Welcome back to ChromaCast with episode 12 featuring Cosmo Brown; a name any old-school Los Angeles D&B or House head will recognize from the heydays of Midnite Bombers and Vibeflow. As the 2012 Summer festival season gets started, he dusts off his headphones and comes out of DJ semi-retirement to mix 100 minutes of house music intended to put the smile back in vogue.
Having been rather silent in the scene for a few years, Cosmo is very excited to share The Happiness Meme with the Media Contender audience. It was conceived in two parts as an homage to the days of the mix tape, back when we’d wear out sides A and B on the car stereo as we found our way to the warehouse parties. Times sure have changed (The Happiness Meme is available on ChromaCast in one continuous mix for iPods and other media players), but that feeling we get as we head out to a night of dancing sure hasn’t. Take this music with you on the ride to the good times, and let’s make happy cool again.
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1. Kawatin – 4 Seasons (Original Mix)
2. Jay Lumen – Can You Dance? (Original Mix)
3. Tapesh, Sidney Charles – I Got Ya (Original Mix)
4. Josh the Funky 1 – Everynight (Anthony Ross Remix)
5. Zoo Brazil – The Big Rose (Original Mix)
6. Mario Ochoa – The Indian Express (Original Mix)
7. Matthew Codek, Nader Razdar – Alegria (Original Mix)
8. Antranig – Spank it (Original Mix)
8. Aria, DJ Ortzy, Mark.M – Party in Miami (Miami 2012 Update) (Manuel De La Mare Remix)
9. John Dahlback – Feel It (Original Club Mix)
10. Lorenzo Navarro – So Late (Original Mix)
11. DJ Sneak – BUSTED GROOVE (Original Mix)
12. Frozenman – Fading Outta View (Chillout Mix)
13. Kirsty Hawkshaw, Liquid Kaos – Back In Time (John Dahlback Remix)
14. Deadmau5 – Fifths (Max Zotti Remix)
15. Stephan Bazbaz, Kobb – Lost In Shangri-La (Original Mix)
16. Maxi Valvona – Pictures (Original Mix)
17. Joe Garston – The Promise (Original Mix)
18. Avicii – Levels (Original Mix)
19. Dragonette – Let it Go (Faustix & Imanos Remix)
20. Wolfgang Gartner – There And Back (Original Mix)
21. Cicada, Third Party – Feel (Original Mix)
22. Umek, Stefano Noferini – Goes On (Original Mix)
23. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound (Original Mix)
24. Tiesto, Luciana, Wolfgang Gartner – We Own The Night feat. Luciana (Original Mix)
Cosmo Brown has been enjoying slicing and dicing electronic music for almost two decades. With stints in the Los Angeles underground scene of the mid to late 90s that ran the gamut from acid house to Goa trance to drum and bass, he eventually settled on the dark steppers that got the dance floors moving. Feeling the urge most DJs eventually feel to write and produce their own music, he launched Lush Recordings, releasing three well-received drum and bass singles under the imprint.
Putting all the studio gear in storage as he pursued other creative endeavors, he kept his finger on the pulse of Electronic Dance Music by continuing to collect great tunes – and dancing his ass off at the best parties. Just about every year or so, his closest friends get an email with a link to a new Cosmo Brown mix, a tradition that has kept his intuitive ability to program an inspiring musical journey about as sharp as the first time he figured out how to mix two 4/4 beats together. He now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has officially begun the search for a DJ residency in his new home town.