Once in a blue moon a singer comes along that stops you in your tracks, Lady Blackbird is one such talent. Dubbed by Gilles Peterson “the Grace Jones of jazz”, her album Black Acid Soul dropped in September 2021 to glowing reviews across the board from the likes of The Guardian and New York Times.
One of the standout tracks ‘Lost and Looking’ – a cover of Sam Cooke’s sparsely arranged original, where Lady Blackbird builds the track with her haunting vocal and sparkling piano notes performed by Deron Johnson, gets the rework treatment from none other than Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy.
Released via Ross Allen, and long-time collaborator Andy Thompson’s Foundation Music, the Classic Album Sunday’s originator, co-founder of the Lucky Cloud System parties and David Mancuso protégé, turns in her ‘Cosmodelica Remix’ muscling up the track for the dancefloor, with a demon bassline, funk fuelled bass guitar, and cosmic acid lines. There’s also a dub for those who prefer a more stripped down but equally pumping affair.
Ohhh that’s super funkyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Loving Colleen’s mix, great way to start the year.
GREG WILSON PICKER
Sure Greg would love to hear Colleen’s gear here!
Lovin this 1`! great to hear some new coleen! and who doesnt love lady blackbird?
I have played it already. I will try to see where I can fit it again.
Yeh spot on remix!
LARS BEHRENROTH/ DEEPER SHADES
This is FIRE !
TERRY FARLEY/ FAITH
Yes fucking please
Like this, groovy and understated but like the build to the more dynamic synthy stuff, Noice!
SEAN JOHNSON/ A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE
This is wonderful!
KENNETH BAGER/ MUSIC FOR DREAMS
Love it one of the best LBBremixes. Killer.
BILL BREWSTER/ DJ HISTORY
Cosmo starting off 2022 with a bang….I’m so fuckin proud of her, she’s come a long way since here NYU radio days.
HORSE MEAT DISCO/ SEVERINO
YES LOVE IT
MATSURA TOSHIO/ WWFM
It’s real dope stuff.
What a delightful release. This is the first thing I’ve listened to since coming out of Covid isolation and I love it.
Wow…this single is awesome!! I’m definitely a Cosmodelica fan
FRED EVERYTHING / LAZY DAYS
Good to see Colleen on production duty. Great remix!
STEFANO TUCCI/ HELL YEAH
Black Acid Soul is the Soul album of the year without a doubt, and this track is one of the stand out.With Cosmo on remix duty is a match made in heaven.
LEA LISA/ LA MONA/ WOLF
Great Remix from Mrs Cosmo.
RAINY CITY MUSIC/ IRFAN
Colleen told me about this ! I love Lady Blackbird !! It’s a winner !
JIM ANGEL/ SANCHO PANZA
Loving this….. a very groovy start to 2022! Nice work everyone.
This is got a great feel and rhythm, favouring the dub
This is wicked! Feeling it.
RICHARD ROBERTS/ BBC DANCE TRACKS.
The absolute standout album of 2021… Saw her at the Jazz Café and she blew my mind,,,, This remix is stunning….simply stunning… a real symphony start to finish a proper journey… Amazing
STEVE PARRY/ FOR SASHA
Holy moly – these are HOT
ANDY WILSON/ SONICA IBIZA
Love Lady Blackbird and I love Colleen’s remixes, and it didn’t disappoint at all , absolute belter of a track , can’t wait to play it loud !
SHANE JOHNSON/ FISH GO DEEP
Thanks for sending… big fan of Lady Blackbird and Colleen’s remixes here are fantastic. Great song and such a slinky groove, can’t wait to play.
Great Remixes by Cosmo!!!
CRAIG SMITH/ 6TH BOROUGH PROJECT
Yep this works, loving the bass led groove. Funky indeed.
SEAN BROSNAN/ FORWARD DISCO
This is sounding super smokey, Cosmo has done a great job.
BEN DAVIS/ PAPER RECORDINGS
Absolutely love this, peak time banger ahoy! X
ROCKSTEADY DISCO/ PETER CROCHE
Really great remix here, loving the way it builds. Unexpected acid synth attack! It’s gonna blow up some dance floors once we can have those again.
FELIX JOY/ SWU.FM
Really enjoying this one, super vibey but also laid back at the same time. A track I could definitely play in a lot of places!
I love Lady Blackbird, the Cosmodelic Dub Rmx is great
ALAN DIXON/ MIDNIGHT RIOT
Great stuff, will include in my Keinemusik radio show in a few weeks 🙂
DAVE JARVIS / FAITH
Definitely a Faith fav for the dancfloors ! Spot on
THE SUB CLUB/ HARRI HARRIGAN
Wow this is lovely.
RUSSELL FOREMAN/ PIKES/
That´s cleared the cobwebs, dancefloor direct, do not pass go , do not collect 200 / I´ll be mixing up original and remix.
KASSAIN/ WARREN LUKE CUMMINGS / BALAMII
So Groovy, love this one
MAX ESSA / BONOBO
Love these mixes, both the vocal and dub will be getting a lot of plays!
WHITEY DELUCA/ KOLOURS LTD
Absolutely blinding collection of remixes!!! In immediate rotation!!
So precious, beautiful cover and a fantastic rmx pack by Cosmo. Love it.
Another balearic bandwagon jumper. But a big tune : )
STU PATTERSON/ MI SOUL FM/ FAITH
This is rather special, will get it on next mi-soul show (recorded from a beach in Goa ; )