Damn, its really a hard list to make as i listen to so many subgenres of trance! I guess i really like it when it sounds futuristic, , dystopian, emptiness of space, alien worlds
10- Parker - Beams of Gaia (Hard Mix)
- Its a once in a life time crazy hard trance thats sits just right with the typical german trance in those days
without all the DJ Scot Project or Dumonde cheese, would be my fav hard trance if the kickdrum didn't drown out everything else
9 - Cherry Dee - Passion
- Probably my favorite hard trance out there. Its futuristic, no fluff, melancholic and intimidating at the same time
8 - Li Kwan - Point Zero - need no introduction here, it fits all my harsh criteria. This track shouldn't be that popular as it is, its suppose to be an experimental and lost in the depths of time, Matt Darey canned this style way too much in the future devaluing its oddity.
7 - Space Manoevres - Stage One (Solarstone Remix)
- Event Horizon, ah the papa-san of space horror set in giant man-made marvels that sends meat bags into far reaches of the unknown and shits hit the fan. Everybody likes the breakbeat version but not me
6 - Ebop - Noo
- Thanks to Trance4m8tor, this track isn't forgotten with time, which ironically sounds like a track thats literally lost in time, the vocal samples are just haunting and ominous, the pure opposite of nirvana. There are so many spices in this track makes indian curry looks like childs play. Its a shame when this track was pumping out fireworks and igniting the fuse... it ends abruptly urghh.
5 - Paul Van Dyk - Forbidden fruit (Forbidden Future Mix)
- yea no shit me and dark futuristic-sounding trance just go hand in hand. Its like PVD's way of saying "itsss blade runner time!!"
4 - Cydonia - Animals
- landing on a desolate planet in far reaches of space and first encountering living breathing talking alien lifeforms that look like ANIMALS
3 - Gemini - Winter
- Cold, freezing gust of wind whispers through your ear, howling and rattling through corroded and dilapidated concrete and metal structures all covered knee-deep in snow
2 - Cybernauts - Hydrophonix
- remember the 90s 3d animated MTV? Imagine some mandy & randy guy building a spacecraft, leave earth, exploring the solar system planet by planet, star by star, galaxy by galaxy, universe by universe...
1 - Country & Western - Reincarnation
- This track is the demiurge of all trance. Its immortal and has clairvoyance abilities, if you decode this song, it will tell you a tale about the future of humanity and its civilizations