Top 400 trance tracks of all time

  1. _These are the rules for posting recommendations. If you break one, I will ignore you. Read them before making a suggestion:

  2. 1.If you suggest even one track that is already on the list, I will ignore all other tracks in your suggested list. Use edit/find (on this page), or hit control-f to search out tracks before recommending them. Don't just whip your playlist off into the comments, I want you to make sure it's a)better than some of the tracks on this list, and b)NOT ALREADY ON IT, before you suggest I add it. This list is massive, and the base of tracks it was selected out of is even bigger. I don't mean to be a jerk about it, but I don't have the time to sift through records that are already on the list. Plus, that tells me you didn't think about your suggestion.
  3. 2.If you've been listening to trance for less than 9 months, you have a DJ Mystik track on your computer anywhere, or you still (seriously) find tracks by typing "trance" or "techno" into a file sharing program, then please don't suggest anything. Your recommendation is going to be stupid. No, trust me. It is.
  4. 3. Don't post "I can't believe [insert probably stupid and derivative track here] isn't on the list! What gives?!?!?" or anything even remotely close to that comment. What gives? If it's really such a masterpiece and it's not on the list, then I probably haven't heard it, dumbass (Or I've heard it, it sucks, and you just have no taste). If you make that comment, I will ignore you. In fact, if you even think about making that comment, don't bother posting, your suggestion is going to be stupid. There are literally millions of trance tracks, and there is no possible way anyone could listen to them all (I've only heard tens of thousands). Although the best tracks tend to bubble up into underground recognition (and no further), there are likely dozens of masterpieces that have gone unnoticed - this is what I'm looking for. However, there are hundreds of thousands of piles of derivative crap that directly steal from classics and never go anywhere. These appeal to newbies who haven't been around long enough to hear the originals (and to E-tards who have no memory of any tracks they've heard at any events), which is why no one who hasn't listened to trance for over 9 months should post here. If you don't know enough about trance to know that more records are released than could ever possibly be listened to, you don't know enough about trance to make an intelligent suggestion, and you're wasting your time.
  5. 4. If you have ever, EVER in your life shouted "TIIIIEEEESSSSTTTOOOOO!!!!" or said anything along the lines of "OMG OMG OMG Tiesto is such a God OMG!" don't post here, because you're an idiot. He can play records. Calloo, calay, he belongs on Mount Olympus.
  6. 5. Do not write a post stating something like "that's just your opinion! [boring derivative crap] is a masterpiece, you just won't open your ears!" [Stupid derivative crap] is not a masterpiece. You just haven't heard enough trance to know that [stupid derivative crap] doesn't have a shred of originality in it.
  7. 6. If you don't like at least five trance tracks produced before 1995, don't bother posting a suggestion, as you know absolutely nothing about trance. Come back when you're older, sonny.
  8. 7. If you don't like acid, or don't know what acid is (and weren't knocked out by rule number 2), you're an idiot, don't post.
  9. 8. If you don't listen to at least 3 other kinds of electronic music that are not mainstream hip-hop genres or played on the radio, you have no perspective, don't post a suggestion.

  10. _Here's a torrent of the first 50 songs:
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  12. Many thanks to AsColdAsIce for making this. I'm not sure if it works, but it's worth a shot.

  13. Final note: there are going to be songs on here that aren't perfectly 100% trance. If you see this tag beside a track:
  14. {arguable},
  15. then the track is disputable (or disputed) in some way.
  16. The genres essentially represented are ibiza trance, epic trance, psytrance/goa trance, anthem trance, classic trance, acid trance, ambient trance, tech-trance, and progressive trance. I am liberal with these categories, and what has also ended up on here is some trancier ambient house, acid techno, progressive house, tech-house, "minimal," and breaks. There is a limit, but it's blurry. For example, you won't find funky house, breakbeat hardcore, or aggrotech on here.

  17. Humate - Love Simulation (Paul van Dyk's Love mix) [1993] [Ibiza trance]
  18. It's amazing how little this track loses its loveliness with repeat listens. I've had it for 6 years now, and I still love it just as much as I did when it floored me on the first listen. Even the other top 10 tracks (while still amazing) have diminished in some ways with compulsive listening, but this one remains the shining gem at the top of the trance genre. This perfectly captures the beauty of a tropical sunset on a peaceful deserted island, and to this day never fails to evoke such a scene.

  19. The Age of Love - Age of Love (Jam & Spoon's Watch out for Stella mix) [1992] [classic trance]
  20. This is often erroneously called the first trance tune of all time, including by me for a very long time. Well, it wasn't. There was no "first trance tune." It seems to have slowly coalesced out of the Belgian new beat, acid house, techno, and euro-house miasma around at the time. You can look for related tracks in each of these early scenes, but none of them are "trance" per se, they clearly fall into their respective styles. And the first artists who actually set out to make "trance" were mimicking a genre that was already defined. So where do you draw the line? You don't. There was no big bang.
  21. Also, the so-called "original mix" available pretty much everywhere is almost universally actually the (admittedly superior) Jam & Spoon remix. I finally found the real original mixes, and they're not trance at all - they're inarguably new beat. You can almost hear some trance in there, but it's a seed, at best.
  22. That said, this version is a fantastic track, and still one of trance's first. It's beautiful, ethereal, and above all, entrancing.

  23. Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar (Three N' One mix) [1998] [anthem trance/ibiza trance]
  24. The track that defines everything that an ibiza anthem is, full of all of the excess and bombast of the island: pure dancable joy. The track's central hook is a long, arpeggiated melody looping such that the beginning and end melt together into an endless sphere. It sounds like sped-up 70's minimalism run through a 90's dark trance synth with a sub-tribal feel (it's the beats that do this). I'll admit, the build-up is a little bit cliche by now, but it wasn't really at the time, and for second-wave trance, it's as creative as it's going to get, and more than compensated by the spot-on anthem. In a not so surprising twist, this was initially written by one of the fathers of modern trance (Cosmic Baby), back in 1993 (they were always better at trance than the bedroom nerds and the corporate pop machine). It has gotten another remix every single year since 93, most of which are picked up by trance jocks and many of which go back on the club charts (the best is undoubtedly 1997's chart-topping Three N' One remix (although some prefer the 1998 Nalin & Kane version, and classic trance addicts will love the original)).

  25. Future Sound of London - Papua New Guinea [1991] [ambient trance/classic trance]
  26. Released in 1991, this song wasn't even intended to be trance - no one even used the word yet (although there was a fledgling sound growing in the underground house, rave, and techno scenes). It was meant to be ambient breaks, but "Papua New Guinea's" atmosphere was like little other electronic dance released at the time - ethereal, spacy, almost angelic, but still dancefloor-worthy, catchy, and even relaxing. The song instantly became a trance classic once the genre was brought into official existence in 1993, and deservingly so. Like it's predecessor "Age of Love," even today it can be played without sounding the slightest bit dated.
  27. {arguable - ambient breaks}

  28. Underworld - Born Slippy (NUXX). [1995] [classic trance/hard trance]
  29. A melodic trance tune with stream-of-consciousness lyrics that become stranger with each listen, mainly beacuse they never really had any actual internal logic to begin with. The melody is unforgettably catchy, and contains a nice twist in the middle, in which it goes from being a wistful and pretty little ambient trancer, to a hard and abrasive swedish techno stormer, and pulls both off better than just about anything in either genre. Surprisingly, especially with this being, you know, actually good, this was a huge hit in Europe (it went to number 2 on the world chart in 1996-97), and gets at least two new remixes every year, at least one of which always goes back on the club charts (hopefully 2006 will be an exception? Honestly, they're never going to top the original). So, not only is it one of the best, it's also the most popular to still retain credibility.
  30. {arguable - melodic techo(?)}

  31. Sasha - Xpander [1999] [progressive trance]
  32. Perfect progressive trance. A melody that, like the last 2 tracks, is atmospheric, loops on itself, and endlessly contagious, without seeming repetitive. This song is absorbing - the feeling throughout is impossible to describe, since like I said before...dancing about architecture. Just download the track. It's incredible. (Was another mega-European hit. I don't know the details specifically, but it doesn't matter).

  33. Nalin & Kane - Beachball [1996] [ibiza trance]
  34. Gorgeous, elegant, and never tiring. It's quite possible that I've listened to this track more times than any other, probably my personal favorite. Built out of tribal, yet melodic beats (the "Nalin and Kane sound"), relaxing and inobtrusive vocals, and a slow, subtle build that takes its time to breakdown. When it does breakdown, air strings and seagulls wash and flow around each other as if musically taking flight to a Mediterannean sky over a sunset-golden beach. When the breakdown ends, "Becahball" slowly floats back to earth, before spending the remainder of the track rippling back and forth between the sky and the sand.
  35. {arguable - ibiza house}

  36. Paragliders - Paraglide [1993] [classic trance]

  37. DnTel - (This is) The Dream of Evan and Chan (Superpitcher Kompakt remix) [2002] [minimal trance]
  38. This is probably the only trance track ever created with vocals worth listening to. But it doesn't rest on them, just allowing them to sparsely resonant in a minimal nothing, it raises them, gently bringing them to soaring heights with gorgeous melodies that slowly drown out the surreal beauty of the evocative lyrics. Eventually the glistening bells overtake the words entirely, taking the already flying track into the stratosphere. It's the perfect representative of minimal trance.
  39. {arguble: tech-house/progressive house/microhouse}

  40. Hardfloor - Acperience 1 [1992] [acid trance/classic trance]
  41. {arguable - acid}

  42. Hybrid - Symphony [1997] [orchestral trance]
  43. Wow. Forget Adagio for Strings, forget Protect Your Mind, forget ****ing Airwave, symphonic trance was created and destroyed with this track. Everything trance is supposed to make you feel, and almost everything classical is supposed to do can be found here in this amazing song. Easy to dance to, creative beats (breaktrance, so they actually put some thought into them), more melodies than you can possibly count, and all this without sounding crowded or overstuffed; all of it original. They even did it without overusing the breakdown. Fantastic, it completly lives up to its title.

  44. Aphex Twin - Didgeridoo [1992] [acid trance]
  45. This track is simultaneously hard, twisted and beautiful, which is something I would have considered a nearly impossible feat until I heard this, and despite being over 15 years old, it still sounds innovative and fresh today. Built on a foundation of Basic Channel-esque foggy acid lines, Didgeridoo manages to build and break like trance, while meandering and wandering like ambient and relentlessly pounding and squiggling like acid techno without sounding forced or mashed together. A didgeridoo sets the bassline resulting in a simultaneously relaxing, funky and dark atmosphere. It can sound like a trance anthem, a techno monster, or an ambient chilldown depending on how you listen, and it's all of those together and more, and it grows greater with each listen. Didgeridoo is undoubtedly one of the greatest trance tracks of all time. Whether or not it's in the genre of "trance" per se is questionable (though a connecting thread is certainly there), but in the most elastic sense of entrancing dance music, it comes out pretty close to the top.
  46. {arguable - ambient acid techno(?)}

  47. Orbital - Halcyon On & On [1993] [ambient trance]
  48. {arguable - ambient techno}

  49. Chicane - Offshore [1996] [ibiza trance]
  50. {arguable - ambient house/ibiza house}

  51. Banco De Gaia - Heliopolis [1993] [classic trance/acid trance]

  52. Choice - Acid Eiffel [acid trance]
  53. {arguable - acid techno}

  54. Ame - Rej [2005] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  55. {arguable - "minimal"}

  56. L.S.G. - Netherworld [1997] [progressive trance]

  57. Balil - Parasight [1993] [classic trance/acid trance]

  58. Salt Tank - Eugina [1996] [ibiza trance]

  59. The PQM - You Are Sleeping (Luke Chable Vocal mix) [2004] [progressive trance/deep trance]
  60. {arguable - progressive house}

  61. LSG - Hearts [1994] [classic trance/acid trance]

  62. Dance 2 Trance - We Came in Peace [1990] [classic trance]
  63. Another contender for first trance song ever created. Whether this track came first, or Age of Love is questionable, but the quality of this little masterpiece is indisputable. Almost like minimal goa, mixed with James Holden-esque progressive (but of course, it predates all of that). It's reminiscent of being on the moon, or on the surface of an alien world: exactly the way trance should sound.

