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Review: Markus Schulz “Daybreak (Boom)”

Next Friday will start the best summer festival in the world, Tomorrowland. A little Belgian city of 175,00 people located between Brussels and Antwerp is about to welcome 90,000 people coming from all over the world to celebrate during three days their passion for EDM… and for some of them, trance! Most DJs are playing a 1 or 1.5 hour set, but not Markus Schulz. Two years ago, he was scheduled to play 12 hours and even played an extra half hour more. Last year he played both weekend 8 hours. This year, he will have a new challenge, to open the main stage on Sunday with an extended 3 hour set. This is called Daybreak Session, and it’s the name Markus choose for his July city series track, dedicated to this city of Boom! Markus will also close the trance stage on Friday.

“Daybreak (Boom)” the latest city series track by Markus Schulz has been road tested in his sets for quite some time. It appeared as an ID before its world premiere on the July 9th episode of Global DJ Broadcast.

Full Year of Markus Schulz 2013 GDJB World Tour Broadcasts and Tracklists

It was another big year of Global DJ Broadcast World Tour broadcasts as Markus Schulz played parts of or the entire set from seven different countries. Out of the twelve broadcasts there were two from Transmission in Prague and five of them from solo set nights (Los Angeles, Miami, London and Toronto). One broadcast from a boat, Groove Cruise. A trip to Johannesburg, South Africa. A Sunday night in Boston. A hot and sweaty event in Kuala Lumpur and an always wild night in Chicago.

Whether you were at one of those events or just listened to the broadcasts the voting has begun for the annual best of GDJB World Tour. It’s up to the fans to decide which city will win the honor of being this year’s best GDJB World Tour. Listen to all 12 of the Markus Schulz’s 2013 GDJB World Tour broadcasts, then cast your vote for your favorite!

Vote here: GDJB World Tour Voting 2013

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Scroll down to the bottom for the individual links if that works easier for you!

Global DJ Broadcast January 10, 2013
World Tour – Los Angeles, California

(Recorded Live from Avalon in Los Angeles – December 31, 2012)

01. Markus Schulz Presents Dakota – Doors Open
02. Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg – Lovecraft
03. Jerome Isma-Ae – Speed
04. Ellie Goulding – Lights (Elevation vs. Grube & Hovsepian Remix)
05. Deniz Koyu – Hydra
06. Greg Downey Presents R.I.C.O. – Afraid of the Dark
07. Yura Moonlight vs. Adele – Skyfall Harrier (Markus Schulz Mashup)
08. Khomha – Genesis
09. Markus Schulz Featuring Fiora – Deep in the Night
10. Markus Schulz Presents Dakota – Suggestion No. 5 (Erick Strong Remix)
11. Microtrauma – Reflection
12. Rank 1 vs. Jochen Miller – 7 Instead of the Gr8 Escape (Markus Schulz Mashup)
13. Ferry Corsten – Kudawudashuda
14. W&W vs. Foo Fighters – Times Like Moscow (Markus Schulz Mashup)
15. U2 – New Year’s Day (Markus Schulz Intro Mix)
16. W&W – Shotgun (Arnej Re-Acidification)
17. Protoculture – Perpetual Motion (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
18. Markus Schulz – Fly to Colors (Remix)
19. Markus Schulz Featuring Ken Spector – Scream
20. Markus Schulz & Elevation – Finish Line
21. Khomha – The Dark Knight
22. Skytech – Out of Nowhere
23. Beat Service – Fortuna
24. Markus Schulz – Digital Madness
25. Markus Schulz – The Spiritual Gateway
26. Markus Schulz Featuring Ana Diaz – Nothing Without Me (Beat Service Remix)
27. Chris Cortez – Future Shock (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)

Global DJ Broadcast February 7, 2013
World Tour – Prague, Czech Republic

(Recorded Live from Transmission: The Spiritual Gateway in Prague – January 19, 2013)

01. Aerofoil vs. E&G – One Word (Markus Schulz Big Room Intro Mix)
02. Lange – Hold That Sucker Down (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
03. Armin van Buuren & Markus Schulz – The Expedition
04. Markus Schulz – Soul Seeking (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
05. Showtek & Justin Prime – Cannonball
06. Markus Schulz Presents Dakota – Chinook (Transmission Edit)
07. Orjan Nilsen – Filthy Fandango
08. Fisherman & Hawkins – Apache
09. Mark Sherry – Trailblazer
10. Beat Service – Fortuna
11. Markus Schulz – Digital Madness
12. Markus Schulz Featuring Ana Diaz – Nothing Without Me (Beat Service Remix)
13. Markus Schulz Featuring Justine Suissa – Perception (Rafael Frost Remix)
14. Beat Service – Impulse
15. Jace Williams – Open Up (Purple Stories Remix / Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
16. Fisherman & Hawkins – Nightshift (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
17. Mr. Pit – Mosni
18. Markus Schulz & Jochen Miller – Rotunda (Tech Mix)
19. Skytech – No Need for Words
20. Ferry Corsten & Markus Schulz – Stella
21. Markus Schulz & Elevation – Finish Line
22. Markus Schulz – The Spiritual Gateway
23. Chris Cortez – Future Shock (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
24. Digitalism – Zdarlight (Thomas Gold Rework / Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
25. Aerofoil vs. Marc Simz – Blikkenslager
26. Markus Schulz & Ferry Corsten – Loops & Tings
27. Tiesto, BT & Hardwell vs. Jaz Von D – Love Can’t Be Without Introfuse (Markus Schulz Mashup)
28. BT vs. Sasha – Remember Magnetic North (Coldharbour 2012 Big Room Reconstruction)
29. Markus Schulz – THe New World (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)

Bonus Track
30. Armin van Buuren & Markus Schulz – The Expedition (Khomha Remix) [World Premiere]

Global DJ Broadcast March 14, 2013
World Tour – Johannesburg, South Africa

(Recorded Live from Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg – March 9, 2013)

