Respected by punters and chin-strokers alike for his delivery of upfront sounds across the genre spectrum, you can set your watch by Cosmo’s party-rocking reliability.
Cosmo’s superb set-crafting abilities have established him as the warm-up DJ of choice whenever quality DJ superstars roll through Brisbane – Sasha, John Digweed, Jamie Jones, Julio Bashmore, Hernan Cattaneo, Joris Voorn, Nina Kraviz, Deadmau5, Robert Babicz and Eats Everything just some of the names to receive Cosmo’s patented warm-up treatment.
In fact his set in support of Diggers in 2005 was so warmly received no one was really sure if the rapturous applause as it climaxed was for Diggers stepping up to the decks or Cosmo’s own performance. In 2009, his warm-up slot for Sasha was awarded Time Off Magazine's Local Gig of The Year. Plus Hernan Cattaneo named his Family gig (at which Cosmo warmed up) his favourite gig of 2009. In 2012 he again warmed up respectfully for John Digweed with a much-talked about two hour set.
Crafting slow-building warm-ups isn’t the only weapon in the Cosmo Cater arsenal, with his much-vaunted diversity seeing him hold down a residency at Brisbane hotspot Alfred & Constance. He’s rocked Sydney and Melbourne and can be seen at guest spots all over Brisbane on most weekends. He has also become a fixture of the festival circuit, with slots at the 2005 Big Day Out Boiler Room, Summafieldayze 2003-2012, as well as Future Music Festival, BBQ Breaks and more. Held in high regard by his peers for having a broad yet cheeky musical taste and the technical skills to back it up, Cosmo is revered as one of Queensland’s finest.
2011 and 2012 have been Cosmo's strongest years to date, including a much talked about warm-up for dance music legends Orbital. Along the way he's replenished his armoury by adding competencies in drum 'n' bass and disco (warming-up for Todd Terje), further diversifying his sound.
He's made a switch into promoting too, with the very successful Auditree parties alongside Frank Li.
Future Music Festival (supporting Leftfield, Plastikman, Sven Vath, Locodice)
Sample Second Birthday
Danny Howells support
Robert Babicz Boat Party
Summafieldayze, Jan 2
Platinum, Friday Jan 20
Platinum, Friday Jan 27
Sundae @ Watt, Sunday Jan 29
John Digweed, Sunday Feb 12
Future Music Festival, Sat March 3
Derrick May, Sat April 21
33rpm Trance Classics, Fri April 27
Orbital, Sun May 6
Robert Babicz, Sat May 12
Skyroom, Sun May 20
Skyroom, Sun June 10
Jody Wisternoff, Sunday August 20
Hernan Cattaneo, Sunday September 23
33rpm Trance Classics, Saturday November 10
Sundae, Sunday November 11
Stereosonic, Sunday December 2
H.O.S.H, Saturday December 29
Julio Bashmore & T Williams
Breach & Route 94
Future Music Festival
Cosmo Cater’s tracks