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ImpactPlayaz
20-05-11, 10:00 PM
Markus Schulz presents Dakota - "Thoughts Become Things II"

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/ImpactPlayaz/MarkusBlog/DakotaTBT2Cover.jpg

The rumors are true, but now it’s time to make it official…

Two years ago his first Dakota album heralded one of the boldest branch-outs that’s ever been undertaken by an EDM artist. This summer Markus Schulz will return his genre super-collider to the dancefloor frontlines. A bigger comeback in 2011, you will not find…

Back as far as its turn-of-the-millennium origins, Markus’ alter ego was always conceived as a channel through which he could explore the darker and more devoutly club side of his mind.

“To me the audio that Dakota presents and the music which I put out under my own name stand totally apart. It’s an entirely separate set of tempos, sound-ranges and FX rules. To have this studio ‘other self’ with which to produce this type of music is more important to me than ever”, he says.

The first ‘Thoughts’ long-player proved nothing short of a revelation, drawing Schulz’s productions into the CDJs of an entirely different type of DJ. Two years on and its sequel is on final approach. A fully floor-equipped, 14 track album, ‘Thoughts Become Things II’ again explores every cleft and crevasse of the prog/trance/techno/house panoply.

Stylistically ‘Thoughts II’ picks up precisely where the first album left off, in the deeply trenched progressive of ‘Gypsy Room’. From there the unmistakable churning, techno glint of ‘Red Star’ and the shadowy atmospherics of ‘I’m Where it Went Wrong’ continue to build the bridge between the two albums. Each one a Dakota device purpose built to send strobe-lit underground dance spots unrelentingly towards critical mass.

Expanding its style sheet further is the house-led thematic of 'Terrace 5 a.m.' Recalibrating Moroder’s immortal, discofied ‘I Feel Love’ bassline to 2011 levels, its set to become a much-demanded spin at Schulz’s new Space Ibiza residency. Equally 80's inclined is ‘Tears’, who’s poignant, film-noir channels Vangelis’ enigmatic ‘Blade Runner’ theme.

Every bit as redolent is the low-tempo industrial roll of ‘Katowice’s dystopian main line, the flowing transcendental melod-prog of ‘In a Green Valley’ and ‘Apollo’ - the expansive, epic album dénouement.

Dakota fans’ first contact with ‘Thoughts II’ will inevitably have come through the propulsive twin-turbines of its first two singles… Together, over the last three months, ‘Sinners’ and ‘Sleepwalkers’ have nitro-injected Schulz’s sets time and time again. The latter has already developed its own early cult status, when its emergence during his set at ASOT500 pushed Schulz into Twitter’s worldwide trending top 10.

‘Thoughts Become Things II’ holds back its toughest sonic punches till last, with a closing track triumvirate. The gated synthery of 'Miami’, the hard-ratcheting white-knuckle-tension of ‘Cape Town’ and stridently riffed, big-room suspense of ‘Saints’ all collectively producing the album its mighty endgame.

As with its first instalment, ‘Thoughts Become Things II' will have resonance with DJs of numerous electronic dance disciplines. With barely a track over the 130bpm mark and referencing many a dance sub-genre, it is this summer’s most intrepid, creative long-player.

Thoughts Become Things II will be available through iTunes on Friday July 1st, and on CD from Friday July 8th.

Tracklist:
1. Gypsy Room
2. Red Star
3. Sleepwalkers
4. I’m Where it Went Wrong
5. Sinners
6. Terrace 5 a.m.
7. Katowice
8. Tears
9. Suggestion No. 5
10. In a Green Valley
11. Miami
12. Cape Town
13. Saints
14. Apollo

More information can be found at the special microsite http://dakota.markusschulz.com

Havana
20-05-11, 10:02 PM
Nice album cover! An essential buy for the summer I think :) Can't wait

Daydreamer
20-05-11, 10:05 PM
Wow... surprising cover. I wish they used one of this photoshoot though: http://lockerz.com/s/79220969

Curious about the tracklist and now it's time to read Markus' blog! :D

topereq
20-05-11, 10:30 PM
great news , waiting for more ! 8-)

Rob
20-05-11, 11:48 PM
Cant wait for the new Dakota album and the upcoming worldtour set from LA cause it will debute some off the new Dakota album stuff! :mrgreen: :D

MissZivile
21-05-11, 12:33 AM
Ok, so this Budha meditates, but I don’t think he has listened to any of Markus yet, as he doesn’t seem to be in Nirvana yet.... :roll: :lol:

Do You Dream cover was quite expressive, well reflecting the album title... Im sure this Budha is some allegoric ( :?: ) meaning of trance music.
Quite a creative choice I'd say – thoughts materialise in first one, now we reflect on them - meditating - maybe looking back and thinking, how the hell this happenned, what a powerfull tool the thought is...bla bla bla....

In a nutshell the cover basically says - you're so going to ‘meditate’ when this album comes out!...Nirvana will be – big time!... so Zen! BRING IT ON!...:) Interesting what tracks will be in it.

So now onto the best part of Fridays' - Markus Blog time!

talala
21-05-11, 01:04 AM
What a great and interesting cover!! ;) like it!

ohcrapitsnico
21-05-11, 03:35 AM
Same day I get a blackberry. Good day is good. :)

CarlosSR
21-05-11, 05:20 AM
The cover really amps up my excitement over TBT 2.

RoDion K
21-05-11, 06:10 AM
from the interviews, we already know about some of the tracks :)

1. Sinners
2. Saints
3. Sleepwalkers
4. Terrace 5AM
5. I Feel Love
6. Red Star
7. Where It Went Wrong

Wojtus
21-05-11, 07:16 AM
The cover is very inspire,much better than fomer album

audioex3
21-05-11, 08:56 AM
Love it! Gonna be a epic album for Markus I have a feeling! 8-)

ImpactPlayaz
22-05-11, 11:49 AM
from the interviews, we already know about some of the tracks :)
5. I Feel Love

This one doesn't exist actually. If you read the quote from the interview, Markus is referring to taking insipration from the classic Moroder-style bassline from the iconic Donna Summer track "I Feel Love".

topereq
22-05-11, 01:01 PM
Donna Summer track "I Feel Love".

this track remidns me of Attention Deficit - What , lol :D

jywuster
22-05-11, 03:38 PM
Wow, Just heard Saints at Avalon. What a monster, this next dakota album is HIGH in quality.

TigerClaw
22-05-11, 09:24 PM
Nice album cover, looking forward to what the tracklist will be.

buraksbt
29-05-11, 04:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_VpjeRS ... ded#at=108 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_VpjeRSHiE&feature=player_embedded#at=108)

I saw this at Trancefix.nl, can it be in TBT II? It is sounds like Mr Pit and also big room recon. of Caress to Impress, but I think its Mr. Pit's new track. I listened it twice, and its already one of the best tracks of 2011 as for me, despite the bad sound :D

Daydreamer
29-05-11, 04:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_VpjeRSHiE&feature=player_embedded#at=108

I saw this at Trancefix.nl, can it be in TBT II? It is sounds like Mr Pit and also big room recon. of Caress to Impress, but I think its Mr. Pit's new track. I listened it twice, and its already one of the best tracks of 2011 as for me, despite the bad sound :D
I think it's Mr. Pit too because it hasn't been revealed at Avalon.

buraksbt
29-05-11, 05:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_VpjeRSHiE&feature=player_embedded#at=108

I saw this at Trancefix.nl, can it be in TBT II? It is sounds like Mr Pit and also big room recon. of Caress to Impress, but I think its Mr. Pit's new track. I listened it twice, and its already one of the best tracks of 2011 as for me, despite the bad sound :D
I think it's Mr. Pit too because it hasn't been revealed at Avalon.

also a person said on Youtube that Mr. Pit played it in an event.. And this is so strong track, if it was on the album, it have to be announced before now.

SKTranceFan
30-05-11, 12:37 AM
Its currently my favorite track. Can't wait for it to be revealed. or at least until i can get a decent quality version on youtube.

Daydreamer
31-05-11, 09:29 PM
Tomorrow the big announcement... :D

Neruda
01-06-11, 07:13 AM
Tomorrow the big announcement... :D
:o

CarlosSR
01-06-11, 07:42 AM
Just a few more hours to go 8-)

curs3d
01-06-11, 08:55 AM
wohoooo it's the 1st of June already... Where isssss the Tracklist :P

Daydreamer
01-06-11, 10:59 AM
https://twitter.com/markusschulz/status ... 9352154112 (https://twitter.com/markusschulz/status/75858699352154112)

4 pm CET just like last year, 4 hours left!!

axt
01-06-11, 11:25 AM
can't wait!

topereq
01-06-11, 11:30 AM
waiting fot this :D :D

Arteey
01-06-11, 11:38 AM
Can't wait! ;)

Wojtus
01-06-11, 01:52 PM
tic toc...

