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The Expedition Continues: An Interview with Cosmic Gate

With a name that was once synonymous with Hard Trance, Cosmic Gate has rode the swells of Progressive to Electro and beyond. I was dying to find out how Privilege Ibiza's newest residents were enjoying ASOT Mondays alongside Armin van Buuren, and how the German duo met in the first place, so we sat down for a quick chat. As the two approach their headlining performance this weekend at America's premiere beach festival Wavefront, Nic Chagall and Bossi also let us know what Chicago attendees can be expecting this coming weekend.

Sierra: Along with Markus Schulz, W&W, Dash Berlin, and Armin van Buuren, you will be performing during ASOT's residency at Privilege in Ibiza for "Ibiza Mondays", how has this expedition compared to others in the past?

Cosmic Gate: The ASOT opening show was simply off the hook! Privilege was jam packed, even with Ibiza in mid June not being more than maybe half full, it was really amazing and promising another fantastic season for Armin and his residents who we have the pleasure to be a part of again this year. 

S: Can you explain the difference from performing inside the United States, Europe, etc?

CG: There is no huge difference in most of the clubs in our eyes. People just come to party and dance to their favorite music, feel the vibe and have a good time. It's not important which side of the Atlantic you live on, good parties happen here and there -- which is good!

S: Trance has come a long way and has really hit a huge rise in popularity in recent years, did you ever envision it getting this big or remaining more underground?

CG: Trance in our eyes still somehow is underground. A few songs sometimes stick out more than others, but in general you will not find a real trance song in the charts. Trance is maybe more popular in the club and on big festivals, bringing together huge amount of people to party together. We think Trance is simply the best music to party to by far!

S: What do you predict for the future of the genre?

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"Nothing Ever Lasts" (Nitrous Oxide Remix) - Cosmic Gate & Andrew Bayer

It takes a lot for us to even mention a dance album these days, as the genre is not really about what albums have represented up until this point in time. Although a large amount of the tracks released on Cosmic Gate's Wake Your Mind were previously released as singles, there were a few surprises tucked in with the classics that make it a truly noteworthy compilation of Trance & Progressive. Andrew Bayer & Cosmic Gate's "Nothing Ever Lasts" brings back vivid memories of this past summer as the opening track on Above & Beyond's best mix to date for Cream Ibiza. Diving in head first, Nitrous Oxide penetrates the original sound, dividing it up into entirely new layers of bass and synth for us to wrap our skulls around. Invest your spirit in this truly driving and innovative remix that needs to be heard!

Wake Your Mind (Deluxe Edition) [iTunes]

By Edward Fancher


24 Free Set Downloads from ASOT 600 Den Bosch

I usually get sad listening to these on the live stream, but when I download them I'll have them on repeat for weeks. There were just too many sets to write about this time around, but I can personally recommend Omnia, Arctic Moon, Aly & Fila, Solarstone, and Kearney's sets which were all out of this world. There's a lot of music new, old, and unidentified to be discovered in these archives so just click and download them all!


Armin van Buuren (Warm-Up)


Andrew Rayel

Cosmic Gate

Armin van Buuren

Dash Berlin

Orjan Nilsen

Simon Patterson


Turn The World Into A Dancefloor

Beat Service

Ummet Ozcan

Chris Schweizer



Ben Gold


Mark Sherry

Who's Afraid of 138

Arctic Moon

Aly & Fila

John Askew

John O'Callaghan

Armin van Buuren

Bryan Kearney

Indecent Noise

By Edward Fancher


Juicy Beach 2013 Miami Phase One Lineup Announced

One of the premiere Winter Music Conference events going on in Miami this year just announced their stellar lineup. WMC is all about the booze, sun rays, and heavenly House beats, and I'm here to tell you you're going to have plenty of that this year. The event will be held Thursday, March 21 at the world famous Nikki beach to the soundtrack of an all-star House lineup including:

