On the eve of the Scream Bus Tour there was a twitter question and answer session with Markus Schulz and just like the last one, below is a round up of what was discussed. It’s nowhere near as long but just as informative.
When asked about any surprises for Boston he said, “I have a couple of things I’ve been holding back on to debut on the tour.”
It was confirmed that the June 29, 2013 set in Toronto will definitely be open to close. The club announcement and flyer only said “marathon set” which had some people skeptical that it would be a true open to close. This will be the first open to close in the Canadian city.
Someone asked, on a scale of 1 to David Hasselhoff, how excited are you to finally be doing a marathon set in Toronto June 29th? Markus replied, “I ran faster than the Hoff in his red speedos when I found out.” Get that vision in and out of your head now?
How deep will the rabbit hole go in Toronto? The answer, “as long as plenty hang around then we’ll go deep as we want.” I’ve been to The Guvernment a lot in the past almost 13 years and it can get dark in the early morning hours. The lights go down and the lasers go on.
You know where he hasn’t played an open to close yet? New York City. He said, “that’s one of my top priorities to finally accomplish – open to close in NYC.”
Will he play until 10am on May 11 at Avalon in LA? “As long as plenty of you guys are down to hang, then we’ll go as long as possible.” He also said that he’ll be playing at least 6 hours.
Didn’t get tickets for that Avalon gig? No worries. “They only sell half as presales, so get there early on the night and you can get in.”
On the topic of open to close sets he was asked about Ruby Skye open to close in 2013 and the reply was, “I owe the SF crew an open to close after Superbowl night. Got to make it happen.”
Markus will not be at Electric Daisy Carnival New York but there is a possibility of Electric Zoo.
Most memorable festival show? “EDC Vegas last year was so unpredictable, but it was a night I’ll be telling stories about for years to come.”
Speaking of Vegas. Will he be at Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 in Las Vegas? I think it’s safe to say that’ll be a yes. He was asked if he may be returning and the reply was, “we have unfinished business, the wind will not win.”
How was the Chicago gig on April 5, 2013? “Amazing. Sold out and arguably best ever gig in the city. Can’t wait to come back and do it all again at EDC.”
All time favorite track? “Perception is very special to me because the original is my all time favorite dance track”
Favorite track of the moment, “ID – ID. He’s on fire.”
Favorite club in the USA? “Impossible to name just one, but Avalon, Space, Mansion, Pacha, Castle, Ruby Skye, Marquee + Echostage all amazing.”
If he could collaborate with anyone in the world alive or dead who would it be? “The original Pink Floyd lineup.”
He was asked, how PLUR are you? “I respect the hell out of anyone who takes time in their life to support me.”
How amazing was it the first time you heard one of your songs being played in a dj’s set? “It was surreal. One of my proudest moments was having my Edge Factor remix of Jayn Hanna’s Lost Without You on Expeditions.”
Was the circular stage at Pop2013 disorienting to DJ from? Did it help you interact with the crowd? “it was certainly different, but definitely a unique way to perform. Cool that you see different sets of fans on each side.”
A New World Punx album? Markus answered, “Not likely. Albums are always very stressful to make and even more so when it’s not a singular vision. Want to keep project fun”
Another track with KhoMha? “You never know what ideas we might concoct during this tour.”
Biggest triumph in the past? “I would say probably breaking the Top 100 in DJ Mag because I never expected it to happen.”
Does Markus still break dance? “I do but I can’t do the complexity of the moves that the kids do nowadays.”
Weirdest thing seen in life? “There was a period where so many go-go dancers were falling off stage at festivals. It was quite scary!”
Seattle isn’t feeling any love from the Scream Bus Tour but Markus assured the city, “making plans for Seattle in the summer, you have my word.”
That’s all for this session! Thanks to Markus for connecting with every one of us again. Make sure to use the hashtag #ScreamBusTour and of course #SchulzArmy on Twitter.
If you’re reading this than chances are you aren’t in Miami and you’re at home like a lot of us but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the atmosphere there as well! Markus Schulz will be performing at the Ultra Music Festival A State of Trance 600 stage in Miami this afternoon at 5pm EDT and you can tune in live on live.astateoftrance.com and all of the other usual streaming stations as well that broadcast every A State of Trance. Markus also performed last Saturday at Ultra, you can see his tracklist here. It’s safe to assume we can expect some more ID – ID tunes in his set!
If you’re on Twitter make sure to follow @_SchulzArmy and use the hashtag #SchulzArmyduring the broadcast and for any Markus Schulz related tweets.
The New World Punx (Markus Schulz & Ferry Corsten) will also be making their debut since they’ve officially become a group and will performing tonight at Mansion on Miami Beach. The online ticket sales have closed but the Mansion ticket site says that there’ll be some at the door. Schulz Army’s Doug Graham will be at the event, look for him to try and get your ‘#SchulzArmy Down the Rabbit Hole bracelet.’
We’ll be looking for pictures, videos, tweets and any other stories from these events and all others to share with everyone else.
Here’s the set times for the A State of Trance 600 Miami stage:
ASOT600 Miami (EDT – local Miami time)
11:00 – 12.00 Armin’s warm-up set from studio
12:00 – 13:00 Tritonal
13:00 – 14:00 W&W
14:00 – 15:00 Cosmic Gate
15:00 – 16:00 ATB
16:00 – 17:00 Dash Berlin 17:00 – 18:00 Markus Schulz
18:00 – 19:30 Above & Beyond
19:30 – 21:00 Armin van Buuren
21:00 – 22:00 Ferry Corsten
22:00 – 23:00 Paul van Dyk
ASOT600 Miami (CET)
16:00 – 17.00 Armin’s warm-up set from studio
17:00 – 18:00 Tritonal
18:00 – 19:00 W&W
19:00 – 20:00 Cosmic Gate
20:00 – 21:00 ATB
21:00 – 22:00 Dash Berlin
22:00 – 23:00 Markus Schulz
23:00 – 00:30 Above & Beyond
00:30 – 02:00 Armin van Buuren
02:00 – 03:00 Ferry Corsten
03:00 – 04:00 Paul van Dyk