Trance music came into existence in the early 1990’s in Germany & Goa. Since then genre has been a musical therapy for millions of listeners. They say ‘Trance heals’ and some tracks are accurate representation of that thought. Hence it makes perfect sense to take a trip down memory lane and talk about a time which was golden and unadulterated.
Team Trance Hub has listed down a few tracks which turn 20 in 2017, classics which have cemented their legacy in the sands of time.
1. Three Drives: Greece 2000 (Massive Drive Recordings)
No Ibiza compilation will be ever complete without this hit. Greece 2000 is a perfect tune which can mentally re-locate you from your workplace to beach party.
- Nalin + Kane : Beachball (Urban)
A track which literally starts with the words“Let’s go to the beach” cannot be missed. With a peppy bass line the track also has the ability to make you fly. A definite classic which still brings a smile on your face.
- BT & Paul Van Dyk: Flaming June (Perfecto)
Perhaps the prime example of progressive trance, “Flaming June” sees two absolute legends combine. The track name is no way connected to the famous 1895 painting but according to Brian, he got the name courtesy a cab driver who termed the weather as “Flaming June”
- Grace: Down to earth (Perfecto)
Produced by Paul Oakenfold & Steve Osborne, the track is of real beauty as it has the melodious vocal of Dominique Atkins. With lyrics that speak about heartbreak, this song had a huge debut on the UK charts. Noteworthy mention to the fast paced Ascension remix as well.
- Armin Van Buuren: Blue Fear (Cyber records)
A 21 year old young boy from Netherlands took over the world with a storm by producing a tune that laid the foundation of his legacy. 20 years later Armin has leapfrogged everyone and become number 1, but pretty sure after countless hits ‘Blue Fear’ will always remain close to his heart as it kick-started his career.
- Airscape- Pacific Melody (Xtravaganza Records)
‘Pacific Melody’ was the reason for Johan Gielen to change his group’s name from Body Heat to Airscape. This 1997 tune with Peter Ramson reached the UK top 50 charts. With a lot of high’s and lows the tune is a wonderful listening experience.
- Chakra- Home (WEA)
If you are sucker for vocal trance, this is definitely one tune you should not miss. This is one of the most iconic tunes from the house of British producers Ricky Simmons & Steve Jones. With a slightly eerie background the vocals of Kate Cameron give the tune a perfect emotive feeling.
- Chicane- Sunstroke (Xtravaganza Records)
This ain’t our normal trance tune, but something different. Since the start Nick loved experimenting with new sounds, and ‘Sunstroke’ is a beautiful example. With a laidback vibe & a sample of an angelic voice, this downtempo tune is perfect lullaby for trance listeners.
- Citadel of Kaos- Spice of life (Xy2)
Spice of life, is one tune which flirts nicely with two high paced genres of dance music. Citadel of Kaos’s have always had a lot of techno & breakbeat influence in all their songs. But for this classic, it was slightly different, as this build up from a tech trance sound to a slightly more psychedelic one.
- Alien Factory: Freak Tonight (Time Unlimited)
Robotic samples echoing the words “Freak Tonight”, Alien Factory were so much in love with their creation that they created three different styled mixes for this. But one thing which remains common through all the mixes is the wonderful use of synth.
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