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Dakota - Sleepwalkers (Don't Stop)/Sinners

Release Date
37 x50 Coldharbour Recordings Red 30 May 2011
For the 2nd track to be taken from the new Dakota album, old-skool meets nu-school. Having test-driven ‘Sleepwalkers’ throughout April (most notably at ASOT500 where it prompted him to trend worldwide on Twitter), Markus is ready to release his colossal speaker-smackdown. Now though the track is coming with a unique twist!

Back in at the start of this month, Markus crossed paths with the legendary Mele Mel and Scorpio – members of seminal rap outfit The Furious Five. Creators of renowned anti-narcotic track ‘White Lines (Don’t, Don’t Do It)’ and deliverers of ‘The Message’, they’d been heroes of Markus’ since he was old enough to break. Steel wheels turned, deals were done and now Markus is delighted to present not just the massive turbine trance of the original ‘Sleepwalkers’, but also a doubly dope vocal version featuring the word’s first ever rap MC Mele Mel and Hip-Hop grandmaster Scorpio.

The result: a huge radio-baiting, block-rocking club-tumbler that’ll throw open the door to summer 2011!

In honour of the occasion, once the studio work was done and before Mele Mel and Scorpio headed back off to New York, Markus convened an old-skool reunion at Miami’s Club Space in their honour. Kangols went on, Adidas got donned… and the ‘Sleepwalkers’ video was shot.

Complimenting Sleepwalkers is a pair of remixes exploring different dimensions of Sinners. Medellin’s Khomha has been earmarked by Markus as one of the names to watch in 2011, notably for his contribution to Prague ’11 in the form of Rainy in the Night. His remix of Sinners caused dancefloor madness during Markus’ latest residency appearance at Marquee in Las Vegas, as well as tearing the dancefloor down at the Bal en Blanc extravaganza in Montreal.

And making a name in his own right is Nijmegen’s Aerofoil; about to make his bow on Coldharbour Recordings with his Caress 2 Impress EP, he gives Sinners a dark and twisted treatment, and one which has been frequently supported both in the clubs and on Global DJ Broadcast.