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Encyclopedia > Trance music
Trance
Stylistic origins: Techno, House, Electronic Music, Industrial
Cultural origins: Early 1990s Germany, and then Sweden, and the Netherlands
Typical instruments: Synthesizer, Keyboard, Drum machine, Sequencer, Sampler
Mainstream popularity: High
Derivative forms: Psychedelic trance
Subgenres
Acid, Classic, Goa, Hard, Progressive, Tech, Uplifting, (Full list)
Fusion genres
Futurepop, Hardstyle
Other topics
Raves - Glowsticking

Trance is a style of electronic music that developed in the 1990s. Trance music is generally characterized by a tempo of between 130 and 160 BPM, featuring repeating melodic synthesizer phrases, and a musical form that builds up and down throughout a track. It often features crescendos and breakdowns. Sometimes vocals are also utilized. The style is arguably derived from a combination of largely electronic music such as ambient music, techno, and house. The origin of the term is ambiguous with suggestions that the term is derived from the Klaus Schulze album Trancefer or the early trance act Dance 2 Trance though it is likely that both these uses are linked to the perceived ability of a drum beat to induce altered states of consciousness.[1] As this music is almost always played in nightclubs at popular vacation spots and in inner cities, trance can be understood as a form of club music. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ... House music is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago in the early to mid-1980s. ... Electronic music in the classical sense is a form differentiated from popular electronic music, sometimes known as electronica or electronic dance music. ... It has been suggested that Chicago Industrial be merged into this article or section. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Synthesizer (disambiguation). ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ... In the field of electronic music, a sequencer was traditionally a device or piece of software that allows the user to record, play back and edit musical patterns. ... An AKAI MPC2000 sampler Playing a Yamaha SU10 Sampler A sampler is an electronic music instrument closely related to a synthesizer. ... Psychedelic trance or psytrance is a form of electronic music that evolved from Goa trance in the early 1990s when it first began hitting the mainstream. ... This is a list of electronic music genres and sub-genres, though for the latter, not all possess their own article (in which case, see the main genre article). ... Acid trance is a style of trance music that emerged in the late 80s early 90s focusing on utilising the acid sound. ... Classic trance is the original style of trance music that emerged in the late 80s early 90s, focusing on atmosphere and softer synth-lines compared to the acid trance style that emerged shortly after. ... Goa trance (often referred as Goa or by the number 604) is a form of electronic music and is a style of trance music which originated in the Indian state of Goa, as opposed to most other forms of trance music which appeared in Europe. ... Hard Trance originated in Germany in the early to mid-90s and is one of the earliest forms of trance. ... Progressive electronica is a collection of electronic music genres which draw upon progressive music, generally, and include the sub-styles of progressive trance, progressive house, progressive techno and progressive breaks. ... Tech-trance, or Tek-Trance, is a subgenre of trance. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... A list of trance music genres. ... Futurepop is a recently-emerging electronic dance music genre, an outgrowth of electronic body music incorporating influences from synthpop (such as song structure and vocal style) and uplifting trance (grandiose and arpeggiated synthesizer melodies). ... Hardstyle, sometimes referred to as hardbass, is a sub-genre of trance music that is closely related to nu style gabber and hard trance. ... For other uses, see Rave (disambiguation). ... A classic glowsticking dancemove called the Figure 8. ... Beats per minute (bpm) is a unit typically used as either a measure of tempo in music, or a measure of ones heart rate. ... For other uses, see Synthesizer (disambiguation). ... In music a phrase (Greek φράση, sentence, expression, see also strophe) is a section of music that is relatively self contained and coherent over a medium time scale. ... The term musical form refers to two related concepts: the type of composition (for example, a musical work can have the form of a symphony, a concerto, or other generic type -- see Multi-movement forms below) the structure of a particular piece (for example, a piece can be written in... “Fortissimo” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Break. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... Ambient music refers to a kind of music that envelops the listener without drawing attention to itself [1] // The term ambient music was first coined by Brian Eno in the mid-1970s to refer to music that can be either actively listened to with attention or as easily ignored, depending... For the comic book character previously known as Techno, see Fixer (comics). ... House music is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago in the early to mid-1980s. ... Klaus Schulze is a German electronic music composer and musician. ... Trancefer is the fourteenth album by Klaus Schulze. ... Dance 2 Trance (Rolf Ellmer - classically trained composer, and Dag Lerner - a DJ) has been credited as being one of the first trance acts. ... The phrase altered state of consciousness was coined in the 1970s and describes induced changes in ones mental state, almost always temporary. ... Baltimore Club, also called Baltimore Breaks, Baltimore house, and Dew Doo Beat, is a genre of House and Dance music. ...