Robbie Rivera, Bob Sinclair, Cosmic Gate, Moguai, Manufactured Superstars, Nari & Milani, Stefano Noferini, Manuel De La Mare, Federico Scavo

And this is just Phase 1! Since '05 Rivera and his wife Monica have been behind the scenes bringing us the best beach party Miami has to offer, attracting over 5000 partiers at each 17-hour event. And it gets even better for you aspiring DJs out there. Robbie is offering you a chance to play at the renowned event, just submit your remix of "Makes Me Field Good" along with a 15 minute mix incorporating it here. Stems for the track are available here. Submissions are open until 2/10 and the winner will be announced on 2/26. And to top it off you can support the Lounge by buying your tickets directly through us! 

Get Your Tickets

By Edward Fancher


Tomorrow in AZ: La La Land Music Festival @ PHX Convention Center

Prepare for Electronic Dance Music to take over Phoenix, Arizona this Friday, December 7th at Arizona's hugest massive of the year with La La Land Music Festival, expected to be bigger than any other valley event to date. Five years in the making, this year's La La Land is expected to have an attendance of 10,000 EDM lovers from all over the nation! After being a go-to underground event within the Valley's rave scene for years, this year it's headed for the massive new Convention Center in Downtown Phoenix, and its three larger-than-life stages will be equipped to drop the bass in The Valley like we've never heard before. Unlike past editions this one isn't a dusk-til-dawn event, but will be held from 4 PM - 12 AM for obvious legal reasons. This event's lineup is extremely diverse and fully-loaded with super talented DJs with one-of-a-kind music styles. All together, there are thirty producers playing this event, with big names such as Lucky Date, Noisecontrollers, Bro Safari, and DJ BL3ND in attendance in addition to the headliners below. Watch out for our go-to photog with the blue hair at the event, and remember to say cheese people (not just cheese).


Every time I see Canadian Dubstep artist Datsik, I leave with my face completely melted, and I know I can expect the same result after his headlining set at La La Land!  Datsik, whose real name Troy Beetles, describes his style as "dark and dirty", and this vibe never fails to disappoint. Be sure to catch his set if you don't want to miss out on bone-rattling beats and filthy bass that will blow your brains out. We're excited to see if he switches up the style this time and drops some of those Trap productions he's been working on!

Cosmic Gate

Our expectations for German Trance duo, Cosmic Gate are set high for their headlining show at La La Land. Known for their creative and illustrious live shows, we can not wait to see what they have in store for us. With their effortless, kinetic sound that incorporates riveting melodies and synths that can captivate the crowd instantly, Cosmic Gate is sure to leave the audience enthralled and connected not only to the music, but with one another as well.


Mat Zo 

La La Land was lucky to land yet another talented Trance/Progressive artistEnglish Anjunabeats producer Mat Zo will be gracing the stage with his stunning visuals and can always be counted on to bring on the lasers. With his newest collaboration with Porter Robinson, our favorite new track here at EDM Lounge, "Easy," we can expect to hear new sounds of Electro, House, and Trance all included in one spectacular set. Zo is known for being the master of buildups, and his beats are sure to carry you far above the floor on an intense emotional journey of sight and sound. Don't miss him!


Michael Woods

Earlier on this year, Michael Woods performed beautifully here in Phoenix at Hypnotica Music Festival, and the anticipation for his set just keeps growing. This English Tech/Progressive House producer never fails to give his listeners an eargasm (or multiple!), and always brings the most unexpected synths to the table. One can only hope he brings the vibrant lasers with him to wow the crowd once again.


"All I've Ever Wanted" was to see Basshunter! That track is engraved in our brains forever! Let's be honest, there's not many people out there who would admit that they don't love this Swedish song-writer and producer. He's one of those artists that takes you back into a techno time machine every time you listen to his music, and what raver doesn't love to look back on all their good times and artists they used to fawn over. Truth be told, this Swede never gets old for me, and I am excited to see his wild and outrageous stage presence that I have always loved him for. 

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By Ariana Magedson