Solar Stone* ‎– Seven Cities

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Seven Cities (Solar Stone's Atlantis Mix) 8:52
Seven Cities (V-One's 'Living Cities' Remix) 8:38

Versions (54)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HOOJ 85F Solar Stone* Seven Cities(12") Hooj Choons HOOJ 85F UK 1999 Sell This Version
HOOJ85CD Solar Stone* Seven Cities (Disc One)(CD, Single, CD1) Hooj Choons HOOJ85CD UK 1999 Sell This Version
HOOJ85CDX Solar Stone* Seven Cities (Disc Two)(CD, Single, CD2) Hooj Choons HOOJ85CDX UK 1999 Sell This Version
HOOJ 85 Solar Stone* Seven Cities (Solar Stone's Atlantis Mix)(12", S/Sided, TP, W/Lbl) Hooj Choons HOOJ 85 UK 1999 Sell This Version
HOOJ 85X Solar Stone* Seven Cities(12", Dis) Hooj Choons HOOJ 85X UK 1999 Sell This Version
HOOJ 85R Solar Stone* Seven Cities(12", Promo, Dis) Hooj Choons HOOJ 85R UK 1999 Sell This Version
HOOJ 85 Solar Stone* Seven Cities(12", Promo, Dis) Hooj Choons HOOJ 85 UK 1999 Sell This Version
HOOJ 85R Solar Stone* Seven Cities(12", TP, W/Lbl, Dis) Hooj Choons HOOJ 85R UK 1999 Sell This Version
HOOJ 85 Solar Stone* Seven Cities(12", TP, W/Lbl, Dis) Hooj Choons HOOJ 85 UK 1999 Sell This Version
HOOJ085LCD Solar Stone* Seven Cities(CDr, Maxi, Ltd) Hooj Choons HOOJ085LCD UK 1999 Sell This Version
LOST002R Solar Stone* Seven Cities (2000 Mixes)(12") Lost Language LOST002R UK 2000 Sell This Version
LOST002 Solar Stone* Seven Cities (2000 Remixes)(12") Lost Language LOST002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
LOST002RP Solar Stone* Seven Cities(12", Promo) Lost Language LOST002RP UK 2000 Sell This Version
LOST002P Solar Stone* Seven Cities(12", Promo) Lost Language LOST002P UK 2000 Sell This Version
LOST002P Solar Stone* Seven Cities(12", TP) Lost Language LOST002P UK 2000 Sell This Version
LOST002, 002 Solar Stone* Seven Cities(6xFile, MP3, 320) Lost Language, Lost Language LOST002, 002 UK 2000
LOST010 Solar Stone* Seven Cities (Paris & Sharp Remix)(12", S/Sided, TP) Lost Language LOST010 UK 2001 Sell This Version
LOST010 Solarstone Seven Cities (Paris & Sharp Remix)(File, WAV, Single) Lost Language LOST010 UK 2001
lost 002 Solarstone Seven Cities(12", TP) Hooj Choons lost 002 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
LOST018R Solar Stone* 7 Cities(12", Dis) Lost Language LOST018R UK 2002 Sell This Version
LOST018CD Solar Stone* 7 Cities(CD, Single) Lost Language LOST018CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
LOST018 Solar Stone* 7 Cities(CDr, Promo) Lost Language LOST018 UK 2002 Sell This Version
LOST018 Solar Stone* 7 Cities(CDr, Promo) Lost Language LOST018 UK 2002 Sell This Version
LOST018CDR Solar Stone* 7 Cities(CDr, Promo) Lost Language LOST018CDR UK 2002 Sell This Version
LOST018 Solar Stone* 7 Cities. Disc One(12") Lost Language LOST018 UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Solarstone Seven Cities (Armin van Buuren Vocal Remix)(File, MP3, 256) Not On Label (Solarstone self-Released) none UK 2002
LOST018P Solar Stone* Seven Cities (Disc One)(12", Promo) Lost Language LOST018P UK 2002 Sell This Version
LOST018RP Solar Stone* Seven Cities (Disc Two)(12", Promo) Lost Language LOST018RP UK 2002 Sell This Version
LOST018 Solar Stone* Seven Cities (Disc.01)(12", Promo) Lost Language LOST018 UK 2002 Sell This Version
LOST - 18 X Solar Stone* Seven Cities (Vocal Remix)(12", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) Lost Language LOST - 18 X UK 2002 Sell This Version
LOST018R Solar Stone* Seven Cities(12", Promo, Dis) Lost Language LOST018R UK 2002 Sell This Version
LOST 018 Solar Stone* Seven Cities(12", W/Lbl, TP) Lost Language LOST 018 UK 2002 Sell This Version
LOST 18R Solar Stone* Seven Cities(12", W/Lbl, TP) Lost Language LOST 18R UK 2002 Sell This Version
VLMX 1204-3 Solar Stone* Seven Cities(2x12") Electropolis VLMX 1204-3 Spain 2002 Sell This Version
LOST018, 018 Solar Stone* Seven Cities(5xFile, MP3, 320) Lost Language, Lost Language LOST018, 018 UK 2002
LOST010CDR Solar Stone* Seven Cities(CDr, Promo) Lost Language LOST010CDR UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Solarstone Seven Cities (Armin Van Buuren Breakbeat Remix)(File, MP3, 256) Deepblue Records none UK 2005
S12DJ-212 Solar Stone* Seven Cities(12") Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ-212 UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Solarstone Seven Cities (Craig Bradley Mix)(File, MP3) Lost Language none UK 2006
LOST010LCD Solar Stone* 7 Cities (Paris & Sharp Mix)(CDr, Ltd) Lost Language LOST010LCD UK 2007 Sell This Version
LOST018LCD Solar Stone* 7 Cities(CDr, Ltd) Lost Language LOST018LCD UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Solarstone Seven Cities (Tom Colontonio Bootleg Mix)(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Solarstone Self-released) none UK 2007
SOLARCD7C1 Solarstone Seven Cities (Remixes Disc 1)(CDr) Solaris Recordings SOLARCD7C1 UK 2009 Sell This Version
SOLARCD7C2 Solarstone Seven Cities (Remixes Disc 2)(CDr) Solaris Recordings SOLARCD7C2 UK 2009 Sell This Version
SOLARCD7C1 Solarstone Seven Cities (Remixes Disc 1)(CDr, Ltd) Not On Label (Solarstone Self-released) SOLARCD7C1 UK 2010 Sell This Version
SOLARCD7C2 Solarstone Seven Cities (Remixes Disc 2)(CDr, Ltd) Not On Label (Solarstone Self-released) SOLARCD7C2 UK 2010 Sell This Version
ARDI3054 Solarstone Seven Cities(15xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Armada Digital ARDI3054 Netherlands 2012
CVSA173 Solarstone Seven Cities(6xFile, MP3, 320) Captivating Sounds CVSA173 Netherlands 2013
CVSA173 Solarstone Seven Cities(6xFile, WAV) Captivating Sounds CVSA173 Netherlands 2013
none Solarstone Seven Cities (Remixes Disc 1)(CDr, Ltd) Not On Label (Solarstone Self-released) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Solarstone Seven Cities (Remixes Disc 2)(CDr, Ltd) Not On Label (Solarstone Self-released) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
LOST002 Solar Stone* Seven Cities(2x12", TP, W/Lbl, Sti) Lost Language LOST002 UK Unknown Sell This Version
HOOJ 085 Solar Stone* Seven Cities(5xFile, MP3, 320) Hooj Choons HOOJ 085 UK Unknown
HOOJ 085 Solar Stone* Seven Cities(5xFile, WAV) Hooj Choons HOOJ 085 UK Unknown

