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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Shane 54 is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Shane 54 Pop music, Trance music

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Johan Gielen is listed (or ranked) 52 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) 53 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Talla 2XLC Electronic body music, Trance music, Techno

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Ummet Ozcan is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Ummet Ozcan

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Judge Jules is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Judge Jules Trance music

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Sander Kleinenberg is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sander Kleinenberg House music, Trance music

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Jes Brieden is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Jes Brieden Pop music, Rock music, Trance music

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Menno de Jong is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Menno de Jong Trance music

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Sunny Lax is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sunny Lax Trance music, Progressive house music, Techno

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Benassi Bros. is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Benassi Bros. Tech house, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music

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

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Alexander Popov is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Trance Artists
BenjaminBradshaw added Alexander Popov

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Sneijder is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Sneijder Trance, Uplifting Trance

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Veracocha is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Veracocha Trance music

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Sven Väth is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sven Väth House music, Electronic dance music, Trance music

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Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Swedish House Mafia Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

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Simon O'Shine is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Snap Year added Simon O'Shine Uplifting Trance

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Audien is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Audien

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Tenishia is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Trance Artists
the_entranced added Tenishia

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Everything but the Girl is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Everything but the Girl Lounge music, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music

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Richard Durand is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Richard Durand Trance music

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Jonas Steur is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Jonas Steur Electronic music, House music, Trance music

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Tomas Heredia is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Tomas Heredia

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Matt Bukovski is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Matt Bukovski

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

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Barthezz is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Barthezz Dance music, Trance music

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Estiva is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Estiva

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Trivecta is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Trance Artists
LoughDevil13 added Trivecta

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Au5 is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Trance Artists
LoughDevil13 added Au5

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Eminence is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Trance Artists
LoughDevil13 added Eminence

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Mitchell Claxton is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Trance Artists
LoughDevil13 added Mitchell Claxton

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Nu NRG is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Nu NRG Trance music

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York is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Trance Artists
York Downtempo, Electronic music, Chill-out music

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Fragma is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Trance Artists
BenjaminBradshaw added Fragma Electronic music, Trance music

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

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Faruk Sabanci is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Faruk Sabanci

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Allure is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Allure Trance, Progressive Trance

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Orbital is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Orbital Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

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Jan Johnston is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Jan Johnston Pop music, Trance music

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Sophie Sugar is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Sophie Sugar Trance music

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Kai Tracid is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Kai Tracid Hard trance, Acid trance, Trance music

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skylex music is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Oleg Kotliarsky added skylex music

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Astrix is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Trance Artists
JoãoFerreira added Astrix Psychedelic trance

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Ephemeral Mists is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Trance Artists
victoriasellinger added Ephemeral Mists Ambient music

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Bart Claessen is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Trance Artists
MarioArley added Bart Claessen Trance

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Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Alex Euphoria added Euphoria Trance - www.djeuphoria.podomatic.com

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

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PPK is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Trance Artists
PPK Electronic music, Trance music

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Safri Duo is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Safri Duo Electronic music, World music, Electronic dance music

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Jan Vayne is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Trance Artists
Jan Vayne Trance music