Progressive trance is a subgenre of trance music. As the name suggests, compositions of this genre are saturated with progressions that make melodies gruadully evolve. The average tempo ranges generally from 145 to 200 BPM.
Birth: 1993 Bloom: 2001
Techno is believed to be a progenitor of progressive trance that`s typified by 4/4 beats and simple repetitive bass lines.
The Spanish island Ibiza is the birthplace place of progressive trance. Progressive trance first appeared in 1993 with the legendary track «Café Del Mar» by Energy 52. The most notable representatives of the style include Chicane «Offshore», Nalin and Kane «Beachball».
Progressive trance borrowed its structure from eurodance (CultureBeat, 2Unlimited): verse – chorus – verse – chorus – pause – double verse.
Gradually, producers stopped the usage of trance synth sounds and began to make an emphasis on melodies, vocals, and acoustic lines. In 1998 the first progressive trance track was released, it was Paul van Dyk`s «For an Angel».
Umbrellate style: Trance
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