Hybrid Music Asia presents TRANSTELLAR Festival this 27 January at MITEC, KL. Transtellar 2018 represents a thematic sci-fi experience that elevates explorers to a whole new Hybrid experience through space travel.
The Hybrid spaceship is launching its mission on Jan 27 to send explorers from the first destination, Kuala Lumpur to various planets with a state of heightened consciousness through music and visuals. Hybrid will be collaborating with Lemonsky Games and Animation to provide some unique visual effects in this virtual space odyssey with visuals.
Flying in to headline Transtellar 2018 will be one of the most familiar names to us from the international trance scene. Visits from Dutch born superstar DJ Ferry Corsten are pretty much commonplace here now, he was last in KL just last August, but this time he brings with him Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella 2.0, the other trance moniker that he is historically renowned.
Ferry Corsten: In 1998, Dutch musicians Ferry Corsten and Tiesto joined forces to create Gouryella. Gouryella has produced seven singles. Gouryella, Walhalla, Tenshi and Ligaya from 1998 to 2002, and Anahera, Neba, and Venera since 2015.
While Tiesto left the project in 2001, and Corsten ceased to produce any Gouryella music after 2002, throughout the years, fans have never stopped asking about new Gouryella. After a 13-year break, Ferry Corsten announced the return of his Gouryella alias via the single Anahera, released through Flashover Recordings..
When asked about his decision to revive his trance moniker, Corsten was quoted: “I felt like bringing Gouryella back for a certain personal tiredness of what was going on in the scene. I was sick and tired of all the “Put your hands up, put your f***g hands up!” whatever. Without getting too sentimental, I felt like I wanted to bring back that old sentiment and emotion from the turn of the century type-of-thing. I thought it was the right moment.”
2015 also saw Gouryella take a leap from the studio to the stage, launching its live show concept in Sydney and Melbourne, before taking the world tour to the mainstage of the Dreamstate arena at Insomniac's Beyond Wonderland and Electric Daisy Carnival: New York, Ultra Europe, Balaton Sound, Tomorrowland and more.
In June 2016, Flashover Recordings released the sixth Gouryella single Neba. Following the second run of Gouryella live performances across the globe, Ferry Corsten unveiled From The Heavens, featuring new versions of the first four Gouryella tracks as well as Anahera and Neba. And just last year 2017 saw the release of Venera (Vee’s Theme).
As Ferry himself, Corsten released his sixth studio album Blueprint last May. Unlike his earlier albums, Blueprint is a concept album based on a science fiction-themed love story. While Malaysian fans have had the pleasure of welcoming Ferry to DJ in KL, Penang and Malacca a few times already since 2015, this will be the FIRST time he will present Gouryella in its new 2.0 version.
Joining Gouryella on this inaugural Transtellar jaunt will be a couple more legends in the trance scene well loved by us Malaysians – John O’Callaghan (IRE) and, just announced, Gareth Emery (UK) – both of whom have appeared more times than we count on one hand to DJ here.
John O'Callaghan Official, or 'JOC' as his army of fans have dubbed him, has long pushed the boundaries of musical genres in ways that have earned him a stellar reputation across the dance music industry. From the ambient progressive tones of the ‘Henrik Zuberstein’ guise to the techno wedged into his ‘Joint Operations Centre’ productions. He always showcases true diversity in his sound, and has emerged as a leader of the trance movement.
In the past few years he has encapsulated the true artistry of uplifting melodic trance music resulting in smash hit remixes on the crème de la crème of the finest Electronic music labels around such as: Armada, Black Hole, Vandit, Garuda and of course his heavy hitting originals on his widely respected Subculture record label. Tech and uplifting are his specialty, with a slew of pseudonyms at his disposal to ensure he always has a side option to spice up his discog.
An official statement from Gareth Emery Management / Assured Agency has just reached our mail. Gareth Emery’s management has agreed to work on a definite return show with Hybrid Entertainment in Kuala Lumpur this year. All Transtellar ticket holders will receive 25% off for this upcoming show in planning as compensation. The Hybrid team has worked around the clock for this last-minute change but the show must go on. To make it up, we are pleased and excited to announce that Standerwick will be performing at Transtellar 2018 on 27 January 2018 for the main event at Mitec, Kuala Lumpur alongside Ferry Corsten, John O’Callaghan, LTN and our local acts.
Joining them will be Indonesia’s DJ LTN, who was last seen here last May at Zouk KL.Through his natural instinct with music, flawless mixing style and innate tune selection, he has amazed crowds in every city. His productions, sets, and releases stretch from peak time club heaven to the sort of perfect chill out that could bring a man to tears. Tracks, such as ‘Never Let Me Go’, ‘Daylight’, ‘City of Lights’, ’A Path To Nowhere’, has been in the top 10 in Beatport Trance Chart. His podcast ‘Above the Sky’ is always anticipated by listeners all over the world.
Flanking the international stars with our own established and rising names in the trance scene. MisterAriffin, Chukiess & Whackboi, SHERRY ALYSSA, JORL and a special debut collaboration from Boris Foong & Ramsey Westwood
Doors OPEN at 3pm when the Transtellar music journey begins.
Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre
Kompleks MITEC No. 8, Jalan Dutamas 2, KL
Get your VIP Ultimate, General Admission Super Pass or normal General Admission tickets from www.hybridentertainment.com.my/transtellar.
All current Transtellar 2018 ticket holders will also gain free entry to tomorrow’s (20 Jan) Hybrid Music Asia presents Transtellar Pre-Party at Soju Sunway featuring international headliners James Dymond and Attila Syah and Malaysians Boris Foong, DJ Fono, Gautam Khaw and Slash Saiful Hassan.
James Dymond is an uplifting trance producer and DJ based in London, UK, releasing on Future Sound of Egypt Recordings. Grabbing the attention of the trance World and quickly climbing the ladder of success in the cut-throat world of music, James Dymond has captured the adoration of fans and co-artistes alike with his spellbinding sounds. James Dymond has taken the term, “grand entrance”, to a whole new level, regularly finding support from almost every notable DJ in the scene, whether this is live at worldwide performances or on countless digital radio stations, as well as 2 plays on BBC Radio 1 ‘In New DJs We Trust’ show.
Attila Syah from Indonesia comes from a musical family. At the age of 15, Attila Syah discovered his talents of producing his unique style of trance music after being influenced by iconic trance artists such as Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, and Ferry Corsten. He has signed tracks with record labels around the world including Armada Music, A State Of Trance, Future Sounds Of Egypt [FSOE], AVA Recordings, Silk Music and Suanda Music.
They will be joined on the night by Malaysians Boris Foong, DJ FONO, Gautam Khaw and Slash saiful hassan
SOJU SUNWAY : LG2, 119-120, Sunway Pyramid, 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, Selangor
Transtellar Pre-party Door sale: RM80.