There should be no hesitation for any trance (or dance music) fan in grabbing this instantly. Some 13 years after it's first release, the timeless classics from Solarstone not only defined an era, but a whole genre and is still one of the best loved anthems ever produced. Four new mixes come via Captivating Sounds kicking off with (our favourite) from the man himself on his aptly penned Pure mix, a subtle warming and freshening up to the modern day while keeping all the original beauty and emotiveness. Antillas & Dankann keep simplicity at the heart with a gentle deeper rerub, while Thomas Datt delivers a gloriously night uplifting take. A sure fire pleaser, and our essential tune of the moment!
One of our favorite labels for pushing the boundaries in trance is Armada off-shoot Captivating Sounds. Never standing still in one sub-genre or afraid to unleash the unexpected, making this sinister collaboration between Sied Van Riel and Waakop Reijers the perfect fit. With Sied's long awaited debut album around the corner, 'In Awe' sees him lock horns with the legendary producer behind countless Tiesto classics. The outcome is fairly dark, yet with plenty of power. The simplest of grooves sets an open foundation for the evolving lead and distant mystic pads which build to an orchestral break. If this is anything to go by, we cant wait to hear what's in store on the album.. An essential buy!!