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Press Release |  15 Jun 2019 19:00 |  By RnMTeam

Ferry Corsten reveals latest UNITY offering with BT collab '1997'

MUMBAI: After closing out a year of UNITY releases with We’re Not Going Home with Ilan Bluestone in December, Ferry Corsten has been busy releasing solo music for the first half of 2019, with offerings such as the uber-catchy, Freefall with NEVVE dropping shortly before Ferry returned to his Gouryella alias for the first single in two years with the much-lauded Surga. Now Ferry picks up the UNITY project where he left off, as he drafts in another high-profile name in BT for the first UNITY release of 2019 with 1997. After gracing the decks together across the world over a number of years, launching the next phase of UNITY releases with BT is a fitting way to continue the journey of UNITY, and the pairs’ experience is on display with ‘1997’, fusing both their distinctive sounds into a seamless combination of euphoric melodies.

With Ferry remixing BT’s, Suddenly in 2010, the pair are familiar with each other’s prowess in the studio, and that united vision is showcased in abundance, as the team-up sees both artists strengths utilised to their best potential to create a track that is greater than the sum of its parts. The track is highlighted by ethereal arpeggios that give the track its solid foundation, accompanied by luscious piano chords that sit alongside the traditional Trance elements and highlight both producers’ abilities to think outside the box. The choral atmosphere that is introduced signals the breakdown, clearing the way for a momentous main lead that continues into the drop, joined by the ripping saw wave bassline. 

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Ferry launched the UNITY project in 2018 with his collaboration alongside Paul Oakenfold titled, A Slice Of Heaven, and continued working with artists within the Trance community throughout the year, such as DIM3NSION, Jordan Suckley, Saad Ayub and Ilan Bluestone, and after the success of 2018 has more releases in store after making his first donation to project partner, VH1’s Save The Music Foundation, an organisation launched to reinstate music programs in public schools, which to date has raised over $53 million and helped over 2,100 public schools.

BT’s spent 2019 composing and scoring the full orchestral score for the Bollywood film Ittefaq, Amazon’s Electric Dreams, accolade-lauding remix work for Death Cab for Cutie’s ‘Northern Lights’ and producing the new Howard Jones album, Transform. Additionally, BT finished his 11th artist album and two new ambient and experimental albums to be released in the coming year. BT is now on tour with electronic music pioneer Howard Jones, taking in 40 dates with his side project All Hail the Silence. New dance music collaborations with Markus Schulz and Armin van Buuren drop late summer. 2020 will see BT launching a slew of new ground-breaking software with iZotope, Cableguys, Softube and Plugin Alliance.