Psy-Trance Classics

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updated 7 months ago

This list includes includes only modern Psy-Trance styles: Progressive, Full On and Twilight.
Goa and Psy-Techno releases are covered with Goa Trance Classics and Psychedelic Techno Classics lists.

Progressive - With decline of Goa Trance in 1998, group of well established artists switched to more minimalistic sound and somewhat slower tempo that will eventually become Progressive Psy-Trance. Guys from Flying Rhino Records coined first shapes of this style, and Ace Ventura's first album from 2007 became prototype for majority of artists. Majority of releases today unfortunately follow the same pattern with small percentage of quality music.

Full On - Around 1998, a new Psy-Trance style later named Full On emerged. GMS is usually considered as group that coined the new style. Very soon many other well established artists followed them along with new coming artists. In 2000, after just two years of its existence, it became the mainstream Psy-Trance style. However, while at least 80% of Goa Trance releases are pretty decent, I can say the same for only 5% of Full On. Everything else is just a boring, repetitive and very often commercial stuff with 1 or 2 good tracks per release. However, having in mind that huge amount of Full On is released every year, lot of good music have been released within this style.

Twilight - This style can be described as faster and aggressive Full On. The term "Twilight" was still not coined in 2002, but this is the year when artists from South Africa such as Artifakt and Shift (2) released their music which can be considered as Twilight today. I personally don't like most of stuff released before 2006, but since then some really decent releases came out.

Notes:
- Vinyls and compilations of tracks that were previously released (except on vinyls) are not included.
- List is sorted by artist/group name and release date.

  1. 1200 Micrograms* - Heroes Of The Imagination

    10 For Sale from $13.89

    Year: 2003
    Label: TIP.World
    Style: Full On

  2. 1200 Micrograms* - The Time Machine

    4 For Sale from $23.12

    Year: 2004
    Label: TIP.World
    Style: Full On

  3. Ace Ventura - Rebirth

    1 For Sale from $16.67

    Year: 2007
    Label: Iboga Records
    Style: Progressive

  4. Anomalia - Pure Energy

    4 For Sale from $3.22

    Year: 2012
    Label: Push Records (9)
    Style: Twilight / Full On

  5. Arkanoydz - Type One

    7 For Sale from $4.44

    Year: 2007
    Label: Sonic Dragon Records
    Style: Full On

  6. Artifakt - The Magus

    1 For Sale from $7.78

    Year: 2008
    Label: Timecode Records
    Style: Twilight

  7. Atomic Pulse - Anatomic

    Year: 2011
    Label: Planet B.E.N. Records
    Style: Full On

  8. Azax Syndrom - Evolution

    2 For Sale from $11.10

    Year: 2007
    Label: 3D Vision
    Style: Twilight

  9. Beat Hackers - Notes Junky

    Year: 2007
    Label: Agitato Records
    Style: Full On

  10. Brain Damage (3) - Waiting For My Angel

    4 For Sale from $16.56

    Year: 2007
    Label: Utopia Records (2)
    Style: Full On

  11. Brethren (2) - The Price Of Prophecy

    6 For Sale from $3.89

    Year: 2008
    Label: Spectral Records
    Style: Twilight

  12. Chakra (2) - Crossover

    2 For Sale from $8.89

    Year: 2008
    Label: HOM-Mega Productions
    Style: Full On

  13. Cosma - Nonstop

    7 For Sale from $16.67

    Year: 2003
    Label: HOM-Mega Productions
    Style: Progressive

  14. Dark Soho - Sun Spot

    8 For Sale from $3.15

    Year: 2000
    Label: Sphere Records
    Style: Full On / Industrial

  15. Dark Soho - Combustion

    1 For Sale from $10.34

    Year: 2002
    Label: Alchemy Records (3)
    Style: Full On / Industrial

  16. Deedrah - Far And Away

    4 For Sale from $8.95

    Year: 2001
    Label: Hadshot Haheizar
    Style: Full On

  17. Dejavoo - Defiance

    15 For Sale from $3.22

    Year: 2012
    Label: Yellow Sunshine Explosion
    Style: Full On / Goa

  18. Dogma 3000 - Dogma 3000

    2 For Sale from $27.78

    Year: 2001
    Label: Return To The Source
    Style: Progressive

  19. Electric Universe - Cosmic Experience

    7 For Sale from $44.33

    Year: 2004
    Label: Spirit Zone Recordings
    Style: Full On / Goa

  20. Electric Universe - Sonic Ecstasy

    7 For Sale from $11.67

    Year: 2008
    Label: Electric Universe Records
    Style: Full On

  21. Electric Universe - Higher Modes

    6 For Sale from $11.56

    Year: 2011
    Label: Electric Universe Records
    Style: Full On

  22. Etnica - Sharp

    5 For Sale from $7.59

    Year: 2004
    Label: Solstice Music International
    Style: Full On

  23. Exaile - Hit The Machine

    6 For Sale from $2.49

    Year: 2004
    Label: Chemical Crew
    Style: Full On