I've liked electronic music and synth sounds and textures for as long as I can remember—in the 80s Howard Jones, Erasure, pretty much anyone with too much mousse and a Yamaha DX7; then pre-techno and tracks like Inner City with Good Life; to some of the very first trance tracks, Treefrog’s Getting Closer and Usura’s Open Your Mind, Orbital, Oliver Lieb, Speedy J, Sven Vath etc etc...
Growing up in a city where most people listened to Rap and Hip Hop that is all i originally listened to. A friend invited me to a party and all that was playing was trance. After this I began looking up different DJs and i never turned back. All i listen to at home, work, or in the car is trance. There is no other music that i can listen to for hours on end and instantly puts me in a great mood.
I always liked dance music as a kid growing up in the early 90's, my aunts and uncles played Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, and it was a natural progression from there to the pop-dance stuff that was banging in the mid 90's onto House, and Trance, and Drum & Bass. I always loved anything with synth to be honest with you if it was tasteful. And one of the first trance DJs that I even knew was AVB a while back. Today, I listen to sports-talk radio now and almost every genre outside of 2000's indie-alternative, country and classical. Synth is the only way to go.. whether it's trance, EDM, hard dance/dutch hardcore, southern rap (although now less than ever -is there any good music in typical radio these days?), 80s-90s EDM, house or progressive. I always say when in doubt listen to trance!
i listened to tiesto, but don't really remember how i began to focus on trance music what i really remember is the 400 ASOT i was not listening so many music but in 2009 i started, there were some days i was listening about 6 hours of trance 24/7
At first I was just listening pop all day long, when that didn't give me enough new tracks I loved I started looking around for a genre that did. First ending up listening to a local Dance radio station. From that I went from dance to A State of Trance of Armin van Buuren to here. :D
must have been Timo Maas, ATB's Till I Come, Ilo's Rapture -- which had a couple of remixes last year (I guess) that comes to mind first 1998-1999, some Paul Van Dyke's Ministry CD, Paul Oakenfold's, Ferry Corsten and finally Armin's Essential mix sealed it... God!!! these are very good memories, when most music sounded great, these days there is to much to listen to lol