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Mauro Picotto

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

Like This, Like That (Part 1)

A1 Like This, Like That (Megavoices Claxixx Mix) (6:38)
B1 Like This, Like That (Hi-Gate Remix) (7:59)

VC Recordings

Cat No: VCRT 092
Released: 2001


Members Of Mayday

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

Sonic Empire

A1 Sonic Empire (Oliver Klein Remix)
B1 Sonic Empire (Three 'N One Remix)


Deviant Records

Cat No: DVNT 49XR
Released: 2002


Benjamin Sven & Chilli

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

Save A Prayer

A Save A Prayer (Vocal)
B Save A Prayer (Instrumental)

The Future Is Loud

Cat No: LOUD 12 V 001
Released: 2003



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

Celestial Records Sampler

A1 Sang Froid Sea (Of Love) (Alien Dance Machine & Thought Of One Prog House Remix) (7:21)
A2 Sang Froid Sea (Of Love) (Alien Dance Machine & DJ Hardcore Chillout Remix) (4:53)
AA1 Angelz Beautiful (Alien Dance Machine & Thought Of One Original Mix) (6:49)
AA2 Messiah (40) Sacred Souls (Thought Of One Original Mix) (8:00)

Celestial Records

Cat No: CEL20021T
Released: 2002



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

Flower Duet

A Flower Duet (Way Out West Mix) (6:40)
B Flower Duet (Solarplexus Mix) (8:04)

Pelican Records

Cat No: Pelipromo 1
Released: 1998



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

Love Is A Drug

A Love Is A Drug

Not On Label

Cat No: 08 48480 20


Decoy & Roy

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

Inner Life (Remixes)

A Inner Life (Apollo Remix)
Remix - Apollo
B Inner Life (DJ Energy Remix)
Remix - DJ Energy

Data Records

Cat No: DATA 43TR
Released: 2002



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

I'm Alive

A I'm Alive (Hyper Mix)
B I'm Alive (Project Mayhem Mix)

5050 Records

Cat No: 5050G-002


Laura Branigan

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

The Winner Takes It All

A1 The Winner Takes It All (Main Mix)
A2 The Winner Takes It All (Drum & Choir Mix)
B1 The Winner Takes It All (Matt & Vito's History Mix)
B2 The Winner Takes It All (Matt & Vito's History Instrumental)

Not On Label

Cat No: LJR 11



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance


A Live-Express
B Live-Express

Magnetic Productions

Cat No: MP004
Released: 2000


Kelly Llorenna

Format: Vinyl Double 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

Brighter Day

A Brighter Day (Paul Gotels Emotive Soundscape Mix)
B Brighter Day (Circuit Mix)
C Brighter Day (The Shimmon & Woolfson Breakbeat Mix)
D Brighter Day (The Steve Kerr Darker Day Remix)

Pukka Records

Cat No: 12PUKKA05
Released: 1995



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

Fall At Your Feet

A1 Fall At Your Feet (Club Mix)
B1 Fall At Your Feet (Extended Mix)
B2 Fall At Your Feet (Radio Mix)

Sony Music

Cat No: XPR3611
Released: 2002


Saved By Zero

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

Where Did The Love Go?

A1 Where Did The Love Go? (Club Classic Cut)
A2 Where Did The Love Go? (Funky Boy Remix)
B1 Where Did The Love Go? (Full On Mix)
B2 Where Did The Love Go? (Club Classic Instrumental)

Stl E' Records

Cat No: ADR12007
Released: 2004


Kylie Minogue

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

On A Night Like This (Rob Searle Mix)

A On A Night Like This (Rob Searle Mix)

Parlophone Records

Cat No: NLT 001
Released: 2000


Energy 52

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Trance

Café Del Mar (Disc 1)

A Café Del Mar (Three 'N One Remix) (8:43)
B Café Del Mar (DJ Kid Paul Mix) (7:18)

Hooj Choons

Cat No: HOOJ 51
Released: 1997


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Information on the Trance genre

Trance is a genre of electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s. Trance music is generally characterized by a tempo of between 130 and 155 BPM, short melodic synthesizer phrases, and a musical form that builds up and down throughout a track. It is a combination of many forms of music such as industrial, techno, and house. The origin of the term is uncertain, with some suggesting that the term is derived from the Klaus Schulze album Trancefer (1981) or the early trance act Dance 2 Trance. In any case, the name is undoubtedly linked to the perceived ability of music to induce an altered state of consciousness known as a trance. The effect of some trance music has been likened to the trance-inducing music created by ancient shamanists during long periods of drumming.


