A+ A-

REVIEW: Mea Culpa - The Child out on Pure Trance recordings

Taken from Pure Trance Vol. 5, ‘The Child’ was originally released way back in 1999 as part of the Mea Culpa ‘Time & Space’ EP on Four D Records, and featured on the seminal ‘Gatecrasher Wet’ compilation of the same year. Being one of his favourite tracks from that era, Solarstone commissioned two new mixes for the new generation of trance lovers to enjoy. In the traditional of the best Balearic trance records, the track is based around a combination of stabbing guitar riff and ethereal vocal samples. Alan Banks’ remix has been floating around for some time in an early form, but Solarstone has applied his hefty ‘Reconstruction’ tactics to it and brought it bang up to date in 140bpm Pure Trance style. On the flip, Joof stalwart Gary Delaney takes a trip down a more progressive road with his 130bpm remix which focuses more on a classy Journey than a predictable Drop. A warm welcome back to Dan Jarman aka Mea Culpa. 

Dimitri Kechagias review:
[review top="1"]
 [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"]Vocals and Lyrics[/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"]Mea Culpa - The Child[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The amazing trance classic The Child by the legendary Mea Culpa is back with new version. The full on uplifting remix by Alan Banks is reconstructed perfectly by Solarstone to bring energy and endless warmth and tenderness on any dancefloor. Powerful arrangement and superb Balearic guitar riffs with melody that stays in your mind for days and nights. Heavenly voices and colorful blissful sounds turn this track into the stand out track of the night. Gary brings a very beautiful proglifting trance version with techy drums, pulsating basslines and great application of vocals and guitar riffs perfect for the earlier moments of any super strong trance set. It's one of the classics that deserve to return for the new generations of trance faithfuls. #PureGold Love It [/content]

Additional info: