In Depth With Markus Schulz On Trance Nation
Your ‘Destiny’ single had a huge impact earlier this year. To your mind, why do you think that was so and which single track that you’ve produced has had the single greatest effect on your career?
Markus: To be honest with you, I am still overwhelmed by how deeply that track has resonated with everyone, and maybe the reason it has is because it marked the beginning of my proper foray into songwriting. The aspect of songwriting I feel is the next step in my career. I love the art of creating, and I have a blast working in the studio alone on instrumentals, but there’s something very gratifying about writing.
Destiny was one of the first songs where they’re my words – not just my music, but words – and the singer singing them back to me. It’s a new chapter in my career. I’ve always been into creative writing and helping the songwriters, but this is a special track with personal meaning, and that’s why I spent so many hours trying to get it absolutely perfect; with the old-school arrangement and the ten minute track length.
During every part of the process, we felt we were creating something special, something that touches your soul, and I’m delighted for Delacey that the fans have been so complimentary towards her talents.
To date, I still think The New World remains as the one track, which affected my career the most. It was a watershed moment at the time, because of my association with the Transmission events in Prague. I know that I meet so many fans, particularly those based in the eastern European countries, whose first discovery of me was thanks to that track. That area remains important to me today – Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria etc. – and Transmission is our annual gathering together.
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