Daydreamer
01-06-11, 02:41 PM
I still hope CD1 will contain originals and CD2 remixed classics, I'd be really disappointed if Sweet Dreams (Markus Schulz pres. Dakota Remix) isn't on the release.

Hayley
01-06-11, 02:46 PM
@Daydreamer - there's going to be 2 cd's?

Guys, where will we hear this first? Facebook, Twitter or right here?

Daydreamer
01-06-11, 02:48 PM
@Daydreamer - there's going to be 2 cd's?

Guys, where will we hear this first? Facebook, Twitter or right here?
Some albums are on double cd... but yeah most likely it will be just 1 cd.

Hayley
01-06-11, 02:49 PM
@Daydreamer - there's going to be 2 cd's?

Guys, where will we hear this first? Facebook, Twitter or right here?
Some albums are on double cd... but yeah most likely it will be just 1 cd.

That'd be schweeeet :P

DoMarcikar
01-06-11, 02:49 PM
@Daydreamer - there's going to be 2 cd's?

Guys, where will we hear this first? Facebook, Twitter or right here?

All three.

topereq
01-06-11, 02:50 PM
'tuned in' lol :lol:

10 mins :D

Hayley
01-06-11, 02:50 PM
@Daydreamer - there's going to be 2 cd's?

Guys, where will we hear this first? Facebook, Twitter or right here?

All three.

LOL! Good job I have all three pages up and ready.... *refresh* :P

curs3d
01-06-11, 02:53 PM
the wait is almost over!!! :lol: :lol:

Wojtus
01-06-11, 02:56 PM
Next Markus Schulz album-2012 :D
Next Dakota Album-2013 :D

ImpactPlayaz
01-06-11, 02:57 PM
@Daydreamer - there's going to be 2 cd's?

Guys, where will we hear this first? Facebook, Twitter or right here?

All at the same time, Coldharbour ninja style. ;)

DoMarcikar
01-06-11, 02:57 PM
@Daydreamer - there's going to be 2 cd's?

Guys, where will we hear this first? Facebook, Twitter or right here?

All at the same time, Coldharbour ninja style. ;)

Do you mean Commando man?

topereq
01-06-11, 02:57 PM
F5 party :lol:

Evening Twilight
01-06-11, 02:58 PM
3 more minutes!!

Hayley
01-06-11, 02:58 PM
@Daydreamer - there's going to be 2 cd's?

Guys, where will we hear this first? Facebook, Twitter or right here?

All at the same time, Coldharbour ninja style. ;)

LOL! That should be a Dakota track name... 'Ninja Style' :D

curs3d
01-06-11, 02:59 PM
ITS THE FINAL STRETCH!!!! F5 F5

topereq
01-06-11, 03:00 PM
16 \0o/ :D

Evening Twilight
01-06-11, 03:00 PM
4 O'clock give it to me :D

topereq
01-06-11, 03:01 PM
1st page \o/

ImpactPlayaz
01-06-11, 03:01 PM
Check first post. :)

Now before anyone else tries, I'm taking dibs on Gypsy Room and In a Green Valley <3 :P

Wojtus
01-06-11, 03:02 PM
Terrible,too much track included on the album. MIx edits tracks again? :?

EddyAB
01-06-11, 03:02 PM
Wohooooooooooooo massive! :D

fridaycoffee
01-06-11, 03:02 PM
haha...a lot of tracks...guess the green valley track is the track from WT Brazil

DoMarcikar
01-06-11, 03:03 PM
Check first post. :)

Now before anyone else tries, I'm taking dibs on Gypsy Room and In a Green Valley <3 :P

When will there be any previews? :)

Wojtus
01-06-11, 03:03 PM
Check first post. :)

Now before anyone else tries, I'm taking dibs on Gypsy Room and In a Green Valley <3 :P

Have you listen the album already?

curs3d
01-06-11, 03:04 PM
@ImpactPlayaz Hahah what!!!

Dibs on "Tears" and "I'm Where It Went Wrong"

I guess that track title was from the video that guy made :lol:

topereq
01-06-11, 03:05 PM
tracklist is looking great , cant wait to hear some samples :D

topereq
01-06-11, 03:05 PM
Dibs on "Tears" and "I'm Where It Went Wrong"

I guess that track title was from the video that guy made :lol:
LOL

fridaycoffee
01-06-11, 03:05 PM
no suggestions/description for Suggestion No. 5 ? :lol:

Hayley
01-06-11, 03:07 PM
FINALLY <3

I'm guessing 'Gypsy Room' has something to do with Angie ;)

curs3d
01-06-11, 03:08 PM
some of the track titles are amusing. Love it though

Markus must have drawn inspiration from various things that happened the past year and the cities that he has visited.

Hayley
01-06-11, 03:08 PM
Terrible,too much track included on the album. MIx edits tracks again? :?

WTF dude!! You didn't even hear it yet! Some people are NEVER HAPPY! :evil:

barto
01-06-11, 03:11 PM
I already feel those sounds!

WILL BE MASSIVE!

DoMarcikar
01-06-11, 03:14 PM
[youtube:3rnb7kg1]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLaUC8r9VgQ[/youtube:3rnb7kg1]

First preview is Katowice, which we already know, is the Green Valley ID.

Hayley
01-06-11, 03:14 PM
some of the track titles are amusing. Love it though

Markus must have drawn inspiration from various things that happened the past year and the cities that he has visited.

Random! Love it!! :P

Wojtus
01-06-11, 03:15 PM
Katowice is aleady on YT as a preview :D

topereq
01-06-11, 03:16 PM
[youtube:14eghzjk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLaUC8r9VgQ[/youtube:14eghzjk]

First preview is Katowice, which we already know, is the Green Valley ID.
sounds so bad ass :twisted: :twisted:
massive!.

DoMarcikar
01-06-11, 03:17 PM
Katowice is aleady on YT as a preview :D

It sounds one million better in much lower BPM than high, but Sleepwalkers sounds more better in high BPM than low.

fridaycoffee
01-06-11, 03:19 PM
too repetitive imo...

Ericc B
01-06-11, 03:20 PM
Terrible,too much track included on the album. MIx edits tracks again? :?

WTF dude!! You didn't even hear it yet! Some people are NEVER HAPPY! :evil:

For the love of gawd let it be non stop mixed please

Wojtus
01-06-11, 03:21 PM
Katowice is aleady on YT as a preview :D

It sounds one million better in much lower BPM than high, but Sleepwalkers sounds more better in high BPM than low.

135 bpm?

topereq
01-06-11, 03:22 PM
Track 23, GDJB WT Cape Town- In a Green Valley ?:D

topereq
01-06-11, 03:22 PM
Katowice is aleady on YT as a preview :D

It sounds one million better in much lower BPM than high, but Sleepwalkers sounds more better in high BPM than low.

135 bpm?
138 ! best tempo for Sleepwalkers:D

DoMarcikar
01-06-11, 03:25 PM
Katowice is aleady on YT as a preview :D

It sounds one million better in much lower BPM than high, but Sleepwalkers sounds more better in high BPM than low.

135 bpm?

Or 136, but sometimes he played Sleepwalkers in the BPM of 132, which also sounded really great.

Wojtus
01-06-11, 03:27 PM
Track 23, GDJB WT Cape Town- In a Green Valley ?:D

are u sure?

DoMarcikar
01-06-11, 03:35 PM
OFF: I can't belive it. O___O My account on YouTube (GDJBripper) is deleted. :(

Wojtus
01-06-11, 03:38 PM
OFF: I can't belive it. O___O My account on YouTube (GDJBripper) is deleted. :(

oh shit,fucking armada crew has deleated

DoMarcikar
01-06-11, 03:45 PM
OFF: I can't belive it. O___O My account on YouTube (GDJBripper) is deleted. :(

oh shit,fucking armada crew has deleated

And Black Hole was also in it.

gdjblaci
01-06-11, 03:46 PM
OFF: I can't belive it. O___O My account on YouTube (GDJBripper) is deleted. :(

-.- :oops:

MrE
01-06-11, 03:48 PM
Terrible,too much track included on the album. MIx edits tracks again? :?

WTF dude!! You didn't even hear it yet! Some people are NEVER HAPPY! :evil:

For the love of gawd let it be non stop mixed please
14 tracks on an 80 min CD means it pretty much has to be mixed. I just hope the tracks haven't been cut down too much to fit, as the last album suffered badly from that.

