The Essential List

Major Sub Genres of Trance

 1) Dream Trance – Very melodic, soothing piano riffs

Robert Miles – Children

Paul van Dyk – For An Angel


2) Electrotrance / Trouse – Electro house beats and bass

Ilan Bluestone – Spheres

Super 8 Vs. Dj Tab – Needs To Feel (Wippenberg Mix)


3) Progressive Trance – Focuses on the progressive buildup of the track

Sander Kleinenberg – My Lexicon (Prinsjan & Dennis Ruyer Mix)

Faithless – Im Not Going Home (Armin van Buuren remix)


4) Tech Trance – Fusion of techno and trance. Focuses on beats and percussion

John Askew – Vandalism (Joint Operation Centre remix)

Alex di Stefano – I’ve Got The Power (Original Mix)


5) Uplifting Trance – Gives you the epic feeling, focus on the atmospheric elements.

Daniel Kandi – Breathe (Original Mix)

Bryan Kearney – Te Amo (Official Music Video)


6) Vocal Trance – Involves a male or female singer

Armin van Buuren ft. Sharon den Adel – In and Out of Love (Official Music Video)

Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli – Concrete Angel [Official Music Video]


7) Psychedelic Trance – Focuses on bassline and evolving hypnotic sounds. Thought to make you see the truth of life.

Ace Ventura & Lish – The Light (Astrix Remix)

Yahel & Activa – Samsana


8) Hard Trance – Aggressive sonic elements and tough beats.

Dr Willis & Scott Alert – Go Away (Kamui Remix)

Nu Nrg – Supersonik Way


9) Balearic Trance – Melodic, mellow, influenced by the beach.

Sunlounger – Coconuts & Pineapples (Album Mix)


10) Eurotrance – The cheesy and commercialised version of trance

ATB – 9PM (Till I Come)


11) Chillout Trance – Primarily used as a sleeping / relaxation aid

Gabriel & Dresden – As The Rush Comes (Gabriel & Dresden Chillout mix)


12) Big Room Trance – a fusion of commercial EDM and trance music

Andrew Rayel – Dark Warrior (Official Music Video)


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