Betsie Larkin is a vocalist, songwriter and guest writer/vocalist out of New York City. Her collaboration with Ferry Corsten spawned two songs, the dance chart topper "Made of Love" and a rhythmic club favorite, "Feel You." Betsie joined Ferry for at the annual production of Full on Ferry at Ahoy Rotterdam, a masquerade ball with 9,000 fans in attendance and later for the Twice In A Blue Moon, "The Experience" tour which kicked off in Malaysia and travelled to cities worldwide.
"Made of Love" received overwhelming support from fans and the DJ community. Soon after its release, it made the top 40 on the pop charts in the Netherlands and Sweden. It was voted the 5th track overall in 2008 on Armin Van Buuren's "A State of Trance," number one on Above and Beyond's radio episode, and reached the number one position on Corsten's Countdown's 100th episode. There is also an official video (see the column on the right).
Past EDM releases include "A New Day" with ATB, "Stronger Creature" with Kenneth Thomas, and "All The Way" with Austin Leeds/Starkillers slated for release on Ultra Records in the coming months.
Betsie's previous work has spanned rock, electronica, and independent work as a singer-songwriter. She began recording music and performing in Boston, MA with her former, mainly electronic-based band. They relocated to Los Angeles, touring west coast venues, and completing a second record. The album received glowing reviews from music mags and local press as well as airplay from KROQ in LA and college radio. Shecter guitars added them to their artist roster after hearing about the band and seeing a live show in Los Angeles at the Roxy on Sunset Boulevard.
Betsie's subsequent project, Mariposa, led to a deeper exploration into electronic music. Producer Brendan Hawkins' (Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros) added a complex and soulful quality to Betsie's stripped down compositions. Initially, their record appealed mostly to an underground audience, but spread to a broader audience with radio features and inclusion on widely distributed compilations.
Betsie moved to NY to start work on her first solo record. Together with Brooklyn producer Jon D'Uva and some of New York's top musicians, she completed her first solo EP under the title "A New Day" for which the title track was later adapted by Andre Tanneberger (ATB).
Legal name: Elizabeth Larkin