Markus Schulz - Do You Dream / The New World Remixes
Release Label: Coldharbour Recordings
Release Code: CLHR083
Release Date: November 23rd 2009
Do You Dream (Ferry Corsten Remix)
Do You Dream (Re-Ward Remix)
Do You Dream (Grube & Hovsepian Remix)
The New World (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
Despite operating in a production capacity under his Dakota alias for much of 2009, many will regard Markus Schulz’s highlight of the year as the release of the first single from his upcoming artist album, and the followup to 2008 Transmission theme “The New World”. The track in question of course, is “Do You Dream”.
As another Coldharbour Day celebration passed during the summer, Do You Dream caused havoc across the European festival circuit, as well as on the dancefloors of clubs from The Guvernment in Toronto, to the world famous Amnesia in Ibiza. The release saw Markus produce two versions, with the Uplifting Mix proving to be his weapon of choice, and engineered some huge, emotionally-charged reactions from those in attendance at the World Tour recordings in Prague and St. Petersburg.
The momentum in popularity and appeal of the track spread even further in September, as Dutch station Radio 538 awarded it the title of “Dance Smash”, and also bestowed it with the honour of becoming the event theme at the Evolution: Let There Be Light extravaganza in Assen, which Markus headlined along with Tiesto.
However, keen to offer the fans additional interpretations of the track other than himself, Markus set out on the task of recruiting three new remixes for this special package at the end of the year. And he started by approaching one of the top names in trance, Dutch maestro Ferry Corsten.
Earlier this year, Ferry approached Markus with the idea of remixing his own track, “Brain Box”, for the Twice in a Blue Moon Remixed album. And in the spirit of friendship, Markus asked Ferry to return the compliment by remixing Do You Dream, and the results were exactly what you would expect – power, energy and emotion, and perfect for those peaktime moments in a set.
For the second remix, we stay in The Netherlands but turn the spotlight to an upcoming name, who has built quite a reputation due to his unique style in recent years. Hailing from a family steeped in musical heritage, Wardt van der Harst is earmarked as one of the future starts in trance, particularly his solo Re-Ward moniker. He delivers a wonderful effort here, taking the melody and adding his haunting and brooding sounds which dives the track a new dimension. The remix featured on Markus’ World Tour appearance at Godskitchen’s Birthday celebrations in Birmimgham, which aired in October.
Last but not least, the east and west coasts of the United States are united, as Miami’s Tim Grube and Los Angeles native Mike Hovsepian combine efforts for their biggest remix to date. Building on their debut as a group when they remixed Michael Calderone & Christopher Reddick’s Toronto ’09 pleaser “Sound of Flight”, they produce a tempo-driven bassline with a break sure to get hands in the air.
However, the package does not end there. As an additional bonus, we turn the clocks back one year to relieve one of the finest moments in Markus’ career, where he created the event theme for the wonderful Transmission event in Prague. Today, The New World continues to be one of the most requested tracks in Markus’ livesets, and this trend is set to continue as Italy’s Giuseppe Ottaviani offers a high-octane and uplifting masterpiece that only he is capable of.
With the 2009 edition of Transmission recently passed, an event which Markus headlined this year again, it is only appropriate that The New World finds itself accompanied with this fine selection of remixes of his 2009 signature, Do You Dream, which guarantees to be prevalent on dancefloors throughout the holiday season and well into 2010.
Do You Dream / The New World Remixes is available to purchase exclusively on Beatport from Monday November 23rd, and all other digital download portals from Monday December 7th.
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