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2 years 46 weeks ago
“A Fantastic event!”: One on one with Cosmosis, a trance legend, moments before he conquers Tel-Hai College.   Interview by Oded Oron & Liron Gavenda – Student Newspaper “Holech Batel” Waking up after a long night of celebrations, thousands of hung over students started piling up the compliments on a successful Student-Day, conducted and produced by the student-body. We interviewed Bill “Bilbo” Halsey, a.k.a. Cosmosis a few minutes...
3 years 10 weeks ago
  Q: Where did you grow up? A: London, England. I spent most of my life in London before re-locating to Switzerland where I'm now based. Q: What made you realize that music was your path? A: When I was a teenager I used to sit in a darkened room and listen to music with my mates - as you do when you're a teenager. One day I began to be able to distinguish the seperate instruments in a mix along with their stereo placement. Music changed from being a 2...
5 years 10 weeks ago
Bill interviewed by Guilherme Konrad Bantel   Chillin in Goa - Dec 2008   Bill Halsey (Cosmosis)  - Interviewed  by Guilherme Konrad Bantel for Zuvuya.net   1.Billy, you've been producing psychedelic music for 14 years now. And before that, many more as a guitarist during the 80's in London, the city you were born. You saw and listened to lots of things, and also composed and must have experimented a lot. What's your thing with music?...
5 years 24 weeks ago
  Cosmosis interviewed by Videotrance.com October 2008 during his Brazilian tour As years go by in your personal career which has been your favorite album out of the ones your wrote?   That's a difficult question. It changes. I've released Cosmosis 7 artist albums to date. I like them all in their own way as each one represented a period of my life. I would say that my second album "Synergy" (released in 1998) maybe my overall favourite album from the point of view of...
5 years 45 weeks ago
Rapid fire style interview with Finnish trance reporter and artist Reetta Nykanen (Rita Skeeta) 1.Name of the band? Cosmosis but I also record as Mumbo Jumbo sometimes 2.Members, name in full? What is this, an interrogation or an interview? :) My name is William Bryan Halsey.  Shoe size is 42 3.which equipment you use in making music (studio/live) Studio software is Cubase 4 and a bunch of plug-in synths samplers and effects plugs running on a PC that I built myself based...
5 years 45 weeks ago
Audio interview for Chaishop in South Africa - May 2008 Interview by Dylan Reeves        http://cosmosis.co.uk/sites/cosmosis.co.uk/files/audio/SA%20interview.mp3    
6 years 50 weeks ago
Interview Sonic Traveller Magazine, Tokyo Japan, Dec 2007  Interview conducted by Ken from Sonic Traveller Magazine in Tokyo. Ken from ST Magazine spent some time with Bill Halsey aka bilbo bagginz aka COSMOSIS on his recent trip to Japan to play the Earth Energy festival. It was at the Marquee Club, London in 1994 that Cosmosis played their first gig. But long before that Bill Halsey had a career as a professional session guitarist. He recalls playing and touring Australia in an 12...
8 years 37 weeks ago
1. You released the widely appreciated "Speaking In Tongues" album as Mumbo Jumbo (with DJ Kuma) last year. How do you like working in collaboration with other artists and do you ever play live together? I enjoy working on my own because I get to indulge my creative vision completely. However, I also enjoy working with other artists. It is a completely different dynamic. The focus is far more on your relationship. I find that he more open and relaxed you are about each other, the better the...
15 years 33 weeks ago
Interview with Cosmosis: Reproduced From The UK Underground Trance Mag "Dream Creation:" Music Webshop: http://cosmosis.bandcamp.com/ Dream Creation: When I last interviewed Cosmosis it was with both Bill and Jez, who were both involved in Cosmosis and Laughing Buddha. Now each prefering to work solo with all the freedom that brings, they both simply took one of the names. Jez became Laughing Buddha and Billy became Cosmosis. Cosmosis (Billy) releases his album Synergy very soon on...
16 years 33 weeks ago
The Cosmosis/Interview with Bill 1997 Basstations at the ready - Onstage at the Marquee Club , London 1995 1. Please tell us your full name&a date of birth (it's an astrology thing) Well for those of you that are interested (it's a sceptical thing) my full name is William Bryan Halsey and I was born on the 18th. day of July in 1962. 2. Tell us something about your musical background? I've been a fully professional musician for about 11 years now.and semi pro for about 5 years before...