Frozen Files Presents On East Village Radio

Today, or this evening, or morning maybe if you’re in Tokyo, I’ll be doing a special guest set on Matt Life & Schott Free’s weekly broadcast of pure unadulterated realness, Frozen Files Presents on East Village Radio. We’re going out with a bang and these two legends are giving me free reign musically, so expect a lot of funk, funk, more funk, and a bit of some funk. You know I got crates, so who wants to test? Click here to stream the December 28th show.

Dope On Plastic

The power of Twitter. I’ve met some amazing people though it, and had some pretty great experiences and opportunities because of my shit talking. Case in point, a few months ago me and my homeboy – the legendary DJ Rob Swift – were popping off on it when my man Andre from The Drake in Toronto simply replied to our conversation “When are you guys going to do a show together?” Within 30 minutes a plan and a date was set, and we ended up collaborating on a show for Canadian Music Week. Great stuff, and ayo technology.

Rob is a legend and one of the greatest DJs of all time. So you can probably understand how honored and humbled I was when he asked me be a guest on his radio show. Of course I said yes. Tune in to hear my set, as well as the rest of the funky shit on Rob’s Dope On Plastic, brought to you streaming by the good folks at Scion A/V. Click here to check it out.

Valentines Day

Edited because I forgot about the big news which is I will be guesting today with my homies on what is one of the best places for music on the planet – with the one and only Chances With Wolves show. Kenan, Kray and Mikey Palms with every so often surprise guest Ricky Powell, and today featuring special guests Cosmo Baker (that is me) and the legendary Steve Arrington. We’re going to be playing LOVE SONGS, SON. And we are also going to be rapping with Steve about all sorts of cool stuff, including his new project on Stones Throw.

So I’ve been working on this year’s Valentines themed mix and, because I’ve tried a completely different approach to it I wasn’t able to complete it for the 14th (today, eeesh, sorry Vicky!) It should be up soon and I hope it will still be as relevant to this year’s “love” theme – cause it’s relevant to me. This one is like pulling teeth to make it EXACTLY what I want it to be like, the picture in my head that is. With that being said, this is a day for love and for lovers so I couldn’t let it slip by me. You guys know ME by now. So here’s my Valentines Roll from a few years ago, just for posterity’s sake.

I saw a TV commercial the other day and it said something that really struck a chord. Something along the lines of this holiday isn’t about you, it’s about us. I like that, I like that a lot. So hopefully you can enjoy this and listen to it with that certain special someone that warms a every single corner of your heart. And if you can’t be with them, listen to this and think about them. Any way you want to cut it, Here’s to us…

Cosmo Baker “Valentines Roll”

The Friends Of Distinction “Going In Circles”
Aretha Franlkin “Call Me”
Donny Hathaway “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know”
Rick James & Teena Marie “Fire & Desire”
Curtis Mayfield “Sweet Exorcist”
James Brown “That’s My Desire”
Otis Redding “That’s How Strong My Love Is”
Sam Cooke “Bring It On Home To Me”
Irma Thomas “Ruler Of My Heart”
Al Green “Simply Beautiful”
The Isley Brothers “Voyage To Atlantis”
George Harrison “I’d Have You Anytime”
Stevie Wonder “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)”
Patrice Rushen “Settle For My Love”
Prince “Adore”
Quincy Jones “The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)”
René & Angela “Your Smile”
The Isley Brothers “Fire & Rain”
The Smith Connection “Rainy Days & Mondays”
Darondo “Listen To My Song”
The Beach Boys “Forever”
Rita Wright “I Can’t Give Back The Love I Feel For You”
Black Ivory “Got To Be There”
Brenda Russell “So Good, So Right”
Bonnie Pointer “More And More”
David Bowie “Can You Hear Me”
Earth, Wind & Fire “Can’t Hide Love”
The Rolling Stones “Let It Loose”
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell “If This World Were Mine”
East Of Underground “I Love You”
The Delfonics “Walk Right Up To The Sun”
The New Birth “You Are What I’m All About”
Steely Dan “Any Major Dude”
Bill Withers “Can We Pretend”

Friday Night – A Downtown Affair On WMFU

This Friday night, November 19th, my good friends over at A Downtown Affair, the best disco and classic dance music radio program on the air in New York, invited me to come down and spin a few platters for their illustrious show. Of course, how could I refuse?

So please tune your radio dial to WNYU 89.1 FM this Friday night, November 19th at 10:30 PM. For those of you that are not in the New York area and are out of range, you can always visit the radio station online at and listen there. And of course all the shows are archived on their own site, Let’s Get Serious

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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)


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

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