Exclusive: Ferry Corsten 'Hyper Love' Song Premiere
Dutch producer Ferry Corsten has been a fixture on Europe’s dance music scene for decades. Largely considered one of trance music’s pioneers, he helped usher the genre from its club roots to major festivals and arena shows.
His new single, “Hyper Love," is a big, radio-friendly electronic pop song that features Australian singer Nat Dunn. It’s out Friday, but you can hear it exclusively here first.
Unlike a lot of electronic music that puts vocals and lyrics on the back-burner, “Hyper Love” takes a cue from '90s trance and thrusts them into the spotlight. “I see trance as the tastemaker for most other genres of electronic music,” Corsten tells Billboard, noting that while the purer forms of trance have dimmed in popularity over the years, it still maintains a rabid fan base. “I'll never leave it behind entirely because it’s the foundation of my music overall.”
He may be loyal, but Corsten is nothing if not dynamic. In July, he released “Festival Crash,” an upbeat, vocal-free dance track that feels made for the club circuit and has been showcased during his residency at Space Ibiza. He’s also spent time in the studio working on new material, both under his own name and his supergroup with producer Markus Schulz, called New World Punx. The duo will play a series of shows this fall, including New York’s Governor’s Island on Sept. 14 and two dates over Halloween weekend in San Jose, Calif.
His weekly interactive radio show on SiriusXM, called Corsten's Countdown, was launched in 2007 and bills itself as the first ever radio show dedicated to the EDM charts.