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Last trance saloon: why is music's cheesiest genre making a comeback? | Musique Non Stop

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Last trance saloon: why is music's cheesiest genre making a comeback?

Once maligned for its naff image and sugary euphoria, trance is being embraced by DJs such as Evian Christ and Rustie. Time to break out the confetti canons

In the fickle world of dance music, trance has long been ridiculed. While still undeniably big business around the world, it conjures club scenes of hands in the air, outstretched to DJs in all-white ensembles and Oakleys. It’s hardly fashion-conscious or “cool”. But 26-year-old producer Evian Christ had a different experience when he first heard its aspartame melodies. “I remember being 11 and listening to Suburban Train by Tiësto, and it moved me to tears,” he says.

Related: It was 20 years ago today: the year British dance music went wild

Related: Tom Ewing: How trance has matured in modern pop

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