01. DNS Project – Shatter (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
02. Markus Schulz Featuring Ana Diaz – Nothing Without Me (Beat Service Remix)
03. ID
04. Markus Schulz – The Spiritual Gateway
05. Chris Cortez – Future Shock (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
06. Aaron Camz vs. Markus Schulz & Fiora – Deep in the Cryptogram (Markus Schulz Mashup)
07. Skytech – No Need for Words
08. Omnia – The Light
09. Markus Schulz Featuring Sarah Howells – Tempted
10. ID
11. Khomha – Dusk Riddles
12. Orjan Nilsen – No Saint Out of Me
13. Markus Schulz Featuring Ken Spector – Scream
14. Orjan Nilsen – Endymion
15. Beat Service – Impulse
16. Markus Schulz Presents Dakota – Sleepwalkers
17. Beat Service – Outsider
18. Markus Schulz & Elevation – Finish Line
19. ID
20. Ferry Corsten & Markus Schulz – Stella
21. Cosmic Gate – Fire Wire (Cosmic Gate’s Back 2 the Future Dub)
22. Khomha – The Dark Knight
23. M.I.K.E. Presents Push – Universal Nation (Orjan Nilsen Remix)
24. Armin van Buuren & Markus Schulz – The Expedition
25. Markus Schulz – Soul Seeking (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
26. Ashley Wallbridge & Rafael Frost vs. Tristian Garner – Overdrive Zorro (Markus Schulz Mashup)
27. Armin van Buuren vs. W&W – D# Fat
28. Markus Schulz Featuring Justine Suissa – Perception (Rafael Frost Remix)

Global DJ Broadcast April 4, 2013
World Tour – WMC 2013: Miami, Florida

(Recorded Live from The Terrace at Space in Miami – March 17, 2013)

01. Markus Schulz Presents Dakota – I’m Where it Went Wrong
02. Tucandeo – Grey Goose
03. Danilo Ercole – A Man with Two Names
04. Greg Downey Presents R.I.C.O. – Afraid of the Dark
05. Microtrauma – Reflection
06. Aerofoil vs. E&G – One Word (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
07. Khomha – Dejavu
08. Omnia – The Light
09. Markus Schulz Featuring Sarah Howells – Tempted
10. ID (Track 10 from GDJB World Tour Johannesburg Set)
11. Dimitri Vegas, Moguai & Like Mike – Mammoth
12. Khomha – Dusk Riddles
13. Orjan Nilsen – No Saint Out of Me
14. Dannic – Clobber
15. Markus Schulz & Elevation – Finish Line
16. Digital X – Raptor
17. Ferry Corsten & Markus Schulz – Stella
18. New World Punx – Romper
19. Markus Schulz & Ferry Corsten – Loops & Tings
20. ID (Track 04 from Markus ASOT 600 Miami Set)
21. Cosmic Gate – Storm Chaser (Khomha Remix)
22. ID
23. Ashley Wallbridge & Rafael Frost vs. Tristian Garner – Overdrive Zorro (Markus Schulz Mashup)
24. Armin van Buuren vs. W&W – D# Fat
25. MKB – Katana (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
26. Markus Schulz Featuring Ana Diaz – Nothing Without Me (Beat Service Remix)
27. Grube & Hovsepian – Trickster
28. Markus Schulz – The Spiritual Gateway
29. ID

Global DJ Broadcast May 9, 2013
World Tour – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(Recorded Live from KL Live in Kuala Lumpur – May 3, 2013)

01. Markus Schulz – Our Moment (Scream Tour Intro)
02. New World Punx – Romper
03. Ferry Corsten & Bassjackers – Collision
04. Omnia – The Light
05. Markus Schulz Featuring Sarah Howells – Tempted
06. Mark Sixma – Requiem
07. Markus Schulz Featuring Ken Spector – Scream
08. Aerofoil vs. E&G – One Word (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
09. Dimitri Vegas, Moguai & Like Mike vs. Ferry Corsten & Aruna – Mammoth Forever (New World Punx Mashup)
10. ID
11. Armin van Buuren vs. W&W – D# Fat
12. ID
13. Fisherman & Hawkins – Apache
14. Markus Schulz – The Spiritual Gateway
15. Markus Schulz Featuring Ana Diaz – Nothing Without Me (Beat Service Remix)
16. Cosmic Gate – Storm Chaser (Khomha Remix)
17. Grube & Hovsepian – Trickster
18. Beat Service – Fortuna
19. Markus Schulz – The New World 2013
20. Markus Schulz vs. Sander van Doorn vs. Nero – Chasin the Same Promises (Markus Schulz Mashup)
21. Beat Service – Impulse
22. ID
23. Markus Schulz & Ferry Corsten – Loops & Tings
24. Binary Finary – 1998 (New World Punx Remix)
25. ID
26. Solarstone – Solarcoaster (Remix)
27. ID
28. Omnia & Ira vs. Bingo Players vs. Hardwell – Mindfused Spaceman (Markus Schulz Mashup)
29. New World Punx – Digital Dreaming Punk
30. Markus Schulz Featuring Seri – Love Rain Down (4 Strings Remix)

Global DJ Broadcast June 13, 2013
World Tour – London, England

(Recorded Live from Ministry of Sound in London – June 7, 2013)

01. Markus Schulz Presents Dakota – Doors Open
02. ID
03. Jerome Isma-Ae – Speed
04. ID
05. Alex O’Rion – The Friendly Giant (Rolando Vallice Remix)
06. Lange – Hold That Sucker Down
07. Ferry Corsten – Kudawudashuda
08. Cosmic Gate – Storm Chaser (Khomha Remix)
09. MKB – Katana (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
10. W&W – White Label (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
11. Aerofoil vs. E&G – One Word (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
12. Alex Di Stefano vs. Rank 1 – 7 Loves Instead of 8 Wars (Markus Schulz Mashup)
13. Omnia vs. Markus Schulz & Sarah Howells – Tempted by the Light (Markus Schulz Mashup)
14. ID
15. ID
16. Khomha – Dejavu
17. New World Punx – Romper
18. Harry Square – Royal Flush
19. Lost Tribe – Gamemaster (Protoculture Reconstruction)
20. Markus Schulz – The Spiritual Gateway
21. Grube & Hovsepian – Trickster
22. Purple Stories – Locust (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
23. ID
24. Age of Love – The Age of Love (Koen Groeneveld Remix vs. Wippenberg Remix / Markus Schulz Edit)
25. Ummet Ozcan – The Box (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
26. Solarstone – Solarcoaster (Remix)
27. Max Graham – The Evil ID
28. Giuseppe Ottaviani & Ferry Corsten – Magenta

Global DJ Broadcast July 4, 2013
World Tour – Toronto, Canada

(Recorded Live from the Guvernment in Toronto – June 29, 2013)

