"personally i'm so tired of people acting as if they are personally offended by someone remixing a mainstream track or someone doing a collaboration with a mainstream artist."
Man, when you love coldharbour sound & soul so much & The Man that was at its roots have been always building his career around this sound any step aside will be as an offence to the people who admire Markus for that particular music we got used to.
I love Triotonic, that's on constantly replay. That and Silence to the Call, Finish Line, Karbon, Push the Button, Don't Leave Before the Sunrise.
Some of the vocals have grown on me, overall the album has something for everyone.
i like some songs on the album. i don't like others. such is life.
that being said, extended mixes are already out! fuck yeah.
Well Said Markus , the scene now is judging by radio tracks , we need to see u always alive and in the top 10 , I'm Supporting you always ,,
Originally Posted by MarkusSchulz
Greetings from Egypt
This is everything I wanted to say, but couldnt find the proper words to say it in. Thank you Eric...kuddos to you for typing what has been in all of our minds.
Originally Posted by Ericc B
Just remember people this isn't Markus's new sound that will stick with him for the next few years of his career, the sound you will hear in his every release, every gig, i feel this was just a new experiment as i said before i don't feel he will change his style after this album.
Alot of you have some fair points regarding the scene and the album but some of you are going on like this is the end of the "deep bass big room progressive & trance " style we know him for!!!!
Calm down folks
Just came back from the Labour of Love gig in Toronto Canada...
I'm actually new to this forum as a writer but I often come to read the "old guys'" comments.
For your information, tracks that were played live from the Scream album:
Carry On (Stop doubting, it is purely insane live)
Nothing without me (OMG!)
Silence to the call
Loops & Tings
Push the button
Markus played for 4,5 hours and punished the entire Toronto crowd with dark and techy beats from 3:30 to 8:00 in a room so hot that water dripped from the ceiling. Well folks, people in masses until 8 in the morning because they enjoyed it so much.
Markus has that connection with the crowd and intensity that no DJ has anymore. You can actually feel and see how much fun he gets from doing amazing live sets for us.
Experience livesets! Period
Then tell him his new album sucks if you dare...
P.S: Thanks Markus for one of the best sets of my life. You should play with that level of aggressiveness in Montreal when you come back to Stereo!
Last edited by MarkusFTW; 04-09-12 at 12:32 AM.
first off not a man. second, it's the biggest waste of time to get worked up about an artist or whomever trying something different; i wish people would put this much effort into stuff that actually matters or affects them in a real way. i've been a supporter of markus and coldharbour for years and years. i like some of the tracks on the new album and i don't like some, but so is life. am i offended that he made the tracks i don't like? not at all. do you know why? because in the grand scheme of things there are way more important things for me to direct my energy toward. also, honestly it's completely disrespectfully to support people for years then when they have a different interpretation of things just jump on them like they've ruined your life. it's a song or an album or even an entire year tour of something you don't like; but whatever it is, for certain it is not your life. fans shouldn't try to make artists feel bad for wanting to sell albums or get better gigs. a lot of old schoolers and people pretending to be old schoolers like to get themselves worked up and complain, but we all know full and well some commercial track got 99% of you into the scene. i'll be the first to admit in the late 1990s/early 2000s i listened to some questionable stuff, but it got me to this point. it's definitely unfortunate when someone completely changes their style, but in this case it's one album and even then just some songs. provide constructive criticism then move forward and if you can't do it then hold back from lashing out.
Originally Posted by Kjuna
Well, the way I see it, he gives us one of the best shows on a weekly basis; the City Compilations are second to none, and the Dakota alias is more of the style that we want. So when Markus releases his artist album, and there are a few mainstream tracks on it, I analyze it as it is; an artist album under his name with him experimenting with new sounds.
Obviously as in any CD compilation or album, there will be songs I don't like.
But on the awesome meter we have:
2. City Compilations
4. Supports smaller artists by playing their music on the show.
IDK, I just see the Scream album as a stand alone experiment and not a sign that OMG Markus sold out! LOL.
But that's me, I don't want to rain on someone's parade if I don't like a song, I just listen to the ones I do like. Simple, no stress, no broken dishes and no kung fu fighting :P
Besides, these things are a cycle, this year I think the show has gotten better with music from the likes of Basil, Wellenrausch, Rex Mundi, etc.
P.S. Markus or anyone at CH, sorry to threadjack, but is there going to be another Big Room Recons EP like last year?
After hearing the album all the way through, out of 23 tracks, I can say that I enjoyed 9 of them. My favorite tracks are definitely Soul Seeking and Nothing Without Me, but Universe is Mine and Love Rain Down are probably my two least favorite tracks. Still not a fan of Adina's voice, and I think Carry On and Scream will have to grow on me as I'm not crazy about them now, but I can see the appeal during a live set I guess, similar to how Caught can be a goosebumps moment when hearing it live, but nowhere close when listening on GDJB.
Meanwhile, Markus' Scream Tour stop in NYC was a mixed bag I think. I blame the majority of the negativity on Made Event/Markus' management for the terrible idea of combining the Scream release event with the after-party from Electric Zoo because the atmosphere was AWFUL! The majority of the crowd were stoned out of their minds and the floor was full of obnoxious bros who pushed and shoved to get around in a crowded dance floor. While standing in line, I heard a number of people ask "Who the fuck is Markus Schulz and who is KhoMha? Do they play Dubstep?" even heard someone say "I don't know, but I've heard some good rappers I haven't heard of before when I'm here, I hope its something like that!" After they spent the day partying with Steve Aoki and DJ BL3ND at EZoo, it didn't surprise me that they didn't seem to receive Markus' set very well. It felt like it never really got going as any time we'd advance towards the rabbit hole, Markus would have to loop back around and play some more big hits to keep them interested. Plus, when he played Love Rain Down and Caught, the vocalists came out on stage and it felt very awkward (especially during Love Rain Down) since the crowd didn't seem to me to be thrilled about them at any point other than when they say "Make some noise NYC! Scream!!" The only time they went nuts was when Markus played a remix of Promises and Porter Robinson's Language...Not to mention after his set there was a group chanting "DUBSTEP! DUBSTEP!" as he came down to meet with the fans. -- Maybe it's just me, and someone else who was there may have had a more positive experience, but I just wanted to get this out there in case Markus gets the chance to see it so hopefully it can be discussed for future events.
With all of that aside, I still managed to enjoy spending the night with some fellow Coldharbour Citizens and seeing familiar faces. Markus was a great sport and it was great to catch up with him and KhoMha again briefly after the show. It was also nice to see Grube & Hovsepian and Arnej hanging around, seemed like the Coldharbour family was in town. I am really hoping the Scream Tour makes a stop here in DC so I can get a proper taste of how it's supposed to be because I heard Miami was a night to remember.