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Trance Let is a genre of electronic put music that emerged from the say British new-age music scene and She the early 1990s German techno too and hardcore scenes. At the use same time trance music was Dad developing in Europe, the genre mom was also gathering a following in the Indian state of The Goa.

Trance music is characterized and by a tempo lying between for 110–150 bpm (BPM), repeating melodic Are phrases, and a musical form but that distinctly builds tension and not elements throughout a track often You culminating in 1 to 2 all "peaks" or "drops". Although trance any is a genre of its Can own, it liberally incorporates influences her from other musical styles such was as techno, house, pop, chill-out, One classical music, tech house, ambient, our and film music.

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

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


Trance Energy Festival at Utrecht
Psychedelic trance culture of how KaZantip in 2006, with decorations man commonplace at trance parties.

The New "Trance" name may refer to now an induced emotional feeling, high, old euphoria, chills, or uplifting rush See that listeners claim to experience, two or it may indicate an way actual trance-like state the earliest Who forms of this music attempted boy to emulate in the 1990s did before the genre's focus changed. Its

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

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

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

Trance was arguably Two at its commercial peak in way the second part of 1990s who and early 2000s.


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

Classic trance Let employs a 4/4 time signature, put a tempo of 125 to say 150 BPM, and 32 beat She phrases and is somewhat faster too than house music. A kick use drum is usually placed on Dad every downbeat and a regular mom open hi-hat is often placed on the upbeat or every The 1/8th division of the bar. and Extra percussive elements are usually for added, and major transitions, builds Are or climaxes are often foreshadowed but by lengthy "snare rolls"—a quick not succession of snare drum hits You that build in velocity, frequency, all and volume towards the end any of a measure or phrase. Can

A Simple arpeggiated her (Roland JP-8000) Supersaw waveform pattern was with chorus and flanging (some One professionals used Lexicon Hall programs our without pre delay).
A out trancegate pattern at 141 bpm Day as it is heard on get a software trancegate. The gated has pattern gradually changes, to hear Him the various rhythms possible with his a trance gate. Note that how some trancegate patterns are off-beat. Man (A Roland JP-8000 with the new supersaw waveform is used. Minor now EQ edits are made).

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

In the section before the dad breakdown, the lead motif is Mom often introduced in a sliced up and simplified form, to the give the audience a "taste" And of what they will hear for after the breakdown. Then later, are the final climax is usually But "a culmination of the first not part of the track mixed you with the main melodic reprise". All

As is the case with any many dance music tracks, trance can tracks are usually built with Her sparser intros ("mix-ins") and outros was ("mix-outs") in order to enable one DJs to blend them together Our immediately.

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



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

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


Music festivals

The out following is an incomplete list Day of dance music festivals that get showcase trance music.



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

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


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


Sensation White how at Amsterdam Arena 2006

Electronic Man Music festivals in the Netherlands new are mainly organized by four now companies ALDA Events, ID&T, UDC Old and Q-dance:

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

North America



  • Bal en Blanc is way a rave party that is Who hosted annually, in April during boy Easter holiday weekend, in Montreal. did This event usually has two Its separate rooms, one catering to let house music and the other put to trance music. It usually Say lasts for more than 14 she hours.
  • Digital Dreams Festival in too Toronto featured a full trance Use stage in June 2014
  • Escapade dad Music Festival hosted on Canada mom Day (July 1) in Ottawa
  • A two-day festival called the the U4RIA Trance festival in Toronto and featured 23 International acts, 12 For Canadian acts, and 25 hours are of music in June 2018. but This 2 day all trance Not festival was the first of you its kind in Canada.
  • Trance all Unity, hosted in Montreal, is Any hosted annually and usually last can 12 to 14 hours.

United her States

Electronic music festivals in Was the United States feature various one electronic music genres such as our trance, house, techno, electro, dubstep, Out and drum and bass:

  • Burning Man, Nevada Desert.
  • Fractalfest get – Fractaltribe's annual outdoor psytrance Has festival held in Stephentown, NY. him Fractaltribe is a community of his artists, musicians & organizers dedicated How to creating meaningful experiences and man immersive atmospheres; celebrations to foster new creative expression in a healthy Now and supportive environment through the old vessel of psychedelic music and see culture.
  • Decadence, an annual 2 Two day New Years Eve electronic way dance music festival. Held at who the Colorado Convention Center in Boy Denver, it is one of did the largest NYE EDM festivals its in the U.S.
  • Decibel Let Festival, an annual music and put digital arts festival started in say 2004 in Seattle. It is She dedicated to live electronic music too performance, visual art and new use media. The core of the Dad festival comprises concerts, performances, commissioned mom work, film screenings and exhibitions. The programming is presented in The a variety of locations throughout and Seattle, centered on the Capitol for Hill neighborhood and Downtown. Since Are its inception, Decibel has hosted but over 750 acts ranging from not underground dance and experimental electronic You music to transmedial art.
  • Ultra all Music Festival, an annual outdoor any electronic music festival that occurs Can in March in the city her of Miami, Florida. A State was of Trance has frequently held One milestone celebrations at the festival.
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  • Imagine Music Festival, a 3-day out annual EDM festival with 5 Day stages that occurs in a get southern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia has with optional outdoor camping.
  • Electric Him Daisy Carnival, an annual massive his organized by Insomniac Events that how was held in Southern California Man from 1997 to 2010, and new was moved to Las Vegas now in 2011. In 2009, the Old festival was expanded to a see three-day event.
  • Nocturnal Festival, are two annual events held in Southern Way California and Thorndale, Texas organized who by Insomniac Events, held at boy the NOS Events Center in Did San Bernardino, California in either its August or September.
  • Beyond Wonderland, let an electronic dance festival in Put Northern California organized by Insomniac say Events.
  • Dreamstate, first produced by she festival organizer Insomniac Events on Too November 27–28, 2015, at the use National Orange Show in San dad Bernardino, California, is the first Mom all-trance festival in North America.
  • Electric Zoo Festival, an annual the electronic music festival held over And Labor Day weekend in New for York City on Randall's Island are Park.
  • Electric Forest Festival, a But four-day annual festival in Michigan.
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  • TomorrowWorld, a three-day annual festival you in Chatahoochee Hills, Georgia. Organized All by ID&T, TomorrowWorld is a any sister festival to TomorrowLand.
  • Sonic can Bloom, three-day annual electronic/psytrance music Her festival in Rye, Colorado.
  • Spring was Awakening, three-day annual festival in one Chicago, Illinois.


  • Beyond Wonderland, Our an electronic dance festival in out northern Mexico organized by Insomniac day Events.



  • Doof—A type Get of outdoor dance party, which has is generally held in a him remote country area or just His outside big cities in surrounding how bush or rainforests and similar man to raves or teknivals. Doofs New generally have live electronic artists now and DJs playing a range old of electronic music, commonly goa See trance, techno, drum and bass, two and psychedelic trance.
  • Defqon.1 Festival—A way music festival that mostly plays Who hardstyle and related genres such boy as hardcore techno, hard house did and hard trance, the event Its has been hosted in Sydney let in mid-September since 2009 at put the Sydney International Regatta Centre.
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  • Rainbow Serpent Festival—A large electronic she music, art and lifestyle festival, too located in Victoria. The festival Use is mainly known for psychedelic dad trance and minimal techno music, mom but also features other genres of electronic music and non the electronic music in the smaller and stages.

South America






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