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Rich.C

Rich.C

November 27, 2015
referencing Seven Cities, 12", HOOJ 85F
I record I will cherish until the day I die, fond memories of playing this at university, it always goes down a treat I think because its appreciated by a wide audience. The atlantis mix has a rather prog feel to it, the breakdown is typical Sasha late 90s...it allows you time to close your eyes, gather your thoughts and think about the meaning of life! this tends to appeal to anorak prog fans/djs who loves their fluid, hooj, platipus kinda stuff. The L-Vee mix is exactly the opposite in the sense that this has a very uplifting, driving trance undertone, again synonymous with Oakenfold in the late 90s and indeed of the sound Laurent Veronnez was churning out at the bonzai record label. This side appeals more to your average university student who buys those Ibiza mix cds but also gives them a taster of "ahem" better trance music than what is featured on those cds by the likes of ian van dahl, darude, southside spinners etc. That isn't by any means saying the Atlantis mix is miles better but I think it has something more unique than the l-vee mix, which if you listen to his productions for bonzai are very similar. Another feather in the cap for hooj choons, this sits nicely in your box with sacred cycles, everytime, three drives, movin thru your system which I take it everyone whose brought this has...if you haven't have a word! ;)
Bunda3D

Bunda3D

September 6, 2015
edited 11 months ago
referencing Seven Cities, 12", Dis, HOOJ 85X
The deep house track is amazing. I'm not sure how it came to be, since it seems to be part of a series of half a dozen terrible examples of trance tracks. But diamond in the rough or not, I'm both amazed and gladdened by its existence.