Can't wait to hear this. The 1st album was a stormer & from what's been revealed so far, this pushes it to another level.

modthispny
01-06-11, 04:25 PM
i'm really excited for this album, just hope the tracks aren't cut too short as mentioned.

modthispny
01-06-11, 04:26 PM
i also just heard the cape town ID 23 and it has a dakota sound to it, i'm pretty sure that is cape town.

Daydreamer
01-06-11, 04:51 PM
Noticed the tracklist during school today but hadn't enough time to reply...

4. I’m Where it Went Wrong, unique title. Seems like Markus has taken the "Where Trance went wrong" video really serious.

Now it's just waiting... for the full versions of course.

fridaycoffee
01-06-11, 05:02 PM
the EOYC ID sounds Dakota'ish too

modthispny
01-06-11, 05:58 PM
Noticed the tracklist during school today but hadn't enough time to reply...

4. I’m Where it Went Wrong, unique title. Seems like Markus has taken the "Where Trance went wrong" video really serious.

Now it's just waiting... for the full versions of course.

good catch

4. I’m Where it Went Wrong

can't wait to hear it.

DoMarcikar
01-06-11, 07:01 PM
Noticed the tracklist during school today but hadn't enough time to reply...

4. I’m Where it Went Wrong, unique title. Seems like Markus has taken the "Where Trance went wrong" video really serious.

Now it's just waiting... for the full versions of course.

That video is a piece of sh*t in my opinion. I can't see, what do they want to understand with us.

gdjblaci
01-06-11, 07:18 PM
im super excited about the track Miami, Where It Went Wrong and Gypsy Room. Sinners, Saints, Sleepwalkers, Katowice, Red Star are all amazing!

hellosam
01-06-11, 07:21 PM
Noticed the tracklist during school today but hadn't enough time to reply...

4. I’m Where it Went Wrong, unique title. Seems like Markus has taken the "Where Trance went wrong" video really serious.

Now it's just waiting... for the full versions of course.


i really want to hear this song....the title has caught my attention....just like "Not the Same" did..and ended up being EXACTLY what i expected....

i read that title and i dont really think the same as you though....i need to hear this!

Neruda
01-06-11, 07:26 PM
what a announcement! We just have to wait the dakota madness :twisted: :twisted:

reddevil09
01-06-11, 07:38 PM
Track 23, GDJB WT Cape Town- In a Green Valley ?:D

are u sure?

no i think that one is Dakota - Cape town... in a green valley is ID 1 ( Intro tune ) from WT Brazil... :) makes sense to me!

dtR
01-06-11, 08:28 PM
It's nice that every track on the album is described. But I can't see the most important info - is the album gonna be mixed, unmixed, album mixes or extended mixes?

Daydreamer
01-06-11, 08:35 PM
It's nice that every track on the album is described. But I can't see the most important info - is the album gonna be mixed, unmixed, album mixes or extended mixes?
Album mixes which have been "mixed" just like Do You Dream I think, definitely no extended versions (probably 3-6 months later) because that wouldn't fit on the CD.

A real bummer for an album which was intended to be uncommercial.

fridaycoffee
01-06-11, 08:48 PM
just a guess and based on the tracks descriptions :twisted: will see if i'm right..

[youtube:1g96xzml]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvjKOuudGD4[/youtube:1g96xzml]

I’m Where it Went Wrong

Daydreamer
01-06-11, 08:52 PM
just a guess and based on the tracks descriptions :twisted: will see if i'm right..

I’m Where it Went Wrong
Hopefully it's not that one! :P

Havana
01-06-11, 08:54 PM
I am sooooo looking forward to this album. The first was like something I'd never heard (Lima was my fave from that one :D ) This is gonna be bigger and better I reckon!!

Wojtus
01-06-11, 09:21 PM
Armada has been released 2 years ago TBH as Dakota ,not Markus Schulz pres. Dakota. The first album was different than second chapter. More big room sounds,melodic is coming up on chapter two. Katowice are still in my ears :)

Daydreamer
01-06-11, 09:36 PM
Armada has been released 2 years ago TBH as Dakota ,not Markus Schulz pres. Dakota.
True since Sinners, another factor that makes it more commercial.

ImpactPlayaz
01-06-11, 10:15 PM
Armada has been released 2 years ago TBH as Dakota ,not Markus Schulz pres. Dakota.
True since Sinners, another factor that makes it more commercial.

The reason it's Markus Schulz presents Dakota is because the album is being released by Ultra in North America. The first album was released worldwide by Armada, but the territories will be treated like the previous Markus Schulz albums this time around. Why that makes this album more commercial, I don't quite understand.

Daydreamer
01-06-11, 10:17 PM
Armada has been released 2 years ago TBH as Dakota ,not Markus Schulz pres. Dakota.
True since Sinners, another factor that makes it more commercial.

The reason it's Markus Schulz presents Dakota is because the album is being released by Ultra in North America. The first album was released worldwide by Armada, but the territories will be treated like the previous Markus Schulz albums this time around. Why that makes this album more commercial, I don't quite understand.
Oh, I just thought it was a decision by Armada so that all listeners would know Dakota is Markus Schulz (popularity, DJMag voting etc).

TigerClaw
02-06-11, 01:05 AM
This is interesting, One of the tracks off the album is called Cape Town. There's a track called Cape Town by Leon Bolier as well.

Ericc B
02-06-11, 06:47 AM
This is interesting, One of the tracks off the album is called Cape Town. There's a track called Cape Town by Leon Bolier as well.
Yeah I noticed that too. Pure coincidence I guess. The name of Leon's track was thought up in March during the opening of ASOT 500. Markus' track was probably already finished at that time, except nobody knew the name yet. And those who did apparently didn't care to inform him.



Oh, I just thought it was a decision by Armada so that all listeners would know Dakota is Markus Schulz (popularity, DJMag voting etc).
That's exactly why they do that. An old blog post about this subject 8-)

http://ericcb.blogspot.com/2008/12/pres ... -home.html (http://ericcb.blogspot.com/2008/12/presenters-please-go-home.html)

Hayley
02-06-11, 10:22 AM
just a guess and based on the tracks descriptions :twisted: will see if i'm right..

[youtube:2k0a7wnc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvjKOuudGD4[/youtube:2k0a7wnc]

I’m Where it Went Wrong

:shock: WOW! That is effing beautiful!

Arteey
03-06-11, 01:19 PM
[youtube:1bi8v9yh]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfM6-std4lo[/youtube:1bi8v9yh]

MrE
03-06-11, 03:25 PM
That's absolutely gorgeous. Love the Vangelis style synths, beautiful track.

CarlosSR
03-06-11, 06:41 PM
I'm watching DYD WT Documentary again, and thought,

how cool would it be for Coldharbour to release a Thoughts Become Things II WT Documentary :D

Neruda
03-06-11, 08:40 PM
what a wicked track!! :o :o . That's the only i can say for now...

Hayley
04-06-11, 11:12 AM
Tears brings literal tears to my eyes :shock:

This is just stunning <3

Ayden
04-06-11, 04:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkJYX2x-g9M this sounds familiar to Tears.

SKTranceFan
05-06-11, 06:49 PM
So when is the next youtube preview?

reddevil09
06-06-11, 05:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkJYX2x-g9M this sounds familiar to Tears.

:O um wow, just wow :O

Kabra
06-06-11, 12:57 PM
[youtube:3c3r0t5e]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01PgGa4JUGw[/youtube:3c3r0t5e]

fridaycoffee
06-06-11, 01:07 PM
dont like it at alll..maybe worst track from him...it doesnt transmit anything..emotionless

james
06-06-11, 01:17 PM
[youtube:2mvupd3r]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01PgGa4JUGw[/youtube:2mvupd3r]

loving it. really deep and dark tune. 'tears', 'saints' and now 'iwiww' -- really liking tbtii :)

Daydreamer
06-06-11, 01:50 PM
Weird track, not like I expected. Anyway wasn't this an ID?

Wojtus
06-06-11, 02:23 PM
darky :D

buraksbt
06-06-11, 02:59 PM
good deep track, similiar to first dakota album.

curs3d
06-06-11, 06:14 PM
i like it!! awesome

SKTranceFan
06-06-11, 07:50 PM
not a fan of iwtww. little too bland for me

Neruda
06-06-11, 07:52 PM
Nice to heard the "minimal" side of tha dakota proyect. 8-)

PoKoLoKo
06-06-11, 08:22 PM
Tearsssssssss.SCHULZ knows.MARKUS IS GOD.this dakota even better than last

reddevil09
06-06-11, 10:12 PM
Tearsssssssss.SCHULZ knows.MARKUS IS GOD.this dakota even better than last

Can we stop comparing the two albums? ^_^
Isn't there a reason why its called TBT 2 and not just TBT? Each album is made into an Album to make sure theres something new to be told by the artist. No reason to compare it to anything!

