Ferry Corsten needs no introduction; the man practically created the melodic sounds now known as trance music. Almost twenty years after he introduced us to the build ups and crashes of melodies, Ferry continues to explore the rhythmic harmonies of trance, allowing it to create a story through his latest album, Blueprint.
I caught up with Ferry at EDC Las Vegas right before he was about to take the stage and play amongst thousands of fans from around the world. Even though we did chat with Ferry earlier this year (you can read Meagen’s piece here), he did get a bit more candid in regards to his take on the current state of trance (no pun intended) and how fan reception has been since his album release.
Q: You’re about to perform at EDC Las Vegas for the hundred millionth time, tell me, do you still get nervous?
A: Haha. Yeah, I’ve played many EDC’s and there’s always excitement, but it’s not the nerves anymore. The nerves have traded places with excitement.
Q: Any special guests with you tonight?
A: Yeah, actually. I’ll be bringing out Haliene and she’s going to be doing three songs live.
Q: You also just released a new album, Blueprint. Are you focusing on that for your set?
A: Yes I am. With a new album out, you really have something to present and there’s a few tracks that I am including tonight. You don’t have much time when you are playing at a festival, but I really hope I’m able to tell the story of Blueprint in the hour or so I have.
Q: What stands out the most out of your latest album, Blueprint?
A: The fact that the emotion of the music is backed up by a real story. Everyone always says, “I’m doing an album and it tells a story. Well, this album ACTUALLY tells a story.”
Q: You released the album with a narrative and then again without. Why?
A: That was always the plan. I knew that when I released an album with spoken word it wasn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. But that’s the way I wanted to present the album, that is how I…