New Trance Music’s Top 10 Trance Tracks of 2011

by Ian on 01/12/2011

in Top Tracks


Here at NTM we are religious followers of Armin, ASOT and ASOT’s annual top 20. But in the past 2 years, I’ve strongly disliked the top 20 ASOT tracks selected. I feel that people are choosing Armin’s productions just because it’s an Armin track. I mean really, Tuvan topped the list in 2009….seriously? And 6 songs from Mirage made it into the 2010 list? They should have just renamed the Top 20 of 2010 into “Mirage Circlejerk”.
So we had a discussion amongst ourselves here at NTM and named our own Top 10 Trance Tracks of 2011 list. You’ll definitely see our favouritism for different styles here (vocal trance, tech trance and anthem trance). So here it is!
Take a listen to our our very first in house mix

  1. Andain – Promises
  2. ATB & Dash Berlin – Apollo Road
  3. Arty & Mat Zo – Rebound
  4. Above & Beyond ft. Richard Bedford – Sun and Moon
  5. Gaia – Status Excessu D
  6. ECO – Under Paper Skies
  7. Ferry Corsten vs. Armin van Buuren – Brute
  8. Above & Beyond ft. Zoe Johnston- You Got To Go
  9. Armin van Buuren feat. Laura V – Drowning (Avicii Remix)
  10. Shogun – Skyfire

What do you think? Did we miss a killer track that just HAS to be on the list? Are we just a bunch of idiots who don’t know what we’re talking about? Tell us why!


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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael December 1, 2011 at 3:30 PM

It’s a brilliant list, and WAY too hard to figure out who is most deserving to be number 1. So I’m glad you guys did it for me.

Personally, I would’ve expected Shogun’s “Skyfire” to be higher up the list. But overall, not a bad year of trance!!!


Ian December 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Appreciate the feedback :) The list was created from a consensus amongst the NTM crew.
Highly agree it’s just so difficult to name the top spot. Lot’s of good tracks this year and we may even have jumped the gun, as there’s some banging stuff coming out lately.


Matt December 4, 2011 at 5:53 AM

Surprised Alesso’s pressure mix didn’t make it here, or vengeance vengeance. But the list itself is excellent. I agree there have been so many major tracks this year it is hard to narrow it to such a small list


Michael December 8, 2011 at 9:27 AM

I’m not sure that Alesso’s pressure mix is “trancy” enough to be on there. It falls more under the category of house music – hence it’s appearance in MOS 2012 Annual.

But the Pressure/Promises mash-up by Armin van Buuren could very well be on that list. And speaking of Promises, how is that not on the list?

It makes me a sad panda :(


Nguyen December 8, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Promises is actually our #1 track of the year lol. The pressure/promises mash was amazing to hear live! one of our favs for sure.


Anonymous December 8, 2011 at 8:34 AM

Fight The Fire must be the tune of the year 2011


Ian December 9, 2011 at 6:34 AM

Filesonic link breaks for me.


Nguyen December 9, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Thanks, looking in to it.


Ricardo Huitrón December 9, 2011 at 6:53 PM

I think Tiësto’s Maximal Crazy deserved a place in the list. Still, very good stuff.


Ian December 13, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Killer track definitely! Loved it the first time I heard it.


Samuel December 15, 2011 at 2:39 AM

i really love it.

don’t you have more of this set ?


Nguyen December 15, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Thanks Samuel, really appreciate it!

As for more, I won’t be making tracks 11-20. But will be making some other mixes, so stay tuned!


Danjo lynx December 23, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Best list evere im realy love it. Hope. To see tiesto in the NeXT tracs .only the best


Paul Summers December 30, 2011 at 7:58 PM

I have just stumbled across your website and I am very impressed. Being on the wrong side of 40 and a relatively new convert to trance since seeing A&B in Tokyo this October, your Trance for Dummies approach is both educational and kind. The 2011 Top 10 list is also spot on although I agree with the ubiquity of Armin….


Ian January 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Glad you enjoyed it!


Anonymous January 3, 2012 at 9:22 AM

I do agree that “Promises” z No.1 but most of these top 10 are within 2011 top 20 voted by ASOT listeners,so ur not away of Armin’s style..BTW,,where is “You belong to me-Babina” in the list!!!


Ian January 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM

This is true – 8 of the songs in our top 10 are in ASOT’s top 20 this year. My gripe was more to do with people voting tracks that were produced by Armin, simply because it’s Armin.


Rohit Kashyap June 1, 2012 at 4:09 AM

Awesome List Loving It, this my first visit on this site going to bookmark it And BTW you Guys have a wicked LOGO :D


Forz June 1, 2012 at 11:48 AM

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