- 25.05.2013 05:09:55 from Twitter: @darkrayvens let's hear him! [more]
- 24.05.2013 02:02:12 from Facebook: Solaris International Episode #360 is now online - featuring music from 16 Bit Lolitas, Danny Stubbs (Official), Beatsole, Andy Tau, zOO bRAZiL, Solarstone and more. iTunes: http://www.solarisinternationalpodcast.com/ Mixcloud:http://i.mixcloud.com/CC2sGD RSS Feed: http://tiny.cc/rss-solaris Enjoy, and please share this post [more]
- 24.05.2013 12:26:39 from Twitter: @SiedVanRiel For some reason I was expecting to see snow :) [more]
- 24.05.2013 08:47:26 from Facebook: Just heard the fantastic news that the last few remaining tickets for the Pure Trance Album Special on June 8th at CLINIC in Helsinki are now on sale. If you want to catch the very exclusive 6hr set by DJ Orkidea and myself, avoid disappointment and get yours now :) [more]
- 24.05.2013 05:39:24 from Twitter: @stavrosperdios it's great when it works :) [more]
- 24.05.2013 05:32:12 from Twitter: @0Pluisje0 It's a mem test - I have a recurring red light in the performance monitor in Cubase 5 recently which is pissing me right off. [more]
- 24.05.2013 05:27:56 from Twitter: When a studio day begins like this it's not a good sign :/ #technology http://t.co/h3OIhcar9K [more]
- 24.05.2013 02:36:41 from Twitter: Solaris International Episode #360 is now online - featuring music from @16BL, @DannyStubbs1, (cont) http://t.co/2i571rrgyM [more]
- 23.05.2013 12:20:10 from Facebook: Only 2 more sleeps till Trance Late 1st Birthday at 69 Below in Glasgow with Angry Man, John Newall and myself! Who's looking forward to some Pure Trance? ** CONTEST ** I am giving away 2 VIP tickets for this show to one lucky winner! What do you need to do? Post & share your favourite Solarstone production (original or remix)with your friends on your own profile and make sure to tag Solarstone in here. The one with the most likes and shares is our lucky winner! Please don't forget to tag Solarstone as otherwise we won't be able to track your entry :-) Winner will be picked tomorrow at noon (GMT) Good luck! [more]
- 23.05.2013 05:57:44 from Twitter: Win 2 VIP tickets for my gig at @trancelate1 this Saturday! Full details here: https://t.co/7XvFdbNIbC #TranceFamily #PureTrance [more]
- 22.05.2013 03:08:34 from Twitter: @danielleakelly Actually it's been tried and it sounds horrible :) [more]
- 22.05.2013 03:07:41 from Twitter: Time to catch up on season 1 of 'Surface' - sea monsters rock :) [more]
- 22.05.2013 07:22:18 from Twitter: Exactly 1 year ago my artist album 'Pure' was released. This was the first single w/ @ClareStagg1: https://t.co/i8y1pvXgWe. Keep it #Pure [more]
- 22.05.2013 05:31:46 from Facebook: Exactly 1 year ago my artist album ' Pure' was released. Today's ' One From The Archives ' is my Pure Mix of the very first single from the album featuring Clare Stagg's amazing voice! Keep it Pure. [more]
- 21.05.2013 06:11:49 from Facebook: Let me know which track(s) are your favourite of this week's show - vote now in the Solaris International #360 Forum Favourite poll!! [more]
- 21.05.2013 01:09:51 from Facebook: Tune in tonight at 7 PM CET for a new episode of Solaris International on Afterhours.FM - which track are you hoping to hear? [more]
- 21.05.2013 10:57:30 from Facebook: [more]
- 21.05.2013 10:55:29 from Facebook: Hello lovely people, welcome to Solaris International #360 on Afterhours.FM , your weekly fix of quality music. Tune in here --> ah.fm/player. You can join us on Facebook (right here) and Twitter via @richsolarstone or by using #Si in your tweets! Here 's the live tracklist: [more]
- 21.05.2013 09:56:10 from Facebook: Tonight in Solaris International Episode 360 you can hear new music from Danny Stubbs (Official), Andy Tau, Tee-Ex, 16 Bit Lolitas and much more. Don't miss out, tune in at 7 PM CET on Afterhours.FM and follow the show on Twitter via #SI / @richsolarstone! [more]
- 20.05.2013 11:29:57 from Facebook: The beautiful new single ' Blind' by Hurts sees it official worldwide release today. If you liked my Pure Dub of ' Blind' and would like to hear it again as your future favorite for A State Of Trance Official this week, you can still vote here : http://www.astateoftrance.com/futurefavorite/ [more]
Solarstone presents Pure Trance - Album Special
After a sold out launch event during Amsterdam Dance Event, the release of the Solarstone pres. Pure Trance CD (mixed by Solarstone and Orkidea) – which scored “Album of the Month” in Mixmag – followed by the successful USA tour in LA, San Francisco, Seattle and Miami, Solarstone’s Pure Trance concept finally comes to Helsinki for a very exclusive Album Special event with Solarstone & Orkidea.
