Where were you born and where did you grow up?
I was actually born in Manhattan, but I grew up in the Bronx, until 1969, when we moved to Yonkers. That’s where the people went. You went to Yonkers or Co-op City.
What were your earliest formative experiences with music?
I was always into music; I always went to clubs. I used to collect, back then, 45s, and I used to go to Downstairs Records, which was at 42nd Street. I just used to buy records — they would play them and I would buy them. …
Interview by Paul Raffaele & Barbie Bertisch, Transcript by Nik Mercer
Barbie Bertish: Let’s kick off with your Output gigs. It’s been your home for the last few years here in New York. Can you tell us a little about how you wound up playing there and how it compares to other venues from past years?
I like Output because it’s run very well; it’s a professionally run club. Nicolas [Matar] has put together a great space and it’s got a real DJ booth. The sound system here is pretty great, and it’s tuned, so I can work with the…
Love Injection Fanzine 005: June 2015 Preview
Interview: Barbie Bertisch, Transcription: Nik Mercer
[Give me the vital stats first.] Who are you? Where are you from? Where are you now?
I’m Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy. I’ve done almost everything in the music business, I think! At the moment, I’m the founder of Classic Album Sundays, which is the world’s most popular album listening experience, with a great online listening hub. I am a DJ; I am a producer, a remixer, a compiler; I’ve worked in many record shops; I’m a journalist; and… I think those are the main things. What else have…
Love Injection Fanzine 003: April 2015 Preview
Words: Paul Raffaele
It’s about bringing a lot of different musical styles and binding them together through a common thread of the dub aesthetic. We started the party with the thought that it should be a music lover’s paradise and picked Monday night as a good time to do this because it would ensure that those who came would really want to be there. And it’s always been about freedom. I never feel constrained to play anything; there is no pressure to deliver something specific besides playing great and inspired music. We…