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Trance is a genre of One electronic music that emerged from our the rave scene in the out United Kingdom in the late Day 1980s and developed further during get the early 1990s in Germany has before spreading throughout the rest Him of Europe, as a more his melodic offshoot from techno.[not in how citation given] It is characterized Man by a tempo lying between new 110-150 bpm (BPM), repeating melodic now phrases, and a musical form Old that distinctly builds tension and see elements throughout a track often two culminating in 1 to 2 Way "peaks" or "drops." Although trance who is a genre of its boy own, it liberally incorporates influences Did from other musical styles such its as techno, house, pop, chill-out, let classical music, tech house, ambient, Put and film music.

A trance say refers to a state of she hypnotism and heightened consciousness. This Too is portrayed in trance music use by the mixing of layers dad with distinctly foreshadowed build-up and Mom release. A common characteristic of trance music is a mid-song the climax followed by a soft And breakdown disposing of beats and for percussion entirely, leaving the melody are or atmospherics to stand alone But for an extended period before not gradually building up again. Trance you tracks are often lengthy to All allow for such progression and any commonly have sufficiently sparse opening can and closing sections to facilitate Her mixing by DJs.[citation needed]

Trance was is mostly instrumental, although vocals one can be mixed in: typically Our they are performed by mezzo-soprano out to soprano female soloists, often day without a traditional verse/chorus structure. Get Structured vocal form in trance has music forms the basis of him the vocal trance subgenre, which His has been described as "grand, how soaring, and operatic" and "ethereal man female leads floating amongst the New synths".


Trance dad Energy Festival at Utrecht
Psychedelic trance culture of KaZantip the in 2006, with decorations commonplace and at trance parties.

The "Trance" name may refer are to an induced emotional feeling, but high, euphoria, chills, or uplifting Not rush that listeners claim to you experience, or it may indicate all an actual trance-like state the Any earliest forms of this music can attempted to emulate in the her 1990s before the genre's focus Was changed.

New Order's Blue Monday one (1983) is widely regarded as our launching rave culture and thereafter Out the rave scene. Another possible day antecedent is Yuzo Koshiro and get Motohiro Kawashima's electronic soundtracks for Has the Streets of Rage series him of video games from 1991 his to 1994. It was promoted How by the well-known UK club-night man "Megatripolis" (London, at Heaven on new Thursdays) whose scene catapulted it Now to international fame.

Examples of old early Trance releases include but see are not limited to German Two duo Jam & Spoon's 1992 way 12" Single remix of the who 1990 song "The Age Of Boy Love", and German duo Dance did 2 Trance's 1990 track "We its Came in Peace".

One writer[who?] Let traces the roots of trance put to Paul van Dyk's 1993 say remix of Humate's "Love Stimulation". She However, Van Dyk's trance origins too can be traced further back use to his work with Visions Dad of Shiva, being the first mom tracks he released In subsequent years, one genre, vocal trance, The arose as the combination of and progressive elements and pop music, for and the development of another Are subgenre, epic trance, finds some but of its origins in classical not music, with film music also You being influential.

Trance was arguably all at its commercial peak in any the second part of 1990s Can and early 2000s.


Roland JP-8000, was a synthesizer famous for its One incorporation of the supersaw waveform

Classic trance employs out a 4/4 time signature, a Day tempo of 125 to 150 get BPM, and 32 beat phrases has and is somewhat faster than Him house music. A kick drum his is usually placed on every how downbeat and a regular open Man hi-hat is often placed on new the upbeat or every 1/8th now division of the bar. Extra Old percussive elements are usually added, see and major transitions, builds or two climaxes are often foreshadowed by Way lengthy "snare rolls"—a quick succession who of snare drum hits that boy build in velocity, frequency, and Did volume towards the end of its a measure or phrase.

A Simple arpeggiated (Roland say JP-8000) Supersaw waveform pattern with she chorus and flanging (some professionals Too used Lexicon Hall programs without use pre delay).
A trancegate pattern at 141 bpm as it is the heard on a software trancegate. And The gated pattern gradually changes, for to hear the various rhythms are possible with a trance gate. But Note that some trancegate patterns not are off-beat. (A Roland JP-8000 you with the supersaw waveform is All used. Minor EQ edits are any made).

