Title Comment Comment Date Comment Link
Connoisseurs of REAL Trance Music...prepare to have your mind blown \o/ --> /o/ --> /o_

not sure why it's not letting me add this:

Daniel Kandi ft. Phillip Alpha - If it ain't broke (orig) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcE7IyThj24

it's saying something about spam :-/ I'll try again later..

5/5/2012 View
Connoisseurs of REAL Trance Music...prepare to have your mind blown \o/ --> /o/ --> /o_

I appreciate your comments. I'm sure that my tastes can and will evolve and it is true that a lot of today's trance starts sounding generic/the same. However, I tend to like the really unique ones with memorable/brilliant melodies. I'll listen to your suggestions and try to keep an open mind :) There are a lot of close-minded trance heads out there......so be careful of that too...

long live trance :)

5/5/2012 View
Connoisseurs of REAL Trance Music...prepare to have your mind blown \o/ --> /o/ --> /o_

some amazing movie scores here. probably some that have been overlooked in other similar lists: http://www.listology.com/dochyo/list/best-movie-scores-all-time-soundtra...

2/17/2012 View
Connoisseurs of REAL Trance Music...prepare to have your mind blown \o/ --> /o/ --> /o_

aiite, it's 330AM and I've gotta study.

i don't think i criticized anyone else's tastes or preferences in music. It's OKAY to state what others have said about my taste in music... Would I waste my time to make up a story to pad my ego? Maybe. There're all kinds of people out there. Judging from your first and last comment, you're obviously bent on trying to put me or the people who supposedly told me I have exceptional taste in music in our place. Read the next few sentences I wrote after the sentence you're referring to.... but whatever. call me smug if you want. Have fun policing the internet as the anti-troll troll.

For one, I highly doubt trance tracks could have as many layers as they do now. I'm not saying more layers is better, but clearly classic trance sounds more simple/less full/perhaps less-goosebump-inducing because of the lack of technology. It's 2012, and by now we're all pretty used to the sensory overload...it takes more to get the hair on our necks to stand.

What technological advancements and cheap equipment/software has done is enabled a exponentially larger, wider, more diverse group of people that can produce trance. It's undeniable that with this comes new talent. Case in point--what if Mozart could never afford a piano or was born before it was invented? Same with pretty much anything like sports that only people with money could afford to participate in... How many of the artists that I mentioned above are raking in the huge bucks by doing what they're doing? I know at least a couple of them on my list make very little and do it more as a passionate hobby. How many people had the money to afford that kind of equipment back in the day? Only the privileged, that's for sure. Heck, I recently barely could afford even a 15 year old USED Roland JP-8000 virtual analog synthesizer that had played a huge part in the evolution of music in this genre and others... Even if money weren't an issue back then, today's technology enables the music to reach a much wider audience and inspires more trance maestros across the globe..

Did we even have 386mhz intel processors back then??? Not only has technology as in software, computers, sound design improved....but in general everything has evolved and/or advanced. Some people just don't want change...people get stuck in the decade of their glory days. That being said, there's a lot of crap being produced nowadays and I'm sure there was crap being produced back in the day, as well. Did trance producers who were more affluent/privileged/rare have more talent back in the day? Have all the good melodies been exhausted already?

you said you rarely listen to trance...that's all i'll find myself listening to. So, at least I'm not contributing to the genre's decline.

I was never much of a partier, myself. Just married and almost 30 here. What did it matter what age I was? Good for you you were "above the influence". You're wrong in calling mdma a hallucinogen, however. And from one trance lover to another, "ignorance is bliss". :) I sincerely hope at very least you're using some audiophile-quality head/earphones to listen to trance or whatever tickles your eardrums nowadays.

