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Trance is a genre that started out as the purpose to creating a true entrancement in people. Trance is a rather diverse genre, with extremely descriptive subgenres that define the rules of Trance. Recent developments in the scene happened soon after the release of Saving Light, being the first Trance song to hit #1 across multiple digital stores in over a decade. Ever since then labels like A State Of Trance, Armada, Statement!, Flashover, Armind, & Anjunabeats have taken over the scene & have risen in popularity tremendously.

The BPM range of Trance can be anywhere from 115 BPM to 155 BPM, which is made possible by its many subgenres, the most common of which are listed and explained below. For information on the popular genre, Psytrance, see the Psytrance page.

Trance is one of the least released genres on Monstercat, along with Hard Dance & Trap. The first released Trance track was Eminence's Tanpopo, released on September 1st 2011. Trance is noted for only having 2 main artists, along with one release from Monstercat favorite, Ephixa. As of recent, however, artists known for other genres have began to experiment with trance. Trance returned as Stonebank & EMEL released an Uplifting Trance single for Monstercat's 5 Year Anniversary album.

In 2017, Saving Light, by Gareth Emery & STANDERWICK & featuring the vocals of HALIENE, was released. It was part of a collab with Ditch The Label, which it and the music video was focusing on how bullying can be stopped. It reached #1 on the Beatport charts soon after release.

The color associated with the genre before genre colors were done away with was: Blue (#007EE7).

Origin Edit

Trance began in the late 1980s in the United Kingdom and gained popularity in the 1990s as it spread throughout other parts of the rave scene.

Trance Subgenres Edit

  • Acid Trance: A style of Trance that is produced with a Roland TB-303 by playing a sequenced melody while altering the instrument's filter cutoff frequency, resonance, envelope modulation, and accent controls. The frequency of which it is produced fell off for awhile, but has seen a resurgence by many Trance producers, most notably Indecent Noise & Lostly.
    Lost In Noise - 303 Stalowa Street -MA104- OUT NOW!

    Lost In Noise - 303 Stalowa Street -MA104- OUT NOW!

    DJ Wag - The Big Bang (Indecent Noise Extended Remix)

    DJ Wag - The Big Bang (Indecent Noise Extended Remix)

  • Classic Trance: The origins of the genre, sounding similar to Uplifting Trance but with a slightly less forceful kick. Most songs that have been labelled as Classic Trance have become known as Anthems over the last decade.
    Trance

    Trance

    System F - Out Of The Blue (Original Extended)

    System F - Out Of The Blue (Original Extended)

  • Neotrance: A recent revival of Classic Trance that focuses more on bass development, creating very eerie or highly upbeat tracks, pioneered and made famous by Virtual Self.
    Virtual Self - Ghost Voices -Audio-

    Virtual Self - Ghost Voices -Audio-

    Lumïsade - Let You Go

    Lumïsade - Let You Go

  • Uplifting Trance: The most common form of Trance, typically produced with a layered & muffled kick drum and extremely upbeat melodies, which give the subgenre its name.
    Chakra - Home (Factor B's Back to The Future Remix)

    Chakra - Home (Factor B's Back to The Future Remix)

    Dogzilla - Without You (Will Atkinson Remix) --ASOT830-

    Dogzilla - Without You (Will Atkinson Remix) --ASOT830-

    Mitchell Claxton feat

    Mitchell Claxton feat. Angie Coombes - Koh Samui

  • Pure Trance: Trance that resulted as a movement created by Solarstone; The Pure Trance Movement is a movement started in 2011 dedicated to making Uplifting & Tech Trance that derives influences from Classic Trance.
    Factor B & Lostly - Strandloper

    Factor B & Lostly - Strandloper

    Solarstone & John 00 Fleming - Hemispheres

    Solarstone & John 00 Fleming - Hemispheres

  • Tech Trance: A form of Trance with heavy influence from the 138 BPM Uplifting style, but with more complex basslines. It is typically not driven by uplifting breakdowns, and includes heavier, bass-driven choruses.
    Iain M - Psychoactivity

    Iain M - Psychoactivity

    -Trance- - Mitchell Claxton - Fire Vortex -Monstercat Release-

    -Trance- - Mitchell Claxton - Fire Vortex -Monstercat Release-

    Maarten de Jong & Allen Watts – Caffeine --ASOT917-

    Maarten de Jong & Allen Watts – Caffeine --ASOT917-

  • Melbourne Trance: A form of Trance originating from Melbourne, Australia. It is a hybrid between Melbourne Bounce & Trance. It includes all elements from Melbourne Bounce but makes use of progressions and melodies similar to Trance.
    Zac Waters - A Lot Like You

