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Good Room presents
NEW YORK TRAX
in the Bad Room
Tickets - $10 advanced
Doors - 10pm / +21 gig
Ivan Smagghe belongs to a top table of DJs that journalists like to lazily describe as “The DJ’s DJs”. Along with the likes of occasional partner-in-crime Andrew Weatherall, Ivan has the ability to play music like a raw conduit between his famously obscure records and the dancefloor’s strobe-soaked bodies, injecting something of himself seamlessly into the mix along the way.
His genre defying/defining production work originally in Black Strobe and now in It’s A Fine Line and Smagghe & Cross has connected him to and garnered the praise of (amongst others) James Murphy, Trevor Jackson, Ata, Optimo and the aforementioned Weatherall. All fellow crusaders in the fight to prove that electronic music can be so much more than a one-dimensional soundtrack for a night on the lash.
Cosmo Vitelli has not slept since 1973. An erratic sleep pattern he has replaced with the tireless explora- tion of dance music’s forgotten gems, and sharing his finds as a producer, DJ, musician and label head. After spending his childhood between Ivory Coast and Central France, Cosmo Vitelli settles in Paris at the age of 19. More an indie kid than a clubber, he plays guitar in various rock outfits until he finds out he’s having more fun fiddling with a 4-track recorder and a sampler.
His first EP comes out in 1998 on Etienne de Crécy’s Solid. The following years, he signs a couple of EPs – some of them becoming anthems of this golden age of electronic music made in France, Party Day and Robot Soul – and produces heaps of remixes for the likes of Daft Punk, Cassius, Benjamin Diamond, Radio Slave or Simian Mobile Disco.He releases his first album in 2003, Clean on Virgin/Astralwerks.