  64. Underworld - Dark Train [1994] [classic trance]

  65. Infected Mushroom - Mush Mushi [goa trance/psytrance]

  66. Gabriel Ananda - Ihre Persönliche Glücksmelodie [2005] [minimal trance/neo-trance]

  67. Paul Van Dyk - For an Angel [1994] [epic trance]

  68. Metal Master - Spectrum [1992] [classic trance]

  69. Push - Strange World [2001] [anthem trance]

  70. Humate & Rabbit In The Moon - East (Opium Den Mix) [1995] [classic trance/acid trance]

  71. The MFA - The Difference it Makes [2004] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  72. {arguable - progressive house}

  73. Cybernaut - Hydroponix [1997] [goa trance/psytrance]

  74. Datura - Yerba Del Diablo [1992] [classic trance/acid trance]
  75. {I find it's a lot like psytrance/goa trance, but this isn't a bad thing.}

  76. Three Drives - Greece 2000 [1997] [progressive trance/anthem trance]

  77. PHD - Summer Storm (Leisure Lounge Edit) [1994] [classic trance/acid trance]

  78. Jam and Spoon - Stella [1992] [ibiza trance]

  79. Hallucinogen - LSD [1994] [psytrance/goa trance]

  80. Commander Tom - Are Am Eye? [1995] [classic trance/dark trance(?)]
  81. {arguable - rave}

  82. Phobia - Phobia (DJ Hell mix) [1991/2007] [classic trance/acid trance]
  83. What actually makes the DJ Hell 2007 mix different from the 1991 original is pretty minimal (ha. ha. no.), but it seems to do the trick, elevating what was already a trance classic into the neo-trance masterpiece it was always meant to be. Really though, everything that made the track so incredible to begin with is there, and everything added on could have been created back in 1991. But it rounds it out perfectly.
  84. It's rather dark trance. The anchoring melody is simply a two note depth charge interspersed with a transmission-like voice ("let me have silence") and a strangely affecting diva wail, held down by a circular acid line that eventually dissolves into quasi-anthemic territory (a la Acid Eiffel, which it actually transcends). Everything here is simple and effective, and reminiscent of floating in space past a rocky wasteland moon, no power in the ship, unable to navigate, fleeing alien depth charges. Or perhaps it's like being under the ocean on an alien planet in almost complete blackness and silence but for the occasional bursts of extraterrestrial explosives seeking to destroy your submarine, hidden in the deep, the power.
  85. This is also a flagpost of what seems to be a classic trance revival of sorts brought about by an adoring minimal community (some of whom floated out of classic trance-land in the first place, fleeing the epic anthem boom of the late 90s. You know who I mean. Sven Vath. Stephan Bodzin.)

  86. Etnica - Moon Influence [1996] [goa trance/psytrance]

  87. Yahel - Voyage [2000] [psytrance/epic trance]

  88. Binary Finary - 1998 [1998] [anthem trance]
  89. Note: 1999 and 2000 are the same track, re-released for more guiltless radioplay and club spinning. Although why this odd norm exists at all is beyond me. If you still like the track, just keep playing it. Don't buy it again with a different date stamped on the cover, just so you can label yourself "upfront."

  90. Union Jack - Red Herring [1995] [acid trance]

  91. Beanfield - Tides (Carl Craig mix) [2004] [minimal trance/neo-trance]

  92. Cybordelics - Adventures of Dama [1993] [classic trance]

  93. The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia [1999] [epic trance]

  94. Leftfield - Phat Planet [1999] [deep trance]
  95. {arguable - progressive house}

  96. Atlantic Ocean - Waterfalls [1993] [anthem trance]
  97. {arguable - anthem house}

  98. DJ Tiesto - Suburban Train [2001] [epic trance]

  99. James Holden - Nothing (93 Returning mix) [2003] [progressive trance]

  100. Roland Appel - Dark Soldier [2007] [minimal trance/neo-trance]

  101. Efdemin - Lohn & Brot [2007] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  102. "Minimal" has gotten so trancy this year that almost all of the best new tracks warrant (high) places on this list.
  103. This is the only trance track on the entire list that I fell in love with during the opening bar (Those first three notes are actually truly beautiful, and even if the track didn't go anywhere from there it would still warrant a place somewhere on this list as the best filler of all time). I don't even cut this track up in my iPod playlist.
  104. {arguable - minimal. But argue with me that it's really minimal and not trance at all and I'll actually beat you down. I will find out where you live, and I will beat you down. It's got breakdowns, dammit, BREAKDOWNS. Yeah, minimal. Right.}

