If you’re familiar with Solarstone‘s Pure Trance initiative, there’s a strong chance you’ll have heard of the mix compilation series with the same name which reached its third installment in October of last year. One of the highlights of the tracklist was undoubtedly Rich’s Shield Pt. I, now generously extended for your enjoyment. Let’s take a closer look at it.
Combining the best of both worlds, Shield Pt. I flows from the characteristically rhythmic sound of progressive trance, into the light, near balearic vibes of the break, with subtle piano interventions and airy pads. A warm melody rises from the depths of the track as the strum of the acoustic guitar becomes clearer and clearer, soon joined by the pleasant synth melody. As you get closer to the track’s climax, the kick and slightly less pronounced bass roll in, then Rich does a final switch-up in near the end of the build, to break out of the mold, so to speak. I won’t spoil it, I’ll let you discover for yourself how that sounds. 🙂
The original mix of Shield Pt. I is out Monday, April 13th under Black Hole Recordings. Check it out below:
Release Date: 13.04.2015
Country: The Netherlands / Style: Progressive Trance / Year: 2015 / Label: Black Hole Recordings
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