01. Markus Schulz Presents Dakota – Doors Open
02. ID
03. Gai Barone – Mr. Slade (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
04. Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg – Lovecraft
05. ID
06. Jerome Isma-Ae – Speed
07. ID
08. Lange – Hold That Sucker Down (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
09. Basil O’Glue – Sigil
10. Khomha – Dejavu (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
11. ID
12. Giuseppe Ottaviani & Ferry Corsten – Magenta (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
13. Markus Schulz & Barnes & Heatcliff vs. Alesso & One Republic vs. Maywave – Losing Myself in New World Harmony (Markus Schulz Mashup)
14. ID
15. Markus Schulz – The Spiritual Gateway
16. ID
17. Purple Stories – Locust (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
18. New World Punx – Romper
19. Markus Schulz & Ferry Corsten – Loops & Tings
20. Mauro Picotto & Riccardo Ferri – New Time, New Place (New World Punx Remix)
21. Beat Service – Fortuna
22. Markus Schulz Featuring Dauby – Perfect (Remix)
23. Grube & Hovsepian – Trickster
24. Fisherman & Hawkins – Apache
25. ID
26. Beat Service – Aurora

Global DJ Broadcast August 1, 2013
World Tour – Tomorrowland, Belgium

(Recorded Live from Tomorrowland at Boom in Belgium – July 26, 2013)

01. Dada Life – Bass Don’t Cry
02. Orjan Nilsen – Violetta
03. Skytech – The Other Side
04. Arty – Hope
05. ID
06. Max Graham – The Evil ID
07. ID
08. ID
09. ID
10. Beat Service – Aurora
11. Armin van Buuren – Pulsar
12. Ferry Corsten & Markus Schulz – Stella
13. Digital X – Raptor
14. Danilo Ercole – Cruzer
15. Solarstone – Solarcoaster (Remix)
16. Cosmic Gate – Fire Wire (Cosmic Gate’s Back 2 the Future Dub)
17. M.I.K.E. presents Push – Universal Nation (Orjan Nilsen Remix)
18. Yanou featuring Liz – King of My Castle (Sander van Doorn Dub Mix)
19. Age of Love – The Age of Love (Koen Groeneveld Remix vs. Wippenberg Remix / Markus Schulz Edit)
20. Marco V – Simulated (2006 Mix)
21. Veracocha – Carte Blanche (Cosmic Gate Remix)
22. Rank 1 – Breathing (Markus Schulz Coldharbour Remix)
23. Tilt – Children (Tilt’s Courtyard Mix)
24. Markus Schulz & Elevation – Finish Line

Global DJ Broadcast September 5, 2013
World Tour – Boston, Massachusetts

(Recorded Live from the Ocean Club at Marina Bay in Boston – August 25, 2013)

01. Markus Schulz – Remember This [World Premiere]
02. Dannic – Viper (Markus Schulz Edit)
03. Markus Schulz & Barnes & Heatcliff vs. Alesso & One Republic vs. Maywave – Losing Myself in New World Harmony (Markus Schulz Mashup)
04. Orjan Nilsen – Xiing (Markus Schulz Edit)
05. Marcus Schossow & Sebjak – Kemi
06. Fatboy Slim – Praise You (Remix)
07. Armin van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie – This is What it Feels Like (W&W Remix)
08. Ummet Ozcan – The Cube
09. Fisherman & Hawkins – Apache
10. Beat Service – Aurora
11. Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)
12. Dimitri Vegas, Moguai & Like Mike vs. Ferry Corsten & Aruna – Mammoth Forever (New World Punx Mashup)
13. Omnia – The Light
14. Markus Schulz & Sarah Howells vs. Bart Claessen – Tempted Fantomah (Markus Schulz Mashup)
15. Danny Avila – Tronco
16. Khomha vs. Nadia Ali – Dejavu Rapture (Khomha Mashup)
17. Armin van Buuren vs. W&W – D# Fat
18. Markus Schulz & Ferry Corsten – Loops & Tings
19. New World Punx – Romper
20. Beat Service vs. Markus Schulz & Ana Diaz – Nothing Without Fortuna (New World Punx Mashup)
21. Grube & Hovsepian – Trickster
22. M.I.K.E. – Natural Source (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
23. Venom One featuring Adina Butar – Crashed and Burned (Big Room Remix)

Bonus Studio Set
01. Joint Operations Centre – Under a Sea of Birds
02. ID
03. 4 Strings – Twilight Mode
04. Fisherman & Hawkins vs. Nifra – The Battle [World Premiere]
05. Skytech – The Other Side

Global DJ Broadcast October 10, 2013
World Tour – Groove Cruise Los Angeles

(Recorded Live from Groove Cruise Los Angeles – September 27, 2013)

01. Markus Schulz – Remember This (Intro Mix)
02. Orjan Nilsen vs. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo Phireworks (Ferry Corsten Mashup)
03. Orjan Nilsen – Xiing (Markus Schulz Edit)
04. ID
05. Markus Schulz & Barnes & Heatcliff vs. Alesso & One Republic vs. Maywave – Losing Myself in New World Harmony (Markus Schulz Mashup)
06. Marcus Schossow & Sebjak – Kemi
07. Kryder – Aphrodite
08. Fedde le Grand and Sultan & Ned Shepard – No Good (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
09. Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love (Elevation vs. Grube & Hovsepian Remix)
10. Ferry Corsten & Bassjackers vs. Firebeatz – Where’s Your Collision (Markus Schulz Mashup)
11. Stefan Dabruck – Acid Phase
12. Fatboy Slim – Praise You (Remix)
13. Elevation – Stadium Control
14. Ummet Ozcan – The Cube
15. Fisherman & Hawkins – Apache
16. Beat Service – Arcade
17. Markus Schulz featuring Ana Diaz – Nothing Without Me (Beat Service Remix)
18. Grube & Hovsepian – Trickster
19. Tempo Giusto – Blacksmith (Mark Sherry Remix / Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
20. M.I.K.E. – Natural Source (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
21. Klauss Goulart – Absolute Chaos
22. Markus Schulz – Mardi Gras
23. New World Punx – Romper
24. Rex Mundi – Aureolo
25. Joint Operations Centre – Under a Sea of Birds
26. Khomha – Cyclone
27. Giuseppe Ottaviani & Ferry Corsten – Magenta
28. 30 Seconds to Mars – City of Angels (Markus Schulz Festival Mix)