  105. Orbital - Belfast [1992] [ambient trance]
  106. Art of Trance - Madagascar (Cygnus X mix) [1998] [epic trance/anthem trance]
  107. Gus Gus - Purple (Sasha vs. The Light mix) [1998] [progressive trance]
  108. James Holden - Horizons [1999] [progressive trance]
  109. Cygnus X - Superstring [1994] [classic trance]
  110. Patrick Chardronnet - Eve By Day (Ripperton mix) [2006] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  111. The Field - Over the Ice [2006] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  112. {arugable - minimal techno(?)}
  113. Banco De Gaia - Last Train to Lhasa [1995] [classic trance/ambient trance]
  114. {arguable - ambient house/progressive house}
  115. Astral Projection - Aurora Borealis [2000] [psytrance/goa trance]
  116. PPK - Resurrection [2001] [progressive trance/anthem trance]
  117. Shakta - Lepton Head III [1996] [goa trance/psytrance]
  118. Way Out West - Mindcircus (Gabriel and Dresden mix) [2001] [progressive trance]
  119. {arguable - progressive house}
  120. Astral Projection - Mahadeva [1996] [psytrance]
  121. Like an ancient tribal ceremony, plus aliens.
  122. {arugable - psy. But really, think about it. Psy...trance. PsyTRANCE.}
  123. Petter - These Days [2004] [deep trance/neo-trance]
  124. {arguable - progressive breaks}
  125. Zyon - No fate (No Fate edit) [1992] [classic trance]
  126. Paul Van Dyk - Words [1997] [progressive trance]
  127. Stefan Goldmann - Sleepy Hollow [2006] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  128. {arguable: minimal techno/deep house. Supposedly.)
  129. William Orbit - Water from a Wine Leaf (Xylem Flow mix) [1992] [classic trance/ambient trance]
  130. {arguable - progressive house/ambient house}
  131. Nathan Fake - The Sky was Pink (James Holden mix) [2005] [progressive trance/minimal trance/neo-trance]
  132. {arguable - progressive house/"Border Community techno" [which is generally called neo-trance, any dispute here is silly]}
  133. 4Voice - Eternal Spirit [1992] [classic trance]
  134. Lost Tribe - Gamemaster [1997] [progressive trance/anthem trance]
  135. Rabbit In The Moon - Out Of Body Experience (Phase One - First Contact) [1994] [classic trance]
  136. Heartthrob - Baby Kate [2006] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  137. {arguable: minimal techno, although I think it's really too melodic for that}
  138. Cydonia - Haunted World [1999] [goa trance/psytrance]
  139. Paragliders - Oasis [1995] [classic trance]
  140. Ascension - Someone (Slacker's Rolling mix) [1998] [progressive trance/anthem trance]
  141. Pob - Boiler (Humate mix) [1998] [progressive trance]
  142. Shakta - Silicon Trip [1997] [goa trance/psytrance]
  143. Underworld - Two Months Off [2002] [progressive trance/deep trance]
  144. {arguable - Progressive house}
  145. Armin Van Buuren - Blue Fear [1996] [progressive trance]
  146. Jurgen Paape - Mit Dir [2002] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  147. {arguable - melodic minimal house/microhouse}
  148. Claude Vonstroke - Who's Afraid of Detroit? [2006] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  149. Astral Projection - Dancing Galaxy [1997] [psytrance/goa trance]
  150. Art of Trance - Octopus [1994]
  151. Moby - Go [1992] [classic trance]
  152. Ronald Klinkenberg - Inner Laugh (James Holden mix) [2004] [deep trance/progressive trance]
  153. {arguable: progressive house}
  154. Clanger - Seadog [1994] [classic trance/acid trance]
  155. Solar Stone - Seven Cities [1999] [ibiza trance]
  156. Technique - Sun is Shining (Mash Up Matt mix) [1999] [anthem trance/epic trance]
  157. Circuit - Transport Of Love [1994] [classic trance]
  158. Gouryella - Gouryella [1998] [anthem trance/epic trance]
  159. Etnica - Spheric Concept [1996] [goa trance/psytrance]
  160. Pulser - Cloudwalking [1999] [anthem trance/epic trance]
  161. Moogwai - Viola (Armin Van Buuren mix) [2001] [anthem trance/epic trance]
  162. Tilt Vs. Paul Van Dyk - Rendezvous [1997] [anthem trance]
  163. Way Out West - The Gift [1995] [ambient trance/breaktrance]
  164. {arguable - ambient breaks}
  165. Goldenscan - Sunrise (DJ Tiesto mix) [1999] [anthem trance/epic trance]
  166. DJ Misjah & DJ Tim - Access [1995] [hard acid trance/classic trance]
  167. Union Jack - Two Full Moons and a Trout (Caspar Pound mix) [1993]
  168. Genlog - Airwalk [1995] [classic trance/hard trance]
  169. Pantha Du Prince - Walden [2006] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  170. {arguable - "minimal"}
  171. Push - Universal Nation [1999] [anthem trance]
  172. Art of Trance - The Colours (Indigo mix) [1993] [classic trance]
  173. Schiller - Das Glockenspiel (Humate mix) [1998] [progressive trance]
  174. Bedrock - Heaven Scent [1999] [progressive trance]
  175. {arguable: progressive house}
  176. Leama - Requiem For a Dream [2003] [ambient trance]
  177. Motorcycle - As The Rush Comes [2003] [deep trance]
  178. {arguable - progressive house}
  179. Nathan Fake - Outhouse [2004] [deep trance/progressive trance/neo-trance]
  180. {arguable - progressive house}
  181. Airwave - Alone in the Dark [2000] [progressive trance/anthem trance]
  182. X-Tracks - Plan 94 (The Voyage) [1994] [classic trance]
  183. I love this song: it's like the musical equivalent of piloting a flying saucer. That melody at the end makes me feel like I'm falling to earth through an atmosphere of endless clouds.
  184. Barbarella - My Name is Barbarella [1992] [classic trance/ambient trance]
  185. {arguable - Ambient techno}
  186. Alibi - Eternity [2000] [anthem trance/tribal trance]
  187. York - The Reachers of Civilization [1999] [epic trance/anthem trance]
  188. Caucasuss - Our Dream [1994] [classic trance]
  189. Cydonia - Cactus [1999] [goa trance/psytrance]
  190. DJ Taucher - Atlantis [Phase 3] [1998] [anthem trance]
  191. The Visions of Shiva - How Much Can You Take? (Physical) [1993] [classic trance]
  192. Drum Club - Sound System (Underworld Mix) [1995] [classic trance/progressive trance]
  193. Man With No Name - Silicon Trip [1996] [psytrance/goa trance]
  194. Chicane - Salt Water [1999] [epic trance/ibiza trance]
  195. Ultraviolet - Kites (Fantasy Flite Part 1) [1995] [progressive trance/ambient trance/epic trance]
  196. {arguable - ambient breaks}
  197. Efdemin - Bergwein [2007] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  198. Starecase - Faith (Loafer mix) [2002] [epic trance/progressive trance]
  199. Lost Tribe - Angel [1997] [progressive trance]
  200. {arguable - ambient breaks/progressive breaks}
  201. Signum - Solar Level [1999] [epic trance]
  202. Dove Beat - La Palorma [1998] [epic trance/ibiza trance]
  203. Art of Trance - Deeper Than Deep [1993] [classic trance]
  204. Booka Shade - Mandarine Girl [2005] [neo-trance/minimal trance]
  205. {arguable - electro-house}
  206. Above and Beyond - No One on Earth (Gabriel and Dresden mix) [2004] [progressive trance]
  207. Riva - Stringer [2001] [progressive trance]
  208. Claude Vonstroke - Who's Afraid of Detroit? [2006] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  209. Hardfloor - Lost in the Silver Box [1993] [acid trance/classic trance]
  210. {arguable - acid}
  211. Johnny Shaker - Pearl River [1997] [anthem trance]
  212. Groovezone - I Love the Music [1998] [epic trance]
  213. Coincedentally, another lost treasure that no one has ever heard of.
  214. Dominic Plaza - Sounds Rushing (David West mix) [2005] [epic trance]
  215. James Holden - A Break in the Clouds [2002] [neo-trance/minimal trance]
  216. {arguable - progressive house}
  217. DJ Tiesto - Dallas 4 PM [2001] [anthem trance]
  218. Kamaya Painters - Wasteland (DJ Hitchhiker mix)[2000] [epic trance]
  219. Blue Planet Corporation - Alidate [1999] [psytrance/goa trance]
  220. Chicane - Lost You Somewhere [1998] [Ibiza trance]
  221. Kaito - Soul of Heart [2004] [neo-trance]
  222. {arguable - tech-house(?)}
  223. Aztec Mystic - Night of the Jaguar [1999] [tech-trance]
  224. {arguable - detroit techno}
  225. James Holden vs. Ben Pound - Kaern Turned [tech-trance]
  226. Arpeggiators - Discover Your Innerself [1993] [classic trance]
  227. Juno Reactor - Samurai [1994] [goa trance/psytrance]
  228. Libra Presents Taylor - Anomaly - Calling Your Name [AKA BT ft. Jan Johnson] [1995] [classic trance/progressive trance]
  229. Ramin - Brainticket [1993] [classic trance]
  230. Pole Folder - Apollo Vibes [2001] [deep trance]
  231. {arguable - progressive house}
  232. Free Radical - Surreal (En-Motion Remix) [2001] [anthem trance]
  233. M.I.K.E. - Sunrise at Palamos [2000] [anthem trance]
  234. Blue Planet Corporation - Crystal [1999] [psytrance/goa trance]
  235. Solid Globe - North Pole [epic trance/anthem trance]
  236. Chimera - Hypnotising [2002] [progressive trance/deep trance]
  237. {arguable - progressive house}
  238. Spicelab - Amorph [1992]
  239. L.S.G. - Train of Thought 1.2
  240. Joker Jam - Innocence [2001] (progressive trance/anthem trance)
  241. Cosmic Baby - Fantasia (Airplay) [1994] [classic trance]
  242. Rui Da Silva - Touch Me [2001] [deep trance]
  243. {arguable - progressive house}
  244. Guy Gerber & Shlomi Aber - Sea of Sand [2007] [neo-trance/minimal trance]
  245. {arguable - "minimal"}
  246. VDM - No Hesitation
  247. James Holden - One For You (Avus One For Heads mix) [2001]
  248. Petter - All Together [2004] [deep trance/neo-trance]
  249. {arguable - minimal techno/progressive house}
  250. Cherry Bomb - Eclipse [1994]
  251. Vernon - Wonderer [1993]
  252. Moonbeam - Sunshine [2007] [neo-trance/minimal trance]
  253. {arguable - "minimal"}
  254. Blank and Jones - Nightclubbing [2001]
  255. Filterheadz - Yimanya [2004]
  256. Faithless - Insomnia [1996] [anthem trance]
  257. {arguable: stadium house}
  258. Minilogue - Elephant's Parade [2007] [neo-trance/minimal trance]
  259. {arguable - "minimal"}
  260. Evolution - Phoenix
  261. Quench - Dreams [1993]
  262. AFX - VBS.Redlof.B
  263. Partial Arts - Trauermusik [2007] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  264. {arguable - minimal}
  265. Gypsy - I Trance You [1998]
  266. Breeder - Tyrantanic (Slacker's Kingdom Come Mix)
  267. {arguable - progressive breaks}
  268. Man With No Name - Teleport
  269. The Light - Expand The Room [1997]
  270. {arguable - progressive house}
  271. Odyssee of Noises - Troya [1993]
  272. Bille Ray Martin - Honey (Chicane club mix) [1999]
  273. Dynamic Maniax - Calling Middle Earth
  274. {arguable - hardcore(???)}
  275. Agnelli & Nelson - El Nino [1998]
  276. Alex Smoke - Chica Wappa (Mejor edit) [2005]
  277. Juno Reactor - Samurai [1994]
  278. Marmion - Schoneburg (Man with No Name mix) [1994]
  279. Yahel - Going Up (trance mix) [1999]
  280. Chicane - Don't Give Up
  281. Albion - Air
  282. 030 - Midnight in Europe
  283. {arguable - progressive house}
  284. LSG - Into Deep
  285. LN Movement - Golden Desert [2000]
  286. The Visions of Shiva - Perfect Day [1992]
  287. Perpetuous Dreamer - Future Funland
  288. ATB - 9 PM (Till I Come) [1998] [ibiza trance]
  289. West & Storm - Porpoise
  290. {arguable - hardcore (apparently)}
  291. Solar Stone - Solarcoaster
  292. Juno Reactor - Feel the Universe (Kox Box mix) [1994]
  293. Airwave & Markus Schulz - Angelica [2006]
  294. Oliver Klein - Rheinkraft (Ian Wilkie remix) [2001]
  295. {arguable - techno}
  296. James Holden - I Have Put Out The Light [2002]
  297. {arguable - progressive house}
  298. Space Manoeuvres - Part 1
  299. {arguable - progressive breaks}
  300. Max Graham - Airtight [2001] [progressive trance]
  301. Transa - Supernova
  302. Aril Brikha - Winter [2007] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  303. {arguable - "minimal"}
  304. Aura - Energy Transpose
  305. {arguable - acid}
  306. Atlantis - Fiji (Cequenza mix) [1998] [epic trance]
  307. Extrawelt - Soopertrack [2005] [minimal trance/neo-trance/psytrance]
  308. {arguable - progressive house/minimal}
  309. Kamaya Painters - Summerbreeze [2000]
  310. Blue Minds - Aquapunch (3 In One Mix)
  311. Paul Van Dyk - Columbia (PvD mix) [1999] [anthem trance/tech-trance]
  312. The Green Martian - Industry [2001] [anthem trance/tech-trance]
  313. Catcher - Destiny Sunrise [2003] [ambient trance]
  314. Paul Van Dyk - My World [1994]
  315. This is a really gorgeous track, that was completely overshadowed by Van Dyk's other 1994 masterpiece: For an Angel. Understandably overshadowed, but this one is pretty good too.
  316. Caunos - Herzsprung 1 [1993] [classic trance]
  317. Resistance D - Cosmic Love [1991] [classic trance]
  318. Veracocha - Carte Blanche [1998]
  319. Tiesto & Junkie XL - Obsession
  320. Lazy Fat People - Club Silencio [2007] [minimal trance/neo-trance]
  321. X-Cabs - Neuro [1995]
  322. Juno - A Force Beyond [1995] [classic trance]
  323. Cygnus X - The Orange Theme [1994] [anthem trance]
  324. Jam & Spoon - Find Me (Odyssey to Anooya) [1993] [ibiza trance]
  325. Listen to it beside Love Stimulation, and you'll notice...similarities. But I don't know which came first, and this track is pretty good anyway.
  326. Airwave - Escape From Nowhere
  327. Marc Vision - Time Gate (Original Mix) [1999]
  328. Ticon - We Are the Mammoth Hunters [2001] [psytrance/goa trance/minimal psy/psytekk]
  329. Blue Alphabet - Cybertrance
  330. Y Traxx - Mysteryland [1999] [ibiza trance]
  331. Blank and Jones - Watching the Waves [2002]
  332. Jon the Dentist - Global Phases
  333. {arguable - acid}
  334. Cortex Thrill - Deep Infinity
  335. Moby - Porcelain [1999]
  336. {arguable - ambient breaks}
  337. Sven Vath - Ritual of Life (The Spicelab mix)
  338. Quivver - She Does
  339. Berlin Inc - Berlin (Peace Mix)
  340. {arguable - hardcore???}
  341. William Orbit - Barber's Adagio for Strings [1999]
  342. Jones & Stephenson - Gummiringe [1998]
  343. Agnelli & Nelson - Everyday
  344. Morgan King - I'm Free
  345. {arguable - progressive breaks/ambient breaks}
  346. Sasha - Belfunk
  347. {arguable - progressive house}
  348. Mash Up - Liberation (Ferry Corsten Remix)
  349. Mekka - Diamondback
  350. Legend B - Lost in Love [1993]
  351. Minimalistix - Close Cover
  352. BT - Flaming June [1997]
  353. Lucid - I Can't Help Myself
  354. Dawnseekers - Gothic Dream (Jon Johnson Remix) [2001]
  355. Sasha - Cloud Cuckoo (Luke Chable mix) [2004]
  356. Paul van Dyk - Reflections [2003]
  357. Nalin & Kane - Open Your Eyes [2000]
  358. Lange - I believe (DJ Tandu mix) [1999] [epic trance]
  359. The Swimmer - Purple Cloud
  360. Mauro Picotto - Komodo
  361. Union Jack - Cactus
  362. Cygnus X - Positron [1993]
  363. The Quest - C Sharp [1999]
  364. Moonstruck - Lunar Outbreak [1998]
  365. Max Graham - Airtight [2001]
  366. The Ambush - Sun
  367. Ayla - Ayla [1996]
  368. Blaze - My Beat (Ambassador Remix) [2002]
  369. Andain - Summer Calling [2002]
  370. {arguable - progresive house}
  371. Sensient - File Not Found [psytrance/minimal psy] [2003]
  372. Push - The Legacy
  373. Oceanlab - Clear Blue Water [2001]
  374. Ferry Corsten - Punk [2002]
  375. Dance 2 Trance - Power of American Natives
  376. Andain - Beautiful Things [2003]
  377. {arguable - progressive house}
  378. Odysee of Noises - Circe [1991]
  379. Kernkraft 400 - Zombie Nation
  380. {arguable - electro-techno???}
  381. Da Hool - Meet Her at the Love Parade
  382. Deep Dish - Say Hello [2005]
  383. {arguable - progressive house}
  384. Alici - Silver Clouds In A Yellow Sky
  385. The Roc Project - Never (Tiësto vs. Filterheadz Remix)
  386. BT - Godspeed
  387. Synergy - Hello Strings
  388. Psychic TV - Infinite Beat
  389. BT - Dreaming (Lucid mix)
  390. Jan Johnson - Flesh (Tiesto mix)
  391. Airscape - L'Esperanza
  392. Ridgewalkers - Find (Andy Moor mix)
  393. {arguable - progressive house}
  394. Robert Gitelman - Things 2 Say (Push mix)
  395. Josh Wink - Higher State of Consciousness
  396. {arguable - acid breaks}
  397. Andy Ling - Fixation
  398. Cascade - Transcend
  399. Fragma - Toca's Miracle [2000] [[epic trance]]
  400. DJ Yanny - Initialize
  401. Demonic Emotions - Stuck on a Space Trip
  402. {arguable - acid}
  403. Gouryella - Walhalla
  404. Mauro Picotto - Proximus
  405. Der Dritte Raum - Hale Bopp
  406. Cass & Slide - Perception (Vocal Mix)
  407. Allure - When She Left [1998] [epic trance]
  408. This is a lost treasure - many of you will have never heard of this. An earlier Tiesto track, but it's epic, melodic, gorgeous, and everything Tiesto wishes he could now do. If a bit too fluffy.
  409. Jericho - Personal Reflexion
  410. Three Drives - Air Traffic [2003]
  411. Gabriel & Dresden - Arcadia
  412. Alphazone - Rockin [2003]
  413. Ballroom - 4AM (Marc O'Tool Remix)
  414. Tekara - Breathe in You [1997]
  415. L.S.G. - I'm Not Existing
  416. Flutlicht - Icarus (The Flight)
  417. Plummet - Damaged
  418. Darude - Sandstorm [1999] [anthem trance]
  419. This track is not a sellout, and it deserves much of the popular support it got. There is not one element to this track that panders to the masses any more than the rest of the anthem trance. I'll admit, there are better tunes that should also be imported to the mainstream, but this track is still pretty good.
  420. Apoptygma Berserk - Kathy's Song (Ferry Corsten mix)
  421. Digital Express - The Club
  422. Three Drives - Sunset on Ibiza
  423. Mono Culture - Free
  424. Fluke - Zion
  425. Underworld - Dinosaur Adventure 3D
  426. Spoiled and Zigo - More and More
  427. Paul Van Dyk - Connected
  428. Nikola Gala - Swing 2 Harmony
  429. {arguable - progressive house}
  430. 808 State - Colony [1992]
  431. Hi-Gate - Pitchin'
  432. Solid Sessions - Janeiro
  433. Fascinated - Totally Fascinated [which is another Push/M.I.K.E alias] [2004]
  434. Evolution - Phoenix
  435. Cloud 69 - Sixty-Nine Ways
  436. Tastexperience - Tantrix
  437. Marco V - Simulated
  438. Steve Morley - Reincarnations
  439. Push - Till We Meet Again
  440. White Room - White Room
  441. Utah Saints - Lost Vagueness (Oliver Lieb mix)
  442. Miro - Paradise
  443. Tiesto - Sparkles
  444. Micah - Grammer Lesson
  445. Coast 2 Coast ft Discovery - Home
  446. 4 Strings - Diving (Cosmic Gate mix)
  447. Sasha - Wavy Gravy [ambient trance]
  448. Juno Reactor - Pistolero (Man With no Name mix)
  449. Tin Tin Out - Strings for Yasmin (Matt Darey mix)
  450. Art of Trance - Easter Island (Cygnus X mix)
  451. Electrique Boutique - Revelation
  452. Gouryella - Ligaya
  453. Tranquility Base - Surrender [2004]
  454. Yahel - Waves of Sound
  455. Telepopmusik - Breathe
  456. Dirty Vegas - Days Go By
  457. Dirt Devils - The Drill
  458. Neum - Meet You At the Milk Bar
  459. Mike Koglin - The Silence
  460. Tomaz vs. Filterheadz - Sunshine [2002]
  461. {arguable - techno}
  462. Tilt - The World Doesn't Know
  463. {arguable - progressive}
  464. Gouryella - Tenshi
  465. Tastexperience - Summersault
  466. Solid Globe - Sahara
  467. Super8 - Alba
  468. Transa - Enervate
  469. Sash! - Encore Une Fois {I'm sorry to everyone I grilled on this - it is definitely, inarguably, trance, I've decided on another relisten. I have no idea how I could've possibly thought this to be eurodance.}
  470. Underworld - Cowgirl
  471. Jen - Loops and Tings
  472. Voodoo & Serano - Blood is Pumping
  473. Cosmic Baby - Space Track
  474. De Niro - Mind of Man
  475. BT - Mercury and Solace
  476. Oliver Lieb - Subraumstimulation
  477. Baracoa - Delirio (Venus Mix)
  478. Armin Van Buuren - Communicate
  479. Accessive Rhythm - Activate
  480. Fridge - Paradise
  481. Lightforce - Take Your Time
  482. Ambush - Ambush 2
  483. Mesh - Purple Haze
  484. Refekt ft. Deline Bass - Need to Feel loved [2004]
  485. Cosmic Gate - Exploration of Space
  486. Effective Force - Diamond Bullet [1992]
  487. Sunflower - Cold Turkey
  488. Drax Limited 2 - Amphetamine
  489. BBE - Seven Days and One Week
  490. Slacker - Looky Thing (Daisy)
  491. Space Manoevres - Quadrant 4
  492. Robert Miles - Children [1996] [dream trance]
  493. {arguable - dream house}
  494. Mainstream success or not, I still think it's a pretty good track.
  495. Amnesia - Ibiza (Not really trance, it's actually EBM - the direct predecessor, but this track was so influential that it at least gets this much mention)
  496. Blank and Jones - Electric Circus [2001]
  497. Cabala - Dark Blue [1999]
  498. Coca + Villa - La noche
  499. Brainbug - Rain
  500. World Clique - Don't Do It
  501. Vector 7 - Air of Love [2002]
  502. Underworld - Thing in a Book [1992]
  503. Astral Projection - Aqua Line Spirit
  504. Jonas Steur - Castamara [2005]
  505. Commander Tom - Attention! [2004]
  506. Rapid Eye - Circa Forever [2002]
  507. Tim Deluxe - Choose Something like a Star
  508. Quivver - Space Manoevres part 3
  509. Chiller Twist - Stringz Ultd. (Shelley Mix)
  510. Faithless - God is a DJ
  511. Lightforce - Join me
  512. Rank 1 - Beats at Rank 1 dot com
  513. Storm - Storm
  514. Society London - Spqr
  515. Lustral - Everytime
  516. DJ Tiesto - Theme From Norejfell
  517. Emmanuel Top - Acid Phase
  518. Blank and Jones - Cream
  519. Arrakis - The Spice
  520. Chicane - Sunstroke
  521. Kyau vs. Albert - Velvet Morning [2003]
  522. T-Scanner - Trip To Heaven
  523. Lio - Rapture
  524. Sander Kleinenberg - Sacred (Sunrise Mix)
  525. Paul Van Dyk - Nothing But You
  526. The Dream Traveller - Time
  527. Paragliders - Bagdad (Humate mix)
  528. ATB - Don't Stop
  529. Lord of Tranz - Sanctificum
  530. Kaycee - Escape
  531. Carlos - The Silmarillia
  532. Dance 2 Trance - Take a Freefall
  533. Warrior (ft. Imogen Bailey) - If You Want Me
  534. Fathers of Sound - Water
  535. Tiesto - Flight 643
  536. Kuffdam - Summerdream
  537. The Voyager - Back on Earth

