It was Ferry Corsten s favourite artist album of 2008, gave life to 6 killer singles (including Spectrum Pts. 1 & 2, Late Summer Fields, Part of Me & Lunar Rings) and most decisively ushered in the 2nd coming of Solarstone. Now, a year after the release of RainStarsEternal, and following a meticulous remix A&Ring period, Solarstone is delighted to present´ RSEMIX. Whilst in the final stages of production on each of the tracks on the original album, Rich knew that there were many other directions they could potentially have gone´ He also knew there would still be time for them to do so. Expanding RSE s initial remit has been a highly judicious process; the selection of the final 11 remixes included on the CD (from those that were commissioned) was as Solarstone puts it an incredibly difficult one - almost like completing a jigsaw puzzle! The original version of the album took the listener to some places previously unexplored by Solarstone.! The 80-ish overtones of Breakaway have now been transported into a housey, Daft Punk-ian arena by Jaksaw, complete with a chopped, stuttered vocal-fest and irrepressible, funk-powered backing. Courtesy of Probspot Slave has been re-rendered as a pacey expedition through broken beats, sunspot synths and BT-ish melodies while gig-fave 4ever has become a beat-less piano-tinged, autumnal lament. If you ve ever had a little moment listening to tracks like Mental Generation s Caf del Mar or A Man Called Adam s Easter Song, 4ever will now chill your boots off For those needing to feel the pure-form floor-energy (and are maybe starting to wonder if you might have been forgotten) - fear not! Unsurprisingly Ferry Corsten had the run of RSE s range to pick from. He selected Late Summer Fields and has turned it into a ravenous beast - bristling with floor armour and setting up to cause uproar when its re-released next month. Bissen, Beetseekers and Pedro del Mar & DJ Cosmo have also been keeping the club end of things firmly within their sites whilst re-maping The Last Defeat, Dark Heart & Lunar Rings.
1. Solarstone - Part of Me (Solar Energy Remix). 2. Solarstone - Rain Stars Eternal (Bot Cyprian Remix). 3. Solarstone - Slave (Probspot Remix). 4. Solarstone - Spectrum (Stan Void Remix). 5. Solarstone - Late Summer Fields (Ferry Corsten Remix). 6. Solarstone - Breakaway (Jaksaw Remix). 7. Solarstone - Filoselle Skies (Jox Dub Mix). 8. Solarstone - The Last Defeat Pt 1 (Bissen Remix). 9. Solarstone - Dark Heart (Beetseekers Remix). 10. Solarstone - Lunar Rings (Pedro Del Mar & Dj Cosmo Remix). 11. Solarstone - 4ever (Update Project Afterhours Remix). --www.astralmusic.nl