Playing tracks by
NT89, Woo York, POLARIUS, Raheem Hershel, Dario Zenker and more.
There are those who imitate, and those who innovate: Romanian-born, Berlin-based producer Cosmin TRG is unquestionably the latter. At this point in time you’ll find him honing a ghostly, sketchy techno blueprint that fuses shuffling drums with eerie synths, snatched vocals-as-instruments and strains of Detroit and Chicago classicism. These analogue sounds are a stylistic mile away from the sound with which the man first emerged. Although they say certain styles of music are native to certain cities, this Academy alumnus is proving otherwise in the way his music draws distant parallels with 90s Warp, noughties London and du jour Berlin. Though impossible to pin down, there’s a distinguished and distinguishable sonic personality about all to that which bares Cosmin’s name: and it’s that which makes him the essential talent that he is. Bucharest via Berlin’s hi-tech house don and bass ambassador Cosmin TRG drops a rumpshaking set at Monegros Festival 2012.