For those who like their trance with an edge, dancers seeking a rush and a high unparalleled turn to psytrance. The subgenre emerged from the Goa trance scene in India, where electronic fans stripped tunes of their vocals and piled on the layers of energetic synth rhythms. Psytrance is fast, falling between the range of 135 and 150 bpm. It's hard, beat-driven music. It's mystic, dark, and of course psychedelic, built on pounding rhythms, driving upward motions, and central climactic peaks. It's beloved around the world, from Asia to Europe, Israel to America.
Israeli electronic band Infected Mushroom didn't found the musical movement, but they are widely regarded as the supreme purveyor of the international sound. The duo honors the roots of the genre and in the same breath push the sound forward, incorporating elements of other electronic delights and infecting it with fast-paced psychedelia.
If you're looking for the definitive guide to psytrance, leave it to Infected Mushroom to know the score. Here are the 20 best psytrance songs of all time, as hand-selected by the duo.
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