Frank Frenzy, Markus Schulz & Tiesto – Friday April 15 2011
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This is my latest show of International guest djs for Friday April 15 2011 from 3 – 5 a.m. on 100.7 CHIN FM Toronto, Canada, I have the pleasure of featuring friends, Markus Schulz (USA) and Tiesto (Netherlands)
== Hour 1 ==
About Markus Schulz
Introduction: Over the last 10 years Markus Schulz has fused the individual musical identities of progressive, house & trance into his own creative, now inimitable hybrid sound. Through the unique alignment of headlining DJ sets, Armada and Coldharbour label output and his highly prominent Global DJ Broadcast radio show he’s led a sea change revolution in the US trance scene. This success has been reflected in weekly sets played in front of many tens of thousands, a GDJB listenership up in the millions & one Beatport chart-topper after another. Following several highly ranked positions, in 2008 Schulz punched his way into the Top 10 of DJ Magazine’s Top 100 chart, landing at no.8. In repeating the exact same achievement in both 2009 & 2010 he now stands unequivocally as America’s no.1 club DJ.
Early History: Born in Eschwege, central Germany, Markus emigrated to the United States. Age 13, his dance music awakening came during the grip of the country’s then-exploding breakdance scene. His early production and DJ career roughly tracked that of the second stateside House explosion and he caught his first production break in 1993 when he remixed Sagat’s ‘Why Is It? (F** Dat)’ for FFrr. Markus’ freshman production release followed in 1994 with the 6-track ‘Plastik Trax EP Vol 1’. Throughout the mid to late Nineties he continued to accrue acclaim with a range of releases on numerous luminary U.S. labels. In 1998 he recorded ‘You Won’t See Me Cry’ for Plastik Records (his first label), which was picked up by the UK’s Eve Records and marked his first international release.
Markus Schulz – The DJ: Through his natural audience affinity, flawless (and seemingly effortless) key-mixing and innate tune selection, he has wowed crowds in pretty much every major district, principality and metropolis. Schulz’s DJ career has run largely parallel to that of his productions. In the early noughties, having concentrated on the hinterland between trance & progressive, he began to reach audiences further and further afield. In 2004 he was signed to the David Lewis Productions agency (also home of the World’s No.1 DJ Armin van Buuren) and his career took another big step forward. Now a regular fixture at the world’s biggest & most famous clubs, arenas and festivals, he lays down his unique trance-progressive vision on a weekly basis. In Europe, he’s smashed Trance Energy, Nature One, Dance Valley, Sunrise, Tomorrowland & Pleasure Island; worked tent-pegs loose at Creamfields; gridlocked Global Gatherings all around the world and twice played all-night 8hr solo sets at Armada @ Amnesia in Ibiza. Stateside the colossal Ultra, Electric Daisy & Nocturnal Festivals have all felt Schulz pressure and yet further afield still he’s engineered floor uproar in China and Australia (most recently at the Future Music Festival). He has polled 3 consecutive years inside DJ Mag’s world’s top 10, ranked as world’s no.2 in the Trance Addict, FTB & Trance Podium 2010 charts and scored Best American DJ at the IDMAs in 2008.
Coldharbour Recordings: Schulz’s sound notably came quickest to the ears of continental European DJs. Following the formation of the Armada group in 2005, Armin sought Markus out and asked him to start compiling tracks for a new vinyl series. The Coldharbour Sessions EPs launched in 2004 (with the first 3 releases coming out on the already established Electronic Elements label). In quick succession they began to leave crater-like impacts on dancefloors and within 12 months Coldharbour the label was born. Named after Markus’ then-production base in London’s Coldharbour Lane, its output immediately brought a new angle sound to Armada. It also became a lightning rod for a new generation of prog-inclined producers – setting in motion the careers of (amongst others) Santiago Nino, Rex Mundi, Mark Otten & Niklas Harding. With 2005 under the spell of Coldharbour’s more sophisticated, minimal, but still melodic take on the prog-trance sound, Markus struck again with the first Coldharbour Sessions mix compilation. Such has been the success of the imprint that in 2007 it was joined by a sub-label, Coldharbour Red. This, in turn, was a launch pad for Marcus Schössow, tyDi, Glenn Morrison & Evol Waves and was the point of re-entry for early Schulz side-project, Dakota (*see Dakota section below). Six years after its birth, in 2010, Coldharbour stands at the top tier of the world’s trance & progressive labels and in August 2010 celebrated it 100th release with Markus’ cover of Cass & Slide’s ‘Perception’.
