Cosmic Gate Biography / Discography


Over 10 boundary-pushing years, Nic Chagall and Bossi have evolved Cosmic Gate into one of the most creative and highly-sought-after electronic music acts in the world. Revered uber-producers, their musical acumen has seen them become long-term favourites of the trance’s Big 5 DJs with their 4 hugely-received albums transporting anthems like ‘Body of Conflict’, ,Not Enough Time‘, ‘I Feel Wonderful’, ,F.A.V.‘, ‘Analog Feel’, or the classics ‘Exploration of Space’ and Fire Wire to the dancefloor. As DJs, their kinetic, blood-pumping live performances are seen by hundreds of thousands of club and festival goers annually. Playing a 100 nights every year, it’s this ever-visible club presence that saw them reach their highest position to-date on the DJ Mag Top 100, landing as highest climbers at No.19 in 2009.

Following a chance meeting at a label office in Cologne in late 1998, the pair collaborated for the first time. It’s a production partnership that has become one of the dance world’s most successful and memorable. In their homeland of Germany, they’ve maintained a consistent level of chart success, with no fewer than 7 Top 40 singles to their name and a Top 10 hit in the UK in 2001, with the quintessential club hit, Fire Wire. Drawing on a broad-range of their individual musical tastes and influences, they’ve continued to advance and enhance the sound… Following up the long-players ‘Rythm & Drums’ and ‘No More Sleep’, in 2006 they released ‘Earth Mover’, which saw a seismic shift towards a more melodic and electronically orientated music. Including the club hits ‘Analog Feel’, ‘Should Have Known’ and ‘I Feel Wonderful’, the long-player was IDMA nominated for Best Album of 2007 and was latterly seen as a new ‘year one’ for Cosmic Gate.

In 2009 Nic and Bossi released their fourth studio album ‘Sign of the Times’, which contains 11 floor-monsters-in-waiting, last year’s vocal anthem ‘Body of Conflict’ and the smash single ‘Not Enough Time’, which in the words of Tiësto is “a great and solid vocal trancer that touches all your musical senses!” And in the broader scale on ‘Sign of the Times’ Armin van Buuren says “The new Cosmic Gate album is one of the most anticipated releases of this year. They are on the forefront of the dance music sound of the moment… Bring on 2009!”

Deck-side Nic and Bossi have whipped floors into frenzies all the way around the world. In 2009 they played the ,How Sweet It Is‘ and ,Electronic Daisy Festival‘ in LA, rocked roofs at the Judgement Sunday nights and decisively broke into the US and Australian clubbing scenes through a string of sell-out tours, like the ,Sign Of The Times‘ Album Tour with 14 shows in a row in North America and the Godskitchen Tour through Australia in the amazing ,Boombox‘. They appeared in the DJ Magazine’s list of Top 100 spinners for 7 years now and are regular festival attraction, spinning at events like Trance Energy and Mysteryland in The Netherlands, Summadayze in Australia, Germany’s Nature One and Stateside at Nocturnal.

Back2Back, Cosmic Gate’s on-going compilation series was devised as the at-home testament to the pair’s club-rocking exploits. In 2010 Cosmic Gate are set to release the 4th volume through Tiësto’s Black Hole label. The compilations bring the evocative mix of trance, progressive and electro and stands apart through their use of numerous at-the-time unreleased productions and unique Cosmic Gate edits.

Over their production lifetime, the Cosmic Gate remixes have become almost as fêted as their productions. Essentially a blow by blow of trance music’s A-list, Nic and Bossi lent their studio know-how to productions by the likes of Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond’s OceanLab project, Paul Van Dyk, Deadmau5, Rank 1 and Blank & Jones. Most recently they rewired John O‘Callagan‘s ‘Find Yourself’ to devastating effect, put their hands on Armin van Buurens ,Rain‘ and created two highly-praised remixes of ‘Vincent De Moor – Fly Away’ and ‘Veracocha – Carte Blanche’.

