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Trance – Wikipedia

Trance denotes any state of awareness or consciousness other than normal waking consciousness. Trance states may occur involuntarily and unbidden.

The term trance may be associated with hypnosis, meditation, magic, flow, and prayer. It may also be related to the earlier generic term, altered states of consciousness, which is no longer used in “consciousness studies” discourse.

Trance in its modern meaning comes from an earlier meaning of “a dazed, half-conscious or insensible condition or state of fear”, via the Old French transe “fear of evil”, from the Latin transre “to cross”, “pass over”. This definition is now obsolete.[1]

Wier, in his 1995 book, Trance: from magic to technology, defines a simple trance (p.58) as a state of mind being caused by cognitive loops where a cognitive object (thoughts, images, sounds, intentional actions) repeats long enough to result in various sets of disabled cognitive functions. Wier represents all trances (which include sleep and watching television) as taking place on a dissociated trance plane where at least some cognitive functions such as volition are disabled; as is seen in what is typically termed a ‘hypnotic trance’.[2] With this definition, meditation, hypnosis, addictions and charisma are seen as being trance states. In Wier’s 2007 book, The Way of Trance, he elaborates on these forms, adds ecstasy as an additional form and discusses the ethical implications of his model, including magic and government use which he terms “trance abuse”.

John Horgan in Rational Mysticism (2003) explores the neurological mechanisms and psychological implications of trances and other mystical manifestations. Horgan incorporates literature and case-studies from a number of disciplines in this work: chemistry, physics, psychology, radiology and theology.

The following are some examples of trance states:

Trance conditions include all the different states of mind, emotions, moods and daydreams that human beings experience. All activities which engage a human involve the filtering of information coming into sense modalities, and this influences brain functioning and consciousness. Therefore, trance may be understood as a way for the mind to change the way it filters information in order to provide more efficient use of the mind’s resources.

Trance states may also be accessed or induced by various modalities and is a way of accessing the unconscious mind for the purposes of relaxation, healing, intuition and inspiration. There is an extensive documented history of trance as evidenced by the case-studies of anthropologists and ethnologists and associated and derivative disciplines. Hence trance may be perceived as endemic to the human condition and a Human Universal. Principles of trance are being explored and documented as are methods of trance induction. Benefits of trance states are being explored by medical and scientific inquiry. Many traditions and rituals employ trance. Trance also has a function in religion and mystical experience.

Castillo (1995) states that: “Trance phenomena result from the behavior of intense focusing of attention, which is the key psychological mechanism of trance induction. Adaptive responses, including institutionalized forms of trance, are ‘tuned’ into neural networks in the brain and depend to a large extent on the characteristics of culture. Culture-specific organizations exist in the structure of individual neurons and in the organizational formation of neural networks.”

Hoffman (1998: p.9) states that: “Trance is still conventionally defined as a state of reduced consciousness, or a somnolent state. However, the more recent anthropological definition, linking it to ‘altered states of consciousness’ (Charles Tart), is becoming increasingly accepted.”

Hoffman (1998, p.9) asserts that: “…the trance state should be discussed in the plural, because there is more than one altered state of consciousness significantly different from everyday consciousness.”

According to Hoffman (1998: p.10), pilgrims visited the Temple of Epidaurus, an asclepeion, in Greece for healing sleep. Seekers of healing would make pilgrimage and be received by a priest who would welcome and bless them. This temple housed an ancient religious ritual promoting dreams in the seeker that endeavored to promote healing and the solutions to problems, as did the oracles. This temple was built in honor of Asclepios, the Greek god of medicine. The Greek treatment was referred to as incubation, and focused on prayers to Asclepios for healing. The asclepion at Epidaurus is both extensive and well-preserved, and is traditionally regarded as the birthplace of Asclepius. (For a comparable modern tool see Dreamwork.)

The Oracle at Delphi was also famous for trances in the ancient Greek world; priestesses there would make predictions about the future in exchange for gold.

Stories of the saints in the Middle Ages, myths, parables, fairy tales, oral lore and storytelling from different cultures are themselves potentially inducers of trance. Often literary devices such as repetition are employed which is evident in many forms of trance induction. Milton Erickson used stories to induce trance as do many NLP practitioners.

From at least the 16th century it was held that march music may induce soldiers marching in unison into trance states where according to apologists, they bond together as a unit engendered by the rigors of training, the ties of comradeship and the chain of command. This had the effect of making the soldiers become automated, an effect which was widely evident in the 16th, 17th and 18th century due to the increasing prevalence of firearms employed in warcraft. Military instruments, especially the snare drum and other drums were used to entone a monotonous ostinato at the pace of march and heartbeat. High-pitched fifes, flutes and bagpipes were used for their “piercing” effect to play the melody. This would assist the morale and solidarity of soldiers as they marched to battle.

Joseph Jordania recently proposed a term battle trance for this mental state, when combatants do not feel fear and pain, and when they lose their individual identity and acquire a collective identity.[3]

The Norse Berserkers induced a trance-like state before battle, called Berserkergang. It is said to have given the warriors superhuman strength and made them impervious to pain during battle. This form of trance could have been induced partly due to ingestion of hallucinogenic mushrooms.

As the mystical experience of mystics generally entails direct connection, communication and communion with Deity, Godhead and/or god; trance and cognate experience are endemic. (see Yoga, Sufism, Shaman, Umbanda, Crazy Horse, etc.)

As shown by Jonathan Garb,[4] trance techniques also played a role in Lurianic Kabbalah, the mystical life of the circle of Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto and Hasidism.

Many Christian mystics are documented as having experiences that may be considered as cognate with trance, such as: Hildegard of Bingen, John of the Cross, Meister Eckhart, Saint Theresa (as seen in the Bernini sculpture) and Francis of Assisi.

Taves (1999) charts the synonymic language of trance in the American Christian traditions: power or presence or indwelling of God, or Christ, or the Spirit, or spirits. Typical expressions include “the indwelling of the Spirit” (Jonathan Edwards), “the witness of the Spirit” (John Wesley), “the power of God” (early American Methodists), being “filled with the Spirit of the Lord” (early Adventists; see charismatic Adventism), “communing with spirits” (Spiritualists), “the Christ within” (New Thought), “streams of holy fire and power” (Methodist holiness), “a religion of the Spirit and Power” (the Emmanuel Movement), and “the baptism of the Holy Spirit” (early Pentecostals). (Taves, 1999: 3)

Taves (1999) well-referenced book on trance charts the experience of Anglo-American Protestants and those who left the Protestant movement beginning with the transatlantic awakening in the early 18th century and ending with the rise of the psychology of religion and the birth of Pentecostalism in the early 20th century. This book focuses on a class of seemingly involuntary acts alternately explained in religious and secular terminology. These involuntary experiences include uncontrolled bodily movements (fits, bodily exercises, falling as dead, catalepsy, convulsions); spontaneous vocalizations (crying out, shouting, speaking in tongues); unusual sensory experiences (trances, visions, voices, clairvoyance, out-of-body experiences); and alterations of consciousness and/or memory (dreams, somnium, somnambulism, mesmeric trance, mediumistic trance, hypnosis, possession, alternating personality) (Taves, 1999: 3).

