Hard Trance Radio Stations

Hard trance is a subgenre of trance music and a more harder take on the genre. Having originated in the early 1990s out of western europe, it was influenced by hard house, trance and happy hardcore. It also evolved from other forms of uk breakbeat music such as breakbeat hardcore. As hard trance began to lose popularity in the later half of the 1990s it eventually went on to evolve into the hardstyle and jumpstyle genres. Hard trance is a subgenre of trance music that originated in Western Europe (Belgium, Germany, and Netherlands) in the early 1990s as the breakbeat hardcore production community began to diversify into new and different styles of electronic music, all influenced by UK hard house, happy hardcore and jungle. The popularity of hard trance peaked during the late 1990s, and has since then faded in scope of newer forms of trance.

Hard trance is often characterized by strong, hard (or even downpitch) kicks, fully resonant basses and an increased amount of reverberation applied to the main beat. Melodies vary from 140 to 180 in tempo, and can feature plain instrumental sound in early compositions, with the latter ones tending to implement side-chaining techniques of progressive on digital synthesizers. Hard trance was the final form of progressive to hit the mainstream. It eventually morphed into jumpstyle and hardstyle. Although hard trance is still made and listened to by many people, its social appeal has undoubtedly waned considerably since the mid-2000s.

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