For those that travelled on Solarstone’s third ‘Pure Trance’ album-expedition last October, ‘Shield’ will need little formal introduction. The track is an elegant generational twist on the caught-on-the-air strings and thermally uplifting tones of Solarstone classics like ‘4ever’, ‘Touchstone’ and, of course, the immortal ‘Seven Cities’.
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The live-on-stage super-grouping of PureNRG has, over the last 12, months been one biggest headline-grabbing arrivals to seize the trance scene.
With perfect synergy, it has brought together the respective musical perspectives of Solarstone & Giuseppe Ottaviani, which has gone on to drop jaws in clubs from New York to Melbourne.
Mixed by Solarstone + Orkidea
On October 18th, dockside @ Undercurrent in Amsterdam - during the peak of ADE’s annual takeover - dance pioneer Solarstone showcased his new audio axiom. In the packed-to-capacity club, with anticipation sky high, those lucky enough to have a begged, borrowed or bought a ticket were among the first to experience Pure Trance.
With that opening shot fired, the movement is ready to go global. Alongside fellow forerunner Orkidea, Solarstone has encapsulated this vision in mix-comp form. Featuring 25 exclusive tracks, built from propellant beats, tremor-inducing LFO, iridescent melodies, sky-bound synths and heartfelt vocals, trance will be revised to its purest degree.
Plucked from The Twilight Saga’s OST, 2014’s ‘Heart Of Stone’ from English indie-rockers IKO was filtered to club floors globally through the remixing hands of Pure Trance chieftain Solarstone. The Devonshire two-piece’s first brush with the electronic music scene, it was a interpretation that won wide praise from fans, media and DJs alike.
3 years is a long time in dance music… Time & space can appear to move that much faster still if you’ve spent it crusading the cause of Pure Trance, reclaiming your place as one of the world’s hottest 100 DJs in the process. It’s exactly that interval since Electronic Architecture – Solarstone’s much praised, IDMA-nominated, boundary breaking music-vs-art project - series received its second (or ²Squared) edition.
For his first single action of 2015, Solarstone delivers the long entreated release of one of last year’s set mainstays. Debuted in its Original form alongside previous single smash ‘Slowmotion III’ on the third ‘Electronic Architecture’ album, ‘Nothing But Chemistry Here’ is now ready to drop science.
With one happening and another, the opening months of 2016 have kept Solarstone plenty busy. His Pure Remix of Orkidea & Lowland’s ‘Glowing Skies’ has just been unwrapped, PureNRG’s ‘Secret Of The Sahara’ took things epically orchestral in Feb and the titan-sized ‘Pure Trance Vol.4’ mix-comp expansion pack has just reached stores.
As both its lodestar and foremost crusader, the last three years have seen Solarstone (Richard Mowatt) ‘reinfranchise’ huge swathes of the scene’s once disaffected fans through the Pure Trance dogma!
Last week the producer, DJ & composer announced on Solaris International - his long running weekly radio show, that the broadcast would be his last.
All is not lost though! Far, far from it…
Out on Black Hole Recordings on December 9th 2013