The Trance Top 1000 just got released and makes for some interesting reading. It’s just about what I expected but got me thinking of a definitve list of my own so here’s my top 10 all-time favorite Trance tracks:-
- Push - Strange World (A record that never gets old for me)
- Fictivision Vs C-Quence - Symbols (Energy!)
- Rapid Eye - Circa Forever (Perfect Trance)
- Andain - Beautiful Things (ok, so it’s not exactly banging trance but I used to play this to death)
- Cass n Slide - Perception (amazing track with Naimee Coleman’s delectable voice)
- Veracocha - Carte Blanch (Set the benchmark a decade ago. Epic breakdown)
- Reflekt Feat. Delline Bass - Need To Feel Loved (Thrillseekers Remix) - First track I ever played at Godskitchen. Goosebumps!
- Underworld - 2 Months Off (King unique remix) - Amazing, long building monster. A bit housey but rocked many floors for me.
- Firewall - Sincere (Pulser remix) Ok, am I allowed to include one of my own remixes? I think I nailed this one
- Sasha - Expander (Legendary!)
Of course, there are a ton of tracks I could also include! - Grace - Not Over Yet, System F - Out Of The Blue, Josh Wink - Higher State Of Conciousness, Motorcyle - As The Rush Comes… the list goes on and on….
So what does this say about me as these are all 'old' tracks? I’m not saying nothing great hasn’t come out recently. There has been a huge amount of amazing tracks in the last few years but the acid test for me is how a track stands the test of time.
Current fashion/trends in the type of sounds we producers use and the tempos we write in play a big part in how music sounds but it’s the strength of the tune that (for me) has to be timeless regardless of all the added glitter.
I’m sure this list will change again in the future but for me, these 10 are probably the broadest definition of Trance, a genre I have loved for nearly 15 years.