This was arguably some of the funnest time for trance music and i was just curious what songs represent people's experience from this era. 2000 is the cutoff
10. ATB- Don't Stop 1998
9. Ascension- Someone 1998
8. Paul Van Dyk- Forbidden Fruit 1997
7. Paul Van Dyk- We Are Alive 1999
6. Gus Gus- Purple (Sasha v. The Light) 1997
5. Liquid Child- Return Of Atlantis 1999
4. Pulp Victim- The World '99 1998
3. System F- Out Of The Blue 1998
2. Matt Darey (Alena)- Turn It Around 1999
1. Solarstone- Seven Cities (Atlantis Mix)1999
Last edited by djdopamine82; 05-08-2012 at 23:45 PM.
I'll have to check these out. I didn't come into trance scene till late 2000s so my 90s were defined by pop/punk rock for me (blink182/green day/etc.) haha
Make sure you do! Most of the best music came out of this era reaching into the early 2000s. Tracks were produced primarily with real analog equiptment and def had a 'sound' that was trademark
B.B.E. - Seven Days & One Week
Extreme Trax - Final Fantasy (DJ Philip Remix)
Tiesto - Theme From Norefjell (DJ Jan & Christophe Chantzis Mix)
Voyager - Back On Earth
Gouryella - Walhalla
Last edited by PegaSus; 05-07-2012 at 07:42 AM.
Damn i forgot about Gouryella lol
Walhalla is def one of the coolest songs by them!
Last edited by djdopamine82; 05-08-2012 at 03:38 AM.
what was curious about that period was that truly every producer had its very own and specific sound, which made the music fresh and unique. I remember when ATB appeared with the "air guitar" sound or whatever it was called, was mindblowing, many soon tried to follow it, like York. I think ATB sound actually generated this entire balearic style of trance, if you listen to Shah for example, i find his tunes very much influenced by what ATB entered the scene.
But for me, im guessing those tracks:
This was the first track i think i ever heard which had those "trance" synths, its one of my favourite ones even now, such a masterpiece:
Another timeless classic, i fell in love with instantly:
Before this track i was mainly listening to eurodance, you know bands like 2Unlimited, Snap, Dj Bobo etc etc, this was the first instrumental track, which really got me. I remember just sitting in my room, with this one on repeat days and days, such good times:
During late 90s a number of producers appeared in mainly Germany who started influencing the scene heavily, i must say Sash was probably one of my favourite ones during that time and this track i actually got as a single visiting Sweden on a trip (it was impossible really to get any modern music back then in Estonia), i still think i have it somewhere :P
Antiloop was probably one of the first DJs i ever saw live, he had a few huge hits, all sounded a bit same, but were just brilliant anyways:
If anyone asks me what song describes trance best to those who dont get it, i always recommend listening to this. Timeless classic, one of the most remixed song ever as well from trance scene:
And im thinking that this one is very close to Energy52 in its popularity, another timeless classic you still hear every now and then in clubs:
Just to show how versatile EDM was back then, here is brilliant track from Klubbheads, who produced alot of great club bangers:
Damn i could go on forever with this topic, but i will end with another producer who really was one of the favourites in 90s, a bit different from his usual big-beat though, but just magnificent track, i think M.Schultz also remixed it later on:
Southside Spinners - Luvstruck
Nice! Which ones haven't you heard?
Here are some of mine:
Chicane - Saltwater
TiŽsto - Suburban Train
Piet Blank & Jaspa Jones - Cream (Paul van Dyk Remix)
Kamaya Painters - Endless Wave
Rank 1 - Airwave
Binary Finary - 1998
Screw #TranceFamily, screw TrashBerlin, screw the heart hands, screw all the cheese music that shouldnt be attempting to the glory of Trance.LONG LIVE TO REAL TRANCE!!!
Here's some of my favourites:
ATB - 9PM Till I Come (Original Mix)
ATB - Dont Stop (Original Mix)
Ayla - Ayla - (Original Mix)
Delerium ft. Sarah Mclachlan - Silence (Original Mix)