Autumn… and as Pure Trance’s datebook runs, the end of its seventh year as a scene force. This, like the six before it, comes marked in the time honoured way through ‘Solarstone Presents Pure Trance’.

From within” is where the architect-absolute of the movement, Rich Solarstone believes every Pure Trance-worthy track begins. “When you’re compiling these albums, you know within the first 90 listening-seconds, he says, whether it’s a producer pushing the physical or metaphoric buttons. Or, if it’s a musician truly making music that comes from within”. It’s the acid test each of 50 tracks on ‘Pure Trance VII’ have taken and passed.
Divine intervention perhaps, but latterly, with every 365 that goes by another two new Pure Trance proponents rise to co-mixing prominence, reckoning #7 being no exception. That said, the argument could be made that Kristina Sky’s been in contention far longer. Well-established darling of the US West Coast’s trance scene, she brings 15+ years expertise to her mix. Lostly however is the ne-plus-ultra of the above. Only 12 months ago a ‘one-of-many’, through an unstinting gig & music-making stream, the last 365’s seen Andre Frauenstein’s visibility rise to compilation mixing levels.

Naturally Pure Trance lives and breathes through its ability to discover and supply you with the very finest new audio from the freshest talent. As ever then, don’t expect a run of fare from the mainstream’s usual suspects. For every BT, you’re going to find a Dark Matter, for every Matt Darey, a Vadim Zhukov, or for every Scott Bond, an Everlight, a Sam Mitcham, an Astrosphere, etc, etc. Naturally, there’ is an abundance of newness from Lostly and Solarstone’s studios too, and even the usually DJ-booth-bound Kristina has headed into the studio for the album’s gleaming.

So, strap in, sign off those safety waivers and buckle up your dancefloor-pounding boots: Pure Trance is heading to seventh heaven!!!

Out November 9th  – Order Pure Trance VII Here:

In it’s now destined manner, 2018’s ‘Solarstone Presents Pure Trance’ follows the natural arc of a flawless clubbing night. Someone who’s blazed the opening set trail many times for Solarstone, Kristina Sky’s instincts couldn’t be sharper. Of her 20-strong track set, no less than 16 are drawn from the ranks of Pure Trance Recordings latest & up-comers. Frontend of that train, you’ll find producers like Mike Saint-Jules, Elfsong and Revolution 9 delivering purity in the form of ‘Parachuting’, ‘Crenshinibon’ and ‘Awakening’. Kristina’s Resurrection Mashup of BT vs. Attila Syah ‘Journey To Gravity’ marks the midpoint, while (respectively) New Ordinance, Shacada and Tim Verkruissen bring ‘calm-before-the-storm’ moments ‘Beyond Gravity’, ‘Sunset’ & ‘Radiant’. Carrying her set to its conclusion, she works in the Blizzard’s remix of ‘Like A Waterfall’, Solar Movement (aka Activa)’s newie ‘Where We Dream’ and her own latest stunner (alongside Roger Shah), ‘Ocean Flame’.

Remarking on her participation in the album, Kristina said: “I’m truly honoured to have been invited by Rich to contribute to ‘Pure Trance Vol. 7’. Solarstone’s music was a huge inspiration to me early on, well before I started DJing, and I’ve been so impressed and proud to watch him grow the Pure Trance movement over the years. He’s been a great friend and mentor, so to be able to mix this compilation with him has – hands down – been one of the biggest highlights of my career. I hope you all enjoy the music… and Vive la Trance!”

Solarstone catches the closing flow of Kristina’s disc perfectly and with his own Reconstruction mix of Vadim Zhukov’s ‘Heart Connected’ puts the release onto its main-set footing. Tracks like Dark Matter’s ‘When Faith Fades’, ‘False Memory’ from Finland’s Allende and his Pure Mix bring-back of Pink Bomb’s underground classic ‘Indica’ set the mercury rising. Neil Bamford rewire of ReOrder’s ‘Beyond Time’, Astrosphere (aka Driftmoon & Robert Nickson)’s ‘What Lies Between The Stars’, and Mr. Nickson’s remix of Solarstone’ ‘Motif’ each further its ascendance. That only leaves the likes of ‘Something Out Of Nothing’ from Bryan Kearney, Sam Mitcham’s title-apt ‘Whopper’ and Craig Connelly’s revision of Rich’s own epic ‘Jewel’ to shatter disc 2’s thermometer.
Of his co-mix picks for album #7, Rich said: “I’m delighted to have Kristina and Andre joining me this year. I first met Kristina at my Circus L.A debut some 15 years age. We remained friends ever since & I can’t overstate how much she has done for trance in the USA. I chose Andre aka Lostly for this year’s Disc 3 after he played for us in Thailand at the Unkonscious Festival. His energy blew me away, as did his exacting ‘pünktlichkeit’ during the compilation progress, which was absolute professionalism”.