Global DJ Broadcast November 7, 2013
World Tour – Chicago, Illinois

(Recorded Live from Palladium at Castle in Chicago – November 2, 2013)

01. ID
02. Sub Focus featuring Alpines – Tidal Wave (Remix)
03. ID
04. Markus Schulz & Barnes & Heatcliff vs. Alesso & One Republic vs. Maywave – Losing Myself in New World Harmony (Markus Schulz Mashup)
05. Beat Service – Undercover (Markus Schulz Edit)
06. Markus Schulz – Remember This
07. Vato Gonzalez – Sushi Riddim (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
08. KhoMha – Dusk Riddles
09. KhoMha – Kadence
10. ID
11. Beat Service – Arcade
12. Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes – Steam Gun (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
13. Markus Schulz featuring Ana Diaz – Nothing Without Me (Beat Service Remix)
14. Rafael Frost – Masada (Markus Schulz Edit)
15. M.I.K.E. – Natural Source (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
16. New World Punx – Romper
17. Klauss Goulart – Absolute Chaos
18. Nicky Romero vs. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano featuring Fast Eddie – S.O.T.U. (Sound of the Underground) (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstuction)
19. KhoMha – Hydra
20. Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love (Elevation vs. Grube & Hovsepian Remix)
21. Stefan Dabruck – Acid Phase
22. Joint Operations Centre – Under a Sea of Birds
23. Mark Knight & Funkagenda – Man with the Red Face (Hardwell Remix)
24. Ummet Ozcan – The Box (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
25. Spectre vs. Jochen Miller vs. Faithless – Bracing Insomnia Together (KhoMha Mashup)
26. Tiesto vs. Traversable Wormhole – Lethal Traversing (Markus Schulz Mashup)
27. Aerofoil vs. Marc Simz – Blikkenslager
28. Eelke Kleijn – Ein Tag Am Strand (Instrumental Mix)

Global DJ Broadcast December 5, 2013
World Tour – Transmission: The Machine of Transformation, Prague
(Recorded Live from Transmission: The Machine of Transformation in Prague – November 30, 2013)

01. ID
02. Beat Service – Arcade
03. Sub Focus featuring Alpines – Tidal Wave (Remix)
04. ID
05. Tempo Giusto – Blacksmith (Mark Sherry Remix / Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
06. Ferry Corsten – Diss
07. ID
08. Purple Stories – Pandorum
09. Ummet Ozcan – The Cube (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
10. ID
11. KhoMha – Kadence
12. Markus Schulz – Remember This
13. New World Punx – Romper
14. Klauss Goulart – Absolute Chaos
15. Stefan Dabruck – Acid Phase
16. Klauss Goulart – Nayana
17. ID
18. Markus Schulz featuring Ana Diaz – Nothing Without Me (Beat Service Remix)
19. Ferry Corsten – Black Light (New World Punx Edit)
20. Fisherman & Hawkins – Apache
21. ID
22. KhoMha – Hydra
23. Radio Slave featuring Danton Eeprom – Grindhouse (KhoMha vs. New World Punx Stadium Mix)
24. Aerofoil – Caress 2 Impress (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
25. Passenger 75 – Holocron
26. Rafael Frost – Masada
27. Fatboy Slim – Praise You (Ferry Corsten Remix)
28. Markus Schulz & Elevation – The Machine of Transformation
29. Markus Schulz – The New World 2013
30. Rank 1 – Breathing (Markus schulz Coldharbour Remix)
31. Solarstone – Solarcoaster (Markus Schulz Coldharbour Remix)

Here’s all of the individual broadcasts if it’s easier than the playlist above:

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Markus Talks about his Tomorrowland Set during an Interview with What’s Up

Markus’ 12 hour set at Tomorrowland may have been challenging, but it was incredibly rewarding and was also his favorite festival that he’s played this year.

“I really have to say having the diehard Schulz Army there from start to finish really was inspiring.”

Lorenzo Alba, Jr. from What’s Up spoke with Markus Schulz before the Sun City Music Festival in El Paso, TX. Read more from the interview here.


















12 Steps to Survive 12 Hours with Markus Schulz at Tomorrowland

This week Markus Schulz will be hosting a stage at Tomorrowland, one of the world’s most well known dance music festivals. There have been a lot of DJs that have hosted stages at festivals around the world but the one thing that makes this unique is that he’s the only one playing on the stage and he’ll be playing for 12 hours, from 1 PM until 1 AM. There won’t be any bathroom breaks. He has said he may arrange to have a light meal near the stage but don’t expect to see him eating a slice of pizza or cheeseburger behind the decks.

Markus Schulz has played numerous sets over 12 hours long but this will be the first that’s going to be mostly during daylight hours. The biggest challenge facing him is the heat and humidity expected during the daylight slaying hours.

Markus Schulz will make it, will you? If you have any doubt we’ve put together these 12 steps to surviving 12 hours at Tomorrowland.

1. Get a full nights sleep the night before. If this was a typical solo set going from doors open until doors close going all night we’d suggest a disco nap before heading to the club but with these 1 PM until 1 AM hours you’ll want a full night of sleep the night before. We’d also suggest avoiding any alcohol the night before to avoid any potential hangovers. The temptations will be heavy to party the night away in DreamVille but you’ll have a long weekend ahead, rest up.

2. Eat breakfast that will digest easily. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s not a cliche, it’s the truth. The meal in the morning gives your body fuel for the rest of the day and it can also leave your body in various ways depending on what you eat. In simple terms: don’t eat anything that’ll have you searching for a porta potty.

3. Stay hydrated. Standard festival tip. Before his set begins make sure to have a full bottle of water or two and if those run out take the time to get some refills, you’ll only miss a song or two.

4. Think about time and your alcohol consumption or drug usage. Alcohol will make you tired and drugs only last for so long. Be mindful of the effects of these things on your body so that you aren’t ready to crash as the sun is setting and there’s still over three hours left in his set. During a solo set at a club the dance floor will often begin to empty out as the time nears 4 AM as those who had been drinking a lot begin to tire out. There’s no denying that these things happen at any time of music event but for something like this you’ll want to think out your actions more than usual.

