Serhii Bochko hails from the Ukraine and is a relative newcomer to the scene. You’ll Never Know was hand-picked by Robert Nickson for his progressive disc of the recently released Pure Trance Vol. 6 and is a real prog gem, weaving a tapestry of vocal pads, creative rhythm programming and glittering synth sequences. Understated yet effective on the more discerning deeper floors.
Arizona’s Vince Schuld has delivered a real beauty to Pure Trance in the form of Altered Nature. This record has class through its core, beautifully understated is the lead riff, with echoes of summers past in more tropical climes. Relentless in its drive, it builds and builds as all the best pure trance records should, evolving and growing – locking the listener into a tight groove which could happily go on forever. Future classic perhaps? Let’s see how kind time is to this fabulous record, but for now, let it encompass you.
Let’s welcome Cheshire’s Corin Bayley to the Pure Trance family with his first release on Pure Trance! Previous releases on Discover and Kill The Lights have given Corin an appetite for producing beautiful uplifting trance music, and the guiding hand of Solarstone in an executive production role have resulted in this fabulous slice of pure trance music. It all unfolds at the break where a huge simple-but-effective lead riff is unleashed, supported by plaintive vocal cries and a creeping acid line. Blissful.
You’d have to have been living under a rock for the last 2 years to be unaware of the shockwaves which Gai Barone has sent through the ranks of the progressive scene, his unique sound has the support of everybody from Sasha to Solarstone, from Hernan Cattaneo to Aly & Fila. Shiny is gleaned from the track-list of Pure Trance Vol. 6 and it is the perfect example of why Gai is the man on everybody’s lips when it comes to progressive trance, progressive house, call it what you will. The track delivers it’s message via jagged synth lines, emotive chord changes and a spattering of crystalline arpeggiators. The break is perfect late night club material, cavernous reverbs and twisted all-enveloping filters erupt into a glorious payoff. This is the Italian progressive master at his finest.