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QuestiaNexus Asia

Genre:Electronic
Style:Trance
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Nexus Asia (Vincent de Moor Original)7:06
Nexus Asia (Subsphere Remix)7:12

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    Cover of Nexus Asia, 2003-06-23, VinylNexus Asia
    12", 45 RPM
    A State Of Trance – ASOT001Netherlands2003Netherlands2003
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Nexus Asia, 2003-06-23, VinylNexus Asia
    12", Test Pressing
    A State Of Trance – ASOT 001, Armada (4) – ASOT 001Netherlands2003Netherlands2003
    New Submission
    Cover of Nexus Asia, 2003-06-09, FileNexus Asia
    2×File, MP3, 320 kbps
    A State Of Trance – ASOT001Netherlands2003Netherlands2003
    Cover of Nexus Asia (Jak Aggas Remix), 2020-01-10, FileNexus Asia (Jak Aggas Remix)
    File, MP3, 320 kbps
    Who's Afraid Of 138?! – WAO138270Netherlands2020Netherlands2020
    New Submission
    Cover of Nexus Asia (Jak Aggas Remix), 2020-01-10, FileNexus Asia (Jak Aggas Remix)
    File, WAV
    Who's Afraid Of 138?! – WAO138270Netherlands2020Netherlands2020
    New Submission

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    • ARNiM95's avatar
      ARNiM95
      The year was 2003. Vincent de Moor has stapled himself as one of the leading names in the Trance scene by that point. With anthems such as Flowtation, Shamu, and Fly Away to name a few, one can expect a high quality release coming from the man himself.

      And yes, he delivers! "Nexus Asia" is such a landmark release. It was the first track Armin signed for the A State Of Trance Label.

      A State of Trance started as Armin van Buuren's weekly radioshow that still goes on today as this review is written in March 2023, reaching more than 1000 episodes. It has since branched into one of the leading brands of Armada Music, spawning live events around the world & yearly compilation albums to name a few, and of course, a record label.

      Armin created the A State Of Trance label as a catalog of music that captures the kind of sound that he plays in his radio show. Earlier releases such as this really lives up to its label name, a track that captures the essence of being in A State of Trance, no vocals, just a very well crafted sounds that takes the listener into a different world!

      The highlight of this release is the A-side from Vincent de Moor himself. The track doesn’t really have a leading hook that is instantly recognizable, unlike VdM's previous releases like Fly Away, for example. But the track builds up steadily with a very smooth transition into an oriental sounding pads and melodies (hence the name "Nexus Asia"), before smoothly transitioning again into a full blown Trance build up with some kind of riser synth, and keeps on repeating even during the "drop" itself, when the kickdrum comes back after the breakdown. The track then ends into a step-by-step decomposition, slowly taking off the parts in reverse on how the track builds up.

      The Subsphere Remix in the B-Side is handled by Leon Bolier & his brother Bart Bolier, and it is a decent remix at best, leaning towards to a slower, progressive side. Unfortunately, the transitions into the oriental samples isn't as smooth as how VdM did it, though I kind of like the way they added some saw synth on top of the track, with samples of the original track playing in the background.

      Still, overall a very solid release, especially for the A-side. Vincent de Moor kickstarted the label with something that would be remembered for many many years to come.

      5/5

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