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    Why did you start listen to trance?

    Hey guys

    Just wanted to know why you all started listen to trance.
    Were there any key-moments or did you just like the beats?

    Tell us :D

    As you know, I'm 18 years old. I was 8 years old when a good friends's brother and i listened to some CDs on his new stereo. I don't know the name of the CD and Track but i really liked it.
    The next weeks / months and years i started recognizing that music's not just music as heard on the radio, in fact there are many different styles. Suddenly i liked some tracks more then the others and i asked myself, whether there is a certain name for what I listen to and so i found out that it's called Techno (i found out that Trance is the correct word about a year later) so i asked for Techno-Songs but hardly anyone of my friends could help me, actually most of them didn't even know that something like "Techno" exists.

    The first CD I've bought, and i will never forget this , was Future Trance Vol. 14 in the year 2000

    Amazon.de: Future Trance Vol. 14: Various: Musik

    There were 2 tracks that really touched my heart (k, i was 10. i didnt touched my heart but i REALLY liked them )

    Paul van Dyk - We're alive
    Tiesto - Silence (which is one of the best Trance tracks EVER made)

    These 2 songs, especially "Silence", were the catalyst for me to say "I listen to trance!"


    The years came and passed, and so did the music:

    Mauro Picotto, ATB, Bomfunk MC's (okay thats not trance but the song is really cool ), Benny Benassi (what is also not trance, It's trash, but I'm very open minded to all those styles), Armin van Buuren...

    All those were big names for me - but noone but me and my closest 2 friends knew them

    I started to feel like a freak. I couln't talk to anyone @ school (secondary modern - Hauptschule) about music (best friends were in other schools). I didn't knew names of pop-songs, i didn't like what all the others listened too... It was a horrible time for me. Many classmates didn't know what to talk about with me (i had other interrests that otheres hadn't) and so they started to segregate me...

    As people get more tolerant the older they grow (and after midlife crisis more intolerant ), people started talking to me more often and suddenly they showed interrest in what I was doing. They asked me the name of songs and the name of the genre... (what doesn't mean they liked it ;) )

    After secondary modern I went to a higher technical School at the age of 14 (HTL, austrian school type for technical education), where i found people that had the same taste in music that i had. I loved it. The first time in my life i felt like belonging to a bigger group and not being alone.

    In the following 4 years my taste for music really developed.

    About a year ago one of my best friends asked me, wheather i already know afterhours.fm, what i answered in the negative. Thies night we sat toghether, playing online games (so what? i like them ^^) and listened to ah.fm - and that's how i got AHdiccted ;)

    I signed up here and I really love being here!

    Thx EVERYONE for giving me a place in the internet that i proudly call my "musical homeland"


    So thats my story how i got involved with trance and afterhours.fm

    And now it's YOUR turn! Tell us your story! (and forgive me possible grammer/writing and sense mistakes: It's quarter to 4 in the morning and the only thing that keeps me awake is music and maybe a little bit of Red Bull, but mostly music )

    gn8 everyone!
    Last edited by radoxx; Sep 21st, 2008 at 04:55. Reason: edit: several wrting mistakes corrected

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    Just developed an immediate connection after hearing the soundtrack on Wipeout on PS1 and when I was about 9-10 my cousin gave me some promo CD's from "raves" he went to.

    Music scholarship at highschool got me into producing a bit, which is where I developed my true appreciation for trance. Shortly thereafter got into DJing.

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    I've just been hot for synthesizers since I can remember. Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Depeche Mode - pretty much from then onward really! Trance as we'd refer to it today came along around 1991/2-ish and I've never looked back
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    i love the euphoric, hypnotic sounds trance music can produce. not only thru synthesizers but also basslines, kicks, virtual reality-ish sound effects

    now that i mention it, i used to always remember listening to the need for speed 2 for ps1 main menu goa song

    u can never go wrong with EDM and racing video games

    edit: here is a youtube link to that very choon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OQZz...eature=related
    Last edited by Altered-Mind; Sep 21st, 2008 at 08:40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altered-Mind View Post
    now that i mention it, i used to always remember listening to the need for speed 2 for ps1 main menu goa song
    Yeah, now i remember that song i also used to listen to it. I never bought the full version, i played a demo of NFS2 on the ps1...
    Last edited by radoxx; Sep 21st, 2008 at 14:33.

