Cosmic Gate graced the stage at Sutra this past Thursday night and it was a night to remember! If you have been a fan of theirs for a long time now, then you know that their productions are emotionally charged and very much trance. The German duo took a whole different twist with their set last night though and kept that bass loud and the crowd screaming for more for two hours. It was a big surprise and one that I wish I could of heard more than two hours of.
The whole day was filled with antsy texts to my friends back and forth anticipating a night that was coming all too slow. What made my day even worse was that I was stuck in summer school class. My teacher’s droopy voice seemed to suddenly match the same monotone of the one in Ferris Bueller. Once 5 P.M. hit, I was on the road to get ready with my friends, and nothing mattered whatsoever.
We got to Sutra around 9 and immediately went to The Yard House to relax a little before the chaos. (Plus the line was way too long!) By 10:30, our conversation was getting a little foggy and we decided to head inside. The DJ prior to Cosmic Gate was bringing down the house with so much trance getting everyone in the venue more and more pumped with every song.
With no hesitation, once the clock struck midnight, the lights dimmed, the sound started to pick up, and the two guys of the night graced the stage. They started out with “Loops and Tings” then “Adagio For Strings”, both with much more bass than we remembered there being in the songs! Things started slowing down and that’s when a blonde woman by the name of Emma Hewitt grabbed a mic and got on top of the deck. Her voice was exuberantly radiant as she sung “Be Your Sound”.
I was dancing by the left side of the front row and I remember there being a few ladies around me but as soon as Hewitt stood above us, all the women seemed to disappear and I was surrounded by twenty or so men, phones in hand, recording the night. It was an odd experience and I’m sure I looked ridic with the most confused look on my face.
During the second hour of the show, the duo dropped hits like “Wake Your Mind”, “Calm Down”, “Over the Rainbow”, and “Find Yourself”. From start to finish, Sutra was packed wall to wall with people dancing and singing along. Like I stated earlier, Cosmic Gate brought the bass and did not let down. There was not a moment in the set where I was bored of a song or beat or thinking that a build up was taking too long. They knew exactly what the audience wanted, when they wanted, and made moves accordingly. It was, without a doubt, one of the best shows I’ve seen of theirs as well as at Sutra. My friends and I left the venue in awe, ears ringing, and voices half gone but damn, it was well worth it.