Contents

History

Origin

The earliest identifiable trance recordings came not from within the trance scene itself, but from the UK acid house movement, and were made by The KLF. The most notable of these were the original 1988 / 1989 versions of "What Time Is Love?" and "3 a.m. Eternal" (the former indeed laying out the entire blueprint for the trance sound - as well as helping to inspire the sounds of hardcore and rave); and the 1988 track "Kylie Said Trance". The KLF labelled these early recordings "Pure Trance"; they were markedly different from the releases and re-releases to huge commercial success around the period of the The White Room album (1991) and are significantly more minimalist, nightclub-oriented and 'underground' in sound. While the KLF's works are clear examples of Proto-trance, two songs, both from 1990, are widely regarded as being the first "true" trance records. The first, Age of Love's self-titled debut single was released in early 1990 and is seen as creating the basis for the original trance sound to come out of Germany. The second track was Dance 2 Trance's "We Came in Peace", the b-side of their own self-titled debut single. For the 1994 novel by Irvine Welsh, see The Acid House. ... KLF redirects here. ... What Time Is Love? is a song and - in different mixes - a series of singles by acid house pioneers The KLF. What Time Is Love? is one of the landmark songs of The KLFs career and, in its original form, an acid house anthem. ... 3 a. ... Rave music consists of forms of electronic music for dancing that are associated with the rave scene. ... The KLF (also known as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (The JAMs), The Timelords and other names) were one of the seminal bands of the British acid house movement during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... The White Room is the name of a 1991 worldwide No. ... Dance 2 Trance (Rolf Ellmer - classically trained composer, and Dag Lerner - a DJ) has been credited as being one of the first trance acts. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ...


The trance sound beyond this acid-era genesis is said to have begun as an off-shoot of techno in German clubs during the very early 1990s. Frankfurt is often cited as a birthplace of trance. Some of the earliest pioneers of the genre included Jam El Mar, Oliver Lieb, Sven Väth, and Torsten Stenzel, who all produced numerous tracks under multiple aliases. Trance labels like Eye Q, Harthouse, Superstition, Rising High, FAX +49-69/450464 and MFS Records were Frankfurt based. Arguably a fusion of techno and house music, early trance shared much with techno in terms of the tempo and rhythmic structures but also added more melodic overtones which were appropriated from the style of house popular in Europe's club scene at that time. However, the melodies in trance differed from euro/club house in that although they tended to be emotional and uplifting, they did not "bounce around" in the same way that house did. This early music tended to be characterized by hypnotic and melodic qualities and typically involved repeating rhythmic patterns added over an appropriate length of time as a track progressed. For the comic book character previously known as Techno, see Fixer (comics). ...   (German: , English: American English: ) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a mid-2007 population of 663,567. ... Rolf Ellmer (born 3 December 1960), also known by the names Jam El Mar and Trancy Spacer, is a classically trained musician and composer (concert-guitarist) and has become one of Germanys most known house and trance producers. ... Oliver Lieb (born 1969) is a Frankfurt based producer who has produced more than 200 tracks on more than 100 sound carriers. ... Sven Väth (sometimes Sven Vaeth), born October 26, 1964 near Frankfurt, Germany, is a DJ who has produced a large body of work since his career began in 1982. ... Eye Q was a record label founded in 1990 by Sven Väth, Matthias Hoffmann and Heinz Roth. ... Harthouse is a German Record Label that produces electronic music. ... FAX +49-69/450464 is a German record label which releases ambient and electronic music. ... House music is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago in the early to mid-1980s. ... For the popular Tamil film, see Rhythm (film). ... Look up Melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In music, a melody is a series of linear events or a succession, not a simultaneity as in a chord. ...


