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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

July 7, 2009


We're only halfway through 2009, yet it already looks like this will be the year of Dakota.

Dakota is the alter ego of Miami-based German DJ Markus Schulz. Schulz has remixed tracks by Depeche Mode, Madonna, Everything But The Girl, Jewel, Telepopmusik and Fatboy Slim. His remixes of "Intuition" and "Stand" by Jewel both hit #1 on the Billboard club chart. Founding the Coldharbour and Coldharbour Red labels, running a weekly radioshow that is now listened to by 10 million fans around the world, releasing 2 massive artist albums, winning several awards, including one for 'Best American DJ' in 2009, and ending up in the 8th position of the DJ Mag Top 100 listing, is only just a brief summary of what he's been up to.

In the meantime, the Dakota alias has been biding its time. That time is now. Seven years after his last release, Dakota returns with a full artist album entitled "Thoughts Become Things". With a flawless, characteristic sound that varies from minimalistic trance, to progressive techno and deep house, "Thoughts Become Things" turns thoughts into motion. Dakota is back in full effect.

DAKOTA's "Thoughts Become Things" will be released locally this July by Universal Records!

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