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REVIEW: Pure NRG - Prophecy [Istoria 2017 Anthem] on Black Hole Recordings

Of late, Rich Solarstone & Giuseppe Ottaviani have been having knocking down those debut ‘firsts’ like ninepins. When they’ve not been title-checking Hollywood a-listers (ala ‘Scarlett’), they’ve been receiving sanction to cover the work of OSCAR winning composers (‘Secret Of The Sahara’). Their first official remix - Marmion’s immortal Schöneberg - found (says DJMag) “the perfect balance between the classic and new” and now - with only their fifth release, the Pure NRG boys deliver on their first event anthem.

Said event is Istoria – Australia’s latest arena-sized trance blazer, which is poised to take Sydney & Melbourne by storm in March. Premiered at the end of Jan by Armin, as an artist cloaked ID-er on ASOT800, forum supposition aplenty swirled around the identity of its producer/s. Given the extreme energy levels ‘Prophecy’s kicking out though, the speculators weren’t short of clues!

Through its marching drums, bold tempo and staccato percussion lines, it immediately declares its floor intent. Knuckling down with tense sub-riffs and crowd-rousing whoops, the track latterly expands with long, fluid melodic riffs, answered by shorter techier ones.

Take it from us, what this track doesn’t have, your clubbing feet don’t need
- experience ‘Prophecy’ here today

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"]Pure NRG - Prophecy [Istoria 2017 Anthem][/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The upcoming trance project Pure NRG aka Solarstone and Giuseppe Ottaviani have released Prophecy [Istoria 2017 Anthem] that according to my opinion is their best track so far. Definitely their previous productions were wonderful and truly excellent crafted thanks to the years of experience that both artists bring into trance, but Prophecy has all the right and exact ingredients to become trance classic by all means. It is not a coincidence that the track has been named as the official anthem for Istoria trance festival. The track is a full on energetic uplifting banger but with big room / dutch trance influences. Pumping bouncy grooves, thumping roof raising basslines, guitar melody that sticks in your head and is difficult to forget with its melancholic touch while in the breakdown the huge uplifting synths are unleashed sharp and raw to hit your stomach hard and give you butterflies for sure. The climax is magnificent as the pureness and clarity of the amazing energy that flows through the speakers is difficult to describe. In the club, festival, running and gym workouts Prophecy is must play to charge your adrenaline to the maximum. #PureGold Love IT  [/content]

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