Ferry Corsten is a trance superstar. In the late 90s and early 2000s he produced worldwide hits as System F, Moonman, Pulp Victim and Gouryella, working with Armin van Buuren, Tïesto and many other big names from the Dutch DJ scene. For many people his “Trance Nation” mix albums for Ministry of Sound were a huge touchpoint, but nowadays he plays a broader electronic music style – everything from progressive house to uplifting trance.
As well as hosting his own weekly radio show, Corsten’s Countdown, he regularly plays at events and festivals all over the world including Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland and many others, and has been consistently ranked in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll. Meanwhile Unity project, in which he’s collaborated with Paul Oakenfold among others, is a campaign to try to unite the disparate thread of the trance scene.
In this episode of our Tales From The Dancefloor podcast, Ferry talks frankly about his decades as a trance DJ and producer, the state of music today, and where he sees it going. He also talks about juggling touring with having a family… and reveals an exciting new direction to his life away from DJing.