System F is Ferry Corsten’s alias name, the Dutch superstar who’s been called the “architect, pioneer, and instigator” of trance music’s global dominance as consistently been voted one of the top 10 DJs in the world (according to DJ magazine’s definitive Top 100 DJ chart) for five years. Within the close-knit international DJ community, Corsten’s regarded as something else too: A studio auteur with a fierce sense of sonic rightness; a real-deal producer who works solo, sans engineer, and creates the most complete, energetic, melodic records in dance music. His style is so singular that synthesizer manufacturer Roland commissioned a Corsten sound bank for their new SP-555 sampling unit. But it’s so broad that it could meld with Public Enemy’s classic cut “Bring The Noise,” on a Corsten remix that Chuck D himself called “the ultimate concoction of space, energy and lyrics.”
The world first experienced Corsten’s dance floor wallop in 1999, when the young artist created aptly named track “Out Of The Blue” (recorded under his System F moniker).
It was the first of his eight Dutch gold records, and 10 U.K. Top 40 hits, the most ever by a trance producer.