CHI-EDM EPISODE 22 – Cosmic Gate Interview


Cosmic Gate is a trance duo made up of Nic Chagall and DJ Bossi, both from Germany. 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. 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.