M.S. Productions 2005 – 2010: Perfectly intersecting the quality/quantity axis, Markus’ own productions have been the most fundamental of components in marshalling clubbers and music lovers to his sound. Over the course of the last half-decade singles like ‘First Time’ & ‘Without You Near’ (2005), ‘Fly To Colours’, ‘Never Be The Same’ & ‘I Am’ (2007) ‘Perfect’ & ‘Cause You Know’ (2008) & most recently ‘The New World’ & ‘Do You Dream?’ have each played their vital part. Markus is also a keen production collaborator. In 2005 he famously teamed up with likeminded producers Gabriel & Dresden and Departure for ‘Without You Near’ and in mid-2008 did the same with Andy Moor on ‘Daydream’ and most recently on ‘Goodbye’ with Max Graham. The impact of all the singles has been cauterized by his studio albums ‘Without You Near’ (2005), ‘Progression’ (2007). In February 2010, Schulz completed principle recording on his third long-player, ‘Do You Dream?’ The 16-track strong album was released on the 15th of June 2010 in many key territories. Its release prompted Tilllate Magazine to say its “sonic explorations went into every conceivable angle” & that the album was “energetic” & “exhilarating”. DJ Mag said “it guides (the listener) through dreamy ambient, downbeat chords, fist-pumping prog, house and trance, as well as the odd skipping breakbeat” and went on to say “it’s hard to see why you won’t completely adore this”.
The Global DJ Broadcast show: Now in its fifth year Schulz’s GDJB has continued to be a beacon for an always-growing throng of trance & progressive dance fans. Having begun life on Miami’s Party 93.1 station, it is now broadcast through DI.fm and Sirius/XM satellite, the Global DJ Broadcast site and over 50 other FM stations around the planet. Based on a regular format, the first show of each month is a two hour long mix from one of Schulz’s rolling World Tour gigs – ones that have of late included Medellin, Columbia, St Petersberg, Russia & Amnesia in Ibiza. Subsequent shows in the month feature Markus mixing his broad-span pick of the current electronic dance music best for an hour (which includes the forum-voted Global Selection track of the week) followed by guest mixes from both established and up-and-coming DJs.
Markus Schulz – The City Albums: Markus is also responsible for one of the longest running and most respected compilation album series in trance history. Kicking off in 2005 in Miami, its city-hopping concept has gone on to spotlight Ibiza in ’06, Amsterdam in ’08 & Toronto in ’09. In 2010 it homed in on Las Vegas (for an album that Mixmag said: “managed the rarity of living up to the hype” and “ranked as his best yet”) and in February 2011 it will return to Europe to focus on Prague. Providing a microcosmic view of his sound, the albums have become cornerstones for fans CD & mp3 collections, with each new travelogue edition bringing in a fresh wave of supporters. Notably, the Amsterdam ’08 release was nominated for an IDMA award for Best Full Length DJ Mix (in the same year that Markus took home the trophy for Best American DJ).
Remixes: Markus powered into remix action in the early 90s with a 30-strong volley of high-profile reworks. Over the course of the decade he re-tooled the production works of Euro dominators like The Real McCoy & Technotronic, house masters & divas including Armand van Helden & Liz Torres, legendary Nineties icons RuPaul, Bette Midler & Sandra Bernhard and fully-fledged A-listers like Madonna. As the Millennium arrived he began to work on deeper, more intrinsically electronic dance fare… In 2000 he remixed trance innovator Pablo Gargano’s ‘Absolution’, PQM’s Renaissance classic ‘The Flying Song’ and Fatboy Slim’s ‘Sunset (Bird of Prey). Satisfied that he’d found the right dance strata to focus on Markus has gone on to rewire tracks by Oceanlab, Motorcycle, Dance 2 Trance, Cosmic Gate, Nalin & Kane, Kyau & Albert, John O’Callaghan, & Space Manoeuvres amongst many, many others.
