Nitzhonot

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Nitzhonot (Hebrew: נצחונות, "victories") is a crossover between Goa trance and uplifting trance, emerged during the mid-late 1990s in Israel.

Genre[edit]

Nitzhonot seems to blend hard pulsating basses, sometimes referred to as "laserkicks", with the Eastern melodies typical for Indian Goa Trance from 1996 and 1997. The tracks are usually in a range of 145-155 BPM.

At the height of its popularity, Nitzhonot reached mainstream success in Israel. The most notable artist from this genre is Eyal Barkan&Holymen, who released his album 'Good Morning Israel' in 1998. It became the first trance record that achieved gold status in its home country, selling more than 20,000 copies (bootleg versions accounted for 80,000). Other artists from Greece and Israel would also gain popularity that year.

Before most artists in Israel changed their direction to Full On, artists in Greece captured the flow of this music. At the beginning of a new millennium Nitzhonot, now renamed as Uplifting, would stand up again, raising in popularity. Some of the most famous Greek acts were Cyan, Darma, Cherouvim, Star Children, Space Odyssey, Dementia and many others, some of which are still producing uplifting trance and appear live in many clubs in Greece.The uplifting scene in Greece has been silent for years, as very few tracks were produced in the late 2000s, but after 2010, Nitzhonot gained fame again, especially in Israel.