Producer, DJ, and remixer Cosmo Strauss, better known as Cosmo Baker, has been on the electronic music scene since 1990. Born in Reno, Nevada, he grew up in Philadelphia, where he got his start DJing at sixteen. After he graduated from high school, Strauss moved to Brooklyn, New York and threw himself wholeheartedly into the house music scene.
In Brooklyn, he played with big name New York DJs like Little Louie Vega, Armand Van Helden, Frankie Knuckles, and David Morales, and his diverse sets and stylings quickly got him featured in clubs in the downtown area with the likes of Stretch Armstrong and Mark Ronson.
In 1996, Strauss moved back to Philadelphia for college, but he never stopped making music. While in Philly, he started The Remedy, a huge weekly party that became the centerpiece of the Neo soul community in Philadelphia, with DJ Rich Medina. The Remedy hosted a huge variety of talent, including The Roots and J Dilla.
In 2003, back in New York, Cosmo Baker formed the collective The Rub with DJ Eleven and DJ Ayres. This hip-hop and classics party and DJ crew mixed and remixed, helping to create and promote the mashup movement.
Cosmo Baker’s diverse DJ sets range across genres, as he’s constantly evolving his style. He plays everything from soul to disco to EDM and hip-hop. In addition to touring North America, you can find Cosmo Baker playing clubs and events all over the world, including China, South Korea, Thailand, Scotland, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Having left The Rub in mid-2012, Strauss is free to produce, remix, and mashup tracks in the studio, then play them out all over the world, continuing to bridge the gaps between genres and get people moving on dance floors around the world.