For its third consecutive year in a row, trance luminary Solarstone released his annual compilation mix Pure Trance on October 27th, 2014. This time however, Solarstone summoned another major trance figure to co-mix his third end-of-October installment. Alongside Solarstone, uplifting trance superstar Bryan Kearney joined the mix and helped select 37 versatile and definitive tracks within the genre.
Pure Trance was fashioned to surpass categories and classifications of music, and appreciate music based on the proverb "music is a way of life." Established back in the year 1993, Pure Trance has remained an exclusive collection of definitive tracks of the trance genre, and this year sheds new light to that meaning. Pure Trance events include Winter Music Conference in Miami, Amsterdam Dance Event in Amsterdam, and various events in Ibiza. With artist collaborations including Aly & Fila, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Thrill Seekers, Sied van Riel, John O’Callaghan, Artic Moon, and Ferry Tayle, Pure Trance Vol. 3 signifies the future of the trance scene.
With progressive producers within the trance genre such as Solarstone himself, his followers understand that trance is a developing genre regardless of how long it has been around. Solarstone stated that his third installment will take you on a journey: “The year since Vol. 2 has been a fabulous twelve 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 & 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.”
Even Kearney, creator of world-renowned Kearnage Records, believes that trance is versatile and his co-mix represents much of what is to come with his record label: “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.”
Much of the songs from the compilation follow the newer sound of uplifting trance. Listen to a few of the select tracks from Pure Trance Vol. 3 below.