Vorsprung Durch Technik (or 'Advantage through technology' in English) pretty much sums up the typical German stereotype. Super efficient, groundbreaking and full of innovation. If Mercedes are this to the motoring world then Cosmic Gate are paralleled within the world of electronic music.
After a chance meeting at a record label head office in Germany, Claus Terhoeven (Nic Chagall) and Stefan Bossems (Bossi) have created and inspired some of the most influential music ever to hit our dance floors over the past decade.
Today, Cosmic Gate are rated number 23 in the online directory of the worlds leading DJs at DJlist.com whilst remaining a permanent fixture, positioned for three consecutive years inside the DJ Mag top 100 confirming Cosmic Gate amongst the elite of dance music's most famous and popular DJ duos.
During the trance boom of the late nineties no DJ set would have been complete without the sounds of Cosmic Gate. Original productions such as The Drums, Back To Earth, Exploration of Space, The Truth, Raging and the unforgettable Fire Wire, which reached #9 in the UK charts and dominated DJ record boxes, homes and car stereos across the globe for the majority of the synth filled millennium year.
In Germany the act have seen unequivocal fame with no less than seven chart top 40 singles to their name along with two artist albums 'Rhythm & Drums' and 'No moreSleep' rocketing their way into the album charts.
Success after success with their own original productions has been accompanied by an impressive repertoire of Cosmic Gate remixes, for artists including Tiesto (Urban Train), Ferry Corsten (Punk), Blank & Jones (DFF), Svenson & Gielen (Answer the Question) and Vanessa Mae (White Bird) to name but a few.
Behind the decks, Cosmic Gate can be found week in week out performing at the worlds leading clubs from Velfarre in Tokyo to Glow in Washington and from The Gallery in London to Sydney's massive Home club. European festivals such as the legendary Nature One and Mysteryland have paved the way for the Cosmic Gate DJ experience to be appreciated in full effect.
Regular DJ appearances on every continent including major stop offs in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States have given Cosmic Gate the chance to reach their truly global fan base.
Cosmic Gate have always been, first and foremost about their fans. The ability to adapt and change their musical style with the ever changing face of dance music has seen the Cosmic Gate sound develop and move away from the harder edge trance through to their current, more subtle yet still driving energetic music style.
Cosmic Gate recently released Back 2 Back vol. 2, the second in the mix compilation series distributed through the worlds leading music companies. These include Black Hole Recordings globally, Ministry of Sound in Australia and Sheer Music in South Africa. A superb testament to their popularity with sales figures continuing to soar into the thousands.
The duo are currently working on their third artist album, arguably their best yet. Comprising a mixture of vocal and instrumental tracks the album combines progressive elements with trance, techno, tech-house, electro and house.
Due for release in April 2006, the fifteen track artist album will not only include their recent hits Ultra Curve, Bilingual, Monotone and I Feel Wonderful (feat. Jan Johnson) but will deliver a phenomenal blend of driving cool club tracks, a certain for airplay from the worlds other leading DJs and set to edge Cosmic Gate in the same direction they have been moving throughout the past decade - right to the top.