Markus Schulz

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Markus Schulz
Schulz at Sutra, OC California, 2012
Schulz at Sutra, OC California, 2012
Background information
Birth nameMarkus Schulz
Also known as
Born (1969-02-03) 3 February 1969 (age 53)
OriginEschwege, Germany
Genres
Years active1990–present
Labels
Websitewww.markusschulz.com

Markus Schulz (/ˈmɑːrkəs ˈʃʊlts/; German: [ˈmaʁkʊs ˈʃʊlts]; born 3 February 1969) is a German DJ and record producer based in Miami, Florida. Best known for his weekly radio show titled Global DJ Broadcast that airs on Digitally Imported radio, ah.fm and other online stations,[2] Schulz is also the founder of the label Coldharbour Recordings[3] and Schulz Music Group (SMG), an artist management company that manages rising stars in the industry.[4] In September 2012, Schulz was crowned America's number one DJ by DJ Times.[5]

In early 2013, after several spontaneous back-to-back performances, 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.

Productions[edit]

Schulz has released 15 mix compilations and seven artist albums under his own name. He has also released productions and albums, Thoughts Become Things, Thoughts Become Things II and The Nine Skies, 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, Fatboy Slim, Miro, Book of Love, Blue Amazon, and PQM.[2] His remixes of "Intuition" and "Stand" by Jewel both hit #1 on the Billboard club chart.[6]

His seventh studio album, We Are The Light, released on 12 October 2018.[7]

Performances[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 Scottsdale, Arizona, where he developed his style. Since then, he has continued to perform at clubs all over the world including stereo nightclub Avalon, Club Space, Green Valley, Ministry of Sound,[8] Ruby Skye and Zouk.

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

He has performed DJ sets at some of the largest festivals and events: 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; Transmission; Trance Energy 2010; Bang Music Festival; Future Music Festival; Bal en Blanc;[2] on 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, Australia. In 2013, Schulz launched a North American tour with the M Machine called Scream Tour.[9] A second North American tour started in April 2014 following the release of Scream 2.[10]

On 28 October 2010, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, placing Schulz at number 8 in the world.[11] In September 2012, Schulz was crowned America's Number 1 DJ by DJ Times.[5] In DJ Magazine's 2013 poll, he was number 21 in the ranking.[12]

Schulz is known amongst his fans as the "Unicorn Slayer". 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. After somebody tweeted, "Markus Schulz: the unicorn slayer of trance," Schulz retweeted it and the nickname caught on.[13]

Personal life[edit]

After a relationship of more than six years, Schulz married Romanian singer Adina Butar on 1 June 2019, in Ibiza.[14]

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

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Shikodachi (1999, Safari Media )
  • Kamaidachi (2000, Safari Media )
  • American DJ - 04 Phoenix (2001, The Right Stuff)
  • Coldharbour Sessions (2004, Armada Music)[15]
  • Miami '05 (2005, Moist Music)[15]
  • Ibiza '06 (2006, Moist Music)[21][22]
  • Amsterdam '08 (2008, Armada Music)[23]
  • Toronto '09 (2009, Armada Music)[15]
  • Armada At Ibiza - Summer 2008
  • Las Vegas '10 (2010, Armada Music)[15]
  • Prague '11 (2011, Armada Music)[15]
  • Los Angeles '12 (2012, Armada Music)[15]
  • Best of 2012: World Tour Compilation (15 December 2012)[24]
  • Buenos Aires '13 (2013, Armada Music)
  • In Search of Sunrise 14 (with Gabriel & Dresden and Andy Moor) (2018, Songbird)[25]
  • In Search of Sunrise 15 (Mixed by Markus Schulz, Jerome Isma-Ae and Orkidea): (8 November 2019)[26]
  • In Search of Sunrise 16 (Mixed by Markus Schulz, Giuseppe Ottaviani and Sunlounger): (7 August 2020)[27]
  • In Search of Sunrise 17 (Mixed by Markus Schulz, Kryder and Kyau & Albert): (27 August 2021)[28]

Singles[edit]

