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Autumn… and as Pure Trance’s datebook runs, the end of its seventh year as a scene force. This, like the six before it, comes marked in the time honoured way through “Solarstone Presents Pure Trance”.
“From within” is where the architect-absolute of the movement, Rich Solarstone believes every Pure Trance-worthy track begins. “When you’re compiling these albums, you know within the first 90 listening-seconds, he says, whether it’s a producer pushing the physical or metaphoric buttons. Or, if it’s a musician truly making music that comes from within.” It’s the acid test each of 50 tracks on “Pure Trance 7” have taken and passed.
Divine intervention perhaps, but latterly, with every 365 that goes by another two new Pure Trance proponents rise to co-mixing prominence, reckoning #7 being no exception. That said, the argument could be made that Kristina Sky’s been in contention far longer. Well-established darling of the US West Coast’s trance scene, she brings 15+ years expertise to her mix. Lostly however is the ne-plus-ultra of the above. Only 12 months ago a ‘one-of-many’, through an unstinting gig & music-making stream, the last 365’s seen Andre Frauenstein’s visibility rise to compilation mixing levels.
Pure Trance mastermind Rich about his guests for Pure Trance 7: “I’m delighted to have Kristina and Andre joining me this year. I first met Kristina at my Circus L.A debut some 15 years age. We remained friends ever since & I can’t overstate how much she has done for trance in the USA. I chose Andre aka Lostly for this year’s Disc 3 after he played for us in Thailand at the Unkonscious Festival. His energy blew me away, as did his exacting ‘pünktlichkeit’ during the compilation progress, which was absolute professionalism.”
Remarking on her participation in the album, Kristina said: “I’m truly honoured to have been invited by Rich to contribute to “Pure Trance 7″. Solarstone’s music was a huge inspiration to me early on, well before I started DJing, and I’ve been so impressed and proud to watch him grow the Pure Trance movement over the years. He’s been a great friend and mentor, so to be able to mix this compilation with him has – hands down – been one of the biggest highlights of my career. I hope you all enjoy the music… and Vive la Trance!”
Having compiled and mixed his disc, Lostly commented: “I wanted to find the right balance between showcasing a number of different artists while still keeping that Lostly sound. By approaching a number of artists to do collaborations, I felt it would be a great solution in yielding as many originals for the album as possible. Not only did I find myself growing personally as an artist but I also found it interesting working with others and seeing their workflow. Alongside these collaborations are originals by other artists of which I enjoy listening to as well as solo album-exclusive originals of mine, which have become near and dear to me.”
Naturally Pure Trance lives and breathes through its ability to discover and supply you with the very finest new audio from the freshest talent. As ever then, don’t expect a run of fare from the mainstream’s usual suspects. For every BT, you’re going to find a Dark Matter, for every Matt Darey, a Vadim Zhukov, or for every Scott Bond, an Everlight, a Sam Mitcham, an Astrosphere, etc, etc. Naturally, there’ is an abundance of newness from Lostly and Solarstone’s studios too, and even the usually DJ-booth-bound Kristina has headed into the studio for the album’s gleaming.
So, strap in, sign off those safety waivers and buckle up your dancefloor-pounding boots: Pure Trance is heading to seventh heaven!!!
Pure Trance 7 mixed by Kristina Sky, Solarstone & Lostly will be out on November 09th 2018 via Black Hole Recordings!
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Tracklist “Pure Trance 7”:
Disc 1 – mixed by Kristina Sky:
01. Neptune Project featuring Christopher Lovell – Elixir of Life (3:28)
02. Mike Saint-Jules – Parachuting (3:53)
03. Paul Sawyer – Meridian (7:26)
04. Elfsong – Crenshinibon (Dub Mix) (4:04)
05. David Broaders – Tidal Force (4:32)
06. Mark Found – In the Room (4:35)
07. Nick Silvestri – One Person At A Time (3:49)
08. David Broaders – Jitter (4:01)
09. L_DG – Isle of Formentera (Ciree Remix) (3:24)
10. Revolution 9 – Awakening (4:04)
11. BT featuring JC Chasez vs. Attila Syah – Journey To Gravity (Kristina Sky’s Resurrection Mashup) (3:23)
12. New Ordinance – Beyond Gravity (3:26)
13. Shacada – Sunset (4:00)
14. Danny Stubbs vs. Kindred Spirits – The View From Apollo D’Antan (Kristina Sky & Randy Boyer’s Edwin van Cleef Resurrection Mix (4:10)
15. David Gradwell – Awakening (4:11)
16. Tim Verkruissen – Radiant (3:39)
17. Solarstone & JES – Like A Waterfall (The Blizzard Remix) (4:15)
18. Solar Movement – Where We Dream (3:37)
19. Alex Wright – Sueño (3:40)
20. Roger Shah & Kristina Sky – Ocean Flame (3:49)
21. Kristina Sky – Solarstone presents Pure Trance 7 Continuous Mix 03 (1:17:54)
Disc 2 – mixed by Solarstone:
01. Vadim Zhukov featuring Megan Sampson – Heart Connected (Solarstone Reconstruction) (4:04)
02. Ibizarre – Underwater World (John O’Callaghan Remix) (3:39)
03. Effen – Sinners [Aren’t We All?] (3:45)
04. Allende – False Memory (4:08)
05. Pink Bomb – Indica (Solarstone Pure Mix) (3:44)
06. EDU – Turbulence (4:00)
07. Dark Matter – When Faith Fades (Solarstone Pure Mix) (3:32)
08. Matt Darey featuring Jonatan Bäckelie – Step Outside (Matt Darey Trance Mix) (4:04)
09. ReOrder – Beyond Time (Neil Bamford Remix) (3:38)
10. Astrosphere – What Lies Between The Stars (3:55)
11. Solarstone – Motif (Robert Nickson Remix) (3:54)
12. ReOrder – All Comes Back To You (Solarstone Pure Mix) (3:57)
13. Bryan Kearney – Something Out Of Nothing (3:26)
14. Sam Mitcham – Whopper (Solarstone Edit) (3:47)
15. Solarstone & Clare Stagg – Jewel (Craig Connelly Remix) (3:48)
16. Solarstone – Solarstone presents Pure Trance 7 Continuous Mix 02 (1:17:40)
Disc 3 – mixed by Lostly:
01. Lostly & Katherine Amy – Forever (3:33)
02. Simon Bostock featuring Fisher – Without You (Instrumental Mix) (4:03)
03. Leroy Moreno – Paradigm Shift (4:07)
04. Factor B & Lostly – Strandloper (4:21)
05. Lostly – Reflection (4:32)
06. Everlight – Voyager (4:17)
07. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Carbon Paper (3:43)
08. Scott Bond & Charlie Walker vs. Lostly – Tides (4:45)
09. Sneijder – Back Home (4:29)
10. Liam Wilson – Remember Me (Allan Morrow Remix) (3:46)
11. Indecent Noise – One Step Back (3:57)
12. Lostly – Distant Shores (3:57)
13. Tempo Giusto pres. ToneArts – Together As One (3:23)
14. Lostly – Trans Karoo (Allen Watts Remix) (3:34)
15. Lost In Noise – Cosmic Spirit (3:52)
16. Lostly – Solarstone presents Pure Trance 7 Continuous Mix 03 (1:10:07)

Pure Trance 7 mixed by Kristina Sky, Solarstone & Lostly