DAKOTA – CLXXV
Markus Schulz’s acclaimed Coldharbour Recordings reaches another milestone and in continuing with tradition, signifies the achievement with a production from the man himself. For release number 175, Markus delves into his clubbier, instrumental-driven Dakota alias, with a track aptly titled ‘CLXXV.’
Markus’ Dakota alias stems from his years spent as a resident DJ in Arizona contributing productions and remixes to labels such as Bedrock and Yoshitoshi. After a seven year hiatus, the alias was revived in 2009 and has since yielded two studio albums that make up his ‘Thoughts Become Things’ series, accumulating great acclaim in the process. Despite a plentiful production palette over the past year, primarily contributing towards his ‘Scream 2’ album, his desire to continue the Dakota legacy continues and with ‘CLXXV’, he accomplishes it beautifully.
‘CLXXV’ – the Roman numeral equivalent of 175 – embodies the hallmarks of Markus’ traditional traits, combining deep rolling basslines with soulful melodies. The track debuted in grand fashion during his solo set at Space in Miami during Winter Music Conference, was ever-present throughout the recent Scream 2 Bus Tour and has since become the most requested ID in his Global DJ Broadcast sets.