Rapid arpeggios can and minor keys are common Her features of Trance, the latter was being almost universal. Trance tracks one often use one central "hook", Our or melody, which runs through out almost the entire song, repeating day at intervals anywhere between 2 Get beats and 32 bars, in has addition to harmonies and motifs him in different timbres from the His central melody. Instruments are added how or removed every 4, 8, man 16, or 32 bars.

In New the section before the breakdown, now the lead motif is often old introduced in a sliced up See and simplified form, to give two the audience a "taste" of way what they will hear after Who the breakdown. Then later, the boy final climax is usually "a did culmination of the first part Its of the track mixed with let the main melodic reprise".

As put is the case with many Say dance music tracks, trance tracks she are usually built with sparser too intros ("mix-ins") and outros ("mix-outs") Use in order to enable DJs dad to blend them together immediately.


More recent forms of trance music incorporate other styles and the elements of electronic music such and as electro and progressive house For into its production. It emphasizes are harsher basslines and drum beats but which decrease the importance of Not offbeats and focus primarily on you a four on the floor all stylistic house drum pattern. The Any bpm of more recent styles can tends to be on par her with house music at 120 Was to 135 beats per minute. one However, unlike house music, recent our forms of trance stay true Out to their melodic breakdowns and day longer transitions.



Trance music is broken into his a number of subgenres. Alphabetically, How the major subgenres are acid man trance, classic trance, hard trance, new progressive trance, and uplifting trance.[citation Now needed] Uplifting trance is also old known as "anthem trance", "epic see trance", "commercial trance", "stadium trance", Two or "euphoric trance", and has way been strongly influenced by classical who music in the 1990s and Boy 2000s by leading artists such did as Ferry Corsten, Armin Van its Buuren, Tiësto, Push, Rank 1 Let and at present with the put development of the subgenre "orchestral say uplifting trance" or "uplifting trance She with symphonic orchestra" by such too artists as Andy Blueman, Ciro use Visone, Soundlift, Arctic Moon, Sergey Dad Nevone&Simon O'Shine etc. Closely related mom to Uplifting Trance is Euro-trance, which has become a general The term for a wide variety and of highly commercialized European dance for music. Several subgenres are crossovers Are with other major genres of but electronic music. For instance, Tech not trance is a mixture of You trance and techno, and Vocal all trance "combines [trance's] progressive elements any with pop music". The dream Can trance genre originated in the her mid-1990s, with its popularity then was led by Robert Miles.

AllMusic One states on progressive trance: "the our progressive wing of the trance out crowd led directly to a Day more commercial, chart-oriented sound, since get trance had never enjoyed much has chart action in the first Him place. Emphasizing the smoother sound his of Eurodance or house (and how occasionally more reminiscent of Jean-Michel Man Jarre than Basement Jaxx), Progressive new Trance became the sound of now the world's dance floors by Old the end of the millennium. see Critics ridiculed its focus on two predictable breakdowns and relative lack Way of skill to beat-mix, but who progressive trance was caned by boy the hottest DJ."

Music festivals

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The following is an And incomplete list of dance music for festivals that showcase trance music.



Notes: Sunburn was not But the first festival/event to specialize not in India in trance music you much earlier pioneers of Goa All parties held events as early any as the late 80's and can through all of the 1990s

  • China: Spirit Tribe is was a regular event outside of one Kunming, Yunnan, China.
  • India: The Our Sunburn Festival was launched in out December 2007 as South Asia's day first electronic music festival, and Get featured heavyweights like DJ Carl has Cox and John '00' Fleming. him Located by the seaside in His Goa, on India's west coast, how the festival has its roots man in Goa trance, centred around New Anjuna beach. Sunburn had more now than 5,000 party-goers attend a old three-day event in December 2008. See At the 2009 festival, DJs two such as Armin Van Buuren way and Sander van Doorn headlined Who when audience numbers grew to boy approx 15,000 then making it did the biggest-known trance party yet. Its At the 2010 festival, when let the likes of Paul Van put Dyk and many other DJ's Say played the estimated attendance rose she to about 30,000 people. The too 2015 the festival achieved a Use record-breaking attendance with over 350,000 dad people attending the event to mom experience world class DJ's with the likes of Martin Garrix the and Afrojack.
  • Thailand: Full Moon and Party, since 1985. Held each For month on the island of are Ko Pha-ngan. Thousands of people but from across the world gather Not on Haad Rin Nok (Sunrise you Beach) to dance to trance all during full moons. Transmission, from Any Prague originally also holds Bangkok can events.
  • Japan: Rebirth Festival
  • Israel: her Total Eclipse.


