Canada Day Eve Jumpoff At The Drake Hotel – Toronto, Canada

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
The Drake Underground Presents
Cosmo Baker
@ The Drake Hotel – 1150 Queen Street West – Toronto, ON Canada

Jaywalkers At Klubb Stratos – Oslo, Norway

Wednesday, June 22nd
Jaywalkers Present
Cosmo Baker
Soul Drop (Live)
& Jaywalkers
@ Stratos –  Youngstorget 2 – Oslo, Norway

The Death Set

Here’s the new official video from my buddies The Death Set, “Can You See Straight,” produced and mixed by my other good buddy XXXChange (who just turned into a dad.) Definitely my new favorite song. Watch this video and then share it with your friends. This song is about not giving up, even when it feels like you should.

Then go and buy some of the music, and go see them at a show.

Will Do

The more I’ve thought about it over the years, the more I’ve listened, the more I’m convinced that TV On The Radio is the most significant band of the 21st Century. No need to rationalize it or explain it. But know that you’ll never like them as much as I like them. And in a way, where their career runs concurrent with the Rise Of The Brooklyn Empire, they are the most decidedly anti-Williamsburg poster boys, not allowing themselves and the message in their art be drown out by an atmosphere of deadly cynicism, hearts rested firmly on sleeves. I truly appreciate that. To me they have shown a particular development over the course of the past 5 albums where their new album is nestled comfortably between the raw and the refined. One of the top albums of the year.

As someone who has seen them live several times I’ll attest to their live performance being someone overtaking. In fact several years ago at a show in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park bandshell, a particularly intense rendition of “Wolf Like Me” sent people into a sort of epileptic fit. That’s good in my opinion. So yeah, they’re my shit. And Rest In Peace Gerard Smith.

Here’s the great remix by my good buddy XXXChange – or should I say Big Papa XXXChange! Congrats to Alex & Courtney. Youse guys is the besssssssssssssssss…

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  • Cosmo Baker’s Top Ten Records Of May

    DJ Stuart "Re-Work V2"
    Wet "All The Ways" (Branchez Remix)
    De La Soul "Beautiful Night"
    Phife "Nutshell"
    With You "Ghost" feat. Vince Staples (Major Lazer Remix)
    Tall Black Guy "The Heart Of The Town"
    KRNE "I'll Be Good"
    Hoodboi "Closer"
    Drake "With You" Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR
    Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" (Joey Negro Dub Disco Mix)

    BAKERS DOZEN BONUS

    Club Cheval "Discipline"
    Mura Masa "What If I Go"
    Kate Bush "Why Should I Love You?"

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