Great new talent enters the universe of dance music like a freshly formed star, outshining everything else in the sky. But many lights fizz out after a spectacular entrance, living the rest of their careers in the shadow of their former glory. However, having caught their performance last month at Nocturnal, I can attest that the flame of a certain legendary trance duo still shines brighter than ever. The power of Cosmic Gate to fashion deep and resonating trance tracks has gone anywhere but downwards. With that said, prepare to lose yourself in a brand new album full of epic bangers and unearthly collaborations.
The album, titled Wake Your Mind, is their newest since 2009’s Sign of the Times, which is quite a standard to live up to. Listen first to Flying Blind, a snappy vocal tune with the angelic musings of Black Hole Recordings staple Jes. Another of my favorites is Barra, a track full of Cosmic Gate’s supremely uplifting melodies. Finally, we have the collaboration with Andrew Bayer, which launches straight into darker territory. Don’t let that fool you for long, though; it’s still a hands-in-the-air track. Hugely popular single The Theme can also be found on this release.
Let me just remind you that what’s up there is just the tip of the iceberg selected by LT3 for your listening pleasure. Get on the whole album for collaborations with the likes of Myon & Shane 54 and Arnej. Cosmic Gate is out to prove that the dance world is by no means at the mercy of newcomers; veterans can and will have their say.