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Good trance/dance/techno???(26 posts)

Good trance/dance/techno???PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Nov 5, 2002 10:07 PM
I'm looking for music for my spin classes. Anyone know of any songs/bands like darude - sandstorm? Heavy beat, quick tempo, little to no lyrics.

Here's a candidateStarliner
Nov 5, 2002 10:57 PM
Steven Halpern - artist
Trance-Zendance - name of CD

Seven selections total; one is 11 minutes long, the seventh is 31 minutes long. No singing. Total ambient rhythm, kind of tribal like.
must haves....empacher6seat
Nov 5, 2002 11:46 PM
"galaxy bounce" by chemical brothers (intro is a bit longish (30 seconds or so) but after that it's possibly the best song for spinning to)
"flat beat" by Mr. Oizo
"harder better faster stronger" by chemical brothers
"its like that" by Run DMC

definately get the first two... the other two are great songs, but might not be fast enough in tempo
work it, make it, do it, makes uscollinsc
Nov 6, 2002 12:39 AM
harder, better, faster, stronger.

work it harder, make it better, do it faster, makes us stronger.

daft punk.
re: Good trance/dance/techno???Woof the dog
Nov 5, 2002 11:53 PM
Astral Projection
Paul Oakenfold - voyage into trance (has some lyrics)
Chicane (only some songs, as this is a bit ambient)
Crystal Method
ATB, ministry of sound cds
Carl Cox
DJ Scribble
DJ Quicksilver
DJ Micro
DJ Tiesto !!!!!!!!! this stuff is cool
Paul Van Dyk
Dave Ralph
Trance Control
Infected Mushroom
Timo Maas
Chris Brenn or Brann?
Solid Sessions

Most of these artists will have a number of songs that may or may not work for your purpose, but the only way to find out is to download them.

For me personally, I love the music like this, but I can't take the hard beat with no words for too long when riding, it gets weird. The best way is to throw some variation into this stuff, like Linkin Park remixes. I'd hate to listen only to hard trance. Search for "remix" and you can get lots of cool dance remixes of all kinds of regular songs. Also visit and u will find plenty of downloadable songs (singles); lots of them will be right up your alley, imho.

Good luck

Woof, the dog out of control.
Try Music forumPEDDLEFOOT
Nov 6, 2002 4:47 AM
Jorio - CyberdivaGregory Taylor
Nov 6, 2002 6:10 AM
An interesting collection of electronica/trance tracks with female operatic vocals. Pretty cool.
Try Shoutcast stationskenyee
Nov 6, 2002 6:29 AM
If you run WinAmp, try

As you listen to the songs, you'll see the band and song title come up.

Most dance/techno has lyrics. I think you really want House music...
re: Good trance/dance/techno???ColnagoFE
Nov 6, 2002 7:13 AM
Underworld, Fluke, Crystal Method, Chemical Bros, Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, John Digweed, any of the Tranceport series or Plastic series...check out the Spinning music forum. They should have lots more ideas. Think about mixing it up. People get bored of techno/electronica easily. It's perfect for Spin classes if you don't over do it.
ohh! ohh! forgot a timeless classic! :)empacher6seat
Nov 6, 2002 7:26 AM
"Bombs over Bagdad" by Outkast. There's a remix of it with Rage Against the Machine that has some cool heavy guitar over it, you might want to check that out or just get the original.
re: Good trance/dance/techno???aliensporebomb
Nov 6, 2002 7:35 AM
There's a lot of somewhat obscure stuff out there that
I like. It may be hard to find though in your area, YMMV.

First off there's "System 7" or "777" in this country.
Steve Hillage/Miquette Giraudy's techno/ambient group
with guys like Derrick May and Youth and what-not.

Lots of hard slamming grooves with hypnotic repeating
guitar lines and big synths.

Another group that's a bit darker, subtler and more
ambient is Cypher7 which is Jeff Bova and Alex Haas
(and sometimes adding Bill Laswell on bass instead
of the more commonly heard bass synths). Their comp
"nothing lasts" is cool.

Of course another group in this vein is Electric Skychurch
which had one full length CD and many of the tunes were
in the 8-10 minute range with powerful grooves, synths,
and wordless female vocalizing over the top.

An old standby would be The Orb....lots of their stuff
set a cycling conducive groove with tons of ambience on
the top. "Adventures beyond the ultraworld" is a classic.

And I also liked Banco deGaia's "Last Train to Lhasa" which
is getting on in years now but I liked the title track and
I suspect it would work great for cycling. Also the track
"Kinkajou" is downright infectious.

