Not to plug link in my signature, but genre's you'll find on my station in my signature 24/7.
Also if you like Ambient, Trance, Vocal Trance, House, Progressive House, Chill, Trip Hop, Psychedelic Trance feel free to post your favorites.
The classic era of trance really bloomed in 90s, but goes all the way back to beginning in Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons Project, and evolved into the "classic" era usually used for 90s, Trip Hop classic era began in 90s as well with groups such as Enigma, Massive Attack, Portishead, Jens Gad who produced Enigma side project Achillea, the 2000s saw rise of the vocal trance and early house group such as Gouryella, many have heard of DJ Tiesto but he was original member of Gouryella.
Orbital - Halcyon on and on
One of the most famous trance tracks that even if you don't know trance most everyone has heard bits and pieces of this track, used in Hackers movie main theme, the old cheesy Mortal Kombat movie, briefly in Matrix, many b-movie cyberpunk genre movies.
(The title is a respelling of the drug name Halcion, they changed spelling to avoid any legal issue. http://www.drugs.com/cdi/halcion.html. The drug is in the "benzo" family of Xanax, Tranxene, Valium but is known to be one of the strongest ones in the Benzodiazepine family, was highly abused in the late 80s and early to mid 90s until doctors rarely prescribe it now opting for safer yet still fairy strong Xanax being today's most popular and extremely simple to get from a doc "benzo", after Quaaludes stopped being manufactured by pharmaceutical companies, Halcion became the alternative go to drug & easy to get from doc drug for similar type effects - Article on the old Quaaludes no longer manufactured https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methaqualone)
Thus explains the sound, feel , trance genre, and title of Orbital's hit Halcyon on and on.
Enjoy the visuals in 720p full screen, the beautiful imagery of our planet and our few pristine locations on earth fit beautifully with the track. This is the full uncut 9 min track. It will build to drums but has a great build up.
If the embed won't full screen, then click the direct link and full screen it there.
Post your favorite trance, chill, house, trip hop, or even your favorite EDM although the 4 specific genres are my favorite, I do enjoy who I consider one the "Kings" of it all, none other than Aphex Twin. Personally the 2 genres I don't like is Gabba or Gabber (its just noise to me :-P ) and not really in to Dubstep, if its not overdone and the lighter "dubstep has been called " chillstep" some is pretty good.
I'll post my favorites as well, for fans of the genre and for folks looking for that perfect "workout" mix, you'll definitely find something here to enjoy.
Portishead - Glorybox Live at Rosemont - with orchestra
"Portishead was one of the leaders of " Trip Hop" genre splinter, it mixed Trance with elements of hip hop like turntablism, mixing in live sampling with a live band. But Glory Box is so damn hot and sultry. Beth Gibbons is pure sex, ignoring political correctness, smoking in the famous Rosemont and this song was way ahead of its time written in 90s. The lyrics are about she's fed up with other girls that play games with men. In lyrics she tells the man ignore these girls and warns "don't stop being a man" and how she just wants to be a woman. Beth pours her soul into the song live on stage, the late 90s atmosphere, along with orchestra and Beth's attitude makes this my favorite "Trip Hop" genre track.
Last video for this post, my personal opinion one of the kings of classic trance
With their debut single in
Enigma - Sadeness part 1
(Note: the spelling of title Sadeness many believe they misspelled it. Nope its a play on words, Ever hear the libertine author who wrote 120 days in Sodom, and many others, the word Sadism is based directly on his name, Marquis de Sade. So the title wordplay is both "sadness" and "Sadeness" of Sadism.
Those are some before I hit bed. Everyone posted great stuff!
I'm not a huge techno fan, but I grew up in 80s, and 90s grunge , even went to 1994 Woodstock. But I love grunge and 80s. But every since 9 years ago when I turned 30. I've fallen head over heels for trance, ambient, vocal trance , house, progressive house, chill.