling of the past week... Los Angeles - Miami - London - Miami - San Juan - Miami... really began catching up with me physically. So the rest of the weekend was spent in full chill mode - went to the gym, ate well, and watched some sports including the Dolphins game, which we won! Who would have thought we would have won 4 times the amount of games we won last season by now? They are a good young team, and definitely on the way up.

Monday was the beginning of a very busy week, and I knew well in advance that due to what would occur on Tuesday, that I was going to have to lock myself into the studio for many hours.

This weekend is a massive one for me personally - returning to Sofia for the first time in almost two years to play at a beautiful club called Yalta on Friday, and playing at one of the marquee events in the world on Saturday in Prague, Transmission.

Most of you will already know that the theme for this year's Transmission is "The New World". Back in March, the organisers for the event contacted me and asked if I could compose a special theme for the night. While I felt incredibly honored, I knew that this was going to be a big challenge for me in the studio.

If you think back to all the internationally renowned events, such as Sensation White or Trance Energy, they have always picked iconic tracks as their themes that have stood the test of time and remain anthems today. Not only that, you have to take into account the significant factors of playing in an arena or festival type setting. You need bigger riffs, punchier basslines, and produce a vibe which the person sitting in the nosebleed seats or standing at the back of a tent is going to feel as much as a person standing at the front of the stage.

Looking back at the nights in the studio working on The New World, it was definitely my previous experiences of playing at Transmission which helped me visualize how the track needed to sound. The feeling I get once you get on stage, seeing literally a sea of people in front of you, accompanied with all the visuals and production techniques that Transmission is known for, is really inspirational.

A lot of people have been sending me emails or asking on the forum about The New World and when it is coming out. My Progression Progressed album, which features all the huge remixes of my tracks over the past year, was released digitally last Monday. The original of The New World is on there, so you should be able to grab it though all the download portals. I think the album itself was a very rewarding project. I was very pleased with how all the additional remixes turned out, and I think everyone will find something on there that they can enjoy and appreciate. Of course I also have the Return To Coldharbour Remxi of the track, which has been getting huge reactions at all my gigs over the past couple of weeks, and the good news I can tell you is that you will not have to wait very long for its release. More details about that to come next week.

Seeing the release of the remix album felt like one of those chapters in your life that is about to be closed, and another one is about to begin. The same can be said for the United States, where of course we had our Election day on Tuesday, to decide a new president for the next four years.

I got up at 6am on Tuesday morning to go to the voting polls, and stood for 2 hours in line! When I heard the news of this election being the biggest in terms of voting turnout, I was not surprised. Come evening time, we invited some friends over, ordered some Chinese food, and had a nice little get-together until 2am as we watched the results of the exit polls coming in. To me it felt like we were celebrating New Year's Eve, only it was at the beginning of November.

I think the result was what citizens of the world were hoping for. It has been a very difficult time for all of us in recent years, particularly with everyone feeling the effects of the downturn in the economic climate recently. I feel that we now have a person in President Obama that we can believe in, and who can give us all hope for the future. When I was staying at my apartment in Berlin during the summer, I picked up a newspaper and the headline read, "Barack Obama - can he be a leader not just for the United States of America, but also a leader of the world." That moment has stuck with me ever since, it gave me goosebumps.

It really is going to be a new world, a new vision, and a future that I can honestly say I am looking forward to already.

Wednesday night was spent making Evolution and getting the Global DJ Broadcast World Tour show edited and finalized. The night at White Angel in Budapest was amazing, and when listening back to the recording, it made me appreciate even more how incredibly hot the crowd were on the night. Hopefully you guys enjoyed listening to the latest chapter of my worldwide travels, and thank you to everyone in Budapest for making it one of the best GDJB World Tour stops to date.

