. . . - - completes Solarstone - One: A limited edition Box Set.

So here we are… and here it is. The culmination of a project that now comprises 27 pieces of music, delivered over a 3-album/4-year arc – all heralded by many a meaningful dot and dash.

In the instant-hit world of today, its cyphered titles have been a premeditated move to provide an album bomb with a longer fuse. A project assured enough in time & scope to draw the listener in, rather than hustle for short-lived attention in a consume/forget manner. The reason: well, several. Chief among them though is if you cross paths with but one Solarstone longplayer in your life, better it’s his most considered, expansive & honed ‘One’.

It’s also though provided its creator Richard Mowatt with both the opportunity and – crucially – time to fully flex a second artistic muscle. That specifically was Pop Art in nature – a form that captivated him as a child, motivated him as a teenager and one he’s immersed himself in as a man. It was only with a project that had the magnitude of ‘1’, ‘2’ & ‘3’ though that he felt he could make his own worthy addition to it.

On the subject Solarstone says: “my love of Pop Art began in the 80’s with Frankie Goes To Hollywood & ZTT’s work and Peter Saville’s Pet Shop Boys partnership. Imagery is an integral part of my branding and marketing and the ‘One’ project is, I guess, my own little contribution to an art form that fascinates me.

Today Solarstone releases not just the third and concluding longplayer in the series . . . - - but also the album works as they were always intended, united together as ‘One’ .

With ten compositions making up ‘3’s runtime (increased from the eight of its preceding two albums) Solarstone’s final action has a fan-thrilling weight about it. With the first two longplayers respectively marked as ‘deep’ and ‘uplifting’, it was clear at its earliest production stage that this would be the ‘collaboratory’ one. That’s born out by its extensive list of co-producers, writers and singer/songwriters. The album features team-ups with fellow studio-heads including Robert Nickson, Orkidea, Lostly, Future Disciple, Gabriel & Dresden, Activa, and Gai Barone. Further it’s afforded Richard the opportunity to reteam with Julie Scott and Betsie Larkin - two of the voices behind some of his most applauded contemporary work.   

As the overall project itself, this album is as inherently ‘Solarstone’ as they come - the very embodiment some might say (not least Solarstone himself). It a compression of downtempo pieces which give contrast to its club-connected, higher altitude numbers. Elsewhere there are soul-touch vocals and endlessly interpretable lyrics - each with their own unique nature. There are tracks like ‘Sky’ that will cheer the long-term fan and ones like ‘Slowmotion V’ (his fifth collaboration with Orkidea) that anchor it to ‘1’ & ‘2’. It also features works that affect like ‘Father’, those that lyrically intrigue (‘Rainbow King’), innovate (no better example than the G&D co-written ‘Endeavour’) and uplift -  ‘Monkey Mia’ and ‘Spirit’ to point to just two.

Dropping November 01, the album will naturally be available to stream or download. Additionally it will also arrived as single CD, or a triple-album set (both in boxset form) complete with an eminently collectable/frameable set of art cards and 3 wristbands. All formats are available to pre-order here from today.

This though is an album that has nothing if not time. Having produced it, Solarstone is content for those who discover to do so today, tomorrow, next month, next year or in a half dozen from now. After all, ‘One’s here now and music of this quality isn’t disappearing anywhere anytime soon.

This item includes the limited edition Box, the 3rd album in the series . . . – – (or ‘yellow album) plus 6 beautiful Art Cards and 3 wristbands (neon pink, blue & yellow). Get your signed copy exclusively via the Solarshop HERE

If you already own . – – – – and . . – – – (Pink and Blue albums, respectively) they will fit neatly into the box to complete the ‘One’ set. If you don’t already own the Pink and Blue albums, there is a full box set available too.

Pre - save / Pre - order the limited edition box set for 'Solarstone - One' today.

. . . – – (the Yellow Album)

1. Voyager II (with Robert Nickson)
2. Slowmotion V (with Orkidea)
3. Rainbow King (with Julie Scott)
4. Sky
5. Landmark (with Lostly)
6. Endeavour (with Gabriel & Dresden)
7. Monkey Mia (with Future Disciple)
8. Spirit (with Activa)
9. Indestructible (with Betsie Larkin)
10. Father (with Gai Barone)

. .  – – – (the Blue Album)

1. Midsummer Nights
2. Shards
3. Thank You
4. I Want You Here (with Thea Riley)
5. Shield (Pt. II)
6. This Is Where It Starts (with Jonathan Mendelsohn)
7. Motif
8. Without You (with Meredith Call)

. – – – – (the Pink Album)

1. Leap Of Faith
2. Eclipse
3. Untitled Love (with Rabbii)
4. Choosing His Angels (with Alex Karweit)
5. Slowmotion IV (with Orkidea)
6. I Found You (with Meredith Call)
7. A State Of Mind
8. Cafuné

The sky is the limit.

This week, dropping out of the clear blue yonder, the second single transmission prefacing the release of . . . - -
(‘Three’) - Solarstone’s impending longplayer. Really, what brighter way to start the autumn?!!

Chasing up on the heels of ‘Landmark’ - his Lostly team-up, October sees Solarstone reach spiritually, musically and titularly for the sky. 

Pure Trance in its most classic form, ‘Sky’ is equal parts bass & drum powered club rocker and goosebump generating, piano-lit mesmerizer.

Says DJ Mag of the track (in their 8/10 review), “If you’re looking for wild deviations in Solar tone, best hit skip. If however you’re after another zoomed-in study in Solarstonery, you’re better served (and advised!). ‘Sky’s recognisably throbbing bass pulse, detailed percussion and saucer-eyed vocal are readily equalised by unhurried grand piano, bleepily evocative sub-melodies and a tangible sense of wonder”.