“Pure Trance is a feeling, a passion which exists outside of contemporary musical fads and fashions. It is the bringing together of millions of fans for whom this music is a way of life” Solarstone
It’s a welcome return for Solarstone, the man behind the global Pure Trance movement. Richard’s ‘Pure Trance’ sound has spawned a clutch of genre-redefining gems including ‘The Spell’ ‘Falcons’ ‘Fireisland’ & ‘Please’ in addition to his ‘Pure’ remix treatments for Orkidea’s ‘Unity’ & his own Balearic anthem ‘Seven Cities’ amongst others. Solarstone’s previous performances in Helsinki at Whiteout, Clinic and Colors are legendary and we expect this one to be the most special of all.
Solarstone, alongside fellow Pure Trance advocate and CLINIC resident Orkidea, will play an exclusive extended six hour set in the main room during this one off ‘Pure Trance Album Special’ & take the audience on a roots-return journey of its genre in its purest form.
Clinic, Orkidea & Solarstone pres. Pure Trance – Album Special
SOLARSTONE & ORKIDEA – 6hr Extended set.
Date: Saturday June 8, 2013
Location: Venue, Helsinki,
To buy your ticket for Clinic, Orkidea and Solarstone present Pure Trance: Album Special @ Venue, please visit the Pure Trance website here
Solarstone - Please
Collectively, ‘The Spell’, ‘ Pure’, ‘Fireisland’, ‘Falcons’ and ‘Jewel’ have sonically outlined and defined his pure trance perspective – ushering in a new age of Solarstone in the process. Inspired by the dying moments of The Smiths 'Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want', Richard Mowatt is ready to dispatch another #puretrance communiqué to the floor. Please welcome, ‘Please’.
From its spoken “pure unbounded joy” start-point, ‘Please’s vocal aspect also becomes the track’s stated mission. On his new Pure version, Solarstone initially opens the mix’s throttle wide, balancing the high-wire tension of its engaging sub-riffs with TNT drums and voracious bass. Momentarily tempering the tone, the drop opens the door to chiming iridescence, Med-inflected guitars and the tranquil pacific lucidity of its vocal message.
Mining a comparably rich pure trance seam come the steroid beats, sky-kissing riffs and all-round unchecked energy of Bryan Kearney’s remix firestarter. Post-break, the Irishman snares a furious acidic sequence into the mix, using pitching 303 loops, underpinned by primal 909-channeling kicks, to generate a floor thunderbolt.
Making sure no floor/time of the night goes untouched, Rich expands ‘Please’s original album vision into an 8-minute Extended Mix colossus. With its scene-stealing beat-free overture providing classic set-starting ignition, he masterfully rushes the atmosphere, providing the perfect Pure Mix alternative spin.
Beware of pale imitations… accept no substitute - ‘Please’ is manna for trance purists worldwide…
01: Solarstone – Please (Pure Mix)
02: Solarstone – Please (Bryan Kearney Remix)
03: Solarstone – Please (Extended Mix)
04: Solarstone – Please (Radio Edit)
Release date: April 29th via Black Hole Recordings
Listen again. Solarstone LIVE @ A State Of Trance 600
Thanks everyone who packed the room for my set at ASOT 600: The Expedition in Den Bosch (NL), and thanks to all of you for getting involved on Twitter. What an amazing time we all had :) So much love for Pure Trance!
