Philly/NYC dj/producer Cosmo Baker and Discobelle go way back and he’s a legend when it comes to rocking parties all over the world with his extraordinary sets. Michael Jackson’s birthday was this monday and here’s a very special tribute set of only Michael Jackson tunes that Cosmo Baker played at the Hi Fi Club in Calgary the night that Michael Jackson died three years ago.
“Happy birthday to Michael Jackson â€“ still to this day probably the greatest performer that ever walked the planet. I remember vividly the day that he diedâ€¦ I was in Calgary to do a show at one of my favorite spots on the planet, Hi Fi Club. News started streaming in that MJ had become sick, and as the hours passed, the story got darker and more ominous. When it was finally confirmed that he had left this planet, I walked out of my hotel room, leaving a broken Twitter and Facebook and a screaming CNN behind. I was in a daze. How could it be that Michael Jackson was dead? He was superhuman. He was a deity. MJ was a cultural constant, someone whom I felt as if I had grown up with, and whom it seemed I would grow old with. That night at the club, I was planning on doing a set of the raps and the club musics but at the very last minute, I scrapped all my plans and decided to go in with an unscripted all MJ set. What I thought was going to be just a handful of joints ended up being the entire night, over 2+ hours of hits, rarities, collabos etcâ€¦ The night went way past the recording here, early into the morning while the doors were locked and people continued to dance to The King Of Pop. Hereâ€™s the mix, hosted by my folks at Mad Decent.”