MARKUS SCHULZ @ ZERO GRAVITY
We’re into the sweaty end of the season but that didn’t stop a huge crowd from filling up the outdoor area of Zero Gravity on Friday night to see trance legend Markus Schulz play solo for the first time in Dubai in five years. We’ve complained before about the slow speed of the bar queues here but on this night it was truly abysmal with your parched correspondents waiting around for 20 minutes whilst trying to order an iced tea. Thankfully we were noticed before we tried the “don’t you know who I am” play, which usually doesn’t work because no, no one knows or cares.
Happily, everything production- wise at the venue was on- point, with a much louder sound system than we remember and lighting that definitely added to the experience. With the masses raring to go despite the heat, Markus delivered a solid two hour set that didn’t stray too far into the commercial sphere, playing his newer work and tracks from his label Coldharbour Recordings, as well as some fresh remixes of old classics like ‘ The New World’ and Tiesto’s ‘ Traffic’. With big smiles on the faces of the crowd and the mobbing received after the lights went down, the Unicorn Slayer proved to be a huge hit and we’d love to see him back in Dubai soon.