It's come a long way, baby! When the first 'Pure Trance' album was released in November of 2012, the genre's landscape was a remarkably different. Nefarious hands had again been at work - cynically drip-feeding poppy-pollutants into trance's system. Inorganic quick-hit sugar highs that threatened it's otherwise rich ecosystem, someone had to stand up, blow the whistle and become the countermeasure. Eight years on and while that peril's not passed, it advance has been blunted, with many of it's chancers moving on in search of something else to commercialise. As such the movement - forged and spearheaded by Solarstone, and having long since matured to include global club events, a much-loved weekly radio show and a triple-record label arsenal has, almost imperceptibly, transitioned. Vindicated - a battle largely won, it's become less 'mission' and even more focussed on the music itself. Fresh from the release of his '3' and 'One' albums, our Pure Trance sentinel Solarstone delivers his eighth annual, bringing another fitting close to this P.T. year. Joining him for 2019's edition is a DJ & producer whose re-emergence is - essentially - a living, breathing result of the movement itself. After almost a decade away, Activa's reactivation is as sure a sign as any of the scene's brighter days renaissance. He commits an astonishing second disc of energized trance elevations to complement Solarstone's assured-as-ever selection of the purest. Solarstone's mix initially lies in the hypnotically languid, super-tranquil waters of 'Beautiful Surface' by Super-Frog Saves Tokyo. Taking it's time to make those cool overtures, it features Solarstone's own Retouches of Allende's newie 'Essence', 'This Side of Paradise' from Romania's Claudiu Adam and Oliver Imseng's entrancing 'New Dawns
It's come a long way, baby! When the first 'Pure Trance' album was released in November of 2012, the genre's landscape was a remarkably different. Nefarious hands had again been at work - cynically drip-feeding poppy-pollutants into trance's system. Inorganic quick-hit sugar highs that threatened it's otherwise rich ecosystem, someone had to stand up, blow the whistle and become the countermeasure. Eight years on and while that peril's not passed, it advance has been blunted, with many of it's chancers moving on in search of something else to commercialise. As such the movement - forged and spearheaded by Solarstone, and having long since matured to include global club events, a much-loved weekly radio show and a triple-record label arsenal has, almost imperceptibly, transitioned. Vindicated - a battle largely won, it's become less 'mission' and even more focussed on the music itself. Fresh from the release of his '3' and 'One' albums, our Pure Trance sentinel Solarstone delivers his eighth annual, bringing another fitting close to this P.T. year. Joining him for 2019's edition is a DJ & producer whose re-emergence is - essentially - a living, breathing result of the movement itself. After almost a decade away, Activa's reactivation is as sure a sign as any of the scene's brighter days renaissance. He commits an astonishing second disc of energized trance elevations to complement Solarstone's assured-as-ever selection of the purest. Solarstone's mix initially lies in the hypnotically languid, super-tranquil waters of 'Beautiful Surface' by Super-Frog Saves Tokyo. Taking it's time to make those cool overtures, it features Solarstone's own Retouches of Allende's newie 'Essence', 'This Side of Paradise' from Romania's Claudiu Adam and Oliver Imseng's entrancing 'New Dawns
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Format: CD
Label: BLACK HOLE
Rel. Date: 01/17/2020
UPC: 808798119528

Pure Trance V8
Artist: Solarstone & Activa
Format: CD
New: Available to Order 15.99
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Beautiful Surfaces (Solarstone Ambient Intro Version)
2. Sun Is High (Solarstone Dubby Retouch)
3. Aho (Vocal Version - Solarstone Retouch)
4. Essence (Solarstone Retouch)
5. This Side of Paradise (Solarstone Retouch)
6. New Dawns (Solarstone Retouch)
7. Take Me on Your Flight PT II
8. Forward Forever Out of the Screws (Solarstone Edit)
9. Sarmale (Pure Trance 8 Version) 1
10. Bloom (Solarstone Retouch) 1
11. Todo Para Mi (Pure Trance 8 Version) 1
12. Amarula (Pure Trance 8 Version) 1
13. Rain Stars Eternal (Robert Nickson's RNX Remix) 1
14. Mandela Effect Speak in Sympathy (Solarstone Edit) 1
15. Blue Hour (Solarstone Retouch) 1
16. Monkey Mia (Stripped Mix) 1
17. Immersion (Intro Version) 1
18. Midnight 1
19. Mindcircus (Solar Movement Remix) 2
20. Lexicon 2
21. Cherry Blossom (Stephens ; Green Rework) 2
22. Pure Soul (Dark Mix) 2
23. Journey to the Deep 2
24. Frost 2
25. The Traveller II 2
26. Novo 2
27. Beyond Gravity (Factor B Remix) 2
28. Utopia at Midnight 2
29. Spirit 3
30. Recall 3
31. Enlivened Frequencies 3
32. Efforia 3
33. Sunday Afternoon (Jaron Inc. Remix - Activa Rework) 3
34. When the Mask Falls

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It's come a long way, baby! When the first 'Pure Trance' album was released in November of 2012, the genre's landscape was a remarkably different. Nefarious hands had again been at work - cynically drip-feeding poppy-pollutants into trance's system. Inorganic quick-hit sugar highs that threatened it's otherwise rich ecosystem, someone had to stand up, blow the whistle and become the countermeasure. Eight years on and while that peril's not passed, it advance has been blunted, with many of it's chancers moving on in search of something else to commercialise. As such the movement - forged and spearheaded by Solarstone, and having long since matured to include global club events, a much-loved weekly radio show and a triple-record label arsenal has, almost imperceptibly, transitioned. Vindicated - a battle largely won, it's become less 'mission' and even more focussed on the music itself. Fresh from the release of his '3' and 'One' albums, our Pure Trance sentinel Solarstone delivers his eighth annual, bringing another fitting close to this P.T. year. Joining him for 2019's edition is a DJ & producer whose re-emergence is - essentially - a living, breathing result of the movement itself. After almost a decade away, Activa's reactivation is as sure a sign as any of the scene's brighter days renaissance. He commits an astonishing second disc of energized trance elevations to complement Solarstone's assured-as-ever selection of the purest. Solarstone's mix initially lies in the hypnotically languid, super-tranquil waters of 'Beautiful Surface' by Super-Frog Saves Tokyo. Taking it's time to make those cool overtures, it features Solarstone's own Retouches of Allende's newie 'Essence', 'This Side of Paradise' from Romania's Claudiu Adam and Oliver Imseng's entrancing 'New Dawns