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cel mai bun DJ al Americii, Markus Schulz, s-a căsătorit cu iubita româncă
  2. ^ a b c "The DJ List Biography of Markuz Schulz". The DJ List. Retrieved 31 August 2006.
  3. ^ "Armada Music / Coldharbour Recordings". Armada Music. Retrieved 20 April 2009.
  4. ^ Norrell, Charlene. "Interview with Markus Schulz". Pumped Audio. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  5. ^ a b "DJ Times Top 100 DJ's". DJ Times. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Jewel Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 31 August 2006.
  7. ^ a b "Markus Schulz Announces 'We Are the Light' LP Confirms Release Date, Tracklist & Next Single". EDM Sauce. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Ministry of Sound radio - Markus Schulz". Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Markus Schulz North American Scream Tour". Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Markus Schulz takes 'Scream 2′ on the road with spring bus tour". Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  11. ^ "DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ's". DJ Magazine. Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  12. ^ "DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs 2013". Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  13. ^ "Q&A: Markus Schulz". Mixmag. Archived from the original on 6 April 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  14. ^ "Cel mai bun DJ al Americii, Markus Schulz, s-a căsătorit cu iubita româncă" (in Romanian). Pro TV.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g "Markus Schulz – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  16. ^ "Markus Schulz – Scream – Coming August 31, 2012". Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  17. ^ "Markus Schulz – Scream 2". Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  18. ^ "Markus Schulz, Pre-Sale Ticket Request, Watch The World Album". markusschulz.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  19. ^ "We Are the Light by Markus Schulz on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  20. ^ "Escap by Markus Schulz on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  21. ^ "Markus Schulz Interview". About. Retrieved 31 August 2006.
  22. ^ "Ibiza '06 on Amazon.com". About. Retrieved 24 November 2006.
  23. ^ "Markus Schulz – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  24. ^ "Best of 2012: World Tour Compilation - Markus Schulz". Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  25. ^ Hernandez, Christina (1 July 2018). "Tiësto's iconic ISOS series has been resurrected by Gabriel & Dresden, Andy Moor, & Markus Schulz in the most powerful of fashions [Album Review]". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2 July 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  26. ^ "In Search Of Sunrise 15". Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  27. ^ Gomez, Nancy (12 August 2020). "A Light Across the Darkness: In Search Of Sunrise 16". EDM Tunes. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  28. ^ Gomez, Nancy (1 September 2021). "Markus Schulz, Kyau & Albert and Kryder Unveil In Search Of Sunrise 17". EDM Tunes. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  29. ^ Bein, Kat (9 August 2018). "Markus Schulz Taps Capital Cities' Sebu For Summery Pop Single: Exclusive". Billboard. Archived from the original on 10 August 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  30. ^ "The Awakening [Transmission 2018 Theme] – Single by Markus Schulz on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  31. ^ "Markus Schulz Presents Afterdark Vol. 1 – Single by Markus Schulz on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  32. ^ "Symphony Of Stars – Single by Markus Schulz on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  33. ^ Sunkel, Cameron (12 March 2019). "Markus Schulz and ATB team up on first-ever collaboration 'Heartbeat'". EDM.com. Archived from the original on 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  34. ^ Sunkel, Cameron (30 July 2019). "Markus Schulz and BT join forces for landmark release". EDM.com. Archived from the original on 8 August 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  35. ^ Chang, Davina (27 August 2019). "Markus Schulz releases 'Ave Maria' in memory of his late mother". EDM Tunes. Archived from the original on 6 September 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  36. ^ a b c di Tomasso, Sol (4 December 2019). "Markus Schulz to Release 'In Search Of Sunrise' Singles". EDM Tunes. Archived from the original on 18 December 2019. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  37. ^ Flores, Sebastian (7 February 2020). "Markus Schulz releases new track 'Indestructible'". EDM Tunes. Archived from the original on 12 February 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  38. ^ "Are You with Me - Single by Markus Schulz & Daimy Lotus on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  39. ^ "In Search of Sunrise - Single by Markus Schulz & Adina Butar on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  40. ^ "Feel Alive - Single by Markus Schulz, London Thor & Valentino Alessandrini on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  41. ^ "Wait for You (Original Mix)". Beatport. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  42. ^ "Not Afraid to Fall by Markus Schulz & Christina Novelli on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  43. ^ "Make It Last Forever - Single by Markus Schulz, Ethan Thompson & Soundland on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  44. ^ "Escape (Extended Mix) - Single by Markus Schulz on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  45. ^ "Sunday Chords - Single by Markus Schulz on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  46. ^ "Avalon 6Am - Single by Markus Schulz & Dakota on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  47. ^ "Endless Story - Single by Markus Schulz & Paula Seling on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  48. ^ "Tuluminati - Single by Markus Schulz & Dakota on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  49. ^ "Cry of the Banshee - Single by Markus Schulz & Dakota on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  50. ^ "Manray - Single by Markus Schulz & Dakota on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  51. ^ "Vapour (feat. Dakota) - Single by Markus Schulz & Dakota on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  52. ^ "Southern Sun (Markus Schulz In Search of Sunrise Remix) - Single [feat. Carla Werner] - Single by Paul Oakenfold on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  53. ^ "Hypnotized (Markus Schulz Remix) - Single by Ilan Bluestone, Emma Hewitt & Markus Schulz on Apple Musi". Apple Music. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  54. ^ "Walk Through Walls (Markus Schulz Remix) - Single by HALIENE on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 26 October 2020.

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