Miami resident Markus Schulz is among the millions of those who have had property devastated in Hurricane Irma’s wake. Schulz’s loss, however, was slightly different than fellow Floridians’. Schulz was able to stay safe in Buenos Aires while the storm tore through Miami. Upon his return, however, he found that Coldharbour Studios had been broken into and looted while he was evacuated. In addition to stealing equipment from the premise, Schulz’s Pioneer Gold mixer he received for winning DJ Times’ ‘America’s Best DJ’ had been stolen.
The veteran producer took to social media to discuss what had happened citing that equipment can be replaced but an award that “was cherished with prestige, pride, and sentimental value cannot.” While the hurricane has brought the music community together in support of the victims, it is always incredibly disappointing to see those use tragedy to their personal advantage. Real Schulz’s full statement below:
Whilst spending the past couple of days in Buenos Aires praying and wishing for the safety of family and friends in Miami and beyond, where lives are most important than any material things and my heart is with my friends and family in Miami, I definitely wasn’t expecting to receive sad news of this nature. While we were all praying for safety of my beloved community, others used this as an opportunity.
This morning I found out that the Coldharbour studios had been broken into and looted while attention was on Hurricane Irma; stealing equipment, and sadly for me, the Pioneer gold mixer I received for winning DJ Times’ America’s Best DJ a few years ago.
The equipment can of course be replaced, but something which was cherished with prestige, pride and sentimental value cannot.
Knowing that returning home and no longer being able to look at something as special as this residing in the studio makes me incredibly sad.
I cannot understand that in a time where lives are at risk, being lost and housing being destroyed, that there are people out there with this kind of mindset.