The Best Trance Artists Bands/Musicians

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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    Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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    Pop music, Trance music

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    Above & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Trance Artists

    Vocal trance, Electronic music, Uplifting trance

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    Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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    Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Trance Artists

    Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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    Electro, House music, Trance music

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    Paul Oakenfold is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Trance Artists

    Acid house, Balearic beat, Electronic music

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    Electronic music, Trance music

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    Vocal trance, Electronic music, Uplifting trance

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    Electronic dance music, Trance music, Progressive house music

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    Nu jazz, Pop music, Trip hop

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    Electronic music, Trance music

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    Downtempo, Electronic music, Chill-out music

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    House music, Electronic dance music, Trance music

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    Trance music

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

    Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

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    Uplifting trance, Trance music

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    Shane 54 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Trance Artists

    Pop music, Trance music

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    Airbase is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Trance Artists

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    Trance

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    Trance music

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    House music, Trance music

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    Trance music

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    Gigi D'Agostino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Trance Artists

    Italo disco, Electronic music, House music

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    Electro house, House music, Electronic dance music

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    Shogun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Trance Artists

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    Veracocha is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Trance Artists

    Trance music

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    Trance, Uplifting Trance

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    Electronic music, House music, Trance music

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    Trance music

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

    Trance music, Progressive house music

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    House music, Electronic dance music, Trance music

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    added by BenjaminBradshaw
    Trance music, Progressive house music

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    Trance, Progressive Trance

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

    Trance music

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    Electronic music, Uplifting trance, Trance music

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    Bobina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Trance Artists

    Trance music, Progressive house music

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    Roger Shah is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Trance Artists

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    Balearic beat, Chill-out music, Trance music

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

    House music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

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    Tech house, Electro house, House music

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    Trip hop, Electronic music, House music

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    Trance music

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    Tech house, Electronic dance music, Trance music

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    Art of Trance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Trance Artists

    Trance music

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    Talla 2XLC is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Trance Artists

    Electronic body music, Trance music, Techno

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    Beat Service is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Trance Artists

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    Trance music

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    Enigma is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Trance Artists

    Downtempo, New Age music, Worldbeat

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