Some older releases of the Higher Intelligence Agency also
had some cool mid-tempo cycling-conducive grooves, check
out their first two if you can find them.
A class I used to attend regularly...Uprwstsdr
Nov 6, 2002 7:40 AM
would lead out with Groove Armada's "Chicago" off of the album Vertigo. It was a great way to begin a class.
Also, check out Kruder & Dorfmeister, and Roni Size & Reprazement. There may be some good stuff there.
I also find that a lot of Eighties Techno-pop is good for classes. Fun, light music with a good beat, I give it a 9.
Looking for electronic music?alchemy43
Nov 6, 2002 8:23 AM
I am new to the forum, new to road biking as well(long time mtbiker) I figured I would make my first post on something that I know about. ;)

Here are some places online that you can listen to music, and buy CDs. These sites have all the electronic music you could dream of.

Also, you can download mixes from and burn them to CD.

my suggestions for techno...(little to no vocals)

Mistress Barbara (relentless beats vol I&II)
Carl Cox
Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman (dex,efx and 909)
Joey Beltram
Frankie Bones
Kraftwerk (Tour De France) :)
Jeff Mills
Juan Atkins
Smith & Selway

Other electronic artists:

Nigel Richards (house, tech house)
John Howard (San Francisco sessions II, house)
Christopher Lawrence (trance)
DJ Choci (trance)
Sandra Collins (trance)
Mauro Picotto (trance)
Taucher (trance)

I don't know if you like jungle/DnB...


Anyway...those are some suggestions. House music will have the most vocals, techno the least, trance in between. Hope this helps. :)
stop you're making an old guy sick.desmo
Nov 6, 2002 7:50 AM
you all probably like flavored martini's to go with that techno crap too, right? play some Coltrane and keep the apples away from the gin.
vodka and red bull maybeColnagoFE
Nov 6, 2002 7:58 AM
but the hangover is so nasty. i'll take a tanqueray 10 and a twist up anytime though (can't stand olives). hey i like coltrane just fine, but for spinning he doesn't do much. you gotta have that big beat. what i listen to or play for spin class is not neccesarily what i listen to at home or in the car.
I've got a buddy who orders SoCo and BullAlex-in-Evanston
Nov 6, 2002 8:21 AM
Southern Comfort and Red Bull. It's such an embarrassment I try not to go out with him anymore.

Kevlar Heroingybeho
Nov 6, 2002 8:35 AM
Pour 1 can Red Bull into chilled pint glass. Drop 1 shot glass of Jagermeister into pint of Red Bull. Repeat 5 more times. Hang on.....
I collect livesets from European raves and clubs....Bruno S
Nov 6, 2002 8:27 AM
usually about 2 hours long (180mb in mp3 format), are the ideal music for the trainer or spinning classes. They are posted at newsgroups about a week after they were recorded. I haven't bough a CD in years and I have music that will take months to get to the US. Actually most of it never makes it.

Right now the best sets are from: DJ Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold and Paul Van Dyk. Also look for Marco V, Talla, Timo Maas, Sasha, Dj Jean, Astrid, and Armin.

I've never liked produced trance/techno CDs because the DJ usually has to include certain tracks from the label that is producing the CD. The result is a few good tracks mixed with filler tracks. During live sets DJs play their best music to please the crowd.

If you are interested I can post the name of the newsgroup where you can find these mp3s. I am at work and don’t remember the exact name.
Bruno S...alchemy43
Nov 6, 2002 8:43 AM
You have a set from a DJ named Astrid? Where is it from? As I have a friend whose DJ name is Astrid and am curious if it is the same individual. Is it a house or 2-step set?
Bruno S...Bruno S
Nov 6, 2002 9:35 AM
DJ Astrid is from Holland. I have a couple of sets from her that I like. I also have a photo and she is hot!
Nov 6, 2002 8:58 AM
If you could post the name of the newsgroup that'd be perfect!

Nov 6, 2002 9:10 AM
Try anything from the Descendants... might run some out of the class from the noise, but definitely fun to listen to on the trainer!!!

Coffee Mug :-)js5280
Nov 6, 2002 11:11 AM
Okay it's okay 34 seconds but hey, it's a fun song and appropriate for the morning. Mug, mug, mug, mug.

Lots of excellent recommendations above, who knew cyclists had such good taste in music.
I collect livesets from European raves and clubs....Tony2010
Nov 14, 2002 8:02 AM
Message fro Bruno S. Please let me know the address to the news group for live sets, I love them too, I just cant find any on the net, please let me know at:
Nov 6, 2002 1:51 PM
Nov 7, 2002 8:58 AM

Doesn't get much better than this...