Last year, the 250th and New Year’s live editions of Corsten’s Countdown spiked Twitter trends, premiered new anthems and transfixed music lovers around the globe. Today, electronic music maven Ferry Corsten reveals the first details of his third extended spectacular. Putting Summer 2013 into high gear, on June 2nd, Ferry moves the action to Europe. He’ll once again provide another track-packed 8-hour epic Corsten’s Countdown transmission sensation! Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ will be hosting the Corsten’s Countdown Summer Special, which will beam out from their Dublin-based studios and be carried around the world.
On announcing the show, Ferry said: "I’m really excited to start my first ever Corsten’s Countdown summer edition. There is nothing more exciting than hearing your favourite summer tunes while gearing up for this hot and steamy season!"
So #CCSUMMER, let’s go!
Taking over the SiriusXM airwaves for 8hrs at a time, previous live editions of Corsten’s Countdown have drawn listenerships numbered up in the 100s of 1000s. Most recently, through its thrilling, feature packed action (and often fan-guided musical content), the 2012 New Year’s broadcast trended 3 times on Twitter.
Now, much more is in store! The Summer Special edition of Corsten’s Countdown will be packed to the nines with the hottest tracks, drop-ins from surprise guests, ticket giveaways, track and remix premieres, live interviews (with DJs calling in from around the world) and, of course, in the last hour, the Countdown itself. You name it, #CCSUMMER is going to have it, so put a mark in your calendar for June 2nd now!
As every seasoned Corsten’s Countdown listener knows, each episode gives you the chance to vote up your favourite track of the moment. With the live extended editions though, Corsten’s Countdown goes into interactive overdrive. For the Corsten’s Countdown Summer Special, Ferry not only wants to hear your track requests, but he also wants you to share your favourite summertime memories. If that memory is soundtracked by a piece of music, so much the better - pair the memory with a tune… and share it at corstenscountdown.com! If you’ve got exciting plans for this summer - places you’re going, people you’re seeing - Ferry wants to know. He and RTÉ Pulse co-presenter Mr. Spring will be sharing them throughout the show with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world.
How do I get involved?
Simple! The Corsten’s Countdown Summer Special micro-site is now open. There you can submit track requests along with video links for them, as well as your favourite sun-season memory and accompanying photos. On June 2nd Ferry will incorporate them into one summer-celebrating radio & online social get-together. Head over to www.corstenscountdown.com and start getting involved.
Wherever you are in the world, you’re going to be able to catch the action. Alongside RTÉ’s Corsten’s Countdown broadcast, the entire 8 hours will be going out live as part of SiriusXM and Armin van Buuren’s A State of Sundays programming. You can also tune in via one of the 50+ international stations carrying the show, listen in via the corstenscountdown.com portal or via the official Ferry Corsten App (available here: www.ferrycorsten.com/app).
Get yourself to Ireland!
The only thing better than tuning in… is being there! Corsten’s Countdown Summer Session takes place on the Bank Holiday of June 2nd. It’s going to be a unique start-to-finish, not-to-be-missed F.C. day in the scenic surrounds of the Irish Republic’s capital. Having spun 8hrs at RTÉ’s Pulse studios, he’s moving the party on to the city’s Academy club. There, playing an extended set, Ferry will close out your holiday weekend in the fashion that only Corsten can! So why not make a weekend of it and hit Dublin for the Summer Special!
Corsten’s Countdown Summer Special will raise the temperature of radio waves around the world… Give your sunglasses a wipe and get your #CCSUMMER tunes set. June 2nd’s gonna be a scorcher!
On Sunday June the 2nd it is time for the Corsten’s Countdown Summer Special! Ferry Corsten will be hosting this 8 hour special, live from the studio’s of RTE Pulse in Dublin, Ireland.
During this 8 hour live broadcast, Ferry is going to play the favorite Summer tracks of the listener's of Corsten's Countdown. What are the tunes that you want to hear during your summer vacation? Or maybe there is a track that reminds you of your favorite summer moment?
Which tracks do you want to hear during the Corsten’s Countdown Summer Special. You can request them from via www.corstenscountdown.com or via Twitter while using #CCSUMMER.
When passion is music and life does not exist without art, one is a true artist. With the seam-splitting rapid pace of entertainment technology today, it is impossible for a true artist to ever really rest. Globally recognized electronic dance music (EDM) DJ, producer and artist of over 21 years, Ferry Corsten, successfully opened the 2013 season of his FULL ON (Hosted By Ferry Corsten) tour with a jam-packed show in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 5th. It is a sign of great things to come for this amazing back-to-back concept between artists of various genres. Not content to dominate just one continent, Corsten and his hand-picked lineup of musician-friends are taking over the world.
Featuring big-name EDM acts that have stormed the U.S. recently, including, ATB, Bassjackers, Tritonal and Cosmic Gate, Corsten hits America on May 11th at EchoStage in Washington, DC (with Tritonal and Bassjackers). The FULL ON show at EchoStage will mark the triumphant return of Corsten to this venue, this time with an army of a different sort. Other acts on the various FULL ON shows will include rising-stars, W&W, along with Ronski Speed, Solarstone, Shogun, Orjan Nilsen, John O’Callaghan, Sied van Riel, Aly & Fila and Rudee, among others.
