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Trance: New Invader on the Dance Floor

Simon Reynolds, New York Times, The, 29 November 1998

THE ESPERANTO of electronic dance music, trance is probably the most popular rave sound in the world. Although this kinetic, hypnotic music has maintained a presence on the American rave scene since the style emerged in the mid-'90s, trance seems to be rising to a new level of prominence in this country.

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