Melodic, often high tempo, dance music featuring big breakdowns and driving rhythms.
trance music
Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Tiesto, Above and Beyond, and Paul van Dyk are the biggest names. Other key acts are Markus Schulz, Sander van Doorn and John O'Callaghan.
Binary Finary - '1998' (Matt Darey and Paul van Dyk mixes), Sasha - 'Xpander', 'Motorcycle - 'As The Rush Comes' (Armin van Buuren mix).
Paul van Dyk - 'Out There and Back'
Mat Zo, tyDi, Arnej
Trance peaked in the late 90's but remains one of the dance genres with most commercial cross over.
The UK and Germany used to be the biggest trance countries but now it is most certainly the Netherlands'
Trance never quite recovered from losing much of its cool in the progressive back-lash and is often seen as cliched.