Progressive House | Ferry Corsten – Rock Your Body Rock (Arty / Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remixes)

Posted by on March 27, 2013

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In celebration of its 100th release, Ferry Corsten’s Flashover Recordings has tagged hot and in-demand producers to remix his 2003 classic “Rock Your Body Rock” – fittingly on the track’s 10 year anniversary. Arty brings back his “Rock N Rolla” styled remix, with the kind of vibes he put to use on his remix of Ferry Corsten’s “Punk” to great effect (and which was a launching point for his career). This remix features the similar hard snares and kicks as “Punk,” adding Arty’s own flavor to the track and carrying the timeless sound of the original to now. The “MainStage” mix from Belgian duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike has been the version that Ferry himself has played most lately, giving the track a modern day festival energy thanks to a tantalizing build and a hard-driving minimal drop that totally flips the script on the original. They both take very different approaches and have their own unique strengths, so take a listen and decide for yourself.

Beatport: Ferry Corsten – Rock Your Body Rock (Arty & Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remixes)

Events | A State Of Trance 600 New York After Parties

Posted by on March 8, 2013

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The afterparties for A State Of Trance 600 in New York have been announced with 3 of the acts performing that night at MSG taking the stage at two seperate venues, Best Buy Theater and Pacha NYC. Marcus Schulz will be performing alongside his friend and frequent collaborator, Ferry Corsten at Pacha with Mike Saint-Jules in support. At the Best Buy Theater, W&W will be headlining alongside Jochen Miller and local Eco in what should be a heavier after party. Both of the shows have their distinct advantages / differences in terms of venue, lineup etc, so make the decision and be ready to continue going once MSG kicks everyone out before 1am. Ticket info below.

Best Buy Theater Tickets | Pacha NYC Tickets

Electro-House | Jacob Van Hage & Oliver Heldens – Thumper

Posted by on February 13, 2013

Fellow Rotterdam natives, Jacob van Hage & newcomer Oliver Heldens collab on the aptly named “Thumper”. The two Dutchmen create a booming track of thunderous bass and bombastic synth play in the style that W&W has perfected with slow building ominous breaks. The track has already gained support from some of the biggest names in the game like W&W, Gareth Emery, Ferry Corsten, Zedd & Thomas Gold. Jacob van Hage looks to follow up a solid 2012 with tracks like “EMP” and releases such as “Thumper” are a promising start to the year for himself and Oliver Heldens. Also check out below “Thumper” intermingled with the vocals from Dj From Mars “Phatt Ass Drop” that fits perfectly, showing them making fun of themselves.

Beatport: Jacob Van Hage & Oliver Heldens – Thumper

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Trance | Ferry Corsten – Kudawudashuda

Posted by on February 11, 2013

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Kicking off an absolutely massive week of releases is Ferry Corsten with “Kudawudashuda,” and I couldn’t be more excited. The hook is catchy and dramatic, the vibe is dark and spacey, and the synthwork is top of the line (I’m a huge sucker for those staccato plucks). This is a song to lose your mind to; it’s the song that’s playing at 4 am when you’ve made it to the tail end of a deep set and time has lost all meaning. Ferry will be joining Armin van Buuren and the whole team on several legs of the ASOT 600 world tour (which launches in Madrid this Thursday), so expect to hear much of this track in the coming weeks. It’s out now on Beatport via Ferry’s own Flashover Recordings and is set to drop on iTunes on February 25.

Beatport: Ferry Corsten – Kudawudashuda

Events, Trance | ASOT 600 NYC Lineup & Ticket Info Announced

Posted by on January 17, 2013

Taking place in historic Madison Square Garden, Armin van Buuren is bringing his world renowned A State of Trance celebration to New York City for the first time in 3 years and is bringing along some of his along friends for the ride. He will be joined by legends Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Alex Morph & rising stars W&W for what should be an unforgettable night. Ferry Corsten & Markus Schulz will be going B2B, making the night that much more special. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday the 23rd at 10am EST and at 12pm EST for general public, so for those of you who still have not signed up for the pre-sale, do so here. Markus Schulz & Armin van Buuren have collabed to create the theme for ASOT 600 this year, following up W&W’s effort last year, so preview it below before its release on the 28th.

Preview, Trance | Ferry Corsten – Kudawudashuda [Preview]

Posted by on January 10, 2013

Ferry Corsten returns to his roots in his latest track — a play on “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda” — which premiered to much fanfare on the New Year’s edition of Corsten’s Countdown. This is solid gold non-vocal trance that features a mesmerizing hook, heavy kicks, and incredible builds; aside from the retrofits of older tracks he’s been working up with Markus Schulz, “Kudawudashuda” is easily one of the best things I’ve heard from Ferry lately. It’s the kind of track that gets dropped at 4:30 a.m. when the club is still packed but things are starting to get weird and you’re moving without thinking and are utterly in the zone.

On a more general note, Ferry is one of the heaviest hitters in the game and a true master of the genre, and I am hopeful that this is an indication of the kind of trance we can expect to see in 2013 (I’m likewise encouraged by Armin’s “Who’s Afraid of 138?” campaign). No word yet on an official release date yet but look it for it to drop soon on Flashover Recordings.

Progressive House, Trance | Armin van Buuren’s 2012 Yearmix

Posted by on January 7, 2013

For some reason I’m only just getting to the magnificent feat of editing and mixing that is Armin van Buuren’s 2012 Yearmix. Armin spent close to a month chopping and refashioning 101 of the year’s top trance tunes into one blissful, continuous two hour mix that aired on A State of Trance at the end of December. Diehards will have already heard this in its entirety, but I’m calling your attention to it now in the event that it got lost in the holiday shuffle because it’s not something to miss. Not only does it provide an excellent and diverse cross section of the year in trance, but Armin’s unparalleled technical mastery is on display to the fullest extent (I cannot stress enough how agile, seamless, and creative his transitions are — if you have any sort of familiarity with these tracks, he’ll have you in total awe in about three minutes). Check it out below and be sure to take a look at the full track list after the jump.

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