Following the incredible relaunch of DJ Mag’s HQ Sessions last Friday afternoon with the Hospital Records Crew, we are back for another headline set live and direct from our East London offices!
The mighty Markus Schulz played an exclusive 60 minute set.
01 _ Markus Schulz – Reloaded[ARMADA]
02 _ Armin van Buuren & Markus Schulz – The Expedition (ASOT 600 Theme) (KhoMha Remix)[ASOT (ARMADA)]
03 _ Joint Operations Centre – Under A Sea Of Birds[SUBCULTURE (BLACK HOLE)]
04 _ London Grammar – Hey Now (Arty Remix)[ANJUNABEATS]
05_ P.H.A.T.T. – Skyfall[SOUTHERN STATE]
06_ Capital Cities – Safe And Sound(ID Remix)[CAPITOL (EMI)]
07 _ ID – ID
08 _Morvan – Charisma (Danilo Ercole Remix)[UNEARTHED RED]
09 _Markus Schulz feat. Lady Vee – Erase You[ARMADA]
10 _ Markus Schulz – Destino[ARMADA]
11 _ Danilo Ercole – ID
12 _ Markus Schulz – Remember This[MAINSTAGE (ARMADA)]
13 _ Markus Schulz & Klauss Goulart feat. Paul Aiden – Fireworks[COLDHARBOUR]
Over the last 10 years Markus Schulz has crafted the individual musical identities of progressive, trance & house into his own unique hybrid sound. The combined influence of his headlining DJ sets; Armada and Coldharbour label releases and highly prominent Global DJ Broadcast radio show have seen him at the forefront of the US EDM revolution. This success has been reflected in weekly sets spun in front tens of thousands, a GDJB listenership up in the millions and critically acclaimed albums, including â€˜Do You Dream?â€™ and most recently â€˜Screamâ€™.
Following several highly ranked positions, in 2008 Schulz broke into the # 10 of DJ Magâ€™s Top 100 chart. Heâ€™s remained there for the last four straight years (polling #9 in 2011) and now stands as the busiest international DJ playing out of the United States.
Markus Schulz – -The DJ:
Through his natural audience interaction, flawless, intuitive harmonic mixing, unparalleled tune selection and now famous open-till-close sets, he has wowed crowds in every major metropolis. Schulzâ€™s DJ career has largely tracked that of his productions. In the early noughties he was among the first producers to zero in on the hinterland between trance & progressive.
His career received a significant boost when, in 2004, he signed with the David Lewis Productions DJ agency (also home to Armin van Buuren). Now a regular fixture at the worldâ€™s biggest & most celebrated clubs, arenas and festivals, he lays down his inimitable trance-progressive vision on a weekly basis. In Europe, heâ€™s smashed Tomorrowland, Transmission, Nature One, Dance Valley, Electronic Family, Sunrise and; worked tent-pegs loose at Creamfields; gridlocked Global Gatherings and played open-till-close sets at Space, Miami, Avalon, LA and both Amnesia and Privilege in Ibiza. Stateside the colossal EDC, Nocturnal, and Ultra Festivals have all felt Schulz pressure and yet further afield still heâ€™s engineered floor uproar across South East Asia and Australia.
Schulz has polled 4 consecutive years inside DJ Magâ€™s worldâ€™s top 10, has been regularly ranked in the FTB, Trance Addict and Trance Podium charts as the genreâ€™s 2nd biggest spinner and won Best American DJ at the 2008 IDMAs.
How It Began:
Born in Eschwege, central Germany, Markus emigrated to the United States. Age 13, his dance music awakening came during the grip of the countryâ€™s then-nascent breakdance scene. His early production and DJ career roughly tracked that of the second Stateside House explosion and he caught his first production break in 1993 when he remixed Sagatâ€™s â€˜Why Is It? (F** Dat)â€™ for FFrr.
Markusâ€™ freshman production release followed in 1994 with the 6-track â€˜Plastik Trax EP Vol 1â€™. Throughout the mid to late Nineties he continued to accrue acclaim with a range of releases on numerous luminary U.S. labels. In 1998 he recorded â€˜You Wonâ€™t See Me Cryâ€™ for Plastik Records (his first label), which was picked up by the UKâ€™s Eve Records and became his first non-domestic release.
Schulzâ€™s sound notably came quickest to the ears of European DJs. Following the formation of the Armada group in 2005, Armin sought Markus out and asked him to start compiling tracks for a new vinyl series.