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REVIEW: Leo G - Supersonic (Gai Barone remix) out on Pure Trance Progressive

PTP012. Taken from Disc 1 of Pure Trance Vol. 5, here is Gai’s swirling & mesmerising remix of this forgotten gem from 2006. Gai Barone’s role as a leading light in the resurgent progressive trance scene cannot be overstated & his unique sound encapsulates all that is wonderful about the darker & deeper side of the pure trance sound. Multiple layers of immersive & expressive sequences form a rich tapestry of melody, texture & atmosphere, a soundscape that lends itself perfectly to headphones, home listening & the club experience alike. Not to be missed.

PTP012X. Remastered & reissued, here is the original extended version plus two other mixes from the 2007 release of ‘Supersonic’. Remastering with today’s techniques has breathed new life into these 3 timeless beauties; the Original version was already ahead of its time back then & its organic and experimental layers of sounds and textures have worn the years well. Martin Roth’s former incarnation as a producer was one of powerful and punchy peak time trance, he caused a flurry of excitement when he burst onto the trance scene all those years ago, and it’s easy to hear why. Completing the lineup is a repolished Ambient Mix, one for those lazy post-clubbing lounge sessions when the tempo is dropped & the atmospherics embraced. 

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"]Leo G - Supersonic (Gai Barone remix)[/item]
[content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The 5th instalment of the Pure Trance compilation arrived and one of the jewels included is the brilliant remix by Gai Barone on Leo G evergreen Supersonic. Gai is as always truly impressive as he builds his own version with deep haunting pulsating basslines, driving rolling drums while on top various sound effects are added along with spoken vocal snippets. Slowly the synthy layers are introduced and the warmth of this beauty radiates all over the track. Deep involving and evolving production with heavenly voices, airy pads, superb synthy work and incredible drive that pushes the adrenaline levels to higher levels and give you uncountable amount of goosebumps. Gai goes deeper and reinvents the evergreen classic in his own warm, emotional and absolutely mouthwatering sound. Quality always wins and Gai knows how to carry you away and introduce you to his own spiritual supersonic dimension. The package includes the remastered versions of the original release that sound exciting and definitely make you wonder why Martin Roth has abandon the trance genre that he knew so well. #PureGold Love it [/content]