Ferry Corsten delighted trance fans around the world this past summer when he released Anahera under the alter-ego of Gouryella. After a 13 year hiatus, many fans believed that Gouryella was long gone from the scene. Corsten said, “After a long time, I suddenly got the inspiration for this fantastic uplifting trance melody that had a big nostalgic feel for me. Everything came together in the studio just perfectly. Giving Anahera the Gouryella alias was the only possible option for me…”. The track has found its way into live sets and radio podcasts of many DJs, including Markus Schulz, Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Tayle, Stoneface & Terminal, Aly & Fila, Ben Gold, Gareth Emery, and Cosmic Gate.
In early December, after receiving an abundance of positive feedback for the track and the revival of Gouryella, Corsten announced he is taking the project one step further. In 2016, he will be taking the uplifting trace act from the studio to the stage. Gouryella will have its own series of exclusive not-to-be-missed shows.
Gouryella originally started out as a duo trance act between Corsten and Tiësto in 1999, best known for their self-titled first release Gouryella. Together, they released two more tracks, Walhalla and Tenshi, before Tiësto departed in 2001. As solo project, Corsten released one more track, Ligaya, before retiring the act in 2002.
Corsten explained his decision to bring back the alias was due to the passion from the fans:
“Throughout my career, wherever I’ve played in the world, one question that continues to crop up from the fans is when I am going to bring Gouryella back. I’ve always been incredibly touched by the love and appetite they’ve shown this side of my musical career. For the last 4 maybe 5 years I’ve been thinking about bringing Gouryella back but just haven’t been able to find the right production when I was in the studio, that was until Anahera, after the feedback from the fans on this latest Gouryella track. I know it was time!”
Fans can expect something truly special from the exclusive live shows. Themed after the name’s aboriginal meaning “heaven”, Corsten has a unique stage production planned that will give the audience a high-energy, breath-taking experience to remember – a concept that will bring life to the soul that is Gouryella.
Ashlyn Doughty – EDMTOR