    Zac Waters - A Lot Like You

    Darude & Zac Waters - Singularity Ft Enya Angel

    Darude & Zac Waters - Singularity Ft Enya Angel

  • Hard Trance: A form of Trance that used to be known as its counterpart, Hardstyle (in its early forms), which has evolved into something new. It makes heavy uses of the one-note bass structure and derives heavy influences from the early sounds of Gabber. It is not produced as much in today's climates, but it can be found on labels such as Sneijder's Afterdark on occasion.
    Killer Instinct (Original Mix)

    Killer Instinct (Original Mix)

    W&W x Armin van Buuren - Ready To Rave

    W&W x Armin van Buuren - Ready To Rave

  • Hands-Up: A faster form of Trance that is made for the club and festival scenes. It can be described as a faster form of Uplifting Trance.
    Dion Timmer - Shiawase

    Dion Timmer - Shiawase

    Pegboard Nerds - OSCar

    Pegboard Nerds - OSCar

  • Vocal Trance: A subgenre of Trance that focuses on vocals with highly melodic production and sound design. The BPM of Vocal Trance typically does not matter, as the vocals are the main focus of every track, so the production of this genre can either be a less harsh form of Uplifting or Progressive.
    Beatsole & Kimberly Hale - Only A Dream

    Beatsole & Kimberly Hale - Only A Dream

    Gareth Emery & STANDERWICK feat

    Gareth Emery & STANDERWICK feat. HALIENE - Saving Light (Intro Mix)

Progressive Subgenres Edit

  • Big Room Trance: Big Room Trance is a form of Progressive Trance that makes use of Big Room melodies, but typically is more fleshed out and distinguishable than where it came from. It can be distinguished by its trance-influenced melodies and Big Room influenced sound design.
    Armin van Buuren & Luke Bond feat

    Armin van Buuren & Luke Bond feat. KARRA - Revolution

    Gareth Emery & STANDERWICK feat

    Gareth Emery & STANDERWICK feat. HALIENE - Saving Light (NWYR Remix)

    Andrew Rayel & HALIENE - In The Dark

    Andrew Rayel & HALIENE - In The Dark

  • Electro Trance: A side of Progressive Trance that typically does not include euphoric choruses and melodies. It emphasizes the bass throughout the complete track, as well as replaces the uplifting sound design of Progressive Trance with a bassline-driven melody.
    Maor Levi & OTIOT - Bandana --ASOT889-

    Maor Levi & OTIOT - Bandana --ASOT889-

    HALIENE - Dream in Color (Ruben de Ronde Remix)

    HALIENE - Dream in Color (Ruben de Ronde Remix)

    Gabriel & Dresden feat

    Gabriel & Dresden feat. Jan Burton - You (Myon & Elevven Remix)

  • Minimal Progressive: A side to Progressive Trance that is similar to the minimal side of Progressive House, but with Trancier structures and melodies. It progresses slowly over time, and typically stretches to lengths of eight to ten minutes. Often mistaken for Melodic Techno.
    David Forbes pres

    David Forbes pres. Hal Stucker - Disillusioned (Matter Remix)

    Matter - The Bends

    Matter - The Bends

    Gardenstate - Charon (Extended Mix)

    Gardenstate - Charon (Extended Mix)

    Gareth Emery & Standerwick - Saving Light -Ruben de Ronde Remix-

    Gareth Emery & Standerwick - Saving Light -Ruben de Ronde Remix-. HALIENE) (Ruben De Ronde Remix)

  • Progressive Trance: A form of trance that focuses on bass-driven intros and fleshed-out progression over extended periods of time. Prog. Trance songs typically have Electro-influenced introductions and euphoric, melodic choruses.
    Lifting You Higher (ASOT 900 Anthem) (Maor Levi Remix)

    Lifting You Higher (ASOT 900 Anthem) (Maor Levi Remix)

    Ferry Corsten & NEVVE - Freefall (DIM3NSION Remix)

    Ferry Corsten & NEVVE - Freefall (DIM3NSION Remix)

    Assaf & Cassandra Grey - All Of You

    Assaf & Cassandra Grey - All Of You

    Ilan Bluestone feat

    Ilan Bluestone feat. Giuseppe de Luca - Scars (Maor Levi Radio Mix)


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