Born in Canada, and growing up in such varied places as East Africa, The South Pacific , Nova Scotia and Ontario, Cozmic Cat aka Paula Burrows absorbed global rhythms from a traveling family and became obsessed with music at an early age. After studying at Sheridan College and McMaster University, she traveled to Philadelphia and became immersed in the vibrant music scene there for over 9 years. Inspired by labels such as Giant Step, Mo' Wax, Strictly Rhythm, and artists like Honey Dijon, MK, Gilles Peterson, Bob Sinclar and Armand Van Heldan, she promoted events and managed Street Teams, all the while throwing her own small parties with djs, percussionists and live musicians. She was experimenting with house, disco, hiphop, electronica and funk while sharing the love of music, vinyl and the dj scene. Coz learned about Jazz, Soul, Rare Groove, Funk and House Music from some of Philly's deepest crate diggers with a passion that translated into her eclectic yet smooth DJ sets, 2 vinyl e.ps ( From Philly With Love Vols 1 and 2) and eventually led to several awards and a full time career in the business as a DJ, promoter and House music producer.
Now, with over a decade in experience in everything from warehouse parties to clubs, bars and festivals, Cozmic Cat resides in Toronto as artistic director and head of her own record label and production company, Jupiter Productions. She is deeply inspired and influenced by many DJs and producers emerging from the current House music scene in Canada and around the globe.
Her continued dedication to both local and global LGBTQ communities has secured her a loyal fanbase and many successful Pride events, including her own Cherry Bomb party with Dj Denise Benson, which remains successful and relevant to Toronto nightlife after 11 years. Cozmic acknowledges, champions and respects the contributions the Black Queer community has made to House music and dance music in general and incorporates these classic artists, tracks and vibes into her house music sets , all the while having an ear to future sounds and global influences from countless other creators and innovators.
In short, Cozmic Cat is currently considered one of Toronto's A-List professional djs as well as an accomplished House and electronic music producer. Her sets reflect a wide variety of current and classic influences, and as a professional full time DJ, she is comfortable in both House music and Open Format club and event settings. Her versatility and absolute passion for the industry translates into regular bookings at top venues and clubs across many scenes from commercial to underground . She often headlines a wide range of high profile arts , culture and nightlife events in and out of Toronto, weaving all her sounds and experience together to reach any crowd and take them up and over the top. Cozmic Cat's drive, high energy, professionalism and ability to read any crowd has taken her to some of the top nightclubs in Rejkavic , New York City, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Durban, up to Canada's Northwest Territories and back again. She can be found in Toronto on the regular spinning a fun uplifting blend of house music, current club sounds, infectious rhythms and of course her own original productions. Cozmic Cat is well loved in Toronto and is grateful for the community support from friends, promoters, fans and clients that allows her to make a living at something she loves to do.
A longtime resident Dj at Drake Hotel Properties, Cozmic stays current and connected to a wide variety of arts and culture focused clientele in Toronto with weekly and monthly events at the Hotel and its associated lounges, restaurants and Inns. With literally hundreds of events under her belt, her carefully curated sets display that rare combination of live wire energy, wide musical knowledge, and a cool factor and confidence that comes from being a longtime key player in a scene she helped to build from the ground up.
Continuing to spread the universal message of love and unity through music, Cozmic dropped her debut album #CozmicLove ( Sept 2017) followed by the fresh GEMS e.p ( March 2018). Her original tracks have been signed to local and international dance music record labels and appear on compilations worldwide. 2019 marks a slew of new house music releases , from her laid back tropical tinged single " I Was Wrong" ( February 2019) on Capiroto Records (Amsterdam, Netherlands) to her deep house drivers "Souvenir" ( March 2019) and "This Moment" on OpenSource Division ( Germany) and Usound Music ( Norway) respectively. With more house singles, videos, E.Ps and an album in the works for 2019 , be sure to check the latest on Spotify , Beatport , iTunes etc, and sign up to the mailing list to become part of the Cozmic Cat global family.
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