AUGUST 22, 2013
Nic Chagall and Bossi are thrilled to announce that they will be taking part in Pioneer’s new DJ Art Mix project. Based on the company’s celebrated CDJ-2000 Nexus model, the duo will work alongside renowned German urban illustrator Norm/ab_artig to custom design a unique Cosmic Gate CDJ. In a special month-long online auction, commencing mid-October, music and art fans will be able to place bids on Cosmic Gate’s and other participating DJs CDJs, with all proceeds channelled to VH1’s Save The Music Foundation.
Alongside DJ/producers including Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Zedd and Kaskade, as well as industry establishments like Insomniac and Rukes, Cosmic Gate will be diving into the world of urban art to create a one-off DJ CDJ. Using the CDJ-2000 Nexus as their canvas, they’ll work with Norm/ab_artig (whose previous credits include work for German premier league football team Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Ecko UNLTD fashion label). Together they’ll create the greatest (and rarest!) piece of Cosmic Gate memorabilia ever.
On announcing their participation in Pioneer’s Art Mix, Nic Chagall said: “although it’s early days we’ve already had a whole lot of ideas in mind as to the direction we’d like to take our design. We were immediately impressed when we saw Norm/ab_artig street art – we can’t wait to get working with him on it! Basically, this is where the beats will meet the streets!”
Bossi continues:“VH1’s impressive push to restore music education programs to public schools has been on both Nic’s and my radar for quite a time now. Through the Save The Music charity they’re helping nurture talent today that could very well turn into artists whose music we’re all listening to in the future. As musicians we see that as being an enormous positive and we’re very happy indeed to be able to support that through a channel as creative as Pioneer’s Art Mix project.”
Cosmic Gate’s one-of-a-kind CDJ will go on display for one-day exhibition at The Bank in Los Angeles (401 South Main Street) on the 10th of October. The day after it will become part of Pioneer’s online auction to aid VH1’s Save The Music program.
You can read more about Pioneer’s Art Mix Project and VH1’s Save The Music Foundation through the links below. Check the usual online channels where Nic & Bossi will be updating you on the progress of their Art Mix design.