Fresh off the press is the latest edition of Pure Trance collected, compiled, and curated by some of today’s finest talents in Robert Nickson, Solarstone, and Factor B.
Following last year’s story board, the three take their turns crafting an open-to-close-style release broken down in to three, emotion-filled CDs.
Nickson is the manned tabbed with setting the vibe early on, and he does not disappoint. Heavy progressive trance records like that of David Forbes’ Monolith, Slam Duck’s ‘Mercury II’, ‘Barracuda’ from Three Drives and Forerunners’ ‘Just For A While’ grace the early stages of the mix and peaks with the track ‘Atom’, his new RNX offering. Closing out CD 1, Nickson works in the celestial ‘Somewhere In Spacetime’, an original body of work that hands off the decks in proper form.
The man of the hour, the Pure Trance figurehead, Solarstone himself handles the middle of the evening’s selections. If there’s anyone that takes the over-saturated market of DJ’ing and the lost skill of crate digging and treats it as more of an art form as ever, it is Solarstone. Amidst its corridors, he works in a number of cutting-edge releases from respected veterans and newcomers to the scene, including Peter Steele’s ‘Renaissance’, David Broaders’ ‘Swelter’, and Corin Bayley’s ‘Crowd Vision’, alongside the regular dosage of Solarstone remixes and originals.
In case you haven’t familiarized yourself with Factor B, here’s your chance to study up. Headed in to the year, he was tabbed by many as one of trance’s brightest gems (us included) and has let down absolutely no one to date. His mix for Pure Trance vol. 6 has the uplifting feels on lock. The track list contains a veritable who’s who of outstanding talent highlighted by Cold Blue, The Noble Six, and Will Rees and hits max vibes with the drops of tracks such as his original ‘Liberator’ and Sholan & F.G. Noise’s ‘Broken Star’.