If there's an artist who knows what trance is all about then it’s definitely Solarstone. He will be launching his 'Pure Trance' concept next month with an inaugural club night in Amsterdam and will follow on with a two disc compilation mixed by himself and Orkidea...
Back in May, under the #PureTrance hashtag, Solarstone cast ‘The Spell’. The track was a return to keynote trance production, its rhythmic, fluid arrangement, air-cutting synths and angelic vocals striking an immediate chord. Taken from the tracklist of his allied album ‘Pure’, ‘Fireisland’ and ‘Falcons’ (co-produced alongside fellow Purists Aly & Fila and Giuseppe Ottaviani respectively) exponentially fanned the flames of Pure Trance. Suddenly a mild undercurrent was turning into a major groundswell; boots were on the ground, the campaign was gathering momentum and the heads of the genre’s most switched-on were turning.
“Pure Trance is a feeling, a passion which exists outside of contemporary musical fads and fashions”, elaborates Solarstone. “It is the bringing together of millions of fans for whom this music is a way of life.It’s the music itself that really does the talking for Pure Trance though. Not what’s said, so much as what’s heard. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been into trance for 12 months or 20 years, when you hear Pure Trance, you’ll know it… and you’ll feel it!”
Over the coming months Solarstone’s Pure Trance crusade will take Richard far and wide. It begins on October the 18th, where under its banner, he’ll be showcasing the sound during ADE 2012. In the confines of Undercurrent, Amsterdam’s newest waterside club, he’ll be hosting fellow trance partisans Giuseppe Ottaviani (live), John 00 Fleming, Daniel Kandi and Orkidea for a night of grass roots back-to-the-essentials trance music.
From that launch point he’ll be taking Pure Trance out on the road to stages around the world, spreading its message and delivering the sound direct to trance’s freshly enfranchised! Further, October’s end will see Solarstone release the first in his new mix-comp series. The movement’s at-home companion, the 2xCD ‘Pure Trance’ album will be compiled and mixed by Solarstone, alongside Finnish hero Orkidea.
With #PureTrance you’re not witnessing the establishment of a new sub-genre of trance, but the 2012 recalibration of the original genre. It’s cornerstone sound principles restored. It’s profligacies pared back. Its essence distilled. This is why you got into trance in the first place. This is Pure Trance and it’s coming to a clubs and download stores near you soon!