Goa Trance Origins
There is place in India. The region that I am talking about is called Goa. Yep, you guessed it, this is where Goa Trance came from. Now before we continue, take a look at this one minute long video.
Yes, hippies, parties and drugs. You see, in the 60's, 70's hippies of that day found the peaceful seashores of Goa and many of them went there. So basicly, Goa is a sort of "hippie capital of the world". Combining industrial music with EBM, they created something unique in there, something that would inspire modern Psy trance, something that would later be called Goa Trance. Goa trance never made it to the world wide mainstream market, however it is known by anyone interested in electronic music.
The music itself ranges in speeds from 110 to up to 160 BPM. It combines industrial music with the spiritual side of India, creating a never seen before mix of emotions. This music is made for one main purpose, helping the listener to get in to a dancing(drug infused or sober) trance, this is done by a constant 4/4 beat.
The thing is, this music needs to be heard in it's natural habitat to really understand it. Dancing the whole night...A whole night of drums pulsing through your body, never giving it a rest... I urge everyone to experience a thing like that at least once in a life time. Parties are still happening in there and the the trance spread around the globe, so I am pretty sure that you could find a party in whatever country your in.
Until then, check this out, I believe it captures the "industrial with India culture" quite well!