Markus Schulz @ Armada Closing Party, Amnesia Ibiza 2008-09-16
My Belated Recap (Have Also Posted on markusschulz.nu)
Well I know I have taken my sweet time with this but below is my LONG OVERDUE review of this amazing night! My apologies guys but things went to turmoil at work as soon as I got home and only just recently have I had a good time to relax and do a review of the night.
What else can I say except that I am so glad flew 20+ hours to be present at Armada's closing party. The club is unlike anything we could ever experience in Australia. We walked in to Blake Jarrell and he was delivering a nice thumping set to welcome the crowd. He went for about 1.5 hours (I think) before Markus was introduced
Markus Schulz Solo Set
Very nice set by Markus. Definately the highlight of the set for me was the track 'You'. That song just teared right through the crowd and how sweet did it sound on Amnesia's sound system!?!?!?! Those thumping basslines of the tune just seemed to work wonders. Tracks I remember plus some videos are below:
Wippenberg - Chakalaka
Hammer & Herbick Featuring Boytronic - You (Dyor Big Room Remix)
Rank 1 - Airwave (Unknown Remix)
Tydi - Russia (Melodic Mix)
Derelict - Rescue Me (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
Markus Schulz feat Departure - Without You Near (ID Remix)
ID (Anyone know it?)
Ali Wilson - Shakedown
Markus Schulz - The New World
Sia - Buttons (Markus Schulz Return To Coldharbour Dub)
Markus Schulz Featuring Departure - Cause You Know (Nic Chagall Remix / Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
Giuseppe Ottaviani feat Stephen Pickup - No More Alone
I felt a little disappointed though because Markus only had 1.5 hours (or so it seemed). Armin's Solo set which followed Markus' was ok, highlight was 'Lost' by Sunlounger and a classic by Aalto called '5' where he had the crowd 'duck down' during the breakdown of the song. It was quite funny actually cause Armin would duck down behind the deck as well. When the bassline kicked back in, he and the rest of the crowd would jump in the air. Never seen these antics before LOL. So when Markus came back on for a back to back set with Armin, this made the night. Incredible set! I loved hearing the mashup of Gareth Emery's 'This is That' with Delerium's silence (but I would've prefered if Markus hadv'e played the original in his solo set) and finally got to hear 'YearZero' out aloud! But without a doubt the most special for me was Elevation - Biscayne!!!!
Tracks I remember + Some Videos below:
Armin van Burren & Markus Schulz B2B set
ID - Anyone Know It?
ID - Anyone Know It?
Mr. Pit vs. Above & Beyond - Shana Can't Sleep (Armin van Buuren Mashup)
Elevation - Biscayne
Gareth Emery vs. Delerium - This Is Silence (Black Army Mashup)
Lange & Gareth Emery vs. Signalrunners - Another Aria, Another Epica (Markus Schulz Mashup)
Andy Moor vs Orkidea - Yearzero (Andy Moors First Light Mix)
Armin van Buuren & DJ Shah Feat. Chris Jones - Going Wrong
Markus Schulz vs. Andy Moor - Daydream (Lemon & Einar K Remix)
Armin then grabbed the mic and gave a little speech
Then some classics to finish in true Ibiza style:
Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar
Guru Josh - Infinity
Nalin & Kane - Beachball
Cassandra Fox - Touch Me (Mike Koglin vs Jono Grant Remix)
Also another shoutout to Blueberry and her husband. It was nice to meet some forum members.
So after having such an awsome night at Amnesia, you can bet that all of us can't wait till it happens again (that or Markus decides to tour Australia again, which hopefully isn't too far down the track?)