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System F ‘Out of the Blue’, the making of a trance classic: Watch

The story of how Ferry Corsten wrote the System F trance anthem, ‘Out of the Blue’

System F, aka Ferry Corsten, gives us exclusive insight into the making his classic trance anthem, ‘Out of the Blue’.

Released in 1999 via his own Tsunami imprint, the track reached number 14 on the UK Singles Chart and entered the Top 40 in the Netherlands.

Here, Ferry tells us about making ‘Out of the Blue’, from its roots in Italo and creating the iconic melody on one of the first Roland JP-8000 synths in the Netherlands, to the vinyl pressing’s ransom letter promo campaign, and early radio success with the likes of Judge Jules and Pete Tong.

Electronic music history is rich with unforgettable and timeless classics. In our series, DJ Mag explores the tales behind some of the world's favourite dance tracks, told by the people that made them.

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