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Vocal trance is a subgenre of trance music that focuses on vocals and melodies. The subgenre came into existence in the early 1990s, when trance was still developing. Although many...

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Vocal trance is a subgenre of trance music that focuses on vocals and melodies. The subgenre came into existence in the early 1990s, when trance was still developing. Although many early trance records used vocal samples mixed in with the beats, the earliest examples of the style appeared in 1992–93.

Characteristics: A typical track consists of three elements, though later tracks labeled vocal trance may not include all of them. A track begins with an intro of progressive beats. The melodic part starts incrementally, combining vocals, usually female, a melodic sound (for the most part high pitched and fast), and a bass pattern. Towards the end of the track, the melody fades out and the intro rhythm returns, usually with some minor changes.

Vocal trance producers frequently make use of session musicians, particularly females, for vocals on their tracks. Session vocalists have been featured on tracks that span different genres and subgenres, while some vocalists have chosen to work only within the electronic club and dance music genres.

Europe – From 1997–2003, this music style was mostly progressive and uplifting trance with mostly female vocals. It was dominated by German-based productions, and spread all over Europe because of Viva, Onyx.tv and MTV2 Pop satellite music channels. TMF Belgium/Holland (and JIM Belgium during the 2000s) followed by promoting their own vocal trance productions, which became more commercially successful in UK and Spain. UK also has a share on the vocal trance scene, but in a more underground level.

North America – In the early 2000s, vocal trance artists became successful in the North American market. In 2000, Canadian group Delerium and vocalist Sarah McLachlan released the vocal trance song “Silence”, which remix of Tiesto which charted worldwide.

Vocal trance remains moderately popular in the United States and compilations such as Ministry of Sound reach Gold and Platinum status. Vocal trance artists, such asNadia Ali and Ian Van Dahl, have charted albums and singles on such American charts as the Top Electronic Albums, Hot Dance Airplay and Hot Dance Singles Sales charts.



This is a list of vocal trance artists and vocalists.


  • 4 Strings
  • Above & Beyond
  • Alexander Popov
  • Alice Deejay
  • Aly & Fila
  • Armin Van Buuren
  • Astroline
  • ATB
  • Blank & Jones
  • BT
  • Cascada
  • Chicane
  • Cosmic Gate
  • Darren Tate
  • Dash Berlin
  • Dee Dee
  • Delerium
  • DHT
  • DJ Encore
  • DJ Sammy
  • DT8 Project
  • Edward Maya
  • Elucidate
  • Example
  • Ferry Corsten
  • Filo & Peri
  • Flip & Fill
  • Fragma
  • Giuseppe Ottaviani
  • Gabriel & Dresden
  • Gareth Emery
  • Ian Van Dahl
  • Infernal (Danish band)
  • Jam & Spoon
  • Jessy De Smet
  • John O’Callaghan
  • Judge Jules
  • Kaskade
  • Kate Ryan
  • Kelly Llorenna
  • Kyau & Albert
  • Lasgo
  • Lost Witness
  • Markus Schulz
  • Mayumi Morinaga
  • Milk Inc.
  • Move
  • OceanLab
  • Paul Van Dyk
  • Paul Vinitsky
  • Roger Shah
  • Sylver
  • The Space Brothers
  • Tiësto
  • Tritonal
  • (We Are) Nexus


  • Alexandra Prince
  • Andain
  • Andrea Britton
  • Anita Kelsey
  • Annemie Coenen
  • Aruna
  • Audrey Gallagher
  • Basshunter
  • Betsie Larkin
  • Cara Dillon
  • Carmen Rainier
  • Cathy Burton
  • Christian Burns
  • Christina Novelli
  • Dhany
  • Elles de Graaf
  • Ellie Lawson
  • Emma Hewitt
  • Evi Goffin
  • Fisher
  • Gaia
  • Jan Johnston
  • Jes Brieden
  • Jonathan Mendelsohn
  • Judith Pronk
  • Justine Suissa
  • Kirsty Hawkshaw
  • Kristy Thirsk
  • Linda Mertens
  • Lissie
  • Lucy Saunders
  • Medina
  • Nadia Ali
  • Natalie Horler
  • Neev Kennedy
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