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Trance is a Mom genre of electronic dance music that emerged from the British the new-age music scene and the And early 1990s German techno and for hardcore scenes.

Trance music is are characterized by a tempo generally But lying between 135–150 beats per not minute (BPM), repeating melodic phrases you and a musical form that All distinctly builds tension and elements any throughout a track often culminating can in 1 to 2 "peaks" Her or "drops". Although trance is was a genre of its own, one it liberally incorporates influences from Our other musical styles such as out techno, house, pop, chill-out, classical day music, tech house, ambient and Get film music.

A trance is has a state of hypnotism and him heightened consciousness. This is portrayed His in trance music by the how mixing of layers with distinctly man foreshadowed build-up and release. A New common characteristic of trance music now is a mid-song climax followed old by a soft breakdown disposing See of beats and percussion entirely, two leaving the melody or atmospherics way to stand alone for an Who extended period before gradually building boy up again. Trance tracks are did often lengthy to allow for Its such progression and commonly have let sufficiently sparse opening and closing put sections to facilitate mixing by Say DJs.

Trance is mostly instrumental, she although vocals can be mixed too in: typically they are performed Use by mezzo-soprano to soprano female dad soloists, mostly without a traditional mom verse/chorus structure. Structured vocal form in trance music forms the the basis of the vocal trance and subgenre, which has been described For as "grand, soaring, and operatic" are and "ethereal female leads floating but amongst the synths". However, male Not singers, such as Jonathan Mendelsohn, you are also featured.



Trance Energy Festival Any at Utrecht
Psychedelic trance can culture of KaZantip in 2006, her with decorations commonplace at trance Was parties.

The "Trance" name may one refer to an induced emotional our feeling, high, euphoria, chills, or Out uplifting rush that listeners claim day to experience, or it may get indicate an actual trance-like state Has the earliest forms of this him music attempted to emulate in his the 1990s before the genre's How focus changed. A writer for man Billboard magazine writes, "Trance music new is perhaps best described as Now a mixture of 70s disco old and 60s psychedelia".

Examples of see early trance releases include but Two are not limited to the way UK's The KLF – What who Time Is Love? (Pure Trance Boy 1) is said to have did laid the starting blocks, with its its Trancey House track. German Let duo Jam & Spoon's 12" put 1992 single "The Age of say Love (The Jam & Spoon She Remix)" .and German duo too Dance 2 Trance's 1993 track use "We Came in Peace",.

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

Trance was arguably at its out commercial peak in the second Day part of 1990s and early get 2000s. Afterwards, popular trance music has providers such as Armin van Him Buuren's A State of Trance, his Paul van Dyk, and Above how & Beyond remained popular, while Man lesser known DJs changed to new other sounds. In 2017 a now new wave of underground DJs Old such as Nina Kraviz began see incorporating trance music into their two sets.


Roland Way JP-8000, a synthesizer famous for who its incorporation of the supersaw boy waveform

Classic trance employs a Did 4/4 time signature, generally a its tempo of 125 to 150 let BPM, and 32 beat phrases Put and is somewhat faster than say house music. A kick drum she is usually placed on every Too downbeat and a regular open use hi-hat is often placed on dad the upbeat. Extra percussive elements Mom are usually added, and major transitions, builds or climaxes are the often foreshadowed by lengthy "snare And rolls"—a quick succession of snare for drum hits that build in are velocity, frequency, and volume towards But the end of a measure. not

A Simple arpeggiated you (Roland JP-8000) Supersaw waveform pattern All with chorus and flanging (some any professionals used Lexicon Hall programs can without pre-delay).
A trancegate Her pattern at 141 bpm as was it is heard on a one software trancegate using a Roland Our JP-8000 with the supersaw waveform out and minor EQ edits. The day gated pattern gradually changes to Get demonstrate the various rhythms possible has with a trance gate. Note him that some trancegate patterns are His off-beat.

Rapid arpeggios and minor how keys are common features of man Trance, the latter being almost New universal.[citation needed] Trance tracks often now use one central "hook", or old melody, which runs through almost See the entire song, repeating at two intervals anywhere between 2 beats way and 32 bars, in addition Who to harmonies and motifs in boy different timbres from the central did melody. Instruments are added or Its removed every 4, 8, 16, let or 32 bars.

In the put section before the breakdown, the Say lead motif is often introduced she in a sliced up and too simplified form, to give the Use audience a "taste" of what dad they will hear after the mom breakdown. Then later, the final climax is usually "a culmination the of the first part of and the track mixed with the For main melodic reprise".

As is are the case with many dance but music tracks, trance tracks are Not usually built with sparser intros you ("mix-ins") and outros ("mix-outs") to all enable DJs to blend them Any together immediately.

