Rewind, just 5 short years, and the expression ‘Pure Trance’ was no more than one artist’s encapsulation of his own output. Over the course of the following 12 months that solidified into his mission statement, before he catalysed it into a scene-wide, ‘brighter day’ battle cry. It tapped into the fans shared consciousness, caught the current and nailed their prevailing mood: Pure Trance had become pure zeitgeist! With rolling-boulder momentum, it gathered pace, hijacking Trance’s centre-ground. Now, (still, at just the tender ‘age’ of 4), Pure Trance has established itself as the genre’s new bedrock… And a firmer one, few could wish for.

At the centre of this singularity is Solarstone, the man who sketched the blueprint, authored the manifesto and set said boulder in motion. Through his ‘Presents Pure Trance’ series (co-mixed to-date by fellow P.T. laureates Orkidea, Giuseppe Ottaviani & Bryan Kearney), the albums’ have established themselves as the wiki of 21st century trance purity. Right on cue, this November sees Solarstone issue the fourth in his series. Co-mixing the 2015 edition is Gai Barone, and with it the Italian drafts cooler, deeper (but no-less-Pure!) ether.

Throughout its 2 discs and 160 minutes you’ll find the most rigorously refined, pure filtered trance music available to man or beast! Amongst the 31 tracks comes elevating audio from collectives like Above & Beyond, Röyksopp and Aly & Fila, as well as lone artisans including John O’Callaghan, Chicane, Sneijder & Giuseppe Ottaviani. There’s also plenty of box-fresh studio-ware from Solarstone’s own label nexus too, with music from Touchstone and Pure Trance Recordings artists like Liam Wilson, Forerunners, Basil O’Glue & Ciaran McAuley. You’re also in line for much exclusively-featured purification from the DJs’ own production desks, including the pair’s first ever co-production, ‘Fata Morgana’.

Disc 1 – Mixed by Gai Barone

1.Wellenrausch – Die Maschine In Mir
2.Slam Duck – Leaving Places
3.Tom Bro – Waves
4.Forerunners – Lost In Translation
5.TFF & Steve Carniel – Fusion
6.Audio Noir – Natsuzora
7.Henrik Zuberstein – Elicit Response
8.Mark Found – Stellar Spectrum
9.Gai Barone – Blank Pages
10.Jason van Wyk, Stephen J. Kroos & JPL – Sun Rising
11.Solarstone & Gai Barone – Fata Morgana
12.Harmonix – Lucid Dream
13.Empathy Test – Here Is The Place (Thomas Datt Dub)
14.Jamie Baggotts – New Wave
15.Melodica – Abyss

Disc 2 – Mixed by Solarstone

1.Chicane – Ibiza Strings (Solarstone Retouch)
2.Stine Grove – Against The Flow (Solarstone Pure Mix)
3.Peter Steele – Mantra
4.Temple One – Santiago
5.Ciaran McAuley – Maria
6.Solarstone – Eastern Sea (Liam Wilson Remix)
7.Röyksopp – I Had This Thing (Solarstone Pure Mix)
8.Aly & Fila with Aruna – The Other Shore (Solarstone Pure Dub)
9.Sneijder & Giuseppe Ottaviani – Nero (Solarstone Retouch)
10.RNX – Colorado
11.Solarstone & Basil O’Glue – Infatuation
12.Woody van Eyden with Azima & Alexander Borisov – The Dawn (Til Dusk Mix)
13.Pulser – My Religion (Astuni & Manuel Le Saux Re-Lift)
14.Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Thing Called Love (Arksun Filmscape Mix)
15.Bjorn Akesson – Paper Dreams
16.Factor B – Sacrosanct