21 definitions by Col

A form of electronic music that has spiralled out from other forms such as techno and house. Essentially, trance combines a powerful "4-to-the-floor" (or occasionally breakbeat) drumtrack with a strong melodic hookline.

Trance is indisputably one of the most emotional genres that actually exists, because it is all self-interpretation. There are no instrumental or musical limits to trance, and rather than listening to some random guy screaming about his life, associating with a trance progression or hookline is much more deep, and much more personal.

Like other genres, trance has many subgenres, some of which have become very commercialised to the extent where the musical merit of some tracks must be questioned (eg. Flip'n'Fill, Scooter etc.)

At the higher end of the more uplifting, melodic (and relatively popular) styles of trance are DJs such as Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, and Ferry Corsten. These DJs in particular can make beautifully structured mixes their own music, and the music of others, building it into a euphoric collage which spans multiple energy levels, in order to provide the listener with peak/trough feelings, and carry them through numerous emotions and mental states.

The creation and spread of trance music is mainly down to machinery such as the Roland JP-8000 (providing the prominently manipulated supersaw wave), and experimental DJs such as Sasha & John Digweed.
I want to listen to a melodic, energetic form of music that emotionally affects my state of mind. Therefore, I will listen to trance.
by Col April 20, 2004
(adj.) Possibly the worst word you can have your name associated with.

It is hard to define the word, but it is basically used to describe someone so disgraceful that they are seen as the lowest form of life. "Worthlessness", "waste of skin", "dirt". "Nothing". Far worse than most other insults, where the victim is often just referred to as genetalia.

The fact that "scum" is a non-swear, and seen as perfectly acceptable English, makes it even more demeaning and offensive. If you are condemned as a "cunt" or a "fucktard", then you are simply being attacked with cliché profanity, used spontaneously and with no particular venom or thought. "Scum", however, is usually only used in exclusive conditions where it is the only word for the job, and makes the victim feel like the lowest of the low.
You are scum.
Absolute scum.
by Col March 26, 2005
The world's #1 DJ (at the time of writing). Although not my personal favourite DJ, this is probably a fair description.

Technically, Tiesto definitely is one of the best DJs in the world. His mixing is flawless, interesting, and unique. He plays tracks of various electronic genres, usually trance, but most importantly he plays to the crowd, and his sets seem to vary from country to country. Basically, if you want to hear it, Tiesto usually plays it.

His productions are variable. In the early years of trance, Tiesto produced with many other artists, in high-quality projects such as Kamaya Painters, Major League, and Gouryella. Nowadays, Tiesto just produces tracks that fit well into his mixing style, such as most of the stuff on 'Just Be', his most recent album.

Tiesto is an amazing remixer, with prime examples being his remixes of 'Paul Oakenfold - Southern Sun' and 'Delerium - Silence', which have both become absolute classics of the genre. He seems to be open-minded, and experiments with remixes, which is an attitude particularly obvious in his 'Radiohead - Street Spirit' and 'Dave Matthews Band - The Space Between' remixes.

As is expected of someone so high up in his field, many people insist on putting Tiesto down; and their motive is usually jealousy. Tiesto's mixes and productions are not for everyone, but it is easy to see why he is respected.
Tiesto is a superclub DJ.
'Suburban Train', 'Traffic' and 'Flight 643' are all produced by Tiesto.
by Col May 27, 2004
A depressing hole south of the river. Where the only grass is the dried kind.Don't make eye contact with anyone unless you want to be shot.Londons' ghetto.
Wow! I got out of Brixton alive!
by col January 25, 2005
An adjective used to describe something that is impressive, enjoyable, or just basically good.

While originally used to describe fast, pounding music, it can now be used to describe anything.
That film was bangin'!

This song is bangin', I love the drumbeat!
by Col April 23, 2004
a big suv type car driven around chelsea by snooty rich bitches.Think range rovers going around a london street.
look at her in her chelsea tractor.
by col January 22, 2005
cocaine, white powder
feel like shit too much of the columbian marching poeder last night
by col January 22, 2005

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