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
Betsie Larkin is an American vocalist, songwriter and guest writer/vocalist based in San Francisco, California, United States. Her first EDM collaborations with Ferry Corsten, "Made of Love" and "Feel You," appeared on Corsten's album Twice in a Blue Moon. Soon after its release, the single "Made of Love" made the top 40 in the Netherlands. In 2008 it was voted the fifth track overall on Armin Van Buuren's radio program A State of Trance, number one on Above and Beyond Group Therapy Radio, and reached the number one position on Corsten's Countdown's 100th episode. "Made of Love" was the second single and the first vocal track to be released from the Twice In A Blue Moon album. There is also an official video. Larkin joined Corsten as his tour kicked off in Malaysia and has joined him for numerous shows all over the globe.
Other electronic dance music releases include "A New Day" with ATB on Kontor Records, "Stronger Creature" with Kenneth Thomas on Tetsuo Records, "Love Again" with Andy Moor, "You Belong To Me" with Bobina and "All The Way" with Austin Leeds/Starkillers on Ultra Records, and "Play it Back" with Gabriel & Dresden on Organized Nature.
In 2011 Betsie released her first solo album on Black Hole recordings . "All We Have Is Now" features collaborations with John O'Callaghan, Ferry Corsten, Super8 & Tab, Solarstone, Lange, Bobina, Sied van Riel, Bjorn Akesson, Giuseppe Ottaviani, and Rafael Frost. Some of the remixers include Manufactured Superstars, JQA, Soulshaker, Save The Robot, and Roger Shah. The singles reached high positions on Beatport and the Music Week club charts, and were supported by top DJs worldwide.