music The Best Trance Artists  

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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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Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Armin van Buuren Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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Above & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Above & Beyond Vocal trance, Electronic music, Uplifting trance

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Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Paul van Dyk Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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Shadmehr Aghili is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Shadmehr Aghili Pop music, Trance music

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Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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Paul Oakenfold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Paul Oakenfold Acid house, Balearic beat, Electronic music

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Ferry Corsten is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Ferry Corsten Electro, House music, Trance music

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Oceanlab is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Oceanlab Vocal trance, Electronic music, Uplifting trance

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Solarstone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Solarstone Electronic music, Trance music

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Gareth Emery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Gareth Emery Electronic dance music, Trance music, Progressive house music

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Robert Miles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Robert Miles Nu jazz, Pop music, Trip hop

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Rank 1 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Rank 1 Electronic music, Trance music

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Arty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Trance Artists

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Andrew Rayel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Andrew Rayel Uplifting trance, Trance music

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Gouryella is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Gouryella Electronic music, Uplifting trance, Trance music

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Super 8 vs. DJ Tab is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Super8 & Tab Trance, Progressive Trance

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RAM is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Trance Artists
RAM Trance

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Airwave is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Airwave Trance music, Progressive house music

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Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Eric Prydz Tech house, Electro house, House music

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Art of Trance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Art of Trance Trance music

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Infected Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Infected Mushroom Industrial rock, Electronic music, Electro house

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Andy Moor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Andy Moor Trance music, Progressive house music

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Enigma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Enigma Downtempo, New Age music, Worldbeat

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Sean Tyas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sean Tyas Trance music

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Stoneface & Terminal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Stoneface & Terminal Trance music

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Orjan Nilsen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Orjan Nilsen House music, Trance music

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Gigi D'Agostino is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Gigi D'Agostino Italo disco, Electronic music, House music

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Sander van Doorn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sander van Doorn Electro house, House music, Electronic dance music

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Sasha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sasha House music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

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Faithless is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Faithless Trip hop, Electronic music, House music

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George Acosta is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Trance Artists
George Acosta Trance music, Progressive house music

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Maor Levi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Trance Artists

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Gabriel & Dresden is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Gabriel & Dresden House music, Electronic dance music, Trance music

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Roger Shah is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Roger Shah Balearic beat, Chill-out music, Trance music

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Alexander Popov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Trance Artists

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Marlo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Trance Artists

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Jorn Van Deynhoven is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Trance Artists

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Johan Gielen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Johan Gielen Tech house, Electronic dance music, Trance music

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Talla 2XLC is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Talla 2XLC Electronic body music, Trance music, Techno

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Nadia Ali is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Nadia Ali House music, Electronic dance music, Trance music

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Ronski Speed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Ronski Speed Trance music

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Shogun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Trance Artists

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Ummet Ozcan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Trance Artists

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Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Kaskade Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

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Sneijder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sneijder Trance, Uplifting Trance

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Bobina is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Bobina Trance music, Progressive house music

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Blank & Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Blank & Jones Downtempo, Electronic music, Chill-out music

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Signum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Signum Trance music

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Filo & Peri is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Filo & Peri Trance music

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Shane 54 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Shane 54 Pop music, Trance music