Goa Trance Classics

By psy-ivan psy-ivan
updated about 1 year ago

Goa Trance is first and definitely the most successful (in terms of quality/quantity ratio) Psy-Trance style. It emerged in earlier 90's as music with hypnotic Trance melodies with Acid influences. Terms "Psy-Trance" and "Goa Trance" were not coined until 1995, but this new style of Electronic music definitely took its shapes in 1994. Goa Trance reached it's peak in 1996 and 1997 when most of well known releases came out. Between 1998 and 2000 it was slowly replaced by Full On Psy-Trance, and between 2001 to 2003 it almost disappeared with very few releases being released per year. Things started changing in 2004 when mostly younger artists began producing Goa Trance which revived this style. Few years later many old school producers came back to scene releasing their new albums or old unreleased material.

Even though someone may think that this list is too long for list of best releases of some music style, it simply could not be shorter since each release I included really deserves 5/5 rating. I am personally not aware of any other style of Electronic music that has more releases that are good from beginning to end.

Notes:
- Vinyls and compilations of tracks that were previously released on CD or digitally are not included.
- List is sorted by artist/group name and release date.

  1. Adrenalin Drum - Vanity

    4 For Sale from $3.49

    Year: 2004
    Label: Kagdila Records
    Style: Goa / Full On

  2. Adrenalin Drum - Hunter

    Year: 2010
    Label: Unnatural Recordings
    Style: Goa / Full On

  3. Alienapia - Goapocalipsis

    5 For Sale from $7.99

    Year: 2010
    Label: Space Baby Records
    Style: Goa

  4. Amanians - Induced Experience

    Year: 2008
    Label: Ultiva Records
    Style: Goa

  5. Blue Planet Corporation - A Blueprint For Survival

    3 For Sale from $58.14

    Year: 2009
    Label: DAT Records
    Style: Goa / Trance
    Note: Majority of tracks were released on vinyl between 1993 and 1997.

  6. Bypass Unit - On A Trance-Mission

    4 For Sale from $34.88

    Year: 1996
    Label: Hypnotic
    Style: Goa / Trance

  7. California Sunshine - Imperia

    8 For Sale from $9.90

    Year: 1997
    Label: Unnatural Recordings
    Style: Goa

  8. California Sunshine - Nasha

    6 For Sale from $22.00

    Year: 1998
    Label: California Sunshine Records
    Style: Goa

  9. California Sunshine - Flying Eye Land

    7 For Sale from $11.62

    Year: 2000
    Label: MDMA Music Ltd
    Style: Goa

  10. California Sunshine - Wonderland

    14 For Sale from $2.33

    Year: 2000
    Label: California Sunshine Records
    Style: Goa
    Note: CD 2 is mixed compilation of tracks from 90's.

  11. California Sunshine - Sinking Sand

    10 For Sale from $3.37

    Year: 2003
    Label: Out Of Orion
    Style: Goa

  12. Chi-a.d. - Virtual Spirit

    5 For Sale from $40.58

    Year: 1997
    Label: Ganesha
    Style: Goa

  13. Chi-A.D. - Anno Domini

    2 For Sale from $25.47

    Year: 1999
    Label: Velvet Inc.
    Style: Goa

  14. Chi-A.D. - Earth Crossing

    Year: 2002
    Label: Nova Tekk GmbH
    Style: Goa

  15. Cosmosis - Cosmology

    11 For Sale from $23.24

    Year: 1996
    Label: Transient Records
    Style: Goa

  16. Crop Circles - Lunar Civilization

    2 For Sale from $580.23

    Year: 1997
    Label: Auracle Recordings
    Style: Goa

  17. Crop Circles - Tetrahedron

    Year: 2008 (produced in 1998)
    Label: DAT Records
    Style: Goa

  18. Chynacid - Tofu EP

    Year: 2010
    Label: Acid Chemical Plant Records
    Style: Goa / Acid

  19. Cyber Planet - Mind Tripping

    Year: 2001
    Label: Area 51
    Style: Goa / Nitzhonot