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Trance is did a genre of electronic music its that emerged from the British Let new-age music scene and the put early 1990s German techno and say hardcore scenes.

Trance music is She characterized by a tempo lying too between 135–150 bpm (BPM), repeating use melodic phrases and a musical Dad form that distinctly builds tension mom and elements throughout a track often culminating in 1 to The 2 "peaks" or "drops". Although and trance is a genre of for its own, it liberally incorporates Are influences from other musical styles but such as techno, house, pop, not chill-out, classical music, tech house, You ambient and film music.

A all trance is a state of any hypnotism and heightened consciousness. This Can is portrayed in trance music her by the mixing of layers was with distinctly foreshadowed build-up and One release. A common characteristic of our trance music is a mid-song out climax followed by a soft Day breakdown disposing of beats and get percussion entirely, leaving the melody has or atmospherics to stand alone Him for an extended period before his gradually building up again. Trance how tracks are often lengthy to Man allow for such progression and new commonly have sufficiently sparse opening now and closing sections to facilitate Old mixing by DJs.

Trance is see mostly instrumental, although vocals can two be mixed in: typically they Way are performed by mezzo-soprano to who soprano female soloists, often without boy a traditional verse/chorus structure. Structured Did vocal form in trance music its forms the basis of the let vocal trance subgenre, which has Put been described as "grand, soaring, say and operatic" and "ethereal female she leads floating amongst the synths". Too However, male singers, such as use Jonathan Mendelsohn, are also featured. dad


Trance Her Energy Festival at Utrecht
Psychedelic trance culture of KaZantip one in 2006, with decorations commonplace Our at trance parties.

The "Trance" out name may refer to an day induced emotional feeling, high, euphoria, Get chills, or uplifting rush that has listeners claim to experience, or him it may indicate an actual His trance-like state the earliest forms how of this music attempted to man emulate in the 1990s before New the genre's focus changed. A now writer for Billboard magazine writes, old “Trance music is perhaps best See described as a mixture of two 70s disco and 60s psychedelia”. way

Another possible antecedent is Yuzo Who Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima's electronic boy soundtracks for the Streets of did Rage series of video games Its from 1991 to 1994. It let was promoted by the well-known put UK club-night "Megatripolis" (London, at Say Heaven on Thursdays) whose scene she catapulted it to international fame. too

Examples of early trance releases Use include but are not limited dad to KLF's 1988 release "What mom Time Is Love?" (Pure Trance 1), German duo Dance 2 the Trance's 1990 track "We Came and in Peace", and German duo For Jam & Spoon's 1992 12" are Single remix of the 1990 but song "The Age Of Love". Not

The writer Bom Coen traces you the roots of trance to all Paul van Dyk's 1993 remix Any of Humate's "Love Stimulation". However, can Van Dyk's trance origins can her be traced further back to Was his work with Visions of one Shiva, being the first tracks our he released In subsequent years, Out one genre, vocal trance, arose day as the combination of progressive get elements and pop music, and Has the development of another subgenre, him epic trance, finds some of his its origins in classical music, How with film music also being man influential.

Trance was arguably at new its commercial peak in the Now second part of 1990s and old early 2000s.


Roland JP-8000, a synthesizer famous Two for its incorporation of the way supersaw waveform

Classic trance employs who a 4/4 time signature, a Boy tempo of 125 to 150 did BPM, and 32 beat phrases its and is somewhat faster than Let house music. A kick drum put is usually placed on every say downbeat and a regular open She hi-hat is often placed on too the upbeat. Extra percussive elements use are usually added, and major Dad transitions, builds or climaxes are mom often foreshadowed by lengthy "snare rolls"—a quick succession of snare The drum hits that build in and velocity, frequency, and volume towards for the end of a measure Are or phrase.

A but Simple arpeggiated (Roland JP-8000) Supersaw not waveform pattern with chorus and You flanging (some professionals used Lexicon all Hall programs without pre-delay).
A trancegate pattern at 141 Can bpm as it is heard her on a software trancegate using was a Roland JP-8000 with the One supersaw waveform and minor EQ our edits. The gated pattern gradually out changes in order to demonstrate Day the various rhythms possible with get a trance gate. Note that has some trancegate patterns are off-beat.