Lostly currently reigns supreme”; “better with every track and remix”; “every release finds the net”; “yet more brilliance from Lostly” – just some of the plaudits that DJ Mag alone have placed at the German’s door of late. Whilst Andre Frauenstein’s enjoys an all-times-of-the-night DJing ability, for ‘Pure Trance VII’ he’s handling ‘the final set’. He wastes zero time in weighing in with recent voltage from Simon Bostock, Everlight, Sneijder, Liam Wilson, Indecent Noise and others. A man who always has a healthy resource of his own music to work with, he intermixes his disc with his own studio fare. Katherine Amy pairing ‘Forever’, Factor B union ‘Strandloper’ and (in solo-mode) ‘Reflection’ all land early craters. Latterly meanwhile, Scott Bond & Charlie Walker collab ‘Tides’, his own ‘Distant Shores’, and Allen Watts remix’s of ‘Trans Karoo’ likewise prevail.


Having compiled and mixed his disc, Lostly commented: “I wanted to find the right balance between showcasing a number of different artists while still keeping that Lostly sound. By approaching a number of artists to do collaborations, I felt it would be a great solution in yielding as many originals for the album as possible. Not only did I find myself growing personally as an artist but I also found it interesting working with others and seeing their workflow. Alongside these collaborations are originals by other artists of which I enjoy listening to as well as solo album-exclusive originals of mine, which have become near and dear to me”.

‘Solarstone Presents Pure Trance VII’, mixed by Kristina Sky, Solarstone and Lostly is out November 9th.
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Pure Trance VII Tracklist:

  1. L_DG – Isle of Formentera (Ciree Remix) (3:24)
    10. Revolution 9 – Awakening (4:04)
    11. BT featuring JC Chasez vs. Attila Syah – Journey To Gravity (Kristina Sky’s Resurrection Mashup) (3:23)
    12. New Ordinance – Beyond Gravity (3:26)
    13. Shacada – Sunset (4:00)
    14. Danny Stubbs vs. Kindred Spirits – The View From Apollo D’Antan (Kristina Sky & Randy Boyer’s
    15. David Gradwell – Awakening (4:11)
    16. Tim Verkruissen – Radiant (3:39)
    17. Solarstone & JES – Like A Waterfall (The Blizzard Remix) (4:15)
    18. Solar Movement – Where We Dream (3:37)
    19. Alex Wright – Sueño (3:40)
    20. Roger Shah & Kristina Sky – Ocean Flame (3:49)

Disc 2 – Mixed by Solarstone

  1. Vadim Zhukov featuring Megan Sampson – Heart Connected (Solarstone Reconstruction) (4:04)
    02. Ibizarre – Underwater World (John O’Callaghan Remix) (3:39)
    03. Effen – Sinners [Aren’t We All?] (3:45)
    04. Allende – False Memory (4:08)
    05. Pink Bomb – Indica (Solarstone Pure Mix) (3:44)
    06. EDU – Turbulence (4:00)
    07. Dark Matter – When Faith Fades (Solarstone Pure Mix) (3:32)
    08. Matt Darey featuring Jonatan Bäckelie – Step Outside (Matt Darey Trance Mix) (4:04)
    09.ReOrder – Beyond Time (Neil Bamford Remix) (3:38)
    10.Astrosphere – What Lies Between The Stars (3:55)
    11. Solarstone – Motif (Robert Nickson Remix) (3:54)
    12. ReOrder – All Comes Back To You (Solarstone Pure Mix) (3:57)
    13. Bryan Kearney – Something Out Of Nothing (3:26)
    14. Sam Mitcham – Whopper (Solarstone Edit) (3:47)
    15. Solarstone & Clare Stagg – Jewel (Craig Connelly Remix) (3:48)

