Tag: Cosmo Baker

Switchboard @ Tammany Hall This Tuesday

Posted on Mar 7th, 2011

Switchboard is the partytime creation of Telephoned, taking the spirt of anything-goes genre flippery that colors Telephoned’s music and using it to fuel an unexpected NYC night out with friends and collaborators.

Village Voice praised the first edition, and for good reason: shit was fun! Now Telephoned and co are back for round two, going down tomorrow night (Tuesday, 3/8) at Tammany Hall in NYC – a spot you may remember from our epic holiday party this past December.

It’s free with RSVP and will feature performances from Telephoned, The Suzan, and guest MC Freaky Franz, along with a Switchboard-themed DJ set from the one and only Cosmo Baker. Don’t miss it! To get in the mood, Telephoned have put together this all-covers podcast for your downloading enjoyment. Read More

Cosmo's Crates: Born This Way

Posted on Jan 11th, 2011

Cosmo Baker is back with more insight from his wax stacks. Read on and be sure to check his other columns.

What’s good, Fool’s Gold massive? Your favorite record nerd is back again to drop some gems on you, and when I say “gems” I really mean useless shit from the treasure trove that is La Cabeza De Cosmo. Now it’s fucking crazy to me that, here in the 21st Century, there still isn’t equal rights for the LGBT community in America. I cannot wrap my head around the fact that 2 people who love each other and devote their lives to one another, that are gay, do not share the same rights as those who are straight. One day, people will look back at this time and just be ashamed of themselves. Another thing that drives me absolutely batshit crazy are those people in the DJ and dance music community who are completely (consciously or not) homophobic. Don’t you know, if it weren’t for the gay community, none of this shit would even be here in the way it is? But that all might be another discussion for another time, and my time is so very precious, so let me get right to the music this week with “I Was Born This Way.” Read More

Introducing… Cosmo's Crates

Posted on Jan 5th, 2011

New site, new columns! We’re proud to invite DJ hero, megacollector and raconteur Cosmo Baker to drop record science on the dot com as only he can.

What’s up, party people, and welcome to the inaugural edition of the brand new column “Cosmo’s Crates.” This series is basically a place for me to do the knowledge on the vast world of music – of all types and genres. Now for the most part people checking Fool’s Gold are probably here to check for the latest and greatest dance and rap music from the all-star roster. But as artists, we all draw our inspiration from all the musical influences we’ve had over the course of our whole lives, and in many cases way before we were even born. I hope that in exposing you all to some sounds that you might not be up on, or some shit that might have flown under the radar, I can draw the connections between the music from yesterday and from today. You’d be surprised how many parallel lines there are in the last 80+ years of American pop music, but I guess that’s just the cyclical nature of both the industry and the people’s consumption patterns. I’m a student of history and that definitely comes across with me as an artist. But ultimately all I really want to do is to put you guys up on some hot shit or some groovy sounds that I think you all need in your life. SO, with that all said, let’s get to it! Read More

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Treasure Fingers + Friends Free Scion Tour

Posted on Aug 5th, 2009

Next week FG funk champ Treasure Fingers headlines the latest Scion music tour, a five city rhythm quest that also features DJ sets from Chicago house maestro Roy Davis, Jr and our NY brothers Eli Escobar and Cosmo Baker. “Not to be missed” is the understatement of the year! Check them out for free in Boston, Columbus, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Portland by clicking here to RSVP.