‘Sky’s the limit this month - you can stream/purchase Solarstone’s Sky here from today.

Pre-save 'Sky', the new Solarsingle.

Remember that stunning ID at the beginning of Solarstone's set at Luminosity Beach Festival this year? Rich has been playing out 'Sky' - the next single from his upcoming 'yellow' album - in all his sets over the summer months, no wonder this beauty has quickly become a fan favourite.

You can now pre-save 'Sky' right here. Release date: October 4th.

'This Is Where It Starts' is out now!

With the contrail left by his Lostly collab ‘Landmark’ still visible in the rearview, Solarstone signs his summer off with another debut teaming. This particular meeting of musical minds however is of the producer x singer variety, as Jonathan Mendelsohn brings new single ‘This Is Where It Starts’ its candidly honest, emotionally stirring song.

Over the last decade Jonathan’s distinctive voice and accomplished lyrical style has hallmarked the work of many an electronic music producer. Laidback Luke, Marco V, David Morales, Dash Berlin, Hardwell and Blasterjaxx are just some of those who’ve sought out his talents. With a knack for adapting personal experiences into touching songs, it’s a methodology that Solarstone readily identifies with. Having long hunted for the right production with which propose a collab on, when studio work on ‘This Is Where It Starts’ wrapped, he instinctively knew he had it.

Arriving in stores/streaming platforms in three markedly different forms, the package opens with the Original’s epically touching downtempo version. Scene set, through another exceptional Pure Mix port, Solarstone outreaches to the floor, applying first clubbing colours to ‘This Is Where It Starts’. Further remix duties are ably serviced by fast-on-the-rise talent Sheridan Grout. The Canadian takes the track to its natural stylistic conclusion, gifting it an endlessly rapturous, peak-of-the-night revision that - crucially - never loses touch with its vocal core.

Buy/Stream here


01: Solarstone & Jonathan Mendelsohn - This Is Where It Starts (Extended Pure Mix)
02: Solarstone & Jonathan Mendelsohn - This Is Where It Starts (Pure Mix)

03: Solarstone & Jonathan Mendelsohn - This Is Where It Starts (Sheridan Grout Extended Remix)
04: Solarstone & Jonathan Mendelsohn - This Is Where It Starts (Sheridan Grout Remix)
05: Solarstone & Jonathan Mendelsohn - This Is Where It Starts (Original Mix)

Watch now: Solarstone & Jonathan Mendelsohn - This Is Where It Starts (Official Music Video)

One of the highlights if the '..---' album by Solarstone was the track together with Jonathan Mendelsohn 'This Is Where It Starts'. Check out the official music video now!

Available September 6th including Solarstone's Pure Mix and Sheridan Grout Remix.

Pre-order / Pre-save here

'This Is Where It Starts' now available to pre-order / save!

It's the single many Solarstone fans have been waiting for... but the wait is almost over! The poignant vocal beauty featuring Jonathan Mendelsohn, taken from Solarstone's blue album ( . . - - -), is set for release on Black Hole Recordings on September 6th. You can now pre-order or pre-save it here.

The single release will be accompanied by an official video, so keep an eye out for this!

Out Now: Solarstone - Solarcoaster (Gundamea Remix)

Nudging a highly esteemed Trance classic in the Progressive direction, Gundamea pull out all the stops by going deeper than ever before. Pairing the iconic melody of Solarstone's 'Solarcoaster' with standout leads and rumbling bass, the duo offers up a sonic treat no dance music fan can say no to.

Out Now via Armada Digital

Relive Pure Trance Radio #200!

What a show! Thanks to all the fans flying or driving in for this special one - thanks to David ForbesLostlyFactor BRobert NicksonActivaSusana Vocalist, Bas Scholze, Leanne McPhail and James Hiett for joining in the discussions or behind the decks.

Thanks to Suzanne ChestertonPaula van der WaerdenDanielle de Kooker - Vermaat for making this happen & Marcel van Berk & Ramon Kagie at Armada for technical support.

Here's to the next milestone! Relive Pure Trance Radio 200 HERE

Be a VIP guest on Pure Trance Radio 200.

On Wednesday August 7th, Solarstone’s Pure Trance Radio celebrates its 200th episode – with an exclusive live broadcast from Amsterdam, including guestmixes, exclusive new music, big announcements and – perhaps - YOU!

Want to be a VIP guest during the show, be part of the broadcast and hang out with Rich and some of our Pure Trance friends? Are you an avid listener of the show and would you like to send in your congratulations? Want to shout out to one of your trance friends? Propose or simply send a virtual hug to your lover?

Head over to Pure Trance Radio 200 to sign up today for your chance to win a VIP guest ticket to Pure Trance Radio 200 (deadline to submit is July 15th) or to leave your audio / video shout out for Rich & Pure Trance Radio.

Please note that you have to be sure to be able to be there in the studios in Amsterdam on August 7th 2019, starting 16.30 (CET), ending 22.00 (CET). An invitation to Pure Trance 200 does not include flights or hotel. Drinks and snacks during the live broadcast are included.

Join Rich for Pure Trance Radio #200!

BIG NEWS! Solarstone is happy to announce the celebration of Pure Trance Radio 200 – a special 5 hr live broadcast on Wed Aug 7th, at a particular well-known studio in Amsterdam.

Including guestmixes, exclusive new music, big announcements and, perhaps, YOU!

Join Rich for Pure Trance Radio 200!

More info will be announced soon. Next week, we’ll launch a dedicated website, where you can sign up to be part of the live studio celebrations and leave your shout-out!

In the next couple of weeks, we’ll reveal more of the incredible program we’ve planned.