Catch Cosmo Baker along side Pittsburgh party rockers Seams, DJ Bamboo & DJ Shoe
Neon Installation by Kyle Anthony Adams
FREE Admission w/ RSVP
$5 Before 10:00PM
$8 After 10:00PM
242 51st Street
Pittsburgh PA 15201
Cosmo Baker is a DJ, musician, entrepreneur, influencer, brand consultant, educator, activist, community leader and Philadelphian. Acknowledged universally as one of the top DJs on the planet, Cosmo has toured the planet dozens of times, played in almost 50 different countries, on 5 different continents, and in front of tens of thousands of people at once. He’s widely regarded as an integral figure of the already rich Philadelphia DJ legacy alongside contemporaries such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Questlove and Diplo. A master of "open format", Cosmo's known worldwide for his genre-spanning selection, technical prowess, and explosive stage presence and energy that he brings to his live performances. A true “DJ’s DJ” Cosmo musical vision very keenly bridges the gap between the forefront of musical innovation and the history and legacy of DJ culture.
With over 25 years behind the turntables, Cosmo has opened for and played alongside artists as diverse as Drake, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Pitbull, Trey Songz, N*E*R*D, Moby, The Chemical Brothers, Lily Allen, Run-D.M.C., De La Soul, Common, Wu-Tang Clan, M.I.A., Justice, Santigold, RJD2, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Death Cab For Cutie, Band Of Horses, Flosstradamus, MSTRKRFT, Mark Ronson, Chromeo, J Dilla, LCD Soundsystem, MGMT, and beyond. Additionally Cosmo has rocked the decks alongside world-class DJ talent - both contemporary and legendary - with world famous DJs ranging from A-Trak, Diplo, DJ AM, Questlove, Z-Trip, Steve Aoki, Danny Krivit, Frankie Knuckles, Josh Wink, Goldie, Tommie Sunshine, DJ Drama, DJ Premier, Madlib, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Craze, Benji B, Giles Peterson, Skratch Bastid and too many more to list.
Cosmo has always been in high demand as both a DJ and as a Cultural and Style Influencer. Cosmo has spun private events for and worked with some of the world’s most prominent celebrities, brands, tech companies and philanthropic organizations including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, Al Gore, Allen Iverson, Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Jill Scott, Nelly, X-Games, ESPN, MTV, VH1, Vice, Playboy, Apple, Samsung, Kodak, Nokia, Sony, Rockstar Games, Rock The Vote, Toyota, Jaguar, Scion, Adidas, Urban Outfitters, The North Face, Oakley, Burton Snowboards, Ray-Ban, Vans, Ace Hotels, Virgin Hotels, W Hotels, Budweiser, Heineken, Hennessy, Absolut, Pepsi, Red Bull, Monster Energy Drink, and too many more to name.
With effortless style and with music sets that are as diverse as the imagination, as a DJ Cosmo moves through worlds seamlessly, from enormous festival stages to sold out concert venues to sweaty underground nightclubs. Flawless blends, razor-sharp cuts, and the most impeccable selection are all part of his concoction. But on top of that, he has an ability to read a crowd like no other. He’s always in sync with his audience, one step ahead of the times, and his finger is always on the pulse.
Having lived in Brooklyn for the better part of 15 years, in 2016 Cosmo returned to his native Philly to open up Scratch DJ Academy Philadelphia. Scratch Philly - now the 6th location along with NYC, LA, Miami, Chicago & Atlanta - is the industry’s leader in DJ & production education and has taught over 500,000 students globally over the past 13 years.
In addition to his influence in the world or music, Cosmo has always been deeply involved in the arts community, with work ranging from being a member of the Advisory Council of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, to having been one of the the producers of the 2016 temporarily pop-up tour force installation Truth To Power held in Philadelphia in the summer of 2016 coinciding with the Democratic National Convention. As a DJ, he’s also been a fixture on the scene of many fine, established institutions such as The Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Brooklyn Museum, The Smithsonian Institute, Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Ohio State University’s Wexner Center For The Arts, Art Basel, Juxtapose, Wooster Collective, and Shepard Fairey.
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Hailing from New York, Seams is the new project from Depth One, one of Pittsburgh's most well respected and experienced bass music DJs, who has been performing in the region since 2001. Seams is focused on presenting authentic US club beats, including: Chicago Ghetto House, Bmore Club, Jersey Club, and ATL Trap, always with top notch mixing ability and track selection.
Vince Gancia (DJ Bamboo) is a young and talented performer. Classically trained in music, having played violin, guitar, and piano, his ear for music was formed at a very early age. In college, he hosted his own radio show for two seasons. Bamboo is solidifying his name in the industry, rocking lounges and nightclubs around the city every week. He has also competed in numerous DJ Battles across the country (1st place Combat DJ Battle Pittsburgh, 2nd place WATC/InkFest Live Washington DC. National finalist Coast2Coast DJ Battle Miami, Florida. 2013 Red Bull Thre3style – Pittsburgh (3rd). Sprite TableKingz 2013. With a great ear for music and eye for the crowd, Bamboo’s selections are sure to make you want to move and groove.
Hybrid DJ / educator from Pittsburgh. Spins Hip Hop, R&B, Dancehall, Afrobeats, and anything that will keep the people moving.
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