trance from the past
January 12, 2012, 3:47 PM
Filed under: electronic, progressive, trance | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The DJs in Orbital always wear light torches behind their heads at live shows.
The DJs in Orbital always wear dual light torch headgear at live shows.

Trance these days is a mere vestige of what it used to be a decade ago. I’m not saying that nu trance is bad, just that it’s totally evolved from its roots into something that’s very house-influenced. So the purpose of this post is to introduce people to some older trance tracks (at least 10 years old) that are relatively unknown nowadays and that I absolutely love. Whether you believe these are good or bad, it’s an undeniable truth that no one makes music just like this anymore.

Orbital – Lush 3-2 (1993)

Anoesis – Heavy Water (1994)

Rabbit in the Moon – Phase 1: First Contact (1994)

Mr. Ballistic – Tilt (1994)

Chicane – Don’t Give Up (2000)

Mekka – Diamondback (2001)

Leama – Melodica (2001)

I have a plethora of amazing tracks like these for anyone who is interested. Knowledge of this kind of music is virtually nonexistent in my age group of those who listen to electronic music; it’s really a shame. I owe a lot of credit to a guy named Matt who was kind enough to share his music with me — he had thousands of old vinyls that he painstakingly converted to digital formats. Eventually, I’ll make another post like this about some classic house music too.

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