With over two decades in the scene, anthems like ‘Out of the Blue’, ‘Brain Box’ and ‘Anahera’ on his discography and a relentless energy and drive to bring music to the masses, Ferry Corsten isn’t only part of trance history, but the present and future as well.
Ferry Corsten has kept trance alive throughout the years and continues to mesmerise music lovers with his breathtaking sound under his Gouryella moniker, astounding originals, new ‘Blueprint’ album and mind-blowing sets. The Trance icon always delivers, and you know his performance at Sydney’s Ivy this long weekend on Sunday October 1 will be one to remember!
As part of the lead up to the much-anticipated show in Sydney, we recently caught up with the music legend to talk all things talk Trance.
Ferry Corsten on the current state of Trance
“Trance is coming back. I think people have been sick of the EDM sound. But also within trance a lot is changing. I think people are ready for the long stretched epic melodies again.”
On what Trance means to him
“Trance for me is where musically every possible emotion meets its counterpart. Sadness meets happiness, anger meets joy; relaxation meets excitement.”
On his all-time favourite Trance record
“It’s actually a classical piece of music that’s been remixed and covered so many times for a reason. Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings.”
On the best Trance set he’s ever performed
“I still get a lot of comments about my set at the Electric Daisy Carnival a couple of years ago.”
On the current ‘Trance Capitals’ of the world
“There are a lot of cities around the world that have a great trance scene but for me personally, my favourites are Melbourne, Los Angeles, and Prague.”
On the next big act in Trance
“Dim3nsion, a wonderful producer that has a great feel for the melodies and knows how to build his set as a DJ. Keep your eyes and ears out for him in the future.”
On his favourite Trance tracks right now
On the future of Trance music and whether the genre will still be alive in 20 years time
“Absolutely, because music can’t be music without melody and trance is all about melody. So if not on it’s own, then as a massive influence in other genres.”