New track: Cosmic Gate spreads some 'Universal Love' [Wake Your Mind Records]

More news on the Cosmic Gate front these days: Nic and Bossi just released a new track called Universal Love, under their own label Wake Your Mind Records.

Also, WAKE YOUR MIND DEEP RECORDS opens its doors with first release from Marcus Schössow and Matthew Felner's Gardenstate project. 

Their latest update before the release of their fourth "Wake Your Mind Sessions" compilation, is the release of their 'Universal love'. A track that takes them off the Cosmic Gate''s grid, as never before: a dazzling, convention-shaking tale of two tones.

Something different and fresh, a sonic safari, upping the thump (& funk!), letting the filters rip and bringing it with some tech n distort tumult. The guys played with everything and more for this track: from piling on the speaker pressure with analogue bass, FX grind, 3030 whip and cranked reverb, to the break that brings an nice proportioned script-flip and drops FX-effected chorus from Natural Born Grooves classic 'Universal Love'. "Peopleeeeee geeet readyyy for this Universal Love" and enjoy this timely vocal that only spreads the message of love and happiness far & wide!

In other breaking Cosmic Gate news this month, the coming of ‘Wake Your Minds Sessions 4’ has served as the perfect springboard for Nic & Bossi to launch the new division of their record label. With Wake Your Mind Records romping past its 50th release, its new Deep imprint commenced release operations earlier in the month. ‘Delta’ from Marcus Schössow and Matthew Felner’s gardenstate project had the honours of opening Deep’s discography, which (naturally enough!) can also be found within the grooves of the May 1-released ‘Wake Your Mind Sessions 4’ album!  

Cosmic Gate’s ‘Universal Love’ is out this week and is available to stream/purchase here. (https://cosmicgate.complete.me/universallove), while Wake Your Mind Sessions 4 can be pre-ordered here.

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COSMIC GATE CONFIRM 4TH ‘WAKE YOUR MIND SESSIONS’ EDITION

New compilation incoming! Lock May 1st in your calendars! 

If last years they were pretty busy with their  20 years anniversary artist album Forward ever, Backwards Never, the time for #WYMS is here back! Skipping it for one year, only because of other priorities, the 4th edition is coming back stronger than ever. Outside of club engagements, remixing Armin's "Something Real" and releasing their "You Mind" single, Nic and Bossi spent the last few months shaping an emotional, exceptional and best out of 4 Wake Your Mind Sessions.

The first glimpse of that can be had this very day as the pre-order curtain (cosmicgate.complete.me/wyms004) has gone up on ‘Wake Your Mind’s next sensational ‘Session’! While there are sonic riches aplenty on board, first thing’s first, that most critical of release dates for your diary: May 1 is the day, folks - so mark it!

As some see compilations as only 'drag and drop', there is also another side of the story, where these are higher-achieving, more evolved and labour of love music compilations albums. Cosmic Gate's Wake Your Mind Sessions is more like the latter. The guys combined the most recent and best works from Armin, Above & Beyond, Grum, Spencer Brown, Genix and others, but also uped the game with music plucked desk-hot from the studios of CG's most 'dependables'. This compilation is also the premiere point for their own purpose-built creations and new Wake Your Minds Records signings.

For early pre-order adopters, three instant-grats from the album (gardenstate’s ‘Delta’, ‘Paradigm’ from Kolonie and Cosmic Gate’s own ‘Your Mind’) are already available. Further, giving you an ear/lip-smacking foretaste of all that’s in store, track clips are available here and you’ll find the comp’s full rundown spec below. More Cosmic Gate WYMS004 news to follow shortly!

Mix 01.

01. Nihil Young & Less Hate - Loss
02. Jonathan Rosa featuring Kyla Millette - Daylight (Simon Doty Remix)
03. All Living Things - Programme Music
04. Sudhaus & The Wash - Meridian (Solid Stone Remix)
05. Tinlicker featuring Run Rivers - Vanishing (Dosem Remix)
06. gardenstate - Delta
07. Fuenka – Bogano
08. ANUQRAM - Bionic Soul
09. Rafael Osmo - Allenby
10. Spencer Brown & Wilt Claybourne - Womaa
11. Chicane featuring Moya Brennan - Saltwater (AVIRA Remix)
12. Rolo Green – Kuat
13. Marc Marberg - Guarana (Kyau & Albert Rework)
14. Cosmic Gate & Foret - Need To Feel Loved
15. Kolonie - Paradigm

Mix 02.

