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Markus Schulz’s Trance Nation Minimix is Available Now!

Over the last 10 years Markus Schulz has crafted the individual musical identities of progressive, trance & house into his own unique fusion sound. The combined influence of his headlining DJ sets; Armada and Coldharbour label releases and highly prominent Global DJ Broadcast radio show have placed him at the forefront of the US EDM revolution.

Trance Nation has become synonymous with trance the way NOW is with pop. Since the first edition mixed by Ferry Corsten debuted through Ministry of Sound in 1999, the annual compilations have become a major reflection of what trance lovers listen to and influence on the genre itself.

2015 has proven to be a special year for trance. Among classics set revivals, a sold-out Luminosity festival, and a growing fan base of more traditional sound imprints comes Ministry of Sound’s announcement that a second Trance Nation will be released on October 2nd. Even more exciting for trance fans is who was chosen to put together October’s playlist: the “Unicorn Slayer” himself, Markus Schulz.

Schulz does a great job of showcasing new and established talent from his immensely popular Coldharbour label including Judge Jules, Rank1, and Chicane. Schulz’ two-disc compilation features 36 tracks, 15 of which are album exclusives. Starting off on the deeper side we’ll get to hear “Un-Theme,” a lush progressive piece from Gai Barone which will also be given away for free upon pre-ordering the disc set. Other notable cuts include Danilo Ercole’s deep, tantalizing production “Format,” Tenishia’s emotional smasher “Don’t Let Go” with Adina Butar, and Purple Stories’ atmospheric take on Elevation and Grube & Hovespian’s “City Of Angels.”

It looks like the trance families prayers have been answered and the album can be pre ordered here.

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