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

TRANCEBLASTER

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I have this tune the whole day in my head, released in 1993 on 'Frankfurt Beat'.

Ephedra - Eve (Ceres Mix)
 

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fresh new vinyl reissue of 'Governed By Rhythm' from 1995 via 'Seven Hills Records' bandcamp
Governed By Rhythm was an outlet for Andy’s faster, trancier dance tracks, as opposed to the grooving techno and tech house of PDR.
Governed By Rhythm - Synergy [Prime Directive] 1995
 

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Roland Klinkenberg's 'Trance Textures 2' from 1995 will be remastered and repressed on vinyl very soon!
Originally released as the first record on his own Sim label in 1995, these tunes were part of the beginning of Roland’s long and illustrious career. You’ll understand it when you hear it. No remixes this time, just the four OG cuts remastered from the DAT tapes with love, respect, and tenderness.

Roland Klinkenberg - Encountings [Sim] 1995
 

nightslapper

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main difference with the early days trance (and it's not even about music itself, more like a sign of the times) is that it allows itself to be moody, to not hurry, but its repetitiveness feels alive, fluid, not your 4 bars static loop getting played exactly the same over and over like you can hear in some modern tracks pretending to sound oldschool
 

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listening to all these got me feeling very inspired. anyone who knows me knows that I really can't stand trance in its current form but it's great to see people paying attention to this type of sound again. the freeform structures, simple sound design, emphasis on hypnotic hooks and overall mood you can just get lost in, I wanna do more of that just for my own amusement. i love that with these tunes you never knew what was coming next, again most trance these days is the exact opposite of that
 

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new repress of a classic on vinyl
2024 Repress !

Originally released in 1995 on Loop Records, ‘More Love’ by Agent Orange aka Cari Lekebusch is a warm and intimate Acid Techno/Trance record that has been in high demand for over 25 years. Now the original tracks have been remastered backed by a remix from label head Blue Hour.

Agent Orange - Warm Love [Loop Records] 1995
 
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Slipmat

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Excellent thread, i was smack in the middle of all this during my 'gigging' period from 1987 to 1995, of course back then Techno was God, followed by House, then we had the Italo piano house but the lines between Techno and the early sounds of what we call Trance was slowly fusing and merging.

I'd have to dig through the old collection and find a few examples of which tunes caught my ears and made me perk up thinking 'this isn't the usual 140+ BPM in your face style...

Sil - Windows caught my attention with it's hypnotic beat and the breakdown at 1:30, the original mix still holds its own


Throwing this one in there as it's one i somehow still remember.


Plenty of more i've forgotten, i'd have to go through some old sets and separate the Techno from the early Trance.
 

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'ADSR - Mind Mirror (Fantasy Mix)' was released in 1993 on 'Rising High Records' .. now 30 years later is the '1993 live Mix' reissued on vinyl/digital via 'Childhood Intelligence'

ADSR - Mind Mirror (1993 live mix) [Childhood Intelligence] 1993
 

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another new reissue on vinyl via 'Sound Metaphors Records':
Originally released in 1993 on Muzak, an Italian label founded by Leo Mas, Fabrizio Lazzari and Andrea Gemolottoand, which was fundamental in establishing a new Italian dance floor electronic sound in the early 90s strongly intertwined with US influences from what was happening in Detroit and New York at the time. Officially re-issued with new remix of "Fearless" by Berlin based Trent, stripping down the feisty banger from its breakbeat elements and implementing a new Acid feel to it.

Saurus - Futureless [Muzak] 1993