Great response to the thread.......thanks guys
"And oh, all you american trance/house fans in here. Do they sell Ministry Of Sound releases in the US? This always pondered me."
Yea bud, there are Ministry of Sound releases in the US. In fact, lots of them. I live in Canada now but when I'm back in the States I can find them easily. I guess it's all up to the individual and their particular tastes, but I've found that you have to be a bit careful with them. Some people believe that anything with MOS stamped on it is gold. I've found you have to pick and choose to find the good stuff.
I'm sure it's old and overplayed stuff for you guys who are already long time trance fans, but the first Trance Nation CD
is pretty good stuff.
SWA TPA wrote:
Finally! Now I know what kind of music I am dancing to in clubs! A couple of drinks in me and this kind of music....
Love it! I can close my eyes and dance forever. Its amazing, I get so into the music I swear I forget where I am and slip into my own little world on the dance floor.
Thanks for suggesting Southern Sun. Listening to it now and ADORE it!!! Gotta compile some tunes and burn a CD for my workouts.
Yea buddy!!! You're on the right bandwagon for sure. I agree with ya on Southern Sun
. I don't know if you purchase any CD
's or prefer to download all your music, but some of the best of this stuff is the mixing and listening to an entire album done seamlessly. Of all the stuff I've listened to, if you like Southern Sun
I'd recommend you buy Paul Oakenfold's album Tranceport
or Armin Van Buuren's album Transparence 004
. Although I'm not a big Okie fan except for Tranceport
(Be careful with this one, it's Goa trance--not what you hear in clubs these days), Tranceport
is a classic and a bench mark in trance music.
As far as slipping away into your own little world on the dance floor and forgetting where you are at......that's awesome. Looks like you're well suited to trance music. To me that's the difference between house music and trance music. I have danced to a lot of house music and for me it's about the energy of the crowd and the rhythm of the music and finding the right groove. You're right on the money with trance music. In the right set and setting, it's the perfect music to just close your eyes and be carried away to your own world on the pure euphoria of the beat driven melody. It's not called trance music for nothing.
Any dedicated trance music fan will own Aarmin Van Burren's Transparence 004
, Paul Oakenfold's Tranceport
Tiësto's Majik 6: Live in Amsterdam
and In Search of Sunrise Vol. 3
If you do any research, you will find that for various reasons, a large part of the "mature" trance community holds these albums up as some of the gold standards which do not age and are as good today as when they were produced several years ago.
Just a word on In Search of Sunrise Vol. 3
. It's lush, rich, melodic trance and although it's very danceable, it's probably not the same thing as you're used to dancing to. It's more pure emotion and joy music that can take you up as high as any chemical if you're in the right mood.
Anyway, go to amazon.com or a music review page and find a list of the tracks on these albums. Download some of them. Although you'll miss out on the musical journey you'll get from listening start to finish, you won't be disappointed in the music.
I've got really into funky/progressive house over the last couple of months.
I enjoy some of it as well. Admittedly, house music is not my first love and I find a lot of it boring, but I recently was steered toward Carl Cox. Sasha & Digweed are slowly pulling me into the vortex of progressive house music though. I purchased Carl Cox's Global
yesterday and half heartedly put it into the stereo player and drove out to the ocean and parked along the beach and cranked it up. Within three tracks I was drawn into the music in a way I'm only done with trance music. For sure, it doesn't have the melodic uplifting element of trance music, but it's far from boring. It's got a great groove with a lot of variation.
Happy listening you guys.