Trance is a genre of music inspired by Goa Trance, 60's Rock'n'Roll,
Hard Bop, Ragtime, and indeed, any other genre you can think of.
Trance is a sound that came from the East to the West and then travelled
back to the East to end back up in the West to, finally, plentify
across the globe.
go back to the jungles of Africa and the streets of India. Brought
to America by Africans, it morphed into Ragtime and then Hard Bop.
The youth in America picked up on the vibe and created Rock'n'Roll.
Later, Rock inspires many to travel back to the East, to places like
India, in search of meaning and enlightenment. Some of these Westerners
learn to combine the loud cacophony of Rock with the beat of the tribal
trance. These early travellers created Goa Trance as an alternative
to the commercial-ridden world of the pop music industry. Containing
no lyrics (only a few words) and no standard song structure, Goa Trance
was a hard sell for the pop music industry. Yet the music flourished
on dancefloors all over the world.
Trance returned to the West, it reached a polarization. Some took
the lighter elements and melodies and created Progressive Trance.
Some took the pounding bass and exotic sounds and created Psychedelic
Trance. Some took it to a Techno angle, and created Hard Trance and
Trance blends all of these qualities back into a new style with a
Trance can be dark or light or happy or sad or emotional or dry or
funny or quirky or silly and fun. All in the same song. And it is
OK because we are human. We are vast. We contain many parts. The goal
of Neo-goa Trance is to touch all of those parts in the best possible