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Electric Daisy Carnival 2016

Ferry Corsten Explains Why His Gouryella Alias Made a Comeback

The Dutch DJ also explained the differences between creating music as Ferry Corsten and under the Gouryella guise

Ferry Corsten has been on DJ scene since the '90s, which has seen the Dutch producer delivering loads of tracks under his birth name, in addition to a slew of beloved aliases. One of his most beloved is Gouryella, which is focused on uplifting trance music and hasn't been heard from since 1999. The Gouryella guise made a comeback last year via the track "Anahera" and it continued with a set at Electric Daisy New York 2016 on Saturday (May 14).

Corsten told us backstage at the festival about why Gouryella made a comeback in 2015:

"I felt like bringing Gouryella back for a certain personal tiredness of what was going on in the scene. I was sick and tired of all the 'Put your hands up, put your fucking hands up!' whatever. Without getting too sentimental, I felt like I wanted to bring back that old sentiment and emotion from the turn of the century type-of-thing. I thought it was the right moment."

The trance producer also explained the differences between himself as an artist and Gouryella:

"In a Ferry Corsten track, I would use certain elements that would be used in a house track or an electro track or a big-room track. I would use those elements and still make it trance-y, but it still has that other character. That is not something I would do in a Gouryella track, a Gouryella track is very specific and different."

Watch above for more from Corsten including whether or not he'd ever make an album under the Gouryella guise. Then watch a slew of EDC acts, including Corsten, tell us why they love the festival:

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