Cosmic Gate & Friends Yacht Party Miami March 29th, 2014
A couple weeks prior to the Cosmic Gate and Friends party it appeared that the Musette Yacht was going to host three trance parties in one day; a sunrise Pure Trance event, Cosmic Gate & Friends, and Paul van Dyk sunset event.
For a trance head planning to come from PvD at Space the night before, that seemed both an interesting, yet daunting task indeed.
When the Pure Trance yacht got cancelled, things magically settled into place and clearly Cosmic Gate was not going to be missed. I have to say is I don’t know who the owner of the Musette is but it’s really cool that they work so well with the various promoters of trance parties during MMW, and have for years now.
In this case, the Pacha NYC / RPM presents crew were responsible for this awesome party. The team of Eddie Dean and Rob Fernandez has been a match made in club heaven (or hell… depending on which is better in that world). Whether or not you are a Pacha superfan, these guys certainly know how to throw a party.
The Musette is a great spot for a trance boat party. I’m hesitant to call it a yacht… it’s a party boat, but it works out great for these types of parties. You’ve got a lower deck with bars and their famous wings and other snacks, and a main deck where the makeshift booth is set up. Above that is the top deck which is open to the beautiful weather and has plenty of comfy seating for those needing a break from the dance floor.
Cosmic Gate’s set had a nice mix of their own bombs including the recent smash “So Get Up” and “Be Your Sound” with the lovely Emma Hewitt (which got a little sing-along from the crowd), as well as other popular tracks including Above and Beyond’s vocal masterpiece “You Got to Go,” Arty’s “Flashback” and Ilan Bluestone’s “Elysian.”
My favorite moment in their set was when Jonathan Mendelsohn joined them for one of my favorite Nic Chagall tracks “This Moment” which is rarely played when Nic and Bossi are together. They also included the new Markus Schulz with Grube and Hovsepian remix of Capital Cities “Safe and Sound” which got a huge reaction from the crowd.
When Orjan took over he certainly ripped it sick, as he generally does. His new track “Apart” with Jonathan Mendelsohn is absolutely brilliant, and this was the first time I was hearing it live. Andrew Bayer’s “Once Lydian” is a popular one in Orjan’s sets of late and fits well with his dirty bass side. “As We Collide” by Orjan, Oakenfold and Jes takes you in the opposite direction with a more beautiful, melodic sound.
He went a little prettier with his track featuring Christina Novelli – “Hurricane” and then tore the place up with The Thrillseekers “Synaesthasia” Andrew Bennett remix. Whatever he was dropping though, the sheer energy that Orjan exudes when he’s behind the decks is tremendous. I got the same vibe from him in Philly, and it’s always great to see the guys who have been doing this for so long and still show that great passion.
All in all a very successful Musette party in lovely Miami. One other thing to note is that with so many options during music week, you always get the feel that 90% the fans there chose to be there to see these guys. Rather than a random night out in a random city where there’s a much bigger percentage of people who just drop by.
Great party by RPM, and looking forward to their next one.
Till next time I bid you peace, love, and trance!
Review & Photography by Stuart Fleishman
This post originally appeared on Electronic Nightlife, now a part of beatcue.