Cosmic Gate

Perfil:
The German Trance DJ's and Producers Claus Terhoeven (Nic Chagall) and Stefan Bossems (Bossi), met in 1997 while they had several releases with different projects for X-IT Records in Cologne. In November 1998 the duo met by chance in a studio, and decided to do a track together. The end result was a track called "The Drums" and the duo's first exploration in to Hard Trance; Cosmic Gate was born.
At this point the duo was forced to quit their resident DJ jobs to have enough time for remixes, DJ gigs and new productions.

In 2006 they released their third studio album, "Earth Mover" which was very different from previous Cosmic Gate albums as it no longer had the distinctive Hard Trance sound that they were known for. Their sound evolved even further on the fourth album, "Sign Of The Times" (2009) which took a more 'progressive' approach to Trance music, which also reflects the duo's DJ sets.
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Albums

none Rhythm & Drums — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Rhythm & Drums (Album) EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola none Germany 2001 Vender esta versión
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540 647-1 No More Sleep — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate No More Sleep (Album) EMI, EMI, EMI 540 647-1 Germany 2002 Vender esta versión
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OD 11.06.979 Earth Mover — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Earth Mover (Album) Black Hole Recordings OD 11.06.979 Ukraine 2006 Vender esta versión
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UL2177 Flatline — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Ft. Kyler England Cosmic Gate Ft. Kyler England - Flatline (Single) Black Hole Recordings UL2177 US 2009
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MAELBD9028 Sign Of The Times — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Sign Of The Times (Album, Comp) Black Hole Recordings MAELBD9028 UK 2009 Vender esta versión
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HN937CD Wake Your Mind — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Wake Your Mind (Album) Black Hole Recordings HN937CD Taiwan 2011 Vender esta versión
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HN841CD Back 2 The Future (The Classics From 1999-2003: Remixed) — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Back 2 The Future (The Classics From 1999-2003: Remixed) (Album) Black Hole Recordings HN841CD Taiwan 2011 Vender esta versión
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ARDI3473B Start To Feel — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Start To Feel (Album) Armada (4), Wake Your Mind Records ARDI3473B Germany 2014 Vender esta versión
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Black Hole CD 155 Materia Chapter One & Two — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Materia Chapter One & Two (Album) Black Hole Recordings Black Hole CD 155 Netherlands 2017 Vender esta versión
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none Materia Chapter.Two — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Materia Chapter.Two (Album) Black Hole Recordings none Netherlands 2017
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BHCD155DA1, BH CD 155 DA1 Materia Chapter.One — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Materia Chapter.One (Album) Black Hole Recordings, Black Hole Recordings BHCD155DA1, BH CD 155 DA1 Netherlands 2017
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19075986722 20 Years Forward Ever Backward Never — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate 20 Years Forward Ever Backward Never (Album) Black Hole Recordings 19075986722 Poland 2019 Vender esta versión
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BHCD2201 Mosaiik Chapter One — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Mosaiik Chapter One(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Black Hole Recordings BHCD2201 Germany 2021
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Singles & EPs

7243 886923 2 8, 886 9232 The Drums — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate The Drums (Maxi) EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 7243 886923 2 8, 886 9232 Europe 1999 Vender esta versión
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8 87905-6, 7 243 88 7905 6 7 Mental Atmosphere — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Mental Atmosphere (Maxi, Single) EMI, EMI 8 87905-6, 7 243 88 7905 6 7 Italy 1999 Vender esta versión
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7243 8 89566 6 6, 8 89566 6 Somewhere Over The Rainbow / Fire Wire — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Somewhere Over The Rainbow / Fire Wire (Maxi) EMI, EMI, EMI 7243 8 89566 6 6, 8 89566 6 Italy 2000 Vender esta versión
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7243 8 89751 6 2 Exploration Of Space | Melt To The Ocean — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Exploration Of Space | Melt To The Ocean (Maxi) EMI, EMI, EMI 7243 8 89751 6 2 Europe 2000 Vender esta versión
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IR 0116, 897 542-2 Exploration Of Space — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Exploration Of Space (Single) Independance Records, Independance Records IR 0116, 897 542-2 France 2001 Vender esta versión
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none Fire Wire — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Fire Wire (Maxi, Single) EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola none Canada 2001 Vender esta versión
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7243 5 50386 6 1 Back To Earth / Hardcore — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Back To Earth / Hardcore (Maxi) EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 7243 5 50386 6 1 Italy 2002 Vender esta versión
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7243 5 51694 2 6, 551 6942 The Wave / Raging — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate The Wave / Raging (Maxi, Single) Capitol Music, Capitol Music 7243 5 51694 2 6, 551 6942 Europe 2002 Vender esta versión
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7243 5 51114 6 The Truth — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate The Truth (Maxi) EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 7243 5 51114 6 Europe 2002 Vender esta versión
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VLMX 1469-3 Human Beings — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Human Beings (Single, Maxi) Capitol Music VLMX 1469-3 Spain 2003 Vender esta versión
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EC 2004/2 Different Concept  — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Different Concept E-Cutz EC 2004/2 Germany 2004 Vender esta versión
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BLH 188 I Feel Wonderful — Cosmic Gate Cosmic Gate Featuring Jan Johnston Cosmic Gate Featuring Jan Johnston - I Feel Wonderful (Maxi) E-Cutz BLH 188 Netherlands 2005 Vender esta versión

