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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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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PT290 Solarstone & Super-Frog Saves Tokyo - Existence (Pierre Pienaar Remix)

A thumping #138bpm redux from Namibia’s Pierre Pienaar.

This sublime vocal-chant-led enchanter from Solarstone and long-time friend & musical collaborator Super-Frog Saves Tokyo receives a thumping #138bpm redux from Namibia’s Pierre Pienaar.

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A main floor slammer for a new generation of trance fans.

The debut single from Solarstone & Obie Fernandez’ new project 892NOW (pronounced “Eighty-Nine to Now”), embracing faster BPMs for higher-octane trance. The 146 BPM ‘FELT’ has been road tested extensively by both Rich & Obie since being created in Mexico City at the beginning of 2023 & the combination of early 90s trance influences, a hypnotic vocal hook & sensational ‘Orc Drop’ make this a main floor slammer for a new generation of trance fans.

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A 138bpm tech-trance spin on S3000.

In 2021 Solarstone released with something rather special, named in honour of the legendary S3000 Akai Sampler which revolutionised electronic music production in the nineties. According to Solarstone “the creative use of samples in music production introduces a rich palette of sound-colour and diverse tonal elements…”. The track marked a revisitation of sample-driven Trance. Now Finland’s Peetu S (Spinnin’, Outburst, Perfecto, Borderline, High Contrast) puts a 138bpm tech-trance spin on S3000, keep its many sampled hooks (tribal congas, Star Trek ‘pings’ & vocal chants to name but 3) in place with a thunderous rhythm section, throaty bass line & the addition of a bustling star-reaching synth phrase.

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4ever (Mir Omar Remix)

New York's Mir Omar delivers an extraordinary remix of '4ever'.

Taken from Pure Progressive Vol. 3, 4ever was originally included on Solarstone’s 2008 album ‘Rain Stars Eternal’. New York’s Mir Omar (onedotsixtwo, 3rd Avenue, UV, Bonzai) has created an extraordinary remix which fuses a deep, percussive groove with the undeniably euphoric goosebump-inducing ‘4ever’ hooks making this something very special and crowd-pleasing.