Listen again now to my set on my Soundcloud page - full tracklisting included!
Seven Cities (Remixes) out now on Captivating Sounds
Throughout the +13 years of its existence, Solarstone's balearic uberclassic 'Seven Cities' has moved literally millions of people. With its musical fire still burning bright, it now sees 4 brand new remakes come to life. Enjoy Solarstone's Pure re-touch, as well as remixes by Antillas & Dankann, rising talent Thomas Datt & newcomer Almar.
Richard Mowatt aka Solarstone is responsible for some of the biggest classics in EDM history. The UK producer/DJ didn't only bring us the seminal classics 'Solarcoaster, 'Like A Waterfall' and 'Jump The Next Train' plus more recent anthems 'The Spell', 'Fireisland' & 'Jewel; he's also one of the masterminds (together with Andy Bury) behind 'Seven Cities' - an all-time favourite that won't fade anytime soon.
For 2013, Solarstone himself has given it a #PureTrance upgrade - his 'Pure' Mix injecting that extra push of energy and bass-work. Italian producers Antillas & Dankann go full out on feel-good, giving it that playful stir of prog-house, without losing its original vibe. Polish producer Thomas Datt on the other hand, kept his focus on the uplifting and trancey side of 'Seven Cities', providing a solid remix for the trance junkies, as does Romania's Almar who pulls no punches with his rousing, melodic mix.
' Seven Cities ' (Remixes) is out now as Beatport Exclusive on Captivating Sounds / Armada.
Solarstone presents Pure Trance USA Tour
Over the last six months European clubbers have turned heads en-mass and embraced a new, highly purified, ultra-refined order of trance. Solarstone's crusade against trend-driven change in the genre has resonated deep, with tens of thousands rallying under the #PureTrance flag. Launched to rapturous response at last year's Amsterdam Dance Event the movement is now poised to cross the Atlantic. Next month the ambassador of true trance is set to embark on his first U.S. Winter Tour. Prepare to witness the strength of Pure Trance!
"Pure Trance is a feeling, a passion which exists outside of contemporary musical fads and fashions", says 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 weeks or 20 years, when you hear Pure Trance, you'll feel it.... and you'll know.".
Stop One on the tour will be (where else but!) New York City, where on Feb 23rd Solarstone will be making The Big Apple feel just that bit bigger. Pachita in midtown will host the event where Richard will lay down 3hrs of Pure Trance at Pacha's club-within-a-club.
From there it's a hop, skip and giant leap over to the West Coast for a deuce of dates. On the night of March 7th its legendary San Fran nitespot Ruby Skye that'll have its foundations shaken by the force of pure, driven trance. Richard will be expanding the P.T. clan and bringing fellow synth-slinger Giuseppe Ottaviani along with him. Just 24hrs later it'll be LA's turn for the same treatment. The Exchange club in downtown is the setting for Awakenings, who'll be hosting up a storm for Solarstone Pres. Pure Trance.
Next in line will be the newly opened Aston Manor in Seattle, WA, where on Friday March 22nd Richard and Giuseppe will be joined by Pure Trance-ologist/underground legend Thomas Datt. Just 24hrs later the tour reaches its terminus stop. March 23rd sees the spectacular grand finale take place against the balmy backdrop of Miami's 2013 Winter Music Conference. Roomservice in South Beach will usher in Rich and a full compliment of Pure Trance DJ envoys, including overlord John 00 Fleming, West Coast doyen Kristina Sky and Italian maestro Giuseppe Ottaviani.
If you're near a major US metropolis and want to find out exactly how trance should sound, there's no better opportunity than this. Full dates and details are below.