01. Cosmic Gate - Your Mind (Intro Mix)
02. Paul Thomas & White-Akre - Vyote (Grum Remix)
03. Bryn Liedl - Rites
04. gardenstate - Polyform
05. Genix - Rave Daze
06. Andrew Bayer - Parallels pt. 2
07. Mohamed Ragab - Recoleta
08. Greenhaven DJs - To Those Who Forgot
09. Above & Beyond featuring Richard Bedford - Bittersweet & Blue (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
10. Armin van Buuren & Avian Grays featuring Jordan Shaw - Something Real (Cosmic Gate Remix)
11. Cosmic Gate - Universal Love
12. Patrick White - Flowing Dream
13. Thomas Mengel – Axiom
14. Daniel Wanrooy - Endless Universe
15. Mauro Picotto - Lizard (Cosmic Gate Remix)

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COSMIC GATE & FORÊT - Need to Feel Loved [Wake Your Mind Records]

NEXT VANGUARD RELEASE FROM UPCOMING ‘FORWARD EVER, BACKWARD NEVER’ ALBUM DROPS // PHASE-2 DATES FOR 20 YEARS TOUR ANNOUNCED 

The closing days of 2018 saw Cosmic Gate break news of sweeping plans to commemorate 20 years of artistic partnership. Now, following Ilan Bluestone’s reworking of the Emma Hewitt-sung classic ‘Be Your Sound’, Cosmic Gate deliver their next LP trailblazer.

Occupying a singular place in the genre’s history, ‘Need To Feel Loved’ is the trance anthem that was never meant to be. Caught between the emphatic prog house intentions of its producers and a trance remix that supercharged it to classic status, it was released on the cusp of an evolutionary moment in Cosmic Gate’s history.



Bossi from the group elaborates: “the release of the original ran in almost complete parallel with a time our sound was undergoing its first significant change. During pre-production on ‘Earth Mover’, the depth and emotional complexity of ‘Need To Feel Loved’ was highly influential on Nic & I.

For their interpretation Cosmic Gate spent many an hour forensically re-exploring what made ‘Need To Feel Loved’ so unique.

What was most important to us in reinterpreting it, says Nic Chagall, was that we didn’t retrace any musical ground already covered. What we’ve come up with gives us the perfect new version to play on the 20 years tour!

Their mix brings drum, percussion & depth charge bass, which prefaces its deliberately elegiac pianoforte and Thomas Newman’s almost impossibly moving Road To Perdition strings. Break-side it equalises with trance synth shimmer, LFO-generated sub riffs and the heartfelt chime of its mainline.

To do full and complete justice to their version, an extraordinary vocal from a singer of singular and very specific tone was required. The search ended in Holland at the door of Forêt. The very epitome of ‘bittersweet’, her quiet implore, mixed with the unending reach of her delivery swings an emotional wrecking ball through the track’s heart. 

The next piece of Cosmic Gate’s 20 years celebrations (more info on which here https://cosmic-gate.de/article/20-years-new-album-tour/) is in place and ready to stream/purchase here https://wym.choons.at/needtofeelloved. Having already touched Australia, phase-2 dates for the 20 Years tour, which continues through to the early summer, have just been announced. They’ll see Cosmic Gate make a return to Ultra in Miami, alongside much requested dates in New York, London, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. Full details and tickets available here (https://cosmic-gate.de/tour-dates/).

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Finally out: Cosmic Gate - ‘Wake Your Mind’ Sessions 003!

After last year’s ‘Materia’-induced hiatus, ‘Wake Your Mind Sessions’ – Cosmic Gate’s celebrated mixcomp series - has been returned to its traditional March release slot. ‘WYMS:003’ is available this very moment, through all shop & streaming channels and is ready to put some spring into your Spring!!

Giving you an insight into ‘003’s musical make-up, Nic & Bossi have put together a WYMS minimix, which is live now via their Soundcloud page You can also purchase/listen-to the complete ‘WYMS003’ here!

Specifically though, what’s what with ‘003’ then? Well - dare we say – it’s bolder in vision and even wider in its style & power-band. Bigger too, by virtue of an even higher ratio of exclusives, premieres and first-listen tracks - all threaded into the mix. Leaving no studio door un-knocked or creative avenue unexplored, Nic & Bossi have – as ever - been tireless in sourcing its sonic ordnance. That’s resulted in music, mixes and mash-ups as far as eye can see & ear can hear!

