Out of all the nice sets I’ve heard throughout this year, the ones that impressed me the most were made by Markus Schulz. His stuff has been pretty on point, so I am using his latest Global DJ Broadcast as the last Throwback entry for 2010. Every year for the past 6 years, Markus puts together a Classics Showcase for an episode of his weekly radio show. This year’s show was just broadcasted today, so it is literally fresh off the virtual decks. There is a plethora of magical tunes in this mix, including the very nice Andy Moor remix of Find, which was released in 2005 and serves as the intro. I have long forgotten about the dream-like complexity of this song, and I’m glad to be reintroduced to it after 4 years. This is the feeling I get with most of these songs on here, especially Requiem for a Dream, Into the Dawn, and Nothing. Probspot’s Blueberry and Hammer & Bennett’s Language were both remade in this year’s release of Coldharbour 100 Remixed (Part I, Part II), so it’s great to see the older versions of these two on the tracklist. The two Coldharbour remixes are sick, but I wouldn’t be sad if Do What You Want and Bullet In The Gun were replaced. Despite those two, I’m very happy with the nostalgic track selection. I think it’s pretty challenging to match up songs from different periods of time, but  Markus does a good job of mixing everything together into a deep, driving  piece of work. On a final note, it would be awesome if Markus brought back the Elevation sound he developed with Michael Targanaski…it was quality back then and I’m sure it would be quality now.

Markus Schulz – Global DJ Broadcast Dec 30, 2010 – Classics Showcase
01 Ridgewalkers Featuring El – Find (Markus Schulz Intro Mix / Andy Moor Remix)
02 Probspot – Blueberry
03 Jase From Outta Space – Do What You Want (Infusion Sky Mix)
04 Paul van Dyk – Forbidden Fruit (BT & PvD’s Food for Love Mix)
05 Andy Ling – Fixation
06 Interstate – Remember Me (Shawn Mitiska & Tyler Michaud Remix)
07 David West Featuring Inkfish – Searching for Substance
08 Hammer & Bennett – Language (Elevation Remix)
09 Scott Bond vs. Solarstone – 3rd Earth
10 Airwave – When Things Go Wrong
11 Deepsky – Talk Like a Stranger (Markus Schulz Return to Coldharbour Remix)
12 BT vs. Sasha – Remember Magnetic North
13 Perry O’Neil – Wave Force
14 Holden & Thompson – Nothing (93 Returning Mix)
15 Mike Koglin – The Silence
16 Nalin & Kane – Open Your Eyes (Markus Schulz & Elevation Remix)
17 Mekka – Diamondback
18 Planet Perfecto – Bullet in the Gun (Saturday Mix)
19 Accadia – Into the Dawn (James Holden Remix)
20 Markus Schulz Presents Elevation – Clear Blue
21 OceanLab – Satellite (Markus Schulz Coldharbour Remix)
22 Leama – Requiem for a Dream (Leama’s Dream Mix)

Download the set here
Check out another Classics Showcase from 2005