Cosmic Gate @ Rev 2/13/16
by Bradley Loiederman

Cosmic Gate, a trance duo hailing from Germany, have been hard at work creating some of the biggest tracks in trance heaven and climbing to some of the highest acclaims in EDM! They will be returning to Minneapolis after over a year-long break on February 13th at Rev Ultra Lounge!

After meeting at a recording studio in Cologne, Germany, Claus Terhoeven and Stefan Bossems came together in 1998 and formed their trance group, Cosmic Gate. They started releasing tracks in 1999 but didn’t gain much attention until their first UK release in 2001, titled “Fire Wire”. In fact, “Fire Wire” scored a UK Top 10 smash, similar to the Billboard Top 40. Since then, they have been named in DJ Mag’s Top 100 multiple times, have gained the Album of the Month from MixMag, and have been nominated for multiple International Dance Music Awards. They have also remixed with some of the largest names in the trance world, such as Armin Van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Markux Schulz, and Ferry Corsten. And when they are not creating chart-topping tracks or remixing with rave royalty, they are playing some of the most prominent stages in the world, such as EDC, Electric Zoo, Pacha, Tomorrowland, and Creamfields! They recently released a track with Armin Van Buuren, titled “Embargo”, that has already gained almost 300,000 plays on soundcloud. With an extremely successful and long career under their belts, Cosmic Gate has been using their knowledge of the scene to further excel up through the clouds of EDM!

One of the reasons why Cosmic Gate have created such a name for themselves is because they pack extreme power and energy in every track they create. Although Cosmic Gate sticks with the emotional and melodic elements of trance music, they pack big drum kicks and loud bass slams in their tracks, making sure that the room vibrates wherever they play! Take their track with Emma Hewitt, “Going Home”, for example: even in the beginning of the track, there are some loud subs and alarm sounds that build up the energy. Even through the mellow vocal section, they keep a heavy beat and bassline in the background. As the song starts to buildup and the melody becomes stronger, the volume grows and beat gets even stronger, preparing the audience for what is to come. The drop is a mixture of beautiful melody backed up by Emma Hewitt’s phenomenal vocals and a hard snare kick, creating a medley of beauty and strength. Cosmic Gate have created a blend between mellow trance and harder electronic, making their tracks both beautiful and crowd-moving!

After success with their Wake Your Mind podcasts and concert gigs, Cosmic Gate started their own label, Wake Your Mind Records, in 2014. The label is a subsidiary of Armada Music, and the group releases both their own titles and their WYM radio shows through the label. Having their own label through Armada and creating one of the most popular trance radio shows further portrays Cosmic Gate’s extreme success in the industry!

After almost 18 years working hard in the scene, Cosmic Gate have made a huge name for themselves, selling out shows, being rated as one of the top DJ duos in the world, and creating their own record label! So put on your trance pants and up your energy level to max for this duo’s return on February 13th at Rev Ultra Lounge!

Tickets are available here.