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

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

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.


DJ-Set, Progressive House, Trance | Rafael Frost – Channel 4

Posted by on March 21, 2012

I have posted Rafael Frost in my now retired Trance Tuesday posts, (sorry people but GOOD free trance is almost impossible to find, especially on a weekly basis) and this is his latest single “Channel 4” out on Ferry Corsten’s, Flashover Recordings. This song has been supported by just about every major trance artist under the sun. He has a unique sound that is both incredibly melodic and hard hitting with a blend of house and trance. The formula has been championed by the likes of Arty and though I am not saying he is Arty, I think his style that combines trance and house so well with more of an emphasis on trance, could easily lead to an explosion of popularity for Rafael Frost, much like the explosion of popularity that happened for Arty in 2011. This may not be the song that does it, but I think that Rafael Frost has what it takes to become a star. He does not make that many songs, instead focusing on creating the best quality tracks possible and does not tour much, which hinders an artists ability to be seen. Either way 2012 should be a pivotal year for Rafael Frost. Also check out a preview of his upcoming remix of Boom Jinx & Daniel Kandi – Azzura on Enhanced Records. Also after the jump is Hard Rock Sofa’s Miami 2012 Podcast with the hottest songs out now and their upcoming collaboration with Swanky Tunes “Apogee”

Rafael Frost – Channel 4 – Beatport Link

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Trance, Videos | Trance Tuesdays

Posted by on January 31, 2012

Dash Berlin & Jonathan Mendelsohn follow up their hit single “Better Half Of Me” with the sequel, “World Falls Apart” and it easily lives up to the lofty expectations set by the “Better Half Of Me”. Dash Berlin is known for making great music videos and the above video for “Better Half Of Me” is a prime example of that. Look out for the sequel to the video of “Better Half Of Me” with the video for the song “World Falls Apart” next week here or just find it on the Armada youtube channel. This is a big week with releases from Ferry Corsten, Dash Berlin, Maor & Levi and many more. These are all great uplifting trance songs for either relaxing or cruising down the freeway. Be sure to be on the look out for Ferry Corsten’s upcoming album “WKND” on February 24th and if you like these songs check out the artists on facebook etc. Do not pass up on these quality tracks from the 1st to the last, and support the artists on Beatport. I also included Dj Shogun’s radio show podcast and another song after the jump..

DOWNLOAD: Ferry Corsten ft Ben Hague – Ain’t No Stoppin’ (Original Extended Mix)

BUY: Ferry Corsten ft Ben Hague – Ain’t No Stoppin’ (Original Extended Mix)

DOWNLOAD: Dash Berlin ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn – World Falls Apart (Club Mix)

BUY: Dash Berlin ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn – World Falls Apart (Club Mix)

DOWNLOAD: Boom Jinx Feat. Justine Suissa – Phoenix From The Flames (Maor Levi Remix)

BUY: Boom Jinx Feat. Justine Suissa – Phoenix From The Flames (Maor Levi Remix)

DOWNLOAD: Reminder – On The Beach (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)

BUY: Reminder – On The Beach (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)

DOWNLOAD: Stonevalley – Hybrid (Original Mix)

BUY: Stonevalley – Hybrid (Original Mix)

DOWNLOAD: Ozo Effy – Endless World (Original Mix)

BUY: Ozo Effy – Endless World (Original Mix)