Trance-like states are often interpreted as religious ecstasy or visions and can be deliberately induced using a variety of techniques, including prayer, religious rituals, meditation, pranayama (breathwork or breathing exercises), physical exercise, coitus (and/or sex), music, dancing, sweating (e.g. sweat lodge), fasting, thirsting, and the consumption of psychotropic drugs such as cannabis. Sensory modality is the channel or conduit for the induction of the trance. Sometimes an ecstatic experience takes place in occasion of contact with something or somebody perceived as extremely beautiful or holy. It may also happen without any known reason. The particular technique that an individual uses to induce ecstasy is usually one that is associated with that individual’s particular religious and cultural traditions. As a result, an ecstatic experience is usually interpreted within the context of a particular individual’s religious and cultural traditions. These interpretations often include statements about contact with supernatural or spiritual beings, about receiving new information as a revelation, also religion-related explanations of subsequent change of values, attitudes and behavior (e.g. in case of religious conversion).

Benevolent, neutral and malevolent trances may be induced (intentionally, spontaneously and/or accidentally) by different methods:

Charles Tart provides a useful working definition of auditory driving. It is the induction of trance through the sense of hearing. Auditory driving works through a process known as entrainment.[citation needed]

The usage of repetitive rhythms to induce trance states is an ancient phenomenon. Throughout the world, shamanistic practitioners have been employing this method for millennia. Anthropologists and other researchers have documented the similarity of shamanistic auditory driving rituals among different cultures.

Said simply, entrainment is the synchronization of different rhythmic cycles. Breathing and heart rate have been shown to be affected by auditory stimulus, along with brainwave activity. The ability of rhythmic sound to affect human brainwave activity, especially theta brainwaves, is the essence of auditory driving, and is the cause of the altered states of consciousness that it can induce.[citation needed]

Nowack and Feltman have recently published an article entitled “Eliciting the Photic Driving Response” which states that the EEG photic driving response is a sensitive neurophysiological measure which has been employed to assess chemical and drug effects, forms of epilepsy, neurological status of Alzheimer’s patients, and physiological arousal. Photic driving also impacts upon the psychological climate of a person by producing increased visual imagery and decreased physiological and subjective arousal. In this research by Nowack and Feltman, all participants reported increased visual imagery during photic driving, as measured by their responses to an imagery questionnaire.

Dennis Wier (http://www.trance.edu/papers/theory.htm Accessed: 6 December 2006) states that over two millennia ago Ptolemy and Apuleius found that differing rates of flickering lights affected states of awareness and sometimes induced epilepsy. Wier also asserts that it was discovered in the late 1920s that when light was shined on closed eyelids it resulted in an echoing production of brainwave frequencies. Wier also opined that in 1965 Grey employed a stroboscope to project rhythmic light flashes into the eyes at a rate of 1025Hz (cycles per second). Grey discovered that this stimulated similar brainwave activity.

Research by Thomas Budzynski, Oestrander et al., in the use of brain machines suggest that photic driving via the suprachiasmatic nucleus and direct electrical stimulation and driving via other mechanisms and modalities, may entrain processes of the brain facilitating rapid and enhanced learning, produce deep relaxation, euphoria, an increase in creativity, problem solving propensity and may be associated with enhanced concentration and accelerated learning. The theta range and the border area between alpha and theta has generated considerable research interest.

Charles Tart provides a useful working definition of kinesthetic driving. It is the induction of trance through the sense of touch, feeling or emotions. Kinesthetic driving works through a process known as entrainment.

The rituals practiced by some athletes in preparing for contests are dismissed as superstition, but this is a device of sport psychologists to help them to attain an ecstasy-like state. Interestingly, Joseph Campbell had a peak experience whilst running. Roger Bannister on breaking the four-minute mile (Cameron, 1993: 185): “No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never dreamt existed.” Roger Bannister later became a distinguished neurologist.

Mechanisms and disciplines that include kinesthetic driving may include: dancing, walking meditation, yoga and asana, mudra, juggling, poi (juggling), etc.

Sufism (the mystical branch of Islam) has theoretical and metaphoric texts regarding ecstasy as a state of connection with Allah. Sufi practice rituals (dhikr, sema) use body movement and music to achieve the state.

Divination is a cultural universal which anthropologists have observed as being present in many religions and cultures in all ages up to the present day (see sibyl).[citation needed] Divination may be defined as a mechanism for fortune-telling by ascertaining information by interpretation of omens or an alleged supernatural agency. Divination often entails ritual, and is often facilitated by trance.

In Tibet, oracles have played, and continue to play, an important part in religion and government. The word oracle is used by Tibetans to refer to the spirit, deity or entity that enters those men and women who act as media between the natural and the spiritual realms. The media are, therefore, known as kuten, which literally means, “the physical basis”.

The Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in northern India, still consults an oracle known as the Nechung Oracle, which is considered the official state oracle of the government of Tibet. He gives a complete description of the process of trance and possession in his book Freedom in Exile.[9]

Convergent disciplines of neuroanthropology, ethnomusicology, electroencephalography (EEG), neurotheology and cognitive neuroscience, amongst others, are conducting research into the trance induction of altered states of consciousness resulting from neuron entrainment with the driving of sensory modalities, for example polyharmonics, multiphonics, and percussive polyrhythms through the channel of the auditory and kinesthetic modality.

Neuroanthropology and cognitive neuroscience are conducting research into the trance induction of altered states of consciousness (possibly engendering higher consciousness) resulting from neuron firing entrainment with these polyharmonics and multiphonics. Related research has been conducted into neural entraining with percussive polyrhythms. The timbre of traditional singing bowls and their polyrhythms and multiphonics are considered meditative and calming, and the harmony inducing effects of this tool to potentially alter consciousness are being explored by scientists, medical professionals and therapists.

Scientific advancement and new technologies such as computerized EEG, positron emission tomography, regional cerebral blood flow, and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, are providing measurable tools to assist in understanding trance phenomena.

Though a source of contention, there appear to be three current streams of inquiry: neurophysiology, social psychology and cognitive behaviorism. The neurophysiological approach is awaiting the development of a mechanism to map physiological measurements to human thought. The social-psychological approach currently measures gross subjective and social effects of thoughts and some critique it for lack of precision. Cognitive behaviorialists employ systems theory concepts and analytical techniques.

There are four principal brainwave states that range from high-amplitude, low-frequency delta to low-amplitude, high-frequency beta. These states range from deep dreamless sleep to a state of high arousal. These four brainwave states are common throughout humans. All levels of brainwaves exist in everyone at all times, even though one is foregrounded depending on the activity level. When a person is in an aroused state and exhibiting a beta brainwave pattern, their brain also exhibits a component of alpha, theta and delta, even though only a trace may be present.

The University of Philadelphia study on some Christians at the Freedom Valley Worship Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, revealed that glossolalia-speaking (vocalizing or praying in unrecognizable form of language which is seen in members of certain Christian sects) activates areas of the brain out of voluntary control. In addition, the frontal lobe of the brain, which monitors speech, significantly diminished in activity as the study participants spoke glossolalia. Dr. Andrew B. Newberg, in analysis of his earlier studies as opposed to the MRI scans of the test subjects, stated that Buddhist monks in meditation and Franciscan nuns in prayer exhibited increased activity in the frontal lobe, and subsequently their behaviors, very much under voluntary control. The investigation found this particular beyond-body-control characteristic only in tongue-speakers (also see xenoglossia).

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Contemporary Examples

“I was in a trance and I couldn’t see anything else,” LaRose said at her sentencing.

The simultaneously upbeat and sentimental ode to friendship is equal parts funk, trance, pop, and R&B.

Ed described himself as a demonologist, while Lorraine, who is 87, calls herself a trance medium.

Twenty people surround Grace, all of them intently studying her trance state.

Death is not the end, as some characters recite, in something like a trance, to which I can only say, rats!