  538. _Note: "Not trance at all, but excellent tracks" removals:
  539. The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds [1991] [ambient trance]
  540. This is ambient house, and not even slightly definable as trance. I foolishly left it on the list for so long that I didn't want to remove it. I was quite foolish.).
  541. This is one of only 3 ambient anything tracks to ever reach the top 40 charts (correct me if I'm wrong on this one). It was a runaway hit when released in 1990 (although I don't know if it ever reached North America), Little Fluffy Clouds was another major influence on the formation of the trance genre. Catchy melodies, ambient synths, and an interesting vocal sample, combined with the trademark Orb atmosphere make this another incredible classic.
  542. 808 State - Pacific State [1989] (it's actually house)
  543. Orbital - Chime [1990] (rave)
  544. Layo & Bushwacka! - Love Story [2002] (progressive house)
  545. Ulrich Schnauss - Kneuddelmaus (very melodic IDM)
  546. Force Legato - System [1989] (EBM)
  547. DJ Hooligan - Hear You Now [2002] (Note: I had this track confused with Starecase - Faith (Loafer mix) for 4 years, and only discovered it today. I heard the actual track. I don't really like it. Besides, it's not even close to being trance. More like ambient pop, the sort of thing I always imagined when I heard the term [the actual genre sounds nothing like this, it's really just ambient/chillout with yet another flashy title] )
  548. Cass & Mangan - Green Eggs [2005] (progressive house/tech-house)
  549. Felix da Housecat - Watching Cars Go By (electro-house/electroclash)
  550. Orbital - One Perfect Sunrise
  551. Ian Van Dahl - Castles in the Sky
  552. P.O.S. - Remember [2003]
  553. Paul Van Dyk - Forbidden Fruit
  554. The Horrorist - One Night in New York City (it's seriously just techno)
  555. Sander Kleinenberg - The Fruit [2004] (Electro-house, inarguably)
  556. Dark Suite - Dark Sweet Piano (Wally Lopez mix) (not trance at all)

  557. Recent Removals: [derivative, cheesy, annoying, undanceable, and/or undeniable not trance/entrancing, it all goes in here]
  558. Pulp Victim - The World [1998]
  559. Rank 1 - Airwave
  560. Delerium ft Sarah Machlachlan - Silence (Tiesto mix) [2000]
  561. Benny Benassi - Satisfaction [2003]
  562. {arguable - electro-house}
  563. Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone [1998]
  564. Planet Perfecto - Bullet in the Gun
  565. Ferry Corsten - Rock Your Body Rock [2003]
  566. DJ Shog - Another World {Quite possibly one of the worst producer names of all time. Besides the fact that putting "DJ" before your alias is ****ing idiotic, "Shog" is probably the stupidest slang term ever invented. Totally inappropriate too, considering it's an ebonic word: this is about the equivalent of a trance artist named DJ Murda-Thug. Only "shog" has no street cred as a colloquialism (ie: only wiggers say it), so it's like calling yourself DJ Fuzzy Street Soldja, playing fluffy trance, and thinking you're pretty hardcore. The track is also terrible.)
  567. Delerium - After All (Svenson & Gielson mix) [2004]
  568. Aquagen - Summer is Calling
  569. Oakenfold - Southern Sun (Tiesto mix)
  570. 4 Strings - Sunrise
  571. Tenth Planet - Ghosts
  572. System F - Out of the Blue
  573. Kamaya Painters - Endless Wave [2000] [epic trance]
  574. Oceanlab - Satellite
  575. White Room - Someday
  576. Adam White - Ballerina
  577. System F - Indian Summer
  578. Johan Kivi - Clouds
  579. Orson W - Ilse
  580. Minimalistix - Struggle for Pleasure

  581. Note: the 447 original comments were erased due to bandwidth problems on listology. They can be downloaded here for anyone who really cares.
Author Comments: 

For (another) particularly good trance list on listology, check out
Blind's list

For another alternate opinion on the best trance music, check out: TranceAddict's list. His ideas are very different from mine, I don't agree with quite a few of his top tracks, but if he thought exactly what I did, what would the point be of making a list? Worth checking out.

Sadly, I've had to take an unprecedented action due to recent troubles. This page is easily Listology's most popular, among both users and search engines. With the discussion, it weighed in at around 750K (three-quarters of a megabyte). All by itself, it consumes a significant chunk of bandwidth. So I've archived the 447 (!) comments made to date. New comments are of course welcome, and the old comments can be downloaded in this Zip file. I'm very sorry I had to do this, and of course I hope I can reinstate the old comments to their former glory, if circumstances allow. The price of success, I suppose. Again, I'm very sorry.

Naaah, it's all good. Perhaps repost them in the future? Very understandable though.

'Tis nice to see this list became so popular: wasn't planning on anything of the sort when I made it. In fact, I didn't even think barely anyone was going to read this series...I mostly just made these lists to help me get to sleep at night, and so I could easily decide what to listen to if I felt like listening to trance (without having to wade through 1000's of MP3). (*deeply flattered)

Would you like me to get rid of everything here except for the track titles themselves? I could post it all in another file. That would help cut bandwidth a bit, due to the number of hits this list gets (approaching 70000). I'd say that would cut this list size about in half, might help you out some. Would that be useful?

Sorry about the bandwidth eating though, and I hope things work out your site. Wouldn't want to see listology going offline...Good luck with it!

As for everyone else, I'm still on hiatus, I just occasionally return every few weeks to check up on things, or make little mini-edits when I think of them. Oh, and if you made a post in the last few weeks, feel free to re-post it here, and I will eventually answer you.

Thanks for understanding! And no, I definitely don't want you to trim it down further! Archiving the discussion will make a significant difference on its own. Enough, I think, so that the rest of my bandwidth issues are general ones.

Thanks again! Looking forward to your return from your hiatus.

Thanks! :) Talk to you then!

And again, good luck with the listology problems.

Hey Tremor!
I was planning on going to Trebas Inst. for their open house tonight. Was wondering if you know anything about them and if its a good school to go to simply to learn how to produce some trance music. I am located in the Montreal area.

I've actually never heard of the school. Can't help you, sorry about that.

Having been to Trebas for a few months, I couldn't possibly recommend it. They teach very old-fashioned techniquest going back to analog tape for the most part- so it's about RECORDING, not producing.

There's no school thats gonna teach you how to write trance without you doing hard work on your own. With a school, you get the professional certification that will let you work on music and audio postproduction type projects, and you don't necessarily come out of school writing music that's any better than the music you were writing previously - at best, it will sound better(in terms of the quality of the mixdown). They talk a big game at Trebas, but they really have very little respect if any at all within the music industry.

I can elaborate further on why I think Trebas is a joke. Feel free to contact me at dan[dot]tyrant {AT} gmaildotcomm if you have any questions about Trebas, other schools, or resources that will help you write trance. I don't know if you've ever caught one of my sets at mtl parties, but I know a few things about trance music.


I think the best you can do with learning trance is simply do-it-yourself (like everyone says). Just make tracks and see what comes out. Although learning about composition and melodic arrangement and song structure would seriously help too, I think.

hey, thanks for the list, good job! Just one thing guys (it's not a joke... neither none has to get high for...) DON'T YOU FEEL SOMEHOW POWERFUL, LIKE BEING THE MASTER OF THE UNVIERSE WHEN YOU HEAR SOME TRANCE TRACKS? To end, a few words to you, your genius and sense of humor deserves much more than to have the honour of us reading you in these pages; haven't you think of writing? your style's so brilliant and funny.
Thanks, excuse my english, i'm from Spain.

Hey! I know this is years later and maybe u don't even check this anymore bcuz ur busy helping change the world with your amazing passion and drive but I thought your whole monologue and bio rocked and I'm getting ready to check out all your tracks one by one! I think it's f great that u took the time to make this list so music junkies like me can check them out and hopefully find some gems to add to our collection!! I like how u r upfront and no nonsense!
Psytrance has changed so much and I miss the Olskool days although of course there is some great music still being made from different genres around the world but I admit to being nostalgic!
Do u write books at all? U should u certainly have a way with words- sharp as a tack!
Anyway keep shining
From your latino fan down under in Melbourne

Just want to say nice work on the list. Reading through the list of tracks brings back many memories!!
>>> If you don't like acid, or don't know what acid is (and weren't knocked out by rule number 2), you're an idiot, don't post.
Hahahahahaha *Hi 5's gesture* The acid never lies!

Kirlian Camera - Eclipse(1988)
Is this song"Trance"

This has no reference to the comment above.
A general opinion id like to add!
'RULE 7' - BullS**T!!
It belittles the list.
Honestly think it should be taken off!
Trance/House/Hardcore/Electro etc... did not or does not evolve around ACID!
Altohugh, i have to mention your list is awesome ;)

Hmm ... Let's see ... With artist names like Halucinogen and LSG, and track names literally titled "LSD" ... With a huge component of the movement being specifically linked to the Acid Houses of the early 1990's in England ... With the music itself being inherently psycadelic ... I think it is safe to say Trance did 100% evolve from the spiritual experience of being enhance on LSD/MDMA.

