10 Trance Subgenres You Need to Know
Place of Origin: India
Notable Artists: Astral Projection, Shakta, Prana, Filteria
History/Description: Thank the hippies for this one. Named after the city in India, where free thinkers flocked in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Goa trance is also nicknamed “hippie trance.” The EBM, or electronic body music, was shared via cassette tapes, on which the Goa DJs played until the ‘90s. The global popularity of Goa occurred thanks to Paul Oakenfold pushing the genre on his Perfecto label, and even his 1994 Essential Mix is also dubbed the Goa Mix. The genre aims to woo dancers with a hypnotic sense of transcendence coupled with a 4/4 rhythm. Goa has a wide range of BPMs, from 100 to 160, in its typically lengthy tracks. The music is fairly complicated, and it spawned even more subgenres such as hard Goa, progressive Goa, ambient Goa and more.
Astral Projection “Mahadeva”
Shakta “Lepton Head”
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