Euphoria is a series of dance music compilations that debuted on the Telstar Records label in early 1998. During the first year, Euphoria focused primarily on Trance music until mid-2000 when Euphoria release the first Chill-out album in the series and the first Hard House album in late 2000. Euphoria was later spun off into a number of associated club nights around the UK, Ibiza and Cyprus. Over the course of three years in excess of 500 tour dates were chalked up with tour DJ's such as Adam White, Robert Van Ryn, Simon Webdale and Darren James. The compilations included box sets usually priced at around £20.00. The Euphoria albums were of high quality and still are highly collectible and the earlier versions are somewhat rare.
Frequent DJ's and/or producers who have mixed albums include Dave Pearce, Matt Darey, Lisa Lashes, John '00' Fleming, Adam White, The Tidy Boys, Jay Burnett, Red Jerry and Andy Whitby.
When Telstar Records folded in 2004, the brand went to Ministry of Sound recordings.
Since the debut release, the Euphoria brand has showcased other genres in Dance music including Hard House, Hard Dance, Progressive and Psy-Trance as well as releasing some (thus far) "one offs" that cover Old Skool, Funky House, Hardcore and the ever popular "Mash Up".
Although focusing mostly on "Best of" compilations in recent years under various guises, the Euphoria brand went "back to its roots" in mid-2008 with its first release of new (all encompassing) Trance music in 3 years as opposed to the sub-genre releases. Summer Euphoria was also the first Digital Only release under the Euphoria brand.
With no new releases for nearly 18 months, Ministry of Sound released Euphoria 2011 in September of that year. This was a new direction for the Euphoria brand in that the album contained the latest dance music including the recent fusion of dance beats with R&B.