is Romanian born, Berlin based borders-crossing producer Cosmin Nicolae. Since 2007, his run of singles for A-list labels like Hessle Audio, Hotflush, Tempa, and Rush Hour has made it impossible to pin him to a specific scene or style. His debut album "Simulat" was tagged post dubstep by the press.
A DIY hip-hop project on a crackly bootleg tape is one of my best memories of the mid-90s.
Doesn't get more bubbly.
I'm riding my bike and you better stay away, especially if you're a Culture Snitch.
It's just warm and fluffy, a possible game-blocker though.
Gets me in the mood for sweaty basements.
I make a mean sandwich!
I like the version on the Basquiat OST. Heart-wrenching.
I'm suddenly in control!
It's not just disturbing, I have a feeling you can get arrested.
I don't really drive but it would be «Ace of Spades».
Proem is American, yet he takes a perfect aural snapshot of the things I miss. Not the vegetables per se, but the other things.
How can you crash when your flight is magic?
If it's spooky, let's make out.
Classic Romanian hiphop. Abstract and ominous, amazing flow. Only about 22 million people can understand the language though. And probably a few hundred can appreciate the lyrics.
Guilty pleasure: to play in a synth-pop band.
Makes me feel vaguely alive in the early hours.
Daniel Defoe: «Robinson Crusoe» / Michel Houellebecq: «The Possibility Of An Island» / Mark Twain: «Tom Sawyer»
«Blow-Up» / «Brazil» / «Little Britain»
Monopoly / Ticket To Ride Europe / Skooldaze (for ZX spectrum)
Quantum Physics / Rapping / Speak Finnish
Wallpaper / Monocle / The Sartorialist
Smoke-filled bar / Smoke-filled basement / Sun rising above the projects
Rebecca de Mornay / Steve Coogan / Saoirse Ronan
Sloth / Koala / Saoirse Ronan
Lighter / Morse code device / Doomsday device