Popular trance

By the mid-1990s trance, specifically Progressive trance, which emerged from acid trance much as Progressive house had emerged from Acid house, had emerged commercially as one of the dominant genres of dance music. Progressive trance set in stone the basic formula of modern trance by becoming even more focused on the anthemic basslines and lead melodies, moving away from hypnotic, repetitive, arpeggiated analog synth patterns and spacey pads. Popular elements and anthemic pads became more widespread. Compositions leaned towards incremental changes (aka progressive structures), sometimes composed in thirds (as BT frequently does). Meanwhile, a different type of trance, generally called uplifting trance was becoming popular. Uplifting trance had buildups and breakdowns that were longer and more exaggerated, being more direct and less subtle than progressive, with more easily identifiable tunes and anthems. Many such trance tracks follow a set form, featuring an introduction, steady build, a breakdown, and then an anthem, a form aptly called the "build-breakdown-anthem" form. Uplifting vocals, usually female, were also becoming more and more prevalent, adding to trance's popular appeal. Progressive electronica is a collection of electronic music genres which draw upon progressive music, generally, and include the sub-styles of progressive trance, progressive house, progressive techno and progressive breaks. ... Progressive electronica is a collection of electronic music genres which draw upon progressive music, generally, and include the sub-styles of progressive trance, progressive house, progressive techno and progressive breaks. ... For the 1994 novel by Irvine Welsh, see The Acid House. ... Brian Wayne Transeau (born October 4, 1971 in Rockville, Maryland) is a trance musician, better known by his stage name, BT. He has been called the Father of Trance for his pioneering in the trance genre [1],[2] and Prince of Dance Music for his multi-instrumentalist skills [3], and... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


Immensely popular, trance found itself filling a niche that was 'edgier' than house, more soothing than drum and bass, and more melodic than techno, which made it accessible to a wider audience. Artists like Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Robert Miles, Above & Beyond, Darren Tate, Ferry Corsten, Johan Gielen, ATB and Paul Oakenfold came to the forefront as premier producers and remixers, bringing with them the emotional, "epic" feel of the style. Many of these producers also DJ'd in clubs playing their own productions as well as those by other trance DJs. By the end of the 1990s, trance remained commercially huge, but had fractured into an extremely diverse genre. Some of the artists that had helped create the trance sound in the early and mid-1990s had, by the end of the decade, abandoned trance completely in favor of more underground sounds - artists of particular note here include Pascal F.E.O.S. and Oliver Lieb. Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb, dnb, drum n bass and drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle. ... Tiësto (IPA: ; born Tijs Verwest (IPA: ) on January 17, 1969 in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands)[1] is one of the worlds most famous trance DJs. ... Armin van Buuren (born December 25, 1976) is a trance music DJ and producer from Leiden, the Netherlands. ... This article is about the DJ. For the American historian, see Paul Van Dyke. ... Robert Miles (born Roberto Concina, November 3, 1969, in Neuchâtel) is an Italian record producer, composer and musician in trance and ambient music. ... Above & Beyond is a trance music group formed in 2000. ... // Darren Tate aka DT8 is an international producer and club DJ born in London, England on 22nd October 1972. ... Ferry Corsten (born December 4, 1973 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) is an early pioneer and producer of trance, in addition to being a world-renowned DJ and remixer. ... Johan Gielen Johan Gielen, born February 23rd, 1968 in the Belgium town of Mol, is a world renowned trance artist, DJ and remixer. ... ATB is: André Tanneberger is a German DJ Active Time Battle system is a feature of role-playing games All Terrain Bike is a human powered vehicle Alberta Treasury Branches or ATB Financial is an Albertan crown corporation specializing in financial services Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) consists of a tank... Paul Oakenfold (born August 30, 1963 in Greenhithe, Kent[1] England) is a record producer and one of the best-known Trance DJs worldwide. ... Trance music is a subgenre of electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s. ... Oliver Lieb (born 1969) is a Frankfurt based producer who has produced more than 200 tracks on more than 100 sound carriers. ...


