Kosmik: “Ayyyyy this is Kosmik, head Spirit and founder of The Black Lodge in LA. For this list I decided to choose 5 vinyl tracks that I love and have recently played on various episodes of our Black Lodge Radio show for SutroFM.net which are all archived and can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/theblacklodgela/sets/black-lodge-podcasts! Big up!”
Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op964-faR1M Kosmik: “Crass and everything on Crass Records transformed my views on music and politics while I was in middle/high-school. Their influence on who I am today cannot be overstated. An this EP, in particular, still blows my mind to this day. Experimental anarchist music way way ahead of its time.”
Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmRbTtnN8Hc Kosmik: “Robert Hood is, in my opinion, one of the greatest producers of all time. We booked him a number of times in the late 90’s-early 2000’s, and to this day a live set he once did for us may be the greatest live set I have ever seen in my life. His early productions defined minimal techno - a sound that was so raw and was imbued with so much soul and emotion, a great contrast to what most people label “minimal techno” these days. This track takes me places.”
Embedded content: https://soundcloud.com/lustpoderosa/a2-jack-pattern-animal Kosmik: “German based Sneaker DJ aka Dunkeltier is one of my favorite modern producers and one of my favorite human beings in this world. His passion and seriousness in all his works is clearly heard and felt, and has been a great inspiration to me. I am honored to call him a friend. Though this is a remix, he has truly made it his own - an incredible track that goes well into the beyond.”
Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKSc2hcwDVE Kosmik: “Everyone and everything related to The Dirty Criminals and their myriad projects has forever shaped my own vision of sound. No group of producers and Dj’s has influenced me more than this bunch of lunatics. Period. The definition of true acid.”
Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vonWrxsk2OA Kosmik: “This was a track originally released in 1983 but re-released on a various artists comp last year called “The Acceptable Presence Pt. 2” on Light Sounds Dark (LSD022). It’s insane and I love it.”
Kosmik is a LA-based DJ/producer/promotor and founder of The Black Lodge, schooled in the early 90’s punk and electronic/rave scene in the midwest, somewhere between Chicago and Detroit. He has released on Black Lodge Recordings as well as Slaying Medusa as a part of the Optimistic Misanthropes project.