Included among them, ripe from the studio desks of Estiva, Eskai and Leo Reyes, are new reworks of some of ‘Materia’s most majestic moments. You’ll also find freshly inked Wake Your Mind Records signings courtesy of Greenhaven DJs, Noise Zoo, Patrick White and Marcus Santoro. Mash-ups abound too, with Cosmic Gate getting their hands on artists as diverse as Third Party and Marco V. And naturally they all fall between the hottest, latest soundware from a super-starry tracklist cast - Above & Beyond, Gabriel & Dresden, Kyau & Albert & Genix, Wellenrausch & Gai Barone and Tim Mason to mention but a few.

On completing Wake You Mind Sessions 003, Cosmic Gate’s Bossi commented: "as ever, a great deal of thought went into the structuring of these mixes. The first person we played it to really put their finger on it: ‘CD1, I turn on at work and CD2 I listen to in the car before I go out’ Music to our ears - that was exactly what we were going for!

As laser meets disc, the atmosphere-soaked pads of Eskai’s intro-tweaked ‘Fall Into You’ mix get us underway. Early tone dialed-in, mix.01 plots a cool path through the progressive sound-fields. Staking their righteous claims there are Above & Beyond & Richard Bedford, with the Spencer Brown reworking of ‘Northern Soul’ and Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor’s instrumental take on Wellenrausch/Gai Barone collab ‘Heroes of Light’.

Signaling a subtle-yet-perceptible upswing in feel, Cosmic Gate & Alastor’s ‘Fight The Feeling’ has ‘WYMS003’ cross from prog into trance. Courtesy of Greenhaven DJs ‘The Unexamined’ and Tim Mason’s jacked-up ‘Switcher’, techier and more distortion-heavy vibes seize its centre-ground. Bringing Mix 1 to its mercurial apex are Maor Levi’s deliciously warped ‘Juno’ and Cosmic Gate just-released rephrase of Gabriel & Dresden’s ‘Only Road’.

Through Estiva’s ethereal rework of CG x Super8 & Tab outing ‘Noom’ and ‘Find The Sun’ by Raz Nitzan & Moya Brennan, Mix 2 opens in cooler waters. This being Cosmic Gate though, you know it’s but a momentary calm before the storm. Ahead of the album’s mixing, the Wake Your Mind Records contract pen’s seen action aplenty and Nic & Bossi use the second disc’s midpoint to break out their latest signings.

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Elaborating, Bossi says: "we were blessed with a mass of exclusive track submissions from young & upcoming producers. In the end there proved to be too much great work to choose from! (We wanna send an especially big shout out to all the producers from around the world who sent us tracks!!). In the end we signed material from Australia’s Markus Santoro, Patrick White from Poland, Holland’s Noise Zoo and Greenhaven DJs from the USA. All exclusive on this album and later to be released on our label WYM Records. Keep a close ear out for them. Nic & I reckon you’re going to be hearing a lot more from these guys in the future!!" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As it hits the home straight, CG reopen ‘Materia’s track-trove, lining up Ferry Corsten collab ‘Dynamic’, current single ‘If Not Now’ and – exclusively - Leo Reyes’ blistering remix of CG & Markus Schulz’s ‘AR’. To gift the mix a fitting finale, Nic & Bossi have included two new, thoroughly locomotive mash-ups for it. ‘Like This Body Of Conflict’ twists their (what else but!) classic ‘Body Of Conflict’ around last year’s pulse racing hit from Third Party. ‘WYMS003’s valedictory track (and a celebration of all things ‘V’) ‘Muraco's Godd’ sees Marco V’s most recent and most revered tracks united as one, for the techiest, most fearsome of tie-offs. Flowing and gazelle-like in places, charging rhino-like in others, ‘Wake Your Mind Sessions 003’ is another deftly mixed Cosmic Gate masterpiece. 160 minutes of cortex-wobblingly music to enjoy in the privacy of your own party, you can pop it on digital order here or for the CD edition here

Tracklist: ‘Cosmic Gate - Wake Your Mind Sessions 003’

Mix 01.

01. Cosmic Gate & JES - Fall Into You (Eskai Intro Remix)
02. Di Rugerio - Aeternis
03. Max Freegrant & Slow Fish - Sweet Lies
04. Tinlicker featuring Thomas Oliver - Nothing Without You
05. Paul Thomas & K3V - Aquamarina
06. Above & Beyond featuring Richard Bedford - Northern Soul (Spencer Brown Remix)
07. Wellenrausch & Gai Barone - Heroes of Light (Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor Remix)
08. Max Ruby - Awaiting
09. Cosmic Gate & Alastor - Fight The Feeling
10. Nato Medrado - Small Room (Tinlicker Remix)
11. Greenhaven DJs - The Unexamined
12. Tim Mason - Switcher
13. Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt - Tonight (Fatum Remix)
14. Maor Levi - Juno
15. Gabriel & Dresden featuring Sub Teal - Only Road (Cosmic Gate Remix)

