Label Hunting with Cosmjn & Lizz (Romania): Mantra Collective

August 10th 2017
Cosmjn and Lizz

Cosmin Năstasă and Petre Vali, aka Cosmjn and Lizz, are two young Romanians turning heads in the minimalist techno/house scene.

Trusted for their taste in stripped back grooves, they’ve played stages from Paris to Berlin, with Cosmjn boasting vinyl releases on Subtil, Naural and Rora. Lizz’s impressive catalogue sits with tastemakers EASTENDERZ, Valioso Recordings and Hoxton Records.

Ahead of their rare Sydney appearance, Mantra Collective hit up Cosmjn and Lizz for their top five labels changing the game.



With over 20 years of activity, you can find anything you want on this label. Top stuff in almost any release. One of my favourite releases from Perlon is the ‘Dependent And Happy’ series by Ricardo Villalobos. Here is one of my favourite tracks from the release.



Same as Perlon. With almost 20 years of activity, this is one of my favourite labels where I can find good stuff in almost every release.



Romania’s oldest label. No words needed…




Established in 2011 by Cezar, since the beginning the label has has the purpose to promote organic/experimental tracks, evolving with the music.



Based in 2014 by Barac Nicolae, aka Barac, the label wants to promote tracks that combine rhythm with ambient music, making an unforgettable moment when listening to every track.



Adrian Niculae, aka Priku, is behind this label and has a very well planned purpose: to promote the Romanian sound.

WHAT: Mantra Collective & THIS Winter Harbour Cruise w/ Cosmjn & Lizz
WHO:Cosmjn, Lizz, Mantra Collective, Elijah Something, Harry Sanger
WHERE: Pyrmont Casino Wharf
WHEN: Saturday 12 August 5:30pm-10:30pm
HOW MUCH: Final release – $45 + booking fee – here



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