Markus Schulz presents Dakota – Saints / In A Green Valley

September 29th, 2011

Markus Schulz is proud to present another milestone in the story his acclaimed Coldharbour Recordings label; and like every previous increment of 25 releases, the 125th package sees the high flying DJ in the spotlight. However, for the first time on the main Coldharbour imprint, he dons his Dakota alter-ego for the occasion, but does it in grand fashion through a special double release and very much with the fans in mind.

Cast your mind back to early April, where Markus would make his first of two appearances for A State Of Trance’s 500th episode celebrations in Buenos Aires. In a country where he is regarded as the elite, Markus debuted “Saints” – a tough and hands in the air anthem which embodied the ambiance yielded by a 15,000+ strong crowd that lit up the night sky. When details of the Thoughts Become Things II album began to emerge, Saints was one of those hotly contested IDs that fans couldn’t get enough of, yet became a centrepiece for Markus’ livesets throughout the summer, with signature plays at Electric Zoo in New York among others.

On remix duty for Saints is a pair of names not too unfamiliar with Coldharbour followers, and for good reason. When the dust settles on 2011, the mesmeric Outsider by Estonia’s Beat Service will go down as one of the best tracks of the year. His remix of Saints is very much in a similar vein, giving the original an energetic boost and adding another dimension to a liveset. Canadian Arnej goes for the more subtle yet techier approach, and worked wonders on the dancefloor at Space in Ibiza when debuted by Markus in mid-September.

A very strong package in the offering for Coldharbour 125, but there’s much more…

The heart of Camboriu houses one of the genuine South American superclubs – Brazil’s beautiful Green Valley. And if you find yourself privileged to play at the venue, your view from the DJ booth looking out towards the lush green trees and waterfalls is a sight to behold. Inspired by his visits in October and January (the latter featured on the Global DJ Broadcast World Tour), Markus Schulz dedicated one of his efforts on Thoughts Become Things Ii entirely to his experiences at the venue, with a beautiful melodic piece that embodies the very best traits that Coldharbour has to offer.

As part of this special 125th package, Markus himself presents a special alternative to the original In a Green Valley, with his Return to Coldharbour remix emitting a more chilled and housier influence; reminiscent of his very early days as a producer, and one which will act perfectly as both a warmup and afterhours supplement. Rounding out the package is a remix by one of the hottest names on Coldharbour in 2011, with a brooding and hypnotic vibe that could only be conceived by Greece’s Basil O’Glue.

We at Coldharbour would like to thank everyone who continues to provide fantastic support for the label, and hope you enjoy this special package to mark another milestone – the 125th release.

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  1. Saints (Extended Mix) (06:20)
  2. Saints (Beat Service Remix) (07:38)
  3. Saints (Arnej Remix) (06:03)
  4. In A Green Valley (Extended Mix) (07:13)
  5. In A Green Valley (Dakota’s Return To Coldharbour Remix)) (05:59)
  6. In A Green Valley (Basil O’Glue Remix) (06:39)