Ericc B
08-06-11, 08:46 AM
MARKUS IS GOD

No he's not. He's a mortal human being, just like all of us.

CarlosSR
08-06-11, 10:29 AM
I'm totally looking forward to Thursdays episode, I've purposely avoided the album previews that Armada is putting up on FB so that the tracks are fresh and new to my ears, although I've heard a few at Space ;)

EddyAB
08-06-11, 01:22 PM
[youtube:28ighsxy]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e-LV5PEYR4[/youtube:28ighsxy]

Wojtus
08-06-11, 02:07 PM
hypnotic track,similar to rest of TBH

Evening Twilight
08-06-11, 02:28 PM
Decent

topereq
08-06-11, 02:48 PM
[youtube:1gz0ix1o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e-LV5PEYR4[/youtube:1gz0ix1o]

me likes :shock:

Daydreamer
08-06-11, 03:08 PM
Boring track again, but we should be happy that he's making this album because most artists don't release an album every year. :)

james
08-06-11, 03:35 PM
Wow!

Another awesome one!

So far it's 4/6 on awesome tracks for me :)

Ericc B
08-06-11, 03:40 PM
Nice filler track. I easily prefer this over almost all vocal tracks on DYD.

PatMcGroin
08-06-11, 03:41 PM
anyone else think all these previews are spoiling the album a bit? kinda like the dvd. i would prefer if they just let it all hit at once and let it be a surprise.

james
08-06-11, 04:16 PM
You don't have to listen to the previews...

I refused to listen to the Prague previews because I wanted to hear the songs as they were intended, in a mixed format. Aside from the few that were played on GDJB World Tours, I managed to not listen to most of the album until I got my copy.

Just don't click the YouTube links...

CarlosSR
08-06-11, 05:29 PM
Yeah guys, I do not click the links as tempting as it is.

I'd rather have my TBT 2 cherry popped on Thursday with all the Dakota tunes in a continuous mix.

Same for the DYD DVD, I only previewed one trailer and saw the DVD unspoiled.

PatMcGroin
08-06-11, 06:21 PM
yea but some of us dont have that kind of restraint. :lol:

Hayley
08-06-11, 06:42 PM
anyone else think all these previews are spoiling the album a bit? kinda like the dvd. i would prefer if they just let it all hit at once and let it be a surprise.

Yep!

Hayley
08-06-11, 06:43 PM
yea but some of us dont have that kind of restraint. :lol:

And....yep!! :D

james
08-06-11, 06:55 PM
Apollo is 9minutes long. I hope we get the full version come July 1st!

Daydreamer
08-06-11, 07:43 PM
Apollo is 9minutes long. I hope we get the full version come July 1st!
How do you know? :o

fridaycoffee
08-06-11, 07:54 PM
Apollo is 9minutes long. I hope we get the full version come July 1st!
How do you know? :o

Time to present preview 4 from Thoughts Become Things II, and one which is an exclusive premiere for you all here. Never been played live or on radio, this is one of the tracks I deliberately held back to be discovered on the album. An almost 9 minute-long hypnotic journey, hope you enjoy the sounds of "Apollo".

Daydreamer
08-06-11, 07:58 PM
Apollo is 9minutes long. I hope we get the full version come July 1st!
How do you know? :o

Time to present preview 4 from Thoughts Become Things II, and one which is an exclusive premiere for you all here. Never been played live or on radio, this is one of the tracks I deliberately held back to be discovered on the album. An almost 9 minute-long hypnotic journey, hope you enjoy the sounds of "Apollo".
Aha ok thank you. Well if they use the radio edit of Sinners and Sleepwalkers there might be enough space for the other tracks in their full versions on the cd. :lol:

EddyAB
08-06-11, 09:06 PM
Boring track again
I don't like it either. :)

SKTranceFan
08-06-11, 09:09 PM
its a little dull but better than iwiww

Rick Valentine
08-06-11, 09:23 PM
Well im very surprised at the previews i heard, some might find it boring but not every single track Markus makes has to be a huge bigroom tune i feel with Dakota he sticks to his more underground progressive style abit more.
The first 2 tracks we heard Sinners, Sleepwalkers are pretty much bigroom tracks so i thought Markus had gone really techy with this alias but nope hes stuck to the more underground progressive sounds also :) amazing stuff so far !!!!

Daydreamer
10-06-11, 05:56 PM
So what it's gonna be? Mix edits, full versions, or both seperate (cd and digital) ?

RoDion K
10-06-11, 06:01 PM
So what it's gonna be? Mix edits, full versions, or both seperate (cd and digital) ?

maybe it will be (Album version) :(

curs3d
14-06-11, 01:18 PM
i keep listening to the GDJB Thoughts become things II and i think Gypsy Room is my current favourite.. Amazing to hear some of these tracks live last friday night! Can't wait for 1st july!

M_82_Poland
14-06-11, 01:49 PM
Also have been listening to the last GDJB all the time since Thursday. It has been about 20 times 8-)

My current top3:
1. In a Green Valley
2. Gypsy Room
3. Saints / Miami / Red Star

I will never forget my roadback home from MOS party.
Sunday, 3 a.m., waiting for the bus in the city center and Gypsy Room blowing my head up!!

bassembm1
14-06-11, 10:07 PM
Miami is so good :)

Rick Valentine
14-06-11, 10:37 PM
Terrace 5am sounds amazing on a big sound system !!!!

MissZivile
15-06-11, 01:15 AM
Boring track again
I don't like it either. :)

I was less passionate with Apollo. I did have some ideas how it could sound better to my ears but I see where Markus is/could be going with it....

I have now listenned to the track several times in a row, and it is really growing on me, I must say, it just needs to be appreciated in a different vibe. I must admit it did sound much better in my empty room when it's dark - It levels on just one simple set of sounds, what would resemble Apollo (perhaps 11 Im guessing :)), and you can then clearly hear how Markus gradually adds in elements one after another. He is clearly building it up. We are just perhaps used to faster 'build-ups' therefore the track hasn't received as much love from us yet as other tracks did.
As we were only given 4 minutes of the 9 min track, it will be interesting to see where the Apollo will land: Moon expected but you never know...., it might as well 'crash' in the next 5 minutes of the track.... If it's emotional/euhporic/proud landing - we might hear Russians swearing in the background, in the fight for supremacy in space...LOL... or it might be some kind of other dramatic ending...depending on which Apollo (?13) he is writing about! Markus will craftily build it up and develop properly - just like he does his long sets. It's 'Thoughts Become Things' at the end of the day!!...

Musically, the theme is captured quite accurately - Apollo in the orbit - quiet, repetitive sound of blinking buttons/sensors, astronauts are a little nervous but excited, messing about inside the sship being weightless, excited to see the Earth from above, and the stunning view of the stellar orbit... I'd through in a burning Meteor passing close-by their windows to start building some suspense and drama.... :) ...astronauts are bitching about Russians and their competition for supremacy in space.. messages from NASA station are heard far in the background.....etc etc and then - preparation and euphoric/dramatic landing!... Looking at the American Flag on the moon would be denouement.... Ok, I didn't mean to be this theatric.... but 9 minutes is plenty of time to craftily build up, tear it down and scatter. I don't believe Markus will give us the entire 9 minutes of something 'boring'.

So we heard the story, now we will wait for the 'soundtrack' .... LOL.... I am really keen to hear how this track will be developed. Really keen.

Daydreamer
16-06-11, 04:37 PM
[youtube:3mdn6orr]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0ft52S8yP4[/youtube:3mdn6orr]

Just as disappointing as the other tracks with the exception of Saints and Gypsy Room, this album is way too overrated so far. :(

CarlosSR
16-06-11, 05:54 PM
/\ No way man, I have to disagree, that tune Capetown is pretty cool. This album is a continuation of TBT, and the sound of each song mirrors that. On their own, each track is a different story and the sum of these individual productions clearly shows the Dakota sound evolving to new heights.

Recap, so now we've heard

Sleepwalkers
Tears
Terrace 5 am
Miami
Saints
Sinners
Gypsy Room
I'm Where It Went Wrong
and Apollo.

Is there any Dakota tunes we haven't heard yet? I'm still excited by the Space ID I heard back in March.

