The Roots of Trance 1988 - 1990

Propeller

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This amazing YT channel explores the origin and early years of trance. 1988 seems to be year 0 for the genre and this first mix explores the first two years. Lots of other mixes on there from the early 90s, v useful culturally and some amazing music to be heard.

 

Julian Del Agranda

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Pretty cool, nice one :)

Tracklist, copied from Youtube:

01 0:00 Age Of Chance - Time's Up (Timeless) 1989, UK (House, Trance, New Beat cross)
02 5:32 Dance 2 Trance – We Came In Peace 1990, DE (Trance, Techno, New Beat cross)
03 8:07 KLF, The – Kylie Said Trance 1989, UK (Trancey Acid House)
04 11:28 Age Of Love – The Age Of Love (Boeing Mix) (From Original EP) 1990, BE (Trance, Techno, New Beat cross)
05 14:41 Subliminal Aurra - Ease The Pressure (Hypnotic/Trance Ambient Mix) 1990, US (Trance, Techno)
06 22:37 Revelation - First Power (Computer Take Over Mix) 1990, US (Trance, Techno)
07 26:13 The Mackenzie - Higher In The Sky 1990, BE (Trance, Techno)
08 30:26 Liaison D. – He Chilled Out (Club Mix) 1990, BE (Trance, Techno)
09 34:53 Blue Pearl - Naked In The Rain (Pure Trance Mix) (Jimmy Cauty Mix, KLF) 1990, UK (House, Trance)
10 38:12 KLF, The - What Time Is Love? (The Original Classic Trance Mix) 1988, UK (Trance, Techno)
11 40:35 Lhasa - The Attic 1990, BE (Trance, Techno)
12 45:50 Electronic Voodoo - Ohm (Live In Tibet) 1990, NE (Trance, Techno)
13 51:51 The Rhythm Section - Generation Electro Laserdance 1990, BE (Trance, Euro House, New Beat cross)
14 55:28 Mental Cube - Q (Santa Monica Remix) 1991 (->ORIGINAL 1990) (Early FSOL!), UK (Techno, Trance)
15 59:35 The Shamen - Hear Me O My People (Orbital - Delays Expected) 1990, UK (Techno, Trance)
 
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Hensmon

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Love this channel, listened to many of the mixes and there is some very unknown olden goldies on there.
 

Propeller

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Q and We Came In Peace are my favourites from this mix.
KLF - What time is love must be the first ever trance anthem?
 

Archon

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KLF - What time is love must be the first ever trance anthem?
I think it was the first ever track that used the word "trance" in its title, and it was released in '88, so probably.
 

Nerio

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24:56 first breakdown in trance music?
And this is how you find almost forgotten songs.
 
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Propeller

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I think it was the first ever track that used the word "trance" in its title, and it was released in '88, so probably.
Not that particular track, though two other KLF tracks did - Last train to trancentral and Kylie said trance. I think KLF are the ones who first used the word trance as well.
 
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Not that particular track, though two other KLF tracks did - Last train to trancentral and Kylie said trance. I think KLF are the ones who first used the word trance as well.

The mix was called Pure Trance 1, if I'm right. So: The KLF - What Time Is Love? (Pure Trance 1)
 

brandonl

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That's an epic oldschool mix. I wish he would post a downloadable link to the set so we don't have to just listen to it on youtube.

This set is epic as well.



0:00 Cosmic Baby - Space Track (Club Mix Version) 1992, DE
7:01 Hole On Hole - X-Paradise (DJ G-Spot Mix) 1992, IT
10:45 Humate - The Mysterons 1992, DE
13:48 Dj Hooligan - Space Girl 1992, DE
18:03 4Voice - Music Hypnotizes (Original Mix) 1992, DE
22:35 Metal Master - Spectrum 1992, DE
25:47 Mindgear - Don't Panic (The Whole Story mix) 1992, DE
33:35 Microbots - Freedom 1992, DE
39:23 The Volunteers - Sun Down 1992, DE
43:57 Dance 2 Trance - Power Of American Natives (Vocal Mix) 1992, DE
49:09 Nico - Darkstar (Dreamscape Mix) 1992, NE
53:16 Reel X - Orca 1992, DE
55:47 Pulsation - Transpulsation 1992, DE
1:02:07 Digital Excitation - Lifetime Warranty (Solid Mix) 1992, BE
1:04:17 Microbots - The Age 1992, DE
1:06:25 Cosmic Baby - Sweet Dreams For Kaa (Album Version) 1992, DE
1:11:09 Tranceporter - Open Up Your Mind 1992, DE
1:13:31 E-Rection - Smoke My Dang-A-Long 1992, DE
1:20:16 Hyperborea - Choir Egography (Hardcore Mix) 1992, DE
1:24:35 Elements Of Trance - A Taste Of Your Own Medicine (Midi-Evil Mix) 1992, US
1:35:38 Plasma - The Sound 1992, DE
1:42:03 God's Groove - Prayer Five (We Can Fly)1992, DE
 

TwinSilo

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This is was a phenomenal share by the poster above. Youtube is the crate diggers paradise now. I spun up this one (below) found about 15 new tracks to buy.


Sven Van Hees - Emotional Rehabilitation is one I found, its beautiful Trance, and 30 years old!
 
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