I thought it actually legitimized the list and I was proud that darktremor had the balls to come forth and say what most ... not all ... most of us are thinking.

Trance music is not for the ignorant ... It is for the open minded.

It is like rule stated ... you are an idiot ... don't post here.

Hmm ... Let's see ... With artist names like Halucinogen and LSG, and track names literally titled "LSD" ... With a huge component of the movement being specifically linked to the Acid Houses of the early 1990's in England ... With the music itself being inherently psycadelic ... I think it is safe to say Trance did 100% evolve from the spiritual experience of being enhance on LSD/MDMA.

I thought it actually legitimized the list and I was proud that darktremor had the balls to come forth and say what most ... not all ... most of us are thinking.

Trance music is not for the ignorant ... It is for the open minded.

It is like rule stated ... you are an idiot ... don't post here.

Darktremor ... I will put it to you this way ... I joined listology specifically cause of your list. It has both given me a new hope in life, and a comfort to know I was not the only person to experience these great things before it disappeared into the current mess of electro bleeps and harshly sharp noises ... and ... I actually just joined to comment on your Rule Number 7 ... which has officially made you one of the coolest people ever by my standards ... way to stand up for what is right!!!

... Oh ...

... and I am sure you have reasons, like maybe obtrusive vocals, or maybe I am mistaken and it is not even actually trance ... but I did not see "Shine" by the Space Brothers on the list ... or the great "Musica" by Dirty Harry ... which actually is definitely not trance ... anyhow ... I will stop now ... Thank you for your contributions!


I signed up on this site to say thanks! ive been lookin for some great trance and have found it. used to listen to shit like this back in the late 90's early 00's and when i moved to florida from philly, their music in the clubs were fuckin horrible. for some reason when you click on the torrent link it doesnt work so i went to a site that i use BTJunikie and found your torrent and cant stop listenin to it! heres the link for thos who are lookin to download this list:

and no im not a spam bot or any kind of wierdo. just tryna help some ppls out cause i saw the link want workin for other ppl on here so...yea...theres that

PS. has anyone played DJ Hero (1+2) for xbox or ps3?

Age of Love should be number 1.

Deadline - Dutch Force -

Would love to hear what you think?

Hmm well being quite a big goa trance fan I'd like to point out a few things.

MWNN silicon trip is Goa trance.
Etnica Moon influence and spheric concept is Goa trance.
Astral Projection-Aurora Borealis as well as dancing galaxy is Goa trance.
Shakta-Lepton head 3 is Goa trance.
Juno Reactor-Samuri is Goa trance.

The psytrance sound was not really around until 1997 except the few artists that pioneered it. Certainlt the mentioned tracks are defenitly not psytrance they are goa trance.

Also I'd like to point out a brilliant artist... who certainly has a few tracks better then some on the list: Electric Universe... just check out "This is from the heart" on stardiver and it is just perfect.

And no tiesto sucks

Also out of classic trance... what about Tiesto-Suburban train! Brilliant track (the rest of his suck though tbh)

Also forgot to mention
Electric Universe-The rising sun
Dimension 5-Deep space 5d
Dimension 5-Psychic influences...

Some very amazing climaxes in them defenitly to top some of the things on the list... and which are more the style of this list.

Kai Tracid - Deep into your own thoughts
Scooter - Soul train
Scooter - Trance atlantic
Vitalic - You are my high
Nu NRG - Connective

Great list, so many tracks that are wonderful to listen to.

one to definitely add is:
Bug - so what (commie rmx)

(and just because this track is so amazing, i need to share.... Frank Le Fever - blue groove, i think its house but just beautiful. play on repeat)


Hope you get this email use to listen to German trance back in the early 90's had lost all of them in a fire so can you help with some names cannot remember any got to busy with my life after that just never got back into it since, found this site by default. Just so you know I'm in my 40's THANKS!!

have you heard of the tune:

Secrets - 4 Clubbers

what do you think of it, is it trance or watever and if it is shud it be in your top 350

I heard that earlier funnily enough and no I don't think it is trance. It's classed as hard dance/hard house I think! Although it does have trance elements...'s OK. It's catchy, but it doesn't really do anything different or special, and the melody has that annoying "only-too-familiar" sound which occurs whenever artists aren't very original. In other words: it's derivative.

How long have you been listening to trance? Trust me, you'll know what I mean in one year's time.

It is indeed trance though (hard trance).

i think that cosmic gate-exploration of space should be higher
but thats just my opinion


brilliant list wd!

I am having trouble locating a lot/most of these songs for download.......Im more than happy to pay any fees to DL .... is anyone able to point me in the right direction?

Get soulseek.

You'll find it at

I already get soulseek then how can I get 50 songs of trance listology? Is it in 1 file or separate track ?

Hi... I was wondering do u know one old trance song from back 1999-2000. I've heard it in one mix and just cann't figure it out.
Song is epic trance with strong bass some like DJ Enrico's (aka Wired) Transonic, and the main melody is made up from indian shouting something, or I thing it's indian. I've tried "apache", but this song is made of apache hellycopter flying over..
Anyway... H E L P !!!!!

Hmmm...Indian chanting.

Two possibilities I can think of: System F - Indian Summer, and Banco De Gaia - Last Train to Lhasa (older than 1999, but a perennial favorite).

how about 'return to innocence' by enya or enigma or someone... there's an indian in there that won't shut up =)

would the song be 'starfighter - apache' on neo??

Hey man, have you heard Lucid from Phynn? You otta heck that one out, I think you'll like it.

-DJ Lassic

yeah phynn rocks. also check out close encounters

Yeah, they're not too bad. I'll have to relisten to decide if they're listworthy though...

yoyo good list buddy, although single tracks are a thing of the past for me. It's either Livesets or nothin'! So far i have listened to almost every single A State of Trance Episode by Armin, almost every Trance Around the World Episode by Above & Beyond, and have 60 other some odd gigs of uplifting trance livesets.

As far as single tracks are concerned, i used to make CDs in my younger years and here is a collection of my favourites:

Leet Mix Volume #1
1. Magic Impulse – Exposure
2. Sasha – Xpander
3. Riva – Stringer
4. Quest – C Sharp
5. Paul Oakenfold – Southern Sun
6. Goldescan – Sunrise
7. Paul van Dyk – Connected
8. Ferry Corsten – Punk
9. Motorcycle – As the Rush Comes
10. Agnelli & Nelson – Holding onto Nothing
11. Energy 52 – Café Del Mar
12. Dj Tiesto – Lethal Industry
13. Paul van Dyk – Words
14. Three Drives – Greece 2000

Leet Mix Volume #2
1. Ronald van Gelderen – Proceed
2. Solid Globe – Sahara
3. Solarstone – Seven Cities
4. Three Drives – Air Traffic
5. Dominic Plaza – Sounds Rushing
6. Solid Globe – North Pole
7. Oceanlab – Satellite
8. Above & Beyond – No One on Earth
9. Above & Beyond vs. Andy Moor – Air for Life
10. Man with no Name – Sly Ed
11. Solarstone – Solarcoaster
12. Gouryella – Gouryella
13. Armin van Buuren – Blue Fear
14. Paul van Dyk – The Other Side

Leet Mix Volume #3
1. William Orbit – Barber’s Adagio for Strings
2. Free Radical – Surreal
3. Three Drives – Carrera
4. Push vs. Solid Globe – Tranceformation
5. Solid Globe – Lost Cities
6. Paul van Dyk – For an Angel
7. Three Drives – Sunset on Ibiza
8. Dj Tiesto & Jan Johnson – Flesh
9. System F – Indigo
10. Gabriel & Dresden – Arcadia
11. Gouryella – Ligaya
12. Leama – Requiem for a Dream
13. Planet Perfecto – Bullet in the Gun
14. Holden & Thompson – Nothing

Leet Mix Volume # 4
1. Paul Van Dyk ft. Vega 4 – Time of Our Lives (Club Mix)
2. Ferry Corsten – It’s Time
3. Tillmann Uhramacher – On The Run
4. Dogzilla – Without You
5. Push – Electric Eclipse
6. Menno Dejong – Tundra
7. NU NRG – Bonsai
8. Push – Till We Meet Again
9. Christophe Genix – Red Vision
10. Second Sun – Empire (PVD Remix)
11. Josh Gabriel – Alive
12. NU NRG – Universe
13. Rafferty & Kershaw – We Are Connected (Marcos pres. Sunfire Remix)
14. Midway – Monkey Forest

here is a site to get everybody started and to keep them up to date on livesets happening around the world ( To conclude my post i will leave everyone with Armin's latest contribution of A State Of Trance Episode 250 :

Armin Van Buuren - ASOT 250 Main Mix:

01. Arksun - Arisen
02. Shah Pres. Sunlounger - White Sand
03. Jose Amnesia Feat. Jennifer Rene - Louder
04. Karen Overton - Your Loving Arms (Markus Schulz Vs. Elevation Intro Mix)
05. Super8 & P.O.S. Pres. Aalto - 5
06. Armin van Buuren - Control Freak (Sander van Doorn Remix)
07. John O'Callaghan & Bryan Kearney - Exactly
08. Dogzilla - Without You (John O'Callaghan Remix)
09. Kyau Vs. Albert - Walk Down (Club Mix)
10. Nitrous Oxide - North Pole
11. Racoon - Love You More (Armin van Buuren Remix)
12. Aerium - Dolphins (Serenade Remix)
13. Jonas Steur - Second Turn
14. Armin van Buuren - Communication Part 3
15. Re:Locate - Rogue
16. Armin van Buuren Feat. Justine Suissa - Wall Of Sound (Parc Remix)
17. Gareth Emery vs. Jon O'Bir - No Way Back
18. Above & Beyond Pres. Oceanlab Feat. Justine Suissa - Sky Falls Down (Armin van Buuren Remix) [Favorite Future Favorite]
19. Selu Vibra - Divine

I've got most of those (in your CD mixes), actually. Great tracks, for sure.

As for ASOT, I can't listen to very much of it. I find it points out just how homogenous and boring the current trance scene has gotten, and just how little innovation still exists there. There are still good tracks for sure, but I think more interesting "trance" is coming out of the neo-trance/"microtrance" side of things now.

Hey, I think It's a Fine Day by Miss Jane should be added to the list somewhere. It's a decent song.

dark tremor we have almost the exact same music taste. I am missing alot of your top choices though and is their a torrent that is working now that I can download. I would be ridiculously appreciated if you can help me out. My e-mail is

nice list. Didn't come across this one but i'd consider it to be up there with the best, not a very well known song though; SPQR - unlimited dreams. enjoy

Why isn't Astral Projection - Aurora Borealis on the list? You even recommend downloading it in another list! Plus, it's an awesome song. I'm not a HUGE goa fan, but that's one I really really like.
Also, you have Dance 2 Trance - We Came in Peace on here twice, one at #7, the other at #367.. methinks you meant for it to be at #7.
Anyhow, this is a great list!

Oopsie! For both. Thanks for pointing that out! +fixes

You also have "Finished Symphony" (not Symphony) twice, #8 and #209

And Soopertrack at 143 and 240

Very good eyes! I'll fix those. Thanks!

....When? lol they're still there

Oh wait, apparently Symphony and Finished Symphony are different tracks. How are they dfferent, could you tell me?

Fixed. They're not really.

Just like to add thanks for your hard efforts into this list, i was wondering if you've had a chance to add stuff from late 2005, early 2006?

Also, there was this website which i came across, free downloads on trance music, it was like top 100 downloaded trance tracks on that site, wondering if you've heard of it?? Its useful for keeping up to date to just-releases.

I haven't added that much from recently. I haven't been that close to newer trance, I'm a bit behind on it.

Have you heard much good trance lately? It seems the spiritual energy has been drained from it just becomes re-creation after re-creation. If you want my opinion, a lot of that comes down to your rule number 7 and people not taking enough of it, and new fans not realizing that ... YES ... trance did evolve from acid ... That is why it is so damn good and groundbreaking and spiritually triumphant!!!

ctgmusic - top 100 trance music

What do you think??

Could I have a link to it?

Darktremor, could you take a look at this video and see if you know the names of any of the songs in the video? I believe there are three. I'd really appreciate it, and keep up the great reviews.

#1: Robert Miles - Children
#2: DJK - I Like Chopin
#3: I'm not sure, but I suggest downloading all the Robert Miles you can. This track practically has his name written all over it. As does the second, but not to the extent of this track.

The last one is For An Angel by Paul Van Dyk!

Wow, you not knowing the third song is a definite blow to your credibility. How did you not know which song it was, when "For An Angel" is number 27 on your list?


the last song is robert miles - fable. not sure where the paul van dyk part is.....