For more informations, booking, management- or remix inquiries please contact Rabea Kusza at Kiss That Sound Artist & Music Management:



10/2009 Under Your Spell feat. Aruna Black Hole Rec
07/2009 Flatline Black Hole Rec
05/2009 Sign Of The Times / F.A.V. Black Hole Rec
02/2009 Not Enough Time feat. Emma Hewitt Black Hole/Maelstrom
05/2008 A Day That Fades feat. Roxanne Emery Black Hole/Maelstrom
09/2007 Body Of Conflict Feat. Denise Rivera Black Hole Rec
01/2007 Analog Feel Black Hole Rec
09/2006 Should’ve Known Black Hole Rec
09/2005 The Drums 2005 E-Cutz
03/2005 I Feel Wonderful – Feat. Jan Johnston E-Cutz
05/2004 Different Concept EP Part 2 E-Cutz
04/2004 Different Concept EP Part 1 E-Cutz
04/2003 Human Beings Emi Music
11/2002 The Wave / Raging – Feat Jan Johnston Emi Music
06/2002 The Truth Emi Music
02/2002 Back To Earth/Hardcore Emi Music
01/2001 Exploration Of Space / Melt To The Ocean Emi Music
07/2000 Somewhere Over The Rainbow / Fire Wire Emi Music
11/1999 Mental Atmosphere Emi Music
05/1999 The Drums Emi Music


03/2009 Sign Of The Times Black Hole Rec
09/2006 Earth Mover Black Hole Rec
07/2002 No More Sleep Emi Music
02/2001 Rythm & Drums Emi Music

Mix Album

06/2009 Privilege Ibiza Black Hole Rec
10/2007 Back 2 Back 3 Black Hole Rec
06/2005 Back 2 Back Vol.2 E-Cutz
04/2003 Back 2 Back Emi Music03


10/2009 Paul Van Dyk – Home feat. Johnny McDaid Vandit
07/2009 Dakota – Sin City Coldharbour Red Recordings
05/2009 John O’Callaghan – Find Yourself Armada Music
02/2009 Armin Van Buuren – Rain Armada Music
10/2008 Deadmau5 – Clockwork Songbird
05/2008 Veracocha – Carte Blanche Combined Forces
04/2008 Oceanlab – Sirenes Of The Sea Anjuna Beats
01/2008 Tiësto – Everything feat. Jes Black Hole Rec
09/2007 Vincent De Moor – Fly Away Combined Forces
02/2007 Kirsty Hawkshaw vs Tenishia – Outsiders Armind
01/2007 Armin Van Buuren vs Rank 1 – This World Is Watching Me Armind
03/2005 C.Y.B. – Now CT 07/2004 Beam – Amun Beam Traxx
06/2004 Age Of Love – Age Of Love Alphabet City
11/2002 Svenson & Gielen – Answer The Question ID&T
07/2002 4 Strings – Diving Zeitgeist/Universal
06/2002 DuMond – God Music Fate Recordings
06/2002 Sioux – Pho E-Cutz
05/2002 Ferry Corsten – Punk Zeitgeist/Universal
05/2002 Rank 1 – Awakening ID&T
04/2002 Blank & Jones – DJs, Fans & Freaks (D.F.F.) Gang Go Music
02/2002 Miss Shiva – Dreams 2002 Sony Music
02/2002 Tiësto – Urban Train Dos Or Die
08/2001 Vanessa Mae – White Bird Dance Division
07/2001 Safri Duo – Samb Adagio Urban/Universal
05/2001 Green Court – Inside Your Gate Logport Rec
02/2001 Talla – World In My Eyes Urban/Universal
12/2000 Aquagen – Lovemachine Dos Or Die
11/2000 Balloon – Monstersound Zeitgeist/Universal
07/2000 Beam & Yanou – Sound Of Love Beam Traxx
06/2000 Der Verfall – Mussolini Maad Records
05/2000 Taucher – Science Fiction Zeitgeist/Universal
02/2000 Bossi – To The Sky X-IT Records
02/2000 U96 – Das Boot 2001 Urban/Universal
02/2000 E Nomine – E Nomine Zeitgeist/Universal
12/1999 Sash! – Adelante X-IT Records
09/1999 Beam Vs Cyrus & The Joker – Launch In Progress Emi Music
07/1999 Green Court – Follow Me Logport Rec Kyau & Albert – I Love You Euphonic