Today I feature as the guest on Above & Beyond's Trance Around The World radio show, where I will be doing a 30 minute guest mix. You will be able to find details of how to tune in and the tracklist on my forum. I take a flight from Madrid to Sofia in 1 hour, play at Yalta tonight, then travel to Prague on Saturday to play at Transmission, which is held at the O2 Arena. I played in the venue back in May for the Prague edition of Sensation White, so I know exactly what to expect in terms of atmosphere. After Prague, it is straight back to Miami, where another week will begin.

So it's time to sign off again. I see a smoothie bar beside one of the checkin desks so time to grab a strawberry & banana combo, and start getting ready for Sofia. I have been looking forward to this weekend for so long, and now that it's here, I can't wait to experience it.

Take care and see you next week!


November 06, 2008

Global DJ Broadcast: World Tour - Budapest (Nov 06 2008)

Global DJ Broadcast November 6th 2008
World Tour - Budapest, Hungary
With Markus Schulz


Markus Schulz (Recorded Live From White Angel in Budapest - October 18th 2008)
01. Markus Schulz - The New World (Intro)
02. Markus Schulz - The New World (Markus Schulz Return To Coldharbour Remix)
03. D:Folt Featuring Marcie - I Come Running (tyDi Dub / Markus Schulz Edit)
04. Chance Jumpers - Korona (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
05. Mr. Pit vs. Above & Beyond - Shana Can't Sleep (Black Army Mashup)
06. Jochen Miller - 9 Minutes
07. Wippenberg - Chakalaka
08. Cass & Slide - Perception (Remix)
09. Offer Nissim Featuring Maya - For Your Love (Sied Van Riel Remix)
10. Jochen Miller vs. Armin Van Buuren - Lost Vocal Connection (Markus Schulz Mashup)
11. Lange & Gareth Emery vs. Signalrunners - Another Aria, Another Epica (Markus Schulz Mashup)
12. Evgeny Bardyuzha - Bali (Arnej Remix)
13. Sia - Buttons (Markus Schulz Return To Coldharbour Dub)
14. Eurythmics vs. Ronski Speed - Space Dreams (Markus Schulz Mashup)
15. Ali Wilson - Shakedown
16. Albert Vorne - Formentera What (Gareth Emery Remix / Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
17. Rank 1 - Airwave (Remix)
18. Timmy & Tommy - Full Tiltin (Joint Operations Centre Remix)
19. Derelict - Rescue Me (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
20. Markus Schulz - The New World
21. John O'Callaghan Featuring Audrey Gallagher - Big Sky (Markus Schulz A/X Remix)
22. Elevation - Biscayne

November 03, 2008

[CLHR057] Andrelli & Blue feat. Hila - Transparent


Release Label: Coldharbour Recordings
Release Code: CLHR057
Release Date: November 3rd 2008

Transparent (Original Mix)
Transparent (Dub Mix)
Transparent (Jody Wisternoff Remix)
Transparent (Jody Wisternoff Dub Mix)
Transparent (Tritonal's Air Up There Remix)

Swedish duo Andrelli & Blue, alongside vocalist Hila, made quite an impression on listeners in the beginning of 2008 with their debut release "Imagine". Returning with a distinctly smooth and sexy flavour is their debut release for Coldharbour Recordings, entitled "Transparent".

The original was deemed as one of the outstanding inclusions on Markus Schulz's Hypnotic compilation CD for Armani Exchange, and also received support early on from Armin van Buuren on his A State Of Trance radio show.

Having already established themselves as firm Coldharbour favourites, Texan duo Tritonal deliver their Air Up There perspective on Transparent, and the results have been given firm approval by the fans, as it has become one of Markus Schulz's most requested tracks on Global DJ Broadcast and Evolution over the past three months.

Wrapping up the package is a remix by the much heralded and respected Jody Wisternoff of Way Out West fame, who offers a more downtempo offering, but will appeal to fans of his unhibited and unique style.

Dub versions of the original and Jody's mix are also available to purchase.

The weather may be getting colder, but Transparent will doubtlessly bring back memories of lush and fresh summertime.

Available to buy digitally from Armada / Audiojelly by Clickng Here