Historical Examples

It was Daisy’s voice which awakened me from this species of trance.

There’s sort of a look in your eyes as if you’d got in a trance and couldn’t get out.

Had she been, indeed, as her mother said she looked, “in a trance?”

Indeed, he did not awake from this kind of trance until the geese and turkeys were unspitted.

As in a trance, he saw more than the dam; he saw what it symbolized.

British Dictionary definitions for trance Expand

a hypnotic state resembling sleep

any mental state in which a person is unaware or apparently unaware of the environment, characterized by loss of voluntary movement, rigidity, and lack of sensitivity to external stimuli

a dazed or stunned state

a state of ecstasy or mystic absorption so intense as to cause a temporary loss of consciousness at the earthly level

(spiritualism) a state in which a medium, having temporarily lost consciousness, can supposedly be controlled by an intelligence from without as a means of communication with the dead

a type of electronic dance music with repetitive rhythms, aiming at a hypnotic effect

(transitive) to put into or as into a trance

Word Origin

C14: from Old French transe, from transir to faint, pass away, from Latin trnsre to go over, from trans- + re to go

Word Origin and History for trance Expand

late 14c., “state of extreme dread or suspense,” also “a dazed, half-conscious or insensible condition,” from Old French transe “fear of coming evil,” originally “passage from life to death” (12c.), from transir “be numb with fear,” originally “die, pass on,” from Latin transire “cross over” (see transient). French trance in its modern sense has been reborrowed from English.

trance in Medicine Expand

trance (trns) n. An altered state of consciousness as in hypnosis, catalepsy, or ecstasy.

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Trance music – Wikipedia

Trance is a genre of electronic music[6] that developed during the early 1990s, in Germany and in Goa, India.[7] It is characterized by a tempo lying between 125 and 150 beats per minute (BPM),[5] repeating melodic phrases,[5] and a musical form that distinctly builds tension and elements throughout a track often culminating in 1 to 2 “peaks” or “drops.”[5] Although trance is a genre of its own, it liberally incorporates influences from other musical styles such as techno,[3]house,[1]pop,[3]chill-out,[3]classical music,[3][4]tech house, ambient, and film music.[4]

A trance refers to a state of hypnotism and heightened consciousness. This is portrayed in trance music by the mixing of layers with distinctly foreshadowed build-up and release. A common characteristic of trance music is a mid-song climax followed by a soft breakdown disposing of beats and percussion entirely,[3][5] leaving the melody and/or atmospherics to stand alone for an extended period before gradually building up again. Trance tracks are often lengthy to allow for such progression and commonly have sufficiently sparse opening and closing sections to facilitate mixing by DJs.

Trance can be purely instrumental, although vocals are also a common feature. Typically they are performed by mezzo-soprano to soprano female soloists, often without verse/chorus structure. Structured vocal form in trance music forms the basis of the vocal trance subgenre, which has been described as “grand, soaring, and operatic” and “ethereal female leads floating amongst the synths”.[10][11]

The trance name may refer to an induced emotional feeling, high, euphoria, chills, or uplifting rush that listeners claim to experience, or it may indicate an actual trance-like state the earliest forms of this music attempted to emulate in the 1990s before the genre’s focus changed.[5]

Some trace Trance’s antecedents back to Klaus Schulze, a German experimental electronic music artist who concentrated in mixing minimalist music repetitive rhythms and arpeggiated sounds (specifically his 1988 album “En=Trance”.[citation needed] In truth it was really Sven Vth, his labels and others in the same group that saw the initial releases of trance[citation needed] Another possible antecedent is Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima’s electronic soundtracks for the Streets of Rage series of video games from 1991 to 1994.[12][13][14] It was promoted by the well-known UK club-night megatripolis (London, Heaven, Thursdays) whose scene catapulted it to international fame.

Examples of early Trance releases include but are not limited to German duo Jam & Spoon’s 1992 12″ Single remix of the 1990 song “The Age Of Love”,[1] and German duo Dance 2 Trance’s 1990 track “We Came in Peace”.[5]

One writer[who?] traces the roots of trance to Paul van Dyk’s 1993 remix of Humate’s “Love Stimulation”.[1] However, van Dyk’s trance origins can be traced further back to his work with Visions Of Shiva, which were his first ever tracks to be released.[original research?] In subsequent years, one genre, vocal trance, arose as the combination of progressive elements and pop music,[3] and the development of another subgenre, epic trance, had some of its origins in classical music.,[3] with film music also being influential.[4]

Trance was arguably at its commercial peak in the second part of 1990s and early 2000s.[15][16]

Classic trance employs a 4/4 time signature,[5] a tempo of 125 to 150 BPM,[5] and 32 beat phrases and is somewhat faster than house music.[17] A kick drum is usually placed on every downbeat and a regular open hi-hat is often placed on the upbeat or every 1/8th division of the bar.[5] Extra percussive elements are usually added, and major transitions, builds or climaxes are often foreshadowed by lengthy “snare rolls”a quick succession of snare drum hits that build in velocity, frequency, and volume towards the end of a measure or phrase.[5]

Rapid arpeggios and minor keys are common features of Trance, the latter being almost universal. Trance tracks often use one central “hook”, or melody, which runs through almost the entire song, repeating at intervals anywhere between 2 beats and 32 bars, in addition to harmonies and motifs in different timbres from the central melody.[5] Instruments are added or removed every 4, 8, 16, or 32 bars.[5]

In the section before the breakdown, the lead motif is often introduced in a sliced up and simplified form,[5] to give the audience a “taste” of what they will hear after the breakdown.[5] Then later, the final climax is usually “a culmination of the first part of the track mixed with the main melodic reprise”.[5]

As is the case with many dance music tracks, trance tracks are usually built with sparser intros (“mix-ins”) and outros (“mix-outs”) in order to enable DJs to blend them together immediately.[3][5] As trance is more melodic and harmonic than other electronic music,[citation needed] the construction of trance tracks in the proper way is particularly important in order to avoid dissonant (or “key clashing”, i.e., out of tune with one another) mixes.[citation needed]

More recent forms of trance music incorporate other styles and elements of electronic music such as electro and progressive house into its production. It emphasizes harsher basslines and drum beats which decrease the importance of offbeats and focus primarily on a four on the floor stylistic house drum pattern. The bpm of more recent styles tends to be on par with house music at 120 to 135 beats per minute. However, unlike house music, recent forms of trance stay true to their melodic breakdowns and longer transitions.[18]

Trance music is broken into a large number of subgenres.[citation needed] Chronologically, the major subgenres are classic trance, acid trance, progressive trance,[3]uplifting trance,[3] and hard trance.[citation needed]Uplifting trance is also known as “anthem trance”, “epic trance”,[3] “commercial trance”, “stadium trance”, or “euphoric trance”,[5] and has been strongly influenced by classical music in the 1990s[3] and 2000s by leading artists such as Ferry Corsten, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Push, Rank 1 and at present with the development of the subgenre “orchestral uplifting trance” or “uplifting trance with symphonic orchestra” by such artists as Andy Blueman, Ciro Visone, Soundlift, Arctic Moon, Sergey Nevone&Simon O’Shine etc. Closely related to Uplifting Trance is Euro-trance, which has become a general term for a wide variety of highly commercialized European dance music. Several subgenres are crossovers with other major genres of electronic music. For instance, Tech trance is a mixture of trance and techno, and Vocal trance “combines [trance’s] progressive elements with pop music”.[3]Balearic beat, which is associated with the laid back vacation lifestyle of Ibiza, Spain, is often called “Balearic trance”, as espoused by Roger Shah.[citation needed] The dream trance genre originated in the mid-1990s, with its popularity then led by Robert Miles. There is also a slower bpm trance music, this styles are often called “psybient” (synonyms are “psychill”, “ambient trance”).[citation needed]

AllMusic states on progressive trance: “the progressive wing of the trance crowd led directly to a more commercial, chart-oriented sound, since trance had never enjoyed much chart action in the first place. Emphasizing the smoother sound of Eurodance or house (and occasionally more reminiscent of Jean-Michel Jarre than Basement Jaxx), Progressive Trance became the sound of the world’s dance floors by the end of the millennium. Critics ridiculed its focus on predictable breakdowns and relative lack of skill to beat-mix, but progressive trance was caned by the hottest DJ.”[19]

The following is an incomplete list of dance music festivals that showcase trance music.

