An experience like no other.
Legendary Dutch DJ, producer Ferry Corsten delivered an amazing show with unprecedented showmanship for Asahi fans when he played at Play Club @ The Roof on April 30th. Presented by Asahi Super Dry, Ferry Corsten who made his way back to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, treated fans to a night of great fun with great music.
From huge bangers, to harmonious melodies, to some seriously funky beats, it is without a doubt that Ferry Corsten got partygoers off their phones and onto the dance floor with some serious pounding punches that got their feet going. Play Club @ The Roof was bursting with a sea of roaring fans to the Dutch trance-guru as his music transcended fans to Corsten heaven.
Lucky for us, we managed to speak to the trance guru before a crazy night of fun. Here’s what went down:
Q: Hey Ferry! How are you?
Hey! I just got done with dinner actually so I’m great. Haha.
Oh, lovely! So you’ve been to Kuala Lumpur a couple of times. What is it about Kuala Lumpur that keeps you excited?
I think Kuala Lumpur is one of the most sizzling and bubbling cities in Asia. Apart from Japan that’s really on it’s own, Malaysia, mostly Kuala Lumpur for me, it a scene that really comes up and goes back down due to certain issues but it always comes back up again and it comes back up strong and it’s always really good. People here are really in tuned with the music. They know about the music, they know about the artiste, they know what’s going on so it’s amazing.
Q: And how would you rate the party scene in KL? 1 being the mildest and 10 being the wildest?
The party scene in KL? I’ll say it’s an 8 to an 8.5.
Q: That’s pretty crazy! Haha. I understand you’re a foodie — have you tried any of our local food and is there anything in particular that you like?
Yes, I am! Haha. I knew you were going to ask me that! I am not too familiar with the name but I really like the one with the rice and sambal — Nasi Lemak! But that’s probably the same answer everyone gives you so I will think of something different next time. Haha
Q: Oh you must come back and try our other local dishes then! Apart from trance music, what kind of music do you listen to when you want to chill out and relax?
I will definitely do that! Oh my taste is very wide. It goes from jazz to classical music to hard style as well as drum & bass.
Q: Interesting. What kind of music did you grow up listening to?
I grew up as a kid in the 70s but only really started understanding music more in the 80s. That’s when the first electronic sort of hip hop came out so yeah I grew up with that. I didn’t really listen to top 40 radio, didn’t like it.
Q: Speaking of top 40 radio, what do you think of the current mainstream dance music scene?
Certain elements are great but the generic stuff right now is becoming way too generic. Everybody is just copying each other so there is no more originality and that’s definitely what I don’t like about it. But certain elements – the ballsy sound of it and the ballsy energy, that’s great. It’s what I’m trying to put back into trance because in my opinion trance can be a little too polished sometimes.
Q: Ahh! Is that’s what we can look forward to from you this year?
Yeah, of course! I want to bring the whole ballsy energy and sound back to trance.
Q: Great. Do you have any upcoming projects?
I’m working on a lot of new tracks. Vocal stuff – some more radio friendly, some more club, some more trance and some in between styles.
Q: How would you say your sound has changed since your early days – since “Out Of The Blue”?
“Out Of The Blue” was obviously very, very trance. At the time, it was so new that it was hard to even define what is was and people named it trance so yeah. Haha. Right now, my sound is definitely still very much trance but I am borrowing a lot of influence from other styles. I like to put things together because doing that will help keep my set open. It will give me the option to play anything I want. If I were to play a pure trance set then I can never play a good house record because it’s really difficult to do something like that but if I am sort of borderline here and borderline there then my dj sets can be more inspirational because I will have the chance to play the greatest trance tracks, greatest house tracks and everything in between.
Q; That’s amazing. Last question, what would you say is the craziest thing you’ve ever done at a show?
Hahaha. Hmm… I’m usually not very crazy. I don’t do things like grab a bottle of champagne and spray it to the crowd nor do I throw cake at people. I don’t do that, it’s not what I’m there for. I’m there for the music, nothing else. When it comes to crazy things, it’s usually more of the opposite. The craziest thing that has ever happened to me, apart from people putting tattoos of my name on them, I would say is this one time when there was some girl who threw her wet undies on my record deck – like woah! I mean there’s flattering and there’s borderline insanity and that was well, that. Hahaha.
Hahaha!! That’s something, alright. Thanks Ferry, it’s been lovely talking to you!
Likewise, thank you for your time!
If you missed out on Ferry Corsten, here’s “Many Ways” for you! Enjoy!
Don’t forget to come out and play on June 25th, 2014 as Markus Schulz will be making his way to Play Club @ The Roof.