So here we have a gorgeous co-op between LeBlanc (Virum, Denmark) & Silvestri (Arizona, USA). With a driving, incessant arrangement which ebbs & flows, dips & dives eloquently across it’s 8-and-a-half glorious minutes & an intelligently thought-out assembly of complimentary layers. The killer key here is the key-change which is held back for 5 minutes which, when it finally appears, is a proper hairs-on-the-back-of-the-neck moment. Immaculate.
This EP exists for two reasons, firstly we wanted to showcase some exciting new talent in the trance world, and secondly these tracks didn’t make the final cut of Pure Trance 6 simply due to the amount of material sourced for the compilation!
So first up is something from Norway’s Kjell Ove Kvendbø a.k.a. Ranger One with Never Alone, a rousing and uplifting 138bpm trance record with a fabulous poignant lead synth – no clever tricks or frills with this one, just pure unadulterated euphoric trance music. The Sirius is Argentina’s Sergio Alejandro Albornoz, a man who has for years being one of the driving forces behind the local trance scene, even teaching a workshop for local producers in his home town of Cordoba. Magonia powers along at 140bpm and bears the hallmarks of late 90’s trance but with modern production flourishes and a wicked break beat –powered breakdown. Last (but definitely not least – one of these had to be third!) is something from Japanese trance-troupe Dominant Space, an acidic arpeggio-boasting 138bpm power-trancer with a more-interesting-than-commonly-found arrangement – lots of interesting elements show their faces then make way for others to make an appearance and the breakdown is reminiscent of Factor B (in its length at least!) and when this track drops – it drops with style. 3 wicked tracks from 3 names to watch in 2018.
Yes, he’s the man on everyone’s lips when it comes to uplifting trance. Yes, he’s from Australia. Yes, this is another brilliant release from Amsterdam’s latest trance import – Brendan Blatt a.k.a. Factor B! Fresh from mixing Disc 3 of Pure Trance Vol. 6 Brendan drops this pristine slab of unadulterated adrenaline-infused power-packed Armageddon-breakdown Pure Trance music!
Morrow is the man behind a slew of excellent productions since 2011 on labels such as Tytanium, Outburst, Mental Asylum and Grotesque. This is his debut on Pure Trance and this track is taken from Factor B’s Disc of the Pure Trance 6 compilation. When They Are Gone is dedicated to Allan’s late Grandfather, so is an emotional journey as one would expect, but a defiantly optimistic one at that, a glimmering synth riff emerges at the break, supported by a plaintive vocal pad refrain and the subsequent payoff ticks all the peak-time trance floor boxes.
Krakow’s Patryk Solecki a.k.a. Andromedha is the man behind a series of expertly crafted progressive releases on labels such as Silk, Nueva and Fraction. His latest offering is the spellbinding Why We Fall, a moody and all-absorbing affair comprising emotional piano, delicious expansive pads and lo-thrust bass, designed expressly for those deeper club moments.