2012 Top Ten Vocal Trance

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’ll be celebrating the new year with my kids and husband.  We will be toasting to the new year with bubbly grape juice and making a goal list.

Earlier today, the family took some photos.  Our last photos of the year!  I had my 10-year-old take photos of me and then of me and her sister and then I had her sister take some of her and I.  I’m sure there’s a better to say all that…LOL.  Husband also joined the photo shoot in which we took a really nice family portrait that I’ve yet to do post production on.


kymom123120120018_600This last one I added a radial blur with Photoshop just because I wanted to have some fun with it.  It was an awesome shot because my 10-year-old captured me talking to my 5-year-old.  Btw, I look pregnant in that photo but I’m not…just wanted to say that before anyone asks. 🙂

It’s the end of the year and I have my 10 favorite vocal trance to share again.  Last year I linked YouTube videos from other people of my favorites.  This evening, I’ve got one that I put together.  I spent time yesterday and today playing with iMovie.  I got frustrated at first but then persevered and got the hang of things.  It wasn’t so bad after that.  I actually enjoyed it a bit.

I know when you think of trance music, you think clubbing.  Loud.  Thumping.  Noise.  Not so.  Well, not my kind of trance.  These are soft and most are slow.  They all just have really cool beats and angelic-like vocals.  Even the guys’ vocals are pretty cool.  I listen to trance (including non-vocals) when I’m designing .


Btw, all the photos in the video are mine.  You might have seen some of them posted here earlier in the year.

Before I end this post, I wanted to thank you (my readers) for reading my blog.  I truly appreciate it.

Have a wonderful eve, and a cheerful 2013!

My Top 10 Progressive House/Dream Trance Picks of 2011

I have a love for dreamy balearic music along the lines of progressive house and dream trance.  I’m not so much into the hardcore techno stuff, unless I’m at a night club…which I haven’t been to for a very long time, because it’s not something I could relax to.

Dream trance is what it sounds like.  Dreamy and mind altering.  Some of my favorites are those with soothing vocals and lyrics that take me to far away worlds and all things far from reality.  It’s fun once in awhile to create a world of ones own imagination to escape to.  A lot of these songs have areas of fading in and out of slow and fast parts.  Some songs are extremely lengthy and repetitive but I think that’s what makes this kind of music unique.

I mostly listen to dream trance (and the likes) when I am working on digital scrapping, digital art, editing photos, writing, etc.  It puts me at my best.

Here are my top 10 this year.  All these videos were found on YouTube.


1.Feels Like Heaven” (Downtempo Version) by Roger Shah & Sunlounger feat. Zara Taylor.  I could listen to this song straight through + repeat.


2.Disarm Yourself” by Dash Berlin feat. Emma Hewett.  This is a very beautiful song and Emma’s voice is beyond soothing.


3.Ong Namo” (Live Intro Edit Version) by Bryan Kearney and Snatam Kaur.  Soothing and epic intro.


4.Opposing Worlds” (Original Mix Edit) by Dimension & Long Island feat. Anthya.  I love the fade in and out of this song.


5.See Me Here” (Acoustic Mix) by Orion.  Slow, relaxing, and the vocals are dreamy.


6.Beautiful Night” (Downtempo Version) by Roger Shah feat. Antonia Lucas.  Great song but I think the best part is the music starting at 4:40.


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7.Sunshine” by Ryan Farish.  This song is on his Legacy (Greatest Hits 2000-2010) album but I still listen to it quite often and sometimes on repeat.


8.White” by Smith & Pledger.  At 2:20 it slows down to a beautiful tune, and then picks up, taking that tune with it.


9.One Day” by Soundlift.  Starting at about 2:35, it slows down, and gives a whole new feel to the song then picks up again around 4:30.


10.You Left” (Alexei Zakharov Ambient Mix) by Pedro Del Mar & Blue Tente.  This version is slow with a touch of melancholy.

I hope you enjoyed them!