Cory Goldsmith (US)
On the rare occasion that you see the words “trance” and “techno” in the same sentence, the name Cory Goldsmith ought to accompany them. Fans of either genre have historically been at odds, but he’s never been one to let the status quo limit the dimension of his concepts. More informed electronic music enthusiasts will remember that trance originally evolved out of more melodic styles of European techno in the mid ‘90s. Few contemporary artists still explore the grey area in between -- but still he’s managed to turn out techno singles on labels such as Reload Records, Made In Brussels, and IAMT that appeal to the selective sensibilities of either genre’s listeners. As he performs live in North America and Europe, his unique synthesis continues to garner more attention on a global scale.