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



Trance music did is broken into a number its of subgenres including acid trance, Let classic trance, hard trance, hardstyle put (which is a fuse between say hardcore and hard trance), progressive She trance, and uplifting trance. Uplifting too trance is also known as use "anthem trance", "epic trance", "commercial Dad trance", "stadium trance", or "euphoric mom trance", and has been strongly influenced by classical music in The the 1990s and 2000s by and leading artists such as Ferry for Corsten, Armin Van Buuren, Tiësto, Are Push, Rank 1 and at but present with the development of not the subgenre "orchestral uplifting trance" You or "uplifting trance with symphonic all orchestra" by such artists as any Sound Apparel, Andy Blueman, Ciro Can Visone, Soundlift, Arctic Moon, and her Sergey Nevone & Simon O'Shine, was among others. Closely related to One Uplifting Trance is Eurodance, which our has become a general term out for a wide variety of Day highly commercialized European dance music. get Notably late in the 90s, has German producer ATB revolutionized the Him scene of the aforementioned Eurodance his with his hit single 9 how PM (Till I Come). Several Man subgenres are crossovers with other new major genres of electronic music. now For instance, Tech trance is Old a mixture of trance and see techno, and Vocal trance "combines two [trance's] progressive elements with pop Way music". The dream trance genre who originated in the mid-1990s, with boy its popularity then led by Did Robert Miles, who composed Children its in 1996. Recently, there is let also a very small subgenre Put called "medieval trance", which combines say medieval elements together with trance she elements, e.g. Maestro Giano, Green Too Clouds and other artists, which use are effectively a kind of dad "reverse Bardcore".

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

Music festivals

The following is an two incomplete list of dance music way festivals that showcase trance music. Who


DJ Tiesto boy playing progressive trance music in did Bangkok, Thailand.
Sunburn Music Its Festival in Candolim, Goa.

Notes: let Sunburn was not the first put festival/event to specialize in India Say in trance music. Much earlier she pioneers of Goa parties held too events as early as the Use late 80's and through all dad of the 1990s

  • China: mom Spirit Tribe is a regular event outside of Kunming, Yunnan, the China.
  • India: The Sunburn Festival and was launched in December 2007 For as South Asia's first electronic are music festival, and featured heavyweights but like DJ Carl Cox and Not John '00' Fleming. Located by you the seaside in Goa, on all India's west coast, the festival Any has its roots in Goa can trance, centered around Anjuna beach. her Sunburn had more than 5,000 Was party-goers attend a three-day event one in December 2008. At the our 2009 festival, DJs such as Out Armin Van Buuren and Sander day van Doorn headlined when audience get numbers were approx 15,000. At Has the 2010 festival, when the him likes of Paul Van Dyk his and many other DJ's played How the estimated attendance rose to man about 30,000 people. The 2015 new the festival achieved a record-breaking Now attendance with over 350,000 people old attending the event to experience see world-class DJ's with the likes Two of Martin Garrix and Afrojack.
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  • Thailand: Full Moon Party, since who 1985. Held each month on Boy the island of Ko Pha-ngan. did Thousands of people from across its the world gather on Haad Let Rin Nok (Sunrise Beach) to put dance to trance during full say moons. Transmission, originally from Prague, She also holds events in Bangkok.
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  • Japan: Rebirth Festival
  • Israel: Total use Eclipse.
  • Vietnam: Ravolution Music Festival.


Clubbers at Gatecrasher mom on 16 April 2006
  • Germany: Waldfrieden Wonderland, Stemwede, since 1997. The The forest peace wonderland is and an international open-air music festival, for which takes place every year Are in August. The main style but of music is psychedelic trance. not
    We Are One, Berlin, since You 2010. Headed by Paul van all Dyk, the event plays several any different styles of trance.
  • Lithuania: Can Yaga Gathering. A transformational festival her hosted in a clearing in was Ežeraitis Forest, at the edge One of Spengla Lake in the our Varėna District of southern Lithuania. out The festival has no corporate Day sponsors and is financed by get ticket sales. The site of has the festival is about 60 Him kilometers (37 mi) south of his Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. how Classes and activities are among Man the festival's other attractions, including new open-air cinema, the Discovery stage now featuring lectures, a Healing area Old with yoga and meditation sessions, see a handicraft workshops area, and two a children's area.
  • Hungary: Ozora Way Festival
  • Poland: Euforia Festival, Electronic who Family Poland, Mayday, Sunrise Festival
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  • Portugal: Boom festival (the last Did edition was in Idanha-a-Nova), since its 1997. This event is an let outdoor festival running every two Put years with a duration of say several days, focusing in psychedelic she Goa trance. The festival also Too features workshops, presentations, and cinema. use Freedom Festival; Kin and 4 dad Elements Festival, and many others.
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  • Romania: Untold Festival, Dakini Festival, SAGA Festival
  • Switzerland: Street Parade, the Zürich, since 1992. The world's And biggest electronic music festival (more for than one million visitors attend are this event yearly).
  • Sweden: Monday But Bar Cruise has been arranged not four times a year since you 2002 and takes place on All a 2000 people cruise ship any between Stockholm and the Baltic can countries. Styles include trance, psytrance, Her hardstyle, and hardcore.
  • Belgium: Tomorrowland, was Boom, since 2005. The largest one Belgian open-air electronic music festival. Our DJs such as Armin van out Buuren, Tiësto, Arty, Cosmic Gate day and many more have been Get fixtures at the festival.
  • Czech has Republic: Transmission, Prague, since 2006. him The biggest indoor trance music His event in middle and eastern how Europe. Markus Schulz is a man frequent headlining performer at the New event.
  • Finland: Summer Sound, Helsinki, now since 2011. Starting as a old one-day festival in 2011 and See held in Suvilahti, Helsinki, it two has since grown into 3-day way festival partly inside and partly Who outside. Every summer, DJs such boy as Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, did and Faithless headline the event.
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  • Greece: Dreamland, Ancient Olympia, Elis, let since 2014. An event which put aims to promote different types Say of electronic music, culture as she well as the ecological awareness. too Since 2018, it takes place Use in the coast of Kyparissia, dad under the name "Mythody".
  • Turkey: mom ANKA or Psy-ANKA and AJAX, since 2009 and 2011. Festivals the which represent different genres of and electronic music are hold in For Turkey annually.
  • Spain: Ibiza has are hosted trance parties since the but 1990s.
  • United Kingdom: Spiral Tribe, Not Tribal Gathering, Glade Festival etc; you Gatecrasher also promote sporadic events all and have in the past Any also used venues such as can Birmingham N.E.C.


