Markus Schulz - Watch the World [Deluxe Edition]

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Whilst ‘Watch The World’ was electrifying airwaves & delighting fans last spring, it was also having another, altogether subtler side effect. Intentionally or otherwise, it was bringing about a shift in the understanding of who Markus Schulz, the musician, is.

Working in stylistic areas new, penning & co-penning many of the tracks’ lyrics and delivering an entire disc’s worth of acoustic versions were just some of the ways in which ‘WTW’ challenged the Schulz perception chamber. Bringing that development to its natural conclusion this October, Markus signs off on his most transformative long-player to date with its criterion edition. 

Never one to do things by halves, Markus commenced the Deluxe Edition by returning each of ‘WTW’s 15 tracks to the studio and fleshing them out into extended versions. Having brought new detail, nuance & life to each, he also adds two new anthem contenders to ‘Watch The World’s tracklist. Alongside ‘You And I’, the album now sports ‘New York City [Take Me Away]’, a second track captivatingly sung by Adina Butar. Also included is the epic-in-every-sense ‘Luce Prima’ (literally translated: ‘first light’). Conceived to bookend his Tomorrowland 2017’s main-stage daybreak set, here its two parts are reconciled into an ever-building, ever evolving 14-minute-long trance goliath.

Whilst putting together the Deluxe edition, Markus observed that when making ‘Watch The World’ “my frame of mind was very much in the song-oriented and radio-based zone. As a DJ though you never really lose connection with the club potential of music - no matter what its tone. With hindsight, I realise I was already making plans, subconsciously, for extensions and remixes to ‘Watch The World’s music, before it was even finished. That’s a considerable part of what this Deluxe edition is all about and I’m delighted I’ve finally been able to scratch that mental itch!” 

Developing the reach of its music farther still, Markus sketched out a remix blueprint that would allow the tracks to work both individually and as an album-whole. Ranging from the deep to the uplifting, there are reinterpretations from a broad cross-section of the Coldharbour Recordings crew. Among them are Dave Neven, Nifra, Solid Stone and Fisherman & Hawkins, who have each respectively remixed up a storm on ‘In The Night’, ‘Love Me Like You Never Did’, ‘Destiny’ & ‘Favourite Nightmare’.

There are also rebuilds from legendary trance greats such as Solarstone and 4 Strings, as well as more recent additions to its establishment like Standerwick, Gai Barone and Amir Hussain. Given Markus’ well-known eye & ear for talent spotting, many emerging names are likewise represented. The likes of Dream Sequence, Claus Backslash, Daxson, Artisan & Dawn all weigh in with spectrum-trance remixes, while elsewhere there’s an electro-pop spin of ‘I Hear You Calling’ from We Rabbitz and ‘Summer Dream’s trop-house take-on, courtesy of JackLNDN.  


Track list

Disc 1

  • 01
    5:41
    In the Night (Extended Mix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Brooke Tomlinson
  • 02
    5:16
    Love Me Like You Never Did (Extended Mix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Ethan Thompson
  • 03
    10:10
    Destiny (Extended Mix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Delacey
  • 04
    6:55
    A Better You
    By Markus Schulz
  • 05
    5:23
    I Hear You Calling (Extended Mix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring CAYO
  • 06
    5:46
    Leaving LA (Extended Mix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Nikki Flores
  • 07
    7:35
    Fears (Extended Mix)
    By Markus Schulz and Kyau & Albert
  • 08
    7:54
    Facedown (Markus Schulz Arena Mix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Soundland
  • 09
    7:19
    Waiting (Extended Mix)
    By Markus Schulz
  • 10
    6:40
    You and I (Extended Mix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Adina Butar
  • 11
    7:37
    Watch the World (Extended Mix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Lady V
  • 12
    5:07
    Summer Dream (Extended Mix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Mia Koo
  • 13
    7:50
    Favorite Nightmare (Extended Mix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Delacey
  • 14
    6:23
    Soldier (Extended Mix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Naguale
  • 15
    4:36
    Rewind
    By Markus Schulz
  • 16
    7:45
    New York City [Take Me Away] (Extended Mix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Adina Butar
  • 17
    14:00
    Luce Prima
    By Markus Schulz

Disc 2

  • 01
    5:37
    In the Night (4 Strings Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Brooke Tomlinson
  • 02
    5:25
    Love Me Like You Never Did (Standerwick Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Ethan Thompson
  • 03
    7:30
    Destiny (Dream Sequence Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Delacey
  • 04
    6:32
    A Better You (Daxson Remix)
    By Markus Schulz
  • 05
    3:57
    I Hear You Calling (JackLNDN Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring CAYO
  • 06
    6:15
    Let It Rain (Artisan Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Helen
  • 07
    8:10
    Facedown (Solarstone Pure Mix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Soundland
  • 08
    8:23
    Waiting (Gai Barone Remix)
    By Markus Schulz
  • 09
    8:55
    You and I (Dawn Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Adina Butar
  • 10
    7:37
    Watch the World (Claus Backslash Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Lady V
  • 11
    3:46
    Summer Dream (We Rabbitz Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Mia Koo
  • 12
    6:10
    Favorite Nightmare (Fisherman & Hawkins Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Delacey
  • 13
    7:58
    In the Night (Dave Neven Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Brooke Tomlinson
  • 14
    7:14
    Love Me Like You Never Did (Amir Hussain Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Ethan Thompson
  • 15
    6:12
    Love Me Like You Never Did (Nifra Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Ethan Thompson
  • 16
    7:19
    Destiny (Solid Stone Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Delacey
  • 17
    6:09
    Destiny (Kyau & Albert Remix)
    By Markus Schulz featuring Delacey