Cosmic Gate

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Cosmic Gate
Cosmic Gate performing at the Rupublik in Honolulu, Hawaii.jpg
Cosmic Gate at the Republik in Honolulu, 2013
Background information
Origin Krefeld, Germany
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active 1999–present
Labels
Website www.cosmic-gate.de
Members Claus Terhoeven (Nic Chagall)
Stefan Bossems (DJ Bossi)

Cosmic Gate is a German DJ duo consisting of trance producers Claus Terhoeven (born 1972) and Stefan Bossems (born 1967). Both hail from Krefeld, Germany.

On October 28, 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Ultra Records artist Cosmic Gate placed #19, 43 spots above the group's ranking the year before.[1] For the 2010 DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll, Cosmic Gate moved to #24.[2]

Career[edit]

Cosmic Gate was formed in 1999 when Terhoeven (also known as Nic Chagall) and Bossems (also known as Bossi) decided to assemble a new project in the electronic music field.[3]

Their first single was "The Drums", followed by "Exploration Of Space", "Mental Atmosphere" and their "Somewhere over the Rainbow" remix using samples from the film The Wizard of Oz. However, Cosmic Gate did not become well known until their single "Fire Wire" was released in the UK in 2001.

Cosmic Gate have made many remixes for artists such as Tiësto (Urban Train), Ferry Corsten (Punk), Blank & Jones (DFF), Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Somewhere Over the Rainbow), Svenson & Gielen (Answer the Question) and Vanessa-Mae (White Bird).

Over the past few years, Cosmic Gate's sound has developed and moved away from the harder edge trance through to their current, more subtle yet still driving energetic music style. Since their third studio album, Earth Mover, they started moving towards the Progressive Trance style.[4]

In 2015, they collaborated with Armin van Buuren on the trance track 'Embargo', which was featured on Van Buuren's studio album "Embrace". They announced that their seventh studio album titled "Materia" will be released on January 20, 2017.[5]

Touring[edit]

The pair have played over 1,000 gigs, typically performing between 100 and 130 nights a year. They have played at clubs such as Ministry of Sound, The Guvernment, and Privilege Ibiza. They have played alongside DJs such as Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, W&W and Hardwell.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

DJ mixes[edit]

  • MaxiMal In The Mix Vol. 5 (with Tillmann Uhrmacher) (2001)
  • Technics DJ Set Volume Three (with DJ Shog) (2001)
  • Techno Club Vol. 14 - Talla 2XLC Welcomes Cosmic Gate (2001)
  • 3AM Rush (2002)
  • Bitte Ein Beat! - Beat 3 (2002)
  • Back 2 Back - In th eMix (2003)
  • Back 2 Back Vol. 2 (2005)
  • Hard NRG 7 (2005)
  • Back 2 Back 3 (2007)
  • Privilege - World Biggest Club: Ibiza (with Hardwell) (2009)
  • Back 2 Back 4 (2010)
  • A State Of Trance 500 (2011)
  • Trance Nation (2012)
  • Wake Your Mind Sessions 001 (2015)
  • Wake Your Mind Sessions 002 (2016)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
AUT
[6]
DEN
[7]
FIN
[8]
GER
[9]
NED
[10]
SUI
[11]
UK
[12]
1999 "The Drums" 40 Rhythm & Drums
"Mental Atmosphere" 58
2000 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" 29 82
2001 "Exploration of Space" 34 12 52 29
"Fire Wire" 9
2002 "Back to Earth" 44 13 25 No More Sleep
"The Truth" 57 31 90
"The Wave" 13 54 48
2003 "Human Beings"
2005 "I Feel Wonderful" (featuring Jan Johnston) 122 Earth Mover
2006 "Should've Known" 75
2007 "Analog Feel"
"Consciousness" (featuring Denise Rivera)
"Body of Conflict" (featuring Denise Rivera) 79 Sign of the Times
2008 "A Day That Fades" (featuring Roxanne Emery) Earth Mover
2009 "Not Enough Time" (featuring Emma Hewitt) Sign of the Times
"Sign of the Times"
"Flatline" (featuring Kyler England)
"Under Your Spell" (featuring Aruna)
2010 "Barra" Wake Your Mind
2011 "Be Your Sound" (featuring Emma Hewitt)
2012 "Perfect Stranger"
"Wake Your Mind" (with Cary Brothers)
"Calm Down" (featuring Emma Hewitt)
2013 "Storm Chaser" Non-album single
"Crushed" Start to Feel
"So Get Up"
2014 "Falling Back" (with Eric Lumiere)
"Fair Game" (with Ørjan Nilsen)
"Telefunken" (with Jerome Isma-Ae)
"Alone" (with Kristina Antuna)
2015 "Yai (Here We Go Again)" (with JES) Wake Your Mind
Sessions 001
"Going Home" (with Emma Hewitt) Start to Feel
2016 "am2pm" Wake Your Mind
Sessions 002
"Edge Of Life" (with Eric Lumiere) Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Remixes[edit]