Mix 02.,

01. Cosmic Gate & Super8 & Tab - Noom (Estiva Remix)
02. Raz Nitzan & Moya Brennan - Find The Sun (Rafael Frost Dub)
03. Adam Sobiech - Rush Hour
04. Noise Zoo - Freefall
05. Cosmic Gate & JES - If Not Now (Club Mix)
06. Patrick White - Reason
07. Sunny Lax - So Long
08. Cosmic Gate & Ferry Corsten - Dynamic
09. Marcus Santoro - Whispers
10. Dennis Kenzo & Clara Yates - Other Side
11. Kyau & Albert & Genix – Mantis
12. Cosmic Gate & Sarah Lynn - Folded Wings (Rafael Frost Remix)
13. Cosmic Gate vs. Third Party - Like This Body Of Conflict (Cosmic Gate Mash Up)
14. Arkham Knights vs. Fred Baker - Total Vibration
15. Cosmic Gate & Markus Schulz - AR (Leo Reyes Remix)
16. Marco V - Muraco's Godd

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Cosmic Gate: Wake your mind Sessions 003 and another track made in heaven with Jes

If Not Now, when? Later. Cuz Oana got so lost into the track and what the guys announced to have prepared for march, that she forgot to write her soul about it. Cosmic Gate & Jes - If Not Now, was released on February 9th and received such an amazing feedback from the trance community. The guys did great for so long, you could not expect less than greatness for their new track. Also, they announced a new compilation due March 16th that will most likely blow our minds!

A match made by heavens. Yes. Because Jes's voice fits perfectly to everything the guys produce. Her voice is so clean, so angelic, so astonishing. And because Nic and Bossi are some of the few that made me fall in love with this music because of their unique sound. This match is perfect with each track they release.

Across its two Chapters of Materia, her voice instilled heart and soul to no fewer than three of its number. None though highlighted her expressive songwriting and vocal range to quite the same degree as new single ‘If Not Now’. Backed by the intensity of Nic & Bossi’s sophisticated ever-evolving, production, ‘If Not Now’s metaphorically implicit verses, imploring chorus and straight-from-the-heart delivery prove thoroughly irresistible in this brand new 2018 Club Mix.

With matters ‘Materia’ to attend to, Cosmic Gate’s ‘Wake Your Mind Sessions’ series went on hiatus last year. Absence, as they say, only makes the heart grow fonder and today the news those left bereft in ‘17 wanted, nay needed to hear… ‘WYMS’s back, baby!! Reinstated to its traditional release March slot, it’s ready to springboard you headfirst into Spring!

So what’s what with ‘003’ then? Well - dare we say – it’s bolder in vision and even wider in its style & power-band. Bigger too, by virtue of an even higher ratio of exclusives, premieres and first-listen tracks - all threaded into the mix. Leaving no studio door un-knocked or creative avenue unexplored, Nic & Bossi have – as ever - been tireless in sourcing its sonic ordnance. That’s resulted in music, mixes and mash-ups as far as eye can see & ear can hear!

Included among them, ripe from the studio desks of Estiva, Eskai and Leo Reyes, are new reworks of some of ‘Materia’s most majestic moments. You’ll also find freshly inked Wake Your Mind Records signings courtesy of Greenhaven DJs, Noise Zoo, Patrick White and Marcus Santoro. Mash-ups abound too, with Cosmic Gate getting their hands on artists as diverse as Third Party and Marco V. And naturally they all fall between the hottest, latest soundware from a super-starry tracklist cast - Above & Beyond, Gabriel & Dresden, Kyau & Albert & Genix, Wellenrausch & Gai Barone and Tim Mason to mention but a few.

As ever, a great deal of thought went into the structuring of these mixes. The first person we played it to really put their finger on it: ‘CD1, I turn on at work and CD2 I listen to in the car before I go out’ Music to our ears - that was exactly what we were going for! - Bossi

As laser meets disc, the atmosphere-soaked pads of Eskai’s intro-tweaked ‘Fall Into You’ mix get us underway. Early tone dialed-in, mix.01 plots a cool path through the progressive sound-fields. Staking their righteous claims there are Above & Beyond & Richard Bedford, with the Spencer Brown reworking of ‘Northern Soul’ and Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor’s instrumental take on Wellenrausch/Gai Barone collab ‘Heroes of Light’.

