Solarstone & Orkidea - Slowmotion III

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Solarstone & Orkidea - Slowmotion III
1. Original mix 
2. Solarstone Remix
3. Orkidea Remix

A tradition that’s unofficially linked their last 4 years with a 3-strong arc of ‘Slowmotion’ tracks, each has augured a major new Solarstone or Orkidea release or project. As the first purpose-produced track from his forthcoming, keenly anticipated ‘Electronic Architecture³’compilation, No. ‘III’ in the series is no different. Together the pair deliver another piece of righteously dark, long and supremely strong subterranean-minded trance. 

Solarstone & Orkidea are back to strike three for three with the latest in their sequential ‘Slowmotion’ series. The pair’s Original Mix steams from port through coolly undulated bass waves and casually swelled 80s-edged synthesis, tipping a blasé vocal salute to arch synth-masters Yello as it embarks. 

Churning those waters ever deeper, female siren-song harmonies heighten its atmosphere, before Richard & Tapio channel the track into the glockenspiel-like orchestral chime of the break. With the tempo’s dial securely locked to trance-progressive, ‘Slowmotion III” proceeds to deliver one laser-lit FX tweak, frisson-filled sequential development and masterfully delivered key change after another.

Putting the capital ‘E’ in ‘Epic’, Orkidea’s version-excursion extends to a full 13 and a ½ minutes of imaginatively produced and complexly arranged electronic music. Into his extended high-on-drama intro, the Fin pours dystopian bass & sporadic drums patterns into long, near filmic synth sequences. Throbbing with an atmospherically brooding menace, Orkidea then engages the 4/4 drums, builds up ‘Slowmotion III’s retro-futuristic female vocals and draws it out, seemingly infinitely, into progressive-house submersion.

For his take, Solarstone’s lightens the Original Mix’s netherworld tones by degrees. Increasing the drive shaft behind the production and using a fresh raft of 80s inspired FX, he binds the call of the vocal, the panning shift of the chiming sub-riff and the ethereal sweep of its mainline atmosphere decisively into the mix.

Supported by:

Markus Schulz - Global DJ Broadcast Sunrise Set 2014-07-17
Photographer & Vlind - Edge Sessions 015 2014-07-15
Paul Oakenfold - Planet Perfecto 193 2014-07-14
Solarstone - Solaris International Radio 414 2014-07-01
Mike Saint-Jules - Universal Soundz 419 2014-07-01
RAM - GrotesQue 133 2014-06-27
Paul van Dyk & Guy J - VONYC Sessions 409 2014-06-27
Markus Schulz - Global DJ Broadcast Ibiza Summer Sessions Opening 2014-06-26
Solarstone - Solaris International Radio 413 2014-06-24
Giuseppe Ottaviani - Go On Air 097 2014-06-20
Markus Schulz & Cosmic Gate - Global DJ Broadcast 2014-06-19
Moonbeam - Club Mix June 2014-06-15
Giuseppe Ottaviani - Go On Air 101 2014-07-18
Menno De Jong - Cloudcast 022 2014-07-09

Track list

  • 01
    Slowmotion III
    By Solarstone & Orkidea
  • 02
    Slowmotion III (Solarstone Remix)
    By Solarstone & Orkidea
  • 03
    Slowmotion III (Orkidea Remix)
    By Solarstone & Orkidea