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‘Materia’ (Mātěrĭa - Latin. Fem. Noun. Decl.): base, matter, essence, the substance that all things are made of).
The clock’s struck 12, the countdown’s over and your wait is done! Chapter.One of ‘Materia’ - Cosmic Gate’s planetary new artist album, is available from today.
‘Materia’s maiden chapter (already a MIXMAG album of the month!) presents a mouthwatering co-production array. Comprised of nine recordings, it abounds with tracks in partnership with Cosmic cohorts both established and new! You’ll quickly find ‘Edge Of Life’, Nic & Bossi’s Spotify-smashing (2 millions streams and counting!) latest with Californian-based singer Eric Lumiere. Marking their third outing with JES, the album weighs anchor with ‘Materia’s vanguard single ‘Fall Into You’. In both name and nature, ‘Dynamic’ is the outcome of CG’s second studio meet-up with Ferry Corsten. Melding (says DJ Mag in their 8/10 review) “grit and melody in equal proportions”, stylishly it picks right up where their autumn Spotify & chart dynamo ‘Event Horizon’ left off. Working in perfect synergy, ‘Spectrum’, their debut co-op with iLan Bluestone, is the perfect summation of the trio’s trance nuance and ingenuity.
Backed by Alastor ‘s crowd-rousing vocals ‘Fight The Feeling’s sleek, cruising trance lines brings another ready made floor-roar to ‘Materia’s tracklist. Sung by Tim White, the more daytime inclined ‘The Deep End’ meanwhile supplies the album one of its several natural born radio-wave gifts. Long on CG’s collaboration must-do list, Chapter.One’s latter stages see Julie Thompson join ‘Materia’s honour roll. The English songstress’ full vocal range burns vocal heart & soul into the hauntingly ethereal ‘Fireflies’. At Chapter One’s endzone lies the Beatport #1 'am2pm’ and new speaker-spanker ‘Halo’, which bring a counterweighting instrumental balance to ‘Materia’s vocal coterie. ‘Speaking’ directly to clubfloors, each carries the unmistakably tenacious hallmarks of Cosmic Gate’s production complexion.
“We didn’t set out to create the most definitive Cosmic Gate releases ever”, imparts Nic Chagall, when talking about the process behind his and Bossi’s latest album project. “It is how it turned out though”. “With each week that passed, Bossi picks up “and each track we finished over its 12-month timeline, we became evermore aware of how fundamentally ‘Cosmic Gate’ the developing album sounded. And who knows?” he ventures, “maybe these’ll be the ones that, over time, people will hold up and say: “hey, this is what Cosmic Gate are all about”.
Hence ‘Materia’ became their working, and then final titles.
You’ve probably noticed that we’re speaking in plurals here, for there is indeed something of a twist to their seventh longplayer. The 20th of January 2017 sees Germany’s most successful and enduring electronic music duo release Chapter.One in ‘Materia’s two part arc (the second primed for further into 2017).
Nic says: “the longer we worked on the album, the more ideas came on the table: ones for songs, sounds, collaborations and other elements. We met with other artists and talked to them about it. We found a lot of them shared our vision and subsequently many wanted to become a part of it. The upshot of it all was we ended up with far more album demos than any of our previous releases, and with a higher ratio of ones we wanted to include too. It became a bit of a monster!” he says with a grin. “Far too many for one release. It was a nice problem to have, sure, but a problem nonetheless! So the idea came about to tell the story of ‘Materia’ over more than one album.”
Zero expectation management required - ‘Materia’s extraordinary trip embarks with ‘Chapter One’, which is available through all good download portals and streaming services today!!
Cosmic Gate - Materia - Chapter.One
01. Cosmic Gate & JES - Fall Into You
02. Cosmic Gate & Ilan Bluestone - Spectrum
03. Cosmic Gate & Eric Lumiere - Edge Of Life
04. Cosmic Gate & Ferry Corsten - Dynamic
05. Cosmic Gate & Alastor - Fight The Feeling
06. Cosmic Gate & Tim White - The Deep End
07. Cosmic Gate - am2pm
08. Cosmic Gate & Julie Thompson - Fireflies
09. Cosmic Gate - Halo
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