Ferry Corsten remixes Justin Bieber: "I just had fun producing this, please don’t cry over it"

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You might remember when Justin Bieber dropped the track As Long As You Love Me a couple of months ago: as The Biebs’ first attempt at ‘dubstep’, it’d be fair to say that the tune ruffled a few feathers around these parts. But for all the scorn and not-so-serious ribbing the track may have provoked, the tween sensation did get the “EDM” world to take notice, even recruiting some big names to remix the track. One of those was trance sensation Ferry Corsten.

Ferry’s take on Bieber’s bass-crossover hit the internet earlier this week and, unsurprisingly, a trance stalwart remixing a pop star’s take on dubstep hasn’t gone down well with many. Predictably, keyboard warriors have been out in force since Ferry mentioned the remix on Facebook last night. You can guess the ilk of the backlash: comments ranged from the simple “Shame on you Ferry”, through to sounds of EDM’s death knell and disavowals of fandom, many liberally sprinkled with profanities and ALL CAPS fury-filled tirades.

Not one to cop abuse lying down, Ferry’s taken to his Facebook to hit back at the furore. “Hey guys, as a response to some extremely ridiculous reactions to me doing a remix for Justin Bieber, I just want to say this,” the statement began. “The request for this remix came in and I found it quite a challenge to make a dance radio remix for such a young and talented artist. And YES, if you can play 3 instruments and you can sing, I call you talented! I just had fun producing this, please don’t cry over it, I create EDM!”

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