5. Follow the lead of Markus. The solo set will take you on a long journey and Markus will guide you right through until the end.  The solo set is broken into a few different sets starting with the warm up. He’s not going to go into full slaying mode from the start so relax and enjoy the build up and save your energy. After the warm up he’ll take you into the slaying mode where you’ll want to let loose. In a typical solo set after about six or seven hours he’ll guide the crowd down the rabbit hole. Follow his lead and energy in the music and you’ll go the distance. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Tomorrowland 2010


6. Comfort first and fashion second. Everyone wants to look their best and express themselves at a festival but do you really think you’ll be able to go the distance in flip flops or heels? Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that you’ll be able to dance, sweat and relax in.

7. Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and rain poncho. Don’t risk a sunburn on the first day of the festival out in the sun. Keep the sun out of your eyes and skin protected. Weather update:  There is an  60% change of rain and thunderstorms on Friday. Be sure to pack a rain jacket or poncho and some plastic bags to keep your digital devices and other personal items dry.


8. Try to avoid sitting down. Instead of sitting down just stand in one spot with your knees bent and slowly moving back and forth. Once you’re down it’s harder to get back up so try and resist sitting down if you can. You’re the only one who really knows your body but our professional tip is to avoid sitting if possible.

9. Don’t let your friends influence you to leave. You don’t want to get split up from your friends but if you’re intention is to stay for the entire set don’t let anyone drag you away. You’ll regret it later on hearing about what you missed and will likely hold a small grudge. It may sound petty but we’ve heard it numerous times from people who have left solo sets before the end.

10. Go with the flow. It may be hot. It’ll likely be crowded. There’ll be annoying people. There’ll be people who will step on your foot. There’ll be people who’ll spill a drink on your, blow smoke in your face or even worst burn you with a cigarette. Those things all suck and hopefully none of them happen but at least one is bound to. Don’t get upset about it, just go with the flow and move on. Do not let one person or one incident take down your day.

11. Don’t watch the time. When you start to look at the time the thoughts will enter your mind that there’s still 7 hours to go and that’ll seem like a long time or you’ll get sad realizing there’s only two hours remaining. Let the music take you on a journey and be confident that Markus Schulz will guide you from beginning to end and will make it apparent when time is running down.

12. Get to know your neighbors. Everyone has a different way of experiencing a dance floor whether it’s finding a great spot and staying there or wandering around the entire time. For those who like to find a spot and stay in the same area make sure to get to know your neighbors because you’ll be spending a lot of time around them. This doesn’t mean carrying on in depth conversations but the simple hello’s, where are you from, etc. When you need to run to the bathroom or go and get something to eat or drink recognizing who you were around will make it easier to find your way back. It’ll also give everyone a chance to look out for one another.

Have fun, good luck going the distance and make sure to tag any social media you share with the #SchulzArmy hashtag for us to find and share. For anyone interested in writing a review of his set send an email to info@schulzarmy.com.
Markus Schulz’s 2 hour set from Tomorrowland 2011

Tomorrowland 2011

Recap of Over Three Hours with Markus Schulz on Twitter

This week Markus Schulz logged into Twitter with a free hour on his hands for another round of questions and answers and it turned into three and a half hours before Twitter put him in “Twitter jail.” Within the first 30 minutes he had over 500 unopened tweets. Just like his DJ sets he’ll go as long as he’s allowed to.

A lot of great questions and dialogue. Sorry we couldn’t reference everyone’s question below but when you read yours you’ll recognize it. The format we’ve taken with this recap, like the others, is to start with what was asked and the reply from Markus Schulz after in quotes. We’ve also tried to organize the questions into these categories: random, favorites, DJ Mag Top 100, venues, city compilation, Tomorrowland, music, upcoming and possible cities, solo sets, New World Punx and Fate Nightclub.

Markus Schulz July 15 Twitter Q&A


A fan started out writing: I just want to say thank you a million times. You are one of us. We are you on the dance floor. Amazing person and DJ/producer. Markus replied with, “This is the thing I can’t stress enough. I love being on either side of the booth so I can understand the feelings of the fans.”

The best thing about being a DJ? “The ability to connect with fans, meet them in person and become friends.”

Fans in Egypt are concerned about Markus making it there for the Future Sound of Egypt 300 event and Markus responded, “It’s one of the most important shows of the summer and I will do everything to be there. Egypt fans have waited for me to come.” There’s apparently been some rumors as well which Markus addressed saying, “Not true at all. This is a massive gig and I’ll do everything possible to be there for the fans.” A third question was asked and Markus gave some more reassurance saying, “As things stand Egypt has my word that I will be there. Honored to come back.”

How much does Markus love Los Angeles? “ha ha stretches arms as wide as possible to say thiiiiiiiis much.”

If Markus could pick one city to settle down in later in life, where would it be? “I’m very happy in Miami. I need to be somewhere with warm weather and isn’t a pain to travel to and from.”

Do you consider yourself as successful DJ or more like, just a man doing what he loves? “Doing my dream love for a living”

When growing up Markus’ dream job was “a radio host, then doing what I do now.”

Where demos can be sent?  demos@globaldjbroadcast.com. Markus has often said that you shouldn’t expect to hear feedback on the track but if they like it and will use it they’ll be in touch.

If Markus couldn’t make music anymore, he says he would feel empty. “The day I feel I don’t have the ability to create anymore is the day I hang up the headphones.”

When asked what is better, a talking dog or a cat that can cook, Markus said “I have a dog that tries to eat sharpies” (hmm… which dog is it, Star or Comet?) “and a cat that does my scream face.”

If you could pick anyone in the world (dead or alive) to hang out with for an hour who would you choose? “Larry Levan. Was hugely inspired reading all the stories about his Paradise Garage nights so would have loved to ask him about that.” Read about Larry Levan on Wikipedia.

Who was your idol when you began your music career? “Mr. Magic, Red Alert, Tony Humphries, Latin Rascals and Larry Levan.”

Do you have the Rey Mysterio’s mask or the El Santo’s mask? “El Santo”

What earplugs do you use? “I got mine custom made a few years ago via my doctor. Vital when you have a heavy tour schedule. Pricey but recommended.”

Do you work out to keep up with your hectic schedule? “Yeah, as much as possible. I’ve taken up bike riding this year.”

Do you have any pre show superstitions? “If time allows I always try to get a disco nap in.”

How many unicorns have you slayed? “More than enough to have PETA on my ass.”

