Turning the bewitching into the entrancing, through his Pure rework, Solarstone spins ‘Heart of Stone’ to face the club floor. Running 4/4 drums, throbbing rocky bass guitar lines, echoing atmospheric effects and haunting keyboard lines all charge its frontend.In the drop he conveys the complex power of Iko singer Kieran Scragg’s wrought lyrics & ethereal vocals and Neil Reed’s pensive castaway pianoforte into the mix. Contrasting their collective emotion with the ascension of his mix’s lead line, he turns its angst-like feel into something altogether more euphoric and uplifting.
Our 3rd release is a highlight from Solarstone’s ‘Pure Trance 2’ compilation, which combines a mesmeric choral & pad driven breakdown with pin-sharp synth riffs and a sophisticated arrangement, which delivers in spades on the dancefloor. Almar takes ‘Seldarine’ down a warm & fuzzy eyes-closed trance remix with the pure spirit intact. Adding something deeper to this package is Empress Recordings head honcho Danny Stubbs, with a remix which references those classic Northern Exposure releases from yesteryear with its hypnotic groove & bassline. 3 strong mixes that cater to Djs from across the pure trance spectrum.
Helsinki’s Winkee (Jussi Paasonen & Sami Törrönen) touch on the deeper side of the Pure Trance sound, previous releases like ‘Whisper’ and Jussi’s own ‘Meltwater’ demonstrate a love of melody and immersive production. ‘Helsinki’ in its Original Mix is an instantly memorable journey through sparkling synth lines & crystalline sequencer patterns. Staying admirably faithful to the Original ideas is Lancashire’s hot new talent Liam Wilson, buzzing with his recent hits on Discover Liam manages to create something which sounds melodically delicate yet has a huge impact on the dancefloor. A fabulous 2nd release on Solarstone’s Pure Trance Recordings.
The debut release on the Pure Trance label is a prime cut from Solarstone’s ‘Pure Trance 2’ compilation and has already featured on ASOT637. ‘Howl At The Moon’ is a multi-national co-production by the 3 Driftmoon members hailing from Slovenia, Scotland & Finland. Solarstone’s ‘Retouch’ is an example of Pure Trance at it’s finest. The track sweeps through crescendo after crescendo, with layer upon layer of beautiful cascading melodies. Solarstone adds his signature to the track, polishing, crafting and perfecting the production, adding that extra of ‘Pure’ finery taking it up to the next level. If you Like It Pure, you’re going to love this.