Why you should listen to pre-1995 trance (+ some pointers)

TRANCEBLASTER

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This place needs some 'Der Dritte Raum', definitely! Released in 1995 at the legendary Harthouse label!

Der Dritte Raum - Aeolus
 
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Forgotten Taucher tune, the 'when did the light die' vocal sample is taken from Sinéad O'Connor - Troy. Released in 1993 at Crash Records.

Taucher - Happiness
 

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I love me some 90's Trance!! Definitely there's a different feel from the stuff before 95 and the trance approaching the millennium. Used to spin the latter but was intrigued in the day by the former.

A little but of both in my timeline and list https://rateyourmusic.com/list/TheScientist/rym-ultimate-box-set-trance/

Why not some chronological best of playlists?

 
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TRANCEBLASTER

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Really very little song i like from pre 1995 era (max 30 songs) but today i find this And i can say these song are exactly my taste in trance music pre-1995 era.
Absolutely amazing Australian trance!

Here some trance production from the guys behind Culture Beat - Mr. Vain. Released in 1992 at Dance Pool.

LDC - Parsec

LDC - Plasma
 
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Grew up in San Francisco in the late 90's, where there was an explosion of raves and electronic parties. Hard trance was also referred to as Cybertrance, which I don't know if that's what we just called Hard Trance there. But a lot of local DJ's were playing music with a lot of TB-303 riffs, mixed in with the amazing and uplifting melodic trance from the late 90's. But I listened to lots of stuff from Noom Records and Time Unlimited. Commander Tom, Nostrum, Nuclear Hyde...literally were some of the coolest moments of my life going to those raves!

Instant Zen - Astral Community - Noom Records (1994)



Roughage - Scanned State - Time Unlimited (1995)
 

TRANCEBLASTER

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Yeah, there are so many great tracks in DDR or Harthouse back catalogue, if you like Aeolus, maybe will also like the track 'Brenner' from the same Ep, its my favourite on the release.

Here is another Harthouse tune with a different character, produced by Pete Namlook, released in 1992.

Pulsation - Transpulsation
 

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1992. Feels like early Progressive House

108 Grand - Te Quiero (Darren Emerson Underworld Remix)
 

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I had this track on my mind today, ambient-housey trance beauty. Released in 1992 via Funky Junky Records (UK).

Truth - The Start
 
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Early production from the guy behind Safri Duo's Played Alive, Michael Parsberg. Released in 1994 via Le Petit Prince (Germany).

Caucasuss - Reversible Dreams
 

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The 'C-Mix' was already posted, but my heart will always beat for th 'P-Mix'. I had it on repeat some days ago, what a sincere master trance..
Released in 1994 via Eye Q Records (Germany).

Brainchild - Symmetry (P-Mix)
 

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Another release from Eye Q Records. Trance/Techno/Psychedelic.

Ritual of Life [1992]
 

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20 minute journeys. This is why you should listen to Trance pre 1995

Underworld - Thing In A Book [1994]
 
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Co-produced by Oliver Lieb, from 1993. Love everything about this track, the horn sound, breakbeat, synths, strings and the bass part in the middle.

 

TRANCEBLASTER

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I would not categorize 'Plastic Dreams' into Trance, but ok..

Here are some other atypical Trance tracks from the past:

Sunshower - Weekend Millionaire [Guerilla] (1994)

It's Thinking - Afterglow [Malgeto] (1992)

Axel Stephenson - Crossing Land (Bonzai) [1995]