|Originally posted by dazton_2000 |
I just love that 90s trance sound, the simplicity does it for me.
10 records from the 90s that had the most impact for me are:
Age of Love - Age of Love (watch out for stella club mix)
PVD - For an Angel
Humate - Love Stimulation
Armin - Blue Fear
Moonman - Don’t be Afraid
Veracocha - Carte Blanche
Energy 52 - Café Del Mar (Three n one original)
BT - Flaming June (BT and PVD original)
Chicane - Offshore
Three Drives - Greece
Agree with most of this, but I'd also have to put Saha and Marie - Be As One, Grace - Not Over Yet and BBE 7 days and One week.
|Originally posted by SYSTEM-J |
In terms of influence, the obvious one missing here is Robert Miles - Children.
Once you get to the late '90s, the Gatecrasher anthems come thick and fast. Instead of Moonman or Veracocha, you could have had System F, Gouryella, Binary Finary, Agnelli & Nelson, Ayla, etc. etc. etc. I think it's more interesting to look at the tracks from the 1995-1997 era that took trance from being a niche concern to being the massive phenomenon it was around the turn of the millennium.
Agreed, although the Agnelli and Nelson (even late Extravaganza releases as a whole) were a little more disposable.
In terms of straight up influence, I'd have to include Odyssee Of Noises - Firedance (The Sunrise) as aside from being a big track in terms of popularity, it had a massive effect on the direction of that sound (i.e. supersaw protoype sound).
Also probably include Li Kwan – Point Zero as a protyope for another predominant sound in later trance (Lot Tribe, Tekara, etc).
Also have to mention Tilt - Rendezvous PVD Quadrophic mix as it was such a huge track but is so layered and nuanced and a lot of the production techniques/motifs were later used in many of those gatecrasher/cream tracks.
Also would have to give a mention to Red Sun - This love. It was kind of a personification of pumping trance at the time.
But then I'm getting in to Epic house like Hondy - No Access and JX - There's nothing I won't do
Last edited by DJ RANN on Jan-10-2018 at 20:24