By Dominic Wren
First off, let’s just all congratulate the legends known as Cosmic Gate for the mile stone 20 years of music. When you think about it, how many EDM artists have been on the world stage for the past 20 years and still relevant today? To celebrate, Cosmic Gate when on a 21 city, 5-month world tour. Last Friday, the duo stopped at Montreal’s New City Gas and pulled off a 3 hour set that not only stunned the crowd but the bouncers and workers of the event venue.
The brought the crowd on a cosmic exploration (yeah I just wrote that) of emotions like dropping their edit of Awaken and some hard trance mixed into Rocket Science by Above & Beyond. Unfortunately, their talented opener Orjan Nilsen couldn’t make it to his because due to flight cancellations. The headliners gave him a shout out while mixing his tracks like The Last Goodbye and Simulator into their set.
Once again, the Montreal crowd showed their passion for the art and danced all night with the legends. I will leave you to imagine the rest of their therapeutic show because it is truly unique experience that I find is very hard for other artists to beat.
If Cosmic Gate comes to a city near you, I truly recommend you grab your favorite rave buddy and rush over even if you’re not a fan of trance. These guys aren’t known for their amazing light shows or anything like that but they definitely are known for their insane track selection and true musical freedom.