Cosmic Gate Bio

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Cosmic Gate is a trance duo made up of Claus Terhoeven (born 1972, aka Nic Chagall) and Stefan Bossems (born 1967, aka DJ Bossi), both from Krefeld in Germany. In 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of its annual Top 100 DJ Poll, where Ultra Records’ Cosmic Gate placed #19, 43 spots above the duo’s ranking the year before. In 2010, DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ Poll had Cosmic Gate at #24. Formed in 1999, Cosmic Gate's first single was "Exploration of Space," followed by "The Drums," "Mental Atmosphere" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" remix using samples from The Wizard of Oz film. However, In their homeland of Germany, they’ve maintained a consistent level of chart success, with no fewer than seven Top 40 singles to their credit and a Top 10 hit in the UK in 2001, with the quintessential club hit, “Fire Wire.” Drawing on a broad-range of their individual musical tastes and influences, they’ve continued to advance and enhance the sound. Following up the long-players “Rythm & Drums” and “No More Sleep,” in 2006, they released “Earth Mover,” which saw a seismic shift toward a more melodic and electronically orientated music. Including the club hits “Analog Feel,” “Should Have Known” and “I Feel Wonderful,” the long-player was IDMA nominated for Best Album of 2007. Cosmic Gate is known for their effortless, kinetic sound incorporating enthralling melodies and captivating synths. Over their production lifetime, the Cosmic Gate remixes have become almost as fêted as their productions. Essentially a blow by blow of trance music’s A-list, Nic and Bossi lent their studio know-how to productions by the likes of Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond’s OceanLab project, Paul Van Dyk, Deadmau5, Rank 1 and Blank & Jones. Most recently they rewired John O‘Callagan‘s “Find Yourself,” put their hands on Armin van Buuren’s “Rain,” and created two highly-praised remixes of “Vincent De Moor–Fly Away” and “Veracocha–Carte Blanche.” 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.

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