Trance Experience: A Groundbreaking Database Unveiled
Trance Music Experience: In an electrifying development for music enthusiasts and trance aficionados, a monumental online archive has just been launched, featuring an astounding collection of 150,000 classic trance tracks. This digital treasure trove, meticulously curated with vinyl releases as its compass, embarks on a nostalgic journey through the pulsating heart of trance music from 1988 to 2009. With an ambitious objective to catalog every beat, the database is a rich tapestry of track and artist names, durations, genre distinctions and direct links to their YouTube sanctuaries.
The brainchild of Koncz Dávid, known in the electronic dance music (EDM) community as TheTranceHistorian, this project started in 2022 as a cornerstone for his upcoming book on the this genre’s illustrious history. What began as a scholarly endeavor soon blossomed into a comprehensive resource, promising to be an invaluable asset for this music genre enthusiasts worldwide. Dávid’s dedication culminated in the unveiling of this colossal database, making waves on the Trancefix forum with an announcement that echoed through the realms of trance.
Praised for its near-perfect accuracy, the database is a homage to iconic hits like Tiësto’s ‘Traffic’, Paul van Dyk’s ‘For An Angel’, and Robert Miles’ ‘Children’, alongside foundational tracks such as The KLF’s ‘What Time Is Love’. It’s not just the titans that are celebrated – the archive is a beacon for rediscovering thousands of overlooked masterpieces that defined the genre’s golden age.
This meticulously crafted database, however, comes with a practical edge. To ensure a streamlined user experience, tracks under four minutes, duplicates, radio edits and acapellas were consciously omitted. While the primary database challenges even the most powerful PCs, a more accessible Google Sheets version is recommended for exploration, offering a year-by-year breakdown of this music genre evolution.
For those eager to embark on this odyssey, the database is readily accessible through the Trancefix forum, inviting you to get yourself into the beats that shaped a generation.
In a testament to this music’s enduring appeal, Armin van Buuren was crowned the world’s No.1 trance DJ in DJ Mag’s 2023 Top 100 DJs poll. This accolade coincides with a DJ Mag documentary that celebrates three decades of the poll, spotlighting the ’90s explosion and its global impact on the dance music landscape.
Embrace the rhythm, explore the history and experience the resurgence of the music genre with this unparalleled database – a must-visit digital destination for every music lover and music historian.