Offtopic : I love happy/uk hardcore, hands up and future trance they are basically on one/two radio station and a few artists like Alari still make some. I will always remember fondly the few years where I listened 95% just technobase.fm we are one. As a matter of fact I remember I brief period of time where Stoneface & Terminal made few songs/remixes like this. If you are interested in some good livestreams of happy hardcore check Adrenaline Stompers and Miss Special K on facebook.For me the genre is long dead, already from 2006 or 2007. Not in the way that there are no great proggy tracks or artist, but just in a way that nobody really cares about this sub-genre.
Sasha and Digweed made a great work to bring this type of music to the masses, but after them there was no new upcoming strong generation of progg artists. Ok, maybe Henry Saiz, Guy J, Eelke Kleijn, Michael and Levan or King Unique, but maybe some of you dont even know these guys.
Just like nobody cares about Happy Hardcore, Schranz or Minimal anymore, so is for me also Progressive House or Trance dead, because there are no references and i dont see any fanbase of the genre beside of the internet.
Since people use genres and subgenres differently, I think this topic might get no conclusions anyway.
I guess in my mind it was a bit of umbrella term always.This thread and consequently the discussion would be easier if you posted a couple of youtube/soundcloud/beatport etc. examples of what you consider prog trance,
and what it by figure of speech "has turned into" anno now (with a few examples) . I find it hard to pin what you mean.
I am not sure sound more like something heavier - I consider typical modern prog house darker, deeper and melodical. This sounds more tech influenced. For me its neither, there is a bit of acid bassline. But doesn't sound like modern acid trance. Another thing that I guess it needs mentioning is that 90's classic trance was much more heavier and rave-y than modern.would you consider this prog trance or prog house?