Marcos & J K Walker - Apache 7

I believe it deserves a listening to, tell me what you think.

It's a pretty hard song to aquire though.

I'll try. It's on my wishlist now.

Oh and about the song I mentioned, make sure its the exact version I listed, it seems to be the better of all the versions/mixes. I know there are a few JK walker mixes and what not out there.

OK. Gotcha. (I know that about mixes BTW. I've heard Love Stimulation without Paul Van Dyk's remixing. Yawn.)

ok i know this is a long shot and im probably too vague but here it goes.
THERE IS ONE SONG IM DYING TO FIND..all i know is how to hum it...when it was released(roughly) and an idea of the name.
released 1998-2002 (more likely 99-01) it could have been called "EVERYBODY" or at least a man talking while the music lulls in the middle says it..i think he's trying to get everybody to be better people or something..
the tune is nearly all with rapid violin and im not sure if you could specifically call it my wits end here.


Hi, I love the list you set up. I find it very useful to find new songs.

But the trance genre I really enjoy is symphonic trance, and I would like to know some good tracks and artists without downloading random songs from your list. If you could supply some specifics, I would be grateful. Thanks :D

A few that I know on the top of my head are:
Blank & Jones - City of Angels
Hybrid - Symphony (This song is AWESOME!!!)
Synergy - Hello Strings
Tiesto/Orbit's Adagio for Strings

TastExperience - Summersault
Brainbug - Rain
TastExperience - Tantrix
DJ Sakin & Friends - Protect Your Mind
Crescendo - Are You Out There
Yomanda - Spente Le Stelle
Nickelson - Yin
Synergy - Hello Strings

This track is not considered symphonic trance, but it samples "classical" music (minimalism, to be exact):
The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds

I have a few more with the instrumental sound you love, but with more of a balearic vibe to them:
Salt Tank - Eugina
Humate - Love Stimulation (Paul van Dyk's Love mix)
Solar Stone - Seven Cities
Y-Traxx - Mystery Land
Chicane - Don't Give Up
Chicane - Offshore
Miro Paradise
Jam & Spoon - Find me (Odyssey to Anyoona)
Jam & Spoon - Stella
ATB - Underwater World
Nalin & Kane - Beachball

And these, while not symphonic per se, make use of ethnic instrumentation and sounds:
Future Sound of London - Papua New Guinea
Banco De Gaia - Last Train to Lhasa
System F - Indian Summer

That should do for now. If I look a bit deeper, I might find you some more.

hey darktremor sup,i really loved ya list...u seem 2 b a hardcore music lover....hey cud u plz help me out wid a few more hard trance tracks...since dats wat im into.thanks for da help newaz bye hav fun.

If you want some real symphonic trance then you should get hold of some music by an artist called Synsun.

Synsun's album Symphonic Adventures is real quality. His style is quite unique, which is so rare in an electronic artist these days (if not in any genre).

Don't you think that some of the following songs deserve to be in your list?:

Van Bellen - Let me take you (on a journey)
RMB & Sharam - Shadows

...and some tracks from the Tranzworld 3 album?

Don't know. I'll add them to my wishlist. Thanks.

what do you think of grace- not over yet (matt darey remix)? Also out of interest who would you consider to be the best producer of trance?

The best trance producer is pretty much indisputably Oliver Lieb, by far. He is one of 6 different sources commonly credited with inventing trance (the others being Kraftwerk, The KLF, Psychic TV, Dance 2 Trance and Age of Love). He is consistently credited with inventing progressive trance, then popularizing it and producing one of the overall best tracks in the style (LSG - Netherworld). He debatably created "anthem trance" in a certain form (listen to his old Paragliders tracks, especially the club anthem "Paraglide"). Under his own name, he is often credited with creating ambient trance, and later on, tech-trance (with his later LSG albums). His acid trance albums under the Spicelab moniker are widely considered the very best the genre has to offer (especially the full-length 4-track albums). In fact, to this very day, his tracks and remixes are found in DJ sets (and actually, I don't think there's a single trance classic this guy hasn't remixed at some point).

He appears in a great number of places on this list under his many aliases, and has produced an uncountable number of club anthems. The total number of tracks he has created is well over 500, and most of them are in the higher quality of trance music. Any of these tracks ring a bell?:
LSG - Netherworld
Paragliders - Paraglide
Paragliders - Oasis
LSG - Into Deep
LSG - I'm not existing
Spicelab - Amorph
Olvier Lieb - Subraumstimulation
The Ambush - Ambush 2
The Ambush - Casablanca
Utah Saints - Lost Vagueness (Oliver Lieb mix)
Force Legato - System
Spicelab - Quicksand

All Oliver Lieb. All classics. And only naming a few.

As for Matt Darey's Not Over Yet mix, it's OK. Not bad, not amazing.

Thanks for that. I know it isnt really relevant to this forum but i downloaded akufen- deck the house and although i didn't think much of it at first it has definately grown on me and i definately want to hear more microhouse songs. Also, could you give me a few of the alias' of some of the better known trance DJs.

The microhouse list is a good place to start for those tracks, as for the trance DJ aliases, would do a far better job than me. If you're lost there, use the top 100 DJs list (most are trance) and search them on discogs: it will show all of their aliases. Famous trance DJ examples:

Armin Van Buuren
Ferry Corsten
Johan Gielen
John Digweed
Paul Oakenfold
Christopher Lawrence
Marco V
Judge Jules
Above & Beyond
Gabriel & Dresden
Blank & Jones

But they really aren't the BEST DJs around (except maybe the ever innovative Sasha, and musical genius Holden, who now does techno, minimal, and his self-invented subgenre "neo-trance" [or microtrance]). You'll have to look in other genres for those, as trance makes it unbelievably easy for DJs to coast along like a human jukebox and still fill the dancefloor (this is why trance DJs mostly fill the so-called "top 100 list").

Hi great stuff you have there :-).
You didn't mention "Barthezz - On The Move". I think it's from the year 1999-2000 if i'm not mistaken.

Great list, darktremor. Lots of good songs I didn't know existed...
I really like that song "lightforce - take your time", might not be the best but to me it sounds good. I'm looking for others like this one - the same kind of tune.. if you could help..
'apreciate it

Even I'm not a fan of his music, speaking of his technique I must admin Zabiela is one of the best. Still, I prefer Eddie Halliwell.

P.S: BT is a DJ? I thought he is just a producer as Chicane is.

Awesome list.

Best I've found so far.

I've always liked listening to Trance like music. I'll admit I don't know a whole lot about it though. Every where else I've looked for advice on good trance music is "Sandstorm this" and "Sandstorm that".

Thanks, I'll be rockin to these songs for a while.

I haven't looked into it much, and it's been a long time since I've listened to LSG. However, if I remember correctly L.S.G was Oliver Lieb, LSG was a completely different group of composers.

I have a few reccomendations:

"Lucid"- Phynn
"Time"- The Dream Traveller
"A Small Step On The Other Side"- Basic Perspective
"Alt + F4"- Alt + F4
"Flashback"- Alphazone

Also, could you do you a favour and check out my list? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated ^^


Finally! It’s been so many years since I’ve met someone in this dying genre that actually shows some class in taste, darktremor! I grew up with the genre as a 90s child and im absolutely disgusted with the direction the trance scene is heading. Feels like the genre is falling apart around me! But anyways, I’m often giving out suggestions to the newcomers (if I were to make a list like this It would be somewhat similar, but less. Good work!) and, well, it’s about time I expand my horizons! I only listen to early 90's classic trance and late 90s progressive. Of course I don’t listen to modern rave crap. darktremor, do you have any track suggestions that have that late 90s progressive feel that’s relatively modern? Something that go's from an aggressive base beat to an atmospheric, dark melody (sounds like Netherworld/Heaven Scent/Xpander/Suburban Train for example). Id really appreciate your suggestions!

Hmmm...that's a tough one. I'd recommend looking into neo-trance. It's a little different from both, but it's quite classy and innovative. My 20 favorites of the style, just to get you started:

1.The MFA - The Difference it Makes [2004]
2.The PQM - You Are Sleeping (Luke Chable vocal pass) [2004]
3.The Field - Over the Ice [2006]
4.Nathan Fake - The Sky Was Pink (James Holden mix) [2004]
5.Minilogue - The Girl From Botany Bay [2006]
6.Jesse Somfay - Asinea Nectar [2005]
7.Petter - These Days [2004]
8.Holden & Thompson - Nothing (93 Returning mix) [2003]
9.Dextro - Do You Need Help (The MFA Help Help mix) [2004]
10.Nathan Fake - Outhouse [2004]
11.Kaito - Hundred Million Lightyears [2005]
12.Booka Shade - Mandarine Girl [2005]
13.Sebastian Tellier - La Ritournelle [2004]
14.Closer Music - One Two Three (No Gravity) [I don't know if these really fits the bill for "neo-trance," but it's a very good track, if a little too chilled] [2001]
15.James Holden - A Break in the Clouds [2002]
16.Extrawelt - Soopertrack [2005]
17.The Aircrash Bureau - Don't Expect me to Forget You (Minilogue mix) [2002]
18.The Field - Thought vs. Action [2005] (this one is particularly weird, more like...microtrance.)
19.Jesse Somfay - Lying in a Bed of Mist [2006]
20.Avus - Real [2004]

Just came across this list whilst flicking around the net. Thought I'd mention that if anyone wants to hear a good trance timeline you can't really beat the Gatecrasher series of CD's. I don't mean this to sound arogant but the club was the world leader from '96 through to around '01 when Trance died and, aside from a few Dutch clubs, was at the forefront of trance at all times. It was actually the main reason for trace becoming commercial and dying out due to the massive impact of the 'Crasher Kid phenomenom (again this lost the magic for all of us when it became too public). You will not be able to buy the early CDs anymore, avoid the Classic CDs like the plague as they are mixed by the Ministry of Sound and try your hardest to find the Lotherton Hall sets (so many happy memories). The series dipped in the middle but hit the heights again with the Resident Transmission CDs. I promise you'll not be dissapointed, I'm just sorry I can't give you the memories of being there! If you're ever in Sheffield, UK on Boxing Day stop by as it's the only time any of the old-timers go and the club has some of the old magik back.

When you said that Age of Love was a very long track how long are we talking? Because the longest version that either isn't a remix or done by scooter (shudder) is only approx 7 mins long. I'm just wondering if there is a longer and even better version than I have at the moment.

No, I meant long as a metaphor. It's not literally "long and unwieldy," but it's long and unwieldy in its sound, as in, it takes a really long time to build to climax from the point at which the DJ should mix in (unlike most "second wave trance" [aka after 1996], in which the track really begins when it breaks down, and ends when the anthem instantly deconstructs back to beats). Although, reading it now, it's really not a great description. And besides, the track isn't very long (my version is actually only 5 minutes). Yeah, I should fix that.

Excellent list darktremor! Though my personal taste may reorganise the tracks that you listed, I would still basically use all of the ones you did.

Is there a reason why you didn't include Flutlicht - Icarus (The Flight) on your list (i.e. you haven't heard it)? It's one of my favorite trance tracks of all time and I would appreciate your comments about it.

Also, another one of my favorite trance tracks is Delerium - Afterall (Satoshi Tomiie Mix). Check that one out as well and tell me what you think. It's definitely list worthy in my opinion.

My reason for no Icarus: simple forgetfulness.
I wouldn't call it a favorite, it's still easily good enough to be on here, for sure.

Delerium - After All is pretty good, but not AMAZING. It's probably worthy of a lower spot. I don't have that mix though, I'll get it.

In my humble opinion, 'Flutlicht - Icarus' should NOT be on there.

It's pretty darn cheesy.

Would you consider taking it off?

seriously darktremor, you are wasted talent! you say you're at uni! WHY? you should have a job in music! you seem to know MUCH more than all those noobs in the magazines etc. You'd be brilliant as like a critic or something...or even a producer if you're any good at it...

o yeah btw - AMAZING list lots of help, you should also consider your own website - the fanbase would be monumental....


Thanks very much for the compliment.

But I'm much better at psychology: I have a great number of ideas for future experiments and research.

Plus I'm not really that good as a critic (although you're right, I'm better than some magazine critics, but that isn't saying much, as so is a tube sock on a keyboard).

I am actually making my own website right now. I'll post the link when I finish it. Visits would be really appreciated :)

I have some songs for the list... please give them a listen:
Arksun - Arisen (Original Mix)
Zirenz - Edge of space (Whiteroom Remix)
Modulation - Spirits (Cosmicman Remix)
Electrovoya - Whispers
Factoria - Kissed by an angel (Arksun Remix)
Aria - Dido (Armin van Buuren Universal Religion Mix)(i'm surprised this isn't on the list)
Lost Witness - 7 colors (Original Mix)
Formic Acid - Trance dreams
Digital Pressure - Aftershock (Original or Alphazone Remix, whichever you like best)
Ultravibe - Choose freedom
Sonicvibe & Mike Shiver - Lunation (Original Mix)(romanian beginner DJ, pretty good track)
MIKE - Voices from the inside (MIKE's Progressiva Mix)


Some of those I've listened to and refused, others I forgot about, others I've never heard.

