Pure Trance 6 co-mixer Nickson delivers another fine example of his powerful and emotive uplifting trance style with Somewhere In Spacetime. Perhaps his day job with the European Space Agency has something to do with its interstellar theme, but the rousing lead riff and thumping production are guaranteed to send the listener to another planet regardless!
Three Drives a.k.a. Erik de Koning turns his talents to a more down-tempo Balearic sound for this gorgeous release on Pure Progressive. Being the man behind several of the Balearic trance classics such as Greece 2000 and Sunset on Ibiza he can certainly be trusted to deliver something reliably emotive of the White Isle, and Barracuda is just that. With hints of Medway’s Resurrection to it, Barracuda unleashes huge, reverberated synth pads, hypnotic vocal cuts, a rolling bassline and crisp, crunchy percussion.
The brothers Joan & Vincent form the Venezuelan production duo Outer Pulse. Their previous release was a highlight from Solarstone’s Electronic Architecture 3 and Pt. 1 of Vixen appears on the recent Pure Trance Vol. 6 The essence of Vixen is beautifully crafted late-night trance music, sound-track-esque layers of spacious synth pads provide the warm atmosphere, plaintive vocal refrains and delicate layers of synths create a fabulous immersive scene. The track is a proper epic journey through the sound of Pure Trance in its extended Pt. I & II format, and Solarstone has injected his executive production techniques to really make this piece of music shine.
Something very different here from what you’d expect from Driftmoon, so the title is rather apt. ‘Time for Change’ rolls along at a relaxed pace, Juraj’s trademark pristine production is firmly in place but the vibes are more atmospheric and subdued; of course it’s all very timeless and melodic, crystalline synths and warm, analogue tones come & go and it’s all led by a majestic, resounding lead synth line. Gorgeous stuff from Prague’s finest.
One of the highlights of Eco’s critically acclaimed ‘Wolves’ album is turned on its head for the Pure Trance-floors by Solarstone in this prime cut from Pure Trance Vol. 6. The song’s beautiful piano, ethereal vocal and riff are re-versioned by Solarstone in his beloved style – a driving, emotional, poignant & uplifting gem is the result.