Album of the month
Cosmic Gate 'Materia Chapter.One' (Black Hole Recordings)
As an artist, it must be hard trying to whittle your tracks down to fit onto one album, especially if you’ve had as many hits as Cosmic Gate have had recently. But rather than discarding the records they love and disregarding new concepts they wanted to try out, the German duo have decided to release their new album in two parts, with the second to come later this year. Featuring collaborations with huge names such as Ferry Corsten, Ilan Bluestone, Julie Thompson and Eric Lumiere, part one is a mix of instrumentals and vocal tracks, all of which have been made for the club (apart from ‘Fireflies’ and ‘Halo’, which give you a chance to catch your breath right at the end). The bar’s been set for the second chapter, then – and we expect it to be just as good.
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