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The Team

Trance Life is an authentic and aspirational lifestyle brand that embraces those who love EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and everything associated with living the “Trance Life.” From lightshows like gloving and poi-ing, to EDM festivals and rave culture, the TL brand says “I Live The Trance Life.”

Trance Life is not only for those who listen to trance music. Trance Life is an ideal to strive for, to encourage fans to not live in a trance, but to live the Trance Life. Originally a concept created in 2010 at Ultra Music Festival, Trance Life was founded in 2014 by Robert Arrow, Devon Winston and Max Martin. We created the brand to encourage those who listen to EDM to strive for more than just being the life of the party. Some adults think electronic music is all about the party and drugs, but we believe there is much more to EDM than that.

As some people believe PLUR, the rave mantra, or Peace, Love, Unity & Respect is dead, Trance Life encourages fans and ravers alike to grow and learn to love more. We encourage others to always work on improving themselves and to help others see the positivity in life.

Christian Mendoza

Christian, AKA Mence, hails from Los Angeles. He began djing in 2009 in a duo known as Vsnry and began gaining momentum as a music producer. Over time, he found that trance had the highest production quality due to its amazing breakdowns. With this revelation, he and Jesse Hernandez created Synfonic and developed their own radio show, Trancefonic.

Christine Courtois

I hail from Port-au-Prince, Haiti (like Michael Brun) where the EDM scene (blended with spellbinding island drums) is rapidly growing. I fell madly in love with the sounds of ATB in the late 90’s, and have been entranced since the age of 13. I hope to inspire people through my articles to pursue their dreams with the sound of music. -In Trance We Trust-

Corey Longo

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, and now residing in Calgary, Corey has been listening to trance since he was 8. Up until 2013, it wasn't by choice, as his dad ran a radio show for a few years out of the university called "Intro to Trance." His favorite artists include: Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, and Mark Sixma.

Daniel Keeney

I grew up in Los Angeles, but I moved to San Diego in 2000. Exposed to numerous genres of music throughout my years, I was first introduced to EDM in 2007 with Happy Hardcore and artists like Anabolic Frolic and The Chemical Brothers. In 2009, the first year I saw Above & Beyond live, I instantly knew that trance was my thing.

Danielle Guillory

As soon as I went to my first rave I was hooked! Ever since then I have had a strong love for everything EDM, raves and festivals. I also love writing, which is why I love combining both of my passions by writing for dance music blogs. I love spreading good vibes, I love this euphoric music that lifts me up and I live a very PLUR lifestyle!

Desaree Soto

Desaree is originally from San Francisco, but she is currently living in Los Angeles. She has worked for The DJ List and Dancing Astronaut. A trance lover, her favorites include: Markus Schulz, Armin van Buuren, and David Gravell.

Devon Winston

Devon was born and raised in Miami. She has always had a passion for art and music, but she fell in love with raving after her first Ultrafest in 2009. Devon developed her own line of custom rave outfits in 2014. Her favorite artists include: Porter Robinson, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin, Kaskade, and Morgan Page.

Jesse Hernandez

Jesse grew up in Los Angeles and became fascinated by electro music in early 2006 with artists like Justice, MSTRKRFT, and Daft Punk. He began djing in early 2007 under the alias of DSKOTEK. Jesse always had a passion for trance music so he created a trance duo in 2014 with Christian Mendoza. Now focusing on his new trance project, Synfonic, he hopes to captivate fans all over the world and spread the love of trance music.


From the South of England, Maeve is a trance lover at heart, after coming across it as a way to stay positive. It has stuck with her and became a big part of her life. Some of her favorite artists include: Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Sebastian Ingrosso, ATB, and Yotto.


Minimus, AKA Mikee MacDonald, comes to us all the way from the nickel capital of the world, Sudbury, Ontario. His love for dance music started with his first play of Muchmusic's Dance Mix '95. Minimus currently spins both trance and house on a weekly radio show called Rhythms of Clublife. If you're looking for exposure, send him a message to be featured on his show.

Robert Arrow

Founder of Trance Life. I was first introduced to the rave community in 2010 at my first Ultra. I instantly fell in love with trance and its subgenres, finding solace in uplifting and vocal trance. I started Trance Life to share my love of trance with the world and to encourage others to always work on improving themselves. "If we stop growing, we regress."

Shay Lynn

Shay is originally from Portland, but she now resides in Vegas. She's an avid shuffler and the Anjunaqueen of the Trance Life family. Trance is in her blood and she will always remember her father listening to ATB and Chicane while she was growing up. It's been a huge part of her life since then. (Life is made of small moments like these. - A&B). "Break down the walls of narrow-mindedness and set it free. Let it breathe."

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