Who is Cozmic?
Cozmic Cat is a Canadian House/electronic music DJ and Producer based in Toronto and known for dynamic, fun and high energy performances as well as unique and diverse artist partnerships. She has performed globally from Ireland to South Africa, and her original music has appeared in Film, Apps, and Ads, and is played and supported by Djs, radio show hosts and Producers worldwide.
As a DJ she has shared the stage with the likes of Ultra Naté, Mark Knight, JellyBean Benitez, Hotmood (Mexico), The Shapeshifters, Lee Foss, Claptone, ANA, Jessu & Pyka, Analogue Soul (Brooklyn) + more.
She has performed main stage at events such as Cirque Du Soleil Closing Party, Electric Island Festival 2022, Nuit Blanche, Calvacade of Lights, Cherry Beach, Harbourfront Center, TIFF, Toronto Pride Festival stages, London Pride, and many more.
In addition to clubs, bars, lounges and warehouse parties, Cozmic has also appeared at high end corporate and private events at venues such as The Royal Ontario Museum,the Toronto Design Exchange, The Gladstone Hotel, Hart House Quad at University Of Toronto, Prince Edward County and Niagara Region wineries, The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Gardiner Museum, DeMarkantine (Amsterdam) ,The Standard Hotel (NYC), The W Hotel Toronto, All of the Drake Hotel Properties, Yonge & Dundas Square, Fallsview Casino, Exhibition Place, The Distillery District, The Bell Lightbox, Ripley's Aquarium and so many more.
"I am on a mission to spread the message of love, unity and diversity through music, worldwide!" -Cozmic Cat
Cozmic is most passionate about collaborating with artists from different styles, genres and cultures. Seeking out these connections has led Cozmic Cat to producing, composing and releasing music, including 2 albums, 4 E.Ps, over 10 Singles, 3 music videos, and many remixes for herself and other artists. Her remix and production collaboration credits span across countries, genres and cultures. They include Latin pop singer Flavia Abadia, Indigenous Techno producer Classic Roots, Chicago interdisciplinary visual artist Cheryl Pope, Irish Dance Music producer Louise DaCosta, SciPop sensation Sappho, I Furiosi Baroque Quartet cellist Felix Deak among many others.
In March 2023 She released "Black Gold" on Lady Of The House records UK which has received support global DJs such as Claptone , David Guetta, Sam Divine, Chris Lake, Roger Sanchez, and Nic Faniculi among others as well as global radio play. "Black Gold" is an homage and celebration of Black artist's massive contributions to the House Music Genre.
In 2021 Coz released an impactful 3 song deep house E.P called "Make Love" on UK label He.She.They records (April 2021) . tracks have received support and feedback from the likes of Jamie Jones (Hot Creations), Hiroko Yamamura, Carlo Lio (Rawthentic Music), Terry Grant (Classic), Benny Blanco, Lupe, Spatial Awareness (Hottwerk Recordings), Miss B / Gina Breeze (Classic /Get Up), Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) and more. Radio play spanned Cross Canada to Belgium, UK, Germany, France and Spain. In the streaming world, "Make Love" landed at #13 on Amazon Music's global Top 100 Deep House Now Playlist , and "The Fixer" has achieved over 350k plays, plus a spot on Spotify Editorial Groove Theory and Ministry of Sound Playlists + more. She received the remix treatment from UKs Spatial Awareness on her track "Keep The Body Dancin'" which received support from Just Her ( AjunaDeep) Tommy Sunshine and more, and a spot on the official Spotify editorial "Techno State" Playlist, as well as being chosen for a weekly spotlight on the Office Playlist at DJ Magazine HQ.
Latest Releases :
Louise DaCosta "All Night" (Cozmic Cat Remix) release on DaCosta records ( Ireland May 12 2023)
Cozmic Cat "Black Gold" release on Lady Of The House (Label Worx) March 31st 2023
Sappho "Distress Call" (Cozmic Cat Remix) June 2022 via Distrokid
Greywolf "In The night" (Cozmic Cat Remix) July 2021 (Midnight Riot Records, The Bronx, USA)
ONE WAY E.P on Dacosta Records (Ireland) August 2021
Cozmic Cat - "Keep The Body Dancing" (Spatial Awareness Remix) He.She.They (UK) Record Label August 27, 2021
Born in Canada, and growing up in such varied places as Tanzania (East Africa), Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, and Vanuatu (The South Pacific), Cozmic Cat aka Paula Burrows absorbed International rhythms from a traveling family and became obsessed with music at an early age. She later moved to Philadelphia, USA and became immersed in the vibrant music scene there for over 9 years. Inspired by the artists and DJs she met in Philly and NYC, she began managing street teams and promoting for Sony Music, Giant Step Records, and many more, all the while throwing her own events with DJs, percussionists and live musicians. Coz learned about House music, Jazz, Disco, Soul, Rare Groove and Funk from some of Philly's deepest crate diggers. This knowledge, passion and skill led to several award wins from various Philadelphia Press for Best DJ, Best DJ (Mixer), and Best DJ (Audience Choice and Editors Choice). Armed with a vintage Korg Triton Synth and a desire to release vinyl, she connected with two local Philly producers Lorne Peart and Jon Gil to release a series of vinyl e.p's under the name From Philly With Love which earned them a spot on Urb Magazine's Next 100. Her nightlife community involvement, production and event promotion efforts compounded and eventually led to a full time career in the music industry as a DJ, music producer, promoter and later, a record label boss.
