What is Trance Music?

Trance Music is a sub-genre of electronic music that evolved from Ambient music. Trance is typified by blending the faster drumbeats of Rave, Techno and House music with elements drawn from the Ambient style. The drumbeats, Imagewhile generally quicker, are a little more subdued in the mix and are run through significantly more effects than other styles of electronic music. It developed out of early ’90s techno, and has since split into two distinct strains—psychedelic (or Goa) trance and progressive house. The up-tempo, heavily electronic, swirling sounds of psychedelic trance can be heard booming from sound systems along the coastline of southwestern India, particularly Goa — hence “Goa trance”.


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