Trance music is a kind of electronic music. It centers around a synthesizer and bass drum on each beat and melodies with themes. Most trance music usually have 140 beats per minute. Trance music is commonly played in clubs. The genre takes insipiration from techno, house music, and other kinds of electronic music.
Trance refers to an altered state of consciousness as, for example, achieved by hypnosis. Trance music is characterised by unusually long tracks of highly repetitious music. Group dancing makes the effect stronger, as it does with some types of traditional African music. The general idea has been many times used in religious ceremonies. Nobody knows who introduced the term to electronic music.
Important sub-genres[change | change source]
Famous Trance DJs (selection)[change | change source]
- Armin Van Buuren
- DJ JamX
- DJ Tiesto
- George Acosta
- Oliver Lieb
- Pascal F.E.O.S.
- Paul Van Dyk
- Piet Blank