The speed of 138 BPM has become a signifier for euphoric trance with a breakneck pace and distinctly old-school vibes. The BPM of vintage trance inspired veteran Armin van Buuren to produce the record “Who’s Afraid of 138?!” several years ago, followed by the record label of the same name, and now a suitably turbo-charged Spotify playlist.
The 70-track playlist is pitched for “die-hard trance fans,” including originals and remixes from names like Simon Patterson and Bryan Kearney, who’ve come to define the sound.
Listen to Armin van Buuren’s Who’s Afraid Of 138?! playlist below.