Ferry Corsten presents ‘Gouryella – From The Heavens’ Documentary

15 years ago a movement was started in The Netherlands that would leave a sentimental connection with fans worldwide until this present day. At the very heart of that movement was Gouryella. What first started as a collaboration project between Ferry Corsten and Tiësto, shortly after became an exclusively solo pseudonym for Ferry himself, and which in 5 releases blazed a trail for electronic music that is rich in melody, arrangement and texture. It would inspire many artists and resonate with an even greater number of fans around the world. ‘Gouryella – From the Heavens’ is the official documentary that will detail the full story of one of dance music’s most revered and mystical dance acts.

Featuring appearances from industry figures that include the likes of Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Cosmic Gate, Markus Schulz, Above & Beyond and Aly & Fila, the documentary gives a timeline of the history of Gouryella and the impact that the records have had on millions of fans worldwide. The also film gives insight into Ferry Corsten’s decision to revive Gouryella after a 13-year hiatus from the project and follows that journey up until the present. His decision to take Gouryella from the studio to the stage was what led to the launch of Gouryella Live with two arena shows in Sydney and Melbourne back in March 2016. News of these two shows ignited a global demand for the project that led to Gouryella Live featuring at many of the biggest festivals around the globe of which included EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland and Ultra Europe.

In partnership with Ferry Corsten’s Gouryella, It’s a Fine Day and Symbiotic, the world premiere of ‘Gouryella – From The Heavens’ will take place at the Hawthorn’s Lido Cinema in Melbourne on Wednesday January 4th 2017, where fans and industry figures will be treated to an exclusive evening screening attended by Ferry, topping off a monumental 2016 for Gouryella as we enter the new year. The stylish setting of Melbourne’s Lido cinema provides the perfect destination to rollout this exclusive event following Ferry’s decision to take Gouryella down under for the act’s debut live world premiere at Atlantis back in Autumn of 2016.

Speaking about ‘From The Heavens’, Ferry said: “Telling a story through music is one thing. Telling a story through photos, video and a narrative is another. I’m very excited that I’m able to bring this documentary onto the stage and take my fans with me on a journey behind the scenes and through the process that is Gouryella”.

Gouryella has delivered countless memories over nearly two decades. Now captured on screen for the very first time, music fans can follow the journey of one of trance music’s most loved aliases and experience the full pioneering affect that the music of Gouryella has had on the dance music community at large.

Sheridan Grout & Michele C Unleash ‘Once Chance’

Canadian DJ and producer Sheridan Grout has been living the dream since he announced himself on the Dance music scene just over a year ago. His abilities behind the decks and his own recent studio productions saw him invited to play at Gareth Emery’s Electric For Life Festival and the renowned Beachclub in Montreal where he shared the stage, and rocked the crowd, alongside heroes, Above And Beyond. Sheridan’s own productions have also gone down to worldwide critical acclaim, gaining monumental support from tastemakers such as Ferry Corsten, Lange, Myon & Shane 54 and Kyau & Albert.
Snapped up by Andy Moor’s AVA Recordings label, Sheridan’s debut release was the blockbusting ‘Orbit’, which went straight into Beatport’s Top 30 chart and set tongues wagging in EDM and Progressive Trance circles. He soon followed up with ‘Puma’ which was one of Ferry Corsten’s Trance tracks of summer 2016!

Next off the production line from his Ottawa studio is the stunning ‘One Chance’, an epic Progressive Trance anthem featuring heavenly vocals from Michele C that will be sure to set dance floors worldwide alight. Classically emotive and euphoric in equal measures, ‘One Chance’ is again looking like being another step up from what Sheridan has produced before with tight production and endless layers combining on this stadium-melting smash which could well be his biggest hit to date.

‘One Chance’ from Sheridan Grout featuring Michele C is out now on AVA Recordings. Grab it on Beatport today!

Enhanced Chill, Vol. 4 – OUT NOW!

Ferry Corsten and Cosmic Gate’s long awaited collaboration “Event Horizon” is available everywhere today. In celebration of this future classic, the producers have teamed up to present the music with the backdrop of a gorgeous video canvas.

Watch now as “Even Horizon” comes to life with a remarkable live art display timelapse from famed interpretive painter Norton Williams, who’s collaborated with events from the 2002 Winter Olympics to Coachella Music Festival.

“I’ve been friends with the Cosmic Gate guys for such a long time. Their music is inspiring and matches up really well with what I do, so it was a no-brainer that we’d get into the studio together. I’m really excited by this song and can’t wait to see all the fan reactions when I play it live.” – Ferry Corsten

“After numerous events we have played together, so many years of fun and good conversations in backstage areas around the globe, we can’t believe it took us so long to get into the studio together! Ferry and his music rule the scene for two decades now,and fortunately our good personal vibes did not stop on the creative side as well, it went just boom! Event Horizon brings together Ferry’s and our Signature Sounds in a perfect way, we are proud of the result and have more plans and first beats for a future collaboration in the drawer already!” – Cosmic Gate

“Event Horizon” features a perfect fusion of pounding bass line and a simple catchy melody, mastering essential trance elements for a timeless record. Grab your copy now from Flashover Recordings

Aruna – Sunrise (Aruna vs Kayoh Remix)

Ilektrify & Junior Rodgers – Shake Up Di Cage

Individually, Ilektrify AKA Q-ic or Luc Byltiauw and Junior Rodgers have been consistently producing arena-destroying EDM hits for many years, each coming to the attention of, and picking up support from, some of the biggest names in the business such as Ferry Corsten, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Ummet Ozcan, Gregor Salto and Blasterjaxx. With both deciding to join forces to collaborate on ’Shake Up Di Cage’, it’s perhaps no surprise it looks set for instant success.