Notes:’ Sunburn was not the first festival/event to specialize in India in trance music much earlier pioneers of Goa parties[7] held events as early as the late 80’s and through all of the 1990s[6]

Electronic Music festivals in the Netherlands are mainly organized by four companies ALDA Events, ID&T, UDC and Q-dance:

Electronic music festivals in the United States feature various Electronic Music genres such as trance, House, Techno, Electro, Dubstep, and Drum & Bass:

The trance scene in South America is constantly growing. The most important trance festival in South America is called Universo Paralello. The subgenre that was most popular in Brazil was psy-trance. The xxxperience festival was one that had success for a couple of years in the early 2000s.

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Trance is a style of electronic dance music that developed in the 1980s. Trance music is generally characterized by a tempo of between 130 and 160 BPM, featuring repeating melodic synthesizer phrases, and a musical form that builds up and down throughout a track. It often features crescendos and breakdowns. Sometimes vocals are also utilized. The style is arguably derived from a combination of largely electronic music such as ambient music, techno, and house. In the early 1980s, the German read more

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Trance (2013) – Rotten Tomatoes

Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang’s leader Frank (Vincent Cassel) hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon’s psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon’s broken subconscious, the lines between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur. (c)Fox Searchlight

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Apr 5, 2013 limited

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Jul 23, 2013

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Op-Ed || Pure Trance Argues For The New Over 1999 – EDM Identity

Thanks to the Pure Trance Team, arecent post on Facebookhas the collective Trance Family going crazy debating the context.

Today, the Pure Trance Team, headed under the direction of Solarstone, posted a simple image to Facebook and opened the floor to debate.

Heated comments have flown around the internet in relation to this post both in favor of the new and the classic. As a bonafide fan of the genre, and after reading the comments flowing around, I decided that it might be good to lay some context and to gather my personal thoughts on the matter.

Want to know more about the recent Solarstone? We interviewed him just a few months back!

In regards to history, it is extremely hard to say that Rich doesnt have respect for the classic styles of Trance. Heck, he helped write a number of songs considered by many to be classic tracks of the genre. Take the track Seven Cities as a prime example of just that.

Seven Cities was released in 1999, ripe in the era he discusses in the post above. It is perhaps a zenith track to epitomize the summertime mood and moving melodies of what Trance is. He does not deny how important these tracks are, nor does he lack respect for his own work.

Having been in Ibiza and on a boat party with him in 2015, I heard him drop this track as the sun set on the Mediterranean Sea. He loves this track and what it means to his fans. With that in mind though, remember he has continued to produce tracks year after year to continue moving the genre forward.

If a quick look back into the discography of the labels Solarstone has attached his name to doesnt show this, I admittedly dont know what does. We could take a stance and look at Pure Trance and Pure Trance Progressive onlybut lets dig a bit deeper into the history books.

From the Solaris-era youll find talents like Alucard, Mike Shiver, Mark Eteson, Mark Pledger, Bot Cipryan, Matt Cerf, Majera, LTN, and Forerunners. This doesnt even bend the page to see who was selected to create remixes under these artists, but Im picking out two samples below for you to peruse.

Here we find tracks by talents considered legend today Bobina, Magic Island (aka Roger Shah), Sunny Lax, and Agnelli & Nelson. The following two tracks from FKN and Bobina show off the style presented during the Deepblue Records era.

It is clear to see the foundation Solarstone comes from when developing his thoughts and releasing the statement he made on Facebook.

With the above all in mind, I offer this response in the debate in favor of Richs statement:

For the fans, it sounds strange but its about context. The comment is about supporting the new wave of up and coming talent say a Forerunners or Sneijder three to four years ago. It focuses on where the genre is heading, rather than the legends of yesteryear. In some ways, he means breaking away from old-school talent like Ferry Corsten and Paul Oakenfold (who chase trends over sticking to the genre) and giving new people a shot. Rich doesnt mean that the music they make today isnt good, or that it isnt Trance right now. He just wants to see support for the new at something like Dreamstate or the rebirth of Trance Energy.

Dont get me wrong, I love a ton of old-school Trance guys, and would love to see Johan Gielen get a set here. Im stoked to see Marco V play at Dreamstate and throw-down Trance. Yet, Marco V left the genre years ago and lacks any major accomplishment for the modern Trance community. Thats the context of the comment. He wants us younger guys in the scene, whove been working hard for years to get any recognition in our local or break into the national/international scene. Hes excited for people like Niko and Triceradrops to break through the ceiling and take the mantle forward. He wants talent like Magnus to grow and take over what makes the genre great!

Rich is tired of seeing events (and maybe it is a regional thing) that revolve around Trance of old, or bringing back talents that may have been popular around the turn of the century. I for one would rather see Forerunners over a Tiesto set at this point. Id rather see Shugz over Dash Berlin/Alice Deejay. Thats the point hes trying to make. In fact, a part of me really wanted to hear what Neptune Project would have done with a open-to-close set down in San Diego without the classics moniker.

Heres the magic there is no reason a DJ cant play classic tunes! If you want to strictly play a set of them, sure, label it as a classics set. When you have the table before you, open to take people on a journey, why not give them something vivid and new, instead of relying on memories of sounds gone past? As a DJ personally, Im not afraid to weave in Arksuns Arisen with modern tunes in a set. Ill take Marco Vs Godd and slam it into two FSOE Excelsior tunes or whatever.

I understand the counterargument for why Ferry/Paul/Dash are on lineups over the rising talent. That is not what he is discussing from the conversations weve had (the true cash flow issue of festival production and maximizing the base that comes through the door). Hes talking about why people like Alex Ryan or Ally Brown cant get a gig but people keep booking someone like Armin hoping for that magical classics set that blows all of our old-school minds. Why dont we stop wishing for the past to be the present, and focus on the present and future of the genre being great?

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MyStro’s been embedded for years in dance music industry – finding the passion during the early years of the internet when in 6th grade.Since the passion began, he’s done a bit of everything – DJed in Ibiza, promoted and thrown his own parties, VJed, created promotional material, worked A&R for labels, and of course, wrote for blogs.Now he is here with EDM Identity, ready to make waves with his honest and unique perspective honed through years of varied experiences in the industry.

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Armin Van Buuren Drops ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017’ – EDM Identity

Armin Van Buuren releasesA State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 to give fans a taste of the island paradise.

Starting all the way back in 2004, Armin Van Buuren began releasingA State Of Trance mix albums in addition to his annual year mix which has become a staple of Armada Music. All tied into his A State Of Trance Radio show which is broadcast weekly from Amsterdam, the series, events, and imprint bring together some of the best artists in electronic music for fans around the world. During Episode 827, Armin brought forth a one-hour special forA State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 to help get everyone hyped up on the compilation which dropped today.

