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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:16

“Cosmic Gate.”
Best known for: 
“'Wake Your Mind'.”
Tune of the year: 
“'Pyramid Scheme'.”
“Indeed, the amount being paid to certain DJs is really high compared to recent years, but at the end of the day, the market is regulating the price.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“We think it has. As dance lovers we all should stay positive about it. After all, it’s better than only hip-hop or rock on the radio, right?”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“Little mice, so we can spy on what the results of this year's Top 100 poll will be!”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“Should DJs use a microphone? Should they dance? Should they use a laptop? In the end it’s up to the DJ to decide what’s right, and the audience decides by showing up to the gigs.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“We definitely think we have a responsibility to show EDM and drugs do not necessarily belong together. On the other hand, people are responsible for their own life and choices.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“We’d really like our existing rider served up by Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian.”

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."