The Lab is our weekly office rave up where we live stream some of the biggest and best names in dance music.
This week we're honoured to have a producer whose dedication to both the art of DJing and the deeper side of trance now sees him headlining festivals around the globe: Markus Schulz.
Markus started DJing in the early 90s, embracing the German techno that was big at the time, and developed a trademark sound that would go on to distinguish him from the overtly fluffy trance that became popular in the 00s.
Markus was soon one of the genre's most respected names and in 2005 he launched Coldharbour Records, now with over 100 releases, a label that has launched the careers of many a trance producer. Both his 'Scream' and 'Scream 2' albums received critical acclaim in the dance music press and you can check out the video of the making of 'Scream 2' here.
Schulz has always been a champion of the true art of DJing and like he says, "Simply rolling out with a one-hour set of the Beatport top ten is not it." This Friday he'll be flexing those DJ muscles to their full capacity by playing a special extended set at Ministry Of Sound, allowing him to delve deep into his collection and take The Box on a proper journey.
But before that, tune in below or to Mixmag TV this Friday from 16:30 BST to catch Markus Schulz in action.