Betsie Larkin is a vocalist, songwriter and guest vocalist out of New York City. Her most recent collaboration with Ferry Corsten spawned two songs, "Made of Love" and "Feel You," that appeared on Ferry's album "Twice in A Blue Moon." Betsie joined Ferry at the annual production of Full on Ferry at Ahoy Rotterdam, a masquerade ball with 9,000 fans in attendance celebrating the DJ's diverse and colorful career.
"Made of Love" received overwhelming support from the DJ community, including being the 5 track overall in 2008 on Armin Van Buuren's "A State of Trance," and was voted 1 in one of Above and Beyond's radio broadcasts. As a result, it became 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 available of this tune (see the column on the right).
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. In 2002, 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 completed a record titled Diary Thief with a group of good friends in Venice, CA. She moved to NY in 2006 and immediately started working on her first solo record. Together with Brooklyn producer Jon D'Uva and some of New York's top musicians, they completed the record in January of 2007.
In addition to Ferry Corsten, expect to hear collaborations with DJ's Kenneth Thomas and Austin Leeds.