What happened with...Vincent de Moor?

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Remco
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9 June 2011, at 19:07
Very little is known about Vincent de Moor. He always kept his personal life away from his career. Up until now, there has never been an interview with him.

He's most know ofcourse from his collaboration with Ferry Corsten under the name Veracocha, with the massive track Carte Blanche. Another famous track of him is ofcourse Fly Away, released in 2000 and remixed by Cosmic Gate in 2007.

Wikipedia about Vincent de Moor:
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Vincent de Moor (born 1973, Delft, Netherlands) is a Dutch trance artist. He is most notable for his work with the record producer Ferry Corsten under the working title, Veracocha, and for his 2001 single, "Fly Away".

Musical career

Early career
De Moor first recorded in 1993 as Fix To Fax. Tracks released under this alias included "Enjoy Yourself", "Do U Feel It", "Pick It Up" and "Take Control". Other early releases include "Het Vliegende Kunstgebit" as Gmoork, "Chinese Juice" and "Exotic Mind" as Outline, and "Voice In The Dark", "Frame Of Pleasure" and "Brazilia Carnavelas" as Sidewalk.
His breakthrough track, using his own name, was "Flowtation". The track was first released in 1996, and reached peaked in the UK Singles Chart at #54 in August 1997. Several versions of this track were available, including a 2002 remix with vocals. In 1998, De Moor collaborated with Ernst Bijlsma to release "Don't Hurt Me" (as Cache) and, using his own name, released the track "Orion City" and a debut album of the same name. He also found time to release tracks including "Darwin's Voyage", "Magnetic" and "Domino Runner" using his VdM moniker.

Later career
"Carte Blanche" by Veracocha, a collaboration between de Moor and Ferry Corsten, reached #22 in the UK chart. Corsten reportedly chose the name Veracocha after watching a TV program about the Incas. A further apparent favourite of Corsten's from this period is De Moor's remix of 2HD's "Sunflakes". The track featured on De Moor's second album Moor (2000), along with the singles "Shamu", "Between 2 Fires" and "Eternity (Forever)". 2000 also saw the first release of "Fly Away", which went on to become De Moor's most successful single when it reached #30 in the UK in 2001. Some issues of this track were released under the pseudonym Emerald.
In 2003, de Moor released the tracks "Crystal Clouds" and "Nexus" as Questia. The following year, he released "Desdemonia" as Raster and "Grooveslide" and "Energy Reflect" as Flashbang. He is also known for his remixes, most notably of Tenth Planet's "Ghosts", De Bos's "On The Run", Armin van Buuren's "Communication" and Ayumi Hamasaki's "Fly High".
In 2007, de Moor reworked two of his well known tracks, "Flowtation" and "No Hesitation". His 2001 hit single, "Fly Away" was also re-released with new remixes by Sean Tyas and Cosmic Gate. He also reworked, "Sunflower" (a single originally from his Moor album) in 2008.

Private life
De Moor is as a private person and little is known about his personal life and career. As of today, no interview with him exists.


Taken from Discogs:
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Vincent started his career as producer in 1993. He produced many floorfillers from which we would like to mention to most successful ones:

In 1996 he stormed into the dance charts with his classic tune "Flowtation", which was released on Deal Records.
In 1998 Vincent returns with the single "Orion City" which is followed by his first album with the same name.
1999 is the year in which the Dutch sound is blowing up in the UK. Vincent teamed up with fellow Dutchman Ferry Corsten and they produced another classic tune: "Veracocha – Carte Blanche".
In 2000 the album "Moor" is released.
In 2003, Vincent has brought in a new project: Questia. The project came out on the A State Of Trance label.


What's written on the artist page of Vincent de Moor on Facebook is the same as what's written on Wikipedia. So basically, it's like Vincent has vanished in 2003.

Where has he gone? What did he do in the meanwhile?

If anybody can find some more about him, it would be great! :D

Here clips of his 2 most famous works:

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Marjan
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# 12 June 2011, at 15:00
VDM is one of the best producers this genre remembers. Such a shame that he stopped working.
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# 12 June 2011, at 16:58
It's strange that he has just stopped. Maybe if we ever interview people who have worked with him it could be a question we can ask them?

Carte Blanch is of course an all time fave.
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# 13 June 2011, at 07:43
Originally posted by BristolCity1992
It's strange that he has just stopped. Maybe if we ever interview people who have worked with him it could be a question we can ask them?

I will try to do some more research, try to ask people around, when I find the time :)

Still also want to get some interviews for this serie, like Marjan suggested a while ago :)
But we need to find them first to get that done hehe
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# 13 June 2011, at 12:24
I think someone posted something similar on Trance.nu when it was still going, and no one could find much on him.. such a shame too, his melodies were fantastic!
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# 29 June 2011, at 17:38
Totally agreed about VDM. Orion City is a masterpiece. Shame he's not still making stuff.
Ultan
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# 7 July 2011, at 12:53
I would love to have this album

http://www.discogs.com/Vincent-De-Moor-Promo-Album/release/760972

I heard years and years ago he finished making an 3rd arist album for a label that became broke before he could get it released, that promo album could of been it
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# 11 July 2011, at 06:33
Could this album be the reason he quit the industry?
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# 5 March 2012, at 21:45
Originally posted by Ultan
I would love to have this album

http://www.discogs.com/Vincent-De-Moor-Promo-Album/release/760972

I heard years and years ago he finished making an 3rd arist album for a label that became broke before he could get it released, that promo album could of been it


I am the owner of that album :). Its sitting on my harddisk.
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# 5 March 2012, at 23:19
Originally posted by ahp2002


I am the owner of that album :). Its sitting on my harddisk.

How is it? Any previews?
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# 6 March 2012, at 07:08
Originally posted by ahp2002


I am the owner of that album :). Its sitting on my harddisk.

WOW, that must be awesome! :O
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# 9 March 2012, at 21:54
Don't really know what happened tbh. My favourite track and of course the first ever release on Armada. My friend told me that he sold his entire studio off and he's doing some little bits using software these days.

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# 23 August 2012, at 11:36
It's fair to say it's this guy who got me into the slower more progressive sound. Mid-90's it was all hardcore and breaks but when I heard 'Flowtation' the whole world changed.



Would love him to start recording again.
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# 10 July 2019, at 07:36
A recent comment regarding the disappearance of Vincent de Moor is the following, made by Twan who runs the youtube channel muzikxpress:

"Vincent de Moor, left the music industry ages ago, he is a very private person and I spoke to people that used to work with him and he's even very hard to reach for those people. He doesn't want to do any interviews and he has no desire or plans to return to the music industry So, the chances of getting a Vincent de Moor interview are like 0,000001 % unfortunately.. "
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# 10 July 2019, at 08:36
Yes, I read that comment too from Twan. Thank you for adding it here.

In Twan's interview with Armin van Buuren, Vincent's been mentionned as well:
http://www.trancepodium.com/articles/the-story-behind-communication-with-armin-van-buuren
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