Electro, Trance | Ferry Corsten – Black Light // F*ck The Bull$h1t [Preview]

Posted by on May 1, 2013

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2013 has been good to Mr. Corsten. Since January, he’s celebrated the 300th episode of Corsten’s Countdown and the 100th release on Flashover Recordings, has played a series of absolutely massive gigs (including Madison Square Garden), and of course launched the New World Punx with good buddy Markus Schulz. He even got a wild new ‘do — a nod to the New World Punk lifestyle, perhaps? Somehow, in the midst of all of this, he has managed to find time to hit the studio; “Black Light,” which dropped yesterday and will be immediately recognizable to anyone who’s seen Ferry live this year, is merely the first in a string of giant upcoming releases.

Simply put, “Black Light” is a banger. In the grand tradition of much of today’s trance, it borrows heavily from electro house — but to great effect. The hook is dark and ominous, the bassline packs a serious punch, and the fact that it all goes down at 132 bpm gives the track an added urgency. I’m also loving how the pitch on the leads drops off — very reminiscent of “Mammoth,” which has been a mainstay in Ferry’s recent live sets. If you’re loving “Black Light,” look for “F*ck The Bull$h1t” to hit Beatport on May 17th — it features a stirring, eerie, almost yearning hook and a drop that’s totally unexpected and built to get you in the zone. F*ck the bull$h1t indeed.

Beatport: Ferry Corsten – Black Light

Preview: Ferry Corsten – F*ck The Bull$h1t

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.