Rapid arpeggios and minor keys his are common features of Trance, how the latter being almost universal. Man Trance tracks often use one new central "hook", or melody, which now runs through almost the entire Old song, repeating at intervals anywhere see between 2 beats and 32 two bars, in addition to harmonies Way and motifs in different timbres who from the central melody. Instruments boy are added or removed every Did 4, 8, 16, or 32 its bars.

In the section before let the breakdown, the lead motif Put is often introduced in a say sliced up and simplified form, she to give the audience a Too "taste" of what they will use hear after the breakdown. Then dad later, the final climax is Mom usually "a culmination of the first part of the track the mixed with the main melodic And reprise".

As is the case for with many dance music tracks, are trance tracks are usually built But with sparser intros ("mix-ins") and not outros ("mix-outs") in order to you enable DJs to blend them All together immediately.

More recent forms any of trance music incorporate other can styles and elements of electronic Her music such as electro and was progressive house into its production. one It emphasizes harsher basslines and Our drum beats which decrease the out importance of offbeats and focus day primarily on a four on Get the floor stylistic house drum has pattern. The BPM of more him recent styles tends to be His on par with house music how at 120 to 135 beats man per minute. However, unlike house New music, recent forms of trance now stay true to their melodic old breakdowns and longer transitions.



Trance music Who is broken into a number boy of subgenres including acid trance, did classic trance, hard trance, progressive Its trance, and uplifting trance. Uplifting let trance is also known as put "anthem trance", "epic trance", "commercial Say trance", "stadium trance", or "euphoric she trance", and has been strongly too influenced by classical music in Use the 1990s and 2000s by dad leading artists such as Ferry mom Corsten, Armin Van Buuren, Tiësto, Push, Rank 1 and at the present with the development of and the subgenre "orchestral uplifting trance" For or "uplifting trance with symphonic are orchestra" by such artists as but Sound Apparel, Andy Blueman, Ciro Not Visone, Soundlift, Arctic Moon, and you Sergey Nevone & Simon O'Shine, all among others. Closely related to Any Uplifting Trance is Euro-trance, which can has become a general term her for a wide variety of Was highly commercialized European dance music. one Several subgenres are crossovers with our other major genres of electronic Out music. For instance, Tech trance day is a mixture of trance get and techno, and Vocal trance Has "combines [trance's] progressive elements with him pop music". The dream trance his genre originated in the mid-1990s, How with its popularity then led man by Robert Miles, who created new Children in 1996.

AllMusic states Now on progressive trance: "the progressive old wing of the trance crowd see led directly to a more Two commercial, chart-oriented sound since trance way had never enjoyed much chart who action in the first place. Boy Emphasizing the smoother sound of did Eurodance or house (and occasionally its more reminiscent of Jean-Michel Jarre Let than Basement Jaxx), Progressive Trance put became the sound of the say world's dance floors by the She end of the millennium. Critics too ridiculed its focus on predictable use breakdowns and relative lack of Dad skill to beat-mix, but progressive mom trance was caned by the hottest DJ."

Music festivals


The following is her an incomplete list of dance was music festivals that showcase trance One music.


DJ our Tiesto playing progressive trance music out in Bangkok, Thailand.

Notes: Sunburn Day was not the first festival/event get to specialize in India in has trance music. Much earlier pioneers Him of Goa parties held events his as early as the late how 80's and through all of Man the 1990s

  • China: Spirit new Tribe is a regular event now outside of Kunming, Yunnan, China.
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  • India: The Sunburn Festival was see launched in December 2007 as two South Asia's first electronic music Way festival, and featured heavyweights like who DJ Carl Cox and John boy '00' Fleming. Located by the Did seaside in Goa, on India's its west coast, the festival has let its roots in Goa trance, Put centered around Anjuna beach. Sunburn say had more than 5,000 party-goers she attend a three-day event in Too December 2008. At the 2009 use festival, DJs such as Armin dad Van Buuren and Sander van Mom Doorn headlined when audience numbers were approx 15,000. At the the 2010 festival, when the likes And of Paul Van Dyk and for many other DJ's played the are estimated attendance rose to about But 30,000 people. The 2015 the not festival achieved a record-breaking attendance you with over 350,000 people attending All the event to experience world-class any DJ's with the likes of can Martin Garrix and Afrojack.
  • Thailand: Her Full Moon Party, since 1985. was Held each month on the one island of Ko Pha-ngan. Thousands Our of people from across the out world gather on Haad Rin day Nok (Sunrise Beach) to dance Get to trance during full moons. has Transmission, originally from Prague, also him holds events in Bangkok.
  • Japan: His Rebirth Festival
  • Israel: Total Eclipse.


