Recommend me some more music please
May 17, 2022 12:32 AM   Subscribe

Recently I've been really vibing with trance(or edm) music that has a specific type of sound. The best way I'd describe it is the arcade game Initial D soundtrack, a bit softer, and with no or very minimal singing or lyrics. I'd love to find more things like that to scratch that itch right now.

Tracks that I think come close to what I'm describing would be:

Gaia - J'ai Envie De Toi starting at time stamp.

Gareth Emery - The Story so Far also starting around this time stamp.

Armin van Buuren and Aly & Fila feat. Kazi Jay - For All Time

I think a few big things I've picked up on that make the sound would be the propulsive, fairly quick, beat, the higher register synthy/fluttery sounds, and that it's a full musical sound, it's not a solo instrument but sounds like it's taking up the whole space.

I mentioned Initial D, but looking at some stuff that popped up when searching it's mainly using music that would be called Eurobeat. It is very singing focused, which isn't what I want. I'm looking for some artist or genre recs that would be similar and ideally where I could create a playlist or radio station without a whole bunch of skipping.
posted by Carillon to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Eurodance, Eurotrance, Hardtrance - seems in the ballpark....Youtube playlist
posted by multivalent at 12:45 AM on May 17, 2022

How about some recent Nina Kraviz, just sounds, but Nina, so sensual, but not soft.

Ben Klock, 2022 Awakenings, seems like the right energy for you.
posted by unearthed at 2:48 AM on May 17, 2022 [1 favorite]

I think you would enjoy what I would call main-room headliner trance from circa 1998 - 2005...

Sets from this era by the likes of Armin, Ferry Corsten and Tiesto will have a lot of what you're looking for. Oakenfold and Paul van Dyk to some extent as well.

For a full-on dose of this sound (with some more vocal stuff mixed in as well), look for compilation albums mixed by Judge Jules or Dave Pearce, also many entries in the Euphoria compilation series.

M.I.K.E aka Push is another candidate e.g.

Push - The Legacy
Push - Universal Nation

Some more individual ideas:
System F - Dance Valley Theme 2001 (aka Ferry Corsten)
John 00 Fleming - Tour de Trance
Signum - What Ya Got 4 Me
Nu NRG - Dreamland
Rank 1 - Airwave
Solarstone - Seven Cities
4 Strings - Into the Night

:) @ the memories this question brought back... I actually knew and went clubbing a few times with Gareth Emery at university when we was just starting to produce, not yet DJing.
posted by protorp at 2:58 AM on May 17, 2022 [4 favorites]

30% of Breakmaster Cylinder's stuff might be worth trying. I'm having trouble finding the most appropriate track for what you're describing online, but this isn't too far off.
posted by eotvos at 4:31 AM on May 17, 2022

Def late 90s - early 2000s trance.

You'd probably like Paul van Dyk.
posted by some little punk in a rocket at 5:46 AM on May 17, 2022

This is just Trance, early 2000s. Go nuts.
posted by 0bvious at 8:04 AM on May 17, 2022

For something post-00s, you might also look into stuff that these days goes under the heading of "melodic techno", here's an example. E.g. the hungry music and afterlife labels.
posted by advil at 6:45 AM on May 18, 2022

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