Daydreamer
16-06-11, 05:57 PM
Is there any Dakota tunes we haven't heard yet? I'm still excited by the Space ID I heard back in March.
I'm pretty excited about this one, similar sounds to I'm Where it Went Wrong:

[youtube:1ljbrkm9]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYSIB6Irrog[/youtube:1ljbrkm9]

MissZivile
16-06-11, 09:08 PM
Recap, so now we've heard

Sleepwalkers
Tears
Terrace 5 am
Miami
Saints
Sinners
Gypsy Room
I'm Where It Went Wrong
and Apollo.

Is there any Dakota tunes we haven't heard yet?

You forgot:
In the Green Valley


/\ No way man, I have to disagree, that tune Capetown is pretty cool.

+1.
I don't know - to me it does resemble CapeTown...I have seen lots of pics from South Africa and Cape Town from my friends trips, and I could quite picture a jeep ripping past bushes at 0:48, giraffes munching on leaves, all other animals,... at 1:48 Markus notices the paraglider above the Table Mountain, ...views from the top there... details zoomed in (surfer gets crashed by a wave, ...animals...) ... ... don't want to sound cinematic again....but from about 2:48 there's big powerfull waves, Markus /whoever is going smimming with Sharks, or some other extreme sports ... ending with a dark crossroad after a night out, and a little 'danger' creeping in the bush...LOL... It's a kind of (in)tense, cautious, rough but beautiful depicting tune... in my ears anyway. I'd edit a few places to make it sound more cinematic...but it sounds good without those. And that's only my side of the story anyway.

As Markus said in his recent blog: "This album, moreso than the last one, however, has been more focused on tracks that are meant to blossom on big booming soundsystems .." [....AND THEY DO!...]" ..with tracks that sometimes don’t get as many affections after first listens than usual".

There is one track that I am not so keen, but other than that I really love this album, or - the parts of it that I have heard.

Wojtus
17-06-11, 07:53 AM
The album it's gonna be released as album mixes!

CarlosSR
17-06-11, 10:43 AM
Is that good or bad?

Daydreamer
17-06-11, 02:32 PM
Is that good or bad?
Bad, now we have to wait for the full versions again which should take another month or 6. :( TBT1 contained the full versions.

MrE
17-06-11, 03:07 PM
'Album Mix' doesn't necessarily mean 'Album Edit' though... Until we see the track lengths, we won't know for sure.

Armin's new Mirage - The Remixes album just came out today. 30 tracks, all full length. If Armin can do it, why not Markus?

james
17-06-11, 03:31 PM
Ya, but TBTII is being released as a hard copy, and the rule of thumb is, hard copy artist albums from Armada are generally one disc. One disc, 14 songs, 78 minutes...5min30sec per song on average is what we can expect.

Might be a couple of short songs though (maybe edits for Sleepwalkers and Sinners?) and so maybe 10 of the songs could be full versions?

I'm expecting the above, but will be pleasantly surprised if we get all extended versions :)

Daydreamer
17-06-11, 03:42 PM
http://itunes.apple.com/nl/preorder/tho ... d444934346 (http://itunes.apple.com/nl/preorder/thoughts-become-things-ii/id444934346)

Track lengths are not shown, weird.

james
17-06-11, 03:50 PM
Pretty sure they're all going to be in a 4min to 6min30sec range. The way (Album Mix) is stamped next to every song in that link...just gives me that feeling.

reddevil09
17-06-11, 04:59 PM
sorry but i am hugely disappointed with the fact that its gonna be released as album mix. :/

dyd was fine! but not Dakota. When every song means something from start to finish.Every song is a story of its own.... bad move! :/

james
17-06-11, 05:12 PM
I'm torn.

We're getting album mixes because we're getting 14 songs, most of which sound really well in my opinion. 14 album mixes vs. 10 full songs...it's a dilemma. The aspiring DJ in me naturally wants the 10 full songs, so I can play with them. The avid music fan in me wants the 14 album mixes, so I can enjoy more songs.

Daydreamer
17-06-11, 07:00 PM
I'm torn.

We're getting album mixes because we're getting 14 songs, most of which sound really well in my opinion. 14 album mixes vs. 10 full songs...it's a dilemma. The aspiring DJ in me naturally wants the 10 full songs, so I can play with them. The avid music fan in me wants the 14 album mixes, so I can enjoy more songs.
I'd rather see 10 full tracks because ca. 4-5 tracks from this album don't even sound decent and I can never enjoy album mixes, especially when it's Dakota.

CarlosSR
17-06-11, 07:51 PM
I just listened to Apollo for a second time, and man, it grows on you.

As Rick mentioned earlier, there are a lot of elements gradually worked and with great timing, that the song does feel like a journey as it progresses.

modthispny
17-06-11, 08:05 PM
i don't like album mixes either.

off the top of my head, sinners, sleepwalkers, saints, red-star, and katowice are going to be mostly affected since the album mix will jump right into the meat and potatoes of the song without building it up.

the slower songs will probably be 6 min whereas the songs above will be 4.

james
17-06-11, 08:53 PM
Well, I'm hoping Sleepwalkers and Sinners are affected the most.

Serious Danger
17-06-11, 10:12 PM
Im actually happy that its going to be a mixed CD, I hate it when im really grooving to a track and then poof it just stops and you lose that feeling you had when listening to the song! To me the journey stops when the track stops, so it being a mix comp has really brought a smile to my face :D. I had asked Markus in the chat if it would be "DJ friendly or a mix comp," He didnt answer, but this is what I was hoping for! I cant wait for it to be released! #Justsayin

MrE
18-06-11, 06:09 PM
Mind you, for mixed cd's, iTunes usually lists each track individually then you'll get a full continuous mix along with it. TBTII has only the individual tracks listed.

RoDion K
20-06-11, 06:00 AM
http://itunes.apple.com/nl/preorder/tho ... d444934346 (http://itunes.apple.com/nl/preorder/thoughts-become-things-ii/id444934346)

it means that no full version on album,very bad :(

bassembm1
20-06-11, 04:07 PM
http://itunes.apple.com/nl/preorder/thoughts-become-things-ii/id444934346

it means that no full version on album,very bad :(


i hate armada , how can they release a great album like this with some short edited version , as they made in DYD the remixes , they released the short edited version , then a new release with the extended version , this is a very cheap way to advertise about a product , shame on them

modthispny
20-06-11, 04:45 PM
seems like they are doing this to milk the album..same way the same DVD is released twice with additional features, etc.

regardless can't wait for the album.

buraksbt
20-06-11, 05:47 PM
http://itunes.apple.com/nl/preorder/thoughts-become-things-ii/id444934346

it means that no full version on album,very bad :(


i hate armada , how can they release a great album like this with some short edited version , as they made in DYD the remixes , they released the short edited version , then a new release with the extended version , this is a very cheap way to advertise about a product , shame on them

You are right, only good thing about that releases is you can get all full versions and mixed short versions.

reddevil09
21-06-11, 12:15 AM
i cant pre order it! it says only europeans can order it! ;/

MrE
21-06-11, 04:22 PM
http://itunes.apple.com/nl/preorder/thoughts-become-things-ii/id444934346

it means that no full version on album,very bad :(


i hate armada , how can they release a great album like this with some short edited version , as they made in DYD the remixes , they released the short edited version , then a new release with the extended version , this is a very cheap way to advertise about a product , shame on themYet Armada just released Armin's remix album with 30 full length tracks. One single release, all full versions.

If TBTII is released with edited versions (& there's still no real evidence that it will be,) maybe it's not Armada who's to blame?

Daydreamer
21-06-11, 04:52 PM
Yet Armada just released Armin's remix album with 30 full length tracks. One single release, all full versions.

If TBTII is released with edited versions (& there's still no real evidence that it will be,) maybe it's not Armada who's to blame?
TBTII is being released both CD and digital, Mirage: The Remixes was just digital. ;)

MrE
21-06-11, 05:04 PM
Yet Armada just released Armin's remix album with 30 full length tracks. One single release, all full versions.

If TBTII is released with edited versions (& there's still no real evidence that it will be,) maybe it's not Armada who's to blame?
TBTII is being released both CD and digital, Mirage: The Remixes was just digital. ;)
Isn't Mirage The Remixes also available as a 2-disc set with 21 full length tracks as well though? Either way, there's no stripped down tracks on any of the releases.

I'm still not convinced that TBTII is gonna be butchered in the same way DYD The Remixes was though. None of the tracks are listed as album edits, & there's no full length continuous mix on there either so it's gonna be all individual unmixed tracks.

