A late change to the line up for Voodoo saw Markus Schulz fill in for the delayed Paul van Dyk, who will instead play next Friday. We arrived as the club was filling up and Simon Lovell was spinning a set filled with popular trance tunes, like Above & Beyond – Sun & Moon, Cosmic Gate feat. Emma Hewitt – Be Your Sound and Above & Beyond – Thing Called Love.  By the time he finished at 1am, the club had filled up nicely; like last week it wasn’t too packed, but it certainly felt full and there was a nice vibe in anticipation of the night’s headliner.

Markus Schulz
started in his usual progressive style, with tunes like Audien – Wayfarer and a progressive remix of Delirium feat. Sarah McLachlan – Silence. He mixed in tunes from his Scream and Scream 2 albums, like Nothing Without Me (feat. Ana Diaz) and Erase Me (feat. Lady V.) as well as his New World Punx remix of Binary Finary – 1998 and his collaboration with Ferry Corsten – Loops N Tings. He played one of my favourite tracks from the Prague ’11 album, Aerofoil – Caress 2 Impress (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction) as well as newer tunes like Grube & Hovsepian – Trickster and Fisherman & Hawkins – Apache.

But the middle section of the set began to lose me as he played some fairly unexciting house / trouse tracks and even the Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child. It wasn’t all as bad as that, but for about half an hour, I was beginning to wonder where he was going with the track selection.

However he turned it round in style in the last 30-40 minutes with a masterful finish to the set, dropping tunes like Markus Schulz feat. Justine Suissa – Perception, Paul van Dyk – For An Angel, Markus Schulz vs. Andy Moor – Daydream and Markus Schulz – The New World. I absolutely loved this last part of his set and my only regret is that we didn’t get a full three hours at that level. The production with lights and lasers was excellent as usual and the sound, like last week, was really good.

Schulz handed over to Thomas Knight, who kept the night going with great tunes like Betsie Larkin & Solarstone – Breathe You In (Solarstone’s Pure Remix), Above & Beyond – On A Good Day and even the classic Gouryella – Gouryella. But with the clock nearing 4.30am, it was time to leave. This was another really good night at Voodoo, perhaps not quite as good as the previous week, but excellent nonetheless.


Thanks once again to Luke Davids Photography for the great photos of the night.