As trance entered the mainstream it alienated many of its original fans. As the industry became bigger, record labels, Ibiza based producers, clubs (most notably Ministry of Sound) and DJs began to alter their sound to more of a pop based one, so as to make the sound more accessible to an even wider, and younger, audience. “Ebusus” redirects here. ... Ministry of Sound (MoS) is a nightclub in Elephant and Castle, Southwark, South London. ...


Post-popular trance

An alternative evolution would be to fuse trance with other genres such as drum'n'bass, various artists have attempted this but it has still to break into acceptance even in the underground. Frustrated, extreme versions of trance have mutated through gabba into violent fringe genres of "hard-trance" such as terrorcore and drillcore.


Trance more loyal to its roots has begun to rear its head on the internet more recently however, with the abundance of legal music download sites - including the likes of Juno Download, Audiojelly, Trackitdown,[2] and Beatport,[3] - enabling enthusiasts to avoid having to track down hard to find vinyl by downloading mp3s and uncompressed wavs, updated on a weekly basis. As a result, both commercial and progressive trance now have a much more global, if not chart-bound, presence, with big-draw artists such as Tiësto, ATB, Markus Schulz, Armin van Buuren, BT, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Paul Oakenfold, Johan Gielen, Lange, [Dj Adrianho], Enigma, Schiller, Solarstone and the US's Christopher Lawrence and George Acosta able to maintain their esteemed positions while upcoming producers and DJs can also breakthrough into the public domain. Juno Records is a UK-based online dance music retail store, selling vinyl records, CDs, music downloads and music accessories. ... Beatport is a US-based online music store based in Denver, Colorado that specializes in dance music and remixes. ... Tiësto (IPA: ; born Tijs Verwest (IPA: ) on January 17, 1969 in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands)[1] is one of the worlds most famous trance DJs. ... ATB is: André Tanneberger is a German DJ Active Time Battle system is a feature of role-playing games All Terrain Bike is a human powered vehicle Alberta Treasury Branches or ATB Financial is an Albertan crown corporation specializing in financial services Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) consists of a tank... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Armin van Buuren (born December 25, 1976) is a trance music DJ and producer from Leiden, the Netherlands. ... Brian Wayne Transeau (born October 4, 1971 in Rockville, Maryland) is a trance musician, better known by his stage name, BT. He has been called the Father of Trance for his pioneering in the trance genre [1],[2] and Prince of Dance Music for his multi-instrumentalist skills [3], and... This article is about the DJ. For the American historian, see Paul Van Dyke. ... Ferry Corsten (born December 4, 1973 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) is an early pioneer and producer of trance, in addition to being a world-renowned DJ and remixer. ... Above & Beyond is a trance music group formed in 2000. ... Paul Oakenfold (born August 30, 1963 in Greenhithe, Kent[1] England) is a record producer and one of the best-known Trance DJs worldwide. ... Johan Gielen Johan Gielen, born February 23rd, 1968 in the Belgium town of Mol, is a world renowned trance artist, DJ and remixer. ... Enigma is an innovative electronic musical project founded by Michael Cretu, David Fairstein and Frank Peterson in 1990. ... Schiller is the main project of Christopher von Deylen, a German electronic music composer who produces music which can be considered trance and ambient. ... Solarstone (alternately spelled Solar Stone) is an electronic music production and DJ unit composed of Rich Mowatt and Andy Bury. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... George Acosta is a Miami-based DJ and producer of trance music. ...


