Pure Trance Sessions started out in 2009 with d’Baschti and DJ Niels de Ruyter.
The first Episode was actually a demo mix produced by Niels, followed by Episode 002 (September 2009) – the first set mixed by both DJs. In the beginning the mixes contained tracks of harder styles and house.
A change was made when Thomas Westerman and Tom Oostink took over mixing Pure Trance Sessions. Starting with Episode 008 (March 2010) the mixes contained epic, uplifting and progressive trance tracks. This led to the start of Pure Trance Sessions website with a massive 2 hour Episode 010, and a new direction to bring the mixes to a wider audience. Each month the episodes contained a Classic of the Month track but after Episode 016 Tom and Thomas said goodbye to this concept, as they wanted to use already limited time for more up-to-date trance tracks. Their sets included also Track of the Month which was carefully selected by both and it’s still an important part of their current episodes.
Pure Trance Sessions had its first radio station broadcast at the end of 2011, on Bollywood Radio & Beyond kicking off with Episode 029. In Febuary 2012 the challenge came up to start with weekly show’s by a turn based DJ team. This was realized by Westerman & Oostink, Suzy Solar, Miss Phoenix and UrsulaN, kicking off in July. In 2013 the show reached the 100th episode which intoduced a new DJ to the team as Miss Phoenix had to resign from the team. The next year the 150th episode was celebrated with a full broadcast show recorded at a radiostation studio with a presentation by Tom and Thomas and interviews with Laura, Suzy and Ursula. The urge to have a live event in these years resulted in Pure Trance Sessions 200 LIVE! in 2015. This celebration was live broadcasted and also streamed on Youtube from a Club nearby Zwolle. At the end of this year Ursula had to resign from her DJ activities and in Januari 2016 Faith Mark was introduced as the new member of the DJ team.
Pure Trance Sessions – Trance from around the Globe with Westerman & Oostink, Suzy Solar, Laura May and Faith Mark.
Westerman & Oostink
Westerman and OostinkThomas Westerman and Tom Oostink are two cousins from Amsterdam and Zwolle (NL), with a passion for trance music!
Thomas started DJ’ing as a hobby. He enjoyed it so much that he started putting all of his free time in mixing and playing at Le Bateau Rotterdam, DSL Live Utrecht, TWSTd Amsterdam and other music events. Standing with a big smile behind the turntables he likes to take the audience on a journey through trance music.
Toms passion for a wide variety of music inspired him to launch his own small company with a friend of his. Together they have been doing drive-in shows since the late 90s, bringing people the joy of music.
Tom and Thomas began to produce in 2009, after doing some technical and DJ support work during some local music events. After a successful cooperation they decided to start mixing trance music together and this resulted into hosting monthly episodes of Pure Trance Sessions at puretrancesessions dot com.
Thanks to their energetic and euphoric style they got a lot of attention which led to some DJ bookings at Mystery of Dreams in the The Escape Venue, Amsterdam and De Marke, Hattem In 2012 they were invited to play during the massive Dutch Queensday with a pride event that took place at the Amsterdam Canals. They closed down 2012 with an energetic set on a Serious Request event which was held in De Corner in Kampen.
During the years they provided numerous guestmixes to radiostations like Slam FM and Trance Energy Radio and radioshows like Global Juice and Weekend On Air.
In 2015 they did a couple of live features at Weekend On Air on RTV Hattem and they returned to De Corner in Kampen for a Trance and Dance event called Brightcorner. Turning to the south of the Netherlands they were invited to M2 in Eindhoven to play some sets at this club which was a result of a gig at the Einhoven Goes Ibiza festival. As hosts of Pure Trance Sessions they played at the Pure Trance Sessions 200 LIVE! event which was held at Club Aesculaap in Heerde and at Hypnotic Rivertrance (which took place on a riverboat) they gave act the presence.
