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While the New Years bells and whistles were being hung outside in the frigid New York City terrain, legendary Trance icon, Ferry Corsten, was creating his own uproar inside at the Sirius XM Studios- apart of his 2012 Final Countdown live show.

Controlling the decks for over eight hours, Mr. Corsten played the world’s favorite tracks of the year as voted by the fans, with the best melodies dating back from months prior up until the current moment. Featuring some of the greatest talent in the electronic music industry today, Ferry “left it all on table”, showing his listeners the magic he can produce inside of a studio, to match his exhilarating sets in clubs and festivals worldwide.

Alike many other avid trance fans, I was lucky enough to catch a live glimpse of Ferry on the tables, as a selected handful of listeners were welcomed into the Sirius XM studios, for a few hours of fun and beats. For many, this was a new experience- going to this coveted musical lair in the heart of Times Square, New York City, where millions of listeners derive their weekly sets from; but all in reality. With artists signatures plastered along the main wall, and speakers and posters featured throughout, these studios are incredible for any live experience.

“The Fishbowl”, as many have called it, was the home to this eight-hour marathon, where fans grooved along to some of the best tracks of the year, all while Commander Corsten orchestrated the activity. While broadcasting to fans all across the world, Ferry gave insight to some of his favorite moments of the calendar year, with hints of what to expect in 2013, as well as fun facts that you may not have expected. The double-glass wall “fishbowl” steadily vibrated from trance melodies for hours, as Ferry and his famed Corsten’s Countdown crew interacted with fans in the studio, over the airwaves, and through Twitter via the hashtag, #CC2012.

With a live guest performance from Betsie Larkin, as well as vocal messages from many other top DJs, there were many pleasant surprises that made the experience complete. Upon the conclusion of the live broadcast, Ferry took a few moments to meet with the fans that were in attendance, and provided them with a copy of his latest album, “Once Upon A Night“.

For more information on this live performance, as well as audio clips, videos, and photos, please visit Ferry Corsten’s Countdown Official Website.

The Final 10 of 2012, as voted by the listeners:

10. Markus Schulz vs Ferry Corsten – Loops & Tings
9. Ferry Corsten – Kudawudashuda
8. Markus Schulz feat. Ana Diaz – Nothing Without Me
7. Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Sun and Moon (Club Mix)
6. Hardwell feat. Amba Shepherd – Apollo
5. Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli – Concrete Angel
4. Ferry Corsten – Punk (MaRLo Remix)
3. Paul van Dyk feat. Plum – I Don’t Deserve You (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
2. Andrew Rayel – Aeon of Revenge (Original Mix)
1. Ferry Corsten vs. Armin van Buuren – Brute (Armin’s Illegal Drum Edit)

For more information on Ferry Corsten, check out Ferry Corsten’s Official Website , or keep up to date by following Ferry Corsten on Twitter or on Ferry Corsten’s Facebook Page.

Be sure to also buy your copy of Ferry Corsten’s latest albumOnce Upon a Night“, out now!

Written on behalf of AscenDance Radio By: Evan Trenkner

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