Top 40 microtrance, ketaminimal, and psyhouse tracks

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  1. Microhouse is dead. Trance has been buried. Deep house was annihilated long ago. Straight progressive is on the autopsy table. Dub is a corpse. Dance pop, funky house, ambient dance, and acid are roadkill, and all of the dance kings of yesteryear have been crushed by the twin hulking titans of minimal techno and eletrohouse, those once great genres reduced to carcasses of irrelevancy, debris in the path of the new rulers of the nightclub.
  2. However, whenever something is oppressed, there is always a resistance. These styles had and have too many fans to go quietly into their artistically deadlocked and over-templated nights.
  3. So what happened? Clearly no revolution. Minimal still rules the electronic dance underground (and really, rightfully so). No, this rebellion is more subtle. The echoes of these now-dead, once-powerful dance gods are being heard beyond the grave; the ghosts of progressive, trance, deep house, dance pop, acid, and every other dead electronic dance genre are haunting their executioners. Listen closely, and their anguished cries can be heard through the wall of minimal, electrical sound now oppressing electronic dance.
  4. In other words, progressive, trance, deep house, dance pop, ambient dance, funky house, and acid have come back, in the form of massively convoluted hybrids with electrohouse and minimal techno.
  5. And here are the best of them:
  6. Booka Shade - Mandarine Girl
  7. Royksopp - What Else is There (Trentemoller mix)
  8. Minilogue - Spam
  9. Further - Stone Cold (Richard Davis mix)
  10. Ricardo Villalobos - Que Belle Ovino 2006
  11. Jesse Somfay - The Days of My Youth Ended with Broken Bottles
  12. Blake Potter - Timelocked
  13. Nathan Fake - The Sky Was Pink (James Holden mix)
  14. Gabriel Ananda - Ihre Pers├Ânliche Gl├╝cksmelodie
  15. Ricardo Villalobos - Erso
  16. Jona - Yellowstone
  17. Narcotic Syntax - Raptors Delight
  18. Dominik Eulberg - Der Totenkopfshwermer Im Bienenstock
  19. Delacy - Hideaway (Rhythm Code and Chris Lake mix)
  20. Horror Inc. - The Abstent
  21. Luciano - Octogonal
  22. Ricardo Villalobos - Mormax
  23. Booka Shade - Night Falls
  24. The Field - Istedgade
  25. Ada - The Red Shoes
  26. Minilogue - The Leopard
  27. Luciano and Mathew Jonson - Alpine Rocket
  28. John Tejada - Paranoia
  29. Ricardo Villalobos - Tenemarc 1
  30. Minilogue - Untitled
  31. Chris Salt - Digital Aesthetics
  32. Duskie J - Depressed Feelings
  33. Alex Under - El Ganado Ovino Blanco
  34. Minilogue - The Girl From Botany Bay
  35. Markus Nikolai - Wheelsucker
  36. Triola - Leuchtturm (Wighnomy's Polarzipper mix)
  37. Andre Kraml - Safari (James Holden mix)
  38. Huggotron - Glasshouse
  39. Mathew Jonson - Marionnette
  40. Sven Vath - Cala Llonga (Ricardo Villalobos mix)
  41. Michael Mayer - Lovefood
  42. Booka Shade - In White Rooms
  43. Lopazz - Migracion (Luciano mix)
  44. Minilogue - Certain Things Around You (Part 1)
  45. Note: Psyhouse isn't a real genre name, I made it up to describe the melodic and psychedelic minimal progressive house coming out lately. also, some of this crosses over slightly with neo-trance and microhouse, as these things are basically progressions of those styles).

Once again, I'm curious: are there any good albums in either genre?

Yes. But they're not consistant with each other, and there's no way that any one album could introduce you to the entire concept. Still, here are a few good ones (although all are VERY different from each other):

Dominik Eulberg - Kreucht and Frecht (this is the best example, actually, it's mostly this style)
Ricardo Villalobos - Achso
Ricardo Villalobos - The Au Harem D'Archimede
Chris Salt - Future House (not entirely this genre...some straight prog too)
Perlon - Superlongevity 4 (again, not all this style)

The Get Physical 4th anniversary compilation also has a lot of the stuff on it (as a lot of it comes from electrohouse).

Can't find anything about Kreucht and Frecht. Does this translate as Flora and Fauna? Is it this one?

No, that's a different album. Sorry, I spelled it wrong. It's Kreucht and Freucht.

it's actually called Kreucht and Fleucht

You're right...thank you. (I had a mislabeled version) *fixes

Although I'm not a big fan of this microtrance stuff at all, "Bod Language"- MANDY vs Booka Shade (Afrilounge Deep Mix) is one I really like.

I have some suggestions that might not fit under this genre at all, but they sounded similar to me... and I love both of these songs to death.

- The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health (Trentemoller Remix)
- The Knife - Like a Pen

Yeah, The Knife is a pretty good example of this music breaking out (if you can really call it that).

I like it. I'll have to download that Trentemoller mix though.

For the record, it's Mathew Jonson (one 't').

Yes, you're right. Thanks.

Ohhhh #2 is a fantastic song. It was my favorite for a while back there.

Indeed, almost like the best parts of electro-house, trance, and minimal rolled together into one song.

Nice list. I'm definitely going to download these tunes.

Btw, in The Field - Istedgade are some vocals, it sounds like the woman is singing "eggnog".

Haha, I'm going to hear "eggnog" every time I listen to it now.