On May 17th, Corsten will bring FULL ON to Exchange nightclub in Los Angeles (with Bassjackers) and this time, Audien will help Ferry’s team do battle against mediocrity. Today’s music fans are more connected than ever and there is no tolerance for rolling into town with anything less than a stellar show. The bar has effectively been raised. There is no room for second-best in the live entertainment business, and for a traveling act like FULL ON to be demanded time and time again by discerning, globally-connected fans is in and of itself the best endorsement of excellence.
May 19th will see FULL ON saunter into Kool Haus in Toronto, Canada, and the ground troops for this show will include Tritonal and Bassjackers. Each group of FULL ON support acts have been painstakingly chosen by Ferry Corsten according to the city and venue for maximum impact. Corsten himself naturally anchors each FULL ON show with his own electrifying DJ set.
In late-July, FULL ON will travel to one of the best festivals in the world, Tomorrowland in Belgium, where FULL ON will bring it to fans from the dedicated FULL ON stage. After that, there will be 10 FULL ON shows on the Balearic island of Ibiza, the summer playground of Europeans and increasingly also of Americans bent on seeking a less commercial-sounding EDM.
FULL ON is not your typical event. The best feature of this extravagant show is the back-to-back sets between Corsten and his star-studded DJ guests. The FULL ON show provides an immersive experience through its unique blend of house, trance and electro.
FULL ON was first launched in 2007 in Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Since then, the show has toured worldwide and played in numerous sold-out venues featuring DJs such as Sander van Doorn, Fedde Le Grand, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Chicane, Mat Zo, Michael Woods and others. More dates for FULL ON 2013 will be added in the coming days and weeks.
Some great news about some of Ferry Corsten’s upcoming releases! Hi track "Love Will" (featuring Duane Harden) is at number 1 in the UK Music Week Club Chart! And if that isn't enough yet, "Stars", from Betsie Larkin and Ferry is at the number 6 spot in the same chart this week!
And... "Rock Your Body Rock 2013" (with great remixes from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Arty) rises to #8 in the Cool Cuts Chart of this week! And last but not least, “Rock Your Body Rock 2013” is at #2 in the DMC Buzz Chart of this week. Plus the new Ferry Corsten track “Black Light” enters the Buzz Chart at #14!
On Thursday March 21, Ferry Corsten is going to do a 1 hour DJ set on SiriusXM / Electric Area between 1 - 2 PM Eastern Time. This will be done live from the SiriusXM Music Lounge in Miami. And between 2 - 3 PM, Ferry is co-hosting the show together with the SiriusXM DJs, so don't forget to tune in!
An excited hush washes over the darkened arena, intense anticipation filling the air as thousands of world-weary club-goers await the spectacle about to ensue. After a hair-raising intro conjuring an edgy, dystopian future…boom! White-hot lights illuminate the two electronic dance music (EDM) heavyweights onstage together and ready to do battle. Each one is a superstar DJ and producer in his own right, but the Netherlands’ Ferry Corsten and the U.S.’s Markus Schulz put on a show so electrifying that the impact is greater than the sum of its parts. What began as a few spontaneous DJ sets between good friends and collaborators has grown into a hybrid stage persona after which discerning EDM fans lust. The result is the New World Punx (NWP), the high-energy DJ duo consisting of Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten. The name derives from Ferry Corsten’s massive anthem, “Punk,” and Markus Schulz’s hit, “The New World.”
Each with his own distinct style of DJing and music production, Corsten and Schulz create an utterly different world when they team up as New World Punx. The NWP sound is harder, more driving and more aggressive than the melodic, euphoric style of soaring trance. Be they side-by-side onstage or in the studio releasing music under the NWP moniker, Schulz and Corsten’s combined persona is much tighter and more dynamic than the longer, more progressive sets they’re known to play solo. The NWP show is something their fans have come to demand, and the act’s evolution came about entirely organically. The initial seeds of inspiration for NWP were born during Schulz and Corsten’s back-to-back set at Godskitchen in Birmingham in March 2012, evolving into tag-teaming sets at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) at Tao Beach in Las Vegas, and Echostage in Washington D.C., the latter a mind-blowing seven-hour gig that was broadcast live in the U.S. on SiriusXM Radio. The NWP sets are vigorous and perfectly marry Corsten’s and Schulz’s individual sounds. The result is a perfect sonic storm that caters to the short attention spans of today’s tech-savvy music consumers.
The New World Punx officially launch worldwide with their first three shows in North America: March 24th at Mansion in Miami, Florida; March 30th at “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden in New York City, during the A State Of Trance 600-The Expedition world tour; and March 31st at Bal en Blanc in Montreal, Canada. European dates will be announced soon.