You ready to murder El paso at Sun city music festival? “I can’t believe how many people are messaging me about SCMF! Getting so excited to play it!”

Do you still have the unicorn necklace I gave to you at Fluxx? Do you ever get tired of playing so many shows? “Yes, still have my drawer of kandi from the bus tour. The travelling is tiring but the passion of the fans helps me get through.”

When are we going to get news on Scream Bus Tour Part 2? “Let me get the city comp done and dusted first! :p”

If you weren’t a DJ/producer what would you have done as a career? “I honestly couldn’t imagine myself doing anything.”

Do you ever think about Avalon NYE 2012-13? “I do all the time. I have both the GDJB World Tour and rabbit hole portions of the set on my ipod when traveling.” Listen to the rabbit hole.

I have a great idea. Would you be open to one of us planning a track list for a set? Dibs if this ever happens. “That would be a cool idea sometime but would take huge planning because as you know I tweak nearly everything to fit my sets.”

How can you describe your fans in Mexico? “One of the most passionate and loving set of fans anywhere.”

Thoughts on Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas? “Incredible. Said it for a while but crucial show every year.”

Can I enjoy a beer with you when you come to Helsinki in a few weeks? “May not be the best idea since it’s the same weekend as the 12 hour Tomorrowland + have Ibiza the next day!”

Best memory from The Guvernment on Canada day? “Has to be the wedding proposal. First time I ever did something like that on stage.” Read the Schulz Army review of that night including the wedding proposal.

How many things did you sign at the Tao Beach pool party during EDC? “lol I have no idea. It got to the stage of deliriously tired that I was in the zone and kept going.” Friendly reminder from Markus Schulz that day, “Don’t throw balls at DJs”.

Markus Schulz Dont Throw Balls at DJs

Why and how can you be such an amazing DJ? “It’s hard and easy. Hard because of the amount of time you have to dedicate, but easy when you feed off the passion of the fans.”


Favorite piece of DJ equipment to use? “The advancement of the CDJs in the past few years has been incredible.” He also said that the 2000’s are his favorite.

Can you tell us which are your current favorite DJs outside of Coldharbour? “Guy J, Adam Beyer, The M Machine.”

What’s your favorite color? “Gotta say black otherwise my 20 slayer v-necks will be sad.”

Someone mentioned that they really like the black sneakers you often wear to shows and were wondering what brand they are? “Converse.”

What’s your favorite part of your job? “Connecting with the fans and meeting them in person where we become friends for life.”

Favorite song at the time? “Stairway to Heaven.”

What do you think so far in 2013 are your top 5 favorite cities you’ve played in so far? I hope Toronto is one! “Toronto definitely, Prague for Transmission, Kiev in Feb was off the hook, solo nights in Buenos Aires and ASOT 600 Mexico City.”

What are the best headphones you use? “Technics RP DH1200.”

What is your favorite set that you have ever played and why? “Hugely proud of LA ’12 release party solo set bc it was 1st one in LA.”

Saw you and Ferry at Tao beach during EDC week and it was unreal! What do you prefer intimate shows or big festivals?? “Both have their charms. I love production you can bring to a festival to feel like a spectacle but love closeness of fans too.”

What is your favorite trance song?? “The original ‘Perception’ by Cass & Slide.” Listen to it here:

Perception is track that is special to Markus because the original Cass & Slide version is the one track he wishes he could have made himself.

Favorite cities to play in the US?  “Way too many to be just one but special connection in LA, NY, SF, DC, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Las Vegas and Phoenix.”

DJ Mag Top 100

Markus hasn’t decided yet on his top 5 DJs, but most likely it will be, “A few of the Coldharbour guys along with a couple of others who I admire.”

Any guesses as to who will be #1 in the Top 100 DJs poll, “I would be surprised if it was anyone other than Armin.”

How important is the Mag poll for you, like, honestly? “It’s still relevant to the scene so we all have to care about it to a certain degree. But I’ve always said it’s the fans’ voice.”

Do you think the DJ Top 100 has any relevance to the EDM scene? “It plays an important role because club promoters use it as a tool. It’s why I encourage people to vote regardless for me or not.”

Do you care about the DJ Mag rankings at all? “Ultimately it’s (hopefully) the fans’ voice. What means the most to me is having people believing in me and what I do.”

What do you think about this DJ mag list?  “It’s a large fabric of our scene. Not the singular make or break thing for careers but is important.”


Flames Central in Calgary, “It’s a great little venue. Scene in Calgary is getting bigger with every visit and always enjoy passing through.”

Markus thinks that Paradiso in Seattle, Washington has the “most beautiful backdrops I have ever seen when on stage DJing.” “That place was amazing. Would love to do a summer sunset extended set there sometime.”

Full on Ferry, “was fun, the new Eden is pretty cool. Looking forward to getting back to Ibiza next Monday.”

City Compilation

Release date? “Should be next month, have worked tirelessly on it for months to make it as special as possible for the BA fans.”

Markus is hoping that the Buenos Aires ’13 City Compilation will be released within the next 5-6 weeks. “Don’t have a definite date yet but will let you know.”

Release party? “Making plans for it but won’t happen until after summer.”

Why did you pick Argentina for this year compilation city? Any particular reason? “Accumulation of all my Argentinean experiences over the years and felt it was right time to highlight the passion of fans there.”

“Played Argentina for very long time + thought moment was right. Don’t worry, Mexico becoming hugely important for me every year.”

What makes the Argentinian crowd stand out from the rest? “Argentina was one of the first countries who really embraced me and what my sound was about. Their passion is intense.”

What do you like most about Argentina?  “Passion of the fans and the amazing Argentinean steaks!”

“I can see Mexico being a city compilation within the next 3-4 years. The fans there are so good to me.”

Why wasn’t there a city compilation in 2007? “The comps used to come out a lot later in year, Ibiza ’06 I think was Oct and then I had Progression summer ’07. 07 was due to be Amsterdam with late Oct release date but ended up being pushed back to January 08, so had to skip a year. 07 was originally Amsterdam, but schedule meant it was pushed back from November ’07 to January ’08”

Possibility of a city compilation Beirut ’14, “You never know, but ideally I would need to have much more of a regular presence in the country rather than every few years.”


How are you gonna prepare yourself for a long 12 hour set in Tomorrrowland? “I’m travelling there night before so hoping to get a good night’s sleep and get the jet lag out of the system.”

