#TBT || Markus Schulz – Without You Near (Gabriel & Dresden Mix)

Without You Near Markus Schulz

“Without You Near” is a dark, atmospheric classic trance song from Markus Schulz featuring Gabriel & Dresden.


Markus Schulz’s debut artist album Without You Near features progressive, melancholy tracks that I still feature on my playlists to this date, standing the test of time with its debut in 2005. The title track received two releases on the album with a Coldharbour Mix and an almost acoustic Reprise version, but it’s Gabriel & Dresden’s Mix release that truly shines.

“Without You Near” pairs Departure’s chilling vocals and Gabriel & Dresden’s signature kicks and bass with Markus Schulz’s sweeping synths and melody for 11 minutes and 13 seconds of soothing progressive trance. The collaboration is dreamy, dark, and emotional, something that gives me similar feelings to Andain’s “Beautiful Things”.

Tracks rarely receive this length of treatment since the switch to digital around this era started to make it easier to mix. Subsequently, lengthy buildups and progression have been somewhat forgotten because the audience wants more tracks in less time.

If you’re a newcomer to listening to Gabriel & Dresden after checking out their wonderful return last year with their album The Only Road, or if you’ve been with them since the beginning, then be sure to check out this week’s Throwback Thursday. You can also catch both Gabriel & Dresden and Markus Schulz at EDC Las Vegas 2018 in May.

Check out Markus Schulz – Without You Near (Gabriel & Dresden Mix):


Markus Schulz – Without You Near (Gabriel & Dresden Mix) – Lyrics

It’s a little bit lonely down here
It’s a little bit faint without you near
Without you near
It’s a little bit lonely down here
It’s a little bit faint without you near
Without you near
Is it wise to say
While the other’s waiting
She’s contemplating you
Another passes by the door
Any other day, you just look around and
All you see is gone
All you see is gone
How can you sit there watching
Someone else?
How can you sit there, sit there watching
How can you sit there watching
Someone else?
How can you sit there, sit there watching
Faint without you near
Lonely down here
Faint without you near
Lonely down here
How can you sit there watching
Someone else?
How can you sit there, sit there watching
How can you sit there watching
Someone else?
How can you sit there, sit there watching
Faint without you near
Lonely down here
Faint without you near
Lonely down here
Faint without you near
Lonely down here
Faint without you near
Lonely down here
Faint without you near
Lonely down here
How can you sit there watching
Someone else?
How can you sit there, sit there watching
Faint without you near
Lonely down here
Faint without you near
Lonely down here
Faint without you near
Lonely down here
Faint without you near
Lonely down here
It’s a little bit lonely down here
It’s a little bit faint without you near
Without you near
It’s a little bit lonely down here
It’s a little bit faint without you near
Without you near

 


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Music is an integral part of Drew’s life, whether it’s listening to trance or house while working or at a festival. He’s always out to discover new and exciting sounds. When video games RollerCoaster Tycoon and Unreal Tournament were the hot new games, one of his friends that he knew through the community forums introduced him to trance on Digitally Imported and he soon fell in love with trance, happy hardcore, hardstyle and other fast BPM (beats per minute) genres.

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