New Mix – WKDU 91.7 FM 2016 Electronic Music Marathon

Each year, WKDU 91.7 FM  holds a 72+ hour mix show marathon to raise money for a partner charity as well as to raise funds for the radio station and this year the charity was for PAWS – the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. I was so happy and honored to have been able to play a role in supporting such a worthy cause for the second year in a row. Thanks to all the hard work of the entire WKDU Philadelphia 91.7FM staff, especially Chris Burrell as well as all the listeners, DJs, donors and supporters for the #2016EMM This year raised $2500 which is enough money to help take care of 100 rescued animals until they find their forever homes – and gave us an opportunity to present them with a BIG ASS CHECK.

I was honored to have been able to play a set for the marathon and here it is for your listening enjoyment. Most of the stuff that I played here in this set is like the kinda stuff that I’m playing these days. I love this stuff.

Cosmo Baker “2016 Electronic Music Marathon WKDU 91.7 FM”
Track List:

Wet “All The Ways (Branches Remix)”
GoldLink “Late Night feat. Masego (Falcons Remix)”
krs. “Falling”
Louis Lastic “Reactions”
Christian Rich “Still feat. Tune Ige, High Classified & Kris Bowers”
Penthouse Penthouse “69 Camaro feat. Bobby Saint”
Tall Black Guy “The Heart Of The Town”
Sam Gellaitry “Long Distance”
Kaytranada “Killa Cats”
TroyBoi & Grandtheft “Sneaky”
Vindata “Own Life feat. Anderson .Paak”
wntr “can’t take it (DJ Pump Edit)”
Stro Elliot “TechStrologic”
Stro Elliot “Mighty Dollar”
Mura Masa “What If I Go?”
Busta Rhymes “Touch It (VANDALIZED EDIT)”
Mr. Carmack “Chillin’ With Girlfriend”
Tinashe “Vulnerable (Pomo Edit)”
GoldLink “Palm Trees (Motez Remix)”
Busta Rhymes “What It’s Gonna Be feat. Janet Jackson (Kaytranada Edition)”
Travis Scott “SDP (Sammy Bananas Bootleg)”
Bird Peterson “Funky For U Pt. 1: Common”
Foals “Night Swimmers (Mura Masa Edit)”
Full Crate “Bando (Refix)”
Full Crate “Yeah”
Beyoncé “XO (Full Crate Edit)”
Drake “With You feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR”
Jabair “Give U”
Sango “Baile Somebody”
The Eaton Canyon Royal Ensemble “The Beautiful Ones”
The Club Casa Chamber Orchestra “Get Free”

Songs We Listened To A Lot In 2015

Songs We Listened To A Lot In 2015 Cover

My dude Skratch Bastid and I just released the latest instalment of our annual “Songs We Listened To A Lot” mix. A 2 1/2 hour mix 38-song mix of songs that we gave many spins in 2015 – new releases, new discoveries, and classics that came back. Special thanks to THUMP who have premiered it – check the link in below for the mix along with some words about the mix and select songs. Artwork by Alex Rhek, duh. GO LISTEN! LINK:

Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe – Sly 5th Avenue Orchestra
Remember Me (Jim Sharp Remix) – Marlena Shaw / Bleuboy
Liquid Spirit (20Syl Remix) – Gregory Porter
Omen – Disclosure w/ Sam Smith
Dreaming At The FUNKtion – JNTHN STEIN & Brasstracks (Skratch Bastid Biggie Edit)
Beastin’ – Redman
Good Times – Jamie XX w/ Young Thug & Popcaan
As Crazy As It Is – A-Trak & Zhu & Keznamdi
Lovesick Fuck – Mura Masa
Ponta De Lanca Africano (Umbabaraumba) – Jorge Ben
Elsa – Los Destellos
Break Away – Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash w/ Jessie Ware
Better man – Leon Bridges
Sweet Touch Of Love – Allen Toussaint
Black Friday – Kendrick Lamar
Lord Pretty Flaco Jodye – A$AP Rocky
Girls That Dance – Masego & Medasin
Benny & Lil’ Ze – Drew Howard & Birthday Boy
My Male Curiosity (The Reflex Revision) – Kid Creole & The Coconuts
Don’t Stop the Feeling – Roy Ayers
Sossego – Tim Maia
Quem Vai Querer – Aroop Roy
Sometimes – Enzo Siffredi
Let It Happen – Tame Impala
Surf – Vince Staples w/ Kilo Kish
Careless – Freddie Gibbs
Be Alright – Jarreau Vandal
Shutdown – Skepta
Oh My – Boogie
I Choose You – Willie Hutch
Hello – Erykah Badu w/ Andre 3000
Girl – The Internet w/ Kaytranada
Them Changes – Thundercat
Portrait Of Tracy – Kadhja Bonet
Love Call – Eric Lau
JB Suite – Tall Black Guy
Tezeta (Nostalgia) – Mulatu Astatke
Father John Misty – The Suburbs (Garage Session

