FRIENDS & FAM

Matthew Law Presents

FRIENDS & FAM

Cosmo Baker

Sat, May 20, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$7.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Matthew Law
Matthew Law
MATTHEW LAW aka DJ PHSH

MATTHEW LAW (née Matthew Fishman-Dickerson) was borne in West Philadelphia, an area long heralded as a hotbed for artists of all mediums. From the very start, this son of two theatre aficionados was exposed to an array of musical styles - Classical to Avant Garde Jazz, Psych Rock to 70's Funk. MATTHEW LAW now draws from his vast musical knowledge and incorporates all these elements into his unique party rocking sets.

In 2013, MATTHEW LAW was voted Northeast Champion of the Red Bull 3Style Competition and ultimately placed third out of 130 competing DJs in the National battle by a celebrity panel of judges including Jazzy Jeff, A-Trak and Z Trip.

MATTHEW LAW often mans the 1's and 2's for Black Thought and Dice Raw, providing the beatscapes for these two Legendary Roots Crew MCs. He toured extensively in the US with rapper Gilbere Forte and MATTHEW LAW has also hyped the crowd with opening sets for Kendrick Lamar, De La Soul, J Cole, Slick Rick, Yelawolf and Mos Def. He's appeared at every PSK event in Philadelphia, as well as the Roots Picnic 2013.

Most recently, MATTHEW LAW was featured on MTV's Rap Fix in an extended interview with Sway and he'll soon be DJing alongside Questlove at the highly prestigious Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.

MATTHEW LAW appeared on the Dave Chappelle Odd Ball Comedy Tour.

As a member of the Illvibe Collective, MATTHEW LAW gained international exposure as a featured DJ on the 2011 German tour for the Hip Hop Don't Stop series that's also included the likes of Pete Rock and Premiere.

Back in the Illadeph, MATTHEW LAW produces his own events called PHSH TANK and FRIENDS AND FAMILY that marries DJ culture with digital art media and draws a sold-out crowd of nearly 300 people every month. During the summer months, you can also catch him spinning for a crowd of nearly 1,500 at Philly's notorious Sundae party series.

With stamps of approval that literally go from A-Trak to Z Trip, you definitely better keep your eyes and ears open for this rising star.

"People say there's something in the water in West Philly and if that's the case, then MATTHEW LAW is swimming in it. Jazzy Jeff and I have laid the ground work, now here comes the future." - Questlove
Cosmo Baker
Cosmo Baker is a DJ, musician, entrepreneur, influencer, brand consultant, educator, activist, community leader and Philadelphian. Acknowledged universally as one of the top DJs on the planet, Cosmo has toured the planet dozens of times, played in almost 50 different countries, on 5 different continents, and in front of tens of thousands of people at once. He’s widely regarded as an integral figure of the already rich Philadelphia DJ legacy alongside contemporaries such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Questlove and Diplo. A master of "open format", Cosmo's known worldwide for his genre-spanning selection, technical prowess, and explosive stage presence and energy that he brings to his live performances. A true “DJ’s DJ” Cosmo musical vision very keenly bridges the gap between the forefront of musical innovation and the history and legacy of DJ culture.

With over 25 years behind the turntables, Cosmo has opened for and played alongside artists as diverse as Drake, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Pitbull, Trey Songz, N*E*R*D, Moby, The Chemical Brothers, Lily Allen, Run-D.M.C., De La Soul, Common, Wu-Tang Clan, M.I.A., Justice, Santigold, RJD2, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Death Cab For Cutie, Band Of Horses, Flosstradamus, MSTRKRFT, Mark Ronson, Chromeo, J Dilla, LCD Soundsystem, MGMT, and beyond. Additionally Cosmo has rocked the decks alongside world-class DJ talent - both contemporary and legendary - with world famous DJs ranging from A-Trak, Diplo, DJ AM, Questlove, Z-Trip, Steve Aoki, Danny Krivit, Frankie Knuckles, Josh Wink, Goldie, Tommie Sunshine, DJ Drama, DJ Premier, Madlib, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Craze, Benji B, Giles Peterson, Skratch Bastid and too many more to list.

Cosmo has always been in high demand as both a DJ and as a Cultural and Style Influencer. Cosmo has spun private events for and worked with some of the world’s most prominent celebrities, brands, tech companies and philanthropic organizations including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, Al Gore, Allen Iverson, Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Jill Scott, Nelly, X-Games, ESPN, MTV, VH1, Vice, Playboy, Apple, Samsung, Kodak, Nokia, Sony, Rockstar Games, Rock The Vote, Toyota, Jaguar, Scion, Adidas, Urban Outfitters, The North Face, Oakley, Burton Snowboards, Ray-Ban, Vans, Ace Hotels, Virgin Hotels, W Hotels, Budweiser, Heineken, Hennessy, Absolut, Pepsi, Red Bull, Monster Energy Drink, and too many more to name.

With effortless style and with music sets that are as diverse as the imagination, as a DJ Cosmo moves through worlds seamlessly, from enormous festival stages to sold out concert venues to sweaty underground nightclubs. Flawless blends, razor-sharp cuts, and the most impeccable selection are all part of his concoction. But on top of that, he has an ability to read a crowd like no other. He’s always in sync with his audience, one step ahead of the times, and his finger is always on the pulse.

Having lived in Brooklyn for the better part of 15 years, in 2016 Cosmo returned to his native Philly to open up Scratch DJ Academy Philadelphia. Scratch Philly - now the 6th location along with NYC, LA, Miami, Chicago & Atlanta - is the industry’s leader in DJ & production education and has taught over 500,000 students globally over the past 13 years.

In addition to his influence in the world or music, Cosmo has always been deeply involved in the arts community, with work ranging from being a member of the Advisory Council of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, to having been one of the the producers of the 2016 temporarily pop-up tour force installation Truth To Power held in Philadelphia in the summer of 2016 coinciding with the Democratic National Convention. As a DJ, he’s also been a fixture on the scene of many fine, established institutions such as The Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Brooklyn Museum, The Smithsonian Institute, Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Ohio State University’s Wexner Center For The Arts, Art Basel, Juxtapose, Wooster Collective, and Shepard Fairey.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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