Solarstone presents Pure Trance USA Tourdates
|02/23/13||Exclusive 3hr Pure Trance Set @ Pachita , New York, USA BUY TICKETS|
|03/07/13||Torq invites Solarstone pres. Pure Trance @ Ruby Skye, San Francisco, USA With Giuseppe Ottaviani. BUY TICKETS|
|03/08/13||Awakenings invites Solarstone pres. Pure Trance @ Exchange LA, Los Angeles, USA With Giuseppe Ottaviani & Kristina Sky. BUY TICKETS|
|03/22/13||Sensation Fridays invites Solarstone pres. Pure Trance @ Aston Manor, Seattle, USA With Giuseppe Ottaviani & Thomas Datt. BUY TICKETS|
|03/23/13||Solarstone presents Pure Trance WMC Special @ Souz, Miami Beach, USA With Giuseppe Ottaviani, John 00 Fleming & Kristina Sky. BUY TICKETS ** last 150 tickets on sale **|
Solarstone & Clare Stagg - Jewel
With the #PureTrance stance powering the engine of his frontline return last year, Solarstone’s 2013 begins in equally floor-minded fashion with the single release of ‘Jewel’. Lifted from the tracklist of his acclaimed 2012 ‘Pure’ album, it once again teams producer Richard Mowatt with the singular vocal talents of Clare Stagg.
With the listeners of Armin van Buuren’s ASOT radio show voting their first outing together (‘The Spell’) as one of the 15 most popular trancers of 2012, the scene has been well and truly set for its follow-up. From the indolent origins of the hyper-chilled album version, through to the new Deeper Sunrise Mix, on up to the Pure and Daniel Kandi recreations, ‘Jewel’ builds incrementally into another cross-the-board floor-flamer.
Kicking off with his flagship Pure Mix, Solarstone elevates the tempo and tone and aims straight for big room boom. Fast running bass and fluid modulating sub-melodies all raise the mix’s mercury. Massing its pads, chords and synths, it seizes the floor with maximum traction, allowing Clare Stagg’s ethereal voice and stargazing lyrics to steal the breath at the peak of the break.
Serving more deeply disposed floors, Richard casts the track in a percussive, progressive, set-overture role with Solarstone’s Deeper Sunrise Mix. Instilling it with a transcendent, dreamlike-quality, the throb of the bass guitar and echoing shift & drift of piano notes both underpin and amplify the scope and power of the vocals.
Doing just what is says on the tin, Daniel Kandi’s Emotive Remix ties up ‘Jewel’s release. The Dane aims right for the heart of the track’s expressive, poignant core. Through the bloom of its pianoforte, its drumatic beats and the uprush of its sky-raking synths & orchestrated strings, it’ll be wowing floors throughout spring.
01: Solarstone & Clare Stagg – Jewel (Pure Mix)
02: Solarstone & Clare Stagg – Jewel (Pure Instrumental Mix)
03: Solarstone & Clare Stagg – Jewel (Pure Mix Edit)
04: Solarstone & Clare Stagg – Jewel (Deeper Sunrise Remix)
05: Solarstone & Clare Stagg – Jewel (Deeper Sunrise Instrumental Mix)
06: Solarstone & Clare Stagg – Jewel (Deeper Sunrise Edit)
07: Solarstone & Clare Stagg – Jewel (Daniel Kandi’s Emotive Remix)
08. Solarstone & Clare Stagg – Jewel (Daniel Kandi’s Emotive Instrumental Mix
8hr Pure Trance LIVE @ ADE Special on Afterhours.FM
In the packed-to-the-rafters floating venue Undercurrent - where anticipation was sky-high - those lucky enough to have a begged, borrowed or bought a ticket were among the first to experience “Solarstone presents Pure Trance”. That night, alongside fellow forerunners Orkidea, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Daniel Kandi and John 00 Fleming, Solarstone encapsulated his vision in a competition defying, wall to wall live event that revised Trance to its purest degree.
