Petition to Rename "A State of Trance" to Reflect its Shift from Traditional Trance Music

nightslapper

Senior Member
Oct 5, 2023
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I don't think I'm being unreasonable here. Let's be honest, it deviates significantly from what trance music traditionally represented. It feels more like mindless noise, contradicting the essence of the genre. If we start labelling every Euro dance and electro house track as trance, we dilute the genre's identity. My disagreement doesn't stem from hate or snobbery. When have I recently demonstrated such behaviour? The tracks featured on ASOT often lean more towards commercialism and vocal dance, formulaic edm and uplifting trance catering to a broader audience rather than staying true to the core elements of trance.
see, you strongly believe that your vision of the 'right' or as you call it traditional trance music can be applied globally to the entire genre, especially considering that there's no holy stone with the rules what is trance and what is not, what's traditional trance and what's 'deviated mindless noise'. you sure there's no hate? some producers might put their emotions in these tracks and some fans enjoy em and just because you dislike it, you think you have right to label it differently just to make trance scene your comfort zone?

just take it easy, don't try to 'fix' it, it's not how it works anyways
 

Archon

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TranceFix Crew
Jun 27, 2020
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see, you strongly believe that your vision of the 'right' or as you call it traditional trance music can be applied globally to the entire genre, especially considering that there's no holy stone with the rules what is trance and what is not, what's traditional trance and what's 'deviated mindless noise'. you sure there's no hate? some producers might put their emotions in these tracks and some fans enjoy em and just because you dislike it, you think you have right to label it differently just to make trance scene your comfort zone?

just take it easy, don't try to 'fix' it, it's not how it works anyways
Common sense on TranceFix??? Are you trying to get yourself banned???
 

Jetflag

Elite Member
Jul 17, 2020
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I can understand your sentiment @Progrez

but from a pro-active perspective I agree with @nightslapper

“Hating” or seeking to distance yourself from what Armin is pushing forward is perfectly fine.

but this type of “tranceSJW” esq petitions are besides pragmatically useless also just spiteful, who are you to lay claim on what another person makes or spins and calls?

if you want to pro-actively do something for the music you love and “against the music you despise”, do what you currently do. And with “metta” promote that which you find beautiful. 🙏
 
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Redrot

Senior Member
Jan 11, 2022
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at best it's a highly exclusive, faux-positive-wannabe-influencer pretentious bag of templated white noise and arpeggiated supersaws (in its most popular form at least). it's really not high art and all the fun has been sucked out of it, by and large all we wanna do is pander to our other beard stroking underground chums.

tl:dr - stop being so up yourselves and just learn how to enjoy all music again. not everything needs to be so clearly black and white. I'll be in my office vibing to taylor swift and maybe a little bit of k-pop
Cue the image!

I posted this set somewhere else but trance fans need to pull the cacti out of their asses and listen to more off the wall silly shit like this: https://soundcloud.com/djkitsch%2Fkitsch-rave-ghost
 

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