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COMPILATION SAMPLER REVIEW: Pure Trance vol. 4 - Expanded out on Black Hole recordings

Collected and mixed by Solarstone himself, alongside Italy’s Gai Barone, in November 2015 he brought us the fourth volume in his acclaimed ‘Pure Trance’ series. FFWD five months and in best-possible-news for Trance Puritans, the world over, ‘PT4’ is heading back to the frontlines, now in its new ‘Expanded’ version.

Get your copy of Pure Trance 4 Expanded here: https://pure.choons.at/vol4expanded

Never a man to do anything by half, Solarstone has spent the last 3 months developing a vast expansion pack for the album. Designed as an all-encompassing update to the original mix-comp release, ‘Pure Trance Vol. 4 – Expanded’ features all 35 of her progressive, pure & uplifting cuts in their unedited, full-length, start-to-finish glory.

Giving it an altogether different outlook too, Solarstone tasked a representative cross-section of the contributing artists to create some “less vertical, more horizontal” versions of their work. Thus, this release also advances 12 brand new beach-ready remixes of some of the album’s favourites. Making up ‘PT4’s Ambient Collection, included among them are ‘downtime’ rebuilds of Solarstone & Gai Barone's ‘Fata Morgana’, ‘Paper Dreams’ from Bjorn Akesson, Chicane’s ‘Ibiza Strings’ and others. As if all of that wasn’t quite enough for you, Solarstone has fashioned ‘PT4’s new Ambient Collection into a blissed-out end-to-end mix - one which will take you to some very special places indeed.

The original Gai Barone & Solarstone mixes, a new, enhanced Digital Booklet, all the extended versions, 12 new chillout versions AND an ambient mix. It all adds up to a criterion edition no self-respecting lover-of-Pure will want to be without. ‘PT4’ gets ‘360°d’ from today!

Get the lossless tracks on Solarstone's Shop: http://shop.solarstone.co.uk

Tracklist Pure Trance 4 - Expanded:
01. Wellenrausch - Die Maschine In Mir (Original Mix) 
02. Slam Duck - Leaving Places (Extended Mix) 
03. Tom Bro - Waves (Extended Mix) 
04. Forerunners - Lost In Translation (Extended Mix) 
05. TRANCE FOR FRIENDS (T.F.F.) & Steve Carniel - Fusion (Extended Mix)
06. Audio Noir - Natsuzora (Extended Mix) 
07. Henrik Zuberstein - Elicit Response (Original Mix) 
08. Mark Found - Stellar Spectrum (Extended Mix)
09. Gai Barone - Blank Pages (Extended Mix)
10. Jason van Wyk, Stephen J. Kroos & Joni JPL Ljungqvist - Sun Rising (Extended Mix) 
11. Solarstone & Gai Barone - Fata Morgana (Extended Mix) 
12. Harmonix - Lucid Dream (Extended Mix) 
13. Empathy Test - Here Is The Place ( Thomas Datt Dub Mix) 
14. Jamie Baggotts - New Wave (Extended Mix) 
15. Melodica - Abyss (Extended Mix) 
16. Chicane - Ibiza Strings ( Solarstone Retouch Extended Mix) 
17. Stine Grove - Against The Flow (Solarstone Pure Mix) 
18. Peter Steele - Mantra 
19. Temple One - Santiago (PTIV Extended Mix)
20. Ciaran McAuley - Maria (Ciaran's Extended Mix) 
21. Solarstone - Eastern Sea ( Liam Wilson Remix)
22. Röyksopp - I Had This Thing (Solarstone Pure Mix) 
23. Aly & Fila with ARUNA - The Other Shore (Solarstone Pure Dub) 
24. Sneijder & Giuseppe Ottaviani - Nero (Solarstone Retouch Extended Mix) 
25. Robert Nickson pres. RNX - Colorado (Solarstone PTIV Reconstruction) 
26. Solarstone & Basil O'Glue - Infatuation (Extended Mix) 
27. Woody van Eyden - The Dawn (Till Dusk Mix) 
28. Pulser - My Religion ( Astuni & Manuel Le Saux Re-Lift) 
29. Bjorn Akesson - Paper Dreams (PTIV Edit Extended Mix) 
30. Factor B - Sacrosanct (Extended Mix) 
31. Jason van Wyk, Stephen J. Kroos & JPL - Sun Rising (Jason van Wyk Ambient Mix) 
32. RNX - Colorado (Chillout Mix) 
33. Chicane - Ibiza Strings (Solarstone Ambient Mix) 
34. Bjorn Akesson - Paper Dreams (Ambient Mix) 
35. Audio Noir - Natsuzora (Zen Mix) 
36. Factor B - Sacrosanct (Factor B's Chillin in Stratos Mix) 
37. Jamie Baggotts - New Wave (Chill Mix) 
38. Melodica - Abyss (Chill Mix) 
39. Solarstone & Gai Barone - Fata Morgana (Solarstone Ambient Mix) 
40. Peter Steele - Mantra (Ambient Mix) 
41. Temple One - Santiago (Temple One Berlin Mix)
42. Ciaran McAuley - Maria (Ambient Mix) 
43. Above &Beyond featuring Richard Bedford - Thing Called Love ( Arksun Filmscape Mix) 
44. Gai Barone - Pure Trance 4 Continuous Mix 1
45. Solarstone - Pure Trance 4 Continuous Mix 2
46. Solarstone - Pure Trance 4 (The Ambient Collection) Continuous Mix 3

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Wellenrausch - Die Maschine In Mir [/item]
[item value="10"]Slam Duck - Leaving Places  [/item]
[item value="10"]Solarstone - Eastern Sea ( Liam Wilson Remix)[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]It's time for the magnificent Expanded edition of Pure Trance vol.4 that contains extended versions and magical ambient remixes. Firstly is Liam Wilson who delivers an excellent straight forward and right and exact to the point uplifting trance remix on Eastern Sea. If the original was too soft for you now you get the tougher peak time monster version by Liam. Wellenrausch are masters of deep progressive trance and their track Die Machine in Mir has definitely old school vintage synths influences upon the dark deep haunting basslines and the cinematic spoken vocal samples. Slam Duck go deep progressive trance as well for a soft early in the morning sunrise Ibiza friendly production that prepare the crowd for the summer season, the summer of trance 2016. Love it.[/content]

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