With Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy for drinks at the Criterion in Piccadilly 5/28/13—their Wild Rumpus album is out this fall
photo by Caroline Sinclair
Visual artist Rob Rainbow with Wild Rumpus (Cosmo and Gary), roof of the Beursschouwburg, Klinkende Munt Festival, 7/7/7
photo by Kris Mouchaers
Wild Rumpus is the latest musical wizard's brew from "Legendary Left-field Guitarist" Gary Lucas — who here joins forces with his longtime friend and collaborator Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy (a/k/a DJ Cosmo) to create a wild ass-shaking rumpus in the electronica and dance field with their first musical utterance, their new 12" vinyl EP "Musical Blaze-Up", out 5/29/07 on Cosmo's own Bitches Brew label. An astonishing mix of electronica, dub and country, it's like nothing you've ever heard!!
Gary first started collaborating with Cosmo in midnight raves in the Manhattan 14th Street meat-market district with legendary DJ's the late Adam Goldstone and Perry Brandston (a/k/a The Departure Lounge)...the duo went on to play a whole series of Bacardi sponsored raves last year in London, India, and Romania...and are playing soon as the Wild Rumpus Soundsystem at London's Cargo on June 2nd and at the Brussells Klinkende Munt Festival July 7th — don't miss them live, as Gary Lucas take his electric guitar to interstellar heights over the killer beats and samples courtesy of Cosmo... New track from Wild Rumpus (Gary Lucas and DJ Cosmo) "El Duende"—now on the jukebox at MySpaceand on SoundCloud! New Wild Rumpus vinyl 12" "Rock the Joint" featuring Gary Lucas and Cosmo (Colleen Murphy) with special guest UK Human Beat Box Champ Beardyman receiving mucho UK airplay and rave reviews—check iBeats, Time Out New York, Ministry of Sound's Playlist, BBC1's Playlist from the Rob Da Bank Show—and listen to "Rock the Joint" on the new Wild Rumpus MySpace site jukebox here. Check out the promo video for "Rock The Joint" by Wild Rumpus (feat. Beardyman), hand animated and directed by Tabitha O'Connell! Wild Rumpus' single "Musical Blaze-Up" was picked on iTunes UK as Editor's Choice "Best of Store" — alongside new music by Prince, Gwen Stefani, Crowded House and Happy Mondays; read the press release here. For more info, check out the first press communique from Bitches Brew here. The Wild Rumpus single "Musical Blaze-Up" is available for download now on iTunes, get it here! Visit Cosmo's web sites at Cosmic Music and Bitches Brew.
Featured Reviews: Read a preview of Gary's new electronica project Wild Rumpus live in London here from Time Out London. Check out rave reviews of their 12 inch single "Musical Blaze-Up" in UK dance magazine One Week to Live here, in Time Out New York (4 star rating) here, and in Stylus magazine here. And, Wild Rumpus NYC live debut was picked as one of the Top Live Shows of the Week in Time Out New York, see it here. Read rave reviews of the new Wild Rumpus dance 12" vinyl single "Purple Somersault" featuring Gary and DJ Cosmo from DMCUpdate.com here, and from I-DJ magazine (UK) here. Read another rave review and check the chart placement of "Purple Somersault" in the latest issue of i-DJ Magazine (UK) here and here; and also check the reviews from Update (UK) here and here, from the BBC website (UK) here, and from Clash Magazine (UK) here. Read an interview with Colleen Murphy (DJ Cosmo) about working with Gary in Wild Rumpus here, from DJ Magazine (UK).