Friday Night: Ferry Corsten at Rich's
Corsten may have fallen in the ranks of DJ Magazine's yearly Top 100 DJ Poll, from No. 7 in 2009 to 18 in 2011, but that didn't stop him from dropping his beats harder than any other DJ. Friday night's WKND tour stop at Rich's showed his stock may climb in this year's poll.
Ferry brought out the crowd; maybe some were unhappy about not seeing Avicii the night before. Regardless, the venue was packed, with speakers blasting away.
Openers Lawrence & Celauro are a duo to keep an eye on. Houstonians themselves, they sure knew how to have a good time. The crowd seemed stunned by how the opening performance got them ready for Corsten. Their music was so progressive; no one could keep from dancing.
Openers Lawrence & Celauro
I overheard several "Who the hell are they?" and "They sound amazing"' remarks and had to jot down L&C myself for future reference. However, it was well known who the crowd was present for. Lawrence & Celauro were the perfect batter to the cake, but Corsten was the icing on top.
Hailing from The Netherlands, Corsten has been in the game of producing, DJing and remixing since 1989. However, his rise to fame didn't come until 1999, when his second solo project ever, System F, was released.
The album, Out of the Blue, had melodic tunes that swept dance floors and movements of people worldwide. Since then, he has risen to the UK Top 20 and collaborated with names such as Tiësto, Benny Bennasi and Vincent de Moor.