  • Sash! - Adelante (Cosmic Gate Remix) 1999
  • U96 - Das Boot 2001 (Cosmic Gate Remix) 1999
  • Green Court - Follow Me (Cosmic Gate Remix) 1999
  • Green Court - Follow Me (Cosmic Gate Edit) 1999
  • Miss Shiva - Dreams (Cosmic Gate Remix) 1999
  • Beam vs. Cyrus & The Joker - Launch In Progress (Cosmic Gate Remix) 1999
  • Bossi - To The Sky (Cosmic Gate Remix) 1999
  • Taucher - Science Fiction (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2000
  • Der Verfall - Der Mussolini (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2000
  • E Nomine - E Nomine (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2000
  • Aquagen - Lovemachine (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2000
  • Balloon - Monstersound (Cosmic Gate Mix) 2000
  • Beam & Yanou - Sound Of Love (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2000
  • Talla 2XLC - World In My Eyes (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2001
  • Blank & Jones - DJs, Fans & Freaks (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2001
  • Safri Duo - Samb-Adagio (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2001
  • Vanessa-Mae - White Bird (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2001
  • Green Court - Inside Your Gates (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2001
  • Tiësto - Urban Train (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2001
  • George Acosta - World In My Eyes (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2001
  • Ferry Corsten - Punk (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2002
  • Rank 1 - Awakening (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2002
  • 4 Strings - Diving (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2002
  • DuMonde - God Music (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2002
  • Sioux - Pho (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2002
  • Svenson & Gielen - Answer the Question (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2002
  • Age of Love - Age of Love (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2004
  • Beam - Amun (Cosmic Gate Mix) 2004
  • C.Y.B - Now (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2005
  • 64 Bit - Virtual Discotech 1.0 (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2005
  • Cosmic Gate - Race Car Driver (Back 2 Back Mix) 2005
  • Cosmic Gate - The Drums (Back 2 Back Mix) 2005
  • Armin van Buuren vs. Rank 1 - This World Is Watching Me (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2007
  • Kirsty Hawkshaw Meets Tenishia - Outsiders (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2007
  • Tiësto feat. JES - Everything (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2007
  • Cosmic Gate - Body Conflict (Cosmic Gate Club Mix) 2007
  • Vincent De Moor - Fly Away (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2007
  • Messler - Prepare (Cosmic Gate B2B3 Edit) 2007
  • Cosmic Gate - Fire Wire (Cosmic Gate B2B3 Reconstruction) 2007
  • Veracocha - Carte Blanche (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2008
  • OceanLab - Sirens of the Sea (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2008
  • Deadmau5 - Clockwork (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2008
  • Armin van Buuren feat. Cathy Burton - Rain (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2009
  • John O'Callaghan feat. Sarah Howells - Find Yourself (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2009
  • Fabio XB & Ronnie Play feat. Gabriel Cage - Inside Of You (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2009
  • Paul van Dyk feat. John McDaid - Home (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2009
  • Markus Schulz pres. Dakota - Sin City (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2009
  • Kyau & Albert - I Love You (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2009
  • JES - Lovesong (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2009
  • Cosmic Gate - London Rain (Back 2 Back 4 ReDub)
  • James Horner & Leona Lewis - I See You [ Avatar Main Theme ] (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2010
  • Andrew Bennett feat. Sir Adrian - Run Till U Shine (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2010
  • Cosmic Gate - Exploration Of Space (Cosmic Gate's Back 2 The Future Remix) 2010
  • Cosmic Gate - Fire Wire (Cosmic Gate's Back 2 The Future Remix) 2010
  • Markus Schulz - Away (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2011
  • Robbie Rivera - Departures (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2011
  • Ferry Corsten - Punk (Cosmic Gate Essential Rework) 2011
  • Emma Hewitt - Colours (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2012
  • Rank 1 & Jochen Miller feat. Sarah Bettens - Wild and Perfect Day (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2012
  • Manufactured Superstars – Calling All The Lovers (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2012
  • Late Night Alumni - Sapphire (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2012
  • Veracocha - Carte Blanche (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2013
  • Armin van Buuren - Pulsar (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2013
  • Gareth Emery - Long Way Home (Cosmic Gate Remix) 2015
  • Cosmic Gate - Exploration Of Space (Cosmic Gate's Third Contact Remix) 2016

Awards and nominations[edit]

DJ Magazine[edit]

Top 100 DJs' Ranking[edit]

[13]

Year Rank Movement
2003 86
2004 81 Up 5
2005 90 Down 9
2006
2007
2008 62
2009 19 Up 43
2010 24 Down 5
2011 43 Down 19
2012 39 Up 4
2013 80 Down 41
2014 69 Up 11
2015 99 Down 30
2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ's". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  2. ^ "DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ's". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  3. ^ Bonacich, Drago. "Cosmic Gate - Biography | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  4. ^ Short Bio
  5. ^ Staff, Your EDM (16 November 2016). "Cosmic Gate Announces New Artist Album & US Tour". Your EDM. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  6. ^ Austrian peaks
  7. ^ Danish peaks
  8. ^ Finnish peaks
  9. ^ German peaks
  10. ^ Dutch peaks
  11. ^ Swiss peaks
  12. ^
    • For all songs except "I Feel Wonderful": Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
    • For "I Feel Wonderful": "Chart Log UK 1994–2010". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Top 100 DJs 2016 | DJMag.com". djmag.com. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 

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