Cosmo Vitelli

Nom Civil:
Benjamin Boguet
Profil:
Cosmo Vitelli hasn’t slept since 1973. Instead, he’s replaced slumber with the tireless exploration of dance music, sharing his finds as an accomplished DJ and label manager but also as an esteemed producer, with heaps of records, remixes and edits under his belt.

After spending his childhood between West Africa and Central France, a young Cosmo Vitelli moves to Paris in the early 90s. More indie kid than clubber, closer to rock, post-punk, and krautrock than techno, he plays guitar in various rock bands until he figures out he’s having more fun fiddling with a 4-track recorder and a sampler than with guitars.

He releases his first in 1998 on Etienne de Crécy’s Solid, followed by a string of EPs and remixes that are now part of the DNA of this golden era for French electronic music, notably his album Clean which Virgin releases in 2003. After a stint in the ruthless world of majors, Cosmo Vitelli creates I’m a Cliché in 2004. His fiercely independent label stands out to this day in the underground electronic music landscape for its uncompromising approach, simultaneously paying tribute to venerable figures and taking risks by exploring music from the margins, with a distinctive knack for finding talented artists before they break through (such as Simian Mobile Disco, Azari & III, Moscoman and Red Axes).

In parallel, he’s rekindled his love for guitars and pop music with Bot’Ox, Vitelli’s side-project with Julien Briffaz of Tekel. They released EPs on labels such as DFA and DC Recordings, LPs on I’m a Cliché and toured extensively, even scoring a gig at L’Olympia in Paris.

Currently based in Berlin where he’s relocated his studio, Cosmo is back to releasing music under his own name. He’s already released two EPs on I’m a Cliché and an LP of edits and reworks, as part of the Edit Service series. When he is not in the studio or travelling for gigs, he curates No Weapon Is Absolute along with DJ Sundae for a monthly show on London’s NTS radio.
2019 is set to be a busy year for him, with an LP for Malka Tuti to be released in two parts, one in Spring and the other in Fall, along with an EP on Ivan Smagghe’s Les Disques De La Mort in September
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Albums

Cosmo Vitelli - Vidéo illustration d'album Cosmovitelli* Vidéo (Album) Disques Solid, Disques Solid, V2 France 1998 Vendre cette version
Cosmo Vitelli - Clean illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Clean (Album) Labels US 2003 Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

Cosmo Vitelli - We Don't Need No Smurf Here illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli We Don't Need No Smurf Here (Maxi, EP) Disques Solid France 1998 Vendre cette version
Cosmo Vitelli - Cosmo Vitelli illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Cosmo Vitelli (EP) Disques Solid, V2 France 1998 Vendre cette version
Cosmo Vitelli - Robot Soul illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Robot Soul (Maxi, Single) Labels France 2002 Vendre cette version
Cosmo Vitelli - Party Day illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Party Day (Maxi, Single) Disques Solid, Labels, Virgin France S.A. France 2000 Vendre cette version
7243 5 53153 6 6 Cosmo Vitelli - Icons illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Icons(12") Labels 7243 5 53153 6 6 France 2003 Vendre cette version
7243 5 53152 6 7 Cosmo Vitelli - Alias illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Alias(12") Labels 7243 5 53152 6 7 Europe 2003 Vendre cette version
VISA 7156 Cosmo Vitelli - Clean illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Clean(CD, Maxi, Promo) Virgin VISA 7156 France 2003 Vendre cette version
KITSUNÉ 013 Cosmo Vitelli - Inflation  /  Dance With Me illustration d'album The Whitest Boy Alive / Cosmo Vitelli The Whitest Boy Alive / Cosmo Vitelli - Inflation / Dance With Me(10") Kitsuné Music KITSUNÉ 013 France 2004 Vendre cette version
CLICHÉ 006 Cosmo Vitelli - This Is Not A Pill Song illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli This Is Not A Pill Song(12") I'm A Cliché CLICHÉ 006 France 2005 Vendre cette version
CLICHÉ 005 Cosmo Vitelli - I Like To Move It illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli I Like To Move It(12") I'm A Cliché CLICHÉ 005 France 2005 Vendre cette version
Cosmo Vitelli - Delayer illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Delayer (Single) I'm A Cliché France 2006 Vendre cette version
CLICHÉ 013 Cosmo Vitelli - Le Radiateur illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Le Radiateur(12") I'm A Cliché CLICHÉ 013 France 2007 Vendre cette version
CLICHE033 Cosmo Vitelli - Night Dogs EP illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Night Dogs EP(12") I'm A Cliché CLICHE033 France 2011 Vendre cette version
Cosmo Vitelli - Last Train To Marzahn illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Last Train To Marzahn (EP) I'm A Cliché France 2016 Vendre cette version
CLICHE066 Cosmo Vitelli - Cosmo Vitelli illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Cosmo Vitelli(12") I'm A Cliché CLICHE066 France 2017 Vendre cette version
EDITSERVICE 004 Cosmo Vitelli - Special Delivery Vol. 4 illustration d'album CV* Special Delivery Vol. 4(2x12") Edit Service EDITSERVICE 004 France 2018 Vendre cette version
Cosmo Vitelli - Holiday In Panikstrasse Part 1 illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Holiday In Panikstrasse Part 1 Malka Tuti Germany 2019 Vendre cette version

Compilations

CLICHÉ 066 Cosmo Vitelli - 10 Tracks That Might Help You For Cooking But Would Clear The Dancefloor illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli 10 Tracks That Might Help You For Cooking But Would Clear The Dancefloor(CD, Comp, Mixed) I'm A Cliché CLICHÉ 066 France 2016 Vendre cette version
none Cosmo Vitelli - Mix Electro Divers illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Mix Electro Divers(CDr, Comp, Mixed, Promo, Pla) Disques Solid, Labels none Unknown Vendre cette version

DJ Mixes

Tsugi 25 Cosmo Vitelli - Empty Ballroom 2009 illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli's* Empty Ballroom 2009(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Tsugi Tsugi 25 France 2009 Vendre cette version

Miscellaneous

none Cosmo Vitelli - Interview illustration d'album Cosmo Vitelli Interview(CDr, Promo, Int) Disques Solid, Labels none 2002 Vendre cette version