They might be slightly shortened from the club mixes, but not chopped in half like most of the tracks from the last CD were.

bassembm1
21-06-11, 05:08 PM
Yet Armada just released Armin's remix album with 30 full length tracks. One single release, all full versions.

If TBTII is released with edited versions (& there's still no real evidence that it will be,) maybe it's not Armada who's to blame?
TBTII is being released both CD and digital, Mirage: The Remixes was just digital. ;)


Mirage The Remixes was released both CD and Digital Copies http://www.m5zn.com/uploads/2011/6/21/photo/062111090601irdpljysotx.jpg (http://create-avatar.m5zn.com/)

Daydreamer
21-06-11, 05:11 PM
Isn't Mirage The Remixes also available as a 2-disc set with 21 full length tracks as well though? Either way, there's no stripped down tracks on any of the releases.

I'm still not convinced that TBTII is gonna be butchered in the same way DYD The Remixes was though. None of the tracks are listed as album edits, & there's no full length continuous mix on there either so it's gonna be all individual unmixed tracks.

They might be slightly shortened from the club mixes, but not chopped in half like most of the tracks from the last CD were.
True, 2 CDs instead of 1. ;) If you look here you can see that every track has (Album Mix) labeled with it: http://itunes.apple.com/nl/preorder/tho ... d444934346 (http://itunes.apple.com/nl/preorder/thoughts-become-things-ii/id444934346)

I have no idea how long the album mixes are going to be, 14 tracks... we'll see.

Voodoo Child
21-06-11, 06:44 PM
I don't understand the strategy by armada. They don't reveal such important details about the release whether its gonna be album mixes or something else (I see ITunes implies it will be album mixes). Therefore I am hesitating to preorder the CD. And I see it coming that I will not buy neither the CD nor the download versions and wait for the extended versions. Moreover I don't understand why they released crappy edits of the Do You Dream remix album. Those where extremely bad (the edits not the remixes!). Don't they know what customer satisfaction is? I hope they will not do the same failure again with TBTII.

A proper release would be for me the uncut extended mixes plus a mix by Markus both on CDs. I could use the extended mixes for djing and listen to the mix at home or on my MP3 Player. I am not generally against album mixes. They could be usefull for the mp3 player. But castrated edits are a no go for me.

If I would know that the album mixes on the CD have good quality I would by it immediately, though. Because I am missing the feeling when you have something in your Hand.

Nevertheless TBTII will be a great album. Saints is my favorite track of this year so far.

ohcrapitsnico
21-06-11, 11:11 PM
I'm getting super excited for this. 8-)

Biggest album of the year. I do hope that possibly the tracks on the album are all the extended mixes. :(

I never get the physical CDs cause of that but I just might get the CD for this cause this is pretty dang awesome.

I'm no DJ, but when I'm listening to music I'd rather get the full feel of the track and I feel like that's lost on an edit.

Daydreamer
22-06-11, 09:59 AM
I think the album mix and extended version of Sinners from this album will be this one (the version from WT Budapest):

[youtube:3s52wwvg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiAeDchaAes[/youtube:3s52wwvg]

ImpactPlayaz
22-06-11, 12:47 PM
I've been told regarding the versions on iTunes, if you download them all and burned them on CD together, then you will get exactly the same flow and length that you would get on the CD itself, if that makes sense.

Of course this means some tracks will be edited, but most of them are playable and if you fancy doing a bit of looping work in Ableton, they should be pretty handy to fit into a DJ set (although not always necessary). But there will be tracks in their full untouched versions too.

I can only speak for myself and say that I'm a collector and prefer having the physical CD. But with a radio show coming after the iTunes date and before the CD date, I may end up buying some digitally too.

DoMarcikar
25-06-11, 01:39 PM
So, this is the point, when I don't understand what's going on...

ohcrapitsnico
28-06-11, 03:49 AM
I actually really like every single track on this album, it all really speaks to me. They're all soo good, it's so difficult to pick my favorites. The production is so smooth and beautiful sounding and I think Markus put so much into this. I love it. It's just good music period.

Gonna have to wait a while to get this though cause I refuse to buy anything off of Itunes. :x

I really hope we don't have to wait long for the uncut versions. :(

fridaycoffee
29-06-11, 12:49 PM
http://www.junodownload.com/products/th ... 776176-02/ (http://www.junodownload.com/products/thoughts-become-things-ii/1776176-02/)

hmm ......not extended mixes but still

topereq
29-06-11, 01:32 PM
gypsy room : 07:41 <3

Voodoo Child
29-06-11, 01:37 PM
http://www.junodownload.com/products/thoughts-become-things-ii/1776176-02/

hmm ......not extended mixes but still

I think the edits are decent. I would still prefer extended versions but at a first listen they seem much better than the Do You Dream Remixes edits.
Particularly, I am happy that Saints (my very favorite) seems no to be edited much. I like also the Edit of Sinners. It is short and is like an intro. Thus it is a decent addition to the single version and does not waste too much time. However, I am surprised how short Tears and Katowice are. I wished these would be longer.

Daydreamer
29-06-11, 01:43 PM
So when will the full versions be released? Because right now this album just sucks. :D

Sheedy
29-06-11, 05:54 PM
So when will the full versions be released? Because right now this album just sucks. :D
How does it suck? You havn't even heard it yet. :roll:

It looks to me like the album is a mix of edits and full versions which is great. Do You Dream had the full version of Surreal on it which was a bonus. Obviously Markus wants to get as much as he can out of the big tunes in his live sets before everybody starts playing them, so to give us a mix of full versions and edits is fine by me.

reddevil09
29-06-11, 06:03 PM
UM. So the fact that some of us outside europe still cant pre order it is scary.

james
29-06-11, 07:15 PM
UM. So the fact that some of us outside europe still cant pre order it is scary.

Gotta wait for Ultra to get their act together. They're the ones who release to us, not Armada.

james
29-06-11, 07:19 PM
And I can't believe people are still complaining about the album being album edits.

Not everyone is a DJ, and the casual fans prefer album/radio edits. The 80 second intros and outros don't do anything for them. Get over it. Stop complaining about the same stuff over and over. Jesus.

reddevil09
29-06-11, 07:35 PM
ehhh not reallly, to be honest, when its Dakota, it really does matter.. but seeing since some of the songs are short! those are the songs that might and wont loose most of its quality, but the ones that are long are properly kept in the releasing version!

modthispny
29-06-11, 08:06 PM
looking at the song lenghts, it's not bad at all.

looking forward to buying it off itunes late thur night :0

chimera
30-06-11, 07:02 AM
UM. So the fact that some of us outside europe still cant pre order it is scary.

yeah i want my album before i hear markus on friday night

PoKoLoKo
30-06-11, 03:15 PM
1 day left

Evening Twilight
30-06-11, 03:42 PM
Sinners in intro mix WOHOOO

SKTranceFan
30-06-11, 04:02 PM
And I can't believe people are still complaining about the album being album edits.

Not everyone is a DJ, and the casual fans prefer album/radio edits. The 80 second intros and outros don't do anything for them. Get over it. Stop complaining about the same stuff over and over. Jesus.

QFT

ohcrapitsnico
01-07-11, 01:40 AM
Maybe we'll get a surprise and the extended mixes will show up on Beatport within the next week. :)

d4rin
01-07-11, 03:37 AM
Do You Dream was first released as an Album Mix, What did you expect guys? If you want singles you obviously have to buy them later on once they are released on Beatport. Orjans new album was the same way...And same with Gareth Emery...WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?

mikesleone
01-07-11, 03:55 AM
Any word on when the US will get to buy the album?

modthispny
01-07-11, 06:16 AM
i was looking to buy it tonight too, i'm in the west coast.

north america is getting it july 1 right?

Daydreamer
01-07-11, 10:03 AM
Do You Dream was first released as an Album Mix, What did you expect guys? If you want singles you obviously have to buy them later on once they are released on Beatport. Orjans new album was the same way...And same with Gareth Emery...WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?
TBT1 wasn't, so yes I expected full versions especially with this album because it was supposed to be uncommercial. They could have easily release album edits on the CD and the full versions on Beatport or iTunes, this is just disappointing.

Alex
01-07-11, 10:18 AM
I received TBT2 this morning and I felt the weather was perfect for Dakota's album. There was strong wind, rain was everywhere and dark clouds was there.
That's my thoughts after first listen:

Markus shouldn't be in TOP 10 DJ MAG. He truly loves music and he's doing exactly what he feels. This album is dark, sometimes I felt that Markus has been really angry(maybe he is now?). I had goosebumps when the Apollo came in. This track is sick, sick and sick. Katowice also. Because I live in Poland, I felt the vibe of Katowice. Seriously! It isn't 2011 cheesy trance. Any vocals, only good basslines and sick(or sexy) leads! Fu**, I love TBT2. Markus - you're my inspiration.

