For those who enjoyed Solarstone’s third ‘Pure Trance’ album last October, ‘Shield’ will need little formal introduction. The track is a generational twist on the caught-on-the-air
strings and thermally uplifting tones of Solarstone classics like ‘4ever’, ‘Touchstone’ and ‘Seven Cities’. Now, to do full justice to the track (which thus far has only been available via the
mix-comp), he has developed it into a club-length treatment.
Over the last three years Solarstone has used all the best elements from trance’s periodic table, taking them into the purest form the genre has to offer. With his last single, he saluted
Breaking Bad with ‘Nothing But Chemistry Here’, which was cited as both a “hypnotic masterpiece” and “very cool!” and by Germany’s Faze Mag, it was likewise champed by DJMagItalia as both
“incisive” & “uplifting”.
Taking its musical cues from his best-known sound, his Original Mix expands the ‘Pt.1’ version of ‘Shield’ with a bounding bass and swirled atmospherics intro that moves into an acoustic guitar drop and conclusion.
Standerwick and ReOrder Pres. Skypatrol rig the remix’s platform with drum and percussion programming and heavy bassline freight. Taking the floor further with harmonics, melodies and its guitar riff, they nudge ‘Shield’ to more uplifting heights.