Dakota - Chinook

Release Label: Coldharbour Recordings Red
Release Code: COLD013
Release Date: May 18th 2009

Chinook (Original Mix)
Chinook (Uplifting Mix)
Chinook (Afterhours Mix)

2009 is already only a few short months old, but it looks set to be the year of Dakota. During his sabbatical to London at the turn of the millennium, Markus Schulz coneived an alter ego for his productions - a darker, deeper and more moody side of him which has been the foundation for the hallmarked Coldharbour sound. The name Dakota comes from the street he lived on whilst living in Arizona in the 90s.

Chinook is the first single scheduled for release from the upcoming debut Dakota artist album, entitled Thoughts Become Things. On completion of the project, Chinook was among the tracks which gauged the greatest of reactions.

Available in the release package are three mixes, all made by Markus himself. The original has pounded dancefloors for several months, notably at his Ministry of Sound residency and during Winter Music Conference week, and has already received huge support from DJs such as Tiesto and Marcus Schossow.

The Uplifting Mix takes things up a notch, allowing the beautiful melodies to flow and dictate the direction of the track. With extensive support by Armin vn Buuren, Markus himself graced the Godskitchen audience with a spin of the remix at his appearance for A State Of Trance Episode 400.

The Afterhours Mix is exactly that - a deeper and groovier affair that provides ideal listening for those comedown moments after a night out.

Chinook will be available through all download portals from May 18th. However, you can already purchase the track through an exclusive 4-week pre-release exclusive window on Beatport, at the link below:

Available to buy digitally from Beatport by Clicking Here

With huge support across the spectrum already, it is safe to assume that Dakota will be a name on everyone's lips for the remainder of the year. The good news is, this is only the beginning.