A genre of trance music (not really limited to trance but, this is probably the most known genre) with (very) long build-up sequences (stereo)typically consisting of a synthsound that starts out real quiet (and often as the only audible sound, at first) with high cut-off and then builds up by increasing volume, decreasing cut-off and sometimes also increasing pitch. Another very typical element in an uplifting trance build-up sequence is an aggressive snare fill (sometimes also a similar bassdrum fill).
A couple of well-known artists making uplifting trance (track name examples in brackets)
- Armin (Communication)
- Gouryella (Gouryella, Walhalla, Tenshi)
- Svenson and Gielen (Beauty of Silence)
- Lost Witness (Happiness happening)
- Skynet UK (Open the Floodgates)
(see Break's wu on kiksutrance for more examples.)
At rave parties this is often the point where the VJs (videojockey, if present) and LJs (lightjockey, a necessity) go crazy and the arena is flooded with scanners, strobes and smoke. Also, for those rolling on E or speed this is typically the point where the drugs peak and people dance like crazy (because they feel like young Gods on an egotrip).