Live At Mighty 5 Year Anniversary With DJ Excel

Big shout out to my homie Frank D2K on the 5 year anniversary of his monthly Mighty party, which I’ve played at a bunch of times. The list of DJs who have performed here over the past 5 years is a who’s who of top choice artists and I’m honored to be among them. For the 5 year anniversary Frank had me team up with my other great homie and awesome DJ, the one and only DJ Excel. Excel and I did a 4 hour back to back tag team jam so here it is. Check it out!

Cosmo Baker & Excel – Live from Mighty 5yr Anniversary at Silk City by Excel on Mixcloud

Baker’s Dozen: The New Mix Series

Bakers Dozen 18

Thanks for tuning into Baker’s Dozen – episode 18!

For those who may not know, for years I’ve been putting out a kind of “Best Of” monthly mix which was called Cosmo Baker’s Top Ten. And over the years, having put them out off and on sporadically, I’ve amassed 17 different mixes.

Now “Best of” is really a misnomer because there’s really no “best” songs in my opinion – like this isn’t some sort of award show or race – it’s more of just the tunes that I was personally feeling at that particular time. And over the years the “Top Ten” mixes really evolved into a particular sound that was definitely more dance-oriented, but never losing the funk quality that I feel drawn towards.

Also with the Top Ten mixes, it really gave me a few different opportunities to stretch out musically. Sure, lots of people knew of me as a DJ who would play some great rap tunes (and sure there have definitely been rap tunes rinsed on these mixes) but the pleasure I get out of playing dance music is unique. And it’s not only about my growth as an artist which is what these mixes are about. It’s also sharing and spreading the love of my friends and other people that I work with and admire in music. These mixes give me the chance to spread love to people that I respect and admire. Another thing about these mixes is that it gives me the opportunity to play things that may be exclusive, things that may have fallen under the radar, and things that maybe I might not bang in a typical Cosmo Baker set. But then of course as art imitates life, sometimes my sets started sounding like my Top Ten Mixes.

The last thing about these mixes is the way I’ve traditionally approached them. Unlike a lot of the other mixes that I – or most DJs do – they’re not about fancy tricks or wicked blends or any of the bells and whistles. I’ve always approached these mixes more from a curatorial perspective, and to allow that to reflect in the actual mix itself. Going out and finding new tunes, new tunes that I like and can stand behind, and figuring out a way these all work together in one cohesive mix. The mix is always done bare bones, using nothing but two turntables and a mixer, but the music as a whole speaks a lot more in what it contains than how it’s presented. Truth be told in my mind’s eye it’s a version of me being my own John Peel or Pete Tong.

So here’s Baker’s Dozen – the (new) new series of music presented by yours truly. Hope you enjoy it!

 

René & Angela “I’ll Be Good (King Of Nothing Edit)”
Gallant “Open Up (Neonhund Remix)”
Luca Lush “Velvet Girls”
Mura Masa “Firefly feat. Nao”
Dr Packer “Shared Nights”
Jeremy Glenn “LIV”
Jean Tonique “What You Wanna Do feat. Dirty Radio”
Junktion “I’m Wishing (Original Mix)”
Lion Babe “Jump Hi feat. Childish Gambino (Todd Edwards Remix)”
Aroop Roy “Quen Vai Querer”
Enzo Siffredi “Sometimes (Original Mix)”
Earth People “Dance (Steve1der 2K15 Edit)”
Chet Faker “1998 feat. Banks”

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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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