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REVIEW: Cosmic Gate & Eric Lumiere - Edge Of Life out on Wake Your Mind / Black Hole rec.

Cosmic Gate know that all good things come in threes… Musketeers, Wise Men, Stooges? All threes… Dimensions? Always cooler with that third one! “3” as the saying goes “is the magic number”! After ‘Falling Back’ & ‘Run Away’, Nic, Bossi & Eric Lumiere this month invoke their own rule-of-three, returning with ‘Edge Of Life’ - their (yep!) third single.  

Back in the spring, ‘am2pm’ scored Tune Of The Week & Future Favourite on ASOT, raced to over 1 million Spotify streams and shot to the #1 slot on Beatport’s trance chart. There it lodged for two straight weeks, receiving substantial DJ & radio support from Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Paul van Dyk, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten and others throughout. 

Now for summer, the lads are set to field their first vocal number of the year… Premiered, by Armin on ASOT771 and already supported by Ferry Corsten, it’s also been praised by DJ Mag (in their 8.5/10 scoring review) as Eric’s “finest vocal to date”. For it the Californian’s dug deep and through verse & chorus, brings a cryptic reflective to ‘Edge Of Life’s theme, while Cosmic Gate’s production supplies its uplift. 
Shedding light on their new single, Nic Chagall says: “a couple of months back, Eric, Bossi and I were talking about how so many people that we admired, had been lost to the world this year. Bossi pointed out that those guys had also done a lot with their lives and really made their time count. I think that struck a major chord with us all”. 
“A couple of weeks later” Bossi continues, “Eric dropped us a line to tell us he had a new demo he wanted to share. We spotted right away that lyrically it had come about from the conversation we’d had. Nic & I were so charged, we went into the studio the next morning and started writing the music for it. ‘Edge Of Life’ was born out of that session.”

Cosmic Gate & Eric Lumiere’s ‘Edge Of Life’ is available through iTunes, Beatport and Spotify from today.

Released 15th July 2016 through Wake Your Mind Records/Black Hole Recordings

Available on iTunes, Beatport, Spotify & co here

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Radio Friendly[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Cosmic Gate & Eric Lumiere - Edge Of Life[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Cosmic Gate are always to provide very strong club music that pushes boundaries and open new grounds. Their new single Edge Of Life is a powerful electro prog trance with rough electro infused basslines, deep pulsating drums, and emotional piano chords. The breakdown starts with a very memorable rock guitar riff followed by Eric performance that simply blows your mind and give you thousands of goosebumps and endless waves of shivers as he talks about how we  stand at the Edge Of Life and we are always seconds away from the other side. The big synthy hooks are unleashed to wash away the pain and the massive drum roll lead us on the epic anthemic hands in the air feel good climax that is the perfect excuse to celebrate life because this maybe is our last day amongst friends and family. The world becomes a dangerous place and this track documents that in a such a powerful way. #PureClass #PureGold Love It[/content]

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