Trance production

Trance employs a 4/4 time signature, a tempo of 130 to 165 BPM, and 32 beat phrases, somewhat faster than house music but usually not as fast as Psychedelic. Early tracks were sometimes slower. A kick drum is placed on every downbeat and a regular open hi-hat is often placed on the off-beat. Some simple extra percussive elements are usually added, and major transitions, builds or climaxes are often foreshadowed by lengthy 'snare rolls' - a quick succession of equally spaced snare drum hits that builds in volume towards the end of a measure or phrase. The time signature (also known as meter signature) is a notational convention used in Western musical notation to specify how many beats are in each measure and what note value constitutes one beat. ... Beats per minute (bpm) is a unit typically used as either a measure of tempo in music, or a measure of ones heart rate. ... In music a phrase (Greek φράση, sentence, expression, see also strophe) is a section of music that is relatively self contained and coherent over a medium time scale. ... House music is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago in the early to mid-1980s. ...


Synthesizers form the central elements of most trance tracks, with simple sawtooth-based sounds used both for short pizzicato elements and for long, sweeping string sounds. A technique called "gating" is often employed in creating these lead sounds (turning the volume up and down rapidly in rhythm with the piece to create a stuttered, chopped sound). Rapid arpeggios and minor scales are common features. Trance tracks often use one central "hook" melody which runs through almost the entire song, repeating at intervals anywhere between 2 beats and several bars. The term synthesiser is also used to mean frequency synthesiser, an electronic system found in communications. ... Jazz bass is played almost exclusively in pizzicato. ... Various arpeggios as seen on a staff Notation of a chord in arpeggio In music, an arpeggio is a broken chord where the notes are played or sung in succession rather than simultaneously. ... A minor scale in musical theory is a diatonic scale whose third scale degree is an interval of a minor third above the tonic. ... A hook is a musical idea, a passage or phrase, that is believed to be appealing and make the song stand out; it is meant to catch the ear of the listener (Covach 2005, p. ...


While many trance tracks contain no vocals at all, other tracks rely heavily on vocals, and thus a sub-genre has developed. The sound and quality of the production relies to a large degree upon the technology available. Vintage analog equipment still holds a place in the hearts of many producers and enthusiasts, with names such as Moog, Roland and Oberheim staples in the trance sound palette. However, the mainstream availability of digital technology has allowed a whole new group of producers to emerge due to the fact that while top shelf digital (or analog modeling) synthesizers cost thousands of US dollars, high demand and a small supply of clean vintage analog synthesizers causes them to be extremely expensive. Vocal trance is a subgenre of trance music, and contains highly melodic sessions, intro/outros which are similar to those of hard trance and tracks of usually about 6 to 8 minutes long. ... The Moog Music logo Moog Music Inc. ... Roland Corporation ) TYO: 7944 is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software. ... Oberheim Electronics is a company, founded in 1973 by Tom Oberheim (a former design engineer at Maestro), which manufactured audio synthesizers and a variety of other electronic musical instruments. ...


Trance records are often heavily loaded with reverb and delay effects on the synthesizer sounds, vocals and often parts of the percussion section. This provides the tracks with the sense of vast space that trance producers tend to look for in order to achieve the genre's epic quality. Flangers, phasers and other effects are also commonly used at extreme settings - in trance there is no need for sounds to resemble any real-world instrument, and so producers have free rein. This article is about audio effect. ... Delay is an audio effect which records an input signal to an audio storage medium, and then plays it back after a period of time[1]. The delayed signal may either be played back multiple times, or played back into the recording again, to create the sound of a repeating... A flanger could be: Railroad maintenance of way equipment designed to clear snow from the flangeways of railroad tracks – see Flanger (railroad) Audio processing equipment that combines two audio streams of opposite phase – see Flanging This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise... This article is about the audio effect. ...


