With over two decades of experience behind him, Ferry Corsten can always be relied on to mix things up in terms of style, but there’s always something recognizable about his work, and this approach to production is epitomised in his latest release Pogo.
At first glance Pogo is a dark, dirty and energetic piece of trance, driven by the sort of 1980s video game style melody that seems to be in vogue right now. Delve a little deeper, however, and you’ll realize that the song is paying homage to old school trance, with some particular throwbacks to Ferry’s own work.
The build and robotic vocals in the break are reminiscent of Punk, while the intro has vague hints of Pocket Damage and his remix of My Dance. There’s even a touch of a Members Of Mayday classic in there with a little synth line in the second break. The end result is an exciting and innovative track that still manages to hit the nostalgia nerve, and it’s something only the likes of Ferry could pull off with such style.