Cosmic Gate (aka Nic Chagall and Bossi) is thrilled to release the first stage of their hotly anticipated new artist album. Trailed throughout 2021 by vanguard single releases and stunning live streams, ‘MOSAIIK’ will platform nine sensational cuts from the GRAMMY-nominated duo.
Mirroring the same delivery system adopted by their 2017 ‘Materia’ albums, seasoned CG fans will already be familiar with ‘MOSAIIK’ release dynamic. Shared across two ‘Chapters’, ‘MOSAIIK’s ‘II’ styled title is a direct nod to the group’s eleventh artist long-player.
“When we laid all of ‘MOSAIIK’s ideas, drafts, and demos for new avenues out, it almost overwhelmed us,” says Nic.
“That played a part in the decision to split the album into two. “There was such a span to it that Bossi & I both felt there was almost a danger of ‘too much, too soon. So ultimately the two Chapters of ‘MOSAIIK’ will click together to present that broader vision of our music.”
‘Blame’ – the album’s opening single, which features singer/songwriter Diana Miro, provided perhaps the biggest surprise of the year for Cosmic Gate fans. Deeper and more progressive than CG had gone before, it became their fastest-growing single release to hit a million Spotify streams. From that point a follow-up with Diana became a certainty, and ‘Nothing To Hide’ – just released, and featured on the album – is performing in an even stronger fashion.
Now all this is not to suggest that ‘MOSAIIK’ doesn’t contain any Cosmic Gate peak time floor-destroyers. “It’s all about proportion though”, says Bossi. “They fit in as part of a vision which is wider – and is only going to become more so”. The singles ‘Your Mind’ and ‘Feel It’ attest to this, and (continues Bossi), “when testing the album tracks at some recent live shows, ‘Vertigo’ – with its dark & techno-ish vibe, got some incredible crowd reactions.”
For every one of those, there are two or three that speak to other stylistic areas. “Mike Schmid, who we worked with on the ‘Start To Feel’ album in 2014 popped back up at the start of the year with something that really surprised us. He’s known for styles outside of electronic music, but what he came with on ‘Summer Wonder’ gave us ‘Falling Back’-type vibes”.
Available now across all digital formats, ‘MOSAIIK Chapter One’ is ready to stream/buy from today (with a CD edition set to follow with ‘Chapter 2’). Full tracklist and tour details follow below…
Listen to the tracks below.
Cosmic Gate Tour Dates
Aug 20 – Sound-Bar – Chicago, IL
Aug 21 – Boat Cruise – Boston, MA
Aug 29 – Creamfields Festival – Warrington, United Kingdom
Sep 03 – Electric Zoo 2021 – New York, NY
Sep 24 – Goldrush – Chandler, AZ
Sep 09 – Untold Festival 2021 – Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Oct 08 – A State Of Trance 1000 Moscow 2021 – Moskva, Russia
Oct 23 – HEC – Vancouver, BC
Oct 24 – EDC – Las Vegas, NV
Nov 12 – EDC – Orlando, FL