Having grown out of the post-disco dance culture House music had hit the mainstream by the late 1980s. In Germany the fusion of this hard-beat style with Ambient and Hardcore had, by the early 1990s, given birth to a new style. Trance music had arrived.
A decade later the continuing cross fertilisation of dance music styles has lead us to a hybrid of both Progessive Trance and House Music containing beats and backing of massive proportions. Or, to use this CD s title - Trance and Epic House - a genre which marries pulsating beats with blissful, hedonistic and anthemic soundscapes.
Thanks in part to the work of mixmasters such as Paul Oakenfold and producers such as Vincent de Moor and Ferry Corsten, we have seen 'Trance and Epic House' spread across Europe and Asia to become a global phenomenon.
Welcome to one of the world's favourite musical genres. Welcome to Trance and Epic House.
THE PLAYERS / PROGRAMMERS
Martin Lister is renowned as a Keyboard Player/Programmer whose credits range from Gabrielle and CJ Lewis to Darkman.
Shane Meehan is a drummer/programmer par excellence whose credits include everyone from Alphaville to Norman Cook.
Dave Spiers is the UK's premier Sample and MIDI CD programmer having worked with almost every UK session player for the last decade and artists from Blondie to Underworld.
A 'world first' in terms of sample CDs. This disc offers you the choice of FOUR individual formats:
* 1. Over 220 MIDI loops
* 2. Over 220 WAV and AIFF audio loops
* 3. Over 100 individual WAV and AIFF hits, these being grouped into five separate Trance kits
* 4. Five SoundFont¨ Trance kits (and each kit contains up to 10 hits)