As is the case with many dance music tracks, trance tracks are usually built with sparser intros and outros in order to enable DJs to blend them together more readily. As trance is more melodic and harmonic than much dance music, the construction of trance tracks in such a way is particularly important in order to avoid dissonant (or "key clashing," i.e., out of tune with one another) mixes by DJs who do not mix harmonically. This is a technique generally employed throughout dance music (in its various forms) and records that adhere to this "build up, strip down" arrangement during intros and outros are referred as being "DJ friendly".


Trance genres

Main article: Trance genres

A list of trance music genres. ...

Trance festivals

Some of the best known Trance festivals in the world are held in the Netherlands and Great Britain.


The Netherlands

Some of the best festivals are displayed in the Netherlands. Trance festivals in the Netherlands are mainly organized by three companies ID&T, UDC and Q-Dance: The current ID&T logo The ID&T wizard, the old logo ID&T is a Dutch entertainment and medium enterprise that was founded in the early 1990s and organizes the largest dance events in the world. ... UDC may stand for: United Daughters of the Confederacy Unió Democràtica de Catalunya, the Democratic Union of Catalonia (see also: Politics of Spain) Union Démocratique du Centre, the Swiss Peoples Party (see also: Politics of Switzerland) Union du Centre, French for Union of the Center (see also: Politics of...

  • Tiësto In Concert Amsterdam: is a gig only performance by Tiësto. Organized by ID&T
  • Armin Only, Ahoy, Rotterdam: the only DJ to mix at this event is the very popular Armin Van Buuren. Organized by UDC.
  • Dance Valley, Netherlands: an outdoor festival organized by UDC.
  • Qlimax, Gelredome, Anthem (20,000 visitors): a Hardstyle, Hard Trance event which has been gaining in popularity recently. Renowned for its impressive laser show. Organized by Q-Dance.
  • Sensation, Amsterdam Arena (80,000 visitors on two nights). Not a trance-only festival, many genres such as house and hardstyle coexist. Famous for the venue (a football stadium) and the lightshow. Organized by ID&T.
  • Trance Energy, Jaarbeurs, Utrecht (30,000 visitors): a festival which features only trance music, and very popular for diehard fans of trance. Many well-received DJs have played sets at this event, helping to create its fame. Organized by ID&T.
  • Impulz Festival, At the Brabanthallen,'s-Hertogenbosch ( 20,000 visitors ) which started as a try-out, became a festival well known, in the BeNeLux countries, France and Germany.

Tiësto in Concert is a Tiësto in Concert at the Internet Movie Database Categories: | | | | | | | ... Armin van Buuren (born December 25, 1976) is a trance music DJ and producer from Leiden, the Netherlands. ... Dance Valley is an annual dance music festival held in Spaarnwoude, the Netherlands. ... Qlimax is an annual Dance Event, held at the Gelredome, in Arnheim, Netherlands. ... The Gelredome is the home stadium of Vitesse in Arnhem. ... Sensation is a Dutch indoor dance-event that is held in Amsterdam ArenA. In 2000, it was made up of one edition, but has now been split up into two editions: Sensation Black and Sensation White. ... Trance Energy is a Dutch dance event featuring trance DJs. ...

Great Britain

  • Global Gathering festival, promoted by the Angel Music Group. The weekend long Global Gathering held every summer features the Godskitchen arena as its centerpiece, showcasing the best trance and techno acts in the world and attracting 45,000 people between a Friday afternoon and a Sunday morning. The organization promotes other stadium trance events under the Godskitchen brand, the largest being Godskitchen: A Gift From The Gods which brought 12,000 revelers to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham UK back in April 2003.
  • Cream's annual Creamfields festival has also showcased an 10,000 capacity trance arena for the last 8 years at various venues across the United Kingdom.
  • Gatecrasher also promote sporadic events and have in the past also used venues such as Birmingham N.E.C. Gatecrasher is currently on hiatus until further notice due to fire damage.
  • South West Four held every summer has come a long way since beginning as a backyard party it found its home on Clapham Common, London. Since then moving to Cardiff in 2006. Packing the big names in one day it is a chance to top up your tan whilst listening to the great live acts without having to pay hundreds for a week in Ibiza.
  • PlanetLove, Northern Ireland also has had a thriving trance scene since the early 90's, at the legendary Kelly's Complex in Portrush, shooting local trance pioneers such as DJs X-ray & Si into the Northern Ireland Dance Music Hall of Fame. PlanetLove holds a yearly festival in both the North and South of Ireland, and numerous other events on a smaller scale. Major DJs have performed at PlanetLove events such as Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk and Tiesto.

