Review – Markus Schulz – Buenos Aires ’13

October 4th marks the release of Markus Schulz’ latest CD compilation – this time Markus Schulz - Buenos Aires '13 Cover artfeaturing Argentina’s Buenos Aires.

“With the expansion of global electronic music culture at a rate like never before, it is difficult to find many countries that can boast a feverish admiration for the genre than Argentina. And over the past number of years, few have felt the affection and resonance of the fans as passionately as 2012 America’s Best DJ Markus Schulz.”

 

Here’s our take on the double disc compilation track by track! Overall we give it a (3.5/5) – But this is just our opinion – Listen for yourself!

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Disc 1 (3.5/5)

  1. Marscela – Momento de Gloria
    • Beautiful strings, subtle piano and a great atmosphere! (4/5)
  2. SEQU3L – We Evolve
    • Progressive at it’s best! The break here is lush full of beautiful synths and has a great feel to it. (3/5)
  3. Sensetive5 – Sin City
    • Very emotional feel to this, with a driving side-chain, and again – a full synth line. (3/5)
  4. Crystal Design – Scarface
    • The break on this track is the best part – a very nice melody, with almost a sinister feel to it… the sinister feel disappears into the drop. (3/5)
  5. Rodg & Ruben de Ronde – Remain Different
    • A smooth dark bassline, and an awesome pluck synth on this! (4/5)
  6. Tucandeo – To An End
    • The bassline on this track could BE the track, on top of it comes a lush pad, and subtle keys that make the hairs on your arms stand!  (4/5)
  7. KhoMha – Cyclone
    • The lead melody on this is enough to make anyone want to dance,  this has bigroom written all over it. (4/5)
  8. Rex Mundi – Aureolo
    • A simple melody but big sound! (3/5)
  9. Ruffault – Progressive Dreams
    • Pads pads pads – sounds pretty cool. (3/5)
  10. Grube & Hovsepian – Palermo
    • Piano and a light airy pad on this break make it a summery favourite. (3/5)
  11. Danilo Ercole – Point Of View
    • The rolling bassline here is enough to make you move, minimal lead, just pure progressive heaven. (3/5)
  12. Markus Schulz presents Dakota – Barracas
    • Atmospheric, dark, close your eyes and drift away kind of music. (3/5)
  13. Wellenrausch & Basil O’Glue – Wickaninnish
    • Brilliant synth! This is a feel good track all around. (4/5)
  14. Markus Schulz & Ana Diaz – Nothing Without Me
    • The first vocal track on the disc – very moving lyrics and a solid delivery from Ana Diaz. (5/5)
  15. M.I.K.E. – Before Dawn
    • A swirling bassline of saw sounds, and a euphoric lead to match. (3/5)
  16. Markus Schulz – Remember This
    • Gorgeous, heart-warming melody, and a huge intro/outro to make you rage! (4/5)
  17. Mr. Pit – Catch Me
    • Bigroom trancer, with a great melody and a driving bassline. (4/5)
  18. Aaron Camz – Suburbia
    • Massive lead synth! you gotta hear this one for yourself! (5/5)
  19. Rex Mundi – Back Pain
    • Weak conclusion to this disc in our opinion. Extremely simplistic track. (2/5)

Disc 2 (3.7/5)

  1. Protoculture – Talisman
    • A gentle opening, with lush synths, and an atmospheric feel. (3/5)
  2. Markus Schulz & Rex Mundi – Towards The Sun
    • Catchy vocals… almost too catchy. On the verge of annoying. (2/5)
  3. KhoMha – Dimensional
    • Piano chords open up for a huge pounding of drums, bass and catchy melody (4/5)
  4. Digital X – Stratosphere
    • A dark proggy sound here. Nothing special. (3/5)
  5. Purple Stories – Praia da Adraga
    • Epic breakdown, pads, choir, solid build, and a driving drop. (3/5)
  6. Danilo Ercole – Freezing Rain
    • Rolling synths, take use right through the track – no letting up! (3/5)
  7. Fisherman & Hawkins VS Nifra – The Battle
    • Big bass, big sound, bold and full of energy! (4/5)
  8. Elevation VS Grube & Hovsepian – Fair Winds
    • A great melody and synth line top this monster. (4/5)
  9. Vassilakis & Tarr – Galea
    • A big build for not much pay off. (2/5)
  10. Grube & Hovsepian – Trickster
    • Playful is the only word that comes to mind here. Big synth, big melody, big all around. (4/5)
  11. Basil O’Glue – Gilgamesh
    • Massive! (5/5)
  12. Solid Stone – Scrambled
    • Sidechain heaven! Big atmosphere, driving bassline, great! (4/5)
  13. Markus Schulz – Mardi Gras
    • The synth on this track is mind blowing – great melody, great feel, a feel good track that’ll make a club jump when that bass hits. (5/5)
  14. Harry Square – Royal Flush
    • Another great synth line, with a huge melody. (4/5)
  15. Digital X – Phantom
    • Another powerhouse. (4/5)
  16. Skytech – The Other Side
    • A simple melody but well done! nice bigroom sounds. (4/5)
  17. Elevation – Stadium Control
    • Big uplifting trancer, no complaints on this one. (3/5)
  18. Solarstone – Solarcoaster
    • Beautiful sounds in this track, filtered synths, and a peaceful melody. (4/5)
  19. Marscela – Viaje Completo
    • Smooth and peaceful ending to a great compilation! (5/5)

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