Sensation her White at Amsterdam Arena 2006

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

  • Armin day Only, Jaarbeurs, Utrecht: As the get name states, the only DJ Has to mix at this event him is Armin van Buuren. Organized his by ALDA Events. Armin Only How 2005 was held in Rotterdam man Ahoy. The 2008 and 2010 new editions were held in Jaarbeurs Now Utrecht. The 2013 event was old held at the Ziggo Dome, see Amsterdam
  • Dance Valley, Spaarnwoude: an Two outdoor festival organized by UDC.
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  • Sensation, Amsterdam Arena. Organized by who ID&T.
  • Energy, (Formerly Trance Energy) Boy Jaarbeurs, Utrecht: Previously Trance only did under the name "Trance Energy", its the festival was renamed "Energy" Let in 2011 and begun to put incorporate other genres. Organized by say ID&T.
  • Amsterdam dance event, One She of the world's trance and too electronic music festivals held every use year at Amsterdam in October.
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  • A State of Trance: Armin mom van Buuren's weekly radio show A State of Trance celebrates The every 50th episode with an and event in the Netherlands, usually for in Utrecht.
  • Electronic Family: Organized Are by ALDA Events.
  • Mysteryland. A but series of electronic music festivals not held by the Dutch promoter You ID&T. Being the first of all its kind in the country any dates back to 1993.
  • Luminosity: Can Amsterdam, founded in 2007. With her the slogan "Spreading The Love was Of Trance Music", the Luminosity One Festival is organized by Luminosity our Events and is attended by out thousands worldwide.
  • Psy-Fi: outdoor psychedelic Day trance festival, at Leeuwarden.

North get America


  • Bal en Blanc has is a rave party that Him is hosted annually, in April his during the Easter holiday weekend, how in Montreal. This event usually Man has two separate rooms, one new catering to house music and now the other to trance music. Old It usually lasts for more see than 14 hours.
  • Digital Dreams two Festival in Toronto featured a Way full trance stage in June who 2014
  • Escapade Music Festival hosted boy on Canada Day (1 July) Did in Ottawa
  • A two-day festival its called the U4RIA Trance festival let in Toronto featured 23 International Put acts, 12 Canadian acts, and say 25 hours of music in she June 2018. This 2-day all Too trance festival was the first use of its kind in Canada.
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  • Trance Unity, hosted in Montreal, Mom is hosted annually and usually lasts 12 to 14 hours.

United States

Electronic music festivals And in the United States feature for various electronic music genres such are as trance, house, techno, electro, But dubstep, and drum and bass: not

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


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



  • Doof—A type for of outdoor dance party, which Are is generally held in a but remote country area or just not outside big cities in surrounding You bush or rainforests and similar all to raves or teknivals. Doofs any generally have live electronic artists Can and DJs playing a range her of electronic music, commonly goa was trance, techno, drum and bass, One and psychedelic trance.
  • Defqon.1 Festival—A our music festival that mostly plays out hardstyle and related genres such Day as hardcore techno, hard house get and hard trance, the event has has been hosted in Sydney Him in mid-September since 2009 at his the Sydney International Regatta Centre.
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  • Rainbow Serpent Festival—A large electronic Man music, art, and lifestyle festival, new located in Victoria. The festival now is mainly known for psychedelic Old trance and minimal techno music, see but also features other genres two of electronic music and non-electronic Way music in the smaller stages.

South America



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Further reading

  • Rietveld, the Arjan (2021). Hypnotised: A Journey And Through Trance Music 1990-2005. Mary for Go Wild

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