Ferry Corsten Bio

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Ferry Corsten bio

Ferry Corsten started his career performing self-composed music live in his native Holland. For 20 years Corsten has foreseen what club citizens want to dance to and as an artisan DJ/producer, delivered it. He’s released three artist albums under his own name, has captured the hearts and minds of fans and scooped some of the world’s most prestigious music prizes along the way. He’s regularly ranked as one of the top 10 DJs in the world, and has turned to charitable activities, working with the World Wildlife Fund. His first studio music arrived in 1991 when he produced the embryonic rave track “Spirit of Adventure.” In 1995, under the name Hole in One and just 21-years-old, he won the prestigious De Grote Prijs van Nederland award, which recognized his outstanding contribution to Holland’s electronic dance music scene. In the early ’90s Ferry’s head was turned by the music streaming in from Germany. He entered DJ Magazine’s Top 100 poll in the first year of voting and, as of 2011 had enjoyed an incredible unbroken 12-year run in the chart. He won Best Trance DJ at both the 2005 and 2007 Ibiza Awards and in the same year was named DJ of the Year by Dutch national radio station Slam!FM. Midway through 2007 Ferry launched Corsten’s Countdown, his radio show platform. Each week listeners have ranked the 10 tracks Ferry plays via the show’s website and his Facebook Fan Page. This in turn has created the most interactive radio show in the world, with its listeners determining a chart of the show’s music. To celebrate its 150th episode Ferry introduced the world to the Cue Play App, a mobile digital DJ application, which was pre-loaded with tracks from his Flashover label. Corsten’s Countdown is now aired in more than 50 countries. In 2005, after eight years at the helm, Ferry left Tsunami Recordings to launch a new label enterprise, Flashover Recordings. In addition to becoming his new musical base, it’s fostered new talent, signing the likes of Rafaël Frost, Arty, Tritonal, and Yuri Kane to its roster. Full On Ferry: Ibiza saw him embark on a season-long White Isle takeover at the newly opened Sankeys club in 2011. The end of that year saw him bring the show to Brixton’s O2 Academy in London on New Year’s Eve for the first UK edition of the event. Ferry marked two decades of working in electronic dance music in late 2011 with his 20 Years of Ferry Corsten mega-mix album. In releasing it in an App-only format, he became the first electronic dance artist to put out an album solely through this medium. Its multimedia release included 34 of his biggest hits, worked into the mix. Ferry released his fourth studio album, WKND, in February 2012.

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