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extrance2007

27 de diciembre de 2019
I think it’s safe to say Cosmic Gate has always been near the top of the trance pile; not just with regard to the Germans but the entire scene as a whole. Back in the early 2000s it is undeniable they were the next big “thing” with original works featured on every major compilation and remix work scattered everywhere (remixes for superstars, nonetheless… we’re talking about the likes of Tiësto, Svenson & Gielen and Talla 2XLC). Even today, the name Cosmic Gate is widely regarded. With a style which is consistent, yet enthralling, the sounds of Claus and Bossi are amongst the best in the business (and quite literally, as the Cosmic Gate music has always been heavily “manufactured” so to speak). Even following their shift away from hard trance into the progressive side of things, I can’t say the Cosmic Gate of today lost sight of true trance because they haven’t. With all due respect to fans of hard trance such as myself, the project could not afford to continue in the same direction as it did under EMI Electrola with releases in the vein of their albums Rhythm & Drums and No More Sleep as the trance scene itself began to make a hard 90 degree turn.

Be that as it may, a shift in consumer taste and move toward digital distribution is not an excuse for the abomination which Cosmic Gate became after a few years in the proggy scene. Numerous Black Hole releases from the duo I think outline their trained adaptability and carefully construed blend of their older soundset with modern direction (i.e. “Body Of Conflict,” “Analog Feel,” their remix of Armin’s “Rain”). After some time however, and further evolution in the trance scene, Claus and Bossi completely lost their touch – this is easily marked by the Wake Your Mind label era. Immersing themselves completely into the mainstage, bigroom trance wave, horrendously cheap-sounding and tasteless productions were churned out by the duo for their new label and albums. “Flying Blind,” “Fair Game,” “So Get Up,” “Going Home,” “Falling Back” … I think these are a good representation of how Cosmic Gate fell. What was once the most recognizable and brilliantly produced projects in trance crumbled to a status of being indistinguishable from the homogeneous garbage force-fed by the Armada release machine.

Today, some (but not all) of the soul Cosmic Gate lost at the turn of the last decade has been reclaimed. This process began with the release of their 2017 album series Materia. The big room influence had yet to dissipate but clear efforts were made to restore the traditional Cosmic Gate guise. More progress has been made with their most recent album - 20 Years Forward Ever Backward Never - as they are surrounding some new work with plenty of joint ventures and remixes with like-minded producers. Perhaps Claus and Bossi achieved this through a renewed vision for the future, and maybe also by bringing in the expertise of Olaf Dieckmann. The new Cosmic Gate is recreating the legendary soundscape which was lost in the middle of a turmoiled trance scene but without sacrificing their mainstream status. Most fans know the duo has tried to distance themselves from the old, EMI Electrola industrial complex which resulted in the timeless classics we regard highly today. Nevertheless, the current direction of the group fuses the aggressive construction of yesteryear with 2019’s mature sound design and progressive beats.

Looking back on the past 20 years, Cosmic Gate has somewhat made a full circle. Unable to return to the past, the group appears to be looking forward while striving to be their best today as progressive legends. Many fans of the older releases may scoff and mock, disappointed in how the roots of the project were seemingly abandoned. I understand. Yet from my perspective, Claus and Bossi have elected to use their past work and sound design to fuel their new, brilliant productions. The vision of Cosmic Gate after 20 years is fully encapsulated by their concept… Forward Ever Backward Never.
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Classical_LP_Vault

3 de enero de 2012
Well, Stefan and Claus used to be my favourite producers. Well, they still are, but all tunes involved are from the pre-2006 era. From their very first exploits like the infamous remix of 'U96 - Das Boot' or 'Mental Atmosphere', to the very last harder Cosmic Gate tracks like their take of 'CYB - Now'. their sounds were absolutely sublime AND unique. After that however, even they, at least so it seems, succombed to the typical big shot trance bandwagon. And within no time became one of the most celebrated 'regular' trance deejays and producers.

And even if I, and with me many other hard trance maniacs, do not longer listen to their new stuff, the scene should always be grateful to the immense contribution they made to our favourite kind of music!
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Telemigrion

Telemigrion

15 de enero de 2004
The sound of Cosmic Gate is enthralling. Hard Trance is their forte and needless to say, they make some of the hardest trance tracks around. From Exploration of Space (most likely their most illustrious track) to Fire Wire and to The Truth and the rest – all tracks are mixed excellently. Their performances live at Trance Energy are just awesome also. The sound of Cosmic Gate remains etched in my mind throughout the years.

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