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 )