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  1. TheTranceHistorian

    Classic Trance Database [100%] & Classic Trance Curated Database [6%] - Last updated on February 29th

    Update #5 (2024. February 29th): Important notes: 1993 is now considered complete, as all remaining tracks rated at 3.5 stars or above have been added to the Main database from this year. While browsing the database, keep in mind that the Technical Quality rating (TQ) only shows a placeholder...
  2. TheTranceHistorian

    What criteria would you use to properly evaluate trance tunes?

    I actually agree with you that the overall impact of technicality and structure is - for the most part - negligible when it comes to the overall quality of a tune. However, there has to be some wiggle room given to each track, so for example, if we have multiple 4.5-star tracks, we can use a...
  3. TheTranceHistorian

    What criteria would you use to properly evaluate trance tunes?

    Agreed, but there are no 3-star tunes though in the database. "A curated collection that upon completion will cover the entire history of the classic trance era (mostly from 1992 to 2006), showcasing the best tunes the genre has to offer. There's zero tolerance for nostalgia. Only tracks that...
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    What criteria would you use to properly evaluate trance tunes?

    I try to react to all of the comments here. First of all, I appreciate all the feedback. Second, my original idea was to actually keep the ratings simple, and only include Curator's Rating, which basically stands for my perceived overall quality / enjoyment level of the given music - which...
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    What criteria would you use to properly evaluate trance tunes?

    For my Classic Trance Curated Database, I'm trying to come up with different criteria on how to rate the selected trance tunes, which would be extremely helpful for an eventual Classic Trance Top 1000 list, and for just generally rating all the best tunes the genre has to offer. After getting...
  6. TheTranceHistorian

    Classic Trance Database [100%] & Classic Trance Curated Database [6%] - Last updated on February 29th

    Update #4 (2024. February 24th): - Added 3.5-star tracks to the Main tab - Added Adjacent tab - Reworded some stuff - Added multiple new categories for rating tracks - Improved the weighted rating formula - Added 22 new tracks (these are listed below) 1. Airscape - Cruising (Original Air Mix)...
  7. TheTranceHistorian

    Blue Alphabet - Cybertrance [1993]

    Thanks! I had no idea it came out in 1993, and not in 1994.
  8. TheTranceHistorian

    Rare tracks not found in download stores

    Now I'm really curious about how deep the rabbit hole goes. What about this one? I think I have all my current favorites in lossless, except this one (I only have a 320kpbs vinyl rip). This is a remix of Mystic Force's Mystic Force by Francesco Farfa. European Associated - Mystic Force /...
  9. TheTranceHistorian

    I'm looking for Mixmag magazines (physical or scanned)

    I'm looking for Mixmag magazines, mainly from between 1992 and 2006, to help make my Classic Trance Curated Database and my upcoming book better. Other DJ magazines and magazines focused on electronic music from the time are also appreciated. I already have all issues of MUZIK magazine (from...
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    Rare tracks not found in download stores

    Wow, thank you very much, I honestly expected no one to have this one. :D
  11. TheTranceHistorian

    Classic Trance Database [100%] & Classic Trance Curated Database [6%] - Last updated on February 29th

    Update #3 - Added ratings data from Discogs - Added ratings data from YouTube - Added weighted ratings - Added a separate sheet for updates - Additional minor changes The weighted rating system/formula is not final and may be updated/improved in the future.
  12. TheTranceHistorian

    Classic Trance Database [100%] & Classic Trance Curated Database [6%] - Last updated on February 29th

    Thanks! When it comes to the Classic Trance Database, the word classic just means tunes that were released in an era that is commonly referred to as the classic trance era, and which based on the consensus of most trance lovers, lasted from the early 90s till the mid-2000s. There is a specific...
  13. TheTranceHistorian

    Classic Trance Database [100%] & Classic Trance Curated Database [6%] - Last updated on February 29th

    Thanks! You know, I would actually love to get my hands on all the booklets that came with Trance Europe Express, or at least a digital copy of them, and I would also love to get my hands on all the MixMag magazines from 1992 to 2006 at least because it would help my work tremendously. I hope...
  14. TheTranceHistorian

    Rare tracks not found in download stores

    I'm looking for this one. A lossless high-quality rip would be fantastic from the white label.
  15. TheTranceHistorian

    Classic Trance Database [100%] & Classic Trance Curated Database [6%] - Last updated on February 29th

    Thanks! Because you can't do on Discogs what you can do with this database. On Discogs, you can't search for all trance tracks released in 1993. The best you can do is to search for all trance albums released in 1993. And then you have to click on each and every one of them (there are thousands...
  16. TheTranceHistorian

    Classic Trance Database [100%] & Classic Trance Curated Database [6%] - Last updated on February 29th

    Update #2 (2024. February 17th): Added Secondary sheet, featuring over 300 tracks mostly from 1993 Added contact information, reworded some stuff Added 3 tracks to the Main sheet (these are listed below) Utasia - Stratosphere Solitaire - Chasing Clouds (Cosmic Baby's Free-Gliding Remix) Blue...
  17. TheTranceHistorian

    Classic Trance Database [100%] & Classic Trance Curated Database [6%] - Last updated on February 29th

    I think I will do that, but only with the Curated Database (once it gets finished). Doing this with the Main Database would take... a very long time.
  18. TheTranceHistorian

    Classic Trance Database [100%] & Classic Trance Curated Database [6%] - Last updated on February 29th

    It claims to list almost all classic trance tunes (around 90-95%) and it does Exactly that. This took me around 200 hours of work at least. Getting the remaining 5-10% here would have required me an additional 800-1000 hours, if not more, as it was explained in the post. Thus, I had to make some...
  19. TheTranceHistorian

    Classic Trance Database [100%] & Classic Trance Curated Database [6%] - Last updated on February 29th

    This post was rewritten for better clarity, and now it also includes information about the curated database. :) Furthermore, I updated the Classic Trance Curated Database with a bunch of new things: Added label information in the Label(s) column Added information about whether a track has seen...
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    Classic trance (1993-2006) CD compilation series?

    What are some famous trance compilation series besides the ones listed here? I want to listen to all of them since some have remixes or tracks that never came out on vinyl. D.Trance (1995-) Tunnel Trance Force (1996-2002) Dream Dance (1996-) Future Trance (1997-2022) Euphoria (1999-2004)...