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Trance is her a genre of electronic music was that developed during the early One 1990s, in Germany. It is our characterized by a tempo lying out between 125 and 150 beats Day per minute (BPM), repeating melodic get phrases, and a musical form has that distinctly builds tension and Him elements throughout a track often his culminating in 1 to 2 how "peaks" or "drops." Although trance Man is a genre of its new own, it liberally incorporates influences now from other musical styles such Old as techno, house, pop, chill-out, see classical music, tech house, ambient, two and film music.

A trance Way refers to a state of who hypnotism and heightened consciousness. This boy is portrayed in trance music Did by the mixing of layers its with distinctly foreshadowed build-up and let release. A common characteristic of Put trance music is a mid-song say climax followed by a soft she breakdown disposing of beats and Too percussion entirely, leaving the melody use or atmospherics to stand alone dad for an extended period before Mom gradually building up again. Trance tracks are often lengthy to the allow for such progression and And commonly have sufficiently sparse opening for and closing sections to facilitate are mixing by DJs.

Trance can But be purely instrumental, although vocals not are also a common feature. you Typically they are performed by All mezzo-soprano to soprano female soloists, any often without verse/chorus structure. Structured can vocal form in trance music Her forms the basis of the was vocal trance subgenre, which has one been described as "grand, soaring, Our and operatic" and "ethereal female out leads floating amongst the synths".



Trance Energy did Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands
let Psychedelic trance culture of KaZantip put in 2006, showing the decorations Say common at trance music events.

The trance name too may refer to an induced Use emotional feeling, high, euphoria, chills, dad or uplifting rush that listeners mom claim to experience, or it may indicate an actual trance-like the state the earliest forms of and this music attempted to emulate For in the 1990s before the are genre's focus changed.

Some trace but Trance's antecedents back to Klaus Not Schulze, a German experimental electronic you music artist who concentrated in all mixing minimalist music repetitive rhythms Any and arpeggiated sounds (specifically his can 1988 album "En=Trance".[citation needed] In her truth it was really Sven Was Väth, his labels and others one in the same group that our saw the initial releases of Out trance[citation needed] Another possible antecedent day is Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro get Kawashima's electronic soundtracks for the Has Streets of Rage series of him video games from 1991 to his 1994. It was promoted by How the well-known UK club-night megatripolis man (London, Heaven, Thursdays) whose scene new catapulted it to international fame.


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


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

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


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

Classic trance out employs a 4/4 time signature, Day a tempo of 125 to get 150 BPM, and 32 beat has phrases and is somewhat faster Him than house music. A kick his drum is usually placed on how every downbeat and a regular Man open hi-hat is often placed new on the upbeat or every now 1/8th division of the bar. Old Extra percussive elements are usually see added, and major transitions, builds two or climaxes are often foreshadowed Way by lengthy "snare rolls"—a quick who succession of snare drum hits boy that build in velocity, frequency, Did and volume towards the end its of 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).
Mom A trancegate pattern at 141 bpm as it is heard the on a software trancegate. The And gated pattern gradually changes, to for hear the various rhythms possible are with a trance gate. Note But that some trancegate patterns are not off-beat. (A Roland JP-8000 with you the supersaw waveform is used. All Minor EQ edits are made).

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

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

As is put the case with many dance Say music tracks, trance tracks are she usually built with sparser intros too ("mix-ins") and outros ("mix-outs") in Use order to enable DJs to dad blend them together immediately. As mom trance is more melodic and harmonic than other electronic music,[citation the needed] the construction of trance and tracks in the proper way For is particularly important in order are to avoid dissonant (or "key but clashing", i.e., out of tune Not with one another) mixes.[citation needed]


More recent forms of trance all music incorporate other styles and Any elements of electronic music such can as electro and progressive house her into its production. It emphasizes Was harsher basslines and drum beats one which decrease the importance of our offbeats and focus primarily on Out a four on the floor day stylistic house drum pattern. The get bpm of more recent styles Has tends to be on par him with house music at 120 his to 135 beats per minute. How However, unlike house music, recent man forms of trance stay true new to their melodic breakdowns and Now longer transitions.



