Artist(s)
Nu NRG
Release title
Most Wanted (Disc 2)
Label name
Monster Tunes
Release year
2007

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I've always been a massive fan of Nu NRG, and selecting favourite stuff from them is a hard thing, but "Astralis" deserves a special place in my heart, along with their "Synthasia" remix.

Some of you might remember this track from Tiesto's "In Concert" 2004 show :)

Nu Nrg Feat. Gate 4 - Astralis
 
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dmgtz96

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The original version was part of Nu NRG's 2004 album Freefall (just looked it up).
Astralis itself feels like it's older, from 2001-2002 rather than 2004. I think it uses samples that are more lo-fi, and the acid-like sound reminds me of Dream Traveler - Time (1998). The bassline when the main melody kicks in also reminds me of Jam & Spoon ft. Plakva - Right in the Night. Good arrangement, though, and Nu NRG clearly knows how to build tension in his tracks.