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Vincent de Moor: Tracing the Journey of a Dutch Trance Luminary
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Vincent de Moor: Tracing the Journey of a Dutch Trance Luminary

Home Uncategorized Vincent de Moor: Tracing the Journey of a Dutch Trance Luminary

To those who aren’t familiar, Vincent de Moor is a former Dutch trance artist who has left an indelible mark on the electronic music landscape. He is most notable for his collaborations with renowned record producer Ferry Corsten under the working title “Veracocha” and for his 2001 single, “Fly Away.” Vincent de Moor’s career is a testament to his prowess as a producer, spanning multiple aliases and eras of trance music. In this article, we will explore the various phases of his musical journey, highlighting some of his most significant tracks along the way.

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Early Career

Vincent de Moor embarked on his musical journey in the early ’90s, initially recording under the alias “Fix To Fax.” Some of his early tracks under this pseudonym include “Enjoy Yourself,” “Do U Feel It,” “Pick It Up,” and “Take Control.” As his career gained momentum, he explored other aliases, such as “Gmoork” for “Het Vliegende Kunstgebit,” “Outline” for “Chinese Juice” and “Exotic Mind,” and “Sidewalk” for “Voice In The Dark,” “Frame Of Pleasure,” and “Brazilia Carnavelas.”

However, it was his breakthrough track, released under his own name, that garnered significant attention. “Flowtation,” first introduced in 1996, left an indelible mark on the trance scene. This mesmerizing track reached #54 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1997, solidifying his position as a rising talent in the electronic music realm. Various versions of “Flowtation” emerged over the years, including a 2002 remix featuring vocals.

In 1998, Vincent de Moor collaborated with Ernst Bijlsma for “Don’t Hurt Me” (as Cache) and released the track “Orion City,” which was also the title track of his debut album. He continued to produce tracks using his “VdM” moniker, creating memorable tunes like “Darwin’s Voyage,” “Magnetic,” and “Domino Runner.”

Later Career

Vincent de Moor’s career continued to soar in the later stages, particularly through his collaboration with Ferry Corsten in the project known as “Veracocha.” Their track “Carte Blanche” became a massive hit, reaching #22 in the UK chart and becoming a trance anthem.

In the year 2000, De Moor released his second album, “Moor,” featuring tracks like “Shamu,” “Between 2 Fires,” and “Eternity (Forever).” The latter became one of his most successful singles, climbing to #30 in the UK in 2001. Notably, “Fly Away,” which was also released in 2000, achieved considerable success and was sometimes attributed to the pseudonym “Emerald.”

As the years went by, Vincent de Moor continued to contribute to the trance scene with tracks like “Crystal Clouds” and “Nexus Asia” in 2003, followed by releases under aliases such as “Raster” (“Desdemonia”) and “Flashbang” (“Grooveslide” and “Energy Reflect”) in 2004. His remixes, including those for tracks like Tenth Planet’s “Ghosts,” De Bos’s “On The Run,” Armin van Buuren’s “Communication,” and Ayumi Hamasaki’s “Fly High,” further solidified his reputation as a trance maestro.

In 2007, De Moor revisited some of his classic tracks with reworks of “Flowtation” and “No Hesitation.” His 2001 hit single, “Fly Away,” received new life through remixes by Sean Tyas and Cosmic Gate in the same year. He continued to evolve his sound, reworking “Sunflower” in 2008.

Personal Life

Vincent de Moor is a private individual, and little is known about his personal life and career outside of his music. Despite his low profile, his music continues to resonate with fans around the world. In a statement provided by record label Cloud 9 Dance in July 2014, it was revealed that Vincent de Moor is no longer active in the music industry but appreciates the enduring love and support of his music by fans.

In conclusion, Vincent de Moor’s musical journey is a testament to his enduring influence on the trance genre. From his early days as “Fix To Fax” to his collaborations with Ferry Corsten and his solo work, his contributions to electronic music have left an indelible mark on the hearts of countless fans, ensuring that his music will continue to inspire and uplift for years to come.



Image Credit: Vincent de Moor

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