Known for its upfront melodies, accelerated tempos, and lustrous sound palette, trance music has been a mainstay of big rooms and giant festivals since the rave's heyday. Trance can be at once deeply emotional, euphoric, energetic, and epic, reflecting the communal journey taken by those on the dancefloor. Trance producers tell stories with the tracks they create, allowing the DJs to weave these strands into more expansive narratives. Sky Baby Productions will be spotlighting this style of music once a month at Tilt with Uplift, starting this Friday. Seattle's DJ In3gue, Buffalo's Skoobie, as well as locals Transcend, Jeff Sullivan, and Flex will transport dancers to another, better place.
Uplift takes place Friday, September 20, 10 p.m. at Tilt, 444 Central Ave. $5 for 21+, $10 18+. facebook.com/Tiltnightclub.