Thank You Vancouver

This past Friday I shot out to Vancouver in the Great White North that is Canada and finished the last date this year of my quarterly residency at one of the best spots to play and to party, Fortune Sound. Truly an amazing and magical night and one of the best gigs that I’ve played at all year. Don’t really know what else to say about the folks up there but they really are amazing and supportive.

I’m looking forward to a whole year of great times up there, as early as this coming March. Big respect to GMAN, Rob Rizk, Ere’n, Yoshi, Brendan Butter, Rhek, Nina Mendoza and all the party people who came out and went off to my sounds. Y’all are absolutely incredible and I can’t wait to do it again. Definitely check out the Fortune Sound Blog for all sorts of cool stuff, and peep my presence pon de blog to download some live mixes from Fortune, just in case you can’t make it out next time, including the very latest.

Cosmo Baker “Live From Happy Ending Fridays Fortune Sound” 

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson

Happy birthday to Michael Jackson – still to this day probably the greatest performer that ever walked the planet. I remember vividly the day that he died… I was in Calgary to do a show at one of my favorite spots on the planet, Hi Fi Club. News started streaming in that MJ had become sick, and as the hours passed, the story got darker and more ominous. When it was finally confirmed that he had left this planet, I walked out of my hotel room, leaving a broken Twitter and Facebook and a screaming CNN behind. I was in a daze. How could it be that Michael Jackson was dead? He was superhuman. He was a deity. MJ was a cultural constant, someone whom I felt as if I had grown up with, and whom it seemed I would grow old with.

That night at the club, I was planning on doing a set of the raps and the club musics but at the very last minute, I scrapped all my plans and decided to go in with an unscripted all MJ set. What I thought was going to be just a handful of joints ended up being the entire night, over 2+ hours of hits, rarities, collabos etc… The night went way past the recording here, early into the morning while the doors were locked and people continued to dance to The King Of Pop. Here’s the mix, hosted by my folks at Mad Decent.

Cosmo Baker “Live Michael Jackson Tribute Mix, June 25, 2009 at Hi Fi Club Calgary”

Michael Jackson Tribute Set: Live & Uncut At Hi Fi Club, Calgary by Cosmo Baker on Mixcloud

The Do Over Portland

I was lucky enough to have been able to roll through Portland with my Do Over family early in July for the second installment of the season up there. It was truly an unforgettable time, the time of my life. Not only was the vibe and the energy just insane, but I was celebrating my birthday while I was rocking. I’m grateful for having been able to be there with so many good friends, and extra special shouts to my dear friend Connie for hooking up so many special dimensions for the trip, as well as my cousin Katie for just being one of the best people on the planet. Check some of the local press here for a PDX perspective recap. And, as always, all the sets are recorded for your enjoyment, so shoot over to The Do Over Blog and check the recap, or click here for Cosmo Baker “Live At The Do Over Portland, July 10th 2011”

New Mix – Live At Fortune Sound Vancouver

Here’s the recording of my live set from Happy Ending Fridays at Fortune Sound in Vancouver. It’s a pretty fun mix if I do say so myself! The guys at Fortune have a great thing going, and the premise of their Happy Ending party is kind this free-flowing thing musically. Basically all over the map from dance music, rap music, classics and shit like that. So this mix is really all sorts of crazy shit and fun party music. I love live mixes, but I always think that they never quite do justice in capturing the energy and essence of the live experience. Like man, “This sounds good, but boy you should have BEEN there…” Well, since I’m going to be back there in April, hopefully you will be. And special thanks to DJ Marvel from The Freshest crew for holding me down on this one as well. Okay, enjoy!

Cosmo Baker & DJ Marvel “Live At Happy Ending Fridays, Fortune Sound Vancouver”

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    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)

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

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