Cosimo Colella is a Taranto born n’ raised artist, passionate digger and Sound Department resident DJ since day one, currently based in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Cosimo's interest in music started in the first 2000s, with hip-hop, expanding then to house and electronic sounds. He started collecting vinyls and spinning ‘em in local parties. Since 2008 he approached production and started the Floska project, with releases on Sound Department Ascolti,Rawax and Chiwax. Collaborations are many, such as remixes from and by Andrès, Fabio Della Torre, Adultnapper, Sasse, Nico Purman, Nima Gorji, Matthew Burton, Echonomist, Gwen Maze, Horatio, Latecomer and many others. From 2012 he is involved in the creation of the first underground club of his hometown (Taranto,Italy) : Sound Department, where he plays almost every Saturday, bringing hundreds of international artists to his city and creating a cultural movement in a land forgotten by government and institutions. This residency improved his knowledge and his eclecticism. He is well-known for his closing sets under the sunshine of his wonderful shore and for his extended sets, often among Biagio Laneve with the alias of Sound Department Sound System. His name is strongly connected with the room where he has been resident until now, the Jackzone, where he had the occasion to play with house artists, like Moodymann, Lil Louis, Kerri Chandler, Jovonn, Marcellus Pittmann, but also with some of the best underground artists like Nicolas Lutz, Craig Richards, San Proper, Onur Ozer or Margaret Dygas. He also had the occasion to perform with important techno artists like Dj Stingray, Shifted and Terrence Fixmer From 2017 he moved to The Netherlands, dividing his life between Utrecht first and Rotterdam after (while still travelling to Taranto). Cosimo made his dutch debut at the well-known Canvas (Amsterdam) where he played alongside DJ Senc and also performed an “All Night Long” .Later on he had the chance to share the decks with Children of Valis and Ingi Vision during the first edition of “Creative Garden”.
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