itunes.apple.com 2011 has proved to be another extraordinary musical year in the lives of Cosmic Gate. It’s already brought the release of their early years retro-refit album ‘Back 2 The Future’ — singles from which took up residence in Beatport’s Top 10 for an unprecedented 3 straight months. They’ve also delivered their hugely received Essential Mix debut for BBC Radio 1 and have already brought the CG experience to close to a 100 clubs, arenas and festivals around the world. Now — saving their biggest and best till last — they’re about to crown the year with the release of their new artist album. Nic says: «Wake Your Mind is our collective call-out to the EDM universe. We want this album to shake up people’s conceptions of our music…» «And blow the lingering, out-dated misconceptions to pieces!» adds Bossi. On Wake Your Mind vocals play an ever-greater part of their sound-design and the album sports some of their very best. Taking time out from his film & TV singer-songwriter activities (including work on Easy A & Grey’s Anatomy), Cary Brothers provides the contemplative, low-fi, rock-ish refrain for the album’s outstanding title track.
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