Markus Schulz – ‘Do You Dream? – The Remixes’
(Released April 1st 2011 Through Armada)
At the start of 2010 Miami’s Markus Schulz embarked on his most challenging career year to date. 12 months on he’d played a mammoth 150 gigs, resulting in him cementing his no.8 position in DJ Mag’s Top 100 for the third successive year running.
The fuel powering this whirlwind tour schedule was his third artist album – the critically-acclaimed ‘Do You Dream?’
Following ‘Prague ’11’ (the sixth album in his outstanding City compilation series) and in advance of his second Dakota long-player this summer, Markus is now ready to present ‘Do You Dream? -The Remixes’. Each and every one of the 16 tracks from the original album have been given an imaginative, wide-screen remix treatment, with each remix act carefully assigned a particular tune in order to best demonstrate their unique interpretation of Markus’ sound.
Getting it underway is Mike Foyle who club-primes the mystical-sounding (and much-talked-about) intro track ‘Alpha State’. From there the journey moves into brooding, atmospheric waters, with the inimitable haunting basslines of Cosmic Gate, who rework the Sir Adrian vocalled ‘Away’. The euphoria of Las Vegas anthem ‘Rain’ is elevated to stadium sized intensity thanks to Phynn and there are more Dutch remixers hot on his heels too. Ferry Corsten, Jochen Miller, and Carlo ‘4Strings’ Resoort all deliver energetic bursts on ‘Do You Dream’, ‘Dark Heart Waiting’ and ‘Not The Same’ respectively. Upcoming duo Karanda turn ‘Last Man Standing’ into a fission-powered club track, whilst the always-affecting ‘Surreal’ gets deeper still thanks to the
fresh, distinguished sounds of the brothers Moonbeam.
Finnish pair Super8 & Tab deliver an outstanding rework of all-time Schulz favourite ‘Perception’ while Tenishia gives ‘Lifted’ a distinctly clubby re-rub. And who could forget arguably Markus’ biggest track to date, ‘The New World’, remixed in tough, pounding fashion by Austrians Barnes & Heatcliff.
Inspired by drum n’ bass stalwarts such as Aphrodite from his days living in London, Markus himself turns to remix duty for the album, supplying the chilled ‘Lightwave’ with a classic club feel. Likewise he gives his ‘Unsaid’ collaboration with the wonderful ‘Nothing at All’ vocalist Susana big room appeal. Mr. Pit adds a new dimension to ‘65.4Hz’ with a unique mix of tech and melody and ‘What Could Have Been’ is lent a vintage Coldharbour feel by Tucandeo. That just leaves the final word to Estonia’s DNS Project, who ends the CD on a euphoric high note with ‘Goodbye’.
‘Do You Dream? – The Remixes’ is a true reflection of not only MarkusSchulz’s production sound, but also of his Coldharbour Recordings label, his Global DJ Broadcast radio show and his outstanding live-set performances. Judging by the reactions to each of the remixes which have been entered the public domain so far this journey will be as enticing as the original album.
Do You Dream: The Remixes will be available from iTunes on Friday April 1st.Exclusive previews of all remixes will be presented via Markus’ Global DJ Broadcast radio show and the Armada Music YouTube Channel.
‘Do You Dream’s story continues.
01 Alpha State
02 Away (feat. Sir Adrian)
04 Dark Heart Waiting (feat. Khaz)
05 Not The Same (feat. Jennifer Rene)
06 Do You Dream (Uplifting Vocal Mix)
07 Last Man Standing (feat. Khaz)
08 Surreal (feat. Ana Criado)
09 Unsaid (feat. Susana)
10 Lifted (feat. Angelique Bergere)
11 Perception (feat. Justine Suissa)
12 The New World
13 Lightwave (feat. Angelique Bergere)
14 65.4 HZ
15 What Could Have Been
16 Goodbye (With Max Graham feat. Jessica Riddle)
1. Alpha State (Mike Foyle Remix)
2. Away (Cosmic Gate Remix)
3. Rain (Phynn Remix)
4. Dark Heart Waiting (Jochen Miller Remix)
5. Not the Same (Carlo Resoort Remix)
6. Do You Dream (Ferry Corsten Remix)
7. Last Man Standing (Karanda Remix)
8. Surreal (Moonbeam Remix)
9. Unsaid (Big Room Club Mix)
10. Lifted (Tenishia Remix)
11. Perception (Super8 & Tab Remix)
12. The New World (Barnes & Heatcliff Remix)
13. Lightwave (Club Mix)
14. 65.4Hz (Mr. Pit Remix)
15. What Could Have Been (Tucandeo Remix)
16. Goodbye (DNS Project Remix)
This post originally appeared on Electronic Nightlife, now a part of beatcue.