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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Gigi D'Agostino is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Gigi D'Agostino Italo disco, Electronic music, House music

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Ummet Ozcan is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Ummet Ozcan

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Beat Service is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Beat Service Trance music

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Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Kaskade Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

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Blank & Jones is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Blank & Jones Downtempo, Electronic music, Chill-out music

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Alexander Popov is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Trance Artists
BenjaminBradshaw added Alexander Popov

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Mauro Picotto is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Mauro Picotto UK hard house, Trance music, Hard dance

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Filo & Peri is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Filo & Peri Trance music

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Way Out West is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Way Out West Downtempo, Chill-out music, Trance music

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Menno de Jong is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Menno de Jong Trance music

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Simon O'Shine is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Snap Year added Simon O'Shine Uplifting Trance

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Benassi Bros. is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Benassi Bros. Tech house, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music

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Orbital is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Orbital Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

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Tenishia is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Trance Artists
the_entranced added Tenishia

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Fragma is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Trance Artists
BenjaminBradshaw added Fragma Electronic music, Trance music

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Kai Tracid is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Kai Tracid Hard trance, Acid trance, Trance music

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Sneijder is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Sneijder Trance, Uplifting Trance

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Sander Kleinenberg is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sander Kleinenberg House music, Trance music

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Veracocha is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Veracocha Trance music

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Astrix is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Trance Artists
JoãoFerreira added Astrix Psychedelic trance

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Jes Brieden is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Jes Brieden Pop music, Rock music, Trance music

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Barthezz is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Barthezz Dance music, Trance music

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Sven Väth is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sven Väth House music, Electronic dance music, Trance music

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Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Alex Euphoria added Euphoria Trance - www.djeuphoria.podomatic.com

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Audien is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Audien

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Jonas Steur is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Jonas Steur Electronic music, House music, Trance music

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Richard Durand is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Richard Durand Trance music

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Matt Bukovski is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Matt Bukovski

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Tomas Heredia is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Tomas Heredia

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Allure is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Allure Trance, Progressive Trance

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Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Swedish House Mafia Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

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Store N Forward is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Store N Forward

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Jan Johnston is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Jan Johnston Pop music, Trance music

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Au5 is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Trance Artists
LoughDevil13 added Au5

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Trivecta is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Trance Artists
LoughDevil13 added Trivecta

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Mitchell Claxton is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Trance Artists
LoughDevil13 added Mitchell Claxton

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Eminence is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Trance Artists
LoughDevil13 added Eminence

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Estiva is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Estiva

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Everything but the Girl is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Everything but the Girl Lounge music, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music

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Ahmed Romel is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Ahmed Romel

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Jan Vayne is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Jan Vayne Trance music

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Juventa is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Juventa Trance

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Faruk Sabanci is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Faruk Sabanci

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Nu NRG is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Nu NRG Trance music

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Sophie Sugar is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sophie Sugar Trance music

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Sandra Collins is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sandra Collins Electronic music, Trance music, Progressive house music

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Bart Claessen is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Bart Claessen Trance

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Thomas Bronzwaer is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Thomas Bronzwaer Trance music

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PPK is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Trance Artists
PPK Electronic music, Trance music

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Safri Duo is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Safri Duo Electronic music, World music, Electronic dance music