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.