Niklas On januari - 26 - 2012 http://tinyurl.com/7gokgej

The next classic is actually a remake of an older track. The track i’m thinking of is Cosmic Gate featuring Jan Johnston – I Feel Wonderful (AM to PM Remix) (Buy on Itunes)

The original track which its based on, Freefall featuring Jan Johnston – Skydive, released back in 1998 was made by Alan Bremner and Anthony Pappa and used the same vocals by Jan Johnston as Cosmic Gate did.

Cosmic Gates track is a real progressive monster, especially when listening to their extended version, the AM to PM remix which is nearly 11 minutes of pure orgazm.

Nic Chagall and DJ Bossi, real names Claus Terhoeven and Stefan Bossems, began producing under the Cosmic Gate-name back in 1999 and their older material was more to the hard side of trance. Their music has since then evolved to the more progressive side of trance.

Just look at some of their hits since this track came out:

”Body Of Conflict” (featuring Denise Rivera) (2007)
”Not Enough Time” (featuring Emma Hewitt) (2009)
”Sign Of The Times” (2009)
”Under Your Spell” (featuring Aruna) (2009)
”Barra” (2010)
”The Theme” (2011)
”Be Your Sound” (2011)

Just ”Be your sound” was IMHO one of the best tracks from last year, will probably feature that track sometime in the future!

Also worth noticing is that in 2006 Nic Chagall released some tracks under his own name and went around DJ’ing. He released a track called Monday Bar which (IMHO) is linked to the fact that he played for Monday Bar in sweden the same summer.

Lyrics:

I feel wonderful

The first moment, before the first touch
We know the longing, we have to hold each other
I will drown you in love, must suffocate your needs
Now we’re healed
We have our own language

I feel wonderful, I could skydive from the moon
Sail an ocean, on my fingertips
When the wind screams my name, take his hand
I’m free, to run, run, run, to you..

I feel wonderful..

The first moment, before the first touch
We know the longing, we have to hold each other
I will drown you in love, must suffocate your needs
now we’re healed
We have our own language

Collect your words, I have them when you’re gone
I silently smile, I even miss you in my sleep
No rush, no lust, no lies
This journey is our love
You’re my hero, from heaven did you come?

[x2]
I feel wonderful, I could skydive from the moon
Sail an ocean, on my fingertips
When the wind screams my name, take his hand
I’m free, to run, run, run, to you..

This is one of those tracks that you just want to close your eyes and feel Jans lyrics flow thru your body.

Goosebump-points:

1:00 when the bass kicks in
2:13 when the synth kicks in
3:38 when the lyrics starts
6:46 when the break comes

Jan Johnston, who was one of the best singers back then, sang on most of my favourites from that timeperiod.

Just check out some of her resume:

1995 Libra Presents Taylor – ”Anomaly – Calling Your Name” UK #71
1997 Submerge – ”Take Me By the Hand” UK #28
1997 BT – ”Remember” UK #27
1998 Freefall – ”Skydive” (single release, re-issued in 2000 and 2001) UK #75 (1998), UK #43 (2000), UK #35 (2001)
1999 BT – ”Mercury & Solace” UK #38
1999 Libra presents Taylor – ”Anomaly” (Remix/Re-release with new video) UK #43
2000 Tomski – ”Love Will Come” UK #31
2002 Cosmic Gate – ”Raging (Storm)” UK #48
2003 DJ Cor Fijneman – ”Venus” UK #109
2003 Paul van Dyk – ”Nothing But You” (also featuring Hemstock & Jennings and Kym UK #14.
2003 Svenson & Gielen – ”Beachbreeze” UK #163 (through import sales) (Originally titled ”Ocean”)
2004 Serge Devant – ”Transparent”
2005 Cosmic Gate – ”I Feel Wonderful” (an update of her song recorded with Freefall ”Skydive”) UK #122
2006 Leama & Moor – ”Waiting” (originally titled ”UR My Book”)
2007 DJ Shah – ”Beautiful”
2010 Tenishia – ”Flesh 2010″ (an update of her track ”Flesh”)
2010 Dave D’Mello – ”Remember” (an update of her track with BT)
2011 Cosmic Gate – ”Raging 2011″ (an update of the track released in 2002)

The cool thing is that Cosmic Gate is still sounding fresh after nearly 23 years in the music industry. I hope to hear more tracks in the near future that will give me special feelings and goosebumps. In this case, i’m not worried at all.

Tracks and remixes related to this post:

Freefall – Skydive
James Horner – I see you (Cosmic Gate Remix)
Kyau vs Albert – I Love You (Cosmic Gate Remix)
Cosmic Gate – Be your Sound (Extended Mix)
Cosmic Gate – Fire Wire (DJ Scot Project Remix)
Svenson and Gielen feat Jan Johnston – Beachbreeze
BT feat Jan Johnston – Remember

One Response to " Classic for the Weekend: Cosmic Gate feat Jan Johnston – I Feel Wonderful (AM to PM Remix) "

  1. Tatsumi skriver:

    Love this new section =)
    Keep em coming Niklas!

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