Thanks, that's greatly appreciated (suggesting songs, that is).

Arisen-No. no, no, no. It breaks down, like, three times. Not very good.

Edge of Space- Catchy. Not AWESOME. But not bad either.

Havent heard of any others up til....

Voices From The Inside- This track is AWESOME.

Look... i know it breaks down but the melodic part to me is a masterpiece... i haven't heard this type of trance before... i really went into trance when i first heard it on Armin van Buuren's "A State of Trance 2006"...
I'll give a little info on where to find the other tracks:
Modulation - Spirits (Cosmicman Remix) on "Paul van Dyk - Live at Energy 2003"
Electrovoya - Whispers on "Ronski Speed - Positive Ways 3" (2005)
Factoria - Kissed by an angel (Arksun Remix) on "Ronski Speed - True to trance Septemeber 2005 Mix"
Aria - Dido on "Armin van Buuren - Boundaries of Imagination" (1999)
Lost Witness - 7 colors on "Trance Nation mixed by Ferry Corsten"
Formic Acid - Trance dreams ... really OLD track, i think it's from back in 1996
Digital Pressure - Aftershock (Original Mix) on "DJ Carl Mont - Classic Set 2001"
(Alphazone Remix) on "Paul van Dyk - Live at Energy 2003" opening track
Ultravibe - Choose freedom on "Armin van Buuren - In motion" but i'm not sure about this
Sonicvibe - Lunation is pretty recent and you shouldn't have problems finding it

I recommend to you all listening to Ronski Speed - Positive Ways 3... It's a great compilation...

I want to retract my statement on Edge Of Space-this one is an absolute masterpiece. Wonderful vocals, amazing 303---wow. I take what I said about this one back. It's worthy, for sure.

Great list and comments! What would you say are the 50 best trance songs that iTunes is missing? and/or dance and house as well?

I honestly don't know anything about iTunes, I couldn't tell you.

Glad you like the list though :)

Okay- "Time"- The Dream Traveller needs to be on this list. I cannot stress this enough. It's the opener to Tranceport, and it's AWESOME, I learned as I just relistened to it. (Not to mention every single other Tranceport song made the list XD)

Also...I think "Exactly" by O'Callaghan & Kearny deserves a shot.

Yeah, it's worth a lower spot. +adds

I'll check out Exactly, too.


Wow. Darktremor. Thank you man- i've been into techno from a dancing/ producing perspective since i went to a rave on christmas eve when i was 15. i'm now 22 and it's still my favorite type of music. There is sooo much crap out there its amazing so it was nice to use this list to get exposed to some of the origial pioneers of the genre! where do you think it will go from here?

Well, it's really sort of going everywhere right now. Every scene ever to exist in electronic music (pretty much) still exists in some form or another.

As for new genres being formed, neo-trance/microtrance/nanotrance is really taking off, and the ketamine house hybrids of minimal techno are doing some really interesting things/branching off at an unfathomable rate. Electro-house will probably break through even more than it has, then die in a wash of backlash, while the underground continues chugging on (on my local pop station, there are currently 5 "electro-house" tracks in rotation. Those being 2 Madonna songs, an 80's remix, a dance-rock electro hybrid, and only 1 real electro-house track, which should tell you something). "Indie rock" electronic music and IDM crossover albums (think Radiohead - Kid A and Boards of Canada) will continue to get released at a rate of two masterpieces per year.

Another thing: track lengths are increasing. Ableton Live is going to be used to incredible lengths: with DJs now digitally mixing, the entire art is changing (as there are now absolutely no rules and limitations as to what a DJ can physically do). DJ sets are becoming an experimentation breeding ground: they no longer simply playing records, they're trying out loops composed 30 minutes before the set in their hotel room, and making 50 minute ever-permuting minimal jam tracks on the spot, like a community of Terry Riley rave-gods. Of course, dutch trance isn't doing any of this. It needs to die, and it has been of late, slowly but surely.

But please don't call it all techno. It really does make you sound stupid, especially if you're going into it from a producing perspective (and especially in 2006, when the ignorant word of the day to describe everything electronic is now "electro"). Most people who really enjoy this music will think of you as a fourteen year old kid that wanted to try something new, so typed "techno" into limewire and downloaded every track.

Glad you enjoy the list though, thanks very much! :)

Also.....What about Afrika Bambaata.... i think they contributed to what became trance.

Not that much, if at all. Besides, there's really nothing trancy about them, they sound more like an 80s electro hip-hop hybrid.

Hey Darktremor, I have a question regarding Karl Hyde's, Born Slippy. Which mix is "everyone’s favorite"? I can’t distinguish which track is the (Nuxx) edition or the original. Or could I be mistaken and the NUXX mix IS the original, in which case is the mix I have improperly labeled and is it a knock off (I suspect it is)? My mix is dull and nothing but base with little melody. I saw a music video with some mime dancing with a hoola hoop and the structure of the background song was identical to my mix but with more piano melody. I think it’s the mix that’s more celebrated, and it sounded like it deserved it (from my mix, I couldn’t tell what everyone was raving about). If it’s not the original or NUXX edition in the video and im completely mistaken, then would you happen to know which mix is featured in the video? It was very catchy!

The video url is...

Thanks for any help, man!

I'm writing from Italy
I have noticed that a whole period is lacking from that list. That is the 1995-1996 era of dreamy italian trance or mediterranean progressive

The world famous dance clubs (cocoricò and douple) in those years played just trance and so many italian artists appeared, made themselves famous all over europe (don't know about america) and changed the whole trance genre

I know you may think "but it's just italy you're talking about, not the whole world" but italy is a motherland for trance and most of its innovations
Without the italian trance of 1995-1996 there would have been no Robert Miles since Roberto Concina didn't come up from nowhere with its sound, he didn't invent it ... just absorbed it from the whole club scene around him and from other artists that didn't get the credits they deserved for creating the dream sound

Trance for many people means the typical 1995-1996 sound of cocoricò and in your list there's no sign of it.

Just to make few names

It has been consider an innovator, one of the first to mix the hard trance sound with the dream stile that was developing in italy. His "Polaris Dream" has been a huge hit in italy and europe

Roland Brent
Another father of the Miles sound
His tracks like Moon's Waterfall/Nuclear Sun and Hyperspace are epic for anyone who have lived the night life of those years

Daniele Gas
The teacher of Miles one of the greatest innovator of the trance-dream style. His sunflowers was a big hit

Gigi D'agostino
The father of mediterranean progressive and master of mauro picotto. His hits like "Gigi's Violin / Elektro Message" "New Year Day" and "Angel Symphony" have sold thousands of copies all over europe

All the trance hits of 1995-1996 are anthems in europe and have shaped and developed the genre
This is a typical play list of a 1995-1996 night at cocoricò

Rexantony - Polaris Dream
Dream Crasher - Forest Dream
Quadran - Eternally
RAF by Picotto - Bakerloo Symphony
Nostrum - Brainchild
Sunbeam - Outsideworld
Datura - Eternity
Dj Dado - Metropolis
Saccoman - Sunshine Dance/Pyramid Soundwave
X-Form - Pleasure Voyage
Nyloc - Capricorn EP

If you listen these, you'll hear a typical trance sound which has been the foundation of what trance developed into and I can assure you that at least in half europe that's what they thought about when you mentioned trance. Your list is very good but so alien to the trance world we have experienced
I think that Quadran, Nostrum, D'agostino, Rexantony, Sunbeam and Dj Dado at least should be somewhere in your list

Nostrum I don't like very much, nor DJ Dado (I hate Dreamscape).

As for the "dream" sound of trance, I think it's weak, overused, and not barely even trance. I don't regard Robert Miles all that highly, as you'll note in the list. Most of what puts Robert Miles in the list is what "Children" means personally to me: it's the first trance song I ever heard (and the first for many others). Plus, it really did a lot to usher the second wave of trance to prominence (for better or for worse: I'm thinking worse right now...).

Still, I'll check out the tracks you've mentioned that I haven't heard before, and see if they're as good as you say. Maybe I've really only heard the worst of dream trance. (as for 1995-1996, I really didn't forget that era: look more closely at the list, it's full of masterpieces from that era: what I belive to be one of trance's strongest, actually)

As for Children I agree but harder trance with a dream sound (for example: Cyclone Tracy - Piano in Trance) sounds imo more trance than ATB, BBE or Darude do

The question is: what is trance?
If you ask this to an italian he/she will reply that trance is that kind of music that makes you travel with your mind and eyes closed even if you're still in the same place. It's evocative and enigmatic music which make you think of wide open spaces even without being ambient
Trance is a trip

A trance anthem (here) which is often used an example of how with trance you can close your eyes and just have your voyage(trip) is:
Blue Alphabet - Cybertrance

Darude, ATB, BBE or Quicksilver may be considered trance but they don't have this "travelling" quality which is typical of pure trance ... before contaminations. In fact the name itself says it all "trance" as in an "altered state of consciousness" and is somewhat called here "hypnotic music"
Darude, Picotto, BBE or ATB are not enough "introspective" and spacey to induce a "trance state" in the person that listens to them
The tracks I have listed can do that instead

I think Children is the worse example of dream and can't still see why it became so famous. Dream can be way better. Few examples:

Eta Beta J - On The Road (trance mix)
Nylon Moons - Sky Plus
Zyon - No Fate
Gigi D'agostino - Noise Maker Theme

((Still, I'll check out the tracks you've mentioned))

Let me know what's your opinion and if you plan to add them somewhere in the list
Check Blue Alphabet and Piano in Trance too
Piano in Trance is considered one of the biggest Trance Anthems in Europe.

I agree.

Personally, however, I think the strongest music in "travelling" realm of trance is the early 90's classic style, with artists like Oliver Lieb and labels like Eye Q and Harthouse.

Zyon - No Fate is already on the list, as is Blue Alphabet. They're both great tracks, i agree.

Sorry i've posted this in another list but knowing that you look at this list more i will post it here as well.

For soulseek im findin it really hard to use. The only song i have managed to find and download off of it is Parasight which is amazing but i've had to get the other songs on your trance list off of Limewire such as Papua New Guinea and Heliopolis. I was wondering exactly how you get the files. Browsing absolutely everyone individually in tranEaddict room would take ages and doing searches in the room, in general and individual users barely ever gets results. From what i can make out putting a * in front of the search means it will not search the exact term but this still does not work. Parasight was found very randomly on my wishlist but i have had some of the songs on there for a month now and nothing has been found. Is it because i am copying and pasting the names from listology into soulseek? It does not appear to be the case. Anyway I will end this rant now and have probably exhausted every possible bit of help you could give me but if you can it would be much apreciated :-) p.s. I even tried looking for Strange World by Push today and could not even find that!!! I already have that but was just testing a relatively common file to see if it would find it... alas

Yeah, some people have problems with it. It works wonderfully for me though.

It's also only really effective if your computer is on the majority of the time: you can leave searches and downloads running while you're away from the machine.

My advice: put the items on your wishlist. When you come back to soulseek after ignoring it for a while, many of the tracks will often be ready to be downloaded/have appeared.

Also, a lot of the files are rare to the point of barely existing even on soulseek. Still, you can get them there: it just takes time.

BTW searching in the TrancEaddict room is a really ineffective way to download classic trance: most TrancEaddicts don't like classic trance, just epic, progressive, and anthem.

The advantage to soulseek is the "always on" tendency of a lot of the users, the large number of simultaneous downloads, and the huge number of files that can be found there (with time). Limewire's advantage is a "quick fix," I find, which soulseek doesn't provide. You have to get used to the idea of not watching downloads, of istead sort of...having a program in the background that downloads tracks to your machine that you sort of feed information to every now and then.

Be sure to download every song you want from a large number of sources, just erase the extraneous ones later.

Although the no results thing is may have some problem with your internet. let me know again if the problem persists with the new soulseek advice.

thanks for the advice i'll be sure to take it into account. Lol what you say about the trancEaddict room is quite true, a lot of them are very dismissive of earlier trance i have found. I was also wondering whether you ever use any torrent downloading programs? I find Bittorrent is more useful for downloading albums/mixes. Also off topic and random but you have lists for many of my other fav types of music (eg house) and have also introduced me to other genres (eg microhouse) so i was wondering if you could do a short list of a few of your personal fav hardcore songs. Thanks again for the advice.

