(Why) are there no new ideas in trance?

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I think once youve found a unique style of your own thats got really popular with listeners,you tend to pretty much stick to it,its what they want.

I really admire the producers that tried different styles like Ferry Corsten with stuff like 'Punk' which was far removed from his anthemic 99 Trance. But that proved popular aswell.

The problem in todays Trance scene is theres hardly anyone with a unique style. They just stick to that tried and tested generic style that sells a few copies in the Beatport charts. Thats enough for them.
 
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I think once youve found a unique style of your own thats got really popular with listeners,you tend to pretty much stick to it,its what they want.

I really admire the producers that tried different styles like Ferry Corsten with stuff like 'Punk' which was far removed from his anthemic 99 Trance. But that proved popular aswell.

The problem in todays Trance scene is theres hardly anyone with a unique style. They just stick to that tried and tested generic style that sells a few copies in the Beatport charts. Thats enough for them.
I think all the purists (ex. on tranceaddict) and anthem trance fans were not fond of Punk. I wouldn't be surprised if members of this forum dismissed the early to mid-2000s electro-trance sound of Flashover as "not real trance."
 

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I think all the purists (ex. on tranceaddict) and anthem trance fans were not fond of Punk. I wouldn't be surprised if members of this forum dismissed the early to mid-2000s electro-trance sound of Flashover as "not real trance."

The genre was called electroclash..
 
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I think all the purists (ex. on tranceaddict) and anthem trance fans were not fond of Punk. I wouldn't be surprised if members of this forum dismissed the early to mid-2000s electro-trance sound of Flashover as "not real trance."

Maybe not at the time as it was too different,which proves my point entirely - Ferry was trying different stuff when he already had a wildly successful style. I listen back to Punk now and think what a high quality production - same as Rock Your Body Rock. He even went that 80s style at the same time aswell with Soul On Soul.
 
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Mid 2000’s i was still looking for Trance albums/compilations that really tranced like the 90s stuff. Different more modern sounds used in the way i thought they should be used. I was never really 100% satisfied with what i found. Probably not even 70% satisfied.
There were tracks but not enough appeared on compilations. I swerved Ferry’s Punk. Clever but didn’t give me any thrill really. ( ive just heard ‘into the dark’ on there and assumed it was a remake of Motorcycle As The Rush Comes… is it meant to be related ? quite a few bits sound exactly the same musically. I remember back then feeling its not as good as Kenkraft 400 Zombie nation (1999) in bits of it. Probably no commodore technology used by ferry. My search for Ferry tracks that day was actually because i had heard Galaxia ( not the moonman version) and didn’t know what album or what it was from.
Now Galaxia is smooth beautiful uplifting Trance.

Some years later after bypassing the more dirty gritty side of electronic music by Trance artist, I came across a beautiful compilation with many tracks combining beautiful sounds with grit. Perhaps what fit my interpretation Electro Trance at its best. When i heard the first track that i sampled on the internet Side 2, L.E.D there be light- Rank 1. I knew something had either started, or reached its height where Punkish Trance introduced my idea of overwhelming beauty too. The perfect juxtaposition.

 

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I used to listen to maya alot by banco de gaiya. Back in the day, early 90s. Thats when all sorts of instruments got sampled and used in electronica. Check out amorphous androgynous - tales of ephidrena. Lots of different instruments beautifully blenden in tracks with electronic sounds and obscure beats or samples.
Banco de Gaia's Last Train to Lhasa and Big Men Cry are some of my favourite albums of all time. This is what gets me, we rarely have stuff like this these days. No enthic influences in music, it's all completely melted into one big globalized pile of blandness. No more personal style either. Talking mostly about trance, but if some know what I'm looking for, feel free to sent it.

I listened to that album, it's fucking brilliant. I jizzed extensively at Swab.

 
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The genre was called electroclash..

Electroclash was a pop genre that came and peaked before some trance producers started moving in that direction. Goldfrapp, Fischerspooner, Tiga, Miss Kittin, even the likes of Scissor Sisters could be counted under that umbrella.

 

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Banco de Gaia's Last Train to Lhasa and Big Men Cry are some of my favourite albums of all time. This is what gets me, we rarely have stuff like this these days. No enthic influences in music, it's all completely melted into one big globalized pile of blandness. No more personal style either. Talking mostly about trance, but if some know what I'm looking for, feel free to sent it.

I listened to that album, it's fucking brilliant. I jizzed extensively at Swab.


Completely agree!

Those guys are actually Future Sound of London
 

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Electroclash was a pop genre that came and peaked before some trance producers started moving in that direction. Goldfrapp, Fischerspooner, Tiga, Miss Kittin, even the likes of Scissor Sisters could be counted under that umbrella.


Here in my part of Europe was also something like 'Lexy & K-Paul - Freak' or 'Laurent Garnier - Flashback' called 'Electroclash', even guys like 'Mr. Oizo' or 'Zombie Nation'
 

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I disagree with the topic - It's not the lack of good ideas but a lack of stand out tracks that you would look back on and something has a nostalgic shine to it.

I mean have a listen a Super 8 - Cre8 or Perasma - Swing 2 Harmony (Deserves An Effort Symphony Dub Mix) both so euphoric as fuck.

But observing it melancholic tracks seem to gain more appeal to a wide audience just have a listen to Universal Nation by Push.

Super 8 & Tab - Suru is another awesome melancholic track with that gorgeous melody and breakdown and the key change.
 
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