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REVIEW: Markus Schulz ft. Mia Koo - Summer Dream out on Black Hole recordings

1. Extended Mix
2. Anske Remix
3. Jayceeoh Remix
4. Radio Edit

Back in early June, Markus Schulz fired the starting gun for sun-season with his single ‘Summer Dream’. Taken from his critically praised 2016 ‘Watch The World’ album, it saw him lyrically collaborating with eminently talented, LA/NY-shuttling songstress Mia Koo. Now, in some spectacular remix form, ‘Dream’s back and putting a fitting final flourish to the summer.

From its Original Album Mix, Markus has worked ‘Summer Dream’ up into a much requested/now-delivered-on Extended Mix. Additionally, young guns Anske and Jayceeoh contribute new perspectives to the track, which take it club-places far & wide.

Since his ‘Epika E.P.’ debuted on Coldharbour in February, Andrius ‘Anske’ Anskinas’ star has been firmly in ascension. The Ukrainian producer boxes clever with his rework, managing at once to bring the remix package a red-blooded trance variation while retaining the quixotic essence of ‘Dream’s original themes.

For his remap, US producer Jayceeoh delivers an eclectic, electrifying mix of fiery hip-hop beats, creative, club-amping tempo shifts, catchy electro sub-shades and – finally - a blazing, crowd-flaming mainline.

Doing full and final justice to the track, Markus’ own Extended version brings trance tempo & tone to ‘Summer Dream’. He amplifies all its seasonally reflective lyrics, thermally uplifting either and harmonic highs into one, big, summer ’16 encapsulating floor-roar!
On the writing and production of ‘Summer Dream’, Markus said: "For every memorable festival there is the unforgettable journey to get there. This song is about that bonding adventure, leaving everything behind. "You and Me together, we chase this dream forever… Above the clouds, it’s a perfect view". Whether it’s driving to Coachella, EDC or any other festival, this track is a soundtrack for that experience". 

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Radio Friendly[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Markus Schulz ft. Mia Koo - Summer Dream[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]One of the most successful and most streamed track from the latest album by the Miami based German Markus Schulz is finally released with incredible remixes. The extended original mix is a very emotional proglifting trancer with very sugar sweet breakdown with smooth melancholic piano chords,cinematic strings and even acoustic guitar to bring summer straight into our hearts. The uplifting synths are erupting like hot lava from volcano to lead  to its magnificent explosion of energy  at the climax. Anske is one of the most talk about talents out there and his music production studies seems to pay off for him as he delivers a powerful mainstage make over with thumping basslines, pounding monster drums, colourful feel good synths and that Coldharbour style classic that is dark, moody and totally infectious. Anske is unstoppable and his way up to the top just started. Jayceeoh is on board to bring the track to the trap posses with chill out elements, smooth grooves, relaxing rhythm and clever playful arrangement that includes even warm sea waves sounds as well. Summer Dream is one of the most beautiful progressive trance tracks that we check this year so far. #PureGold Love IT[/content]

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