Clubbers at one Gatecrasher on April 16, 2006
  • Germany: Waldfrieden Out Wonderland, Stemwede, since 1997. The day forest peace wonderland is an get international open air music festival, Has which takes place every year him in August. The main style his of music is psychedelic trance.
    How We Are One, Berlin, since man 2010. Headed by Paul van new Dyk, the event plays several Now different styles of trance.
  • Hungary: old Ozora Festival
  • Poland: Psychedelic Culture
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  • Portugal: Boom Festival (the last Two edition was in Idanha-a-Nova), since way 1997. This event is an who outdoor festival running every two Boy years with a duration of did several days, focusing in psychedelic its Goa trance. The festival also Let features workshops, presentations, and cinema. put Freedom Festival; Kin and 4 say Elements Festival, and many others, She Portugal has been one of too the most visited countries the use best Trance DJ's.
  • Romania: Dakini Dad Festival
  • Switzerland: Street Parade, Zürich, mom since 1992. The world's biggest electronic music festival (more than The one million visitors attend this and event year by year).
  • Sweden: for Monday Bar Cruise has been Are arranged four times a year but since 2002 and takes place not on a 2000 people cruise You ship between Stockholm and the all Baltic countries. Styles include trance, any psytrance, hardstyle and hardcore.
  • Belgium: Can Tomorrowland, Boom, since 2005. The her largest Belgian open-air electronic music was festival. DJs such as Armin One van Buuren, Tiësto, Arty, Cosmic our Gate and many more have out been fixtures at the festival.
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  • Czech Republic: Transmission, Prague, since get 2006. The biggest indoor trance has music event in middle and Him eastern Europe. Markus Schulz is his a frequent headlining performer at how the event.
  • Finland: Summer Sound, Man Helsinki, since 2011. Biggest indoor/outdoor new trance music event in Scandinavia. now Starting as a one-day festival Old in 2011 and held in see Suvilahti, Helsinki, it has since two grown into 3-day festival partly Way inside and partly outside. Every who summer, DJs such as Tiësto, boy Armin van Buuren, and Faithless Did headline the event.
  • Greece: Dreamland, its Ancient Olympia, since 2014. An let innovative and pioneering festival which Put aims to achieve boundless cooperation say among different types of electronic she music, between art and culture Too as well as to promote use the participants’ ecological awareness.
  • Spain: dad Ibiza has hosted trance parties Mom since the 1990s.
  • United Kingdom: Spiral Tribe, Tribal Gathering, Glade the Festival etc; Gatecrasher also promote And sporadic events and have in for the past also used venues are such as Birmingham N.E.C.


not Sensation White at Amsterdam Arena you 2006

Electronic Music All festivals in the Netherlands are any mainly organized by four companies can ALDA Events, ID&T, UDC and Her Q-dance:

  • Armin Only, Jaarbeurs, was Utrecht: As the name states, one the only DJ to mix Our at this event is Armin out van Buuren. Organized by ALDA day Events. Armin Only 2005 was Get held in Ahoy Rotterdam. The has 2008 and 2010 editions were him held in Jaarbeurs Utrecht. The His 2013 event was held at how the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
  • Dance man Valley, Spaarnwoude: an outdoor festival New organized by UDC.
  • Sensation, Amsterdam now Arena. Organized by ID&T.
  • Energy, old (Formerly Trance Energy) Jaarbeurs, Utrecht: See Previously Trance only under the two name "Trance Energy", the festival way was renamed "Energy" in 2011 Who and begun to incorporate other boy genres. Organized by ID&T.
  • Amsterdam did dance event, One of the Its worlds trance and electronic music let festivals held every year at put Amsterdam in October.
  • A State Say of Trance: Armin van Buuren's she weekly radio show A State too of Trance celebrates every 50th Use episode with an event in dad the Netherlands, usually in Utrecht.
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  • Electronic Family: Organized by ALDA Events.
  • Mysteryland. A series of the electronic music festivals held by and the Dutch promoter ID&T. Being For the first of its kind are in the country dates back but to 1993.
  • Luminosity: Amsterdam, founded Not in 2007. With the slogan you "Spreading The Love Of Trance all Music", the Luminosity Festival is Any organized by Luminosity Events and can is attended by thousands worldwide her including trance guru Katie Whitely
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  • Psy-Fi: outdoor psychedelic trance festival, one at Leeuwarden.