10/10 my rate.

P.S. Markus - you shouldn't be in Armada.

Little edit:
Sleepwalkers always make me crazy. I don't know what Markus felt when he was creating this :D

Kjuna
01-07-11, 10:43 AM
Gypsy room - EPIC!
Sinners, Sleepwalkers - Huge
Terrace 5AM, In a green valley - Sounds pretty awesome.

Others are just not my cup of tea. Can't say I'm disappointes but I expected more. Have to say that I didn't listen to any previews.

CarlosSR
01-07-11, 11:27 AM
Yeah, why I am not surprised that I can't find the release on itunes in the US store.

This is really annoying, if they say July 1st, shouldn't it be released world wide today in itunes?

MrE
01-07-11, 11:57 AM
This is the best thing Markus has done IMO. Just listened to the full thing on a nice long drive & I'm stunned at how good it is.

topereq
01-07-11, 01:44 PM
apollo is fcking epic! almost 9 mins of pure progressive. outstanding track

CarlosSR
01-07-11, 02:17 PM
Yeah this is BS I still can't download it on itunes.

james
01-07-11, 02:55 PM
Like I said, we have to wait for Ultra to get their act together if you are in North America like me. They handle the licensing/distribution/whatever for Armada for us last time I checked.

ohcrapitsnico
01-07-11, 03:05 PM
Gonna be July 5 for US/Canada according to Markus' facebook.

james
01-07-11, 03:27 PM
Sounds bought right. US does usually have the Tuesday release.

brett
01-07-11, 03:31 PM
Just listened through the whole album...the word masterpiece comes to mind :D Gotta take my hat off to Markus he has done his own thing like the previous TBT and it works so well.

I knew it was going to be a great album from the likes of the big staple tracks Sinners, Sleepwalkers, Saints but what a fantastic journey the album is. Gypsy room sets the mood for the album really well. One of my personnel favorites is Red Star when that beat kicks in after 1min the whole build up is Epic!!

Can't wait to listen through it again..agree with the comments on Apollo pure progressive bliss :D

Enjoy guys

MrE
01-07-11, 06:28 PM
I'd quite like In A Green Valley to bear my children.

mikesleone
01-07-11, 06:33 PM
It's so frustrating that regions of the world aren't treated equally. This is nothing against Markus or Coldharbour, rather the industry in general. Releasing an album on one side of the world, and making the other side wait is part of the reason that piracy is so bad these days. I can only speak for myself when I say that I will not download this album in advance (I'm a loyal fan who supports the artists I like thru fair means), but I am fearful that an artist like Markus will miss out on income because many others aren't patient enough to wait. The record companies complain that people illegally download music, yet the entire US is forced to sit and wait while the rest of the world is listening to TBT2; and are posting raving reviews and great comments about the album. Reading good reviews only makes me want to get the album more.

I'm going to enjoy my weekend while I count the days until 7/5.

Havana
01-07-11, 11:47 PM
Kicks TBT1 right into touch (although nothing will ever beat Lima!) lol! Just a staggering album, hold your head high Markus, you've outdone yourself champ :)

Neruda
02-07-11, 12:44 AM
I have to say: Astonishing. If you listen to the tracks separately, you can’t realize the real journey that TBT II is. Maybe is because I have a minimal-techno background, but I’m in love with the sounds FX in all the tracks.

Apollo is nothing more than a BEAST; Gipsy Room, one of the best opening track that I ever heard; Katowice, just mind blowing.

Kudos to Markus for the album of the year.

Milguy11
02-07-11, 05:14 AM
I agree with the above.

Markus (most likely his IT "team") continually post links to iTunes for downloads - that are unique to some other region than the USA - the first link for TBTII was to the Netherlands iTunes store - now the most recent link is to the UK store....

This makes no damn sense what so ever.... and i would bet that it contributes significantly to lost income for Markus due to the delay in getting the album released in the US....there are quite a few people that will just torrent the album instead of waiting the 4-5 extra days.

I *REALLY* wanted to purchase this album - which was promised to us on 1 July... only to find out that for whatever reason - the US can't download/purchase it from iTunes until 5 July.

This is just about enough to PISS ME OFF.

I'll wait - and purchase it legally .... but damn guys... get your crap together with Armada, would ya?



doug

michal dybek
02-07-11, 07:03 AM
Brilliant album! There are of course differences between 'TBT' and 'TBT II', but the soul of Dakota's sound is still the same. First 'TBT' was a little bit darker and deeper imo. So far the best track from this new Markus' masterpiece is 'In a Green Valley'. WoW! What a massive one. Some memories from Camboriu I guess:)

modthispny
02-07-11, 08:06 AM
these still have to grow on me-
4. I’m Where it Went Wrong
6. Terrace 5 a.m.
8. Tears
9. Suggestion No. 5
12. Cape Town
14. Apollo

In a Green Valley and Gypsy Room, WOW. :shock:

fridaycoffee
02-07-11, 08:16 AM
Sleepwalkers 5/5
Gipsy Room 4/5
Suggestion No. 5 4/5
Sinners 4/5
Tears 4/5
Saints 3/5
In a Green Valley 3/5
Terrace 5 a.m. 2/5
Katowice 2/5
Red Star 2/5
Cape Town 2/5
Miami 2/5
I’m Where it Went Wrong 1/5
Apollo 1/5

after listening them:

Red Star 3/5
Apollo 3/5
Terrace 5 a.m. 4/5
I’m Where it Went Wrong 2/5
Gipsy Room 5/5

the rest pretty much the same

so the average: 3,3/5 album...maybe some tracks sound better in the albums flow..but i dont have time to listen it

audioex3
02-07-11, 09:46 AM
Markus (most likely his IT "team") continually post links to iTunes for downloads - that are unique to some other region than the USA - the first link for TBTII was to the Netherlands iTunes store - now the most recent link is to the UK store....

This makes no damn sense what so ever.... and i would bet that it contributes significantly to lost income for Markus due to the delay in getting the album released in the US....there are quite a few people that will just torrent the album instead of waiting the 4-5 extra days.

I *REALLY* wanted to purchase this album - which was promised to us on 1 July... only to find out that for whatever reason - the US can't download/purchase it from iTunes until 5 July.

This is just about enough to PISS ME OFF.

I'll wait - and purchase it legally .... but damn guys... get your crap together with Armada, would ya?



doug

+ 1

barto
02-07-11, 09:51 AM
Dakota - Gypsy Room - absolutely fantastic deep bassline...amazing climate.
Dakota - Red Star - nice russian melody :)
Dakota - Sleepwalkers - quintessence of tech.
Dakota - I'm Where It Went Wrong - boring a little.
Dakota - Sinners - for me tune of the year.
Dakota - Terrace 5am - interesting, nice sounds, but nothing special.
Dakota - Katowice - fantastic track with polish name! One of the best!
Dakota - Tears - interesting, nice sounds, but nothing special.
Dakota - Suggestion No 5 - great track with cool progressive climate... very relaxing.
Dakota - In A Green Valley - fantastic tune - tune of the summer.
Dakota - Miami - one of the most boring tunes of this album.
Dakota - Cape Town - very atmospheric.
Dakota - Saints - unquestionably a great track with awesome theme...Clubs destroyer.
Dakota - Apollo - one of the most boring tunes of this album.

Generally, the best album of the year (I think so). All songs are great, interesting. The vibe is amazing. With such albums just I love and respect Markus
The best of album:
1.Katowice
2.Saints
3.In A Green Valley
4.Gypsy Room
5.Sinners

alchemy
02-07-11, 10:56 PM
OK...I have only one word for this album: "WOW"

This album far eclipses the previous Dakota album and is an awesome piece of work overall. Without a doubt, this is the best Markus Schulz artist album since Progression.

Much has been said about the amazing Sleepwalkers and Sinners, so I'm gonna focus on the previously unreleased tracks, and the highlights for me include:

In A Green Valley - slow, moody progressive tune with classic Coldharbour sounds. Fantastic, and a must listen for all Coldharbour fans. My favorite tune of the album.

Apollo - definitely going to be one of the underrated gems in this album. Deep, moody, melodic - classic progressive sounds flavored with Coldharbour seasoning. This is the kind of tune that you have playing in the background while you're working on something else, and all of a sudden you're like...wow what tune is this??

