Ferry Corsten

Mixed Live

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Ferry Corsten relies on his ability to seamlessly mix trance's more energetic tunes on Mixed Live, a collection that overcomes its lack of groundbreaking music with a focus on the driving beat and a couple cool extras. Corsten's selections are aimed at the dancefloor and not the living room, so Moonshine's idea of mixing in the Los Angeles audience's hoots and hollers on the 5.1 Surround Sound DVD that's included perfectly suits the crowd-pleasing DJ. The mixing on the DVD features the music up front with some echo and reverb coming from the back. It's tasteful enough to create a room-filling soundscape and not the head-wrenching ping pong of sounds from the quadraphonic days. The video shot during Corsten's set is only included on the short documentary that's included with only the album's cover on the screen during his set. When Corsten drops his electro-flavored single, "Punk," the audience's reaction and singing along make the 5.1 mix worthy. The yells and shouts wear out their welcome after repeated listens on the simply stereo CD.

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