Over the last 24 months the #PureTrance movement has swept through the world of electronic
music, driven by its flag-bearer, Solarstone. First outlined by its debut mix-comp (still in
Beatport's bestseller chart one year after its release), Solarstone's now ready to bring its
essence into even clearer focus. Across 2 discs and 34, often exclusive or purpose-built tracks,
Pure Mixes and Retouches, Solarstone and fellow Pure practitioner Giuseppe Ottaviani serve a
future-proofed release that'll be as relevant in your collection in 10 years time as it is today. With music from trance bedrock like Aly & Fila, John O'Callaghan, Darren Tate, Alex M.O.R.P.H., M.I.K.E. and Sied van Riel, it also features new rising talent including Suncatcher, Adam Nickey, Sneijder, Walsh & McAuley and Driftmoon. Standby to receive your trance refined, clarified and 100% Pure!
Solarstone sets the mix's early atmosphere with some rolling gear from the harmonic end of
Pure's spectrum. The faraway tones of Adam Nickey's 'Perfect Destiny', the trance-transcendent float of Aerium's 'Horizon' and flute-like drift of Elfsong's 'Seldarine'' form its opening minutes. Building the bridge skyward, Solarstone's towering Pure rebuild of M.O.R.P.H.s 'Eternal Flame' and his retouch of M.I.K.E.'s 'Respire' open up the euphoric throttle.
Reaching its halfway point, Solarstone bomb-drops the deliciously ominous tones of his most
recent Pure Mix of â€˜Love Theme From Blade Runnerâ€™. Given sanction by the house of Vangelisâ€™,
alongside the Pure Mix of Zoo Brazilâ€™s â€˜Hearts A Legendâ€™, it lends darker tones to the mix.
On the release of the second album, Richard says: â€œAlmost exactly a year ago we released
Solarstone presents Pure Trance - Volume 1, an album which marked the beginning of a journey
of rebirth and rediscovery. Since its release we have taken the Pure Trance message global with
a host of Pure Trance Events that have not only invigorated but restored a sense of belonging to a growing & passionate audience worldwide, and finally the scene is sitting up & taking notice: Pure Trance music is alive & kicking, and right now on fire! I am proud to present this second compilation of brilliant music for all lovers of the sound of Pure Trance â€œ
Arriving at its summit, Richard enters mash-up-mode, brilliantly splicing Ferry Corsten & Betsie
Larkinâ€™s â€˜Made of Loveâ€™ and John Oâ€™Callaghanâ€™s â€˜Iâ€™ll Followâ€™ and further uniting Ben Lostâ€™s
timeless â€˜Jump The Next Trainâ€™ over Franzâ€™s â€˜Emergeâ€™.
â€œTough to pull off, after the highly impressive â€˜Pure Trance Vol.1â€™, but against the odds,
this new outing is a huge step up again - 10/10, Album of the Monthâ€ â€“ MIXMAG
Italyâ€™s Giuseppe Ottaviani comes off his spot, boxing clever with an overtura of toughened trance logistics. He interplays the tracks of nu-bloods like John Mash, Colonial One and Andrea Mazza with those of Darren Tate, Sied van Riel and other trance establishment.
Giuseppe says: â€œover the last year Iâ€™ve played at Solarstoneâ€™s Pure Trance events in many
different corners of the world. To have the chance to capture, in some way, their unique
atmosphere as part of a mix compilation has been wonderful! I hope you have as much fun
listening and dancing to my mix, as I had compiling mixing it!â€
Marking Agnelli & Nelsonâ€™s remix-return, Ottaviani (or â€œthe Grand Master of Energyâ€, as
MIXMAG recently christened him!) charges the mixâ€™s midpoint with a new version of Andainâ€™s
â€˜You Once Told Meâ€™. Whipping Sneijderâ€™s rebuild of his Aly & Fila collab â€˜Brilliant Peopleâ€™, James
Dymondâ€™s â€˜Carbonâ€™, Will Atkinsonâ€™s â€˜Hemosaâ€™ and others together, Giuseppe brings about the
releaseâ€™s final perfect sound-storm.