That the eighth album from Markus Schulz is arriving in extraordinary times scarcely needs saying, but it’s the direction that artists chose to take with that abundance of additional production time that’s now providing the real insights. Some might’ve imagined that Markus would take our harder times as the artistic cue to re-don his Dakota mask as he last did in the winter of 2017.
What’s established inside the first three tracks of ‘Escape’, his new artist album which is out now on Black Hole Recordings / Coldharbour Recordings, however is that he’s headed it in almost entirely the opposite direction. Topping 2018’s ‘We Are The Light’, he’s possibly delivered his most optimistic new music assembly to date.
Markus tackled the challenge of the-DJ-debuting-their-album in the age of corona by reimagining the very essence of ‘the tour’. From the deserts of Sedona, Arizona and Utah’s Moab to iconic spots like Colorado’s The Rockies and Route 66, over the last month Schulz literally set the album’s scene.
Playing sets framed by some of the most awe-inspiring and emotionally elevating sights the United States has on offer, they provided the perfect backdrop-escape for ‘Escape’.
Episode 1 of his mix-tour (Escape To Sedona) is online now, with new episodes dropping weekly throughout the autumn.