What happens if you need to go to the bathroom during your 12 hour set? “Put on one of my 30 minute long Dakota tracks.”

Will they allow you to have a meal on stage behind the decks? “I’ll probably arrange to have some light food. Dealing with the heat will be the hardest especially if it’s a humid day.”

Do you like mozzarella sticks? “Don’t tempt me! In marathon set training mode this week. :p”


Will “Perception (Rafael Frost Remix)” ever be released? “No plans to release at the moment. It was done mainly as an exclusive for my live sets.”

Oh and track 5 from your ASOT MIA set, WHAT IS THAT!!!!!! “Buenos Aires ’13 will have the answer.”

Come to San Francisco for an open to close set! Maybe a San Francisco album? “Don’t forget SF got the entire 2nd disc of the World Tour Best of 2013 compilation last year!”

What inspires you when producing? Any place, any crowd in particular? “It can be any crowd really. When I am on stage and reacting to the crowd it gives me ideas to try in the studio during the week.”

Would you ever make a genre switch like Tiesto from trance to electro house? “No, I love melodies too much.”

Are you still releasing tracks on #CLHRred? And what qualifies for a red release? “Not at the moment, will most likely run everything thru main Coldharbour label for now. Always open to signing deeper material.”

Do you use a special track for the soundcheck? “I usually use the one song I want to test or am most excited about debuting to the fans that night.”

Will Scream 2 still be happening in the fall?  “Yes still the plan. Ongoing along with all the other multiple projects.”

Need a follow up of “New World Track”. That track always gives me goosebumps. Also ‘Do you dream’ too! “One of the instrumentals I’m working on for Scream 2 kinda has a “New World” sequel vibe about it.”

New Dakota album in the works? “Just a few tracks going at the moment that may or may not blossom into full album.”

If you were offered massive amount of money to change to house or another genre of music and leave trance will you accept?!  “No you have to follow your heart + fully love what you create. If you don’t enjoy what you make it sucks the life out of you.”

Should we be expecting new music being played at Electric Zoo? “Yep, yet more IDs to entertain people.”

Any word on collaborating with Eric Prydz? It would be an infusion of sinister sounding magic. Absolute Chaos. I hope it happens. “Would be amazing if it ever happened. Huge admirer of what he creates.”

Next Coldharbour artist to watch? “We just signed Beat Service to SMG so we’ll try to build him up in terms of gig presence.”

Markus has starting compiling tracks for his 4 hour Coldharbour Day mix.

Who has surprised Markus with their productions and the progress made in scene so far this year? “Loving Digital X and Purple Stories.”

Who has surprised you with their productions & progress made in the scene so far this year? “Loving Digital X and Purple Stories.”

Who are your major influences in trance music? “The young producers who are coming into the scene with so many fresh ideas.”

Can you post your set from Edmonton on the 12th?  “Wasn’t recorded unfortunately, generally only record whatever sets I use for GDJB World Tour. But great night, very kind fans.”

Thoughts on UK Hard House of the early 2000’s (Nukleuz, Tidy Trax)? “The old Mauro Picotto stuff of that era was incredible.”

Can we ever hear the live set from Sound Garden Hall this past April?? Please! “I didn’t record but after that night I definitely want to come back to Philly for another big show.”

What motivates you to produce? “Being on stage and seeing the reactions of the fans when performing.”

Which countries do you think should be as important as they are U.S. or Europe in terms of electronic music? “Mexico + Argentina.”

Every country has excellent DJs/Producers and great work to show. Every country must be important in terms of EDM. Markus replied, “That is indeed true and hopefully with the range of guys I support through Coldharbour it reflects that.”

Did you study in order to become a DJ/producer? “No I very much learned by doing. I started off by putting mix tapes together for breakdance parties for my friends.”

Where did you get your godlike talent for beautiful productions? Were you dipped in a fountain somewhat like Achilles? “Inspired by melodies and inspired by the fans, can’t put it any simpler than that.”

Do you enjoy buying new equipment or you consider it as just a part of being a DJ? “Usually once a year I’ll go on a huge shopping spree and buy loads of equipment to upgrade the studio.”

Also, any chance we could hear you play some Markus The Slice Schulz tracks on #gdjb? “lol, oh god. Who found my Backstreet Boys remix?” He mentioned it and here its.

Upcoming and Possible Cities

North Carolina: “No concrete date yet but it’s always a very fun spot to play, will most likely figure in next bus tour plans.”

Barcelona: ” I think I’ve only ever played there once but been there several times on layovers. Beautiful city, would be nice to do a show.”

Boston: “Next month, I’ll ask if I can update my tour dates tomorrow.”

When can we expect to see you back in montreal? I’m aching for an extended set at (((@StereoMtl ))) “Nothing concrete but door is always open for a bit of ((( ))) action.”

El Salvador: “No plans, but I’m getting a ton of requests from Central America fans. Might need to think about putting together a tour there.”

Moscow: “No plans at the moment but hopefully soon. Great scene in Moscow and continues to grow. Love the MS VK.”

Los Angeles: “I’m doing Groove Cruise at end of September and we’ll see about extended set at club after that sometime.” Regarding future shows at @AvalonHollywood this year, “Not ruling it out but no 100% plans I know of at the moment.”

Singapore:  “I think possibly early spring next year for Singapore and rest of Asia.”

India:  Any plans of having Coldharbour Day in India?  “India tour news coming soon but I am coming before end of year.”

Brazil:  “No plans at the moment but would love another run down to the incredible Green Valley.”

Is your @GlobalGathering set gonna be nearly as good as your 6 hour @ministryofsound set? “Very exited for it. One of the absolute best festivals to play every single year.”

OC August news is coming! (Update:  Just announced, Markus has a show on Thursday, August 22 at Sutra in Costa Mesa, CA. Tickets available soon!)

Nocturnal: “News coming soon ;)”

Beyond Wonderland Bay Area: “News coming soon!”

Do you want @ASOT 650 to happen in Toronto? “I approve!”

So the #ASOT650TO campaign is strong, how would you feel about Toronto getting an event like this and would you play it? “If it’s in the Rogers Centre and I can run to the stage like the Ultimate Warrior then I’m in.” New goal for the ASOT650TO campaign! Setup the runway and apply the face paint to Markus.

