Notable Subgenres: Progressive Trance, Tech Trance, Vocal Trance, Goa/Psytrance

Notable Artists: Armin Van Buuren, Tiēsto, Roger Shah, Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Judge Jules, Dash Berlin, Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila, Paul Oakenfold, BT

Notable Labels: Armada Records, Anjunabeats, Garuda, Magic I, AVA Recordings, Perfecto Records

Trance was born in Germany, and is one of the most popular styles of EDM. Ranging from 110-150BPM, trance is known for repetitiously building up and breaking down huge melodies. That's the long and short of it. The sound of the main stage at Ultra is the sound of trance music, where ravers can get lost, follow a track's rise, then revel in the release. Trance has always been popular in America, but its an entirely different beast once you hit Europe.