Old School/Classic Trance Producers in 2020 (and beyond)?

Aug 5, 2022
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Does anyone know of any artists, big or small, that is producing classic trance in the modern era? I know it's a bit of a niche since it's not the "hot and trendy" genre anymore, but I'm just curious and thought the community would have some idea.

So far, I only know of The Thrillseekers Pres. Hydra and another artist that goes by Coredata from Joof Recordings, who produces music inspired by Platipus Records.
So this comes up every so often....There is a ton of great Trance being produced but over the last 25 years it has evolved and new sounds & unlimited digital possibilities out there. We talked about this 3 years ago in Sean Tyas's Twitch Stream. He was asking all the artists how we can get Trance back to that....And he said specifically "I don't want to say classic sound" but the same type of effort going into each song and the arrangements. Since then Trance has been on point. Right now we are going through the Melodic Techno & Progressive House Rework Phase.

Activa has always been the same.


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So this comes up every so often....There is a ton of great Trance being produced but over the last 25 years it has evolved and new sounds & unlimited digital possibilities out there. We talked about this 3 years ago in Sean Tyas's Twitch Stream. He was asking all the artists how we can get Trance back to that....And he said specifically "I don't want to say classic sound" but the same type of effort going into each song and the arrangements. Since then Trance has been on point. Right now we are going through the Melodic Techno & Progressive House Rework Phase.

Activa has always been the same.


Bryan Kearney Bangin It
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I don't think Kearney really fits here.. He just plays the same modern stuff but with Mainstream Techno influences. Check out the other shares in this thread
 
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SaltAcidFatHeatAcid

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Ismus is a really good techno label that crosses in to trance territory now and then.


Really interesting sound design on this one.
 
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SaltAcidFatHeatAcid

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Eastern Distributor - Endorphin (Maara Remix). This one really feels like a follow-up to Ultimate Revenge.

 
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TRANCEBLASTER

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I totally overlooked this release in 2021, highly recommended:

Pancratio - Risposta Ipnotica - Hypnotic Response [Onetriptoavyon] February 28, 2021

Pancratio - Fissazione Dell'Attenzione [Onetriptoavyon] February 28, 2021
 
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Redrot

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Abdul Raeva's a bit too housey for me usually but this one hits the right spots

https://soundcloud.com/maslowunknown%2Fpremiere-abdul-raeva-elemental-warfare
Class mix from Caim

https://soundcloud.com/spacelabrecords%2Fspacecast-011-caim
LP forthcoming from Eversines. Personally I'm more keen on the less trancey stuff he's doing but sounds like this will have stuff with a decently wide spectrum of sounds

https://soundcloud.com/ye_yeh%2Feversines-dwang-lp-ninih004-snippets
On that note here's a killer liveset of his. Not strictly trance again but quite the journey!

https://soundcloud.com/peakbeatsoundsystem%2Feversines-at-komorebi-festival-2022
 
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TRANCEBLASTER

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'Reflex Blue' released his debut album 'Positive Nature', here is my pick:

Reflex Blue - Breathe The Air (Piano Mix) [Whitvoir] March 6, 2023
 
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