Markus Schulz aka: Dakota: Markus has only made rare use of pseudonyms through his career – seeing them as being only valuable if they represent an outlet for something other than his ‘regular’ output. At the turn of the last decade Schulz released 3 tracks (‘Swirl’, ‘Frozen’ & ‘Lost in Brixton’) under the moniker Dakota. Over time these became entry points for many new fans. In 2009 Schulz paid dues to this by resurrecting the guise, updating its sound and directed his attentions on a whole album of new Dakota material. ‘Thoughts Become Things’ was the end product and with it came a route diversion that went into a new valley-deep sound – one that expanded to embrace the fringes of techno, house and other sub-genres. It expanded that both Schulz’s fanbase and the range of DJ support for his music. The album has thus far justified 7 single releases that have included particular fan-favourites ‘Chinook’, ‘Johnny the Fox’, ‘Koolhaus’ & ‘Mr Cappuccino’. Such was its success that Schulz has hinted that there will be a follow-up album.
== Hour 2 ==
Tiësto launches his brand new “Musical Freedom” label
with today’s release of
CLUB LIFE Volume One – Las Vegas
Tiësto & Marcel Woods – “Don’t Ditch”
The first single from Club Life Las Vegas – Volume One
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The next evolution in the career of the world’s greatest DJ begins NOW.
International superstar DJ and producer Tiësto’s brand new album CLUB LIFE Volume One – Las Vegas is released today via his own brand new Musical Freedom record label. This marks the first installment of an exciting new series and Tiësto’s first mix album since In Search of Sunrise – one of the most successful mix compilation series of all time.
Musically, Tiësto has been experimenting more than ever before and his new Musical Freedom label provides a vehicle to explore exciting new sounds from all over the musical map. The initial release from Musical Freedom was Tiësto vs Diplo – “C’Mon” (over nine million YouTube views); a track Busta Rhymes liked so much he climbed a board for a new version entitled “C’Mon (Catch ‘Em By Surprise)”. It’s currently on A-List rotation on Radio 1 and hit #12 on iTunes Singles chart in the UK, while the follow up Musical Freedom release Tiësto & Hardwell – “Zero 76” hit #1 on Beatport. Subsequent Musical Freedom releases included Dada Life’s “Unleash The F*cking Dada” and Henrik B Feat. Christian Älvestam – “Now And Forever.” Several new Musical Freedom releases from Bassjackers and Angger Dimas are coming soon with some more big Tiësto collaborations in the pipeline
“You would be surprised to hear what is on my personal playlist,” Tiësto says. “I like all kinds of music and as I continue to develop as an artist I do not feel I should be confined to any one sound or expected genre. I draw influences from various sources whether it be movies, the people I meet, and of course all the amazing places I have been lucky enough to visit. This is definitely one of the best things about being a DJ. With Musical Freedom I want to be able to sign artists and release music that as a fan I would listen to. Musical Freedom allows me to do this and hopefully help out some new and exciting developing artists.”
CLUB LIFE Volume One – Las Vegas features 15 of the hottest new tracks and remixes from the best in dance music all mixed seamlessly by Tiësto. Artists such as Kaskade, Diplo, Hardwell, Henrik B, Moguai, Dúné, and Marcel Woods all make an appearance along with remixes from Sultan and Ned Shepard, Angger Dimas, Alesso, Thomas Gold, and Tiësto himself. “I wanted a fresh new series to reflect my new style which has been evolving in the clubs for the past few years and It fees great to launch my own series on my new label”, Tiësto says.
A deluxe iTunes exclusive bundle of CLUB LIFE Volume One – Las Vegas is also available featuring the full album, the music video for Zero 76, and a 10 minute Making Of Club Life documentary. Furthermore, Tiësto’s official online store will be selling exclusive merch bundles from his official store including signed copies of the album, t-shirts, posters, and more.
Furthering his longstanding relationship with Armani Exchange, for this launch, Tiësto has created a special version of the CLUB LIFE Volume One – Las Vegas album which will include a second bonus CD that will be sold exclusively at A|X Armani Exchange stores worldwide. In addition, Armani Exchange will enhance their in store music with an exclusive Tiësto Club Life Podcast Series that will receive heavy rotation in all A|X Armani Exchange stores from April 2011 to July 2011.
Tiësto will support the release throughout 2011, with over 100 dates on the CLUB LIFE WORLD TOUR as well as his monthly residency at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Whether it be the 250,000 revelers coming together at Ipanema Beach in Rio De Janeiro, the adoring clubbers who descend upon Privilege in Ibiza on a Monday night every summer, or the 25,000 fans en masse at Victoria Park in London, all are in attendance for the same reason: they have come to see Tiësto, the world’s biggest DJ/Producer!
