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Twenty Three & Jesper Olesen - Once A Stranger (Video Edit) Progressive Music 2013

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Excellent Progressive Trance made by Twenty Three & Jesper Olesen! - Twenty Three's FB page - Jesper Olesen's FB page Progressive house is a style (subgenre) of house music. House music is often referred to as a type of electronic dance music. The progressive house style emerged in the early 1990s. It developed initially in the United Kingdom as a natural progression of American and European house music of the late 1980s. In electronic dance music (EDM)[1] the term progressive is often used to denote a stylistic sub-genre within a specific genre of dance music.[citation needed] According to the DJ and producer Carl Craig, the term "progressive" was used in Detroit in the early 80s in reference to Italo Disco.[2] The music was dubbed "progressive" because it drew upon the influence of Giorgio Moroder's Eurodisco rather than the Disco inspired by the symphonic sound of Philadelphia soul.[3] In Detroit, prior to the emergence of Techno, artists like Alexander Robotnik, Klein and MBO, and Capricorn filled a vacancy left after disco's demise in America.[4][5] In the late 1980s UK music journalist Simon Reynolds introduced the term "progressive dance" to describe album oriented acts such as 808 State, The Orb, Bomb the Bass, and The Shamen.[citation needed] Between 1990 to 1992, the term progressive referred to the short-form buzz word for the house music sub-genre progressive house.[6] Another stylistic buzz-word, being progressive trance, emerged in the mid-1990s.[citation needed] The faulty term appeared on the May 18th 1996 event flyer for Flashpoint, a Universe Tribal Gathering progressive house event.[citation needed] The term Progressive Trance is a misnomer labeling of the trance house style, a synonym of progressive house.[citation needed] The trance house style was nicknamed trouse. The roots of progressive house can be traced back to the early 1990s rave and club scenes in the UK, Europe, and Northern America. A combination of US house, UK house, Italian house, German house, and techno largely influenced one another during this era. [6] The term was used mainly as a marketing label to differentiate new rave house from traditional American house. [6] The buzz word emerged out of the rave scene around 1990 to 1992, describing a new sound of house that broke away from its American roots.[6] The label progressive house was often used interchangeably with trance in the early years. [6] Earliest tracks were purely instrumental and featured dub-influenced basslines of house mixed with high-energy Roland TB-303 riffs, at various points, and superimposed over the regular 4-to-4 beat rhythm.[citation needed] Popularized in Great Britain, progressive house met considerable success in nightclubs in France and Germany starting 1993. Upon becoming widespread in Western Europe, sound contrasted analogue instrumental melody (mostly violin or piano) with regularized basslines, with effort from such producers as Robert Miles and Nylon Moon. Miles has even defined the result as "dream dance" (often dubbed "dream house" or "dream trance" today), which is considered to be the first of the subgenres of progressive house to reach mainstream popularity.[citation needed] By 1994, it gained attention from worldwide DJs, and also fused with other prominent dance genres, notably breakbeat, drum'n'bass and techno.[citation needed] 1993--1995 is considered to be the first peak of progressive house.[by whom?] Many electronica compositions produced around that time featured some progressive house sounds.[citation needed] Examples of this can be found in Luna Park's Space Melody (1998) and AnnaGrace's Castles In The Sky (2001). A second peak occurred in 1999-2001 evident when DJs Sasha and John Digweed rose to the top of the DJ polls. By 2002 the progressive house style was generally re-branded as Trance evident when Tiesto rose ...