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, Comic Gate have handed ‘Crushed’s keys to underground Dutch heroes Rafaël Frost and Mark Sixma.
Premiered on Corsten’s Countdown 313, Rafaël 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 and619. 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.
01) Cosmic Gate – Crushed (Original Mix)
02) Cosmic Gate – Crushed (Rafaël Frost Remix)
03) Cosmic Gate – Crushed (Mark Sixma Remix)
04) Cosmic Gate – Crushed (Radio Edit)
“CRUSHED” is forthcoming through Black Hole Recordings, July 15th