10 oct 2021
Masters of Trance was a party that I actually had planned for March 28, 2020. We were just in the outbreak of the pandemic at the time and the party was therefore postponed. However, the government kept extending the measures. So it took a long time before another edition of Masters of Trance could take place. Finally, another edition took place on September 25, 2021. I actually wouldn’t go there anymore, but at the last moment I was able to go spontaneously with someone and I didn’t want to miss that chance.
The line up consisted of: Tenishia, Andy Moor, Ben Gold and a 3 hour set by Ferry Corsten. Ferry Corsten is of course a Trance legend, or rather say a Master of Trance. I was definitely looking forward to his set, but the rest of the DJs on the line up weren’t really my thing.
Tenishia kicked off the evening and he performed very well. My highlights of his set were that he played Robert Miles – Children and Delerium & Leigh Nash – Innocente (Sam Mitcham Remix). Amazing classics. I floated away on a few tracks that he played and it was great fun to have seen him live.
Andy Moor was next in the evening and this was by far the best set for me. He played a lot of classics and I even shed some tears. This started with Armin van Buuren – In And Out Of Love. He also played 4 strings – Take me Away, Mark Sixma & Emma Hewitt – Missing (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix), Signum feat. Scott Mac – Coming On Strong and John O’Callaghan & Sarah Howells – Find Yourself. A beautiful list of classics that I danced to so wonderfully. I was very sad when he had to make way for Ben Gold.
Ben Gold isn’t really my style, but he kicked off with Will Atkinson – Rush and that promised me a good start to his set. Shortly afterwards he played Sneijder’s remix of his classic ‘Stay‘. Unfortunately, I found that after that the energy dropped a bit.
After Ben Gold it was up to Ferry Corsten to close the last 3 hours. I was really looking forward to his set. I look back on it with mixed feelings. Ferry Corsten has been developing a new style lately. We are used to Ferry that he changes style every now and then. He started his set with his new style. Unfortunately for me this was just something that didn’t quite fit the evening. The BPM went down again and Ferry started to rebuild the evening in his own way. This just wasn’t necessary for me.
The last hour Ferry was, for me, what I wanted to hear from him. He closed his set with his track together with Ciaren McAuley ‘Mo Chara‘. Magic. In the video below you can get an impression of my evening at Masters of Trance 2021.