The crowd hoped it would be so - and subsequently the sheer relief and joy of the assembled masses upon confirmation that "Pure Trance" is indeed the genuine article - the embodiment of the original Trance spirit - created an intensity which was clear & palpable and the first to hear “ Pure Trance ” frontman Solarstone debut exclusive material from the first instalment of his new ‘Solarstone presents Pure Trance’ compilation series, which hits stores worldwide on 19.11.12 (2 CD / DD)
For those who couldn't be there, Solarstone has now joined forces with Afterhours.FM to give all of his fans the opportunity to relive every second of that night in Amsterdam. On Thursday, November 29th, Afterhours.FM will present an exclusive 8 hour broadcast between 16.00 – 00.00 hr CET featuring all live sets from the ‘ Solarstone presents Pure Trance’ launch party at ADE this year. Don't miss this opportunity to check out a full eight hours of propellant beats, tremor-inducing LFOs, iridescent melodies, sky-bound synths and heartfelt vocals delivered by Orkidea, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Daniel Kandi and John 00 Fleming, all of it overseen by Solarstone.
To put it in Solarstone's own words: "This is what got you into Trance in the first place".
Solarstone presents Pure Trance LIVE @ Amsterdam Dance Event
With live sets from Solarstone, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Orkidea, Daniel Kandi & John ‘00’ Fleming
Date: Thursday November 29th 2012
Time: 16.00 – 00.00 hr CET
Listen via: www.ah.fm/player
Pure Trance Launch Event @ ADE Movie
Here is the post-event movie for our Pure Trance launch event at Undercurrent, ADE on the 18th of October. Featured Djs: Orkidea, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Solarstone, Daniel Kandi & John '00' Fleming. Thank you all for making this an unforgettable event! You can check out the Pure Trance website or pre-order a signed Pure Trance Vol. 1 2 x CD here!
Solarstone & Giuseppe Ottaviani - Falcons.
Chasing hard on the heels of 'Fireisland's runaway floor success, Solarstone is straight back onto the single frontlines this month. True to form, his next opus again comes hard-locked to his #PureTrance mandate. This time out he's been sharing studio space with another established master of the sound, Italy's Giuseppe Ottaviani. The result is the EDM ebullience of 'Falcons'. Since his third studio album began penetrating the EDM consciousness in the spring, 'Pure's tracklist has brought a scene-stabilizing rush of audio, that's been embraced by the trance Cognoscenti. 'Fireisland', 'Pure' and 'The Spell' have all spelt floor uproar, but the gear is about to shift up once again! With its bold, thundering drums, accelerating bass and fluent sub-melodies, 'Falcons' sets out its stall. Using exhilarated note & chord progressions and pulse-quickening transitions, minute-on-minute Richard and Giuseppe stoke its Big Room atmosphere. Then, just when you think it can't get any bigger, they deploy 'Falcons' angelic female harmonic and deal-sealing up-rushing mainline. Working its remix angles, there's another fully badged trance purist standing by to retool. John O'Callaghan zeroes in with bulldozing beats and sky-raking synths, bringing it, at the top of the drop, to a euphoric climactic conclusion. Giuseppe Ottaviani's OnAirMix and the Radio Edit complete the package and the fourth single from 'Pure' is ready to ride summer out in suitably bombastic style.
Solarstone 'Pure' - The New Album.
His third studio album, 'Pure' heralds the frontline return for DJ, prodcer, singer and songwriter, Solarstone (aka Richard Mowatt). A 13-track collection of new music, it features musical co-productions with artists like Aly & Fila and Giuseppe Ottaviani and vocal team-ups with singers including Betsie Larkin, Clare Stagg, Billy McGruddy and Hannah Magenta
"I recorded this album as a reaction to all the riven division that's crept into trance over the last 3 years. It's a kickback against nonsense genre terminologies and a fight-back against the self-appointed style councils that try to tell us what music's cool and what the latest must-like is. Against tracks that have such a mish-mash of sound styles that even their producers don't know what they are making. This album is both a purification and celebration of the term TRANCE. I'm reclaiming it, for all those who just want to dance to music that takes them to another place, for whom this music is a feeling, a passion, a way of life. So I say: VIVE LA TRANCE! You need to be proud of what makes you feel good… To all of you who know your own minds, this album contains PURE trance - embrace it!" - Richard Mowatt, Solarstone (April 2012)
Go to the dedicated Pure page.