Tiësto, a.k.a. Tijs Verwest, is a performer who has transcended musical genres to create a global ‘Tiësto’ brand. His achievements include a Grammy nomination, numerous MTV awards, performing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and even a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. With over 7 million followers on Facebook and over 130 million hits on YouTube, Tiësto has truly become a legendary universal phenomenon.
Recently voted ‘The Greatest DJ Of All Time’ by a Mixmag poll, Tiësto has worked with artists as diverse as Nelly Furtado, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp, Jónsi from Sigur Rós, Diplo, and Busta Rhymes. When he is not collaborating with some of the world’s most respected artists he is jet setting his way around the globe playing sold out shows to his adoring fans. His recently completed Kaleidoscope World Tour spanned more than 15 months and 175 dates across 6 continents playing to over 1,000,000 people. The tour was a huge success and was recognized as such when Tiësto was nominated for two 2010 Billboard Touring Awards and listed in Billboard’s Top 25 biggest grossing touring acts of 2010.
CLUB LIFE Volume One – Las Vegas Track List
01 Henrik B feat. Christian Älvestam – Now & Forever (Original Mix)
02 Tom Hangs feat. Shermanology – Blessed (Original Mix)
03 Cazzi Opeia – I Belong To You (Axel Bauer And Lanford Remix)
04 Steve Forte Rio Feat. Lindsey Ray – Slumber (Original Mix)
05 Lune – Girls With Bangs (Tiësto Remix)
06 Rebecca & Fiona – Bullets (Club Mix)
07 Dúné – Heiress Of Valentina (Alesso Exclusive Remix)
08 Tiësto vs. Marcel Woods – Don’t Ditch (Original Mix)
09 Amy Meredith – Young At Heart (Angger Dimas Remix)
10 Alex Sayz – Faces (Original Mix)
11 Moguai – We Want Your Soul (Thomas Gold Remix)
12 Boys Will Be Boys – We Rock (Original Mix)
13 Tiësto & Hardwell – Zero 76 (Original Mix)
14 Kaskade – Fire In Your New Shoes feat. Martina of Dragonette (Sultan & Ned
Shepard Electric Daisy Remix)
15 Tiësto vs. Diplo – C’Mon (Original Mix)
A|X Bonus CD Track List:
01 The Sound of Arrows – Nova (Tiësto Remix)
02 Editors – Papillon (Tiësto Remix)
03 Turboweekend – Trouble Is (Tiësto Remix)
04 Faithless – Tweak Your Nipple (Tiësto Remix)
05 Charlie Dée – Have It All (Tiësto Remix)
06 Tiësto – Las Vegas
01 Tiësto – Young Lions
CLUB LIFE WORLD TOUR 2011*
Apr 6th – Boston, MA. Royale
Apr 7th – Charlotte, NC. Phoenix
Apr 8th – Milwaukee, WI. Eagles Ballroom.
Apr 9th – Washington, DC. DC Armory
Apr 10th – Buffalo, NY. Pure Nightclub
Apr 15th – Saskatoon, SK. Credit Union Center
Apr 16th – Calgary, AB. BMO Center
Apr 20th – Windsor ON, The Boom Boom Room
Apr 21st – Toronto, ON. Ricoh Coliseum
Apr 23rd – Halifax, NS. Cunard Centre
Apr 24th – Montreal, QC. Bal en Blanc (Montreal Convention Centre)
Apr 26th – Winnipeg, MB. Winnipeg Convention Centre.
Apr 27th – Grand Prairie, AB. Rock City
Apr 28th – Kelowna, BC. Prospera Place
Apr 29th – Edmonton, AB. Northlands Expo
Apr 30th – Vancouver, BC. PNE Coliseum
May 1st – Victoria, BC. Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
May 5th – Albuquerque, NM. Santa Ana Star Center
May 6th – El Paso, TX. Cohen Stadium
May 7th – Las Vegas, NV. ‘Tiësto In Concert’ at The Joint @ The Hard Rock Hotel
May 28th – Las Vegas, NV. ‘Tiësto In Concert’ at The Joint @ The Hard Rock
Jul 2nd – Las Vegas, NV. ‘Tiësto In Concert’ at The Joint @ The Hard Rock Hotel
*Dates subject to change. More dates and venues to be announced.
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