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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SLAM!FM presenteert nieuwe radioshow Sander Van Doorn en Nicky Romero

SLAM!FM is vanaf 18 augustus aanstaande twee hoogstaande radioprogramma’s rijker. Niemand minder dan de populaire DJ’s Sander van Doorn en Nicky Romero brengen beiden elke zaterdag een eigen show op het radiostation. Vanaf 22.00 uur draait Sander van Doorn de lekkerste tunes in zijn inmiddels wereldbekende programma ‘Identity’. Om 23.00 uur neemt  Nicky Romero het stokje over met zijn splinternieuwe show ‘Protocol Radio’.

Programmadirecteur SLAM!FM, Menno de Boer: “Net als bij een goed feest draait ’t om de sfeer en bovenal: de beste line-up! Sander en Nicky hebben beiden hun eigen unieke sound en zijn de beste smaakmakers op zaterdagavond voor iedereen die van een feestje houdt.”

Sander van Doorn staat in de top 20 van de officiële DJ top 100 en draait al jaren mee aan de top van de wereldwijde DJ scene. Elk weekend is hij wel in een club of op een festival te vinden. Op dit moment scoort hij samen met zangeres Mayaeni een grote hit met ‘Nothing Inside. Nicky Romero, bekend van zijn recente hit ‘Toulouse’, is één van de snelst opkomende Nederlandse DJ/producers. Met residenties in verschillende clubs in Amerika en op Ibiza, is Nicky internationaal een rising star. Onlangs produceerde hij samen met topartiesten David Guetta, Avicii, en Sia.

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Paul Oakenfold – We Are Planet Perfecto, Vol. 2

There are new stars emerging from the electronic scene all the time but there is one uber star – whose illustrious career spans the genre’s entire history and who has consistently been at the cutting edge since day one.

Paul Oakenfold’s contribution to the birth, growth and evolution of EDM is an epic story of legendary proportions and his extensive discography documents each stage of this incredible journey.

One of the new highly acclaimed annual contributors to that discography is Paul’s exciting We Are Planet Perfecto compilation series and this year’s release sees a focus on the sound Paul Oakenfold plays at his live shows stateside.

Being the first international DJ to have “broken America” Paul has toured the length and breadth of the country continuously for the last twenty years. Moving to Los Angeles in the early 00′s Paul made the US his home and focus of his career both as a DJ and film score producer.

Featuring smokin’ hot tracks and remixes from Nicky Romero, Hardwell, Tommy Trash, John Dahlback, Richard Beynon and of course Paul himself – We Are Planet Perfecto Vol. 2 gives listeners and fans worldwide a taste of what US clubbers experience at a Paul Oakenfold live show today.

This is Paul Oakenfold in America… bringing US together.

Stream on Spotify here.

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Extrema Outdoor – XO Live 14 juli 2012

Yes, 2012 is het jaar van verandering! Extrema Outdoor gooit het roer om. Let’s go into the new!

XO dient als nieuwe afkorting van Extrema Outdoor en de toevoeging ’Live’ geeft aan dat we buiten dj’s meer bijzondere en uniekere live shows van dance-artiesten gaan programmeren.

Naast een aantal ’live acts’ presenteert Extrema Outdoor ook meer nieuwe talenten. Extrema gelooft in de toekomst van dance, met meer livemuziek en überhaupt meer levendigheid op het podium. Extrema Outdoor staat natuurlijk bekend om haar show en decoratie, maar dansen blijft het allerbelangrijkst.

De live-optredens en bekendste dj’s worden voornamelijk gepresenteerd op twee nieuwe hoofdpodia. Eén daarvan is een openluchtpodium, pal aan het strand van Aquabest waar veel theater en spektakel de leidraad is. Hier vind je een mix van ’s werelds top-dj’s en verassende live acts. Meer show en entertainment is het devies!

Het tweede hoofdpodium is een enorme indoor arena waar je naast ’dj gigs’ ook een aantal imposante live shows kunt verwachten met veel licht- en videospektakel. De tent is volledig donker en dus ideaal voor zogenaamde dark shows. Verwacht hier edgy dance.

De muziek op Extrema Outdoor loopt wederom uiteen. Met clubhouse, electro, techno, eclectische house en, nieuw dit jaar natuurlijk: dubstep! Extrema Outdoor heeft daarbij dit jaar nieuwe collabo’s met labels en concepten die een area zullen hosten.

Maar ’live’ betekent ook meer performance, theater, andere kunstzinnige voorstellingen en visuele pracht. De eindshow wordt over de gehele dag verspreid. Een totaalbeleving dus!

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Diamond – Mainstage Outdoor:
David Guetta
LMFAO (live)
Goldfish (live)
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Gregor Salto (live) feat. Skin (Skunk Anansie)
Kraak & Smaak (live)
3 as a Crowd

Quartz – Mainstage Indoor:
NERO (live)
Paul Kalkbrenner (live)
The Bloody Beetroots (dj set)
Kevin Saunderson feat. Inner City (live)
Carl Craig presents 69 (live)
Elektro Guzzi (live)
Kid Culture

Chromium – Rauw:
2manydjs (dj set)
Gesaffelstein B2B Brodinski
Drop The Lime
Joost van Bellen

Crystal – Future Funk:
Sandro Silva
Michael Mendoza
Delivio Reavon & Aaron Gill
MC Ambush

Emerald – Vagabundos:
Luciano (3 hrs set)
Mirko Loko B2B Ernesto Ferreyra
Kenny Larkin
Robert Dietz
Digitaline (live)
Maayan Nidam

Cobalt – SAW:
N-Type & Hatcha
Obscure (live)
MC Mac & MC Swift

The Perfect Chill:
Leroy Rey
Louis LaPorte XVI
Ruby Wax
Nikki Nice
Noah Furreal
The Funkfreakerz

Live hosted by:
Rik Mol, Marhythm, Rogé, Flor, Milan Bonger & Sonny Wilson

Markus Schulz feat. Adina Butar – Caught

The world demanded it and he delivered. At the inaugural New York edition of the Electric Daisy Carnival; in front of thousands upon thousands of clubbers outside MetLife Stadium – home to the New York Giants and Jets – and for millions listening at home, Markus Schulz debuted his brand new vocal track “Caught” to the world.

Teaming up with talented songstress, Romania’s Adina Butar, Caught has been the subject of many social media and message board discussions in recent months. Following its exclusive radio debut in North America on Sirius XM’s BPM, Markus decided that the time as right for the entire world to be united in listening. And this was the live registration.

Caught is taken from Markus’ upcoming album Scream, with the single being released this summer.

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