Cosmin TRG

House/ Techno/ Experimental
50 Weapons/ Rush Hour/

There are those who imitate, and those who innovate: Romanian born, Berlin based producer Cosmin Nicolae is unquestionably the latter. 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 Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons and Untold’s hotter-than-hot Hemlock, but are a stylistic mile away from the sound with which the man first emerged.

Back in 2007, when known simply as TRG, a breakthrough came courtesy of “Put You Down”/”Broken Hearts” – the track which launched Ramadanman, Panagea and Ben UFO’s now much lauded label Hessle Audi...

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