PURE TRANCE featuring SOLARSTONE & FACTOR B.
with Adam Delikatny & David Espinosa
In association with VTF
From scene founding father to ringleader and flag-bearer of the Pure Trance movement, Solarstone (producer, composer & DJ Richard Mowatt) enduring influence stretches back almost as far as the genre itself.
Releases like ‘Solarcoaster’, ‘The Calling’ and ‘Seven Cities’ are all benchmark classics of its pre-millennial period. The latter track – among the first of the Balearic trance anthems – has been re-released 3 times, and now sold in excess of ½ million copies. Remixed by Armin van Buuren amongst others, its instantly recognizable sunset/sunrise-sound legacy is still heard in tracks today. With the albums ‘Anthology One’ ‘RainStarsEternal’, ‘Touchstone’, ‘Pure’ and most recently the cryptically titled ‘. – – – – ’, he’s also released a quintet of critically revered longplayers.
When it comes to the world of uplifting trance, the name on everyone’s lips is Australia’s own Factor B AKA Brendan Blatt. In just 2 short years, his unique & classical styled productions have re-ignited trance purists across the world in big numbers, quickly establishing himself as one of the most sought after names in trance. It began with ‘Stratos Galaxias’ in late 2014 & quickly grew to a string of 5 x Beatport #1’s, a ‘Pure Trance’ mix CD for Solarstone & an elite tour schedule across the globe at some of the world’s biggest festivals and club events such as Tomorrowland, A State of Trance, Dreamstate & Gatecrasher to name just a few. Brendan’s music is clearly stirring up something special the international trance scene; his unique, euphoric uplifting style is re invigorating and igniting the trance purist’s across the world in big numbers. The foreseeable future of #propertrance is no doubt in safe hands with Brendan taking on music full time as well as migrating from Australia to Amsterdam to keep up with growing demand for his live shows.