"Trance music started evolving in the late 80's under three main influences: the first was the electronic new wave/industrial music, the second was the electronic techno disco of Detroit; and the third was the psychedelic music of the seventies. The first step towards what we know nowadays as Trance was done in 1988 with the introduction of the TB 303 sound into straight beat dance music, and the amazing effect it was found to perform over people dancing." - from extremis.psykotraz.com.
"Progressive is also used as a term which modifies preexisting genres and ameliorates "hard" styles. Progressive Trance is ameliorated Trance, softening the often quite hard driving sounds of pure Trance, often with real instruments or the human voice." - from Hyperreal.org.
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