Battle of the Beats: Ferry Corsten vs. Tritonal – Forever
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Ferry Corsten – Forever
It’s hard to believe there was a Ferry Corsten before Corsten’s countdown, but way back in 2005 the trance producer was simply a DJ with a fledgling record label – and a number 5 spot on the DJ Mag Top 100. After starting his own Flashover Recordings, Ferry released his sophomore album L.E.F. on it, and his first flirtation with “Forever” as well. The vocal-heavy tune uses the same chorus as the album’s “Beautiful” but builds a larger story around it, taking the listener on a feel-good, almost beachy ride.
Tritonal – Forever
Also released on Ferry’s Flashover Recordings, though through its Levare imprint, was Tritonal’s “Forever.” Debuted in 2008, the track is hard-hitting and heavy compared to its predecessor. Though also vocal, this version weaves distorted lines through a thumping, stuttered beat that pounds its way into the club-goer’s subconscious as only hard trance can. The Texas trance team released the tune on its own Forever EP, adding to the mix an “Air Up There” rework – one that too predated its namesake radio show.
So whose “Forever” could you listen to on repeat?