Teasing some of the exclusive tracks off the album at the ASOT Stage during Tomorrowland 2017, this release has been on our radar and anticipated for quite some time.Broken into two parts, On The Beach and In The Club, the A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 compilationshows the duality of the electronic music paradise off the coast of Spain. Bringing fans a total of 40 tracks from artists ranging from Alpha 9 to KhoMha, with Gareth Emery, BT, and more getting some love too, this is a must-listen to compilation for any ASOT or Armada Music lover.

Download or streamA State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 on your favorite platform here!

CD1 (On The Beach)

CD2 (In The Club)

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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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Armin van Buuren drops NEW Mix Album: ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza … – Rave Jungle (press release) (subscription) (blog)

For the fourth year in a row, the Trance legend, Armin van Buuren has turned to the White Isle with a sizzling-hot edition of his A State Of Trance mix album series.

Through A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017, the five-time number one DJ in the world, whos been in charge of the Wednesday nights at H Ibiza this summer, pushes the Trance genre onto an even higher level and lets its fans revel like never before.

Composed of two parts (On The Beach and In The Club), A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 harbors forty jaw-dropping Trance smashes from some of the most talented and highly-acclaimed Trance artists of the moment, including Alexander Popov, Alpha 9, Ben Gold, BT, Estiva, Gaia, Gareth Emery, KhoMha, rjan Nilsen and Super8 & Tab.

Anticipated since Armin van Buuren teased some of its exclusive tracks on the ASOT stage at Tomorrowland Belgium 2017, A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 marks a definite 2017 highlight for all Trance die-hard fans around the world.

Since 2004, the DJ and producerhas released at least one A State Of Trance mix album every year in addition to the A State Of Trance Year Mix, which has remained an annual highlight for countless Trance fans.

Past Thursday, episode 827 of A State Of Trance involved a one-hour A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 special, which fully succeeded in getting fans psyched for todays release of the mix album.

Listen to the mix here.

Tracklist:

CD1 (On The Beach) 1. Sultan + Shepard Bloom (Intro Mix) 2. Joonas Hahmo X K-System Maana 3. Andy Moor & Ashley Wallbridge FaceOff 4. Rodrigo Deem Tearsdrop 5. Estiva Little Planet 6. Alpha 9 Blossom 7. BT LSTM 8. rjan Nilsen Hi There Radio 9. Fatum Sugar Free 10. Rodg Miami 11. Sound Quelle & Max Meyer feat. Brandon Mignacca Andromeda 12. Max Meyer Monte Cara 13. Tenishia feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn Sun Comes Again (Eximinds Remix) 14. DARVO Black Rainbow 15. Equador Bones Of Man (Gareth Emery Remix) 16. Armin van Buuren feat. Josh Cumbee Sunny Days (Club Mix) 17. Denis Kenzo Somnambulist 18. Tenishia Alba 19. Gaia Crossfire

CD2 (In The Club) 1. Estiva Raket 2. Super8 & Tab Quest 3. Beatsole Before I Wake 4. Sheridan Grout Escape 5. Rub!k First Light 6. rjan Nilsen Swoosh 7. Armin van Buuren and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano You Are 8. Armin van Buuren This Is A Test (Arkham Knights Remix) 9. KhoMha Laberinto 10. Assaf feat. Nathan Nicholson Lost Souls (Radion6 Remix) 11. Eximinds & The Enturance Magrathea 12. Alexander Popov Awake The Flow 13. Rub!k CFEN 14. Frainbreeze Back To The Future 15. ReFeel Always (Venom One Remix) 16. Luke Bond Gravity 17. Neelix 1000 Sterne 18. Jorn van Deynhoven Rising High 19. Darren Styles feat. Christina Novelli Sun Is Rising (Ben Nicky Remix) 20. The Space Brothers Shine (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix) 21. Ben Gold Twilight

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Otis Taylor brings trance blues back to Buena Vista – Chaffee County Times

What do Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band), Tommy Bolin (Deep Purple, James Gang), Warren Haynes (Government Mule, Allman Brothers), Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy) and Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident) all have in common? Theyve all played with Otis Taylor.

In a summer replete with live music gems, Taylors upcoming performance 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Lariat is the crown jewel.

Taylors music has repeatedly garnered awards, and he has received critical acclaim for his work as a songwriter, a lyricist, a vocalist and an instrumentalist.

His music shows up in Hollywood movies like Public Enemy, starring Johnny Depp, and Shooter, starring Mark Wahlberg.

Taylor calls his music trance blues, which he compares to Haitian Vodou music.

In an interview with BG Blues and Music News, Taylor describes trance blues as American trance music, cause its just drums. Theres no chord changes, its repetitive, and when you have something thats repetitive it puts people in a trance, you lose your sense of time.

Released in February, Taylors latest album, Fantasizing about Being Black, features renowned dobro player Jerry Douglas and jazz trumpeter Ron Miles.

The album combines new material with some older songs that examine the historical trauma of the African American experience through stories that ultimately reveal the enduring nature of the human spirit.

Taylor was born in Chicago, and his family moved to Denver during his childhood. I started off playing banjo at 14, Taylor said. His website shows a Denver Post clipping with a photo him playing banjo while riding a unicycle.

I was gigging by 65. After learning the banjo, Taylor moved on to the guitar, then blues harmonica, and he went to London to perform at the age of 19. But he eventually left the music scene for almost 20 years.

I quit music in the 70s, he said. I wasnt happy and didnt need the money. I had a little antiques business. I also ran a bicycle team in the 80s for 4 years.

In 1995, Taylor said, the bike team sponsor opened a coffee house and called some friends to play. One of them was Kenny Passarelli. We went to high school together.

Passarelli is a legendary bassist who has worked with Elton John, Dan Fogelberg, Hall and Oates, Stephen Stills and Joe Walsh; he also co-wrote Walshs hit single Rocky Mountain Way.

Passarelli convinced Taylor to perform along with guitarist Eddie Turner, and the favorable response to the show prompted Taylor to return to the music scene.

Since then, Taylor has recorded 15 albums, including White African, which earned him four nominations for the W.C. Handy Award (now known as the Blues Music Award) and won him the Handy for Best New Artist Debut.

The album explores the history of race relations and social injustice and addresses the lynching of Taylors great-grandfather.

Guitarist JP Johnson, son of Lariat co-owner Court Johnson, played on two of Taylors albums and toured with him.

JPs flying out to play with us for this show, Taylor said. Hes a killer guitar player. Ive known JP since he was 15 so this is a special concert to me. Wed like to keep it a tradition.

Taylor performed at The Lariat last summer, so the beginnings of that tradition are in place, and its one that will hopefully continue for many years.

Gasoline Lolipops leave a good taste

Colorado Daily readers voted Gasoline Lollipops the Best Local Musician/Group for 2017, and in 2016 Westword named the band Colorados Best Country Artist.

The Denver Post calls Gasoline Lollipops Uncompromised, vicious and authentic.

The bands music inhabits the sonic realm known as alt-country, where it is the wild, rambunctious punk rocker of the family.

The band members arrive in Buena Vista with a third album under their belts. Resurrection completes a trilogy that began with Death followed by Dawn.

In reviewing Resurrection, Scene Magazine says, Gasoline Lollipops has managed to take the well-tread turf of alt-country and make it feel newly discovered. There is nothing hasty about (Resurrection).

These are songs that have been road-crafted before a live audience . As a result, they almost immediately sound like classics youve probably heard somewhere. … We have musicians who are considerate of each performance, and a production quality that honors the songs.