Signaling a subtle-yet-perceptible upswing in feel, Cosmic Gate & Alastor’s ‘Fight The Feeling’ has ‘WYMS003’ cross from prog into trance. Courtesy of Greenhaven DJs ‘The Unexamined’ and Tim Mason’s jacked-up ‘Switcher’, techier and more distortion-heavy vibes seize its centre-ground. Bringing Mix 1 to its mercurial apex are Maor Levi’s deliciously warped ‘Juno’ and Cosmic Gate just-released rephrase of Gabriel & Dresden’s ‘Only Road’.

Through Estiva’s ethereal rework of CG x Super8 & Tab outing ‘Noom’ and ‘Find The Sun’ by Raz Nitzan & Moya Brennan, Mix 2 opens in cooler waters. This being Cosmic Gate though, you know it’s but a momentary calm before the storm. Ahead of the album’s mixing, the Wake Your Mind Records contract pen’s seen action aplenty and Nic & Bossi use the second disc’s midpoint to break out their latest signings.

"We were blessed with a mass of exclusive track submissions from young & upcoming producers. In the end there proved to be too much great work to choose from! (We wanna send an especially big shout out to all the producers from around the world who sent us tracks!!). In the end we signed material from Australia’s Markus Santoro, Patrick White from Poland, Holland’s Noise Zoo and Greenhaven DJs from the USA. All exclusive on this album and later to be released on our label WYM Records. Keep a close ear out for them. Nic & I reckon you’re going to be hearing a lot more from these guys in the future!!" - Bossi

As it hits the home straight, CG reopen ‘Materia’s track-trove, lining up Ferry Corsten collab ‘Dynamic’, current single ‘If Not Now’ and – exclusively - Leo Reyes’ blistering remix of CG & Markus Schulz’s ‘AR’. To gift the mix a fitting finale, Nic & Bossi have included two new, thoroughly locomotive mash-ups for it. ‘Like This Body Of Conflict’ twists their (what else but!) classic ‘Body Of Conflict’ around last year’s pulse racing hit from Third Party. ‘WYMS003’s valedictory track (and a celebration of all things ‘V’) ‘Muraco's Godd’ sees Marco V’s most recent and most revered tracks united as one, for the techiest, most fearsome of tie-offs. Flowing and gazelle-like in places, charging rhino-like in others, ‘Wake Your Mind Sessions 003’ is another deftly mixed Cosmic Gate masterpiece. 160 minutes of cortex-wobblingly music to enjoy in the privacy of your own party, you can pop it on digital pre-order here or for the CD edition here.

Tracklist: ‘Cosmic Gate - Wake Your Mind Sessions 003’

Mix 01.
01. Cosmic Gate & JES - Fall Into You (Eskai Intro Remix)
02. Di Rugerio - Aeternis
03. Max Freegrant & Slow Fish - Sweet Lies
04. Tinlicker featuring Thomas Oliver - Nothing Without You
05. Paul Thomas & K3V - Aquamarina
06. Above & Beyond featuring Richard Bedford - Northern Soul (Spencer Brown Remix)
07. Wellenrausch & Gai Barone - Heroes of Light (Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor Remix)
08. Max Ruby - Awaiting
09. Cosmic Gate & Alastor - Fight The Feeling
10. Nato Medrado - Small Room (Tinlicker Remix)
11. Greenhaven DJs - The Unexamined
12. Tim Mason - Switcher
13. Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt - Tonight (Fatum Remix)
14. Maor Levi - Juno
15. Gabriel & Dresden featuring Sub Teal - Only Road (Cosmic Gate Remix)

Mix 02.
01. Cosmic Gate & Super8 & Tab - Noom (Estiva Remix)
02. Raz Nitzan & Moya Brennan - Find The Sun (Rafael Frost Dub)
03. Adam Sobiech - Rush Hour
04. Noise Zoo - Freefall
05. Cosmic Gate & JES - If Not Now (Club Mix)
06. Patrick White - Reason
07. Sunny Lax - So Long
08. Cosmic Gate & Ferry Corsten - Dynamic
09. Marcus Santoro - Whispers
10. Dennis Kenzo & Clara Yates - Other Side
11. Kyau & Albert & Genix – Mantis
12. Cosmic Gate & Sarah Lynn - Folded Wings (Rafael Frost Remix)
13. Cosmic Gate vs. Third Party - Like This Body Of Conflict (Cosmic Gate Mash Up)
14. Arkham Knights vs. Fred Baker - Total Vibration
15. Cosmic Gate & Markus Schulz - AR (Leo Reyes Remix)
16. Marco V - Muraco's Godd

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