Last week saw the release of ‘Pure Trance V3’, mixed by Solarstone & Bryan Kearney. Mixmag called the first compilation "highly impressive" and its second "a huge step up again". Last month, in a key feature, DJ Mag UK cited Pure Trance as a major catalyser in "trance staging a major comeback".
Clubbers have shown their support, attending Pure Trance events at WMC in Miami, ADE in Amsterdam, Ibiza and dozens of other events around the globe. Now, in its third year, and following co-mix tenures by Orkidea, and last year Giuseppe Ottaviani, this time it's younger-gun Bryan Kearney who joins Solarstone at the controls.
Solarstone: “The year since Vol. 2 has been a fabulous 12 months not just for the Pure Trance movement, but for the trance scene on the whole. Bryan and I have dug deep into the record boxes and demo banks, searching for those glimmers and sparks of musical inspiration from both established and previously unknown artists, to bring you an emotive ride through the many shades of the Pure Trance sound. If you have attended any of our Pure Trance events, you will understand exactly the journey upon which this album will take you. If you have not yet had that pleasure, simply close your eyes, take a deep breath, and immerse yourself in this tapestry of melodies, grooves and emotion.”
In the search of the P.T. chosen, they've forensically slid many tracks under the Pure microscope, finally identifying 37 upfront tracks for the compilation. Big name productions passing the clarity check include music from the desks of Aly & Fila, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Thrillseekers, Sied van Riel, John O'Callaghan, Arctic Moon and Ferry Tayle, as well as much from Solarstone and Bryan themselves.
The album is as much about the future producers as it is established artists in that, it brings music from dozens of nu-bloods: Sneijder, Will Atkinson, Adam Ellis, Standerwick, The Noble Six and Liam Wilson among them.
Bryan: "My mix is a representation of what I consider trance to be, versatile, energetic with power and passion. You will get a glimpse of the future of my own label Kearnage with nine tracks produced especially for this album. I have to once again say thank you to all the producers for providing me with such high quality music. It made the process of compiling this mix so much easier.”