2019 has been one of the most productive for Ferry Corsten yet, and now the Dutch native returns with the 2nd UNITY release of the year, as he joins forces with fellow electronic music connoisseurs Gabriel & Dresden on ‘I Am You’. This year has seen Ferry undertake a number of high-profile collaborations with the likes of BT, Kristian Nairn and Johnny B, and he rounds off a prolific year with a single that once again highlights Ferry’s desire to think outside the box and bring new sounds to his loyal and captivated audience, a trait also displayed by Gabriel & Dresden, who have just announced their 2nd crowd-funded album ‘Remedy’.
The drums follow tribal, syncopated rhythms which instantly give the track a breakbeat feel, and it’s clear from the start that this isn’t your average Corsten track. Saw tones rip through the low end to signify both artists’ electro-leaning tendencies, while a vintage vocoder vocal is introduced, akin to peak Daft Punk, highlighting both artists’ wealth of experience and influences permeating throughout the waves of electronic music’s progression through the years.
The breakdown paves the way for fans more familiar with both Ferry and Gabriel & Dresden’s more recent outputs, as an epic, arpeggiated synth ensures the track is still fully primed for mainstages and large crowds. It’s a fine balancing act, and through the standout vocal and anthemic progression, is a line that is treaded to perfection. Check out the single below and let us know what you think!