Since moving from New York to London around 2000 Dj Cosmo has continued to build a reputation as a Dj of some note – with the all encompassing New York mindset of Djing with no limits, playing good music, no matter the style or genre, as long as it works on the floor and not being a slave to the beat.
Cosmo is also part of the promotion team that has established the quarterly London Loft parties with David Mancuso – in her days back in New York she was one of a very few people ever to have the privilege to play regularly at The Loft, she was also one of the few guests to play at the seminal Body & Soul nights alongside Joe Claussell, Francois K, and Danny Krivit. Indeed, she in held in such high regard by Francois K that she is one of the few DJs he trusts to play the entire night at his weekly Deep Space residency in New York.
Not content with promoting, DJing and hosting radio shows that are syndicated across the globe, Cosmo also runs her own record label Bitches Brew and has been producing some superb records under the Wild Rumpus alias, which have also featured mixes from Rub n Tug and Prins Thomas.
Last weekend Cosmo was asked to play at the ICA for an Arthur Russell Tribute which included the launch of Tim's Arthur Russell biography and a performance by the Arthur cover band Arthur's Landing (album coming out on Strut / K7). She did the early set and instead of featuring Arthur's disco records, Cosmo played a selection of other types of music which She presumed Arthur would like. From Olatunji to Satie, Jonathan Richman to Joe Gibbs, Richard Hell to Joni Mitchell and The Silver Apples too of course. This is what Cosmo would have played for Arthur had she known him and invited him to dinner. Enjoy The Music....
Dinner With Arthur (0Selection by Cosmo) by Colleen Cosmo Murphy