An emerging style of electronic trance music
developed in the early 2000s
, minimalist trance
is an amalgamation of psychedelic trance
and progressive music
, pioneered by Daniel Vernunft with his acclaimed Shiva Chandra identity. Darker and edgier than mainstream/progressive trance, and slower, less 'busy' or more progressive than psychedelic trance, the minimalist movement owes much of its heritage from ex-techno
artists. Progressive/minimalist music is often described as jovial and bouncy, appropriated at the beginning or end of a party. Currently, Denmark
hold the most renowned minimalist labels.