Some artistic unions are really only a matter of time. As is the case with the first in-studio teaming between stylistically adventurous producer, songwriter & turntable titan Markus Schulz and composer, singer and all round high-achieving musical polymath, BT!
Over the last few months both Markus & BT have been in the coproduction zone, not least with the debut paring of Schulz & ATB on “Heartbeat” and the Transeau x Corsten link-up “1997.” This month their production roads converge on one shared opus – the result of which is the almighty “I Need Love.” The track naturally is every bit the sum of its artists’ parts, but further – as the 350th release on Coldharbour Recordings’ – is a dual landmark for Markus. “I Need Love” sees both producers working the studio controls and additional sees BT owning its moving vocal quarter.
Setting the track’s framework up a storm, the pair contrast the march of its drums and percussive skip with the moodily prowling presence of its intro riffs. With keener balance still, BT’s from-within lyrics & expressive vocals penetrate soul-deep, whilst drop-side Markus counterweights the pathos with the glorious chime of his mainline.
Coldharbour’s 350th dropped onto streaming platforms and downloads stores on July 26th.