Hailing from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Ferry Corsten has been one of the world’s leading EDM DJs/producers for the last 21 years. Voted consistently as one of the best DJs in the world by all the leading polls, Corsten has seven full-length studio albums to his name, the most recent being WKND. His albums have yielded their share of Gold records, including, “Punk,” “Out Of The Blue” and “Rock Your Body Rock.” Corsten’s world-class hits also include “Beautiful” and collaborations with Betsie Larkin, including, “Made Of Love,” “Not Coming Down” and “Stars.” Corsten is the label chief of his own Flashover Recordings and has helped launch the careers of new producers and artists. Ferry Corsten is the host and programmer of the internationally syndicated weekly radio show, “Corsten’s Countdown,” the only EDM interactive weekly music chart show currently broadcast on commercial and satellite radio in more than 40 countries via 210 radio stations and heard by millions each week. His monthly “Ferry’s Fix” DJ mixshow and compilations – the latest being Once Upon A Night-Vol. 3 – exemplify what masterful mixing is all about.
Originally from Germany and based now out of Miami, Markus Schulz holds the 2012-2013 title of “America’s Best DJ” as voted by the readers of DJ Times magazine. Over the last 10 years, he’s crafted the individual musical identities of progressive, trance and house into his own unique sound. His “Global DJ Broadcast” radio show is heard by millions each week and is aired on SiriusXM in the U.S., DI.fm and 50 other radio stations around the world. Schulz is label chief of his own Coldharbour Recordings (under the Armada Music umbrella) and has helped launch the careers of aspiring talent from around the world. Schulz has four full-length studio albums under his belt – including Do You Dream? and Scream – and those works have brought forth the dancefloor crowd-rockers, “The New World,” “Nothing Without Me” featuring Ana Diaz, “Love Rain Down” featuring Seri, “Perception” and “Do You Dream?”
Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz create magic together in the studio, and they’ve unleashed the dancefloor annihilators, “Loops & Tings” and “Stella,” the former reaching #1 on Beatport’s “Top 100 Trance” chart and voted “best track” by listeners during the eight-hour live radio broadcast commemorating the 250th episode of “Corsten’s Countdown.” Forthcoming releases under the NWP alias are in the works.
Carried upon the hands of time, is change. But although our musical taste may change as we grow older, there will always be the classics. The tracks that stay with us, kept in our memory, will never grow old. And that's exactly why, two years after history's first independent Trance Top 1000 kicked off, a new poll has opened!
In the previous Trance Top 1000 edition, 35 of Ferry Corsten’s productions / remixes made it into the final list, thanks to your votes! The voting for this year’s poll is open now. You can vote for your 10 all-time favourite classics! Voting for the Trance Top 1000 ends April 7th and the 2013 results will be announced in May.
Which are your favourite Ferry Corsten productions and remixes? Maybe you like “Beautiful”, “Take Me”, ”Fire”, “Brute” (together with Armin van Buuren), “Sweet Sorrow”, “Punk”, “Sublime”, “Twice In A Blue Moon”, “Made Of Love” or “Not Coming Down” (both with singer / songwriter Betsie Larkin). Or are you a fan of Ferry’s “System F” alias and the tracks “Out Of The Blue”, “Solstice”, “Exhale” (with Armin van Buuren) or “Cry”. Or… maybe you prefer one of the “Gouryella” tracks; “Gouryella”, “Walhalla”, “Tenshi” (all together with Tiësto) or “Ligaya”? Or maybe you want to pick “Carte Blanche” from Veracocha (Ferry together with Vincent de Moor), or one of Ferry’s collaborations with Markus Schulz and Chicane instead?
Or do you want to pick one of Ferry’s remixes for Tiësto, Oceanlab, BT, William Orbit, Faithless, Moby, Dash Berlin, Bobina, Solarstone, Art Of Trance, Corderoy, Binary Finary etc. etc. It is all up to YOU! You can pick your favorite trance production / remix and vote for it via http://www.trancetop1000.com
Which tracks will get your vote?
Cast your vote now via http://www.trancetop1000.com
A great way to start your week! Today Flashover Recordings release the beautiful acoustic version of Ferry Corsten's latest single "Not Coming Down", with the amazing vocals of Betsie Larkin. The acoustic version of "Not Coming Down" is available, exclusive via iTunes!
Get "Not Coming Down" here: http://bit.ly/XEfzKw
Last weekend the new Ferry Corsten single "Not Coming Down" (featuring Betsie Larkin on vocals) got voted "hot" in "Maak 't of kraak 't" (hot or not), a popular item on Dutch radio station Radio 538. The listener's of Radio 538 really seem to like Ferry's new track, since 84,5% of all people voted for "hot", an incredible amount of votes!
"Not Coming Down" is out now on all download portals. A very special acoustic version will be available on Monday February 4, exclusive via iTunes.
Beatport Mixes, the acclaimed platform for DJ mixes, proudly announces a very special presentation by Ferry Corsten. Ferry has the honor of being chosen to be the frontpage headliner and to showcase his outstanding "Once Upon a Night, Vol.3" mix compilation in a unique two-part Beatport Mix. Beatport Mixes is the one place where DJs can profile themselves and where visitors can purchase their DJ mixes and unmixed tracks.
For an interview and more info, please check http://btprt.dj/YpMuYa