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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:17

Best known for: 
“My distinctive productions.”
Tune of the year: 
“Ferry Corsten 'Diss!'”
“No, with the current growth of electronic dance music I think it's justified.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Dance certainly has been exploding these last few years and has become more popular than ever before. To call it the new pop, however, I think is a bit too much.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“A seagull. It can walk, swim and fly. The ultimate freedom.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
"If they can reach the fans and send over their message this way, sure, why not? It’s better than the one other finger!”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“I think they do. DJs are in some form a role model for their fans, and if they can positively influence them by speaking out about certain topics, I think they should.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“Stroopwafels, drop and poffertjes. Lekker!”

The last 12 months have been busy but fun, Ferry tells DJ Mag. He's performed two of his big eight-hour marathon Corsten's Countdown shows — one in New York and one in Dublin — as well as touring all over the world with his club shows and his own Full On Ferry concept. 
“During the summer, we had over 10 Full On shows at Eden in Ibiza,” he says.

“Every Sunday I would return with another line-up and play a lot of back-to-back sets, which was great fun!”

Ferry, of course, remains one of the top Dutch DJs — and he reveals that he's just set up a new project with top unicorn-slaying German trance DJ Markus Schulz — the New World Punx. “It is basically me and Markus playing back-to-back and producing tracks together,” Ferry says.

“Before the New World Punx we had a show and we were like, 'Why don’t we just play the whole thing back-to-back?' We had so much fun that we made a project out of it. The name is based on two big tracks for us: 'The New World' and 'Punk'.” 
Ferry has also been releasing a lot of new music this year. “Some of the biggest tracks of the past 12 months are 'Kudawudashuda', 'Black Light', 'F The Bull$h1t' and 'Diss!' We also released a new remix package of 'Rock Your Body Rock' with remixes by Arty and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.”