Cosmic Gate

Cosmic Gate

Cosmic Gate at the Republik in Honolulu, 2013
Background information
Origin Krefeld, Germany
Years active 1999–present
Members Claus Terhoeven (Nic Chagall)
Stefan Bossems (DJ Bossi)

Cosmic Gate is a German DJ duo consisting of trance producers Claus Terhoeven (born 1972) and Stefan Bossems (born 1967). Both hail from Krefeld, Germany.

On October 28, 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Ultra Records artist Cosmic Gate placed #19, 43 spots above the group's ranking the year before.[1] For the 2010 DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll, Cosmic Gate moved to #24.[2]


Cosmic Gate was formed in 1999 when Terhoeven (also known as Nic Chagall) and Bossems (also known as Bossi) decided to assemble a new project in the electronic music field.[3]

Their first single was "The Drums", followed by "Exploration Of Space", "Mental Atmosphere" and their "Somewhere over the Rainbow" remix using samples from the film The Wizard of Oz. However, Cosmic Gate did not become well known until their single "Fire Wire" was released in the UK in 2001.

Cosmic Gate have made many remixes for artists such as Tiësto (Urban Train), Ferry Corsten (Punk), Blank & Jones (DFF), Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Somewhere Over the Rainbow), Svenson & Gielen (Answer the Question) and Vanessa-Mae (White Bird).

Over the past few years, Cosmic Gate's sound has developed and moved away from the harder edge trance through to their current, more subtle yet still driving energetic music style. Since their third studio album, Earth Mover, they started moving towards the Progressive Trance style.[4]

In 2015, they collaborated with Armin van Buuren on the trance track 'Embargo', which was featured on Van Buuren's studio album "Embrace". They announced that their seventh studio album titled "Materia" will be released on January 20, 2017.[5]


The pair have played over 1,000 gigs, typically performing between 100 and 130 nights a year. They have played at clubs such as Ministry of Sound, The Guvernment, and Privilege Ibiza. They have played alongside DJs such as Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, W&W and Hardwell.



Studio albums

Compilation albums

DJ mixes


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
1999 "The Drums" 40 Rhythm & Drums
"Mental Atmosphere" 58
2000 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" 29 82
2001 "Exploration of Space" 34 12 52 29
"Fire Wire" 9
2002 "Back to Earth" 44 13 25 No More Sleep
"The Truth" 57 31 90
"The Wave" 13 54 48
2003 "Human Beings"
2005 "I Feel Wonderful" (featuring Jan Johnston) 122 Earth Mover
2006 "Should've Known" 75
2007 "Analog Feel"
"Consciousness" (featuring Denise Rivera)
"Body of Conflict" (featuring Denise Rivera) 79 Sign of the Times
2008 "A Day That Fades" (featuring Roxanne Emery) Earth Mover
2009 "Not Enough Time" (featuring Emma Hewitt) Sign of the Times
"Sign of the Times"
"Flatline" (featuring Kyler England)
"Under Your Spell" (featuring Aruna)
2010 "Barra" Wake Your Mind
2011 "Be Your Sound" (featuring Emma Hewitt)
2012 "Perfect Stranger"
"Wake Your Mind" (with Cary Brothers)
"Calm Down" (featuring Emma Hewitt)
2013 "Storm Chaser" Non-album single
"Crushed" Start to Feel
"So Get Up"
2014 "Falling Back" (with Eric Lumiere)
"Fair Game" (with Ørjan Nilsen)
"Telefunken" (with Jerome Isma-Ae)
"Alone" (with Kristina Antuna)
2015 "Yai (Here We Go Again)" (with JES) Wake Your Mind
Sessions 001
"Going Home" (with Emma Hewitt) Start to Feel
2016 "am2pm" Wake Your Mind
Sessions 002
"Edge Of Life" (with Eric Lumiere) Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Awards and nominations

DJ Magazine

Top 100 DJs' Ranking


Year Rank Movement
2003 86
2004 81 Up 5
2005 90 Down 9
2008 62
2009 19 Up 43
2010 24 Down 5
2011 43 Down 19
2012 39 Up 4
2013 80 Down 41
2014 69 Up 11
2015 99 Down 30


  1. "DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ's". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  2. "DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ's". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  3. Bonacich, Drago. "Cosmic Gate - Biography | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  4. Short Bio
  5. Staff, Your EDM (16 November 2016). "Cosmic Gate Announces New Artist Album & US Tour". Your EDM. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  6. Austrian peaks
  7. Danish peaks
  8. Finnish peaks
  9. German peaks
  10. Dutch peaks
  11. Swiss peaks
    • For all songs except "I Feel Wonderful": Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
    • For "I Feel Wonderful": "Chart Log UK 1994–2010". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  12. "Top 100 DJs 2016 |". Retrieved 2016-11-21.
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