Disc 3 – Mixed by Lostly

  1. Lostly & Katherine Amy – Forever (3:33)
  2. Simon Bostock featuring Fisher – Without You (Instrumental Mix) (4:03)
  3. Leroy Moreno – Paradigm Shift (4:07)
  4. Factor B & Lostly – Strandloper (4:21)
  5. Lostly – Reflection (4:32)
    06. Everlight – Voyager (4:17)
  6. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Carbon Paper (3:43)
  7. Scott Bond & Charlie Walker vs. Lostly – Tides (4:45)
  8. Sneijder – Back Home (4:29)
  9. Liam Wilson – Remember Me (Allan Morrow Remix) (3:46)
    11. Indecent Noise – One Step Back (3:57)
  10. Lostly – Distant Shores (3:57)
  11. Tempo Giusto pres. ToneArts – Together As One (3:23)
  12. Lostly – Trans Karoo (Allen Watts Remix) (3:34)
    15.  Lost In Noise – Cosmic Spirit (3:52)


MAY 22nd – 24th

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The 12th edition of the summit reveals its cornerstone theme; building on its existing successful wellness agenda with a focus on igniting and optimizing potential in the electronic music industry 

International Music Summit (IMS), the premier global platform for business, culture and education within the electronic music industry, returns in 2019 to the dance music capital of the world for its annual three-day educational, inspirational and motivational thought-leadership forum.

As an incredibly powerful and poignant year draws nearer to a close, today IMS announce its cornerstone theme for its 12th summit on May 22-24th 2019. The platform, once described as “the TED of music conferences”, has been responsible for leading initiatives that have resulted in positive change within the electronic music industry and it continues to set the agenda for the genre across the world in Europe, North America and Asia.

Focused on evolving and elevating the potential of both the individual and organisations in order to unlock success, IMS Ibiza 2019 will assemble industry leaders and artists from the international electronic music sector and beyond, to inspire and be inspired, throwing a spotlight on the most crucial business challenges and opportunities we face today. Special emphasis on health and wellness for mind and body will also continue to be a summit focus, with daily yoga, meditation and reflection sessions offered to all delegates.

REMEDY STATE, the first wellness, creativity and performance retreat aimed at the Arts & Entertainment industry, will also return to the serene Sa Talaia for IMS Ibiza 2019, building on the critical momentum generated during its 2018 sold out debut and continue supporting the health and wellbeing of our industry. Aligned with IMS 2019 conference agenda Remedy State will also be increasing its focus on self-actualization, personal development and human potential. 

Participants in the fully immersive 2-day retreat will experience one-on-one consultations with doctors, coaches, and nutritionists, lectures from world leaders in the fields of mental health, mindfulness, fitness, and performance coaching, hands-on workshops from cutting-edge practitioners in the fields of sleep, sound healing, breath work, yoga, fully inclusive organic & paleo meals and more. 

IMS Co-Founder Ben Turner states “We are still feeling the energy that came from IMS Ibiza 2018. From the glow of those who attended Remedy State, to the Pete Tong Keynote Introduction on Avicii passing, through to the emotional SheSaidSo gathering on Friday to the incredible energy of Dalt Vila… It was truly the most inspiring event we’ve created, with an open, honest, heartfelt summit which seems to have given many a refreshed outlook for the months ahead. We aim to build on this new-found positive perspective and take it a step further with a focus on reaching the Flow State, and harnessing creativity and productivity in our work and daily lives.”

Along with the carefully curated three-day summit of inspiring keynotes and workshops, delegates will experience powerful networking sessions, Ibiza opening parties, the IMS Legends Dinner and the annual IMS Dalt Vila closing celebration.

For the second year IMS Ibiza offers delegates the opportunity to choose their summit experience from three tailored badge tiers as well as the option to bundle Remedy State packages. Special discounts for students, Under 25’s and Ibiza Residents are also available providing full summit access as well as entrance to selected Ibiza clubs and opening parties over the duration of IMS week. Early Bird badges will be available for just 36 hours before regular pricing commences.

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The Mission

International Music Summit is an educational, inspirational and motivational thought leadership platform dedicated to creating and encouraging the awareness of, and appreciation for, electronic music, and the artistry related to DJing and related art forms – primarily through the presentation of summits and events that celebrate both the historic and ongoing contribution of the genre to culture worldwide. IMS annually hosts major events globally in Ibiza, Los Angeles, China and Malta. IMS was created by Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto, Pete Tong & Simeon Friend.