Pure Trance Radio
Pure Trance Radio is the latest incarnation of Solarstone’s long-running, widely syndicated radio show platform & an extension of the Solarstone-founded Pure Trance Movement, Pure Trance Events & Label. Now firmly established worldwide, this movement is a roots return for the genre & a rally against inorganic and trend-driven Trance – a rediscovery or what first drew so many to the genre’s flame.
Previously known as Solaris International, its weekly hour-long format focuses on the forward thinking sound of Pure Trance & includes features like the Progressive and the Uplifting Selections; It’s Not The Kind of Thing We Usually Play, the Big Tune and the Chill Out Moment. From its early cult following, over the last 8 years the show has developed into a tune-in essential for broad cross-section of the electronic dance community. Pure Trance Radio is broadcast worldwide across some 20+ FM stations to a listenership in excess of 8 million.
” ‘Pure Trance’ is a feeling, a passion which exists outside of contemporary musical fads and fashions. It is the bringing together of millions of fans for whom this music is a way of life.” – Solarstone
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.
Solarstone has long brought his sound to some of the most famous clubs, arenas and festivals on the planet. In Europe, those have come to include Tomorrowland, Cream Ibiza, A State Of Trance & Global Gathering, whilst further afield he’s rocked TomorrowWorld, Stereosonic, FSOE and numerous others.
Having championed trance’s true nature from his very first release, the last 5 years have seen Solarstone push its origin sound – almost singlehandedly – back to the top of the genre’s agenda. Through his gospel of #PureTrance – modernizing the genre’s heart, whilst ring-fencing its soul – he caught the disposition of the scene with zeitgeist timing. Within its first year, Solarstone’s ideology of Pure Trance had developed into a bona fide musical movement. It’s one which has been captured by a major a mix-compilation series, worldwide Pure Trance club and festival shows, the Pure Trance and Pure Progressive record labels & its weekly radio show.
For over a decade Solarstone (Richard Mowatt) has rained fire onto
dance floors with a procession of revered club classics, all-out anthems & critically-acclaimed albums. As a DJ, he spins at clubs around the planet and for globally-recognized names like A State Of Trance, Cream @ Amnesia, Ministry of Sound, Gatecrasher & Full-On-Ferry. Releases from Solarstone’s label projects Touchstone, Solaris, solarSwarm, Crashing Waves & Molecule are the instrumental components of his highly individualistic sets and are consistently supported by the trance & prog spinning elite. His ‘Electronic Architecture’ music vs art series was nominated for an IDMA award. Solaris International, his radio show is broadcast weekly on AH.FM as well as across some 45 FM & Internet stations and with its fully-fleshed-out format has become a staple weekly listen for hundreds of thousands of electronic music devotees.
Solarstone – Pure.
His recently released third studio album, ‘Pure’ is a 13-track collection
of new music and features musical co-productions with artists like Aly & Fila and Giuseppe Ottaviani and vocal team-ups with singers including Betsie Larkin, Clare Stagg, Billy McGruddy and Hannah Magenta. Solo, with vocalists old and new, and alongside heavyweight production collaborators, ‘Pure’ is an album title and mission statement rolled
into one. Taking its producer back to his grass roots, in the process he has distilled its sound. This is Pure Trance and ‘Pure’ Solarstone.