For over 16 years Solarstone (aka Richard Mowatt) has been creating dance-floor traffic jams with a convoy of revered club classics, all-out anthems & critically acclaimed artist albums. As a DJ, he spins weekly at clubs around the planet. Releases from Solarstone’s labels Pure Trance, Touchstone & Molecule are instrumental components of his highly individualistic sets; and are consistently supported by the trance & prog spinning elite.
Solarstone behind a pair of CDJs is something that every electronic dance music lover, planet-wide, should witness at least once in their clubbing lifetimes. Worldwide his Pure Trance shows have captured the imagination of tens of thousands in electronic music hotspots like Miami, Ibiza & Amsterdam. Since learning to spin in the late Nineties, he’s played some of the most renowned names (inc. Global Gathering, Cream Ibiza, A State Of Trance, Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Stereosonic, FSOE & numerous others) and spun alongside the worlds best-known DJs many times over. Richard’s worldwide travels have also taken him to some of the biggest events and festivals across the globe, and also some of the most remote. Over the years these have included islands in the Philippines, bush parties in Australia and massive festivals in the heart of Brazil.
In order to showcase different musical perspectives & sounds, Richard has also recorded under a number of pseudonyms. In 2002 he initiated the 80’s-influenced Young Parisians outfit who scored substantial club hits with “U Write the Rules” and “Jump the Next Train”. The natural successor to Young Parisians, 2012 saw him reteam with Ben Lost as Federation – a new band-based live act. Drawing on an even greater range of influences, from several decades, it was signed to Oakenfold’s Perfecto Flouro and has so far resulted in 4 Beatport top 10 charting singles.
Over the years Solarstone has always maintained a keen balance between original production tracks and remix works. Most recently he has worked on remixes of Armin van Buuren’s “Forever Is Ours”, Royskopp’s “I Had This Thing”, Alex M.O.R.P.H.’s “Eternal Flame”, John O’Callaghan feat. Ria – “I’ll Follow” and Delerium’s “Days Turn Into Nights”. He has also remixed for A-list names like Paul Oakenfold (“Bullet in The Gun”), Ferry Corsten (on Moonman’s “Galaxia” and “Gabriella’s Sky”) & BT’s “Calling Your Name”.