Armada Music wishes you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!December 23rd, 2008
The infinite number eight in the year 2008 has meant so much more than just a number. To Markus Schulz, 2008 formed a path towards a number 8 position in the DJ Mag Top 100, the celebration of the 50th release of his Coldharbour Recordings label, a new website and forum, a fashionable mix-album for Armani Exchange, broadcasting his radioshow ‘Global DJ Broadcast’ to more than 20 radiostations worldwide, blazing remixing work for Sia, Mike Foyle and Rex Mundi, residency at Club Amnesia in Ibiza and Ministry of Sound in London and another Essential Mix on Radio 1. But what made it all unforgettable were the the smiles, the cheering, the massive support, the dancing and the great reactions Markus received from you guys.
Two-thousand-and-eight has lifted Markus Schulz’ musical career to an even higher level. As the year slowly comes to an end, Markus closes down 2008 with his remix for ‘Mike Foyle – Bittersweet Nightshade’ and starts 2009 with his fitting new single ‘The New World’!
It’s time to look back and ahead as we step in 2009 and remember 2008 as one of the best years in Markus Schulz’ life. We’d like to wish you all the best for the new year!
Global DJ Broadcast Year-End Classics Showcase
For the fourth consecutive year, Global DJ Broadcast brings its year to a close with a celebration of the greatest progressive and trance classics, mixed by Markus Schulz, and compiled by you the fans.
Which track is your favourite of all time? What tune would you love to hear again that you have not heard in ages? Please leave your suggestions for the Classics Showcase by Clicking Here. The list will be compiled and sent off to Markus in preparation for the GDJB Classics Showcase, airing on New Year’s Day.
So it’s time to start thinking on which track you would like to hear!
BBC RADIO 1 ESSENTIAL MIX
For more than 15 years, UK’s biggest radio station BBC Radio 1 has invited the world’s greatest DJ’s to show off their skills and talent in the renowned Essential Mix. On Friday December 5th, the honour of mixing the Essential went to no one less than Markus Schulz!
Markus’ Essential Mix was be filled with some very exciting stuff, amongst some new Armada bangers, the mix also included some exclusive remixes and surprises. And the world was listening!
More info on the Essential Mix, check: www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/essentialmix.
On ‘Progression Progressed: The Remixes’, the already powerful ‘Progression’ tracks have all received a new approach. Markus:’I think the great thing about each track on the album is that it can fill you with a different emotion. I was really proud of the remix packages we put out for each single released from the album. I am so grateful to the outstanding producers who gave their own interpretation of the originals.’
Armada did an exclusive interview with Markus about the remix-album. You can check it here.
Global DJ Broadcast World Tour sets
It has been a memorable 12 months on the Global DJ Broadcast radioshow, highlighted primarily through Markus Schulz’s chronicled travels as part of the Global DJ Broadcast World Tour. From Vancouver to Miami, London and Paris, Markus was there to spread his sound!
You’re now able to listen to all 2008 World Tour sets on demand! As Markus looks back to a few very exciting city-trips, he can also look ahead to the next World Tour episode in’_Athens!
THE NEW WORLD: the new single!
Markus Schulz is back! ‘The New World’ is the atmospheric trancer that is set to take off a new phase in Markus Schulz’ musical career. With the success of his ‘Progression’ album and his recently acquired number 8 position in the DJ Mag Top 100 still fresh in memory, it’s time to shake the crowd with a new type of sound. One that fits the arena’s, clubs and hallways of this world. As the official theme of the Czechian ‘Transmission’ event, it has surely made the crowds move.
Markus: ‘In November I played at my third Transmission event in Prague, Czech Republic. The organizers of the event asked me to compose a special theme for the night. When you play in the big arenas, you need a special type of track in your set to work exclusively for that type of setting. This is why ‘The New World’ is slightly more techy and upfront. I get inspired seeing wave upon wave of people in these arena’s, the sheer volume of the crowd can take your breath away sometimes. So you need to make something that really strikes home with everyone in the arena, whether they are right up at the front or back. But I feel that the track still has my trademark groove and melody.’
‘The New World’ comes with an original mix and a slightly more progressive, darker Coldharbour remix. ‘The New World’ welcomes you to Markus Schulz’ sound!
‘The New World’ is available for download at armadadownloads.com.
The ringtone of ‘The New World’ is also available here at Armada Mobile
GLOBAL DJ BROADCAST TOP 15′s
In October 2008 the first download pack with Markus Schulz’ favourite tunes, as played in Global DJ Broadcast, were presented in the Global DJ Broadcast Top 15. From there on, people were and are able to download their monthly dose of Global DJ Broadcast tunes all packed in one!
Also available, is the ‘Top 40 of 2008′ package of the Global DJ Broadcast Top 15!
Sept, okt, nov, dec + best of 2008 -> plaatje met link
Release of Amsterdam ’08 and Armada at Ibiza compilations
Klikbare plaatjes naar download
Evolution Radioshow on Sirius XM Radio
2008 saw the birth of Markus Schulz’ ‘Evolution’ radioshow. Exclusively for USA and Canada, every Thursday at 8 pm ET, the show runs Markus’ selection of the hottest in progressive, trance and far beyond! Check it out at www.sirius.com
Every week, Markus writes his weekly blog to inform you guys about his adventures on the way to gigs, to let you stay in touch with his studio work and to give you an impression what it is to be living the life of a world travelling DJ. At the end of each months, he answers all questions sent in by fans on the Markus Schulz forum. Especially for this newsletter, Markus wrote a 2008-2009 blog with his personal overview of the year behind and ahead of us.
Check them out here.
Be welcome to Markus Schulz’ forum!
Want to discuss GDJB, keep track of Markus’ releases and stay in touch with Markus fans from all over the world? Sign up for the official Markus Schulz forum! http://www.markusschulz.com/forums/
NYE, Dec 31 2008: Boom Boom Room in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Jan 01 2009: Ruby Skye in San Francisco, California
Jan 07 2009: Summer Dance Festival in Cartagena, Colombia
Jan 08 2009: Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, California
Jan 09 2009: Spin Nightclub in San Diego, California
Jan 10 2009: Vanguard in Los Angeles, California
Jan 14 2009: Body English in Las Vegas, Nevada
Jan 23 2009: Pacha in New York City, New York
Feb 06 2009: Elevate in Noida, Delhi, India
Feb 07 2009: TBA, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Markus will return to Australia in February 2009!