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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Trance Energy 2002 - Volume 2

The year is 2002, and Trance Energy is becoming the biggest Trance event in the Netherlands, heck, even in the world. It became the place to go to, to celebrate excellent music, with the finest Trance DJs from all over the world. And in 2002 it was already their 8th and 9th event. And let me just name a few of the artists that played during these two events: Astrid, Bas & Ram, Blank & Jones, Dumonde, Johan Gielen, JOOP, Talla 2XLC, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Cosmic Gate, Jean, Rank 1, Bart Claessen, Jurgen, Mark van Dale, Pronti & Kalmani, Francois, Kai Tracid, Yves Deruyter, and more. Not to gloat or anything, but f*** me sideways, those are some big names!

Trance became so massive, it swept a whole nation, and we started dancing until the early hours of the next day. Hardcore was my thing during the 90s, but Trance filled a huge gap. And I'm glad that it did. Trance is more than just music: it embraces the name of the style. It takes you into this other state of mind. And Trance Energy was the right event at the right time.

Obviously later during its course it ran dry, and it disappeared, but during the late 90s and early 00s it was beyond belief. It was the biggest event, and the event you need to have gone to. And with each event they had to release an album. And guess what I spent my hard earned cash on during those years? Correct, those CDs. I lost interest at a later stage, but those early Trance Energy CDs still hold memories, fond memories.

They bring a smile and a tear on my face, and make me happy, even in 2021. The music compared to the present day is so much different, and simply cannot be remade. So distinctive for the early 2000s. So cool. Proper anthems they were, and still are!

So what could you find on the second volume of the 2002 Trance Energy CD? Well, these:

  1. Trance Energy Intro - Lift Off

  2. Score Age - Cosmo Fragrance

  3. Mark Norman - Faith

  4. Benicio - Don't Explain

  5. DJ Astrid - Starfever

  6. Exposure - Magic Impulse

  7. Matanka - Lost In A Dream (Push Remix)

  8. Rapid Eye - Circa Forever (Iberia's Main Room Mix)

  9. Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar (Marco V Remix)

  10. Fragma - Time And Time Again (Megara vs DJ Lee Remix)

  11. Trance Allstars - Go (Talla 2XLC Remix)

  12. Visionair - Ease The Pressure

  13. Eon - Talk To Me

  14. Hi-Gate - Saxuality (DuMonde Remix)

  15. Walt vs Zero-Gi - Contact

  16. Don Diablo - Acceleration

  17. Svenson & Gielen - Answer The Question (Johan Gielen Remix)

  18. Jurgen Vries - The Theme (DuMonde Remix)

  19. Mallorca DJs - The Fight

  20. DJ Frost - Poison

  21. JamX & De Leon meets Tom Wax - Louder (Hennes & Cold Remix)

  22. Trance Energy Outro - Landing Sequence

I cannot describe how happy this tracklist makes me. And to hear these songs again. It's been a while, but it's like reuniting with an old friend: everything just makes sense, and makes you feel whole again. Don't ever have a debate with me in regards to what Trance is, because I would point out the early Millennium years. It's a fact. These were the tunes that took the world by storm, and still held its value in 2021. And our future generations will look back at the music from 2002 and will dance until the early break of dawn.

The thing that I really liked were the intro and the outros. Especially the intro. This one was space focussed, and the build up gave you enough energy to get going. But once Score Age starts, you know you will be in Heaven, enjoying a continuous mix of beautiful and peaceful music. Sometimes the Trance enters Hard Trance territory, but that's not a bad thing. It's all Trance at the end of the day, right?

There are so many big anthems, like 'Answer The Question', 'The Theme', 'Go', 'Starfever', 'Cafe Del Mar', and more. The two biggest anthems have to be these two, and for good reason: 'Talk To Me' and 'Magic Impulse'. Made by Ferry Corsten, and PUSH. So you know the tunes will be banging.

A very fantastic CD. Many memories linked to it. And to me the finest Trance Energy CD out there. Prove me wrong, yeah?

Thankfully someone posted this on Soundcloud, so you can now enjoy it too (if you didn't purchase the CD back in the day!).

Artists: Various Artists

Genre/Style: Trance, Progressive Trance

CD Info: Trance Energy 2002 - Volume 2

Length CD: 01:16:02

Tracks: 22 (twenty-two)

Label: ID&T

Product Number: 7005702

More Information: ID&T - Official Website

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