Some of the earliest identifiable trance recordings came from the acid house movement, which was pioneered by The KLF. The most notable of these were the original 1988 / 1989 versions of "What Time Is Love?" and "3 a.m. Eternal", along with the aptly titled, "Kylie Said Trance" (1989) and "Last Train to Trancentral" (1990). The KLF labeled these early recordings "Pure Trance" and they share many similarities with The White Room album (1991) but 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 is Age of Love's self-titled debut single which was released in early 1990 and is seen a basis for the original trance sound to come out of Germany, Some consider "The Age of Love" to be the first true trance single. The second track was Dance 2 Trance's "We Came in Peace", the b-side of their own self-titled debut single. Another influential song was Future Sound Of London's "Papua New Guinea" (1991).

The trance sound beyond this acid-era genesis is said to have been an off-shoot of techno in German clubs during the very early 1990s. Germany is often cited as a birthplace of trance culture. Some of the earliest pioneers of the genre included Jam El Mar, Oliver Lieb, and Sven Väth who all produced numerous tracks under multiple aliases. Trance labels like Eye Q, Harthouse, Rising High Records, 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. Also, the songs did not "bounce around" in the same way that house did and often contained unpredictable shifts in beat structure. These early forms of trance are now referred to as classic trance and were longer and more abstract than the more danceable trance that was to follow.

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 has 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 continued to contain 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.

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 wide audience. Artists like Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Robert Miles, Above & Beyond, Darren Tate, Ferry Corsten, Johan Gielen, ATB, Paul Oakenfold, Pulser, and Third Element 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.

Post-popular trance

As an alternative evolution some artists have attempted to fuse trance with other genres such as drum'n'bass. Others have experimented with more minimalist sounds. Frustrated, extreme versions of trance have mutated through gabber into fringe genres of "hard trance" or "hardstyle" overlapping with hardcore and terrorcore.

Trance more loyal to its roots has begun to rear its head on the internet with the abundance of legal music download sites - including the likes of Juno Download, and Beatport, - 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 Sasha, Tiësto, ATB, Markus Schulz, Armin van Buuren, BT, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Paul Oakenfold, 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.

Trance genres

Trance music is broken into a large number of genres. Chronologically, the major genres are Classic trance, Acid trance, Progressive trance, and Uplifting Trance. Uplifting Trance is also known as "Anthem trance", "Epic trance", "Stadium trance" or "Euphoric trance". Closely related to Uplifting Trance is Euro-trance, which has become a general term for a wide variety of highly commercialized European dance music. Several subgenres are crossovers with other major genres of electronic music. For instance, tech trance is a mixture of trance and techno, Vocal Trance adds vocals and a pop-like structure to the songs, and Ambient trance is a mixture of ambient and trance. Balearic beat, which is associated with the laid back vacation lifestyle of Ibiza, Spain, is often called "Ibiza trance". Similarly, Dream trance is sometimes called "Dream House", and is a subgenre of relaxing trance pioneered by Robert Miles in the mid 90s.

Another important distinction is between European trance and Goa trance which originated in Goa, India around the same time trance was evolving in Europe. Goa trance was influential in the formation of Psychedelic Trance, which features spazzy, spontaneous samples and other psychedelic elements. Trance is also very popular in Israel, with psychedelic trance producers such as Infected Mushroom and Yahel Sherman achieving world wide fame. The Israeli subgenre called Nitzhonot is a mixture of psychedelic and uplifting trance.