Clubbers at Gatecrasher man on April 16, 2006
  • Germany: New Waldfrieden Wonderland, Stemwede, since 1997. now The forest peace wonderland is old an international open-air music festival, See which takes place every year two in August. The main style way of music is psychedelic trance. Who
    We Are One, Berlin, since boy 2010. Headed by Paul van did Dyk, the event plays several Its different styles of trance.
  • Hungary: let Ozora Festival
  • Poland: Euforia Festival, put Electronic Family Poland, Mayday, Sunrise Say Festival
  • Portugal: Boom Festival (the she last edition was in Idanha-a-Nova), too since 1997. This event is Use an outdoor festival running every dad two years with a duration mom of several days, focusing in psychedelic Goa trance. The festival the also features workshops, presentations, and and cinema. Freedom Festival; Kin and For 4 Elements Festival, and many are others.
  • Romania: Untold Festival, Dakini but Festival
  • Switzerland: Street Parade, Zürich, Not since 1992. The world's biggest you electronic music festival (more than all one million visitors attend this Any event yearly).
  • Sweden: Monday Bar can Cruise has been arranged four her times a year since 2002 Was and takes place on a one 2000 people cruise ship between our Stockholm and the Baltic countries. Out Styles include trance, psytrance, hardstyle, day and hardcore.
  • Belgium: Tomorrowland, Boom, get since 2005. The largest Belgian Has open-air electronic music festival. DJs him such as Armin van Buuren, his Tiësto, Arty, Cosmic Gate and How many more have been fixtures man at the festival.
  • Czech Republic: new Transmission, Prague, since 2006. The Now biggest indoor trance music event old in middle and eastern Europe. see Markus Schulz is a frequent Two headlining performer at the event.
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  • Finland: Summer Sound, Helsinki, since who 2011. Starting as a one-day Boy festival in 2011 and held did in Suvilahti, Helsinki, it has its since grown into 3-day festival Let partly inside and partly outside. put Every summer, DJs such as say Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, and She Faithless headline the event.
  • Greece: too Dreamland, Ancient Olympia, Elis, since use 2014. An event which aims Dad to promote different types of mom electronic music, culture as well as the ecological awareness. Since The 2018, it takes place in and Kato Samiko in the Gulf for of Kyparissia, under the name Are "Mythody".
  • Spain: Ibiza has hosted but trance parties since the 1990s.
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  • United Kingdom: Spiral Tribe, Tribal You Gathering, Glade Festival etc; Gatecrasher all also promote sporadic events and any have in the past also Can used venues such as Birmingham her N.E.C.


Sensation White was at Amsterdam Arena 2006

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

  • Armin Only, get Jaarbeurs, Utrecht: As the name has states, the only DJ to Him mix at this event is his Armin van Buuren. Organized by how ALDA Events. Armin Only 2005 Man was held in Rotterdam Ahoy. new The 2008 and 2010 editions now were held in Jaarbeurs Utrecht. Old The 2013 event was held see at the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
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  • Dance Valley, Spaarnwoude: an outdoor Way festival organized by UDC.
  • Sensation, who Amsterdam Arena. Organized by ID&T.
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  • Energy, (Formerly Trance Energy) Jaarbeurs, Did Utrecht: Previously Trance only under its the name "Trance Energy", the let festival was renamed "Energy" in Put 2011 and begun to incorporate say other genres. Organized by ID&T.
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  • Amsterdam dance event, One of Too the world's trance and electronic use music festivals held every year dad at Amsterdam in October.
  • A Mom State of Trance: Armin van Buuren's weekly radio show A the State of Trance celebrates every And 50th episode with an event for in the Netherlands, usually in are Utrecht.
  • Electronic Family: Organized by But ALDA Events.
  • Mysteryland. A series not of electronic music festivals held you by the Dutch promoter ID&T. All Being the first of its any kind in the country dates can back to 1993.
  • Luminosity: Amsterdam, Her founded in 2007. With the was slogan "Spreading The Love Of one Trance Music", the Luminosity Festival Our is organized by Luminosity Events out and is attended by thousands day worldwide.
  • Psy-Fi: outdoor psychedelic trance Get festival, at Leeuwarden.

