System F is an alias of the veteran Dutch producer and DJ Ferry Corsten. With other aliases like Gouryella, Veracocha, Albion, and Moonman as well as a deep discography dating back to the early 90s, Corsten has contributed significantly to the European dance music scene.
Hailing from Rotterdam City, Netherlands, Corsten got his start performing around the city where he still operates to this day. Initially producing hardcore gabba tracks, Corsten explored other sounds and eventually became focused on trance and clubhouse. In 1996, he achieved his first position in the charts with “Don’t be Afraid” under his alias Moonman, hitting #46 in the UK single chart.
In 1997, Corsten created the Tsunami imprint alongside his partner Robert Smit and Dutch-based dance company Purple Eye Entertainment BV. This led to the creation of a new label called Polar State, one of the most influential dance labels around today.
In February 1999, Corsten introduced his second solo project, system F. This alias debuted on the Tsunami imprint with the hit single “Out of the Blue.” The powerful melodic arrangement ended up being one of the biggest trance tracks of that year, hitting #20 on the UK single chart. In 2001, Corsten’s debut album, Out of the Blue, was released under his system F alias, propelling his career further. This recognition put Corsten’s name on the map internationally and solidified his place in global dance music.
Corsten is no stranger to the charts. In 2004 and 2005, he hit #5 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll, then in 2006 and 2008 he was #6. Most recently, Ferry Corsten can be found at #57.
For decades and still to this day, Corsten performs all around the world at some of the biggest festivals and venues, typically under his real name Ferry Corsten. He has hit festivals like EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, and Mysteryland, and soon can be found at Creamfields, SHINE Ibiza, and headlining events across Europe.