The Gallery Pres. Cosmic Gate
Fri Nov 2nd
Three days before Bonfire night, means three explosive artists who even Guy Fawkes would be proud of. Cosmic Gate will have you reaching for the stars, with a sparkling performance that always pushes Ministry’s sound system to the MAX. A core trance sound instilled with electro-charged grooves, always results in a scintillating experience. Tracks such as the poignant ‘Be Your Sound,’ which received an IDMA 2012 nomination for ‘Best Trance Track’, reflects their ability to dictate today’s sound. It’s cosmic memories like these, on which The Gallery faithful will reminisce for years to come.
Simon Patterson is also one for uplifting moments. Tearing beats making him a different, but no less engaging proposition. Track ‘Here & Now’ deservedly reached the summit of the ‘Track It Down’ trance chart, incorporating heavenly vocals which although different from Patterson’s usual style, was fully embraced by his fans. This is in part due to a thunderous drop, which has that trademark ‘SP’ stamp all over. A recent remix of ‘Leave Me Alone’ by Neelix is what we’re most looking forward to, hardening the original with an almost pseudo-psy breakdown
Interview – Cosmic Gate
Burning questions posed, interesting answers given! Cosmic Gate reveal why Ministry is one of their most favourite gigs…
Your previous Gallery visit was in August. Best recollection from the night?
As always we had a hell of a good time playing for you guys! In August it was a even more special night than regular, as it was the opening weekend of the Olympic games, and the whole of London felt even more special and on fire. It was simply perfect from A to Z. Whoever is in London on a Friday night should not miss coming to Ministry of Sound at least once, definitely one of the best European club nights a EDM fan can wish for.
Cosmic Gate recently featured a prestigious guest mix for Markus Schulz’s ‘GDJB’ show. Did you prepare this any different to your normal club shows?
A radio guest mix sure is different to a pure club set. A club set is simply longer, and the DJ can interact direct with the crowd and simply react to what is going on the dancefloor right away - because there is a vibe and direct feedback. Different to this, a pre recorded radio set simply needs a lot of imagination. How to set the tracks and combine them for people, that simply listen in totally different surroundings and situations. A good mix still hopefully makes them all enjoy the journey, no matter what the circumstances.
A fond memory for Gallery fans this year, was your intimate ‘Trance Nation’ pre-party. Any plans to do another?
This pre party honestly was a lot of fun, playing for a small intimate crowd of real hardcore fans and time even for a little chat. It was crazy for us to see people come from all across the UK and even Europe, A real ‘Trance Nation’ meeting.
With this summer’s ASOT residency in Ibiza, was it difficult to keep each show fresh and engaging for the fans?
Actually it was not difficult at all, as all these gigs happen in a 3 months period. So there is always new tracks out, we did not have the gig before. The set times for every gig are different too, the DJ playing before was a different one as well, so actually every night varies to the one before. This makes it fun and diverse for the crowd, as well as the DJ.
Plans for rest of 2013?
We just have released our latest single from the ‘Wake Your Mind’ album called ‘Calm Down,’ featuring the amazing Emma Hewitt on vocals again, and coming with fantastic remixes from Omnia and Ost & Meyer. The rest of the year is filled with gigs and concerts on top, plus we will be back in the studio working on new material to be released next year.
Finally in Gallery tradition, 3 words to describe your forthcoming set?
100% Cosmic Gate…