Review: Push – Universal Nation (Ferry Corsten Remix) (Trance)

This review covers the progressive trance track Push – Universal Nation (Ferry Corsten Remix).

This track was released in 1999 on the remix album Universal Nation 99.

The track starts with a cymbal crash. From there, the kick and bassline take over. Another cymbal crash later and the clap enters. A reverse cymbal enters the track and a lead hat enters the track. After another cymbal crash, the high hat enters the track. A reverse cymbal hits and a synth is added.

When another reverse cymbal effect hits, the main synth is gradually brought in. After a series of cymbal crashes, a kick with heavy reverberation hits. The track largely drops out, leaving only a synth effect. After a moment, the main synth gradually enters the track. It fades out when a synth pad enters the track before returning again. A bassline enters the track. A synth effect also joins the track. From there, a snare enters the track.

After a snare roll and a modified synth melody (along with a series of cymbal crashes and a voice sample), the drum kit returns. The main synth melody takes over as the track gets to the main section. A snare roll makes a brief appearance. After a bit, the main synth gradually fades out.

This leaves the bassline and drum kit for the most part. The synth effect that was found at the beginning of the drop makes an appearance for a bit again as well. From there, the track gradually breaks down with smaller elements dropping out. A snare roll and a series of cymbal crashes later and the track finishes breaking down. A kick with heavy reverberation leads the track out.

One thing I do like about this track is the main synth melody. It works quite well to make this an interesting track.

The overall flow of the track is pretty solid. It might be a bit on the slow side, but it still works pretty well overall.

My only real issue with this track is that I find myself enjoying this track to a reasonable extent, but not getting overly excited over it. To me, it’s one of those tracks that is an enjoyable one, but not something to jump up and down and get excited over. I think maybe adding an additional element to help hook the listener in like a secondary synth melody might have worked quite well in getting there.

Still, I’d say it’s an enjoyable track. It’s got a solid synth melody and a great overall flow. While it isn’t the most exciting track I’ve ever heard, you could do a whole lot worse than this track as well. A solid track all around.


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