In Trance 95 / Desire To Desire

In Trance 95 (also abbreviated to IT95) is a Greek electronic music band from Athens.

In Trance 95 was formed by Alex Machairas and Nik Veliotis in May 1988 when they were just 18 years old. From its inception, the duo shaped their sound using portable analogue synthesizers and drum machines, becoming one of the first artists in the minimal synth / cold wave / electro-pop vein to come out of Greece in the 80s. They released two singles, one 12”, and one album as well as appearing on several compilations at the time. After a period during which Nik Veliotis left to undertake other projects Alex Machairas continued with new member George Geranios in various guises including a subtle change of name to Itenef. A full reformation took place when they were invited by ex Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder to open Recoil’s Athens gig in April 2010.

Their debut 7 inch, the double A Sided “Desire To Desire / Brazilia” was released in December 1988. The video-clip they did for “Desire To Desire”, edited & directed by Roger Crook, helped them gain cult status the following years long after their split.

Artist / In Trance 95
Track / Desire To Desire
Album / Desire To Desire / Brazilia
Label / Wipe Out! Records
Format / 7", Single
Released / 1988
Genre / Synth Pop
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In Trance 95
Origin / Greece
Genre / Synth Pop
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