Markus Schulz, Gabriel & Dresden and Andy Moor - In Search of Sunrise 14

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Mkay. You’re having a decent summer. Things are fine. The weather’s playing ball (mostly), your vacation’s edging closer and you‘ve some fest tickets stashed. Something summer though ‘aint quite right and you’ve not been able to put your finger on it. We think we’ve got the answer: it’s the search for ‘In Search Of Sunrise’. Yes, that perennial starting-shot for hot-season, its categorical GO! moment has been MIA for several years and things, frankly ‘aint been right since!

Well call off the search, the Big Kahuna of all trance compilations, (the one that MIXMAG no less hailed “the greatest trance series of them all!’) is on the comeback track. And it’s had a bit of a refit!

Get ISOS 14 here: https://isos.choons.at/vol14

Following the mix tenures of Tiësto and Richard Durand, series guardians Black Hole have shaken up its system and retooled the ISOS DJ dynamic. They’ve secured the services of three spinners whose credentials in the realms of sunrise soundscaping are beyond question. Markus Schulz, Gabriel & Dresden and Andy Moor have all picked up the ISOS mix mantle and have each embarked on their own forays for sunrays. Cumulatively this has resulted in an album that draws on the music of many a mainstay - Above & Beyond, Dakota, Cosmic Gate, Solarstone, Ferry Corsten, Paul Oakenfold and Aly & Fila among them. Naturally this is assimilated into much of the DJs own studioware (often exclusively) to deliver you an immaculate break-o’dawn, summer summarising soundtrack.

We’ve all been there, and many times over. That singular moment when, for the first time, the sky above the party lightens, the DJ catches its thematic thermal and you have element & music in perfect synch. There are few feelings to beat it and encapsulating that alchemy has been the unending quest of ‘In Search Of Sunrise’.  

First to make his pitch is a genre polymath for whom no trance discipline is beyond mastery. Markus Schulz begins his quest with the translucent ‘Hymn of the Replicant’ - an exclusive overture born of recent studio sessions with Jam El Mar. From there it cruises on to Above & Beyond & Justine Suissa’s ‘Cold Feet’, lifts again with ‘Something About You’ (his Dakota pairing with Arkham Knights), before marking its median through Solarstone’s homage to ‘Midsummer Nights’. Travelling onwards it hypnotises with the mantra of Corsten x Oakie collab ‘A Slice Of Heaven’, before delivering new perspectives (from Johan Gielen and Elevation) on Schulz/Suissa classic ‘Perception’ and Moogwai’s ‘Viola’.

Like ISOS itself, Gabriel & Dresden have done their own fair share of rematerializing of late. Josh & Dave transition darkness to light through the likes of Naden’s epic ‘Submersion’, the ethereal vocalism of Eelke Kleijn’s ‘Home’, elegiac elegance formed by Lucas Rossi’s ‘A Part of Myself’ and Estiva’s sonorous ‘Space Dust’. Denoting daybreak, the pair brilliantly sequence a run of their own material. Their recent G&D reworks of Dirty South’s haunting ‘If It All Stops’ and Above & Beyond’s ‘Is It Love?’ prefaces their most recent single ‘Over Oceans’ and Cosmic Gate’s exceptional revision of ‘Only Road’.

Our final mixing debutante (for 2018) is Andy Moor, who begins his expedition with Paul Thomas’ chilling of Aly & Fila/Scott Bond/Charlie Walker collab ‘Shadow’. He progresses mix matters with Stoneface & Terminal’s cyanic take on Thrillseekers’ ‘In These Arms’ and Omnia’s sun channeling rework of Lange & Sarah Howells’ ‘Out Of The Sky’. Contrasting remixed anthems with classics in the making, he feeds Airbase’s lavish ‘Vermillion’, the symphonic ‘Beacon’ from Mike Saint-Jules and Andy’s Becky Jean Williams team-up ‘The Real You’ into its system. Seeing this sunrise to its ultimate zenith, he builds comp-exclusive versions of ‘Proteus’ and ‘Bioluminescence’ from Neptune Project in, before delivering its astounding coup de grace, the ‘Broken Wings’ inspired ‘Supernal’ from Supernal.

ISOS:14 is not ‘DJs delivering their “takes” or “interpretations” on the originally-modelled-by-Tiësto sound’. This is the real deal - a wholehearted connection, direct to its original vision.

