New release: Markus Schulz – Scream

Back in June 2010 one of the world’s most inventive electronic music minds released the artist album odyssey that was ‘Do You Dream?’ Fan applause, cross-genre DJ support and dance press acclaim greeted one chart-scaling, master-blasting single after another.

From ‘Do You Dream’s day of release though, Markus Schulz had already begun imagining and conceiving the sound designs that would go to make up his next long-playing excursion.

Now, comprising a 19-track packed collection of ear catching, floor quenching, seismic audio, his ‘Dream’ is about to turn into a mighty ‘Scream’!

“When you’re in the studio, deep in production mode on an album, your mind’s eye is forever picturing the reactions tracks, and moments in tracks, are going to generate”, says Markus. So in many respects the title ‘Scream’ is also the album’s mission statement. It’s that response, that surge of feeling and emotion I want to come back up off the floor when one of its tracks goes on. When it happens, you know all the late hours in the studio, putting the pieces in place, have been worth it!”

With a single-minded quality-meets-quantity credo, Markus has made judicious use of known vocal talent and new singer/songwriter blood on the album. These include US-based sensations Jaren and Aruna, as well as Paper Aeroplanes front-woman Sarah Howells. Also front-and-centre are precocious newer talents, with the likes of Seri and new Schulz discovery-cum-protégée, Adina Butar joining ‘Scream’s vocal cast.

Giving the album a strong song-edged bias has resulted in one with productions that span EDM’s spectrum.

For every daytime radio inciting number (‘Until It’s Gone’, ‘Love Rain Down On Me’ and current single ‘Caught’ to tag but a few), there’s also the more underground themes of tracks like ‘Deep In The Night’, ‘Absolution’ and the album’s thrilling title track. During the final weeks of ‘Scream’s production Schulz commented:“one of the side-effects of producing instrumental long-players like my Dakota ‘Thoughts Become Things’ series is that you keenly feel how much you miss working with lyrics and vocals. ‘Scream’ will be my most vocal-oriented album yet and I believe that the singer-song-writing talent I’ve collaborated with, it will also make for my most accomplished”.

‘Scream’ isn’t exclusively about the vocal though. Building the consummate 360° electronic music album requires contrast and that comes firmly into focus with its heart-of-the-dancefloor seeking instrumentals. From the scene-setting beat-free overture of ‘Our Moment’ to the serrated synthery of floor-ammo like ‘Triotronic’, ‘Soul Seeking’ and ‘Loops n Things’ (with Ferry Corsten) it delivers a comprehensive, panoramic, day-or-night-time listening experience.

Through it Schulz has once again demonstrated that the production side of his mind is alive, kicking and quite literally screaming to be turned loose. And on August 31st that’s exactly what will happen.

Planet EDM will never be quite the same again.

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Tiësto Brings Club Life To LA’s Legendary STAPLES Center on October 20

Tiësto will perform at the famed STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 20. Tickets for this will be available NOW!

His STAPLES Center performance marks a triumphant return to Los Angeles for Tiësto who wrapped his 2011 “Club Life College Invasion Tour” at the city’s The Home Depot Center. With over 26,000 fans in attendance, this stands as the largest single DJ event in US history. Moving to Downtown Los Angeles for the 2012 installment, Tiësto will perform at one of the world’s finest venues; home to world class concerts and sports teams with a rich tradition of winning – from the great Lakers to the Kings’ recent run to the Stanley Cup.

Tiësto’s STAPLES Center performance will come on the heels of his fall 2012 “Club Life College Invasion Tour” – the first and the largest dance music tour to ever hit the American college market, featuring special guests Dada Life, Bingo Players and Tommy Trash.

Further details about Tiësto’s STAPLES Center performance and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks on www.tiesto.com.

Rockers Revenge: Groove Armada free beach party @Playa D’en Bossa, Friday 3rd August

The electronic duo are taking it back to the old school this Friday, with an all day outdoor party featuring Huxley and Tim Sweeney.

It may be called Rockers Revenge, but this party is all about the house, with underground dancefloor sounds taking over the infamous La Plage on Playa D’en Bossa from 5pm – 12am.

So get down early, soak up those free Ibiza vibes, and enjoy the sounds of Groove Armada as the sun sets over The White Isle.
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David Guetta Opens Up F*** ME I’M FAMOUS Lounge Club Ibiza Airport

Cathy and David Guetta opened a lounge club at the Ibiza Airport. The club, which is named after the eponymous electronic music parties organised by the husband and wife duo on the island for years – currently at club Ushuaia – is the place where you can eat, dance, drink and party until the very last minute before boarding your flight.

“We are very excited about this project since it’s the first time in the world they ever do a launch like this. And to do it in Ibiza is kind of logical” explains David Guetta.

Entirely designed by his wife, Cathy, the lounge is meant to be the meeting spot for all the people who enter and leave the island.

Music, casual food, and spectacular views are the 3 ingredients that make this lounge club another indispensable place to visit Ibiza.

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Armin van Buuren invests in digital streaming: more than 25.000 Spotify subscribers

Armin van Buuren has reached an amount of more than 25,000 subscribers on Spotify. With that feat, he’s one of the first Dutch DJ that is doing so well on the digital music service. The number of subscribers doubled in the first 6 months, but has now increased even more. Within 5 months, the amount of subscribers has risen from 10,000 to 25,000.

The Dutch DJ, who’s currently working on his fifth artist album and has his own weekly A State of Trance night in Europe’s biggest club on Ibiza, doesn’t only offer his albums and compilations on Spotify, but also his A State of Trance Podcast. His playlist ‘A State of Trance Radio Tunes’ is the most listened to out of all his playlist, with more than 25.000 subscribers.

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