Definition of Goa trance in English:

Goa trance


  • (Also with capital initials) a variety of electronic dance music originating in Goa as a subgenre of trance and closely associated with western travellers there during the 1990s, typically employing energetic, relatively simple rhythms together with more complex, layered melodies, and influenced by psychedelic and Indian music.


1990s; earliest use found in The Independent.