Belgium is known for many things. Waffles, that little statue of a boy peeing 24/7, Suske & Wiske, but for a few years now, it has become a leader in the world of Dance music, when it comes to organising a party. A party, known all over the world, as Tomorrowland. All styles with a whole lot of artists do go to Belgium (to Boom) to showcase what they are best at, and the organisation of Tomorrowland shows the world how to throw a party. And judging the line-up for last year’s event, I can not say I’ve seen anything like this. Maybe the EDC or UMF come close, but the list is just so damn good… and one of those playing at Tomorrowland last year was Cosmic Gate, the duo known for their memorable anthems such as ‘Fire Wire’, ‘The Truth’, ‘Back To Earth’, and countless remixes they made.
After a quick look on Wikipedia I found out that they started this Trance project back in 1997, which means that 2017 was a special year for them, being Cosmic Gate for 20 years. Bloody Nora, if you think about it like that, 20 years have gone by, and the majority of those years they have dominated the Trance scene with their amazing tunes. Sadly over the years I’ve lost touch of what they were making/doing, so when I noticed this liveset on Soundcloud and on Youtube, I was curious to find out what they are doing at the moment. And, judging the video and the actual set, they are doing alright! Still together after 21 years!
Let me show you the tracklist!
01. Cosmic Gate & JES – Materia
02. Cosmic Gate & Super8 & Tab – NOOM
03. Cosmic Gate & Orjan Nilsen – Fair Game
04. Cosmic Gate & Eric Lumiere – Edge Of Life
05. Push – Strange World (Andrew Bayer Remix)
06. Cosmic Gate & JES – Fall Into You
07. Cosmic Gate & Ferry Corsten – Dynamic
08. Chicane – Saltwater (Kryder Remix)
09. Cosmic Gate – am2pm
10. Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt – Tonight
11. Darude – Sandstorm (Mark Sixma Remix)
12. Cosmic Gate & Arnej – No Strings Attached
13. Cosmic Gate – Exploration Of Space (Cosmic Gate’s Third Contact Remix)
I have to say that I did watch it first on Youtube, and the actual area blew me away, the Trance Energy area. And the fans seemed to have a lot of fun, seeing and hearing Cosmic Gate doing their thing. If I would have been in that area, I would have never left. What a cool surrouding. I know it’s all about the music, but they’ve done their best to make it even more special. And the records played by Cosmic Gate are truly astonishing.
I love the fact that you can hear new music, but also a few oldskool classics being remixed, such as the mighty ‘Strange World’ by Push, and of course the most known track of all time: ‘Sandstorm’. And even though I’m against remixes of all time classics, these remixes are worthy to listen to. They do the originals justice. No f**king about, no mockery, just making it relevant to the present day.
But which tune made me want to put my raving gear on, and rave the night/day away? ‘Fair Game’. Orjan Nilsen and Cosmic Gate together. What a beautiful record.
I’ve lost touch in what Cosmic Gate has been doing over the years, but it turns out that they are still on fire. And I’m back on track now. Going on the hunt for new music by these two legends. Why legends? Well, check out their set, and you know why they still rule.
Act: Cosmic Gate
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Tomorrowland 2017 – Trance Energy Stage
Length Liveset: 00:58:15
Tracks: 13 (thirteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
More Information: Cosmic Gate – Official Website