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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Alexander Popov is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Trance Artists
BenjaminBradshaw added Alexander Popov

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Sneijder is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Sneijder Trance, Uplifting Trance

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Filo & Peri is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Filo & Peri Trance music

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Sunny Lax is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sunny Lax Trance music, Progressive house music, Techno

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Simon O'Shine is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Snap Year added Simon O'Shine Uplifting Trance

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Airbase is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Airbase Trance

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Sophie Sugar is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sophie Sugar Trance music

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Ummet Ozcan is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Ummet Ozcan

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Tenishia is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Trance Artists
the_entranced added Tenishia

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Sander Kleinenberg is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sander Kleinenberg House music, Trance music

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Veracocha is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Veracocha Trance music

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Matt Bukovski is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Matt Bukovski

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Tomas Heredia is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Tomas Heredia

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Jes Brieden is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Jes Brieden Pop music, Rock music, Trance music

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Mauro Picotto is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Mauro Picotto UK hard house, Trance music, Hard dance

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Menno de Jong is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Menno de Jong Trance music

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Barthezz is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Barthezz Dance music, Trance music

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York is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Trance Artists
York Downtempo, Electronic music, Chill-out music

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Benassi Bros. is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Benassi Bros. Tech house, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music

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Sven Väth is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sven Väth House music, Electronic dance music, Trance music

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Judge Jules is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Judge Jules Trance music

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Beat Service is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Trance Artists
the_entranced added Beat Service Trance music

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Richard Durand is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Richard Durand Trance music

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Jonas Steur is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Jonas Steur Electronic music, House music, Trance music

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

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Allure is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Allure Trance, Progressive Trance

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Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Swedish House Mafia Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

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Fragma is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Trance Artists
BenjaminBradshaw added Fragma Electronic music, Trance music

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

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Ahmed Romel is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Ahmed Romel

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Safri Duo is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Safri Duo Electronic music, World music, Electronic dance music

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

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Store N Forward is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Store N Forward

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Kenneth Thomas is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Josh Murto added Kenneth Thomas

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Philippe El Sisi is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Philippe El Sisi

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Nu NRG is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Nu NRG Trance music

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Randy Katana is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Randy Katana House music, Electronic dance music, Trance music

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Schiller is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Schiller Synthpop, New Age music, Electronic music

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The Knife is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Trance Artists
The Knife Minimal techno, Dark ambient, New Wave

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Kai Tracid is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Kai Tracid Hard trance, Acid trance, Trance music

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Tilt is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Tilt Electronic music, Trance music, Progressive house music

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Ernesto vs. Bastian is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Ernesto vs. Bastian Trance music

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Beat Service is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Beat Service Progressive Trance

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Talamasca is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Talamasca Trance music, Psychedelic trance

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Sandra Collins is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sandra Collins Electronic music, Trance music, Progressive house music

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Everything but the Girl is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Everything but the Girl Lounge music, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music

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Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Alex Euphoria added Euphoria Trance - www.djeuphoria.podomatic.com

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Bart Claessen is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Bart Claessen Trance

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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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Orbital is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Orbital Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno