San Francisco is the third city to be a part of the Markus Schulz’s City Series compilation. “Golden Gate” is the title of the track dedicated to the beautiful city of San Francisco- which holds a rich history of love, progress, and the keys to the future as tech geniuses continues to innovate the world and its technologies.
Following its predecessor “Bine Facut,” “Golden Gate” holds its own with a different and unique sound that is equivalent to “The City” of San Francisco. The track starts off with your classic Markus kick drums to invoke an energy and then it drops you into a soothing melody that lifts you up and down, ride after ride of euphoric feels. Its symmetric pounding basslines accompanied with a relaxing synth provides the right amount of groove for a groovy San Francisco.
As the track vibrates through my ears, I can’t help but picture myself flying down Market St. and up through Chinatown, across North Beach and the historical Fishermen’s Wharf and above the Golden Gate Bridge, then reaching the final destination of our Golden Gate tour, Ruby Skye: a prominent club Markus has spun at many times.
The combination of the house beats blended with elements of trance is of perfect balance. When Markus first debut this track in late March at Ruby Skye, I couldn’t help but be transported through time; relieving my memories of all the past times I’ve been able to witness Markus Schulz live at the iconic venue.
If “Bine Facut” translates into ‘well done,’ then “Golden Gate” must translate into ‘love’ …because that is what I feel when I hear his San Francisco tune.
Win a pair of tickets and a meet & greet for you and a friend to Coldharbour Night SF on Friday, June 12th at Ruby Skye!
The contest is pretty simple. Each like, follow, tweet gives you an entry into the contest. You don’t have to select them all, it’s just less entries. Contest ends on June 10 and three winners each with a +1 will be chosen at random on June 11.
Here’s your chance to win a pair of tickets and meet & greet with Markus Schulz at Ruby Skye on March 20th!**
The contest is pretty simple. Each like, follow, tweet gives you an entry into the contest. You don’t have to select them all, it’s just less entries. Contest ends on March 18 and one winner will be chosen at random on March 19.
There are only a limited amount of tickets remaining, so if you don’t have tickets yet and you don’t want to wait to find out if you’ve won, you can buy tickets here!
**Since Markus Schulz will be playing an open to close set, please note that the meet & greet with Markus will need to take place prior to the doors opening likely between 8-9 pm.
Here’s your chance to win a pair of tickets and meet & greet with Jochen Miller and KhoMha!
The contest is pretty simple. Each like, follow, tweet gives you an entry into the contest. You don’t have to select them all, it’s just less entries. Contest ends on February 12 and five winners will be chosen at random on February 13.
Do you want to meet KhoMha? Here’s your chance! Enter to win a Meet & Greet with KhoMha at Ruby Skye in San Francisco on Thursday, August 8. Winner will also receive a Schulz Army t-shirt and wristband.
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.
Private party featuring Markus Schulz? You better believe a member of the Schulz Army was in attendance! The event was the Wargaming GDC 2013 party celebrating their 15th anniversary, more info about them here http://www.wargaming.net/
The crowd inside of Ruby Skye was pretty big by the time I got in around 10:30 but by 1 am only the hard core fans had not been slayed. As Markus’ set started many people in the crowd didn’t seem to know who he was, it appeared to be their first introduction to his style of progressive trance. There was one guy who had travelled from Miami and missed him at Ultra and Mansion and was extremely happy to see him since he is such a huge fan!
Markus played a two hour set with a lot of peak hour tunes and others that he usually plays at festivals. Staples like Apache, Nothing Without Me and Loops & Tings. Instead of going down the rabbit hole a rabbit appeared for a brief moment with an appearance of the song The Man with the Red Face. Excellent saxophone in that classic track.
Markus got on the microphone at the end of his set and closed the night with, “Thank you guys for coming out. An amazing party tonight. You guys were really really great. Thank you guys so much. Thank you for having me and I can’t wait to see you somewhere out there.”
I got to speak to him for a moment (security was aggressive to get people to leave the club so he only got in a few pictures). I told him my tour de Markus had kicked off and he said, “Don’t get bored.” Getting bored seeing Markus Schulz five times within 10 days is not possible. I’ll also be at A State of Trance 600 New York, the Pacha after party, Bal en Blanc in Montreal and POP 2013 in Oakland. If you’ll be at any of those events as well look for the Schulz Army flag at each location and say hi!
Some of you may be asking, how did I get into the event? Showed up and got lucky enough just asking.