Goa Trance Classics
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.
- 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.