The only word I can think of to describe it is "Timeless". Perhaps it will be recreated by some band of musical drifters a few thousand years after an apocalypse that wipes most of civilization away. Or perhaps it was created in the 1940s by some unwitting recipients of CIA acid dosing experiments, recorded and left undiscovered until Hooj blew the dust off in 1999 and released it.

Here's a link to the track on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/track/3jiiX8CW648ITY2LsxZi3G
Teampottz

Teampottz

January 27, 2014
referencing 7 Cities. Disc One, 12", LOST018
Lost language is a great label and they have done a good job getting armin buuren on remix duties. He has keep the classic guitar riff that is so much solar stone and blended a nice synth sound chugging along with a spacey vibe. This really does transfer you to a zen like place where negative energy just escape your body and instead let's a brilliant rainbow into your soul. The track just ebbs and flows throughout and the guitar just goes on and on. Perfect bliss!
s3iyaintrance

s3iyaintrance

June 11, 2013
referencing Seven Cities, 12", HOOJ 85F
one tune to rule them all ;) by far one of the most amazing trance tunes ever created, a real anthem and a endless classic.
thanks for this gift to the all world, solarstone!!
yourma2000

yourma2000

March 10, 2013
referencing Seven Cities, 6xFile, WAV, CVSA173

All mixes are great except the Antillas & Dankann Remix which is trying to put an electro influence on the track which doesn't work for a song like Seven Cities, it's Trance, Breaks, Ambient or not at all.
budnik

budnik

February 1, 2012
referencing Seven Cities, 12", HOOJ 85F
Still, after 13 years, this tune (in its Atlantis Mix) just keeps going and going, and sounds as fresh now, as it did when i first heard it at Gatcrasher in 1999. This tune is somehow poignant yet uplifting in one. It epitomises everything that was good about Trance, 1999 clubbing and electronic music in general. Dont bother with any of the remixes, you only need the Atlantis Mix.Everytime i hear this, it takes me back to 1999, just turning 18 and falling in love with house/trance - the best year of my life really.

I cant reiterate just how good this piece really is, so i will say (along with others it seems) that this is probably Trance's finest moment.
vampirul_18

vampirul_18

April 25, 2011
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Seven Cities, 12", HOOJ 85F

the vocals are sampled from Adiemus - Tintinnabulum ...
lostvibrations

lostvibrations

April 19, 2011
referencing Seven Cities, 12", HOOJ 85F
A balearic trance anthem!
moonmaniac

moonmaniac

May 31, 2008
referencing Seven Cities, 12", Dis, HOOJ 85X
Solaris Height's rerub of 'Seven Cities' was one for the deeper heads, the tempo is taken down alot and it's epic overtones is stripped off leaving a sweet Balearic redub. Most of it's original elements have been taken off and the main vocal sample have been pitched down a lot. The melody has been played on a accoustic guitar to great effect especially when it starts to noodle around.

For the flip you have Solarstone themselves taking off the four on the floor beat and opting for a breakbeat and infusing slightly darker undertones to the track. It would have been an idyllic rendition to go hand in hand with the epic Atlantis Mix except they seemed to have altered the melody which leaves a weird expression once you hear that last note go down instead of up.
korrupt_jay

korrupt_jay

June 7, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Seven Cities (Disc One), 12", Promo, LOST018P

This is a classic remix from Armin. He uses his usual rolling bassline and chugging percussion as a base to bring in layers upon layers of synths and fluid sounds. The use of key changes to build this track to its break is perfect, and is, as with this entire track, the design brief for the best uplifting trance. The guitar riff used by Rich Mowatt & Andy Bury has become legendary and drops this into luscious filtered pad arcs, then finally kicks back in for the full reveal. Get this remix!

The Marcel Woods mix is a much more banging affair with the ubiquitous rasping open hi hat and bubbly bassline. Also a great remix.