Trance Quotes From Top DJ Trance

Here are some interesting quotes by popular DJ’s about trance music.

I think all trance DJs deep down are embarrassed by what they play. They take it on the chin! They know deep down that they’re playing watered down techno.” – Dave Clarke

Why people used to go to clubs was to have a great time and to forget their troubles and worries and stresses of the week and enjoy themselves and I think that the music was a huge, important part of that” – Paul Oakenfold

It’s not love for music, it’s a passion, and it goes beyond liking, and beyond a hobby, it’s about a way of living… Music is essential for my life.” – Armin Van Buuren

I wouldn’t call myself a leader. I don’t want to lead people, I want to tempt them, I want to create a new world for them, just for that very small moment, when they are losing themselves in my music. I want to inspire them” – Paul van Dyk

I love what guys like Oliver Lieb and Paul van Dyk do. I hate that ATB and those sorts of people have prostituted this stuff. You listen to an ATB track and then you listen to Sasha, and the difference is as obvious as listening to Led Zeppelin and Rachmaninoff.” – Brian Transeau

The problem is a lot of things I hear out here on the radio are not trance – I mean that ATB track I heard the other day – is this trance? This is fucking Tellytubbies music.” – Laurent Garnier

A set is created to make dance the crowd not for listening at home. A electronic set should only be heard in the party and when this party finishes the set shouldn’t be heard for nobody, it should only be keeped on the mind of clubbers who were in the event.” – Richie Hawtin

I think trance music is the only music you can listen to without taking drugs. You can really feel the emotions in it. You can get on another level without the drugs. If you listen to techno, it’s so monotone that you really need drugs to enjoy it.” –Tiesto

The weekend is a time to go out and dance your fucking nuts off. You don’t want to do that listening to a boring, 8-minute progressive record.” – Ferry Corsten

Trance for me is more like the basic channel stuff, hypnotic and trance-inducing. The word trance has been bastardized to mean something totally different to what I originally intended and hoped it to be. To be trancy a record has to be monotonous almost, a long sequence without pause without a massive breakdown, up and down. This isn’t trance, you can’t fall into a trance when your emotions are being dragged up and down.” – Mark Reeder

It’s about music! Not one music style is better than the other, not one music style is more truly than the other. The whole thing is based on respect. It’s all about respect, respect to the music, respect to the DJ’s, respect to the crowd and respect to each other. It’s all music, music never separates people!” – Carl Cox

…too many people are simply in it for the money and fame, and not actually interested in producing quality tunes…” – Ian Van Dahl

I do not see any big differences, it’s all about perspective, people who say it was better in the early days are ignorant and are starting to talk like their parents.” – Sander Kleinenberg

This music sounded fresh 20 years ago and will still sound fresh in another 20” – Phil Hartnoll from Orbital

When I started, DJs weren’t in the media, electronic music wasn’t in the sales charts and a DJ was the freak in the corner who provided the music while other people had fun. So to do it, you must have been a freak and a music lover.” – Paul van Dyk

As far as im concerned rhythm is more important than melody and breakdown. After all people are there to dance not fuck around – well that’s what I think when I’m on the dance floor anyway.” – John Askew

Trance is the kind of music that puts smiles on peoples faces. It’s designed to make people feel great and forget about the trouble that they may face every day.” – Ferry Corsten

There are people who play records and there are DJ’s who blow minds.” – Eddie Halliwell

There’s a widespread range of negativity at the moment and there’s too much bashing on styles and DJ’s you know. Keep in mind that not everybody likes the Mona Lisa. Some people think it’s not special, other people will cry when they see it. Just be tolerant. There’s alot of extremely passionate people out there in the music industry that work hard to create the music.” – Markus Schulz

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