This is a form of electronic dance music (EDM) characterized by hypnotic rhythms and sounds, with the aim of helping you reach a heightened consciousness. It originated during the early 1990s in Germany. Trance music incorporates influences from other musical styles such as techno house, pop, chill-out, classical music, tech house, ambient, New Beat and film music. It is broken into a number of subgenres including acid trance, classic trance, hard trance, progressive trance and uplifting trance. Some prominent names of this genre are ATB, Armin Van Buuren, Emma Hewitt, Tiësto, Markus Schultz, Paul Van Dyk.