Point Blank were treated to a visit from legendary trance DJ/Producer Ferry Corsten, who joined them whilst in town for his latest project, ‘Unity’. This ambitious musical project has seen Ferry join forces with the likes of Paul Oakenfold, DIM3NSION, Jordan Suckley and Saad Ayub, creating a series of collaborative tracks and additionally translating this into the live arena as part of a worldwide tour.
As an active producer and DJ for the past 20 years and ranking in the top 10 DJ’s in the world on four separate occasions in DJ Mag’s yearly poll, Ferry has a huge amount of expertise to share. Check out the masterclass below and for those who want to develop their music production and DJ skills, find out how Point Blank’s courses in London, Los Angeles, Mumbai and online can help you get started.
Whilst early chart successes in the 90’s were achieved in solo productions such as ‘Out of The Blue’ (as System F), collaboration has also been a regular feature in Ferry Corsten’s career. Having worked with fellow producers including Tiesto (as Gouryella), Chicane and Armin van Buuren – as well as a host of vocalists and songwriters – Ferry is no stranger to the benefits and challenges of musical partnerships, and this is very much the lead topic for discussion in this session as he breaks down recent track ‘Rosetta’, a remote collaboration with previous PB guest, Jordan Suckley.
The track is part of Ferry’s current project, ‘Unity’, which also includes collabs with BT, Alpha 9, Gareth Emery and Marcus Shultz, with part of the project’s proceeds going to VH1’s Save The Music charity initiative. Expect a range of insight in this intimate masterclass session, in which Ferry shares some of his favourite plugins, along with some tips and perspective on composing melody and creating a mood in his tracks, an all-important factor considering its prominence in trance music.
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