Suzy SolarSuzy Solar (Florida, USA) shines as an internationally acclaimed trance music artist. This multi-talented DJ, music producer, vocalist and writer is becoming a legend since her start in 1997. Her track „Ocean of Love“ is the opening track on disc 2 of Paul Oakenfold’s Grammy nominated album „Creamfields“, and was released on EsNtion Records with a music video. Suzy’s mix albums, „The Perfect Trance“ and „The Perfect Trance 2.0,” on Neurodisc/Capitol Records topped Billboard’s U.S. Electronica charts and have made noise globally. „Samurai“, her collaboration with Arizona (Thomas Bronzwaer) has graced dance charts worldwide, including Beatport’s top 10. The track is supported by the world’s top DJs, including Armin Van Buuren (on ASOT episode #248) and Ferry Corsten. „Samurai“ also appeared on the „Technics DJ Set Volume 16“ compilation and on Riley & Durrant’s „A Quest For Trance 2“.
Currently, Suzy is working on the follow up to her most recent release, which was a collab with Thomas DeColita titled „The Unsaid“ on Elliptical Recordings. She is now producing several new tracks of her own that will also feature her vocals. She also continues to travel, and has so far played in nine countries. Music fans love Suzy for her intuitive ability to rock dance floors with her beautifully flowing DJ sets, harmonic mixing skills, magnetic stage presence, and uplifting energy.
Suzy also hosts her own popular radio show „Solar Power Sessions“, which is one of the longest running weekly trance shows in the world. Founded in 2001, her show is syndicated on more than a dozen online stations worldwide and is available on iTunes. She’s often featured on prestigious radio shows, some of which include BBC Radio’s Dave Pearce „Trancecast“, „Resident Nation“ on Music Choice (digital cable television), Paul Van Dyk’s „VONYC Radio“, „Mondo Vs Noys“ on Ministry of Sound Radio, Menno de Jong’s „Intuition Radio“, and “Deep Blue Radio Show”. She can also be heard on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Digitally Imported Radio, Worldspace, and much more. Suzy continues to be one of the most sought after female DJs in the world. You are sure to hear much more from this mulit-faceted artist for years to come.
Laura MaySpending her student loan on some decks, Laura (Rugby, UK) discovered her talent and pure enjoyment of mixing trance. Laura is well known for incorporating many skills and tricks into her sets using the features of the CDJ’s.
In addition to mixing music, Laura also produces her own music. With releases on Digital Remedy, Redux, Bonzai & Digitized Recordings.
Laura has achieved a lot in her career so far. She won the Mixmag Bedroom hero competition back in November 2004, which led to a set at the mighty Godskitchen in April 2005 alongside Armin van Buuren. From this set came a request to play at the Polysexual „Girlysexual“ event in July 2005. Laura moved on to play out at two nights in Ibiza in August 2005 at Kanya Bar and at Play2.
She has also appeared as the Solid State Showcase on Paul Kershaw’s Saturday night show on Galaxy FM and held residencies with Dreamland and is currently resident for Brightons hottest trance night Hush.
Laura has played alongside the likes of Riley & Durrant, Matt Hardwick, Judge Jules, John Askew, Andy Farley, the Tidy Boys, BK, Lisa Pin-Up, Anne Savage, Armin van Buuren & Ronald van Geldren, to name a few. Laura also has thousands of views and many subscribers to her youtube videos, demonstrating some skills Laura has picked up over the years.
Faith Mark2014 is the beginning of a new era with a new name.
After 5 years and almost 200 performances and several residencies for different organisations (Fusion of Dance, Hypnotize and Touch at the Sea) is Faith Mark (NL) ready for another target audience that embraces trance music.
Trance music is her passion and a way to let hear heart speak.
„While listening and sharing trance music people are united with love because its a universal language where you don’t have to use words just let your heart speak like hers“
With her euphoric and mesmerizing uplifting trance sound in combination with her temperament full and energetic performance, Faith Mark will surely touch the audience in their soul and let them dance.
She already released three tracks on two different labels.
„My Passion“ and „Let your Heart Speak“ on Above All Records and „Upcoming Storm“ witch is also remixed by Scenica on Graygoo Purple.
Main Airtime => Thursday 00:00 – 01:00 CET