Following extensive international tours on the back of the swathe of hits that came from their late 2011 'Wake Your Mind' album, German trance veterans Cosmic Gate returned this year with new singles 'Storm Chaser', 'Crushed' and 'So Get Up'. Nic Chagall and Bossi told DJ Mag it’s a matter of balancing their signature trance sound with the desire to move forward.
“It’s different styles all over again, but always with our signature that people can recognize. We don’t want to be predictable, we’d get bored doing the same things in a studio over and over.”
'So Get Up' was the first single on their new Wake Your Mind label, and it caps off what’s otherwise been a massive year of touring that’s seen them hosting festival stages in Australia, joining A State of Trance in Ibiza as residents, as well as staging several “Wake Your Mind in Concert” events, featuring guest vocalists to compliment the Cosmic Gate experience.
While the pair are supportive of the trance scene’s recent push towards old-school sounds, they maintain it won’t have a massive impact on their next album, that they’re currently working on. “We’ve been there already, and it wouldn’t feel right for us to go back to where it all started. We prefer to develop our sound by combining different styles to create something new."