What are the best tracks to introduce others to old trance?


Elite Member
Jul 13, 2020
Basically, the title.

If you could introduce someone to old ('90s era) trance, what tracks would you show them, and why?

  • The newcomer could be your parents or a young person (like a teenager)
  • You don't know the newcomer's musical preferences, if they like fast-paced, slow-paced music, or if they even like electronic music. This person "listens to everything" and you only know they like a couple of mainstream 2021 artists
  • The newcomer has never heard '90s electronic music beyond, say, Sandstorm/Better Off Alone (super hits). There's a possibility they don't even know those songs at all!
  • You can't just tune into ASOT and hope the newcomer stumbles upon old trance by themselves. You are showing them old trance directly
I'm not sure why, but I think Nalin & Kane - Beachball could be a good fit if you just want to show them what old trance sounds like. It's a safe song with a nice, catchy beat, and the balearic feeling should be familiar enough. After all, lots of pop has a summer-y feeling, which Beachball also has.