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Cosmic Gate presents Crushed

Cosmic Gate is back with a stormer called Crushed. The release features remixes by Rafael Frost and Mark Sixma. It's due for release on Black Hole Recordings on the 15th of July 2013.

Cosmic Gate presents Crushed. Photo by Black Hole Recordings Photo by Black Hole Recordings

With ‘Storm Chaser’ - their first single post the release of the ‘Wake Your Mind’ album - still raising big room temperatures globally, EDM cosmonauts Nic Chagall and Bossi are poised to send the Fahrenheit flying again. Making its first appearance on their Trance Nation mix-comp album in 2012, ‘Crushed’ quickly became a set-request standing order for crowds at C.G. gigs. Now, with its anthem credentials already well advanced, its long awaited official release is close at hand.

Beating the remix path for the track, Cosmic Gate have handed ‘Crushed’s keys to underground Dutch heroes Rafael Frost and Mark Sixma.

Premiered on Corsten’s Countdown 313, Rafael Frost crushes in both harmonic shades and electro aspects to the frontend of his version. He builds the boom-factor with big concussive tech-trance sequences; allows the pitch wheel to climb high-rise high, and with a final flourish serves ‘Crushed’s big stabbed anthemic mainline.

Armin meanwhile has been all over the Mark Sixma’s mix, champing it on ASOT618 and 619. Sixma super-charges his rework with striking rimshot percussion, festival-revving EDM FX and some seismic bass and drums. The Tilburg-based producer masterfully sets up ‘Crushed’ harmonic/euphoric interchange with some crowd-flaming modulation lines, pulling off a dazzling, head-spin top-of-the-drop moment.

Full disclosure: your speakers might never be quite the same again!

Cosmic Gate - Crushed
Release date 15th July 2013
Label Black Hole Recordings

Tracklist
01. Cosmic Gate - Crushed (Original Mix)
02. Cosmic Gate - Crushed (Rafael Frost Remix)
03. Cosmic Gate - Crushed (Mark Sixma Remix)
04. Cosmic Gate - Crushed (Radio Edit)