(Trance) Cosmic Gate - Discography - 8 albums, 10 Compilations , 54 singles, 63 remixes (1999-2011) - [MP3 (tracks, image +. cue), VBR, CBR 192-320 kbps]
Terheven Claus (Claus Terhoeven) aka Nic Chagall and Stefan Bossems (Stefan Bossems) aka DJ Bossi met in November 1998 in Cologne, while working on projects for the label X-IT. They decided to try to work together and recorded a track called "The Drums", which in May 1999 reached a high position in the charts in Germany. Thus was born a new project.
On the question of the origin of the name Cosmic Gate, the guys say: "One day we were sitting in the studio with our sales manager, and he said that our music is heavy and catchy, but with a sort of cosmic color. We had two options - "Cosmic" and "Stargate", of which later became known Sosmic Gate.
Klaus Terheven aka (Nic Chagall) was born November 10, 1972 in Duisburg. From an early age he showed interest in music, which to a certain degree was forced by his parents, passionately addicted to the art. Thus, from the age of eight until a matriculation certificate in 1991, he took piano lessons, which are great to use to him in the future. His DJ career began at age 17. He played in various clubs and discotheques, and in 1994 became a resident of one of the largest discos E-dry. But Klaus did not stop there, because he sought not only to reduce the plate, but also create their own sound, and in 1995 are born of his own works. He decides to devote himself to music, and even throws a semester studying at the Faculty of Economics 5. Three years later, as part of its own project Strings Of Harmony Claus reaches the first confession - it gets into TOP30 single chart of the official Dutch. This is followed by a series of collaborative works and remixes for well-known producers, and projects such as: Sash!, Talla2XLC, Oliver Moldan, Yello, SuperMax, and others.
Stefan Bossems aka (DJ Bossi) from the German Krefeld (Krefeld) by 1998 had lighted a music producer and DJ . As a producer he started writing music and producing tracks in 1992 on projects NAD and Unknown Structure! The success enjoyed his work "I Don't Care", "Time To Make The Floor Burn", "To The Sky", tracks 1996-97 with a joint project Jaspa Jones Me & Mr. Jones - "Be Strong", "Keep On - Be Strong", "The Spirit", remixes of songs Kosmonova, Sash!, Dario G, as well as a global charity project United Deejays For Central America (1998 song "Too Much Rain").
Immediately after the debut single project, a second Cosmic Gate - "Mental Atmosphere", it is superior to the success of previous falls, and almost all the official charts, not only Germany but also the Netherlands and settles permanently in the Top 50 German Media Control. Inspired by the success of the first singles that they release the regular hits of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" and "Fire Wire" (reached the 9th position in the British charts), which finally secured a high position in the market of the project dance music industry in Europe.
Released in February 2001, the duo's debut album "Rhythm & Drums" hit the charts of the best records in Germany, which was a huge success - taking into account the heavy and while the duo's unusual style. Against the backdrop of a well-deserved popularity, Cosmic Gate release is truly a mega-hit dance culture - "Ehploration Of Space" and "Melt To The Ocean". Following the study of space and the ocean, Cosmic Gate return to Earth with a brand new successful hit "Back to Earth". Summer 2002 has passed for children under the sign of the album "No More Sleep" and single "The Truth", soaring on the charts right on the first place just one week after the release! Their second album gave fans of club music for the new "Cosmic" melodious sound combined with the already traditional hard bass and drums.
After this album, their style began to change and move away from hard trance, work began to appear more gravitating towards an emerging progressive trance. Autumn 2002 was marked by joint work on the songs "The Wave" and "Raging" with the famous female vocalist Jan Johnston. After the publication of his first successful mix compilation "Back To Back" in April 2003 in conjunction with the release of "Human Beings", the guys went to work in the studio doing remixes for other artists, and spinning his own label under the name E-Cutz , which was originally founded in 1999 in Duisburg, called Essential Cuts Studio. Later it was renamed the E-Cutz, and in June 2006 - closed, having to release a string of superb releases. Parallel developed their DJ career. Guys already at that time to speak at many famous venues in Europe. titanic work was accomplished adequately rewarded at the end of 2003 first hit the hundred best DJ-s in the world by DJMag.
in 2004 on the E-Cutz was released vinyl of two parts - "Different Concept EP "(containing tracks like" Ultra Curve "and" Bilingual "). In 2005, at the E-Cutz comes second compilation" Back To Back Vol.2 ", a superb vinyl with vocals by the same Jan Jonston" I Feel Wonderful "and republished the work" The Drums 2005. "And in September of 2006 the guys released on Black Hole Leila his third album" Earth Mover ", which absorbed all their best work in recent years, and yet unreleased tracks. This album is one of the best dance album of the year. After it was held and released the single "Should Have Known" with vocals by Tiff Lacey, and in early 2007 - a new vinyl duo "Analog Feel".
In addition to work on the Cosmic Gate, each of them had taken part in numerous side projects. For Stephen successful is the collaboration with famous bison electro-house music - DJ Delicious. For Nick is working on such projects as Starsplash, Dream Dance Alliance, Nature One Inc and others and a collaboration with DJ Shog, with whom they have issued about 15 tracks and remixes, as well as a number of collaborative remixes of other artists.
During the joint work the guys have been many remixes of: Sash! - "Adelante", U96 - "Das Boot 2001 ", DJ Tiesto -" Suburban Train ", Rank 1 -" Awakening ", Ferry Corsten -" Punk ", Svenson & Gielen -" Answer The Question ", Beam -" Amun ", Age Of Love -" Age Of Love " . It should be noted, and the more recent work - remixes for Armin Van Buuren vs Rank 1 - "This World Is Watching Me" and Kirsty Hawkshaw vs Tenishia - "Outsiders".
Recently, Klaus pays more attention to his solo projects. Under the pseudonym Nic Chagall He has already released a vinyl Encee - "Sansibar" / "I Don't Know", "Monday Bar" (the original track was the Tune Of The Week ASOT 223 and ended up in a variety of compilations and DJ playlists) and most recently - has already become a huge hit "What You Need". In an interview with Klaus admitted Monday to Friday it is in the studio and on the weekends - DJing. However, in the words of Klaus and his solo career is in no way affect the project, Cosmic Gate.
In As DJ's "Cosmic" act as together or separately. In 1999 Nic Chagall was one of the most popular DJs in the world. Over the years, his popularity has only grown. But Bossi become parties to the world-famous festivals: Loveparade, Mystery Land, Trance Energy, Sensation, Dance Valley. extremely broad geography of their performances at the global events - in Australia, Japan, USA, South Africa, Austria, Germany, Poland, Switzerland and other countries. Recall that in May 2005 Sosmic Gate made and before the Kiev audience at the legendary festival Live Energy. Often their guest mixes can be heard on the air of many well-known radio show - Trance Around The World, Global DJ Broadcast, Intuition Radio Show, Clubbin, Blank & Jones and Friends In The Mix.