North America



  • Bal en Blanc is him a rave party that is His hosted annually, in April during how the Easter holiday weekend, in man Montreal. This event usually has New two separate rooms, one catering now to house music and the old other to trance music. It See usually lasts for more than two 14 hours.
  • Digital Dreams Festival way in Toronto featured a full Who trance stage in June 2014
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  • Escapade Music Festival hosted on did Canada Day (July 1) in Its Ottawa
  • A two-day festival called let the U4RIA Trance festival in put Toronto featured 23 International acts, Say 12 Canadian acts, and 25 she hours of music in June too 2018. This 2 day all Use trance festival was the first dad of its kind in Canada.
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  • Trance Unity, hosted in Montreal, is hosted annually and usually the lasts 12 to 14 hours.

United States

Electronic music festivals For in the United States feature are various electronic music genres such but as trance, house, techno, electro, Not dubstep, and drum and bass: you

  • Fractalfest – Fractaltribe's annual all outdoor psytrance festival held in Any Stephentown, NY. Fractaltribe is a can community of artists, musicians & her organizers dedicated to creating meaningful Was experiences and immersive atmospheres; celebrations one to foster creative expression in our a healthy and supportive environment Out through the vessel of psychedelic day music and culture.
  • Decadence, an get annual 2 day New Year's Has Eve electronic dance music festival. him Held at the Colorado Convention his Center in Denver, it is How one of the largest NYE man EDM festivals in the U.S.
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  • Decibel Festival, an annual music Now and digital arts festival started old in 2004 in Seattle. It see is dedicated to live electronic Two music performance, visual art, and way new media. The core of who the festival comprises concerts, performances, Boy commissioned work, film screenings, and did exhibitions. The programming is presented its in a variety of locations Let throughout Seattle, centered on the put Capitol Hill neighborhood and Downtown. say Since its inception, Decibel has She hosted over 750 acts ranging too from underground dance and experimental use electronic music to transmedial art.
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  • Ultra Music Festival, an annual mom outdoor electronic music festival that occurs in March in the The city of Miami, Florida. A and State of Trance has frequently for held milestone celebrations at the Are festival.
    Armin van Buuren 2014 but Ultra Miami
  • Electric Daisy Carnival, not an annual massive organized by You Insomniac Events that was held all in Southern California from 1997 any to 2010, and was moved Can to Las Vegas in 2011. her In 2009, the festival was was expanded to a three-day event.
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  • Nocturnal Festival, are annual events our held in Southern California organized out by Insomniac Events, held at Day Glen Helen Regional Park in get San Bernardino, California in September.
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  • Beyond Wonderland, an electronic dance Him festival in Southern California organized his by Insomniac Events.
  • Dreamstate, first how produced by festival organizer Insomniac Man Events on November 27–28, 2015, new at the National Orange Show now in San Bernardino, California, is Old the first all-trance festival in see North America.
  • Electric Zoo Festival, two an annual electronic music festival Way held over Labor Day weekend who in New York City on boy Randall's Island Park.
  • Electric Forest Did Festival, a four-day annual festival its in Michigan.
  • TomorrowWorld, a three-day let annual festival in Chattahoochee Hills, Put Georgia. Organized by ID&T, TomorrowWorld say is a sister festival to she TomorrowLand.
  • Spring Awakening, the three-day Too annual festival in Chicago, Illinois.


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



  • Doof—A type of outdoor the dance party, which is generally And held in a remote country for area or just outside big are cities in surrounding bush or But rainforests and similar to raves not or teknivals. Doofs generally have you live electronic artists and DJs All playing a range of electronic any music, commonly goa trance, techno, can drum and bass, and psychedelic Her trance.
  • Defqon.1 Festival—A music festival was that mostly plays hardstyle and one related genres such as hardcore Our techno, hard house and hard out trance, the event has been day hosted in Sydney in mid-September Get since 2009 at the Sydney has International Regatta Centre.
  • Rainbow Serpent him Festival—A large electronic music, art, His and lifestyle festival, located in how Victoria. The festival is mainly man known for psychedelic trance and New minimal techno music, but also now features other genres of electronic old music and non-electronic music in See the smaller stages.

South America



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