Track list

Disc 1

  • 01
    3:48
    Hymn of the Replicant
    By Markus Schulz & Jam El Mar
  • 02
    7:37
    After Earth
    By Ben Böhmer
  • 03
    3:50
    Rainbow
    By Pavel Khvaleev
  • 04
    3:58
    Cold Feet
    By Above & Beyond featuring Justine Suissa
  • 05
    4:23
    Illuminate
    By Dylhen
  • 06
    3:56
    Something About You
    By Markus Schulz presents Dakota vs. Arkham Knights
  • 07
    4:24
    Travelling
    By Dave Neven presents Ocata
  • 08
    3:26
    The Light in You
    By Anske
  • 09
    3:52
    You Before Me
    By Hazem Beltagui
  • 10
    7:22
    Midsummer Nights
    By Solarstone
  • 11
    3:23
    Affinity 2018
    By The Thrillseekers presents Hydra
  • 12
    4:10
    A Slice of Heaven
    By Ferry Corsten & Paul Oakenfold
  • 13
    4:00
    Safe from Harm (Markus Schulz In Bloom Mix)
    By Markus Schulz & Emma Hewitt
  • 14
    3:50
    Memoria
    By Dennis Sheperd & Bjorn Akesson
  • 15
    3:28
    Perception (Johan Gielen Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Justine Suissa
  • 16
    4:07
    Into the Fire
    By Arkham Knights
  • 17
    3:54
    Viola (Elevation Remix)
    By Moogwai
  • 18
    3:40
    Breathe Me to Life
    By Markus Schulz & Adina Butar
  • 19
    77:04
    In Search of Sunrise 14 (Continuous Mix)
    By Markus Schulz

Disc 2

  • 01
    6:24
    Submersion
    By Naden
  • 02
    3:20
    Home
    By Eelke Kleijn
  • 03
    8:31
    A Part of Myself
    By Lucas Rossi
  • 04
    7:55
    Fury
    By Cioz featuring Collopio
  • 05
    4:50
    Space Dust
    By Estiva
  • 06
    3:59
    Underwater (Tinlicker Remix)
    By Gabriel & Dresden featuring Jan Burton
  • 07
    4:15
    Night Walks
    By Dirty South
  • 08
    3:51
    Pause
    By MR.MNT
  • 09
    5:37
    If It All Stops (Gabriel & Dresden Re-Rub)
    By Dirty South featuring ANIMA!
  • 10
    6:48
    From Now On (Max Cue Remix)
    By ADNT
  • 11
    3:56
    Is It Love? (1001) (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
    By Above & Beyond
  • 12
    9:10
    Breathe (Timmo Rework)
    By Clint Stewart
  • 13
    4:07
    Over Oceans (Gabriel & Dresden Club Mix)
    By Gabriel & Dresden featuring Josh Gabriel
  • 14
    6:41
    Only Road (Cosmic Gate Remix)
    By Gabriel & Dresden featuring Sub Teal
  • 15
    73:41
    In Search of Sunrise 14 (Continuous Mix)
    By Gabriel & Dresden

Disc 3

  • 01
    3:16
    Shadow (Paul Thomas Remix)
    By Aly & Fila vs Scott Bond & Charlie Walker
  • 02
    3:28
    Soundwalker
    By Clameres
  • 03
    8:06
    Zen
    By Peter Steele
  • 04
    4:44
    In These Arms (Stoneface & Terminal pres. Gundamea Remix)
    By The Thrillseekers
  • 05
    3:28
    Out of the Sky (Omnia Remix)
    By Lange & Sarah Howells
  • 06
    7:03
    Amberfall
    By Ariscan
  • 07
    3:22
    Vermillion
    By Airbase
  • 08
    3:52
    The Real You
    By Andy Moor featuring Becky Jean Williams
  • 09
    6:57
    Living the Dream
    By Digital Energy
  • 10
    4:05
    Beacon
    By Mike Saint-Jules
  • 11
    7:33
    Reflection
    By Andy Moor & Alex Ryan
  • 12
    5:22
    Proteus (The Thrillseekers Remix)
    By Neptune Project
  • 13
    5:00
    Bioluminescence
    By Neptune Project
  • 14
    4:37
    They Are There
    By Neil Bamford
  • 15
    3:23
    Supernal
    By Supernal
  • 16
    76:09
    In Search of Sunrise 14 (Continuous Mix)
    By Andy Moor