Band front man and singer-songwriter Clay Rose said the he and his fellow musicians are currently working on a new album scheduled for release Dec. 16 at the Fox Theater in Boulder and doing a Kickstarter campaign to fund it.

He said the album can be pre-ordered, noting, Its going to be our first vinyl release. Nobody has CD players any more but people like artwork and liner notes.

So Buena Vistans can expect to hear plenty of new material Friday.

Rose said the band has evolved significantly since its early punkabilly days. Its been a revolving door, but this incarnation has been together about two years now. We have six band members, all of whom live in Boulder County.

Muscially, Roses influences include outlaw country musicians like Townes Van Zandt and Willis Alan Ramsey as well as The Allman Brothers Band, Jimi Hendrix, folk music, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. My three main influences are Leonard Cohen for lyrics, No FX and Allman Brothers.

A sign of the bands growing recognition, come September Gasoline Lollipops will perform at Red Rocks Amphitheater for the first time.

Playing in Buena Vista will also be a first for the band, but Rose said hes traveled around the Upper Ark Valley quite a bit as he has a fondness for Valley View Hot Springs.

BV LIVE MUSIC SCORECARD

Friday 3 p.m. Farmers Market Dan Waldvogle Country

Friday 6 p.m. The Lariat A.J. Fullerton Progressive blues

Friday 6 p.m. The Beach Coral Creek Newgrass

Friday 8:30 p.m. The Lariat Otis Taylor Band Trance blues

Saturday 3 p.m. The Peoples Stage Backyard Berserker Rock

Saturday 6 p.m. Eddyline Brewery TLoop Band Acoustic pop, folktronica

Saturday 6 p.m. The Lariat Barb Maxey Acoustic blues

Saturday 9:30 p.m. The Lariat Gasoline Lollipops Alt-country

Sunday 1 p.m. Eddyline Brewery Lazer and Levi Blues, country, rock

Sunday 6 p.m. Watershed BV Laura Goldhamer and Dandu Eclectic

Wednesday 7-10 p.m. The Lariat Open Mic Night

Thursday 8:30 p.m. The Lariat John Primer Chicago blues

Compiled by Joe Stone

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Transmission in a trance – The Nation

The biggest indoor festival in Europe will once again bring a production crew of 25 to present the newest show to Bitec Bang Nas newly built Hall 100, the only venue in Thailand with sufficient capability to host the massive Transmission stage.

Back in March, music lovers from more than 60 countries travelled to Bangkok to experience Transmission Festival Asias debut. We are expecting that number to increase significantly in 2018, says Martijn van den Berg, international brand manager of Transmission Festival.

We invite anyone seeking a world class audio and visual experience to stay up-to-date on Transmission Festivals communications platform, including Facebook fan page and event page for ticket sales and line-up announcements. We will also be releasing travel packages for the conveniences of travelling fans. After all Trance music, which is one of the key elements of Transmission beyond the audio, visual and production highlights, is all about sharing joy, togetherness and exclusive experiences.

The after-movie is available here: https://youtu.be/NlLcnllUFyM. Transmission festival Asia Fan Group and at Facebook.com/groups/686296558194344.

Find out more at http://www.Transmission.events/th.

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Essaouira to Celebrate Women’s Trance Music August 17-19 – Morocco World News

Rabat Essaouira has earned the title of the City of Trance. The host of the renowned Gnaoua and World Music Festival is offering its inhabitants and visitors another chance to rejoice in the rhythm of spiritual and trance music. The wind city will welcome the fifth edition of the International Festival of Womens Hadra and Trance Music, to be heldAugust 17 to 19.

The festival aims to shed light on the presence of women in Moroccan arts and culture and raise awareness of Sufi beliefs and customs, often misunderstood by the general public, said the organizers in a statement.

The festival will kick off on August 17 with a parade, followed with performances by various women artists, notably Africa Begue from Senegal, Al Maoulaouiya Al Masriya from Egypt, and the Moroccan troupe Lalla Menana de Larache, together constituting the feminine voice of Africa.

A meeting with the artists is scheduledat the Sidi Mohamed Museum at10:30onAugust 18. Evening performances promise a sance with Marrakechi band Jil Jilala, Bnatte Al Nakhoua Al Aisaouia from Fez, Zaouia Darqaouia Haraqiya, and Bnat Hadarat from Essaouira.

The festival will close to the rhythms of the world with Anandita Baso from India, Hassnaa Bacharia and Souad Asia from Algeria, and Al Mchaheb band from Casablanca.

Through its four previous editions, the International Festival of Womens Hadra and Trance Music has become one of the rare festivals of traditional womens music with international dimension, said the festivals organizers.

The festival is organized by Haddarates Souiriyattes association, which aims to highlight the place of women in Sufi music and to enhance their role in the cultural dynamic and influence of the city of Essaouira.

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Armin van Buuren drops NEW Mix Album: ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza … – Rave Jungle (press release) (subscription) (blog)

For the fourth year in a row, the Trance legend, Armin van Buuren has turned to the White Isle with a sizzling-hot edition of his A State Of Trance mix album series.

Through A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017, the five-time number one DJ in the world, whos been in charge of the Wednesday nights at H Ibiza this summer, pushes the Trance genre onto an even higher level and lets its fans revel like never before.

Composed of two parts (On The Beach and In The Club), A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 harbors forty jaw-dropping Trance smashes from some of the most talented and highly-acclaimed Trance artists of the moment, including Alexander Popov, Alpha 9, Ben Gold, BT, Estiva, Gaia, Gareth Emery, KhoMha, rjan Nilsen and Super8 & Tab.

Anticipated since Armin van Buuren teased some of its exclusive tracks on the ASOT stage at Tomorrowland Belgium 2017, A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 marks a definite 2017 highlight for all Trance die-hard fans around the world.

Since 2004, the DJ and producerhas released at least one A State Of Trance mix album every year in addition to the A State Of Trance Year Mix, which has remained an annual highlight for countless Trance fans.

Past Thursday, episode 827 of A State Of Trance involved a one-hour A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 special, which fully succeeded in getting fans psyched for todays release of the mix album.

Listen to the mix here.

Tracklist:

CD1 (On The Beach) 1. Sultan + Shepard Bloom (Intro Mix) 2. Joonas Hahmo X K-System Maana 3. Andy Moor & Ashley Wallbridge FaceOff 4. Rodrigo Deem Tearsdrop 5. Estiva Little Planet 6. Alpha 9 Blossom 7. BT LSTM 8. rjan Nilsen Hi There Radio 9. Fatum Sugar Free 10. Rodg Miami 11. Sound Quelle & Max Meyer feat. Brandon Mignacca Andromeda 12. Max Meyer Monte Cara 13. Tenishia feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn Sun Comes Again (Eximinds Remix) 14. DARVO Black Rainbow 15. Equador Bones Of Man (Gareth Emery Remix) 16. Armin van Buuren feat. Josh Cumbee Sunny Days (Club Mix) 17. Denis Kenzo Somnambulist 18. Tenishia Alba 19. Gaia Crossfire

CD2 (In The Club) 1. Estiva Raket 2. Super8 & Tab Quest 3. Beatsole Before I Wake 4. Sheridan Grout Escape 5. Rub!k First Light 6. rjan Nilsen Swoosh 7. Armin van Buuren and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano You Are 8. Armin van Buuren This Is A Test (Arkham Knights Remix) 9. KhoMha Laberinto 10. Assaf feat. Nathan Nicholson Lost Souls (Radion6 Remix) 11. Eximinds & The Enturance Magrathea 12. Alexander Popov Awake The Flow 13. Rub!k CFEN 14. Frainbreeze Back To The Future 15. ReFeel Always (Venom One Remix) 16. Luke Bond Gravity 17. Neelix 1000 Sterne 18. Jorn van Deynhoven Rising High 19. Darren Styles feat. Christina Novelli Sun Is Rising (Ben Nicky Remix) 20. The Space Brothers Shine (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix) 21. Ben Gold Twilight

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Armin Van Buuren Drops ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017’ – EDM Identity

Armin Van Buuren releasesA State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 to give fans a taste of the island paradise.

