**COMPETITION BELOW**

The German Trance Duo is back with the Wake Your Mind World Tour in association with Lovoka!

One of the hardest working duo’s in trance, Cosmic Gate aka DJ Bossi and Nic Chagall, have announced a three city tour of South Africa as part of their Wake Your Mind World Tour in association with Lovoka this April. Kicking off the last leg of the tour on the 21st of April at Sky Raiders in Germiston, the duo will be accompanied by vocalist Emma Hewitt as they perform live at the Johannesburg leg of the event. In addition to Cosmic Gate, partygoers will be treated to the sounds of Amsterdam duo First State, comprising Sander van Dien and Shane Halcon.

 

From the very first beats of the album, Cosmic Gate’s finely tuned sounds tear relentlessly at the speaker fabric, with the strident, spiked synths of their Arnej collaboration ‘Sometimes They Come Back for More’ leading the charge. Hot on its heels is their new single ‘Be Your Sound’, which sees Nic and Bossi reuniting with IDMA winning vocalist Emma Hewitt. On ‘Wake Your Mind’, vocals play an integral part of their sound design, boasting some of the duo’s very best work.

 

Always diversifying, Nic and Bossi continue to chart new courses and directions on ‘Wake Your Mind’. Whether it is the low end tempo and hard warp effects of ‘Beautiful Destruction’, or the familiar, drifting sweep of their Brazil inspired ‘Barra’, the album provides a 360°, all tastes encompassing experience for fans.

 

Nic says, “Wake Your Mind is our collective call out to the EDM universe. We want this album to shake up people’s conceptions of our music,” while Bossi adds, “…and blow the lingering, outdated misconceptions to pieces.” The tour will be supported by the best in local radio and club talent from around South Africa.

 

Tickets can be purchased through Computicket. Pre-sale ticket holders skip the queue with guaranteed entrance. VIP tickets include free drinks (7:00pm until the bar closes) and food platters served all night long. Other highlights for VIPs include a separate entrance for minimal queuing, private lounge area and dedicated toilets. Free, safe and secure parking for the event will be provided on the airfield. ATM facilities will be located at the venue, as well as food stalls, seating areas and a fully stocked bar. Artists to perform on the night alongside Cosmic Gate include Emma Hewitt (LIVE vocals), First State (Netherlands), DJ Fresh, Roger Goode, Dirty Herz and James Damian, ensuring a memorable line-up that is sure to keep the dance floor pulsing.

Event Details

Date: 21st April 2012

Doors Open: 19:00

Venue: Sky Raiders Venue

Pre-Sold Tickets: General Access – R165.00 Pre-sale (Computicket) R200.00 at the door

Tickets at the Door: VIP – R900.00 Pre-sale (Computicket) R1,000.00 at the door (if available)

Parking: Entrance on the corner of Power Street and Rand Airport Road

Website: www.cosmicgatesatour.co.za

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