I don't actually know much about hardcore. I really haven't explored it yet (although I definitely will in the near future). My current exploration is oldskool acid house, but sometime soon I plan to look at the old 1992 rave hardcore stuff. I don't like the newer hardcore much, although there are a few happy hardcore tracks I have on my computer that seem alright to me:

Brisk & Fade - Stay Here Forever
DJ Hixxy - Wanting to get high
Scott Brown - Elysium
Dune - Rainbow to the Stars
Scott Brown - E Creation
GEOS & Coyote - You Gotta Move
Nightmare & Devastate - Rude Buoy Fassion
Nakatomi - Children of the Night
Adrima - I Can't Stop Raving
Scott Brown - Detonated
DJ Hixxy - Toytown
Northern Lights - Love of my Life
Eyeopener - Open Your Eyes

Most of them are holdovers from back in the days, about 6-7 years ago, when I was first discovering electronic music, and hadn't really differentiated the genres yet (I just downloaded everything I could find and stashed it all in a folder labelled "techno," which I later re-organized once I understood the different styles, without really reopening or reexploring them), and little "across-the-board" downloads I did every now and then in later years (when searching for something new to explore. Hardcore of any kind hasn't won one of those little searches yet).

Few other tracks from italian trance

Datura - Yerba del Diablo
Blue Alphabet - Quixotism
Komakino - Outface
Basic Gravity - Rajah
Titanic - Lochness
Roland Brent - Hyperspace
Rexanthony - Equinoxe Party
Suntory - Cybernetic Voyager
Lello B. - Sound Of Venus
Marco Carola - Apollo 13
Gianluca Erre - Physical Impact
Mario Più - Dedicated
Sensoria - Run4Love
Goahead - Free Beach
Marco Baley - Soundwaves
The Dam - Miss Rave
Moratto - Warriors
Cyberia - Mr. Chill's Back
Java - 1
Leroy - Last Flight
Extreme Trax - Final Fantasy
Alien Factory - Beta Music
Dee Rex - Soilent Green
Friends, Lovers & Family - Tribute ep
D.I.D - Alcyone
Alex Remark - Pyramid
Space Blaster - Magic Fly
Format - Solid Session
Bad Man - Lover Man
Dj F - Trancit
Sonic Infusion - Magnifica
Virtual Simmetry - Discovered Theme
Mirage - Airborn
Cherrymoon Trax - The House Of House
Yves Deruyter - Rave City
Aurora Borealis - The Milky Way
Bora Bora - Love Song
State of House - Pacific Dance
Slipstream - Ready To Flow
T8 - The Prophet
Lhasa - The Attic
Mystic Force - Mystic Force
Alici & Ralphie Dee- Dancing In The Temple of Lust
Sunbeam - The Arms of Heaven
Brainchild Vol II - Singularity

I got another reccomendation. "Ajare", by Way Out West. 1994. Thier first song. It sounds like late 90's style, but it' not, and it's got good vocal sample and it's just a great track is its own right.

+adds to wishlist.

Thanks a lot!

BTW, don't ever cover for a track being from earlier in the 90's. Seriously, that's makes me more likely to download it quickly: I love the earlier 90's style.

Yeah, the early 90's suits me as well, so I listen to some of the old tracks while trying to find new masterpieces. (AKA, after I struggle through an ASOT epiode, I put on my Best Of 1993 disc and pretend nothing happened).

Seriously, I have a Best Of for every year from '91-05. It's balanced that way. If I'm feeling progressive, in goes the '97. Anthem? '01. Acid? '93. It's a good setup.

Speaking of new masterpieces, "Eastern Sea"- Solarstone (Martin Roth Remix) has rather grown on me. Perhaps give it a listen?

I spy another mistake!

You have "Schoneburg"- Marmion (Man with no Name Remix) at numbers 123 and 253.

You're right! I know what happened there though. I used to have the original mix lower on the list.

Then, I discovered the awesome Man With No Name mix, and decided I had to add it, so I renamed it Marmion - Schoneburg (Man With No Name mix). Then, I realized: hey, this track should be higher on the list, it's better than the original! And promptly forgot to erase it from the lower place on the list.

+fixes. Thanks!

Could someone please explain what happened here?

All of my spacing seems to have become suddenly non-existant...

Suggestions, anyone?

Maybe my comp is screwy...list still looks the same.

For some reason the new comment option isn't there so I'm having to reply. I also noticed a mistake, you spelled iio as Lio, it's two i's plus I wonder if you have heard the Armin Van Buuren mix IMO its the only good version. Also what are your thoughts on these tracks, I'm pretty sure I didn't see them in the list and there are just too many comments to see if anyone else already suggested them.

Pandora (The Blizzard Remix) - Mike Foyle

Metatonia - The Blizzard & Omnia

By Your Side (I'll Be There) - Leon Bolier ft Fisher

Let Solitude - Tritonal ft Soto

Yo DT,

Love your list. One of my favorites is The Quest - C Sharp. Can you suggest more in this style?

Thanks in advance and the list you maintain.

One thing about Dj Dado darktremor
I suggested Metropolis (The Legend of Babel) should be on the list.
You said you don't like Dj Dado and hate dreamscape

I agree with you that dreamscape is pretty boring and rhythmless but have your heard the extended vocal mix of Metropolis?

That track has rankee the first place on the Dj Parade and all the most important dance music ranks for months!

It has everything: fantastic rhythm, excellent variations, beautiful sounds, creative and original melodies. It is clearly a track that required lot of work and passion and I don't know of anyone who think it isn't great, especially if they have danced it with their eyes closed on a big disco like cocoricò or duple

You should give it a second listen. It has nothing to do with the banal and boring dreamscape

Sure, I'll download it.

I've got it on my wishlist now.

York- On the Beach was quite a good ibiza trance song and perhaps deserves a lower spot on the list. But make sure you don't get any of the cheesy versions or remixes i.e. ATB mix

Fantastic List and Great Work- For 2005 and 2006, please include these great songs:

BEAM - Odin(A great Gouryella/Valhalla-like melody)

BEAM - Odins Alive (Great Vocals)

CORDEROY - Sweetest Dreams (Ferry Corsten Remix)
Possible one of the most beautifull songs ever made.

BEAM - Still on your mind

UNTOUCHABLE 3 - Once in a lifetime Groove (Hi Tack- remix, a great Dance/Trance track, with Italo-Trance elements)

Boy George/Ferry Corsten - Why Go

Your Website is Great!

Greetings from


Just wondering what you think of this song, personally I think it's awesome:

Beside Me (Gothek DC Remix) by Electro-Prompt

It's the 4th track in ISOS 5 and it's in my opinion definitely the best track on both of the ISOS 5 CDs. I think it was released in 2004 though. Don't know for sure.

It's a good song, some nice vocals that remind me of Steve Tyler for some reason-but this is house, my friend. Definately, indisputabely house.

PS: I'm making no motion to take over for darktremor, just trying to be a help where I can, in case anyone was wondering.

can someone tell me the the song that plays at the second half of this video please

Dunno, but it sounds really cool.

I hate to be the pain around here, but I see yet another duplicate- Cabala's "Dark Blue" sits at both #256 and #336.


thanks! :)

My friends and I love to rave alot, are there any really nice hardcore/ambient trance songs out there?

Greatly appreciated =]

Solar Stone - Seven Cities
Solar Stone - Solarcoaster

with all solar stone songs... dont shut emm off after two minutes, they always get really good around 3 minutes in.

Honey (Chicane Club Mix) - Billie Ray Martin

*** Halcyon On & On - Orbital
This song defines ambient for me, personally.

Born Slippy .Nuxx - Underworld
Get the original (Though the paul oakenfold 2003 mix is not bad). Darktremor's favorite song...

Honestly you should probably just take darktremor's advice and get ISOS 1. Personally I have all 5. Number one is a legend, but 4 is SICK, 5 is GREAT, 3 is very good, and 2... is decent lol.

I disagree with you there. I prefer them in the following order.


4 was just okay for me, it had the occasional gem but nothing really worth the $20 I spent on it. I think Tiesto stopped trying to be so serious with 5, which merits a higher ranking.

Yeah I actually just got into two a lot the other day when I left it on. I wouldn't rank it last anymore. Regardless, ranking them is tough because they are all awesome.

I still think 4 was the best however :P

Yeah, I'd give them the same ranking (Lassic).

I haven't given 5 a listen yet...I lost interest in the series after number 4.

Well, CD1 of 5 likes to give us a turn into Vocal Village for the vast majority of the tracks...lemme break it down right quick...

"Malibu Beach"- Conil (2 minute intro, no vocals)
"Colour My Eyes"- Mark Norman presents Celine (Vocal)
"Empty Streets"- Late Night Alumni (Vocal house)
"Beside Me"- Electro-Prompt (Gothek DC Remix) (Also vocal house)
"Moonlight Party"- Fonzerelli (More vocal house)
"Everything Matters"- Leama & Moor (Matthew Dekay Remix) (Non-vocal)
"Let The Game Begin"- Matthew Dekay vs Proluctors (Also non-vocal)
"Your Loving Arms"- Karen Overton (Vocal)
"Let Me Be"- Parker & Hanson (Vocal)
"Novocaine"- Kalafut & Fygle (Mak Otten Remix) (Non-vocal)
"People Will Go"- JES (Steve Forte Rio Remix) (Vocal)
"A Small Step On The Other Side"- Basic Perspective (Non-vocal, and easily the best track on both CDs.)
"Told You So"- Tom Cloud (Vocal samples/minimal vocals)
"Arise"- AM (Hammer & Funabashi Remix) (Vocal)
"Little Bird"- Cass (Vocal)

Whereas CD2 takes you on a bit of a harder edge (with only one vocal track!)

"LAX"- Pink Elephant (Another intro track)
"Something Is Wrong"- Alex Stealthy (Boring)
"Zanzibar"- Global Experience (Pretty)
"Technophobia"- Progression (Actually pretty cool)
"Green Astronauts"- A Boy Called Joni (Sounds WAY too much like Outhouse)
"These Days"- Petter (Luke Chable's Those Days Remix) (A mockery to the oiginal)
"Tales From The South"- Eestuera (Jonas Steur's Revision Flow) (Sweet.)
"Irony"- Ozgur Can (Yawn)
"Second Turn"- Jonas Steur (Pretty cool)
"Hi Jack"- Aspekt (Momentun-killing and boring)
"Genesis"- Jaytech (Jimbo's Afterburner Remix) (Boring)
"Helsinki Scorchin'"- Super8 vs DJ Tab (Best track of Disc 2)
"Don't Forget Me"- Way Out West (Guy Ehmetores Remix) (Vocal. Can't light a candle to the brilliant Riley & Durrant remix.)

In short, don't buy it. Borrow it, or download. Still crushes 4, however.

Hey all,
I've been listening to trance and electronic dance music in general for a long time now (approx.6 years) but when I started listening to trance it was 2000! So, I am not as familiar with the classical trance that started surfacing in the early 90's but nevertheless I have listened to them. From what I can see it was an era of experimentation but when I look back to 2000-2003 some of my favourite songs came out. I understand that some of the early stuff was unique and all but I can't help but feel like it was during 2000- present date that the real good stuff came out. I love the epic, anthemic stuff it's so fun and traney! And now Armin is really creating a style of his own that resembles some of the old progressive stuff and I love that too! It's cool to see that trance isn't as "cheesy" as it used to be and some of the new stuff coming out has a lot more subtle elements in the tracks but they are more potent when it comes to the "trance trip". Still I am a sucker for the epic stuff and anthems. I can't describe the impact that trance music has had in my life. I will always be a fan of the genre, and I think it has so much potential to continue to flourish in the future.
Some of my favourites:
Gouryella/Out of the Blue - System F
Seven Cities/ Solar Stone
Nightfly/Blank and Jones
Escape/Dj Kaycee
Burned with Desire/ Armin Van Buuren
Suburban Train/ Tiesto
9pm till I come/ ATB
For an Angel/ Paul Van Dyk
Storm of Light/Neo Cortex
Eternity/ Armin Van Buuren

Long Live Trance...

Well, I have good news. I've triple-checked, and you have no more duplicates on here. Gold star for you! XD

Haha, Thanks for checking. That sounds like a lot of work though, which is why I never really got around to doing it myself.

nice list, helped me find a lot of songs i was looking for...ive been listening to trance like 2 years =/
but am still looking for one..\
Godskitchen i dont know year ferry corsten and armin van burren played a back to back set
after the song punk ferry played a(maby psy song i guess) piece i have no idea what is called but there where lyriks from the song flash from queen...then the song had lyriks a woman was singing psy psy psy psy..anyone can help?

You must be really hot to be as deep as those songs add me to msn im a really hot model

btw.. my eyes hurt from downloading all this stuff it truly will take up the rest of my life...

^WTF @ that comment

Yeah. Some of these comments have gotten really weird.