Trance fanatics might have recently caught trance veteran Ferry Corsten showcasing his Gouryella alias recently at Dreamstate, though what they might not realize is just how important a role Gouryella has played in the trance genre, with a history stretching back nearly 20 years to Rotterdam in the Netherlands when Corsten formed the act alongside Tiësto.
With the enduring sound of Gouryella back in the spotlight, Corsten has just announced that his documentary From the Heavens will premiere early in 2016. He’s just released a trailer that you can watch above.
Recently we looked at the legacy of Gouryella in our feature “How to Talk to Your Kids About Euphoric Trance”, where Corsten spoke of how Gouryella formed when he struck up a friendship with Tiësto, who was working in a local Rotterdam record shop.
“He was already DJing a lot in Holland, and I’d started producing. There was a moment when we were all hanging out there. Tiësto was there and working in the record store; the guys from Rank 1 were always there. We would always hang there on a Friday night and buy new records.
“I came in with a DAT tape at some point, playing my new track ‘Out of the Blue’ to those guys in the record store. Soon after that, Tijs and I decided to do something together… That’s how we made the original ‘Gouryella.’ It was all within a year or two when that whole sound just exploded.”
Stay tuned for news on when you can catch Gouryella – From The Heavens screening in the US.