Trance to chill out to

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Trance to chill out to?
But trance is supposed to be fast-paced and highly-energetic! How can you "chill out" to trance?

Disclaimer: This is not an official genre/sub-genre, so it's not going into the all "music genre" threads.

Recently I noticed a couple of trance tracks have a distinctive feel to them. They are not meant to hype you up (or, at least that's not the vibe I get from them). They have just enough melodies to be interesting, but they are not melody-oriented. They focus much more on ambiance and keeping a steady level of energy. They are best off in the background for when you're doing other things, and you can totally chill out to them even if they're fast-paced.
They don't quite fall under "progressive trance," either. They're more or less their own thing.

Yes, I know all of the above sounds super vague.

Tracks like this are not common. I was hoping the trancefix community could share other tracks similar to the ones below. To narrow suggestions down, I am specifically not looking for sub-130 bpm housey progressive trance, so no Airwave, Andy Moor, etc. Also, no progressive psytrance of any kind.

Galaxy - Dreamland [2000] (psy/goa ish)



Realm F. vs Rankey - Nairobi (Alex MORPH remix) [2004]



Albert Vorne - Ares (Mac Zimms remix) [2007]



edit: LOL this thread is begging for Incolumis' tracks. Okay, I'll let you all post them.
 
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Yeah I definitely know what you're looking for, knew a lot of these types of tracks a couple of years ago, when I was discovering stuff from '03-'06 or so. When I remember them, I'll definitely let you know. Have you tried looking into early ASOT compilations?

Does this work?

 
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Yeah I definitely know what you're looking for, knew a lot of these types of tracks a couple of years ago, when I was discovering stuff from '03-'06 or so. When I remember them, I'll definitely let you know. Have you tried looking into early ASOT compilations?

Does this work?

Iirc some of the first ASOT tracks have a couple of tracks like it.
Thanks for the suggestions @Gagi, @jetflag! I will check them out
 

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Love all 3 of those tracks you shared, especially the Galaxy one, nice one.

Mushroom Therapy (Armin Van Buuren Remix).... too tough sounding?
 
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Love all 3 of those tracks you shared, especially the Galaxy one, nice one.

Mushroom Therapy (Armin Van Buuren Remix).... too tough sounding?
I think it's slightly more aggressive than Ares (Mac Zimms remix), but it totally fits with the chill out theme.

Mark Otten - Mushroom Therapy (Armin Van Buuren Remix) [2003]




Another good one:
The Infernal Machine - Realistic (Infernal Machine remix) [2001] (see here for release date - original was made in 2000, and then remixed a year later)
 
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Afterburn - Fratt Boy [2000]


Thank you for posting this in the classics section, @Daysleeper


Ija - Atlantic Shores
Just checked on Youtube, and this track has about ~3k views throughout its existence. Talk about hidden gems. It's really good.
 
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More "chill" trance.

Galaxy - The Island [2000]

This one is a bit weird because it's at 145 BPM, so it's fairly fast-paced. Still, it captures pretty well the feeling of relaxing at a beach without sounding cheesy or poppy. It's "balearic" in every sense of the word.



John Askew - Mood Swing [2005]

Say whatever you'd like about the quality of his current productions. Early in his career he made a pretty amazing chill track that is simple yet effective.


John Askew - Blackout [2004]

This track was part of Askew's Club Music EP. Not sure why he titled it that way, since this track is anything but club music. Simon Patterson later remixed Blackout to make a storming tech-trancer, but the original Blackout is a nice, chill, soothing trance track apt for this thread.