“Not so straightforward, is it?” observes Markus. Both generally and rhetorically, he’s passing comment on life. However, in the closing weeks of 2017 & opening months of 2018, he could as easily be talking about the ‘how’, ‘what’ & ‘why?’ of Dakota’s stage show and its December-released 18-track LP companion, The Nine Skies.
In perhaps the most time-honored tradition in 20+ years of event theme history, this November sees Markus Schulz deliver Transmission its 2017 night-defining anthem.
Whilst ‘Watch The World’ was electrifying airwaves & delighting fans last spring, it was also having another, altogether subtler side effect. Intentionally or otherwise, it was bringing about a shift in the understanding of who Markus Schulz, the musician, is. Working in stylistic areas new, penning & co-penning many of the tracks’ lyrics and delivering an entire disc’s worth of acoustic...
In perfect step with its third performance at London’s SW4 Festival later this month, Markus’ summons single #3 from Dakota’s The Nine Skies project.
With his performance at EDC Vegas still dominating #TheNineSkies rearview, Markus Schulz expands the program with two new adaptions of ‘Mota-Mota’. Talla 2XLC and Arkham Knights are the artists charged with taking Dakota & Koen Groeneveld’s techno leviathan further down the bunny hole.
Resurrecting his alter ego, Dakota, Markus Schulz is bringing the action packed excitement back once again with The Nine Skies Project, with a debut at Dreamstate.
The hissing vent of the open hi-hat, the smack of the clap, metal-on-metal percussion – something wicked this way comes. Going by the name ‘Mota-Mota’, its deeper bass frequencies underpin prowling rhythms, cut with truculent synths, which are spliced in turn with ethereally warped hunting horns.
Watch The World were but three unconnected words to Markus Schulz fans this time last year. Thanks to the release of his most expeditionary album to date however, 12 months on it’s a whole different story. A story in fact whose next chapter opens today!