Whether you’re a techno loving tourist or a electronic music enthusiast born and bred in London the chances are at some point you’ve been Lost. No, we’re not talking about getting yourself in a drunken muddle on the tube and waking up in Ealing Broadway, we’re of course referring to seminal London night Lost in which the capital plays host to some of the worlds most talented artists.
Running since 1991, Lost has become a name synonymous with quality and longevity in an environment where amateur fly-by-night promoters come and go in the blink of an eye. Alongside partner Sheree Rashit, Steve Bicknell is a DJ and producer held in high regard from Detroit to Berlin and everywhere in between and now he’s helping relaunch highly regarded UK techno imprint Cosmic Records with a new EP entitled Lost Recordings 8: Transcendence.
For the uninitiated Cosmic Records was and is the imprint founded in 1993 by Steve’s fellow Lost party starter Sheree Rashit and served as one of the main outlets for Mr. Bicknell’s work throughout the following decade whilst also showcasing their signature brand of muscular techno from scene luminaries Mark Broom, Mist and Ø (Phase). Then 30 plus records later we thought we may have seen the last of the label as Bicknell and Rashit put the imprint on an indefinite hiatus, with the imprint laying dormant from 2005 until now wherein they plan to pick up where they left off.
Speaking to Juno Plus Rashit revealed that Cosmic’s reanimation will see the continuation of Steve’s long running Transcendence series and as with previous editions will consist of all untitled tracks. Staying as a vinyl only imprint Rashit also revealed that there will “definitely” be more to come from both Bicknell and Cosmic in the near future. We wait with baited breath…