Starting all the way back in 2004, Armin Van Buuren began releasingA State Of Trance mix albums in addition to his annual year mix which has become a staple of Armada Music. All tied into his A State Of Trance Radio show which is broadcast weekly from Amsterdam, the series, events, and imprint bring together some of the best artists in electronic music for fans around the world. During Episode 827, Armin brought forth a one-hour special forA State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 to help get everyone hyped up on the compilation which dropped today.

Teasing some of the exclusive tracks off the album at the ASOT Stage during Tomorrowland 2017, this release has been on our radar and anticipated for quite some time.Broken into two parts, On The Beach and In The Club, the A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 compilationshows the duality of the electronic music paradise off the coast of Spain. Bringing fans a total of 40 tracks from artists ranging from Alpha 9 to KhoMha, with Gareth Emery, BT, and more getting some love too, this is a must-listen to compilation for any ASOT or Armada Music lover.

Download or streamA State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 on your favorite platform here!

CD1 (On The Beach)

CD2 (In The Club)

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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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Vh1 Supersonic 2018 dates are out – Trance Hub (satire) (press release) (blog)

After a rapturous edition in 2017, a festival which will go down in the history for Eric Prydz, Zedd and that wonderful Trance stage, Vh1 Supersonic is back with its 2018 edition.

Mark those dates 9th February to 11th February at the same Laxmi Lawns, Pune. We hope even a bigger lineup this year, more techno and of course more trance as well!

Tell us which artists would you love to see at Vh1 Supersonic 2018 and we shall share it with their talent booking team. Until then keep it uplifting!

Follow their event page for more updates = VH1 Supersonic 2018

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Otis Taylor brings trance blues back to Buena Vista – Chaffee County Times

What do Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band), Tommy Bolin (Deep Purple, James Gang), Warren Haynes (Government Mule, Allman Brothers), Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy) and Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident) all have in common? Theyve all played with Otis Taylor.

In a summer replete with live music gems, Taylors upcoming performance 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Lariat is the crown jewel.

Taylors music has repeatedly garnered awards, and he has received critical acclaim for his work as a songwriter, a lyricist, a vocalist and an instrumentalist.

His music shows up in Hollywood movies like Public Enemy, starring Johnny Depp, and Shooter, starring Mark Wahlberg.

Taylor calls his music trance blues, which he compares to Haitian Vodou music.

In an interview with BG Blues and Music News, Taylor describes trance blues as American trance music, cause its just drums. Theres no chord changes, its repetitive, and when you have something thats repetitive it puts people in a trance, you lose your sense of time.

Released in February, Taylors latest album, Fantasizing about Being Black, features renowned dobro player Jerry Douglas and jazz trumpeter Ron Miles.

The album combines new material with some older songs that examine the historical trauma of the African American experience through stories that ultimately reveal the enduring nature of the human spirit.

Taylor was born in Chicago, and his family moved to Denver during his childhood. I started off playing banjo at 14, Taylor said. His website shows a Denver Post clipping with a photo him playing banjo while riding a unicycle.

I was gigging by 65. After learning the banjo, Taylor moved on to the guitar, then blues harmonica, and he went to London to perform at the age of 19. But he eventually left the music scene for almost 20 years.

I quit music in the 70s, he said. I wasnt happy and didnt need the money. I had a little antiques business. I also ran a bicycle team in the 80s for 4 years.

In 1995, Taylor said, the bike team sponsor opened a coffee house and called some friends to play. One of them was Kenny Passarelli. We went to high school together.

Passarelli is a legendary bassist who has worked with Elton John, Dan Fogelberg, Hall and Oates, Stephen Stills and Joe Walsh; he also co-wrote Walshs hit single Rocky Mountain Way.

Passarelli convinced Taylor to perform along with guitarist Eddie Turner, and the favorable response to the show prompted Taylor to return to the music scene.

Since then, Taylor has recorded 15 albums, including White African, which earned him four nominations for the W.C. Handy Award (now known as the Blues Music Award) and won him the Handy for Best New Artist Debut.

The album explores the history of race relations and social injustice and addresses the lynching of Taylors great-grandfather.

Guitarist JP Johnson, son of Lariat co-owner Court Johnson, played on two of Taylors albums and toured with him.

JPs flying out to play with us for this show, Taylor said. Hes a killer guitar player. Ive known JP since he was 15 so this is a special concert to me. Wed like to keep it a tradition.

Taylor performed at The Lariat last summer, so the beginnings of that tradition are in place, and its one that will hopefully continue for many years.

Gasoline Lolipops leave a good taste

Colorado Daily readers voted Gasoline Lollipops the Best Local Musician/Group for 2017, and in 2016 Westword named the band Colorados Best Country Artist.

The Denver Post calls Gasoline Lollipops Uncompromised, vicious and authentic.

The bands music inhabits the sonic realm known as alt-country, where it is the wild, rambunctious punk rocker of the family.

The band members arrive in Buena Vista with a third album under their belts. Resurrection completes a trilogy that began with Death followed by Dawn.

In reviewing Resurrection, Scene Magazine says, Gasoline Lollipops has managed to take the well-tread turf of alt-country and make it feel newly discovered. There is nothing hasty about (Resurrection).

These are songs that have been road-crafted before a live audience . As a result, they almost immediately sound like classics youve probably heard somewhere. … We have musicians who are considerate of each performance, and a production quality that honors the songs.

Band front man and singer-songwriter Clay Rose said the he and his fellow musicians are currently working on a new album scheduled for release Dec. 16 at the Fox Theater in Boulder and doing a Kickstarter campaign to fund it.

He said the album can be pre-ordered, noting, Its going to be our first vinyl release. Nobody has CD players any more but people like artwork and liner notes.

So Buena Vistans can expect to hear plenty of new material Friday.

Rose said the band has evolved significantly since its early punkabilly days. Its been a revolving door, but this incarnation has been together about two years now. We have six band members, all of whom live in Boulder County.

Muscially, Roses influences include outlaw country musicians like Townes Van Zandt and Willis Alan Ramsey as well as The Allman Brothers Band, Jimi Hendrix, folk music, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. My three main influences are Leonard Cohen for lyrics, No FX and Allman Brothers.

A sign of the bands growing recognition, come September Gasoline Lollipops will perform at Red Rocks Amphitheater for the first time.

Playing in Buena Vista will also be a first for the band, but Rose said hes traveled around the Upper Ark Valley quite a bit as he has a fondness for Valley View Hot Springs.

