"I hate the fact that the scene has be­come so ex­pected"

Ex­pe­ri­enced trance leg­end Ferry Corsten re­turns to Dubai at Eden Beach Club on March 26. Sam Moult caught up with him to talk mu­sic, sum­mer and be­ing on the road

Infusion Magazine - - LOOKING FORWARD -

YOU HAVE A NEW EP OUT CALLED ‘HELLO WORLD’. WILL THIS BE DE­VEL­OPED INTO A FULL AL­BUM IN THE FU­TURE?

The idea be­hind the eP was to find some­thing in be­tween a sin­gle and a full al­bum. With ei­ther a sin­gle or an al­bum you re­lease it, tour for a bit and then it doesn’t stay rel­e­vant for very long. With an eP you can re­lease a few songs and then re­lease an­other eP later on. Hello World Part 2 is sched­uled for this sum­mer and Part 3 in novem­ber. This way, I get to re­lease tracks reg­u­larly and they stay on the radar a lot longer. Part 1 is made up of 5 new tracks and 2 remixes of older clas­sics.

WITH SUM­MER AP­PROACH­ING US FAST, ARE THERE ANY THINGS THAT YOU HAVE TO PRE­PARE FOR?

This sum­mer we are back in Ibiza for an­other se­ries of ‘ Full On’ shows. last year we did 16 weeks, this year we are go­ing up to 1 so it’s go­ing to be a long sum­mer in Ibiza. This year it’s go­ing to be a bit bet­ter though be­cause I will spend a bit more time on lo­ca­tion with my fam­ily rather than just fly­ing in to the is­land and then leav­ing again the fol­low­ing day.

YOUR FULL ON SHOWS HAVE RE­ALLY GOT A UNIQUE FEEL TO THEM. WHAT IS THE IDEA BE­HIND THIS?

With Full On shows it is al­ways about giv­ing the au­di­ence a mix of gen­res that they might not al­ways en­counter. It isn’t limited to trance. We’ve had Au­dien, Bass Jack­ers, Adrian lux and many more guys on the line- ups that re­ally give the events a dif­fer­ent feel to them. I hate the fact that the scene has be­come so ex­pected and it is th­ese shows that bring the un­ex­pected el­e­ment back.

NEW WORLD PUNX WITH MARKUS SCHULZ STARTED IN 2013 AND HAS BE­COME AN IN­TER­NA­TIONAL SEN­SA­TION. HOW DO YOU FEEL WORK­ING WITH MARKUS?

Markus and I have so much fun, whether it’s in the stu­dio or on the road. We’ve known each other for a long time and it is great to work with some­one like Markus. I have never met any­one with so much pas­sion and drive for mu­sic as him. It’s also nice to per­form as New World Punx be­cause when we are solo our fans hold us to a cer­tain sound, but as a duo we can re­ally ex­pand our sound and move across a wide spec­trum of mu­sic.

YOU ARE RE­TURN­ING BACK TO DUBAI TO EDEN BEACH CLUB. WHAT ARE YOU EX­PECT­ING FROM THIS UP­COM­ING GIG?

I saw some pic­tures from Steve Aoki’s show there ear­lier and the crowd looked great. It seems to be a very good venue. Although I won’t be throw­ing any cakes, I know that Dubai has a good trance com­mu­nity through Trance Fam­ily UAe so I am sure that there will be plenty of fans in the crowd so I will play a mix of clas­sics and newer tunes.

Eden Black fea­tur­ing Ferry Corsten, Thurs­day March 26, Eden

Beach Club, 9pm-3am. Ladies free, men Dhs200.

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