Cozmic Cat is in demand for both her versatile and high energy DJ sets as well as her technical skill and professional attitude. She often appears at high profile corporate as well as underground nightlife events, festivals and community engagements in and out of Toronto, weaving all her sounds and experience together to reach the crowd. Cozmic Cat's positivity, high energy, and ability to read the crowd has taken her to some of the top venues in Ontario and Internationally including The W Hotel (Toronto) ,Drake Hotel Properties (Toronto),Electric Island Festival at Ontario Place, (Toronto 2022), Le Theatre Fairmont (Montreal 2022), Disco In The Park Festival (Edmonton, AB 2022), Fallsview Casino Resort (Niagara Falls 2022) , Axis Club Theatre (Toronto, 2022) , The Round (Toronto 2018-2020), The Mod Club/Axis Theatre (2017-2022), Yonge & Dundas Square, Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto 2018/2019), Ripley's Aquarium (2018/2019) London Music Hall, Museum London (London 2019), Sous Bas (Hamilton 2019), De Marktkantine (Amsterdam 2018), The Standard Hotel (NYC 2018), W/N W/N (Philadelphia 2018 ), Club XYVR, HMS Britannia (Vancouver 2018), Barrymore's Music Hall (Ottawa 2017), Club Origins, Moyo Cafe (Durban, South Africa 2016), as well as Melbourne, Reykjavik, Puerto Rico, DC, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Ontario up to Canada's Northwest Territories and back again.
With a seasoned professional attitude and undeniable star quality, Cozmic Cat's sounds are rooted in electronica House and contemporary club with an authentic world class vibe. She brings her positive vibes and upbeat playlist to every set and works in her own original productions which continue to receive global attention from radio and club Djs. During COVID-19, the Cat never stopped grooving, and continued to spread cozmic love, connect with fans and remain relevant with 2 live streams per week from June 2020-March 2021, plus regular guest appearances and global DJ sets and residencies on Internet radio, streaming networks and Raid Trains. With literally hundreds of events under her belt, Cozmic Cat's sets display that rare combination of a wide musical knowledge, no ego , just a cool factor and confidence that comes from being a longtime fan and now creator/influencer in the music scene. Always humble and approachable on or off the dancefloor, Coz knows how to authentically connect and keep the party going.
Beyond the clubs and events, she's also leaving a legacy of youth mentorship, local nightlife and community engagement, as well as LGBTQ community support and role modeling . All this AND Black Queer representation on local and global stages: A legacy that reflects her personal and professional values of unity, diversity, love and respect for dancefloor culture worldwide. If you have personally met Cozmic Cat, then you have felt that positivity , joy and connection with humanity that she shares with intention with everyone around her.
Recent DJ Highlights 2023:
Monthly Global Radio Residency 4th Mondays 11am-1pm GMT on AAJA music dot com Channel 2 , (Deptford, London UK)
Tarna Presents : Night Circus @ Geary Ave Warehouse
Winner of 1 of 10 global Future Talent Awards from the Pete Tong DJ Academy, as announced at the IMS in Ibiza April 2023
The Grindstone Theatre w/ Jessu & Pyka (JUNO week) March 10th (Edmonton, AB)
Planet Fabulon: Solar Flair Feb 25th (Toronto, ON)
Spinning at Guildhall Taphouse Feb 18th (Derry, Ireland)
New Year's Eve Drake Devonshire Inn (Wellington, ON)
Interview on The Dj Sessions Sept 20th (Seattle, WA)
Grand Reveal Event, The W Hotel Toronto, Sept 7th , DJ Residency July-October Via Trinity Entertainment ( Living Room/Skylight Rooftop Bar) (Toronto, ON)
Official Toronto International Film Festival /TIFF Afterparty, The Bovine Sept 9th (Toronto, ON)
21 Club AfterDark, Aug 19/20 Fallsview Casino, (Niagara Falls, ON)
Disco In The Park Festival, w/ Hotmood, Jellybean Benitez + More @ Louise McKinnley Riverfront Park, Aug 2nd (Edmonton, AB)
NPNP Finale Le Theatre Fairmont, July 31st (Montreal, QC)
Electric Island Festival, w/ Lee Foss, Kenny Glasgow, Claptone, ANA @ West Island, Ontario Place, July 2nd (Toronto, ON)
Monthly Residency "CozmicLove" 1st Saturdays at Drake Underground, (Toronto 2022/2023)
Monthly Global Radio Residency 4th Mondays 6am-8am GMT on AAJA music, (Deptford, London UK)
Let There Be House Festival, w/ Ultra Nate, The Shapeshifters, Mark Knight at Sugar Beach June 26th (Toronto,ON)
Cherry Bomb Pride @ Axis Theatre, June 25th (Toronto, ON)
Scored the soundtrack for the short film "The Breakup" (WYR productions/Director Jenna Harder) Presented at Chelsea Film Festival, NYC. March 11th
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