BV LIVE MUSIC SCORECARD

Friday 3 p.m. Farmers Market Dan Waldvogle Country

Friday 6 p.m. The Lariat A.J. Fullerton Progressive blues

Friday 6 p.m. The Beach Coral Creek Newgrass

Friday 8:30 p.m. The Lariat Otis Taylor Band Trance blues

Saturday 3 p.m. The Peoples Stage Backyard Berserker Rock

Saturday 6 p.m. Eddyline Brewery TLoop Band Acoustic pop, folktronica

Saturday 6 p.m. The Lariat Barb Maxey Acoustic blues

Saturday 9:30 p.m. The Lariat Gasoline Lollipops Alt-country

Sunday 1 p.m. Eddyline Brewery Lazer and Levi Blues, country, rock

Sunday 6 p.m. Watershed BV Laura Goldhamer and Dandu Eclectic

Wednesday 7-10 p.m. The Lariat Open Mic Night

Thursday 8:30 p.m. The Lariat John Primer Chicago blues

Compiled by Joe Stone

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Otis Taylor brings trance blues back to Buena Vista – Chaffee County Times

Essaouira to Celebrate Women’s Trance Music August 17-19 – Morocco World News

Rabat Essaouira has earned the title of the City of Trance. The host of the renowned Gnaoua and World Music Festival is offering its inhabitants and visitors another chance to rejoice in the rhythm of spiritual and trance music. The wind city will welcome the fifth edition of the International Festival of Womens Hadra and Trance Music, to be heldAugust 17 to 19.

The festival aims to shed light on the presence of women in Moroccan arts and culture and raise awareness of Sufi beliefs and customs, often misunderstood by the general public, said the organizers in a statement.

The festival will kick off on August 17 with a parade, followed with performances by various women artists, notably Africa Begue from Senegal, Al Maoulaouiya Al Masriya from Egypt, and the Moroccan troupe Lalla Menana de Larache, together constituting the feminine voice of Africa.

A meeting with the artists is scheduledat the Sidi Mohamed Museum at10:30onAugust 18. Evening performances promise a sance with Marrakechi band Jil Jilala, Bnatte Al Nakhoua Al Aisaouia from Fez, Zaouia Darqaouia Haraqiya, and Bnat Hadarat from Essaouira.

The festival will close to the rhythms of the world with Anandita Baso from India, Hassnaa Bacharia and Souad Asia from Algeria, and Al Mchaheb band from Casablanca.

Through its four previous editions, the International Festival of Womens Hadra and Trance Music has become one of the rare festivals of traditional womens music with international dimension, said the festivals organizers.

The festival is organized by Haddarates Souiriyattes association, which aims to highlight the place of women in Sufi music and to enhance their role in the cultural dynamic and influence of the city of Essaouira.

Join the Conversation. What do you think?

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Essaouira to Celebrate Women’s Trance Music August 17-19 – Morocco World News

Transmission in a trance – The Nation

The biggest indoor festival in Europe will once again bring a production crew of 25 to present the newest show to Bitec Bang Nas newly built Hall 100, the only venue in Thailand with sufficient capability to host the massive Transmission stage.

Back in March, music lovers from more than 60 countries travelled to Bangkok to experience Transmission Festival Asias debut. We are expecting that number to increase significantly in 2018, says Martijn van den Berg, international brand manager of Transmission Festival.

We invite anyone seeking a world class audio and visual experience to stay up-to-date on Transmission Festivals communications platform, including Facebook fan page and event page for ticket sales and line-up announcements. We will also be releasing travel packages for the conveniences of travelling fans. After all Trance music, which is one of the key elements of Transmission beyond the audio, visual and production highlights, is all about sharing joy, togetherness and exclusive experiences.

The after-movie is available here: https://youtu.be/NlLcnllUFyM. Transmission festival Asia Fan Group and at Facebook.com/groups/686296558194344.

Find out more at http://www.Transmission.events/th.

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Transmission Returns to Bangkok in 2018! – Trance Hub (satire) (press release) (blog)

After a super successful edition in 2017, Transmission makes its way back to Bangkok for another smashing edition of Transmission. After recently announcing the Prague edition and the massive Australia edition, it looks like United music are unstoppable. Known for their brilliant line-ups and out of the world production, they have happened to woo the asian audience are more than happy to be heading back to Bangkok.

TRANSMISSION FESTIVAL ASIA The Lost Oracle (AFTERMOVIE)

ASIA: Relive the unforgettable night of Transmission Festival Asia 2017 with this aftermovie and prepare for the next chapter! Mark your calendar MARCH 17th, 2018 as we return to Bitec Bangna Hall 100, Bangkok, Thailand! Share the great news, invite all your friends and follow the event page for all updates regarding ticket sales and line-up. See you in 7 months! The countdown to #TMBKK18 begins now! Transmission Festival Asia Transmission 17 2561 BITEC Hall 100 Event Page 7 !

Posted by Transmission Festival Asia on Thursday, August 17, 2017

ASIA: Relive the unforgettable night ofTransmission Festival Asia2017 with this aftermovieand prepare for the next chapter!

Mark your calendarMARCH 17th, 2018 as we return toBitec BangnaHall 100, Bangkok, Thailand! Share the great news, invite all your friends and follow the event page for all updates regarding ticket sales and line-up. See you in 7 months! The countdown to#TMBKK18begins now!

The Festival is slated to take place on the 17th of March, 2018. Managed by United Music, the production will again be managed byVision Impossiblewho are known for putting out stellar visuals. The Lost Oracle left us all entranced with an unbeatable lineup. We cant wait for this one! Book your tickets now! This one will surely be worth everything

You can check out the event page here: Transmission Bangkok

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[Behind the Beat] PURE NRG Bringing Trance To Life – Mix 247 EDM

Meet Solarstone and Giuseppe Ottaviani, aka.Pure NRG!

These two forces have a connection of musical minds that deliver unique no-two-experiences-alike-shows. From playing unexpected turns, twists, and thrills that are amazing LIVE, they play spins that you have never heard of before.

I had an amazing time sitting down with the two of them atIlesoniqFestival in Montreal, Quebec to talk about how they got together to create such incredible beats!

Read it down below!

Mix 247 EDM: How did you boys meet and what brought you two together to create a wonderful duo?

Pure NRG:We were both being managed by the same manager and one day we were having cocktails together in Sydney, Australia and we were talking about how one of us performs live and the other doesnt. Then our manager suggested that we should work together! Its funny because we were getting bookings together as a duo but we hadnt made any music yet! But we met up in Rome and started producing in the studio and made our first show!

Mix 247 EDM: As a du0, how many shows have you performed at together ever since your first show?

Pure NRG:We limit ourselves to 10-12 shows a year to keep it special! Its been about three years and weve performed around 30 shows. We do our own shows almost every weekend but as Pure NRG, we only do around 10 shows.

Mix 247 EDM: Since you two only limit yourselves to a certain amount of shows per year, where would you say your favorite festival or performance would be in your entire life?

Giuseppe: Beyond Wonderland is definitely a favorite!

Solarstone: I dont have a favorite! They have all been so great!

Mix 247 EDM: You two just recently played at a festival called Luminosity! Tell us about it! How does it compare to Ilesoniq and other festivals?

Pure NRG:Luminosity is a small festival, focused mainly on trance in the Netherlands that takes place at a beach club. It was very intimate but there was a real sense of a TranceFamily connection and thats why everyone who attends looks forward to it! The weather was pretty terrible the whole time but the sun came out when we played our hit Scarlett!

Mix 247 EDM: Who are your inspirations in music?

Giuseppe: U2 for sure! Muse is also great!

Solarstone: I get inspired by classical music and talk radio! When I say classical music, I dont mean to sound like an asshole because its more like neoclassical and modern stuff on contemporary labels.

Mix 247 EDM: If you had to pick any kind of superpower, what would you choose and why?

Solarstone: X-Ray vision! That way Id get to look at peoples internals!

Giuseppe: I like flying!

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