With matters ‘Materia’ to attend to, Cosmic Gate’s ‘Wake Your Mind Sessions’ series went on hiatus last year. Absence, as they say, only makes the heart grow fonder and now, the heart gets what it wants with the release of ‘Wake Your Mind Session 003'.
So what’s what with ‘003’ then? Well – dare we say – it’s bolder in vision and even wider in its style & power-band. Bigger too, by virtue of an even higher ratio of exclusives, premieres and first-listen tracks – all threaded into the mix. Leaving no studio door un-knocked or creative avenue unexplored, Nic & Bossi have – as ever – been tireless in sourcing its sonic ordnance. That’s resulted in music, mixes and mash-ups as far as eye can see & ear can hear!
Included among them, ripe from the studio desks of Estiva, Eskai and Leo Reyes, are new reworks of some of ‘Materia’s most majestic moments. You’ll also find freshly inked Wake Your Mind Records signings courtesy of Greenhaven DJs, Noise Zoo, Patrick White and Marcus Santoro. Mash-ups abound too, with Cosmic Gate getting their hands on artists as diverse as Third Party and Marco V. And naturally they all fall between the hottest, latest soundware from a super-starry tracklist cast – Above & Beyond, Gabriel & Dresden, Kyau & Albert & Genix, Wellenrausch & Gai Barone and Tim Mason to mention but a few.
EDMSauce asked Cosmic Gate to pick the five tracks that most clearly defined the music on their released-this-week Wake Your Mind Sessions 003 mix-album. Here’s what Nic & Bossi came up with:
Patrick White – Reason
Very talented Polish DJ and producer, who won the remix competition we ran on our track ‘AR’ with Markus Schulz. So we got in touch with him and when he sent us this track, we immediately fell in love with his sound. Fresh with some old trance elements – glad to have him on board for WYMS003 and as single release on WYM Records.
Cosmic Gate & JES – If Not Now (Club Mix)
Featured on our album Materia – ChapterTwo, as a downtempo version, we gave this track a club mix treatment especially for Wake Your Mind Sessions 003. While the album version is deep and kind of melancholic, the club mix evolved in a trancier fashion, with a more uplifting feel after the break.
Gabriel & Dresden – The Only Road (Cosmic Gate Remix)
It was a pleasure to remix one of Josh & Dave’s new tracks. We clicked with the vocal quickly and once we had that bassline the rest of the remix just fell into place. One of these very special studio moments!
Cosmic Gate vs. Third Party – Like This Body Of Conflict (Cosmic Gate Mash Up)
Originally we made this as a bootleg version for our DJ sets. But we got so many requests from fans, as everybody was recognizing our old track ‘Body Of Conflict’ in it. So we asked Third Party for permission to make it an official release on WYMS003 and, well, here you go!
Marcus Santoro – Whispers
We met Marcus in Australia. He did top notch support on our Materia album tour down there and we’ve played a lot of his tracks on WYM Radio lately. We asked him, if he’d like to support us with an exclusive track for WYMS003 and here it is: ‘Whispers’!
On completing Wake You Mind Sessions 003, Cosmic Gate’s Bossi commented: “as ever, a great deal of thought went into the structuring of these mixes. The first person we played it to really put their finger on it: ‘CD1, I turn on at work and CD2 I listen to in the car before I go out’ Music to our ears – that was exactly what we were going for!
Well that's enough with the talk! Click the link below to get your hands on the ‘Wake Your Mind Sessions 003' NOW!