‘Best’ and ‘Trance’ do not belong in a sentence together.
90’s trance is a little different from new trance haha. The only music that stays the same
You forget that I heard old shitty trance when you were a little kid and new shitty trance when you were… well, here anyway.
Mind you my opinion on Trance comes from experience playing hardware.
When I bought my first drum machine in the early 90s and discovered what “programming” 4/4 house/techno beats entailed, it left a bad taste in my mouth.
When I also bought my first analog synth in the early 90s and discovered the Resonance and bandpass knobs (a la Trance) I was like “oh goddammit you asshole - tweak this one knob randomly for 9 minutes over a canned loop and call it art?! FUCK OFF.”
Of course, now I realize that an occasional tune can have an interesting 4/4 [like any other rhythm], or that it is possible for a fool to actually play one knob like an instrument to create a compelling, expressive performance…
…but I ain’t heard it in Trance yet (and I mean the strict genre definition, don’t be trying to tell me Shpongle is this or that.)
Ironically I think that the one thing Trance gets right is almost completely untouched by most other genres and mainstream practitioners of electronic music - chords. Chords and chord transitions, relationships, intervals are the source of incredible musical nuance and expressiveness and yet there’s barely any of it compared to classical, jazz, and even rock.
More chords and fuck Trance. That’s all I gotta say.
I wonder if music can change any more
If you have to ask you’re gonna hate it lol
I made some good trance on my ps2 15 years ago. Wish I had that music, people would say it was good
It was mostly techno. I was going to try making music on the pc but I bought reason and could never figure it out
I really like early 90s “proto-trance”; the stuff that was still decidedly house and techno, but started showing signs of things to come.
off the top of my head…
Black Merlin did a de nom “proto trance” mix once, but it was almost exclusively on the techno side of things, which I’m not very familiar with. Anyway, still my mix of the day
Youngsta - Live At Fwd - 03/06/2004
- D1- Boiler
- Loefah- Truly Dread
- Loefah- Horror Show
- Loefah- Voodoo
- Digital Mystikz/ Mala- Walkin With Jah
- Digital Mystikz/ Coki- Country Man
- Loefah- Twis Up (Youngsta & Task remix)
- D1- Crack Bong
- D1- Enigma
- Loefah- Movements
- Loefah- Babylon
- Digital Mystikz/ Coki- Lost City
- Digital Mystikz- Awake
last 1 is d1 - no turning back
First track recognised that shit:
bay area pressure
(dont mind the n-type photo, saule in full form here; absolutely slamming set)
Oh my garshk
Intro Asher World v Gemi Magic v Coxsone v V Rocket, - 1991 Herion Lyrics Tippertone v Sirena - 1985 Highteous v Java - 1983 Screamer & Daddy Freddy on the Acid Lick, Sir Coxsone v Java v Unity, London - 1989 Java Nuclear @ Notting Hill Carnival ft. Shinehead - 1986 Merritone Sound System (UK), Southall Park, London - 1987 Saxon v Ravers Supermix, Bristol - 1984 Raiders 32, Bristol - 1985 Jamdown Rockers v King Tubbys @ Notting Hill Carnival - 1986 Stereograph v Frontline, Norwood - 1982 Sugar Minott & Stepping Miguel World of Sorrow + Dub - Sir Coxsone, Wandsworth Town Hall - 1979 Stereograph, Norwood Hall - 1980 Ras Midas Good Old Days + Dub - Sir Coxsone, Wandsworth Town Hall - 1979 Aba Shanti, Leicester Carnival - 1991 Jah Shaka, Dalston - 1981 Jamdown Rockers v Young Lion - 1985 Saxon, Notting Hill Carnival - 1994 Stereograph, Notting Hill Carnival - 1984 Tippertone v Sirena - 1985