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Ultimate Trance Classics Volume 1: A Journey Through the Evolution of Dance Music

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Immersing yourself in Trance Classics is akin to taking a voyage through the transformative journey of the dance music scene. This unique genre sprang from the early 1990s techno and hardcore scenes of Germany, enriched by the British new-age music wave.

Trance Classics, renowned for tempos ranging between 120–150 bpm, are hallmarked by repetitive melodic phrases, and a distinct musical form that gradually builds tension and elements, often culminating in electrifying peaks or drops. Their rhythmic influence stems from a rich blend of diverse musical styles such as techno, house, pop, chill-out, classical music, ambient, and the ever-influential progressive house.

In the much-anticipated series, Ultimate Trance Classics, Party Favorz presents a fresh take on trance music that began in the early 90s techno scene and was propelled by the thriving rave culture in the UK and the US.

Influential artists such as Faithless, Perfecto, DJ Tiësto, and Armin Van Buuren navigated this music evolution, moving from House Music to produce intense, tribal electronic sounds that were refreshingly unique at that time. These pioneers set the stage for Trance, leading the genre to an extraordinary crescendo.

The four-volume series of Ultimate Trance Classics is a tribute to this rhythm-filled voyage, encompassing a comprehensive selection of tracks from the 90s and 00s. It’s more than a collection of mainstream hits, it’s a chronicle of groundbreaking tunes that laid the foundation of Trance and reverberated across dance floors worldwide.

Tracks like Sasha’s “Xpander” and Hybrid’s “Finished Symphony” take listeners on a sonic exploration, while Faithless’s “God Is A DJ” reaffirms the divine nature of dance music. The mystical vibrations of “Tuvan” by Gaia and the enthralling notes of Armin Van Buuren remix  of “Rapture” by iiO further elevate this vibrant collection.

Presenting a range of chart-toppers and overlooked gems, this series features legends such as Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Matt Darey, Above & Beyond, Chicane, Armin Van Buuren, Sasha, Blank & Jones, and many more. Each artist contributes two to three songs from their compelling repertoire, narrating the saga of Trance Classics through their own lenses.

The four-set series of Ultimate Trance Classics honors this rich history, presenting a carefully curated collection of hits from the 90s and 00s that showcase the essence of Trance at its peak. This includes not just mainstream hits but also groundbreaking tracks that formed the bedrock of the genre.

While creating the Ultimate Trance Classics was a colossal task, it was crucial to pay attention to detail, curating a tracklist that not only entertains but also educates about the genre’s roots and evolution.

Until the next time…ENJOY!

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Album: Ultimate Trance Classics | Volume 1
Genre: Trance, Progressive House
Year: 2022
Total Time: 03:27:42

1. Sasha – Xpander (Extended Mix)

2. Hybrid – Finished Symphony (Extended Mix)

3. Faithless – God Is A DJ (Extended Mix)

4. Gaia – Tuvan (Extended Mix)

5. iiO – Rapture (Armin Van Buuren Remix)

6. The Age Of Love – The Age Of Love (Jam & Spoon Remix)

7. Chicane feat. Bryan Adams – Don’t Give Up (Original Mix)

8. The Roc Project feat. Tina Arena – Never (Past Tense) (DJ Tiësto Remix)

9. Dirty Vegas – Days Go By (Scumfrog Vocal Mix)

10. Dido – White Flag (Scumfrog Extended Mix)

11. Conjure One – Center Of The Sun (Pete Lorimer – 29 Palms Remix)

12. SM-Trax – Got The Groove (SM In Motion Mix)

13. Sash! feat. Rodriguez – Ecuador (Original 12″)

14. Faithless – Insomnia (Monster Mix)

15. Andy Moor vs. Orkidea – Orbithing (Extended Mix)

16. Sunscreem – Catch (Andy Ling FOC Vocal)

17. Airwave – When Things Go Wrong (Original Mix)

18. Tiesto – Suburban Train (Way Out West Remix)

19. Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin – Give Me Strength (Slammin’ Mix)

20. Moby – We Are All Made Of Stars (DJ Tiesto’s Full Vocal Remix)

21. BT feat. Tori Amos – Blue Skies (The Delphinium Days Mix)

22. Grace – Not Over Yet (BT’s Spirit Of Grace)

23. Dat Oven – Chelsea Press 2 (Crystal Mix)

24. Kevin Aviance – Din Da Da (Club 69 Future Mix)

25. iiO – At The End (Scumfrog Remix)

26. Matt Darey feat. Kate Louise Smith – See The Sun (Aurosonic Remix)

27. Above & Beyond feat. Zoe Johnston – We’re All We Need (Extended Mix)

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