With cities campaigning for ASOT650 worldwide, do you think ASOT650 will be the best ASOT series? (@ASOT650TO loves you!) “It gets bigger and bigger every year and next year most likely the same. Would love to be part of it.”

The A State of Trance 650 Toronto is putting in some serious effort! Surprised that there haven’t been any other campaigns already active in something like this.

When will you come back to Chicago? “Hopefully soon! I owe everyone who supported me in the rain at EDC.”

Much respect for playing #EDCchicago in some unpleasant weather. Returning anytime soon? “Nothing yet but I’d love to. The Castle and EDC gigs this year were both incredible in their own way.”

When are you coming back to @echostagedc? We miss you over here. “I miss all the DC crew and Glowheads too. We will have to plan our next adventure soon.”

Do you have any plans to come back to México? Here, we miss you a lot #SchulzArmy. “Si!!!”

Any plans for Mexico City? We want you back here. “Mexico always on my mind because of you amazing fans!”

Did we have any chance to have you back in the decks again in Mexico? “Good news coming soon and very excited!”

Any chance you’ll be returning to LA with @KhoMha any time soon? I REALLY need to see you two do a B2B set. “No plans at the moment but make sure you support him and the guys at the Coldharbour Avalon night on Aug 24.” Buy tickets here.

Think you’ll be able to make an appearance during Coldharbour Night at Avalon next month? “No I’m actually at Marquee in Vegas that night. Will be there in spirit.”

Hope to see you at EDC Orlando this year, if not any big Orlando gigs you’ll be playing? “Haven’t heard anything at the moment but EDC would be cool to do again. Need to keep it growing for scene in Orlando.”

Ireland: “I think Ireland was talked about at some point but has gone quiet. Would be nice though, been too long.”

Sad you’re not coming back to Oz for Stereosonic this year, when will we see you again? “Talk about maybe a club tour early next year but early stages at the moment.”

Paraguay: “I don’t think I have ever been there. If there is a club and a promoter that can bring me to your country then go for it.”

Ideal next residency? “New York.”

Any chance for another @ElectricZooNY after party this year? “If Made Event want me to do it then I’m happy to do it esp bc it’s for the NYC fans.”

Any word on an Electric Zoo after party at a non-Pacha venue?  “I don’t mind Pacha to be honest. I like the intimacy of it. But I’ll play anywhere good for the NY fans.”

How about to explore new locations in Ukraine like Kharkov with Coldharbour Night? “Ultimately up to the promoters to put a plan together then approach the office.”

Will you ever come back to South Africa again for a #GDJB ? Your set in Johannesburg was unforgettable Your music changed my life. “Oh yes, would always be open to doing GDJB from South Africa again.”

Trinidad and Tobago needs you. You need to take us down the rabbithole! “I would love to go back there for some downtime. Been a while”

Solo Sets

Do you ever feel bored when you DJ for 6+ hour long sets? “Not at all. The longer sets I get the opportunity to road test unfinished and new material way before all the regular sets.”

When asked what he would do if he needs to use the restroom during his 12 hour set, Markus says he will “Put on one of my 30 minute long Dakota tracks.”  Has anyone ever seen Markus take a break during one of his marathon sets?

Would love to see you do open-close @TheGuvernment once a year, is that realistic?? “I am holding out my arms for a TO hug to make it reality.”

In Las Vegas, “That would definitely be cool to do sometime. If Marquee could extend the hours it would be even better!”

What about DC’s long set? “Up to the @ClubGlow crew! But would be amazing to do open to close sometime.”

Washington, D.C.: “Would be amazing to do open to close sometime.” @ClubGlow crew take note!

When is that open to close set you promised us TranceFamilySF fans? “I am shifting a few gears in the hope of making it happen. Haven’t forgotten! (and TFSF wouldn’t allow me.)”

When asked if he would ever consider playing a show as Dakota, Markus replied  “I think generally I get into my Dakota groove in the early part of solo sets.”

When are you gonna pull a marathon set in NYC? “No plans outside of Electric Zoo at the moment but an NY open to close is something I’d dearly love to tick off my list.”

Compare doing a marathon set and b2b. Is a  B2B marathon possible? “Definitely is, just did a  B2B with Ferry Corsten for over 6 hours at TAO Beach in Vegas for EDC weekend.”

When do you plan to do your next US marathon set? “Won’t be until well after summer, spending most of now to September in Europe and elsewhere.”

You must do an open to close set here in NYC anytime this year it would be great. “Yes NY and DC are top of my list for first time open to close solos (and SF again cause I owe them after the same DC bet).”

All I have to say is NYC needs a solo extended set! “I second that. High on my to-do list.”

Super jealous of your 12 hour set at Tomorrowland! Any chance of a US extended set tour? We would love to see you at  Foundation Nightclub. “It would be great to do sometime but would require a lot of advance planning. Maybe next year?”

New World Punx

Was your gig last year with Ferry at Echostage the catalyst for becoming the new world punks? “That gig was definitely the deal breaker.”

New World Punx at Echostage any time soon?  “Always open to come back to DC but no plans yet. Would love to finally do open to close solo there too.”

Any chance of a New World Punx set at Electric Zoo? “Ferry and I are doing different days for Electric Zoo so not likely.”

Would you do a show in LA as New World Punx? “Would always be open to playing in LA in any form.”

Markus hasn’t heard the exact set times for his NWP set with Ferry in Lebanon, but he won’t be complaining if the set is 6 hours.

Will their be a new world punx tour and how is scream 2 coming along ? “Few NWP shows confirmed for fall + NYE. Playing few instrumentals and vocals from Scream 2 in current livesets, still plenty to do.”

Are you looking forward to #POPNYE with Ferry Corsten? Any surprises in store for New Year’s Eve? “Should be a lot of fun. We’ll be working on more surprises in the run up to Christmas.”

Any plans to play some New World Punks shows in the near future? Where? “Yes, have a couple of shows lined up around Halloween time and confirmed for POP NYE in the Bay Area.”

Fate Nightclub

I just wanted to say ‘thanks’ for the opportunity to attend the grand opening of Fate Nightclub last Thursday. Markus replied, “Hoping the Thursday nights really take off and we can get a regular trance footprint in Miami.”

It was a pleasure meeting you at the grand opening of Fate the other night! Did you have fun? “Yeah was great. I’m going to try to be there on Thursday nights when I’m at home and not travelling so you can say hi again.”

Stay tuned in for the next one!