OUT Pure Progressive Vol. 1 - Mixed by Orkidea [Black Hole Recordings]

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Orkidea
Release title
Pure Progressive Vol. 1
Label name
Black Hole Recordings
Release date
Jul 17, 2020
Release type
Mix compilation
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If there was any surprise to be had it was that Pure Progressive’s resisted a full-blown compilation until now. Time is time though and July 2020 sees Solarstone’s progressive progeny emphatically score that notch. At the wheelhouse of its mix/disc-deuce is none other than that flying Fin, Orkidea - a genre prognosticator himself who’s recorded for the label many a time. Notably perhaps it was ‘One Man’s Dream’ - their hundredth release, as well as his longstanding Solar-association - that saw him earmarked to mix-helm ‘PP Vol. 1’. Either way he’s seized both opportunity and reins to deliver a stupendously mixed first edition - and one that brings the best of his and the label’s artistic cohort to your ears.


Amongst them - well an embarrassment of progressive riches abounds. Genre forefathers like Way Out West rub shoulders with scene-starters like Oakenfold, whilst a host of respected outfits from its dawn - Deepsky, Sunscreem, Desert, Slusnik Luna, Pink Bomb and others - see their works remix-reimagined.


Orkidea’s split his edition clean down the middle, dividing it into “Artist” and “DJ” mixes. The former of which offers a major spyglass into what his album follow-up to 2015’s ‘Harmonia’ beholds. In-mixed-form it features no less than 12 tracks, including premieres for new cuts like ‘Rebel Time’ and his Sunscreem team-up ‘Perfect Motion’, as well as the just-out-there ‘That Feeling’. The latter meanwhile comes flush with many an edge-cutter from 2020’s prog class. Yotto, Grum, Paul Thomas, gardenstate, Forerunners, Allende and a horde of others pack out the second disc’s tracklist. Collectively ‘Pure Progressive Vol. 1’ serves the clearest possible vision of what’s-currently-what in the world of prog.

Tracklist:
Mix 1 - The Artist

01. Way Out West - Earth (Orkidea Pure Progressive Remix)
02. Orkidea - Rebel Time
03. Solarstone & Orkidea - Slowmotion V
04. Orkidea - Forward Forever
05. Orkidea & Sunscreem - Perfect Motion (Extended Mix)
06. Orkidea - Metta
07. Deepsky - Cosmic Dancer (Orkidea Pure Progressive Remix)
08. Orkidea - One Man’s Dream (Pure Progressive Mix)
09. Paul Oakenfold featuring Little Nikki - Only Us (Orkidea Pure Progressive Remix)
10. Slusnik Luna - Valssi (Orkidea Pure Progressive Edit)
11. Orkidea - Higher State (Pure Progressive Edit)
12. Orkidea - That Feeling

Mix 2 - The DJ
01. Macker - Lost in Space
02. Solarstone & JES - Like A Waterfall (Forerunners Remix)
03. Forerunners - Stream of Consciousness
04. Desert - Moods (Mr. A + SØNIN Remix)
05. Yotto - Tarantia
06. Solarstone & Orkidea - Slowmotion IV (F-Act Remix)
07. Elfsong - Crenshinibon (Dub Mix)
08. ZOYA - Bright Star
09. gardenstate - Bloom
10. Milla Lehto - World Outside
11. Paul Thomas & White-Akre - Vyote (Grum Remix)
12. Dreams & D.N.A. - Frequency Modulated Universe
13. Allende - Fate
14. Pink Bomb - Indica (Orkidea & Solarstone Pure Progressive Remix)

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Oh man, cannot wait to listen
 

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Hmm… might try this out, it doesn't sound bad at all.
 

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This Friday 🙌 Might be the album of the year.
 

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I already have all the Pure Trance compilations on CD, so this should fit nicely into that collection. Especially if they keep making these compilations in the future.
Looking so much forward to this! Tomorrow will be a long day, consisting of nothing but waiting :p
 

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I don't think I'll ever get tired of Orkideas sound.
 

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I consider Forward Forever as a best track of 2018. Many of the tracks at the artist side are familiar to me already, but it is nice to get these in one package. I am also interested to hear those few completely new tracks.

But to be honest, at the moment I might be actually more interested to hear Orkidea's DJ side. Judging by the tracklist alone, it looks promising.
 

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Looking forward to this. Guy has got a unique sound, and has kept the bar high with his releases over the past few years.

Stylish looking artwork too.

Particularly looking forward to his remix of Earth - i liked the original and also the breakbeat Waveform remix which i still haven't been able to find as an extended mix to this date.
 

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Received my CD today, superb product! Look forward to listening in the car
 

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Awesome album !!
Follow the link in my signature to read my review 👈
 

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I guess I'm gonna have to postpone my first listen to this compilation. I didn't order me a CD copy just yet (planning on doing that soon), so for now I'm stuck with a digital version. However it seems like the first track isn't playable on Spotify :(
Call me crazy, but I wanna listen to the entire thing. If I can't, I'd rather wait until it's possible.
 

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However it seems like the first track isn't playable on Spotify :(
Call me crazy, but I wanna listen to the entire thing. If I can't, I'd rather wait until it's possible.
Is it a regional thing?
 

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Awesome album !!
Follow the link in my signature to read my review 👈

Nice review! If you're interested in writing more, we have a dedicated section for it: News, Reviews, Interviews and more

Note that we're going for just that, reviews about releases you really love, not just writing a few words on every possible release out there.
 
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Is it a regional thing?

It seems like it's not. I've had people from other countries check if they could play it (Netherlands and USA), none of them could do so on either Spotify or Tidal. Exception being when listening on Apple Music, for some reason.
 
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It seems like it's not. I've had people from other countries check if they could play it (Netherlands and USA), none of them could do so on either Spotify or Tidal. Exception being when listening on Apple Music, for some reason.

Well the first track isn't available in my country either on spotify, seems like they've deliberately made it a purchase-exclusive track, which is quite stupid really.

Nonetheless, i'll be listening to both mixes tonight, and i'll see if i can get a mini review going.
 

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Yeah, I've tried like 5 different countries through VPN -shame really
 

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Orkidea is both a top producer and DJ, so definitely gonna check this out asap. Looks very exciting.