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The Best Trance Artists

Widely known as one of the most popular genres of dance music and electronic dance music, trance first rose to prominence in the early 1990s in Germany. Trance artists are known for the up-and-down nature of their songs, which culminates in a big build with a soft breakdown and melodic phases. Many trance songs don't have lyrics and are purely instrumental and the atmospheric sound is a hit with clubgoers. The best trance DJs have spun all over the world and their club shows often run till the wee hours, leaving fans clamoring for more. Though trance music takes elements of techno, house and chill-out, it's a stand-alone genre that has become something separate from those genres.

So, who are the best trance artists? Any list of trance artists has to include the likes Armin Van Buurin, Above & Beyond, Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Gareth Emery and Tiesto. These DJs are widely known as some of the best trance artists in the world and with good reason. People love dancing to their music and their remixes for other artists are often more popular than the original songs. The best trance DJs are some of the most popular music artists in the world and with the growth of dance music, don't expect to see that change any time soon.

That said, it's up to you to determine who are the best trance artists. If you notice a trance DJ isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best trance music artists of all time?" and "who is the greatest trance music musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the artist's music instead of just voting for the most popular trance music artists that you might've heard of.

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    A State of Trance 500, A State of Trance 550, Universal Religion 2004: ...

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    Global, Evolution, 45 RPM

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    10 Years of Anjunabeats, Sirens of the Sea, Home

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    Right of Way, Ministry of Sound: Trance Nation, L.E.F.

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    Parade of the Athletes, In the Dark, Magik Seven: Live in Los Angeles

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    Greatest Hits & Remixes, A State of Trance 500, Four Seasons

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    Electronic Architecture 2, Electronic Architecture, Rain Stars Eternal

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    The Podcast Annual 2007, Northern Lights (Re-Lit), More Than Anything

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    Sirens of the Sea, Sirens of the Sea Remixed, Satellite

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    Symsonic, Breathing, Airwave

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    Dreamland (The Winter Edition), Miles_Gurtu, 23am

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    Relax Edition Three, Relax, Relax Edition Two

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    Air for Life, A State of Trance 500, Zero Point One: The Remixes

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    Ligaya, Walhalla, Gouryella

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    Wide Range, Inner Voice / Volcano, Inner Voice / Volcano

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    A State of Trance 600, 550 Senta / Believe, We Never Come Back

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    Be as One (La Guitarra), A State of Trance 550, In My Opinion

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    Another Day on the Terrace, Songbook, Sunlounger - Sunny Tales

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    Same Difference, Rocket Ride, The Space Track

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    Candida, Techno Club, Volume 24

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    Dead Cities EP, Bright Lines, Dark Lines

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    Pryda, Evouh, Melo / Lift / Reeperbahn

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    Revolution in You, Moscow Subway, Steal You Away

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    Better Run, Call My Name, Queen of Clubs Trilogy: Diamond Edition

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    A State of Trance 550, Must Be the Love, Together We Are

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    Push Through (Remixes), The Timelord, What Ya Got 4 Me 2006 / Supersonic ...

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    Only You, Save Me, Imprisoned

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    Pure Devotion, Techno Club, Volume 31

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    Turn It Around, Unleash the Beat, Volume 2

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    Born for the Night, Tales: Spirituality, Tales From the South / City ...

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    Intuition Sessions, Volume 1: South Africa

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    Techno Club, Volume 25, In Trance We Trust 004

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    Toolroom Knights, Bloom, Gabriel & Dresden

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    The Gallery: 15 Years, Supernaturalistic (The Extended Mixes), The Doorn ...

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    Fire & Ice, It's You, It's Me

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    Miami, Awake, Release: AM Edition

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    Love Washes Over, Retrospective, Voice of Earth

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    Tranceology, Techno Club, Volume 25

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