Labelled by music bible MIXMAG as "stylistically fearless, panoramic, astonishing and a hallowed height of perfection", Cosmic Gate's 'Start To Feel' seemed to reach the 'legendary' status in no time...
The illustrious duo emerged from within the Trance genre with their own, iconic sound and created an album of unparalleled magnitude.
With an outcome the scale of which few could predict, June 2014 saw Cosmic Gate land their sixth artist album. Not so much ahead of the curve, as straight-up setting it, it ushered in a new era for Nic & Bossi. Featuring an all-star cast of co-producers & singers - Ørjan Nilsen, Emma Hewitt, Jerome Isma-Ae, Eric Lumiere, KhoMha, Jonathan Mendelsohn, Alexander Popov & JES among them, worldwide, the album shot straight into the top 10 of iTunes’ dance charts.
MIXMAG hailed it as “stylistically fearless”, “panoramic” and “astonishing”, scoring it 10/10. Giving it their Album of the Month award, the magazine stated: “as artist albums go, Start To Feel is damn near perfect!”
With Cosmic Gate’s mission of “inspiring fans to experience electronic music in a deeper, wider, more complete way”, its rapturous initial fan-response was only the beginning of the #STF effect. It hatched a run of Beatport #1 charting singles (‘Falling Back’, Fair Game’, ‘Yai’ (Here We Go Again’) among them), sold-out 40+-date Start To Feel worldwide tour and bumped Cosmic Gate back up DJ Mag’s Top 100.
Never ones to rest on their laurels, FFWD a year and Cosmic Gate are ready to raise ‘Start To Feel’s game again. The pair have compiled a criterion 360° of the album, which arrives June 19th. Featuring all its original tracks, the Deluxe Edition doubles the size of the STF universe, with a galaxy of revisions from top-flight producers. Included among them are Andrew Rayel, Gareth Emery, Mark Sixma, Alexander Popov, Rafaël Frost, Maor Levi & Jorn van Deynhoven. The Deluxe Edition also slots the album’s official single release videos (‘Going Home’, ‘Falling Back’, ‘Alone’, ‘So Get Up!’, ‘Fair Game’, ‘Telefunken’ and ‘Yai (Here We Go Again’)) into fans’ collections for the first time.
All of the music you know and love, 18 sensational multi-angled remixes, club mixes & special edits and 6 videos, all assembled together on a definitive edition that no Cosmic Gate aficionada will want to be without.
So, how deluxe is the ‘Deluxe Edition’, you ask!? Well, with all the stops pulled out - frankly, it’d be quicker to tell you what isn’t on board!
Remix-wise, Nic & Bossi have called up an impressive honour roll of remix contemporaries to bring new outlooks on the album’s wealth of material. Among their number are Mark Sixma who’s converted (per DJ Mag “anthem in a can!”) ‘Falling Back’ into a stabbily riffed, jet-propelled peak-of-the-night-er. Gareth Emery walks the pitch wheel up the scale on ‘Going Home’ while Holland’s Jorn van Deynhoven gives Emma Hewitt’s vocal full range on his trancified revision.
Hooking the “marching drums and tech-noir effects of the “Kraftwerk-esque” ‘Telefunken’ up to the mains, Bart Claessen’s reaches out for the third rail with his electrifying, electro-charged mix.
Both Andrew Rayel and Maor Levi work their singularly inimitable sound-sets into vocal anthem ‘Alone’, while Alexander Popov walks the cooler-heeled, more trance-progressive line on ‘Run Away’. ‘Sparks After The Sunset’ receives some deeper atmosphere, courtesy of Rafaël Frost, whilst further in Steve Brian, High 5, Rodg, Greenhaven DJs and Husman remould ‘Happyness’, ‘Shine Forever’, ‘All My Life’ and others.
No comprehensive ‘Start To Feel’ edition would be complete without a full complement of the album’s videos. Visual dimensions to ‘Falling Back’, ‘Alone’, ‘So Get Up!’, ‘Fair Game’, ‘Telefunken’ & ‘Yai (Here We Go Again)’ are all included. Also featured is their most recent video, ‘Going Home’, which features Nic, Bossi & Emma Hewitt in animated mini-me form on board a hi-tech boat powered by CG’s beats.
