Markus Shulz

Markus Shulz
Biography

Schulz recently opened up a club called Fate in Gulfstream Village, Hallandale Florida, with Joseph Franco and Ramzi Al-Naber. Schulz has released six mix compilations and four artist albums under his own name. He has also released productions and albums, Thoughts Become Things and Thoughts Become Things II, under the alias Dakota. Through his work with remixing tracks, he has had the opportunity to work with such artists as:Depeche Mode, Madonna, Everything but the Girl, Jewel, OceanLab, Gabriel & Dresden, Télépopmusik, Fat Boy Slim, Miro, Book of Love, Blue Amazon, and PQM.[1] His remixes of “Intuition” and “Stand” by Jewel both hit #1 on the Billboard club chart.[4]

When not in the studio working on new mixes, Schulz maintains an extensive international touring schedule. He originally held a seven-year residency at The Works in Phoenix, Arizona, where he developed his style. Since then, he has performed at clubs all over the world and has DJ’ed at some of the largest festivals and events, including: Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Monster Massive, Together As One, Ultra Music Festival, Amsterdam Dance Event, Nature One, Dance Valley, Love Parade, Global Gathering, Creamfields, ETD Pop, Trance Energy 2010, Bang Music Festival, Future Music Festival, Bal en Blanc,[1] at the Episodes 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, and 600 of A State of Trance and at Summafieldayze on the Gold Coast in Australia. In 2013, Schulz launched a 4-plus week North American “Scream” Tour with The M Machine.[5]

On 28 October 2010, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, placing Schulz at #8 DJ in the world.[6] As of the 2013 poll, he is #21 in the ranking.[7]

In September 2012, Schulz was crowned America’s Number 1 DJ by DJ Times.[8]

Schulz is known amongst his fans as the unicorn slayer.Many EDM artists nowadays tend to fall back on fluffy melodies, also known as unicorn melodies, but Schulz prefers to stick to square waves and pitch bends.After somebody tweeted, ‘Markus Schulz: the unicorn slayer of trance.’ Schulz retweeted it and the nickname caught on.

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