Dakota fans all over the planet have been waiting since the announcement that Markus Schulz will be breathing new life into the project for 2017, and we have the latest Dakota track for your listening pleasure right here!
“Mota-Mota” is the first Dakota track to hit the airwaves straight off of his 2017 The Nine Skies project. It sees Markus joining production ranks with Dutch producer Koen Groeneveld, the man behind “Slides”, “1981”, “Baksteen”, and Spinnin Record’s techno imprint Abzolut, and gives a sweet nod to all you techno lovers out there. But this one is extra special as the production promises to be the most “out-and-out” techno expression that Dakota has dished out in 8 years and very different from what Dakota fans might be expecting. With a focus on the dark side, driving deep bass frequencies flood the track, accompanied by unique synths drizzled with warped hunting horns. The rhythm of “Mota-Mota” is simply addicting and is a breath of fresh air in a scene saturated with the mainstream. Now, could this be the new sound of Dakota? We will just have to wait and see!
Check out our latest interview with Markus, where he discusses The Nine Skies and the Dakota project, here!
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“An auditory tale of the unexpected, a transonic ride to the dark side, a postcard from the musical edge – this one will scare the horses. Once more down the rabbit hole Dear Friends… and onto the floor “
– Markus Schulz
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Yes, the project that began with albums like Thoughts Become Things and Thoughts Become Things ll, is back in full force and with The Nine Skies project promising a unique and revolutionary fusion of music, art, and performance, you may be wondering how you can be part of the action. Look no further than Dreamstate San Francisco on May 28. Tickets are still available for the Dreamstate San Francisco and can be purchased right here! You can also experience The Nine Skies across the pond at Tomorrowland, Belgium on July 21 and at the UK’s SW4 festival on August 27.
Check out the history of Dakota and the ‘The Nine Skies’ project right here!
“The Nine Skies is my representation of the nine steps we all go through to reach enlightenment in life. I want people to come to these special Dakota shows and open their minds to its music, message and its visuals – the trinity of which will take them on a journey. Your journey, their journey, everybody’s journey together. Dakota is darker in its beats, and wiser with the messages it wants to share with the world. Questions like ‘what is the secret of life? Why are we here on earth? What is our purpose? These are just some of the questions we have and The Nine Skies show will explore”.
– Markus Schulz