Deep, hypnotic trance with 'Evensong'

Here is something deeply beautiful from label founder Solarstone together with his good friend Obie Fernandez. Recorded in Mexico City , early 2023 , ‘ Evensong ’ dwells in the hinterland between deep , hypnotic trance & progressive house. Featuring a blissful , evolving melody, haunting vocal echoes & crisp beats.

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Leap Of Faith gets the remix treatment from Collide The Sky

Solarstone’s 2017 brooding epic gets the remix treatment from the Austin-based & deep trance afficionados Collide the Sky. This is a masterful remix that builds on the original’s dark themes with pounding percussion, huge synth bursts and a dystopian atmosphere designed for big sound systems.

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Solarstone strips 'Classic Dreams' back to a deeper, heads-down state.

Barrett & Bridger team up for the fabulous ‘Classic Dreams’, a 128bpm trip into the sound of progressive & expressive trance music. The original mix is a tapestry of delicate melodies, absorbing emotive pads & riffs aplenty – all the best bits of trance music at a relaxed bpm. Solarstone’s Stripped Retouch does exactly as the title describes; stripping the track layers back to a deeper, heads-down state – focusing on the groove & key hypnotic elements for an intensive workout on the dancefloor.

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A masterfully crafted Solarstone club edit for Proteus' 'Lost Love'

Proteus returns to Pure Trance with his finest moment to date – ‘Lost Love’. This track was born of personal heartbreak, conveying raw emotion via a gorgeously delivered female vocal hook, pulsating gated synths and goosebumps on the dancefloor. Solarstone has been supporting this record over a year via his masterfully crafted Club Edit which had a massive impact at ASOT Rotterdam earlier this year.

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‘Revelation' is here to make your feet move... and your heart beat just as hard!

On a late February Rotterdam night, midway through his standout ASOT 2024 performance, Solarstone took the wraps off his new single … and it proved to be every bit the ‘Revelation’.

Having started the year with his Stine Grove-vocalled ‘The One’, the Pure Trance titan’s swapped the chromosomes for an equally debut-some vocal number with Evan Henzi. Evan’s will be a fresh name to some, but (through his work with Gareth Emery, Ashley Wallbridge and others), already embedded for others. For Solar watchers however, it’ll be his teaming with Kristina Sky and Danny Stubbs on Pure Trance Recordings’ ‘Rollercoaster’ that’ll bring the quickest finger-snap of recognition.

With an artistic synergy that’s impossible to miss, together the pair have conjured something comparably irresistible. Solarstone’s string-strung overture (major ‘4ever’ vibes!) gives way to a bassy, floor-forceful-drive. Further in, Vangelis-like feels affect a mellow drama to its midsection, before his beautifully cultivated, post-break elevation lifts the track again.

West-coast-wistful, Evan’s tones permeate every pore of Revelation, while the song’s theme likewise journeys far and wide. Through it his mind “roams further from home”, down some (doubtlessly emotional) “rocky roads”, all the while contemplating whether to actually stay or go.

All the way from Rotterdam to the best streaming and sales platforms on the planet, ‘Revelation’s here to make your feet move … and your heart beat just as hard!!

01. Solarstone & Evan Henzi – Revelation (Original Mix)
02. Solarstone & Evan Henzi – Revelation (Extended Mix)

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Solarstone joins forces with Farius for 'Velvet Tread'

Solarstone & Farius join forces for the monumental ‘Velvet Tread’, here on Enhanced Progressive!

Prepare yourselves for an undeniable whopper of a progressive trance anthem from Solarstone & Farius, superstar producers at the top of their game. Combining soaring harmonies with an ethereal vocal refrain and snappy bassline, Solarstone and Farius’s dynamic production is an irresistible tonic for your Winter blues. Just wait for that stratospheric trance climax – you’ll be left breathless. Spring has sprung!

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Trance-meets-breaks with Sam Laxton's reinterpretation of 'The Last Defeat PT II'

Sam Laxton’s newly discovered passion for the trance-meets-breaks sound hits full throttle here with his masterly reinterpretation of Solarstone’s atmospheric 2010 release, featuring the vocals of Sunscreem’s Lucia Holm. Sam blends his crunchy breaks, warping bass & bouncy, futuristic synths with the cinematic drama of Solarstone’s timeless production.

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A double first for Solarstone with 'A Long Way From Home'

A Long Way From Home’ is a double first for Solarstone, with his first collaboration with Darren Tate (a producer he’s always admired) and his first ever outing on Anjunabeats. The cherry on top: working again with Julie Scott.

Trance titans Darren Tate and Solarstone have been pivotal artists in dance music for over twenty years. Darren is a UK Top 10 charting producer who, in 2022, joined forces with Above & Beyond’s Jono Grant to form JODA. Released on Anjunabeats, JODA’s self-titled debut album shot to #1 on the iTunes US Dance chart and has since seen over 10 million combined streams.

Irish producer Solarstone is set for an international tour this year with stops in Poland, the Netherlands, Ibiza and Malta. His balearic trance anthem ‘Seven Cities’ has been re-released 3 times and sold in excess of 500,000 copies, earning support from Armin van Buuren, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk and more.

Scottish-born musician and vocalist Julie Scott is a former member of the accomplished Dutch band Mizpaha and renowned jazz ensemble Dash!. She’s also worked with members of the Residentie Orchestra and, in 2008, co-wrote and recorded several tracks on Solarstone’s albums ‘Rain Stars Eternal’, ‘Touchstone’ & ‘One’

‘A Long Way From Home’ has been doing the rounds as a secret ID since being shared with DJs and tastemakers last October, with support from Nicole Moudaber, ANNA, Joris Voorn, Hernán Cattáneo, Maceo Plex, Joseph Capriati, Carl Craig, Nora En Pure and more. The record is a distant reach from the artists’ usual styles, but is executed with the skill and finesse of producers at the top of their game.

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Love at first listen.

Solarstone and Stine Grove have discog history together, though thus-far it’s an incomplete one. Stine’s released her solo material on Pure Trance and been remixed (on ‘Against The Flow’) by Solarstone. The pair hadn’t produced in direct conjunction though – a situation (given the above) that couldn’t be allowed to stand! In the middle of last year, the Danish singer reached out to Rich with a story, song and a thought, that might tie those final loose ends together!

Songs sourced from relationship experiences are common: Beatty, Brinkley, Kylie, Britney and near enough every one of Taylor Swift exs have become objects of lyrical inspiration. Electronic music though likes to keep it more positive, as you might be able to surmise from ‘The One’s title.

See, Stine had met Nikolaj, her ‘One’ and (as the singer explains here, it prompted a lyrical outpouring like few others, She sent the idea to Solarstone, who instantly fell in love himself – albeit with Stine’s song and the melody she’d written around it. Recording time was set aside and with production completed in December, Solarstone & Stine’s ‘The One’ drops today,

As the saying goes, ‘when you know, you know’ … and ‘The One’s all about that. Love at first listen!? Find out for yourself.

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Will you be the lucky one?

Last night on Pure Trance Radio, Solarstone & Stine Grove – ‘The One’ was premiered. We hope it brings you the same warm feelings it’s given us 🙂

Stine and I are running a competition to win a very special collector’s item attached to this single; if you pre-save ‘The One’ now and submit your name & email, the exclusive artwork canvas of its release might just be yours! Will you be the lucky one?