Markus Schulz

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Markus Schulz
Markus schulz sutra oc.jpg
Markus Schulz at Sutra, OC California, 2012
Background information
Birth name Markus Schulz
Also known as Unicorn Slayer, Dakota, Himmel, New World Punx
Born (1975-02-03) 3 February 1975 (age 39)
Origin Eschwege, Germany
Genres Trance
Years active 1990–present
Labels Coldharbour Recordings, Armada Music, Ultra Records
Associated acts Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, New World Punx
Website http://www.markusschulz.com

Markus Schulz (/ˈmɑrkʊs ˈʃʊlts/; German: [ˈmaɐ̯kʰʊs ˈʃʊlt͡s]; born 3 February 1975), is a German born American trance music DJ, musician and producer. He is best known for his weekly radio show titled Global DJ Broadcast that airs on Digitally Imported radio, After Hours FM and other online stations.[1] He is also the founder of the label Coldharbour Recordings[2] and Schulz Music Group (SMG), an artist management company which manages rising stars in the industry such as KhoMha, Mr. Pit, Grube & Hovsepian and Adina Butar.[3] After several spontaneous back to back performances in early 2013, Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten announced they would be producing and touring together as the new EDM group New World Punx. Their debut arena show was held at Madison Square Garden, with global tour dates ongoing in the future.

Producing[edit]

[citation needed] Schulz has released six mix compilations and four artist albums under his own name. He has also released productions and albums, Thoughts Become Things and Thoughts Become Things II, under the alias Dakota.[citation needed] Through his work with remixing tracks, he has had the opportunity to work with such artists as: Depeche Mode, Madonna, Everything but the Girl, Jewel, OceanLab, Gabriel & Dresden, Télépopmusik, Fat Boy Slim, Miro, Book of Love, Blue Amazon, and PQM.[1] His remixes of "Intuition" and "Stand" by Jewel both hit #1 on the Billboard club chart.[4]

Performing[edit]

When not in the studio working on new mixes, Schulz maintains an extensive international touring schedule. He originally held a seven-year residency at The Works in Phoenix, Arizona, where he developed his style. Since then, he has continued to perform at clubs all over the world including Avalon, Club Space, Green Valley, Ministry of Sound,[5] Ruby Skye and Zouk to name but a few.

Schulz signing autographs for fans at Sutra in Orange County, California, 2012.
Logo of Markus Schulz.

He has DJ'ed at some of the largest festivals and events, including: Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Monster Massive, Together As One, Ultra Music Festival, Amsterdam Dance Event, Nature One, Dance Valley, Love Parade, Global Gathering, Creamfields, ETD Pop, Trance Energy 2010, Bang Music Festival, Future Music Festival, Bal en Blanc,[1] at the Episodes 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600 and 650 (as New World Punx) of A State of Trance and at Summafieldayze on the Gold Coast in Australia. In 2013, Schulz launched a 4-plus week North American "Scream" Tour with The M Machine.[6]

On 28 October 2010, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, placing Schulz at #8 DJ in the world.[7] As of the 2013 poll, he is #21 in the ranking.[8]

In September 2012, Schulz was crowned America's Number 1 DJ by DJ Times.[9]

Schulz is known amongst his fans as the unicorn slayer.[10] As of the 2013 poll, he is #21 in the ranking.[8] Many EDM artists nowadays tend to fall back on light, upbeat melodies, nicknamed "unicorn melodies", but Schulz prefers to use square waves and pitch bends.[10] After somebody tweeted, ‘Markus Schulz: the unicorn slayer of trance.’ Schulz retweeted it and the nickname caught on.[10]

In November 2013, Schulz partnered with EDM lifestyle brand Electric Family to produce a collaboration bracelet for which 100% of the proceeds are donated to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The partnership has raised over $4k as of January 2014.

Discography[edit]

Schulz performing at Mayday, 2010 in Poland.

Studio albums (as Markus Schulz)[edit]

Studio albums (as Dakota)[edit]

Remix albums[edit]

  • Progression Progressed - The Remixes (2008, Armada Music)
  • Dakota – Thoughts Become Things II (The Remixes) (13 January 2012, Armada Music)
  • Do You Dream? - The Remixes (2011, Armada Music)

Compilation albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The DJ List Biography of Markuz Schulz". The DJ List. Retrieved 2006-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Armada Music / Coldharbour Recordings". Armada Music. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  3. ^ Norrell, Charlene. "Interview with Markus Schulz". Pumped Audio. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  4. ^ "Jewel Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2006-08-31. 
  5. ^ "Ministry of Sound radio - Markus Schulz". Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  6. ^ "Markus Schulz North American Scream Tour". Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  7. ^ "DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ's". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  8. ^ a b "DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs 2013". Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "DJ Times Top 100 DJ's". DJ Times. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  10. ^ a b c "Q&A: Markus Schulz". Mixmag. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "Markus Schulz – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  12. ^ "Markus Schulz – Scream – Coming August 31, 2012". Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  13. ^ "Markus Schulz – Scream 2". Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  14. ^ "Markus Schulz Interview". About. Retrieved 2006-08-31. 
  15. ^ "Ibiza '06 on Amazon.com". About. Retrieved 2006-11-24. 
  16. ^ "Markus Schulz – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  17. ^ "Best of 2012: World Tour Compilation - Markus Schulz". Retrieved 2012-12-15. 

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