Few have made as much of a mark on the electronic music scene as BT. From being called the “pioneer of trance” to holding a world record for the most vocal samples in a song to chopping vocals into 2048th notes by hand to writing his own software to creating a song using computer code, this man has done it all. Or has he? Well, he’s never written an album focused almost exclusively on dance music…until now, that is.
“Big room” dance music is starting to develop a bad name for itself nowadays. Ignoring the merits it has in getting people in a club up and off their feet, it’s true, many songs in the Beatport Top 100 do have very similar sound, as Daleri’s “Epic Mashleg” so sarcastically reminded us. Closely related to big room music, at least in the eyes of “hardcore” trance fans, is that of the trance subgenre known as “trouse.” As that spoonerism likely has already told you, trouse is essentially a mixture of house music and trance, and is considered the work of Satan by those who are more inclined to listen to fast-paced, uplifting trance, possibly as a result of several big trance artists “selling out” to produce house, such as Sander van Doorn, Tiësto, W&W, and more. However, within this subgenre that is trapped between two worlds – trance and house – some truly incredible art is being made.