Between them they have either been born or raised off the Venezuelan coast in Curacao or the ethnically-diverse European lowlands of Belgium, with both no strangers to Holland. The sounds of both artists’ own individual musical journeys can be heard colliding in ‘Shake Up Di Cage’ to devastating effect with Arabian strings merging with Caribbean Dance Hall vocals as it reaches stratospheric heights, propelled by intense drums and Electro House passion. It’s a track designed for maximum dance floor damage and should be in every EDM DJ’s collection.

Noise Control continue to release big tune after big tune and Peak Hour’s sub-label looks set to cement its position as one of the leading outlets for electronic dance music on the planet with this latest release – be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Shake Up Di Cage’.

Sam Allan unleashes ‘Vesper Remixes’ package

American DJ and producer Sam Allan has quickly become one of his home country’s hottest exports, thanks to his perfectly crafted DJ sets and storytelling productions. Armed with his unique arsenal of Progressive and Trance wonders, The New York city based artist is the mastermind behind hits such as ‘Outer Limits’ and ‘Vesper’, gaining monumental support from A-List heavyweights such as Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Judge Jules, Giuseppe Ottaviano, Cedric Gervais and Ritchie Hawtin – colossal accomplishments that many upcoming artists strive to achieve.

November 2015 seen Sam release his highly anticipated Trance infused Progressive House banger ‘Vesper’ on The Groove Society Records, a sub label of Sony Music. Established in 2012, the Dubai based imprint has become the Middle East’s leading record label and boost’s an impressive roster that includes artists like: Jerry Ropero, DJ PP, Dany Chiba, Eddie Amador, Robbie Rivera, Dee Marcus, Lupous, Matan Caspi, Stage Rockers and Federico Scavo to name a few.

The original mix of ‘Vesper’ quickly became a worldwide hit and shot up to the 21 spot in the Beatport Top 100 Progressive House Chart, gaining support from many of the scene’s tastemakers. To celebrate it’s success, Sam and The Groove Society Records decided to run a remix competition, which aimed at giving upcoming talents a platform to build up their fan base and an opportunity to release on the label. Byron Martiny, Matthew Meel and DJ Deekrai were the competition winners and their Progressive House anthems are out now on Beatport. Make sure you grab your copies now as this release is set to fly off the record store shelves.

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Gouryella Debuts Lastest Track ‘Neba’

Ferry Corsten confirms new Gouryella single ‘Neba’

Almost a year to the day since the release of ‘Anahera’ marked the first new Gouryella music in 13 years, Ferry Corsten unveils the newest master work from his beloved trance alias. Titled ‘Neba’ (meaning “Heaven” in Slovak), the record is entrenched in sweeping melodies, tinged in rolling basslines and atmospheric in its orchestral arrangement, all of which gives it an instantly propelling charm. It’s classic Gouryella.

An ever present force in electronic music, Ferry Corsten has amassed a body of music that has managed to enthral and tantalise audiences from dancefloors to radio. The Dutch dance music pioneer surprised, and pleased, an army of global music fans when on June 2015 he released ‘Anahera’. The ensuing love and support from the fans for the new Gouryella release encouraged Ferry to not close the books once again on the much-loved project, but rather explore a deeper desire that he himself was yearning to revisit – “I’ve been fortunate enough to spent much of my life making music and performing that music to incredible audiences worldwide. Over the past few years I was slowly becoming disheartened with the way the sound of our scene was evolving. I felt that the heart was slowly leaving the music in favour of those big drops and I felt the fans were sensing this too. So I’m really happy that I decided to return to Gouryella. It’s really given me a chance to explore an area of music I, and I imagine many others, have always been passionate about; that emotive quality which makes a record so memorable” Corsten says.

Adding to the musical memories Ferry is creating to create with these latest Gouryella offerings, the year has also seen Gouryella take a leap from the studio to the stage with Ferry deciding to bring classics songs such as the self-titled ‘Gouryella’, ‘Ligaya’ and many more to life in a full Gouryella live show concept. Launching ‘Ferry Corsten Present Gouryella Live’ in Sydney and Melbourne with two Australian arena shows, Ferry then hit the road taking the world tour to the mainstage of the Dreamstate arena at Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland Festival and later EDC NYC; bringing fans to tears of joy at each show. From here the Rotterdam native will now continue his charge of international festivals as he takes Gouryella to events such as Ultra Europe, Balaton Sound Festival, EDC Las Vegas, EDC UK, Tomorrowland and many more. Giving the universal Trance family a chance to reminisce the good old days, whilst also embracing the future direction of the scene.

From closing 2015 with the biggest selling trance (‘Anahera’) track and longest #1 trance track in Beatport history, to possibly delivering the biggest anticipated trance track of 2016, the road ahead for Gouryella and the alias’ fans, sonically, looks in fine shape.

Having already given the scene stunning melodic sound structures such releases as the ‘Tenshi’, ‘Walhala’ and ‘Anahera’, Gouryella has created much joy on the dancefloor over the years. Now, we’ve got a whole new musical chapter to embrace and ‘Neba’ is the newest page in that story…

Delerium – Silence (Alyx Ander Remix)