With matters ‘Materia’ to attend to, Cosmic Gate’s ‘Wake Your Mind Sessions’ series went on hiatus last year. Absence, as they say, only makes the heart grow fonder and today the news those left bereft in ‘17 wanted, nay needed to hear… ‘WYMS’s back, baby!! Reinstated to its traditional release March slot, it’s ready to springboard you headfirst into Spring!
So what’s what with ‘003’ then? Well – dare we say – it’s bolder in vision and even wider in its style & power-band. Bigger too, by virtue of an even higher ratio of exclusives, premieres and first-listen tracks – all threaded into the mix. Leaving no studio door un-knocked or creative avenue unexplored, Nic & Bossi have – as ever – been tireless in sourcing its sonic ordnance. That’s resulted in music, mixes and mash-ups as far as eye can see & ear can hear!
Included among them, ripe from the studio desks of Estiva, Eskai and Leo Reyes, are new reworks of some of ‘Materia’s most majestic moments. You’ll also find freshly inked Wake Your Mind Records signings courtesy of Greenhaven DJs, Noise Zoo, Patrick White and Marcus Santoro. Mash-ups abound too, with Cosmic Gate getting their hands on artists as diverse as Third Party and Marco V. And naturally they all fall between the hottest, latest soundware from a super-starry tracklist cast – Above & Beyond, Gabriel & Dresden, Kyau & Albert & Genix, Wellenrausch & Gai Barone and Tim Mason to mention but a few.
On completing Wake You Mind Sessions 003, Cosmic Gate’s Bossi commented: “as ever, a great deal of thought went into the structuring of these mixes. The first person we played it to really put their finger on it: ‘CD1, I turn on at work and CD2 I listen to in the car before I go out’ Music to our ears – that was exactly what we were going for!