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Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy (USA) & Trojan Sound System (UK)

Sun Jan 28th, 2024
The Yot Club,
Raglan, Waikato

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Absolutely banging Sunday Session coming your way in Raglan on Auckland Annniversary Weekend with legendary DJ Colleen Cosmo Murphy(U.S.A) and London based Trojan Sound System with Selector Daddy Ad. .

Colleen ‘Cosmo Murphy (USA)

As testimonials go, this one provided by Vinyl Factory when discussing Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy takes some beating: “The biggest heroes of the underground typically wouldn’t describe themselves as such. Frankie Knuckles, Kelli Hand, Andrew Weatherall...all possessed a humility that made them even more honourable and endearing, and they went about their business with little regard for fame and a distaste for industry bullshit. Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy falls firmly into this category.” But really, anyone who has followed Murphy’s endlessly fascinating life in music shouldn’t be surprised to see her lauded in such terms. She is–much like the electronic totems she’s compared to above–a lifer: someone that has dedicated every inch of her soul and being to the pursuit of music. As such, she’s been guided by an array of motivations. Whether she’s DJing at her Love Dancin’ sound system at Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here festival, musically hosting the Loft parties, curating a Classic Album Sundays event at the Royal Albert Hall, presenting her weekly Balearic Breakfast radio show or remixing Róisín Murphy there’s always an abundance of impulses bubbling away. There’s the desire to entertain–to put a smile on people’s faces; a need to curate–to give the audience more than just a song; and an extension of this is education. Not in any dictatorial fashion, it’s more about turning people on to new sounds, new ways of thinking, maybe even new ways of living.
Originally from Massachusetts via New York City and now in London, she started out collecting classic rock and pop albums, moved on to punk and dance music, and began her own radio show in high school. She then started spinning records and was mentored by David Mancuso, known for his seminal parties at The Loft in NYC.

A highly respected and experienced musical selector and curator, she is an authority on music, sound and the vinyl renaissance
Daddy Ad: Trojan Sound System (UK)

Reformed in 2004, London based Trojan Sound System are an institution in Sound System culture, representing the most seminal reggae and ska record label in history.

Daddy Ad hails from the Roots and Reality Sound System, which he originally founded with Earl Gateshead before refounding Trojan Sound System together with Trojan Records. He has worked with legends including; Eek-A-Mouse, Tappa Zukie, Dennis Alcapone and Horace Andy amongst many others and has always pushed for new sounds and acts to break through. Ad believes many contemporary forms of music are direct descendants of reggae and its varied sub-genres and his mission has been to cross reggae music and culture back into contemporary clubs and festivals. which they successfully achieved. His experience as a drummer and audiophile has led Ad in a direction to be responsible for the crew’s FXs, mixing and trademark Hi-fi sound. Legendary recording artists including; Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Dr Alimantado, Tippa Irie, Big Youth, Ranking Joe, Dawn Penn, Dillinger & Dennis Alcapone have all worked with the Trojan Sound team.

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