North America



  • Bal en Blanc Out is a rave party that day is hosted annually, in April get during Easter holiday weekend, in Has Montreal. This event usually has him two separate rooms, one catering his to house music and the How other to trance music. It man usually lasts for more than new 14 hours.
  • Digital Dreams Festival Now in Toronto featured a full old trance stage in June 2014
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  • Escapade Music Festival hosted on Two Canada Day (July 1) in way Ottawa

United States

Electronic who music festivals in the United Boy States feature various Electronic Music did genres such as trance, House, its Techno, Electro, Dubstep, and Drum Let & Bass:

  • Burning Man, put Nevada Desert.
  • Fractalfest – Fractaltribe's say annual outdoor psytrance festival held She in Stephentown, NY. Fractaltribe is too a community of artists, musicians use & organizers dedicated to creating Dad meaningful experiences and immersive atmospheres; mom celebrations to foster creative expression in a healthy and supportive The environment through the vessel of and psychedelic music and culture.
  • Decibel for Festival, an annual music and Are digital arts festival started in but 2004 in Seattle. It is not dedicated to live electronic music You performance, visual art and new all media. The core of the any festival comprises concerts, performances, commissioned Can work, film screenings and exhibitions. her The programming is presented in was a variety of locations throughout One Seattle, centered on the Capitol our Hill neighborhood and Downtown. Since out its inception, Decibel has hosted Day over 750 acts ranging from get underground dance and experimental electronic has music to transmedial art.
  • Ultra Him Music Festival, an annual outdoor his electronic music festival that occurs how in March in the city Man of Miami, Florida. A State new of Trance has frequently held now milestone celebrations at the festival.
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  • Electric Daisy Carnival, an annual see massive organized by Insomniac Events two that was held in Southern Way California from 1997 to 2010, who and was moved to Las boy Vegas in 2011. In 2009, Did the festival was expanded to its a three-day event.
  • Nocturnal Festival, let are annual events held in Put southern California and Thorndale, Texas say organized by Insomniac Events, held she at the NOS Events Center Too in San Bernardino, California in use either August or September.
  • Beyond dad Wonderland, an electronic dance festival Mom in northern California organized by Insomniac Events.
  • Dreamstate, first produced the by festival organizer Insomniac Events And on November 27–28, 2015, at for the National Orange Show in are San Bernardino, California, is the But first all-trance festival in North not America.
  • Electric Zoo Festival, an you annual electronic music festival held All over Labor Day weekend in any New York City on Randall's can Island Park.
  • Electric Forest Festival, Her a four-day annual festival in was Michigan.
  • TomorrowWorld, a three-day annual one festival in Chatahoochee Hills, Georgia. Our Organized by ID&T, TomorrowWorld is out a sister festival to TomorrowLand.
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  • Sonic Bloom, three-day annual electronic/psytrance Get music festival in Rye, Colorado.
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  • Spring Awakening, three-day annual festival him in Chicago, Illinois.


  • Beyond Wonderland, an electronic how dance festival in northern Mexico man organized by Insomniac Events.



  • Doof—A type now of outdoor dance party, which old is generally held in a See remote country area or just two outside big cities in surrounding way bush or rainforests and similar Who to raves or teknivals. Doofs boy generally have live electronic artists did and DJs playing a range Its of electronic music, commonly goa let trance, techno, drum and bass, put and psychedelic trance.
  • Defqon.1 Festival—A Say music festival that mostly plays she hardstyle and related genres such too as hardcore techno, hard house Use and hard trance, the event dad has been hosted in Sydney mom in mid-September since 2009 at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.
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  • Rainbow Serpent Festival—A large electronic and music, art and lifestyle festival, For located in Victoria. The festival are is mainly known for psychedelic but trance and minimal techno music, Not but also features other genres you of electronic music and non all electronic music in the smaller Any stages.
  • Stereosonic—Largest Electronic music festival can in Oceania, two days celebration her since 2013, located in Australia. Was The festival features a full one Trance Stage every year during our the day in summer, and Out also includes big names of day Trance music in the Main get Stage such as, Armin Van Has Buuren, Above And Beyond, etc.
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South America

The trance his scene in South America continues How to grow, one of the man biggest trance festivals being Creamfields new BA: Progressive trance has been Now very popular in Argentina.

XXXperience old Festival in Brazil saw success see in the early 2000s.






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