There is a very small trance revival happening on the dance floors and super clubs of Europe (mostly). You can see that in the music of Nathan Micay and Perel and, to some extent, the tracks on Courtesy‘s Kulør label.
Yet as fun as this new trance revival is, we can’t help but feel as though it’s missing an important part of the equation: remote tropical beaches.
Back in the ’90s, trance and places like Koh Pha-ngan and Goa went hand-in-hand. And why not? It makes sense when you consider the almost overwhelmingly psychedelic nature of both the trance being made during that time and the kind of people lurking around those places.
Get a taste for what peak trance is like by watching the above video. It’s taken from one of the legendary Full Moon Parties held on the Thai island of Koh Pha-ngan. (The term comes from when the full moon causes the tide to recede hundreds of meters, allowing for massive sand-covered dance floors).
Let’s all hop into a time machine and go back.