Top 10 Truly Amazing Female Trance Vocalists
Do you think vocals is the most important aspect of a trance track?
Women Power Rules the Vocal Roost
Trance music is the richer because of its amazing vocalists. Lovers of the genre will be well aware that the wonderful sense of elevation that is produced during listening is in part due to excellent vocalists who are able to connect with the desires and aspirations of the listener. They are able to touch and move the inner personal self of the listener, and a stage is reached where the vocalist and listener become one in spirit, experiencing the same wonderful and indescribable feeling in unity. Lovers of Trance music will be aware, also, that an overwhelming majority of vocalists in the genre, are women. Indeed, the domination of women in the vocals department is so great that male vocalists make but a small fraction of all Trance vocalists. It may be said that the dominance of women in the vocals department of Trance is akin to the dominance of men in the production and DJing department of the genre.
The vocals department in the global Trance scene is almost entirely made up of women. It is hard to find male vocalists on the scene apart from a few who manage to hold to their positions despite the heavy competition.
10. Audrey Gallagher
Audrey is quite capable of delivering emotional heaven, although she definitely must do so more often. Her track 'Walk Away' with tyDi had thousands of clubbers worldwide raising their hands to an unbelievable breakdown in 2009. Incidentally, this was also tyDi's first super hit. The Trance world looks forward to more other-worldly experiences from her.
9. Sarah Howells
Listening to any of Sarah Howells' tracks gives one the distinct impression that she is a well rounded and mature-sounding vocalist who has perfected her craft. She is terribly underrated. One of the hard truths about the music scene in general is that talent does not always get pole position. Sarah Howells exemplifies this fact.
Aruna is a commercial sensation and a showstopper within the worldwide Trance scene. She is, among other things, best known for her partnership with the charismatic combine of Myon and Shane 54. Her voice is as strong as a bullet and capable of pushing one by brute force into a state of euphoria.
Male Vocalists in Trance Music
It is a well-known fact that women dominate the vocals department of the Trance scene, but there are some male vocalists who have, nevertheless, managed to make a mark. Give their songs a listen on Youtube.
1. Richard Bedford
2. Jan Burton
3. Babak Rahnama
4. Christian Burns
5. Brian Transeau (BT)
7. Melissa Loretta
Not a few people have opined that Melissa Loretta sounds like an angel. In every song that she sings, a deep personal integrity and adherence to truth come to the fore. She really puts her heart and soul, and indeed, being, into not merely singing, but also songwriting. There is deep love and concern in her voice. No one who listens to her song is a stranger. Everyone is a family member to the wonderful Melissa Loretta!
6. Tania Zygar
This young heart throb of many, hailing from Canada, has had a thorough grounding in music theory. Her voice has the texture of mist. It is something unbelievably exciting, but which can never be quantified.
5. Kate Walsh
Her dreamy vocals were the soul of 'Right Back', the track that beat all competition hands down to emerge the 'Song of the Year' as voted by the listeners of the 'A State of Trance' radio show, hosted by none other than Armin van Buuren, in 2010. The Trance world definitely has a lot more to hear of her in the near future and beyond!
4. Ana Criado
Ana Criado's voice + a little reverb = a lovely sense of flotation. She sounds best when her voice is given space and not crowded out with beats and aggressive lead synths.
The Parts that Make Up a Trance Track
This is the very beginning of a track that is usually bereft of much action apart from the beats. Some people simply don't have the patience to listen to the entire intro!
Things begin to hot up here, and the momentum starts to build up.
This is the sudden and unexpected (or expected) calm part in the song (the calm before all hell breaks loose).
This is the part where the energy level keeps increasing by the second.
This is the part where everything goes crazy!
3. Tiff Lacey
Undoubtedly the Queen, of not merely Trance, but the entire EDM scene, Tiff Lacey is still going strong, creating one classic after another. There is no producer she has not worked with. When compared to the other great vocal talents of the Trance scene, her voice almost seems not to match up, and yet, in every song of hers, after listening to only a few seconds of her singing, one gets hooked. Her voice is an irresistible drug.
2. Justine Suissa
Although not as active in the scene now as in the early to mid 2000s, her heyday, she is still remembered fondly for the many gems she produced, especially with Above and Beyond. Above and Beyond + Justine Suissa = Oceanlab. Her voice is one of the shy girl next door, reserved by nature, and very mysterious, but most certainly willing to provide great experiences and everlasting memories!
1. Stine Grove
One often wonders why such talented vocalists as Stine Grove are not known, celebrated and cherished more.
She is classically trained, and is known for her deep, sonorous and silken voice. Most of her songs are melancholic, and as a result, she is able to connect deeply with people in such situations as love, divorce, death, an so on. Her collaborations with Headstrong and Aurosonic have become legendary in the modern Trance scene.
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