Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy

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Colleen Murphy, alias Cosmo (born August 24, 1968) is an American radio broadcaster, club DJ, music producer, remixer, record label owner and founder of Classic Album Sundays.[1]

Originally from Massachusetts, she attended New York University where she was Program Director and a DJ at the university radio station WNYU.[2] She cites her introduction to and friendship with David Mancuso of The Loft as a major influence[3] Together they produced the compilations David Mancuso presents The Loft.[4]

She co-founded the record label Bitches Brew.[5][6]

She records as Wild Rumpus with former Captain Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas.[7] She has remixed Fat Freddy's Drop,[8] DFA's Planningtorock,[9] for the Remixes (Phenomenal Handclap Band album) and more under the moniker Cosmodelica. With Ashley Beedle as DarkStarr Diskotek she has remixed Candi Staton,[10] Beardyman, The Rapture (band)[11] and more.

In 2010 she founded Classic Album Sundays, an album listening event.[12] She is often a spokesperson about vinyl records.[13][14]

References and further reading[edit]

  1. ^ Tarantino, Chris (May 31, 2012). "Q&A Interview with Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy on Audiophilia, Secret People Watching and Forcing an Audience to Pay Attention". The Village Voice.
  2. ^ Vadukul, Alex (July 12, 2012). "At a Monthly Gathering Nothing But the Sound of Vinyl". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Tarantino, Chris (May 31, 2012). "Interview with Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy on Audiophilia, Secret People Watching and Forcing an Audience to Pay Attention". The Village Voice.
  4. ^ "David Mancuso – The Loft". Discogs. Discogs.
  5. ^ "Session Transcript:Cosmo". Red Bull Music Academy. 2003. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
  6. ^ Ben Murphy. "Where the Wild Things Are". DJ Magazine.
  7. ^ Murphy, Ben. "Where the Wild Things Are" (458). DJ Mag.
  8. ^ Constable, Paulette (April 20, 2015). "Fat Freddy's Drop Mother Mother Cosmodelica Remix". DMC.
  9. ^ Holloway, Kali. "Planningtorock - Living It Out". DFA. DFA.
  10. ^ Osborne, Ben (May 5, 2012). "Revolution DarkStarr Remix" (485). DJ Mag.
  11. ^ "The Rapture Children DarkStarr Diskotek REmix". Mixmag. July 12, 2012.
  12. ^ Sillito, David (2011-01-18). "Are record clubs the new book clubs?". BBC News.
  13. ^ Harris, John (January 7, 2015). "Vinyl's Difficult Comeback". The Guardian.
  14. ^ Nathanson, Hannah (April 26, 2013). "Vinyl Frontier". London Evening Standard.