System FOut Of The Blue

Label:Tsunami – TSU 6008
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM
Style:Trance, Breakbeat


A1Out Of The Blue6:41
B1Out Of The Blue (Lucien's Big Trance Mix)
B2Out Of The Blue (Super Secret)7:06

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Written and produced for Dance Therapy Productions
Published by Dancecave Publishing (Basart Music Group)
Distributed by Moxmusic
Tsunami is a division of Purple Eye Productions [label]
Tsunami - a division of Purple Eye Entertainment BV [sleeve]
℗&© 1999 Tsunami

Made in Holland.

Side A: 45 RPM
Side B: 33 ⅓ RPM

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 713843 060088
  • Barcode (Scanned): 8713843060088
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): 08 40291 20 2A1 TSU 6008
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): 08 40291 20 1B1 TSU 6008

Other Versions (5 of 53)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Out Of The Blue (12", Promo, Single Sided)TsunamiTSU 6008Netherlands1998
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Out Of The Blue (12", 45 RPM)Essential Recordings, Essential RecordingsESX1, 570404.1UK1999
Out Of The Blue (CD, Single)Essential Recordings, Essential RecordingsESCD1, 570405.2UK1999
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Out Of The Blue (CD, Maxi-Single)Tsunami, TsunamiTSU 1033, TSU1033Netherlands1999
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Out Of The Blue (The Remixes) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM)TsunamiTSU 6012Netherlands1999



  • Total_K's avatar
    Opinions are had about the 90s trance wave and fair enough there was a lot of shite released in this period. This came off the end of the wave, which was particularly shite ridden. But. It is just so good. Of all the old trance bangers this is defo in my top 5
    • man_in_trance_90's avatar
      This single will have made you dance, vibrate, travel, so it has potential, its warm melody explodes very quickly after an already promising introduction, the bass is striking, difficult to remain without reactions. The enjoyable atmosphere of "Out Of The Blue" puts you fishing for the whole night. This plate has something to blow your brain, moreover it has inspired many other artists to compose trance.
      When the trance tsunami is felt, nothing can stop it, moreover it still blows in my mind !
      • djburaz's avatar
        Edited 4 years ago
        This is the copy to own. Hands down a 5! Worth every penny!
        • virology's avatar
          Picked this up at a random thrift store in Oregon... didn't know what it was but I thought it looked cool so got it anyways. Pleasantly surprised, this is some awesome sounding stuff!
          • DjFortune's avatar
            Edited 8 years ago
            17 years after release and this track still gives me goosebumps all over my body when I put it on the decks...
            • mallam's avatar
              as an underground hardtrancer who actually appreciates the more ''commercial'' gatecrashery sounds and collect them also have to say mr corsten is on the buzz here v gouyella him and tiesto sounding but fuck it, its a class late 90s tune...impossible in a club off ur face not to be scraped off the ceiling with this one...pure class from the years of the trance compilation lol but a serious tune in it's own right...............................................costs penny easily mixable as they were all the same speed back then not like havin to work at it in the old days with the bonzais/edms/nooms etc etc etc

              this, along with obv teh rest of the 98/99 trance tunes to be sought out and placed in the box and on the decks occasionally fo0r the memories class goin on commercial trance that does the job
              • teknowiz84's avatar
                What an amazing track.. This really got me into the EDM scene back in the day- countless remixes of this track blasted the airwaves as well. Funny, you dont ever hear it played anymore. Even on Armin's radio show ASOT (a state of trance) - This is probably because of Royalty issues, but still. This classic track will be swept under the carpet for years to come, hopefully our children can re-discover these old tunes one day!
                • Louk's avatar
                  One of the best tunes ever made, a tingly classic that has been played by yours truly all over the United Kingdom, be it at Dance Academy or on a free party on Dartmoor, this one definitely got a play and is semi responsible for my liking of trance! What a tune, it's so spine tingly good that I wish that I made it! Ferry Corsten is a legend for productions of such a high quality. Simply put this rocks the place!
                  • Mr.Confidence's avatar
                    Edited 16 years ago
                    This track really got me into the whole 1999 trance thing (previously i was into Speed Garage). I remember hearing it on Pete Tongs Essential Selection first and didn't really thing nothing of it. However, when Paul Oakenfold played it at Cream, well, i fully understood then.

                    This track will be earmarked as a classic of the "chemical generation" in many years to come. It possesses the most beautiful melancholic riff i have heard in a dance record. Its in the quieter part of the track, the hairs on the back of your neck will stand on end, and admittedly, i have hugged many a random in Gatecrasher to this. Special times indeed when this whole trance sound was breaking through and this very special tune spearheaded the movement.
                    • dancemania's avatar
                      Edited 18 years ago
                      One of the many aliases of Ferry Corsten is ‘System F’. The first track that was released under this projectname was ‘Out Of The Blue’. This track is known nowadays as one of the most famous trance classics ever. Almost everybody knows the amazing riff, the cool synthesizer lead sound and the pumping beats of this track. ‘Out Of The Blue’ also inspired a lot of other people to start making music as well!

                      Ferry finished ‘Out Of The Blue’ already at the end of 1998. Because Ferry released some other tracks on ‘Tsunami’, a label of Dutch record company Purple Eye, he already had contact with Tsunami’s A&R manager Maykel Piron (nowadays managing director of the ‘Armada’ label). After listening to the track, Maykel signed the track immediately! The official vinyl release was in March 1999 on the ‘Tsunami’ label ( TSU 6008).

                      Before the official retail release, some very limited one sided promo vinyls were send to a few selected DJ’s. The only information that was available on each vinyl was a white label with a stamped mobile phone number and the text ‘Out Of The Blue’. On the sleeve there was a hand written text with ‘Something to blow your brains out’. Furthermore a sort of a ransom letter was included with the vinyl as well. The catalognumbers of all promo vinyls were cut out with a knife, so people could not trace from which record company and label this mysterious release was.

                      One of the DJ’s that received a white label was Nick Warren (known from ‘Way Out West’). After listening to the vinyl he phoned ‘Hooj Choons’ and told them about the track. So their A&R manager dialed the mobile number (that was on the sleeve) and they gave an offer for the track. Keep in mind that he only heard a bit of the track through a phone! A bit later Pete Tong (of Essential Recorings, a sublabel of London Records) also was on the phone and he also gave an offer. Both labels started bidding up against each other. At one point Pete Tong said: “I’m going to fly to Amsterdam now, so come to the airport, I want to close the deal overthere”. So shortly after that Ferry and his manager drove to Schiphol. They met Pete Tong, they closed the deal at the airport and some time later Pete Tong flew back to the UK…

                      Another true story about the white label promo’s: Paul Oakenfold has also got a white label, but for some kind of reason he did not listen to it or he lost it. When he heard about the track and knew that a friend had it, he gave him 1.500 Dutch Guldens (now about € 750,-) for it!

                      In 2004 the Japanese record company ‘Avex Trax’ released a classical remake of ‘Out Of The Blue’ on the CD ‘Velfarre Cyber Trance 10 Anniversary Edition’. This version [4:23] was made by the ‘Orchestre Cyber France de Paris’ to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Avex Trax’.


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