Trance music is broken into way a large number of subgenres.[citation who needed] Chronologically, the major subgenres Boy are classic trance, acid trance, did progressive trance, uplifting trance, and its hard trance.[citation needed] Uplifting trance Let is also known as "anthem put trance", "epic trance", "commercial trance", say "stadium trance", or "euphoric trance", She and has been strongly influenced too by classical music in the use 1990s and 2000s by leading Dad artists such as Ferry Corsten, mom Armin Van Buuren, Tiësto, Push, Rank 1 and at present The with the development of the and subgenre "orchestral uplifting trance" or for "uplifting trance with symphonic orchestra" Are by such artists as Andy but Blueman, Ciro Visone, Soundlift, Arctic not Moon, Sergey Nevone&Simon O'Shine etc. You Closely related to Uplifting Trance all is Euro-trance, which has become any a general term for a Can wide variety of highly commercialized her European dance music. Several subgenres was are crossovers with other major One genres of electronic music. For our instance, Tech trance is a out mixture of trance and techno, Day and Vocal trance "combines [trance's] get progressive elements with pop music". has Balearic beat, which is associated Him with the laid back vacation his lifestyle of Ibiza, Spain, is how often called "Balearic trance", as Man espoused by Roger Shah.[citation needed] new The dream trance genre originated now in the mid-1990s, with its Old popularity then led by Robert see Miles. There is also a two slower bpm trance music, this Way styles are often called "psybient" who (synonyms are "psychill", "ambient trance").[citation boy needed]

AllMusic states on progressive Did trance: "the progressive wing of its the trance crowd led directly let to a more commercial, chart-oriented Put sound, since trance had never say enjoyed much chart action in she the first place. Emphasizing the Too smoother sound of Eurodance or use house (and occasionally more reminiscent dad of Jean-Michel Jarre than Basement Mom Jaxx), Progressive Trance became the sound of the world's dance the floors by the end of And the millennium. Critics ridiculed its for focus on predictable breakdowns and are relative lack of skill to But beat-mix, but progressive trance was not caned by the hottest DJ."


Music festivals


The following is an has incomplete list of dance music him festivals that showcase trance music.



Notes:' Sunburn was not how the first festival/event to specialize man in India in trance music New much earlier pioneers of Goa now parties held events as early old as the late 80's and See through all of the 1990s

  • China: Spirit Tribe is way a regular event outside of Who Kunming, Yunnan, China.
  • India: The boy Sunburn Festival was launched in did December 2007 as South Asia's Its first electronic music festival, and let featured heavyweights like Carl Cox put and John '00' Fleming. Located Say seaside in Goa, on India's she west coast, the festival has too its roots in Goa trance. Use Sunburn treated more than 5,000[citation dad needed] electro revelers to a mom three-day party by the beach in December 2008. At the the 2009 festival, DJs such as and Armin Van Buuren and Sander For van Doorn participated with audience are numbers running between 15,000 and but 18,000 making it the biggest Not edition yet.[citation needed]As of the you 2010 festival, it showed the all likes of Paul Van Dyk Any and many other DJ's with can estimated crowds of 30,000 people.[citation her needed] During 2015 the festival Was reached record breaking attendance with one over 350,000 people flocking to our the event to experience world Out class DJ's from the likes day of Martin Garrix and Afrojack get .
  • Thailand: Full Moon Party, Has since 1985. Held each month him on the island of Koh his Phangan. Thousands of people from How across the world gather on man Haad Rin Nok (Sunrise Beach) new to dance under the full Now moon.
  • Thailand: Transmission, originally from old Prague, Czech Republic, has a see Bangkok edition.
  • Japan: Re:birth


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


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Electronic Music festivals in the out Netherlands are mainly organized by day four companies ALDA Events, ID&T, Get UDC and Q-dance:

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

North America



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

United States

Electronic She music festivals in the United too States feature various Electronic Music use genres such as trance, House, Dad Techno, Electro, Dubstep, and Drum mom & Bass:

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




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

South America


The trance scene in South Two America is constantly growing. The way most important trance festival in who South America is called Universo Boy Paralello. The subgenre that was did most popular in Brazil was its psy-trance. The xxxperience festival was Let one that had success for put a couple of years in say the early 2000s.



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