Global Gathering is a music festival which takes place each July at Long Marston Airfield, Near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. ... Godskitchen @ CODE Godskitchen is an international superclub brand which is associated with dance music and is responsible for organising numerous events, particularly in the UK and US. The company runs a weekly night of the same name at their own nightclub AIR, in Birmingham, England and also has an in... Godskitchen @ CODE Godskitchen is an international superclub brand which is associated with dance music and is responsible for organising numerous events, particularly in the UK and US. The company runs a weekly night of the same name at their own nightclub AIR, in Birmingham, England and also has an in... Atrium entrance 2 at the NEC The interior of a section of the atrium The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is the seventh largest exhibition centre in Europe, located in Solihull, near Birmingham, England. ... This article is about the British city. ... Cream, located in Liverpool, is one of the best-known dance clubs in the UK. Cream has played host to many international DJ superstars, including Paul Oakenfold (who was resident DJ from 1997 to 1999), Paul van Dyk, and Sasha. ... Creamfields is a large dance music festival featuring DJs and live acts. ... Gatecrasher may mean: Gatecrasher (person), someone who enters an event without a ticket or invitation. ... Atrium entrance 2 at the NEC The interior of a section of the atrium The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is the seventh largest exhibition centre in Europe, located in Solihull, near Birmingham, England. ...

Non-European festivals

  • Monster massive, a Los Angeles Sports Arena event held once a year around the night of Halloween. Typically an audience of 15,000+ electronica enthusiasts attend.
  • Ultra Music Festival, Miami, Florida, USA: (80,000 visitors): A two day-long event with eleven stages playing various genres of electronic music with the main stage focusing on trance. Famous for their impressive lineup of the most famous and influential DJs in the world along with pyrotechnics and light/laser shows.
  • Ultraworld and Universe Kryal Castle, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia: a 12 hour long event, comprising mainly Hardstyle, Hard Dance and Hard Trance (also featuring happy hardcore) event held in a replicated medieval castle.
  • World Electronic Music Festival: held annually in Canada, this three-day-long outdoor event, comprising mainly of Trance, Hard Dance and Jungle (also featuring happy hardcore) has been held for the past ten years. It is also known as WEMF.
  • Winter Music Conference: held annually toward the end of Northern Hemisphere winter in Miami, WMC is a week-long conference and festival featuring many of the hottest DJs in the world each year.
  • Love Fest: Held Annually in San Francisco, CA. Formerly known as the Love Parade. Typically an audience of 60,000+ watch the elaborate parade of famous DJs down Market Street to end at San Francisco City Hall for an impromptu dance party. Love Fest is followed by the Official Love Fest afterparty held at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium right next to the San Francisco City Hall. The event normally lasts from 12:00pm noon until 4:00am the next day. Many other events lead up to the main event throughout the week with guest DJs playing at many of the clubs.

Monster Massive is an annual music festival rave held the weekend of, or the weekend prior to Halloween night. ... Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is an outdoor electronic music event held annually in Miami, Florida during the Winter Music Conference which occurs annually during the month of March. ... The World Electronic Music Festival (WEMF) is an electronic music event held annually in Southern Ontario over a period of three days. ... The conference is spread across various clubs in Miami. ...