Happy listening :)

2/1/2012 View
Connoisseurs of REAL Trance Music...prepare to have your mind blown \o/ --> /o/ --> /o_

I'll look up your list for sure. curious--what does MTM mean?

what is it about feeling like your mood is elevating and you're soaring through the sky that you find cheesy and boring? I just think it's easy to make statements like that for people like darktremor as well. Unfortunately, I think people who glorify darktremor's list may have had an association with the first trance songs they fell in love with because it was also when they were rolling on a certain substance (which can never be as good as the first times)...

I'm sure the old trance producers are thinking what they would give if they could have all the technology that exists right now. I agree, there is beauty in the simpler original trance made with more humble equipment, but there's no doubt that at least some of them could have been even more mind blowing with newer techniques, layers, sounds, technology...etc.

i look for a very simple, yet exquisitely beautiful melody.

Anyway, what music are you into now, now that you don't listen to trance much? If it was that great back then, if it were me I would just keep listening to it and supporting it. Anyway, it's a good thing that we all have different music tastes and that our tastes will probably keep evolving as will the music. :)

1/28/2012 View
50 Top Trance Songs For Newer Generations

you're no idiot... but i'll admit I have the same first impression of darktremor's list. although it makes him a douchebag to be so condescending and think so highly of himself.

check out the songs on my list--I believe you'll find some new favorites. I see some that overlap with your list!!! Daniel Kandi - Venice Beach (Estiva remix). Check out Estiva - i feel fine (piano mix)
I JUST discovered solar stone seven cities yesterday and definitely agree with that choice. Elements of Life - Tiesto.....man what an epic tune. I love how DIRTY/gritty it sounds in the beginning. I wonder if you could relate.

Please let me know if you discover any or agree on any on my list. So far I'm really liking Shogun feat. Emma Lock - Save Me.

I'll keep checking yours out and I hope to find gems as well :D In particular I think you'd really like most of my Daniel Kandi, Soundlift, and Above & Beyond selections. a LOT of time and thought went into making this list ;)

I enjoy Ferry corsten's Beautiful, although it didn't make my list. A few others I really like such as
Dash Berlin Feat. Emma Hewitt - Waiting, some of your Tiesto selections like Silence..


1/21/2012 View
Connoisseurs of REAL Trance Music...prepare to have your mind blown \o/ --> /o/ --> /o_

heh..i didn't want to say anything about him without spending more time listening to his selections.

Please let me know if you find any gems. So far on other top progressive/uplifting lists I am not finding most of the songs on my list. A lot of time and thought went into selecting these.... Hope you enjoy

1/20/2012 View
Best of Uplifting, Melodic, Euphoria Trance

wow, i think i share the same favorite genre of trance with you........our lists seem like there is NO overlap. haha. will check out your list--check out mine :D it'll be interesting to compare--I've got youtube links for mine also.

i think you're missing out on Soundlift and Daniel Kandi in particular. I think you'll like most of the other ones on my list as well.

Let me know if you find any new favorites.


AH, i see one that i just discovered today from another list in your former favorites: solar stone - seven cities. i'll give honorable mention to deadmau5 - strobe although i'd call that progressive--dislike most of the other stuff deadmau5 puts out. I would give honorable mention to Motorcycle - As the Rush Comes and Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia, also.

Started listening to your list. Don't mind #1. Really like #2 Absolute Reality (Arty Mix) – Reverse --might even make my list :)

1/20/2012 View
Connoisseurs of REAL Trance Music...prepare to have your mind blown \o/ --> /o/ --> /o_

thanks for letting me know about his list--will check it out. did you check out any of the tracks you hadn't heard from my list? specifics would be appreciated instead of just saying my taste in music is crap in general.. or list the ones (if any) that you think are legit...

darktremor seems to really know his stuff when it comes to all types of EDM and I'm sure I'll find quite a few songs to add from his list. However, in my opinion his list doesn't hold a candle to mine... Like I said in the original post, i wish I could go back and be right there with everyone from the beginning...perhaps I'd have the same taste in trance as he does then.

one that I like especially from his list so far is: Solar Stone - Seven Cities. Will keep checking that list out.

1/20/2012 View