As of the 20th July 2008 Solarstone (DJ & Producer Rich Mowatt) has left Deepblue Recordings to pursue other label interests. Following in the grand traditions of Remingtonâ€™s Victor Kiam, Rich liked Solaris Recordings (the label Solarstone are released through) so much, he bought the company! Latterly, Solaris has emerged as a new spiritual home for Solarstone and played a huge part in the success of the release of the highly-acclaimed SS album â€˜RainStarsEternalâ€™ & its encompassing 25-date world tour.
The imprint will plug in to UK heavy-weight independent Pinnacle for distribution. With the labelâ€™s superb resources (which includes the state-of-the-art Green-List system), it will allow Rich the infrastructure with which to raise the labelâ€™s profile by many levels. Henceforth Richard will be taking over the A&R reigns at Solarisâ€¦ As with his insatiable label, he will be continue to bring weapons-grade music from the trance & progressive spectrum through the labelâ€™s front door!
The Solaris International Show: Moving forward, Deepblue Radio has been re-named Solaris International. Presented by scene leading-lights Solarstone & Agnelli and Nelson, it will continue as a weekly highlight for trance enthusiasts worldwide. The show will feature a raft of new features, with the audience playing a far more interactive part in the show. Broadcast on 34 stations (including Ministry of Sound) to, globally well in excess of 1 million listeners, it gets its first airing each week through the Solarstone website and is also available as a hugely popular Podcast download through iTunes.
Rich, himself, says of the major changeover to Solaris: â€œOften you have to move in order to grow and progress. The solid backing I have at Solaris will help me develop the label into a major player in the global trance field. I feel that the scene needs something new and exciting, and that something is Solaris!â€