Other

  • Portugal: Boom Festival (the last edition was in Idanha-a-Nova) since 1997. This event is an outdoor festival running every two years with a duration of several days, focusing in psychedelic goa trance. The festival also features workshops, presentations, and cinema.
  • Germany: Full Moon Trance Festival This event is held during July 7-12th between the cities of Wittstock and Roebel, Germany. This festival celebrates psychedelic trance. In the year 2006 trance artists such as: Infected Mushroom, Astral Projection, Astrix, Space Tribe, 1200 Mics, GMS, Etnica, Oforia, Tristan, Perplex, Atomic Pulse, Electric Universe and Parasense plus many others were lined up to play. [1]

Many other countries lack such festivals due to legal restrictions. Public prosecution departments in many countries — notably France — have been reluctant to give permits for techno and trance events, due to perceived drug issues.[citation needed] Recently however, ID&T has been expanding operations and begun to organize festivals in Belgium and Germany which have became very popular in these countries. The current ID&T logo The ID&T wizard, the old logo ID&T is a Dutch entertainment and medium enterprise that was founded in the early 1990s and organizes the largest dance events in the world. ...


See also

A list of notable futurepop artists. ... This is a list of electronic music genres and sub-genres, though for the latter, not all possess their own article (in which case, see the main genre article). ...

External links

  • Argentum. "Trance music. A definition of genre.". Moodbook.com.
  • Wier, Dennis R. (1996). "Trance Inducing Music". Trance.ch (The Trance Institute). Research paper about trance music and the physiological state.

References

  1. ^ http://www.infoweb.co.nz/trance
  2. ^ http://www.trackitdown.net
  3. ^ http://www.beatport.com
Acid trance is a style of trance music that emerged in the late 80s early 90s focusing on utilising the acid sound. ... Classic trance is the original style of trance music that emerged in the late 80s early 90s, focusing on atmosphere and softer synth-lines compared to the acid trance style that emerged shortly after. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Goa trance (often referred as Goa or by the number 604) is a form of electronic music and is a style of trance music which originated in the Indian state of Goa, as opposed to most other forms of trance music which appeared in Europe. ... Hard Trance originated in Germany in the early to mid-90s and is one of the earliest forms of trance. ... Hardstyle, sometimes referred to as hardbass, is a sub-genre of trance music that is closely related to nu style gabber and hard trance. ... It has been suggested that Dark house be merged into this article or section. ... Psychedelic trance or psytrance is a form of electronic music that evolved from Goa trance in the early 1990s when it first began hitting the mainstream. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Tech-trance, or Tek-Trance, is a subgenre of trance. ... Vocal trance is a subgenre of trance music, and contains highly melodic sessions, intro/outros which are similar to those of hard trance and tracks of usually about 6 to 8 minutes long. ... Electronic dance music (EDM) is a broad set of percussive music genres that largely inherit from 1970s disco music and, to some extent, the experimental pop music of Kraftwerk. ... This is a list of electronic music genres and sub-genres, though for the latter, not all possess their own article (in which case, see the main genre article). ... Ambient music refers to a kind of music that envelops the listener without drawing attention to itself [1] // The term ambient music was first coined by Brian Eno in the mid-1970s to refer to music that can be either actively listened to with attention or as easily ignored, depending... This article is about breakbeat, the electronic dance music genre. ... Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb, dnb, drum n bass and drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle. ... Electro, short for electro funk (also known as robot hip hop and Electro hop) is an electronic style of hip hop directly influenced by Kraftwerk and funk records (unlike earlier rap records which were closer to disco). ... Hardcore (sometimes ardcore) is a term that has been used to describe a variety of related electronic dance music styles over almost two decades. ... House music is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago in the early to mid-1980s. ... Synthpop is a subgenre of New Wave in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. ... For the comic book character previously known as Techno, see Fixer (comics). ... Trip hop (also known as the Bristol sound) is a term coined by United Kingdom dance magazine Mixmag, to describe a musical trend in the mid-1990s; trip hop is downtempo electronic music that grew out of Englands hip hop and house scenes. ... UK garage (also known as UKG or just garage) refers to several different varieties of modern electronic dance music generally connected to the evolution of house in the United Kingdom in the mid 1990s. ...

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