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    My first album with electronic music was 'Movin' Melodies" by ATB with huge remix 9PM by Signum. It was in 1999 I think. Then, few months later my friend gave me Tunnel Trance Force 24 and I think this was the main reason that I am listening to trance nowadays ;)
    I remember also my first "professional" trance album - it was ATB - The DJ In The Mix vol. 1 (incl. Chicane - Daylight, Schiller - Liebe, Jushi - Requiem, Darren Tate & Jono Grant - Nocturnal Creatures...)
    Why I did start listen to trance? I don't know.
    Get ready to enter the world of euphoria with the best in trance and progressive tunes..!

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    1998 I had a roomate who had his own decks
    w/ speakers through out house and outside

    Went to some shows with him in the city,loved the scene!

    Been ahddicted ever since
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    I've always liked what was considered "techno" in the 90's... there wasn't a whole lot of clear definition back in the day about what the individual electronica genres were. I started out with alot of Prodigy, I loved Fat of the Land. I guess what got me into trance was just looking through different songs and seeing the songs I liked being qualified as trance...
    Trance in my pants, wanna dance? No that's not a glow stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazarus View Post
    I've just been hot for synthesizers since I can remember. Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Depeche Mode - pretty much from then onward really! Trance as we'd refer to it today came along around 1991/2-ish and I've never looked back

    Same here...

    The "electronic" Pop was the start for EDM in general and the kids like us from the 80s are ispired of these sounds...

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    Ahah after have hear many many genres of music (Pop rock, rock, hard rock, jazz, jazz rock electro, rap....) i discover trance during the year 2006 with Armin and his fabulous ASOT, and atm the dream continue
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayCan View Post
    Same here...

    The "electronic" Pop was the start for EDM in general and the kids like us from the 80s are ispired of these sounds...

    the rest can be read in my social group or on my my space page
    I remember being maybe 6 years old listening to billy idol's Rebel Yell... there's some great synthesizer music in there... and Tears for Fears... all those great songs... lol even Men Without Hats... "We Can Dance" lol I mean it's sort of cheezy but it's still what got synthesized music to evolve and now we've got great stuff!

    The first Wipeout game had some awesome techno, the game's track was made by ColdStorage http://www.coldstorage.org.uk/ I still listen to that in my car
    Last edited by Kuragari; Oct 22nd, 2008 at 20:16.
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    I was surfing around the radio really late one night and discovered a show that was playing, at the time, what I thought was some of the coolest music ever. This was back in 99 and nowadays it would be considered really more pop than electronic but I think we all started there lol. I was just lucky to have the net so I could go things like filesharing and MSN friends from other countries to help me figure out how to find out more about it. Through some independent Web sites and even Digitally Imported I finally figured out my favorite style was called trance and just been hooked since then.

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    the Energy!

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    Good question radoxx.

    Well it all started for me back in my freshman year in high school(1998). My good friends came across some trance tracks and shared it with my friend and I. It was "ATB - 9PM Till I Come". I was wowed from hearing something other than rock or rap.

    So as the time went on, I went on a "Mission". haha. I went out and looked for nothing but Trance! So from there out on, I did not look back at all.

    I love hearing Trance 24/7! I have to listen to Trance while im at home, working, working out, driving, taking a shower and cleaning around the house!

    I just can't get enough of these great MUSIK!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by trance_fan View Post
    the Energy!
    good answer.

    unfortunately many tracks and sets don't bring any energy these days. recently i was pointed to an article in an online magazine in which a well-known producer and DJ writes (excerpt from a longer article):

    Nowadays after a transition into club-trance, slower but still powerful, we have moved to a new phase which I like to call “home listening trance”. Technology has given access to production to many fresh talents, a lot of which as young as 15! Fantastic! But the contact to the dance floor has been lost, the new wave of producer is born as a home-listening generation and while the average quality of music is infinitely superior that energetic feeling is missing. Breakdowns are dominated by wonderful atmospheres and complex layers of sound but…where’s the energy? Where are the bigroom build ups (who remembers Arrakis - the spice?) That made you go “wow!” when the bassdrum actually came in? Resistance was futile…you had to feel the energy!
    which is quite true i think. (and he's isn't talking about SvD-style "buildups", btw)
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