Saints - superb progressive tune, very reminiscent of the sound of Prague'11 - melodic, with just the right balance of soft moments big-room hardness.

Katowice - another beautiful tune, works great in live sets to keep momentum going, but at the same time, gives the crowd a break from the pounding that Markus has been unleashing in recent months.

Suggestion No. 5 - nice, driving tune, one of the "lighter" tunes of the album.

Tears - beautiful tune - must listen. The kind of tune that fits the mood of a dark cloudy day, and you're alone in your thoughts.

Overall verdict: I was convinced that "progressive trance" was dead. But Markus has completely disproved that with this album, by blending in sounds from different genres, adding in soft moments and harder beats, and creating a musical flow that plays with the listeners' moods. Progressive, by definition, is forward-thinking - and the sounds in this album certainly demonstrate that.

Thank you Markus, for this beautiful piece of work. I will most certainly buy a copy as soon as its released in the US.

Heather/Markus - please open up a Coldharbour store on Amazon or eBay with box sets of the CDs! I want to own a physical copy of this album, and all of us in the US have to wait weeks and pay extra $$$ to get stuff imported from Europe. I don't mind the extra price if I knew it was going to the artist/label, but most of it goes to shipping! :x

CarlosSR
03-07-11, 12:15 AM
I agree, box CD sets would be the end all be all. Imagine all the city compilations, artist albums and Coldharbour Releases in CD format.

Sorry I went off topic :mrgreen:

MissZivile
03-07-11, 02:30 AM
Dakota - Apollo - one of the most boring tunes of this album.



I don’t know...my Sony headphones release too many sounds or what?... You have to admire Markus for the skill how he dresses the beat and three spaceship imitating sounds, and develops into an Apollo journey... very detailed development... starts off slightly mysterious – you barely notice... and all of a sudden it absorbs you.

You won’t play this track for the peeps waiting to stomp the bones off their feet. For that you have Sinners, eg, or other tracks.

I don't know - perhaps it's worth asking Markus (for his Video blog he said he's preparing) how he came up with this track, what he envisions, how he personally interprets its place in the album etc...

...IMO, Apollo is the track developed with careful detail that you enjoy to observe how the mood shifts at 3:33 (transitioning from 3:10), then again changes at 4:33, and 5:37...and delivers pristine ending!... it’s like – wow...we’ve arrived?? It really captures attention. Pristine ending!... And the album ending. Travel of thoughts. Hence the length of the track, perhaps.

In the Green Valley has got to be the best (for me, anyway) - I *dissolve* when I listen to the track!...:) ...But enjoy other tracks on the album equally - Katowice, Saints, Tears, Terrace 5am, Suggestion 5, ...

Excellent album. Im so happy we have Mr Dakota!

Thank you, Markus!!

EddyAB
03-07-11, 10:49 AM
Hopefully the extended versions album will be out soon.

paolino
03-07-11, 07:53 PM
Really fantastic album!

This album redeems the EDM scene from all of its cheesy nastiness and paves the way for Markus's ascend to the throne!

Pretty much everything has been said about this production which to me would be flawless had the Capetown track been left out of it because I feel it doesn't belong with the quality standard of this album nor does it belong to Markus's brilliant production skills, let's just say Armada forced it on the album :(

Thank you very much Markus for staying true to your sound and for delivering an astonishing product that will be appreciated even more deeply as time progresses.

Really hoping and waiting for you to play at least half of the tunes of this album in your live sets ( World Tour Episodes please) and it will be interesting to see what Big Room Recons of this album you can come up with!

MrE
04-07-11, 08:03 AM
Cape Town's one of my favourite tracks on there!

Wojtus
04-07-11, 05:27 PM
The Apollo track reminds me a bit the oldest track from Coldharbour ,same click inside. Love it!

SKTranceFan
04-07-11, 06:46 PM
In a Green Valley is all i have to say. Stunning Track

CarlosSR
04-07-11, 07:37 PM
I keep relistening to the whole album, my immediate favorites are

In a Green Valley
Tears
Katowice
Capetown
Saints
Sleepwalkers
Terrace 5am
Miami

That's almost the whole album, congrats Markus!

reddevil09
05-07-11, 10:08 AM
<3
got it at 11:30 pm, third time listening! poor us americans XD

MrE
05-07-11, 10:29 AM
I hope In a Green Valley gets a single release, it's my tune of the summer so far. This album is gonna be my Ibiza soundtrack, no doubt!

james
05-07-11, 05:21 PM
Hey Darren, I remember a couple of weeks ago you said Markus was still trying to figure out what song to make the next single -- waiting for some feedback -- now that the album is released and feedback has been pouring in, any word on what was chosen?

Daydreamer
05-07-11, 05:37 PM
Hey Darren, I remember a couple of weeks ago you said Markus was still trying to figure out what song to make the next single -- waiting for some feedback -- now that the album is released and feedback has been pouring in, any word on what was chosen?
I think it will be Saints because it was voted Global Selection winner recently. :)

ed0ni
05-07-11, 06:18 PM
Maybe this will help him;

http://www.facebook.com/markusschulz/po ... 6276434947 (http://www.facebook.com/markusschulz/posts/10150236276434947)

james
05-07-11, 06:33 PM
haha, I wonder if that's in response to my post

james
05-07-11, 06:38 PM
Looks like Katowice is getting a lot of love on Facebook though.

ohcrapitsnico
05-07-11, 09:41 PM
Hehe Katowice is winning by far, and I really like Katowice, so I'll throw my vote in for Katowice although honestly I don't care which one cause I love them all. They should all get single treatment. 8-)

I want to slap the person that said Sinners. And I hope the people that said Sleepwalkers meant the remixes of it... :?

meshblorg
05-07-11, 10:00 PM
http://lessthan3.com/#!/2011/07/the-unicorn-slayer/

^Excellent review of Thoughts Become Things II. Agree or Disagree with my statement?

Daydreamer
05-07-11, 10:15 PM
Compared to other (original) artist albums of this year this indeed might have a good chance to be the album of the year.

But as a Markus Schulz fan I'm really disappointed in this album and I think it's overrated. The original dark Dakota has been ruined or replaced by earbleeding leads. Only a few tracks on the album are decent.

So after all I prefer the "Dakota" sound above the "Markus Schulz pres. Dakota" sound.

james
05-07-11, 11:18 PM
Still waiting for my hard copy, so I haven't heard it start to finish.

But I definitely love the album from all of the samples I've heard. It's much better than Orjan Nilsen's, Eco's and A&B's.

Can't wait to hear some Unicorns dying for 78min straight.

Rick Valentine
05-07-11, 11:18 PM
Yeah Katowice is getting alot of votes for sure and its one of my least favourites haha :\

reddevil09
06-07-11, 03:54 PM
Katowice is getting a lot of votes... but according to him, World tours and live sets are getting mad cheers during Saints so... lets hope Saints is the release! i really want it to be. :X

james
06-07-11, 04:48 PM
I still think he should release one of the more proggy tracks like Gypsy Room or In A Green Valley next. Sinners and Sleepwalkers were both big room tracks. Saints and Katowice are both big room tracks. A mellow, proggy kinda track to split up the big room tracks would be nice.

bassembm1
06-07-11, 07:04 PM
Compared to other (original) artist albums of this year this indeed might have a good chance to be the album of the year.

But as a Markus Schulz fan I'm really disappointed in this album and I think it's overrated. The original dark Dakota has been ruined or replaced by earbleeding leads. Only a few tracks on the album are decent.

So after all I prefer the "Dakota" sound above the "Markus Schulz pres. Dakota" sound.
+1 thats what i really feel , TBT album in 2009 was totally different , Unique sounds and attractive Melodys , TBT II only has 2-3 tracks that have the old Dakota music

jdub889
07-07-11, 06:04 AM
i think the album is okay, i really like some tracks and just can't get into some others. overall, i thought DYD was by far the better album. although, DYD is one of my favorite albums of all time, so that's a difficult hurdle to mount.

also, way to call your own review 'excellent' :roll:

edit: that last part was directed at the guy who posted an "excellent" review of the album that he wrote (i.e., spammed it on the forum) ... just some context now that the threads got merged, heh

bassembm1
08-07-11, 09:29 PM
Dakota's new Single ??

james
08-07-11, 10:18 PM
Being discussed here (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1840&start=240 (http://www.markusschulz.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1840&start=240)) and here (http://www.facebook.com/markusschulz/po ... 6276434947 (http://www.facebook.com/markusschulz/posts/10150236276434947))

jambo
12-07-11, 03:31 AM
Listened to the album again last night, Apollo is growing on me.

And Gypsy Room is still glorious.