Markus Schulz is all set to shake up the dance music world once again. Or maybe it’s that he never stopped shaking. In 2014 alone, Schulz released and toured with the Scream 2 album, took up residence at Amnesia in Ibizia, worked with Ferry Corsten as New World Punx, and performed several marathon open-close sets across the world – proving that this DJ has both skills and stamina.
2015, have no fear, for we are getting a 12-track city series compilation. The album will be released in twelve installments-one a month, each one inspired by a city from around the world. When completed, we will get a Markus Schulz 2015 World Tour. With good reason, he’s kicking off with an ode to Miami-a city that has given Markus Schulz a lot of love over the years. So much so that he now calls the place home.
When examining the cities which have impacted my body of work throughout the years, you have to consider your day-to-day surroundings and the reason why you call a particular place home. Had it not been for my days as a weekly resident at Club Space, I would never have had the privilege of displaying my talents on an international basis. When I learned that I would be welcoming 2015 at Space with a signature open to close solo set, it was only appropriate to commence this project by paying tribute to my home turf.
Take a listen to a preview Bayfront here, which is out today!
This installment is definitely honing in on his prowess as a Big Room producer and lines up beautifully with the city that created Ultra.
Bayfront is not just a track dedicated to the club, but will play a pivotal role in my appearances at the Groove Cruise in January, and the Ultra Music Festival in March. Unifying these elements is something I hope the Miami natives will enjoy.
Putting together a “sound” for inspiring locations is not new for Schulz, as he has annually chosen one city to be memorialized in a special mix. But it seems his heart has grown, as the limitations of one city per year were too strict for this supremely gracious DJ. He plans to incorporate live elements from selected shows to showcase the emotion of the experience. We wouldn’t be surprised if the finished product was two discs – one of the polished studio versions, the other live and raw. Schulz has already decided on about half of the cities to be featured: Las Vegas, Montreal, Miami, Bucharest, and Buenos Aries. We are pretty sure Prague will have a spot on the list, as Transmission is always a major event for this DJ.
And what about the Pacific Northwest? We take care of our beloved artists up here and Markus Schulz is high on our list. If Schulz is looking for places that drive creation and inspiration, then the Pacific Northwest has him covered. When he undoubtedly comes back to town, we will be there to show him what we are all about and earn our place on that world tour.
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