Last year was quite a voyage for the Unicorn Slayer aka Markus Schulz, and finally the remixes of his Dakota album Thoughts Become Things II, my favorite LP of 2011, have released. Its dark and techy elements marked a distinct change in his style, making the anticipation for this remix album high.
The track that I have been most looking forward to is Klauss Goulart’s version of Terrace 5AM that I heard Markus rock in clubs like the Avalon. It wields the kind of aggressive, big room basslines that we loved in the young Brazilian’s hit Turbulence, which was featured in our Top 15 Trance Tracks of 2011. Also invited to the compilation were current buzz artists Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, who offered a hard-hitting rework of Cape Town that I’ve included. Continuing, Protoculture is quite adept at working with melodies and his contribution amplified the emotional pads and melodic melodies in the tune Tears. The collection of remixes also includes many other stellar artists like Arnej, Phynn, and KhoMha, so if you’re ready to check it out go ahead grab yourself a copy on Beatport.