The weird, totally-90's trance tracks

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Was just going over some old tracks and realized a few from the '90s have an oddly specific clubby sound. I was wondering if anyone else knew more (trance or non-trance) that sound alike

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Hi-gate - Pitchin' [2000]

Da Hool - Meet Her at the Love Parade [1996]

They're "totally-90's" because I can't help but imagine that decade while listening to them, even though Pitchin' is from 2000!
 
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Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400 (1999)

Bastian - You've Got My Love (2001)
Wasn't really ahead of it's time, so does this one count as well?

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BBE - Seven Days and One Week (1996)

Karuma - The Mindmachine (2000)

Vengaboys - Parada de Tettas (1996)
 
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Nice thread! Theres lots of fun and interesting tracks from the 90s ;)





 
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Can you describe what exactly it is that gives them the 'clubby' sound you feel? Is it the beats, the baselines, the pattern of the synth, or specifically the higher pitched sounds? It sounds like you want anything that Judge Jules used to play around 1997-2000.




 
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Hmmm OP you're right that there is some kind of shared synth patch that was popular at the time and used on a lot of similar tracks. I may see if I can find some prior term for it, not sure i remember one. Just before there was a short period there was a movement called Pizzicato Prog for the "Faithless" sound but it was a bit different then this. A few compilations too.



Anyway regarding the OP.....
Various - Classic Trance Anthems This has a few of the tracks that are listed here (you see anymore?)
And some more here Judge Jules - Judge Jules Trance Anthems
Some on this list although no idea what the concept of this list is mosquito headz by nachomartinezdj | Discogs Lists
Looks like Judge Jules helped write Hi-Gate - Pitchin' so maybe he's key to the sound...
Looks also like the Klubbheads helped write The Launch The Launch (song) - Wikipedia didn't know that
 
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Can you describe what exactly it is that gives them the 'clubby' sound you feel? Is it the beats, the baselines, the pattern of the synth, or specifically the higher pitched sounds? It sounds like you want anything that Judge Jules used to play around 1997-2000.
I think it's the synth plus the style of the melody, which is simpler than what you would normally see in trance yet catchy enough to be commercially successful. The bassline and kicks are also harder than the norm, but not quite "hard-trance" level.
It's pretty difficult to describe in words, haha. Hence the examples :p
 

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I think it's the synth plus the style of the melody, which is simpler than what you would normally see in trance yet catchy enough to be commercially successful. The bassline and kicks are also harder than the norm, but not quite "hard-trance" level.
It's pretty difficult to describe in words, haha. Hence the examples :p
It also fits a bridge between Harder House and Trance. But those synth leads are very OF that time.
 
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