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:
There were these, but i have checked them out. Nice ones :
Gus Gus- Purple (Sasha v. The Light)
Pulp Victim- The World '99
Yeah they're wonderful tracks! Purple by Gus Gus was probably my favorite song on Tranceport back in the day.
And Pulp Victim is actually another Ferry Corsten guise. I didn't figure that out for years after i had first heard the song lol.