'Start To Feel' marked another chapter in Cosmic Gate's career and this Deluxe Edition is a more than worthy addition to the story, as it has grown to be a book able to withstand the test of time. With Cosmic Gate, you never know what could be next. But one thing is for certain: the groundbreaking music you were desperately looking for can be found right here.
Release date: June 19th.
What the music press said about Start To Feel:
“The authenticity of ‘Start To Feel’s songs is impossible to miss” – DJMag Italia
“Massive”, “recommended to anyone who appreciates electronic music at it’s very best!” – Tilllate Magazine
“Perhaps their most amazing album. It will appeal to everyone!” – DJMag France
“When they invent an amplifier that goes up to 11, you can score this 11. Until then it has to be ‘just’ 10!” - MIXMAG
“Perfection!” – DJW Magazine
“Difficult to stand one track out on the album, everyone of them is a gem. Album of the Month!” – DJ Mag Spain
Tracklist Cosmic Gate - Start To Feel (Deluxe Edition):
Cosmic Gate - Happyness (06:20)
Cosmic Gate & Eric Lumiere - Falling Back (04:39)
Cosmic Gate & Orjan Nilsen - Fair Game (04:56)
Cosmic Gate with Kristina Antuna - Alone (04:50)
Cosmic Gate with Mike Schmid - No One Can Touch You Now (05:48)
Cosmic Gate with Jerome Isma-Ae - Telefunken (04:39)
Cosmic Gate with Eric Lumiere - Run Away (04:57)
Cosmic Gate with Emma Hewitt - Going Home (04:33)
Cosmic Gate with Sarah Lynn - Sparks After The Sunset (04:01)
Cosmic Gate - Yai (05:41)
Cosmic Gate - So Get Up (04:26)
Cosmic Gate with Jaren - Try (04:18)
Cosmic Gate with Cary Brothers - Start To Feel (05:45)
Cosmic Gate with Alexander Popov & Jannika - Shine Forever (05:31)
Cosmic Gate - Crushed (04:53)
Cosmic Gate with KhoMha - Tormenta (04:43)
Cosmic Gate with Jonathan Mendelsohn - All My Life (05:11)
Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt - Going Home (Club Radio Edit) (02:59)
Cosmic Gate & JES - Yai (Here We Go Again) (Radio Edit) (03:16)
Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt - Going Home (Gareth Emery Radio Edit) (03:08)
Cosmic Gate & Eric Lumiere - Falling Back (Mark Sixma Radio Edit) (03:25)
Cosmic Gate with Sarah Lynn - Sparks After The Sunset (Rafaël Frost Radio Edit) (03:53)
Cosmic Gate with Kristina Antuna - Alone (Andrew Rayel Radio Edit) (03:30)
Cosmic Gate with Eric Lumiere - Run Away (Alexander Popov Radio Edit) (03:50)
Cosmic Gate & Jennifer Cooke - This Will Be Your Happyness (Steve Brian Radio Edit) (02:52)
Cosmic Gate with Cary Brothers - Start To Feel (Pretty Pink Radio Edit) (03:29)
Cosmic Gate & Eric Lumiere - Falling Back (Luke Bond Radio Edit) (03:45)
Cosmic Gate with Jonathan Mendelsohn - All My Life (Husman Radio Edit) (03:22)
Cosmic Gate with Jaren - Try (Ruben de Ronde Radio Edit) (03:30)
Cosmic Gate with Mike Schmid - No One Can Touch You Now (Rodg Radio Edit) (03:47)
Cosmic Gate & Jennifer Cooke - This Will Be Your Happyness (High 5 Radio Edit) (03:07)
Cosmic Gate with Emma Hewitt - Going Home (Jorn van Deynhoven Radio Edit) (03:04)
Cosmic Gate & Jerome Isma-Ae - Telefunken (Bart Claessen Radio Edit) (03:31)
Cosmic Gate with Alexander Popov & Jannika - Shine Forever (Greenhaven DJs Radio Edit) (03:34)
Cosmic Gate with Jaren - Try (DJ Observer & Heatcliff Radio Edit) (03:47)
Cosmic Gate with Sarah Lynn - Sparks After The Sunset (Denis Kenzo Radio Edit) (02:56)
Cosmic Gate & Kristina Antuna - Alone (Maor Levi Radio Edit) (03:03)