Romanian born, now Berlin based producer Cosmin TRG is unquestionably a musical innovator. 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 arrive on labels like connoisseur Dutch imprint Rush Hour as well as the Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons and Untold’s hotter-than-hot Hemlock, but are a stylistic miles away from the raw dubstep sound with which the man first emerged. Although they say certain styles of music are native to certain cities, Cosmin TRG is proving otherwise by drawing distant parallels with 90s Warp, noughties London and du jour Berlin imprints like Fachwerk. “There is no template in mind”, he says of his idiosyncratic sounds, “we all have our own little strategies, but for me it’s just about making it personal.” A simple but effective approach, it’s one that’s still working wonders for Cosmin who is now found DJing everywhere from Fabric to Sonar to Berghain on any given weekend.
Cosmin TRG’s debut full length album Simulat
has just been released in August 2011 on 50 Weapons.
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