Psytrance, short for psychedelic trance, is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the 1990s. It is characterized by its fast tempo, repetitive beats, and complex layered melodies. Psytrance often incorporates elements from various genres such as techno, house, and ambient music. The genre is known for its hypnotic and psychedelic soundscapes, created through the use of synthesizers, samplers, and digital effects.
Psytrance events are often accompanied by elaborate visual displays and decorations that enhance the overall psychedelic experience. The music is designed to induce a trance-like state in listeners, with its driving rhythms and intricate sound design. Psytrance has a global following and is particularly popular in countries like Israel, Brazil, and Germany.