‘Honey Rocks’ EP on Aus Music, drops May 27!

Friends. While I’ve been plenty busy the last few years with family, moving country, running Serato’s east coast artist relations, writing a master’s thesis, DJing, and Hit It & Quit It radio its been way too long since I dropped a record.


Happy to say the drought is over- the home studio is firing, brand new release out this month, and next one (an extra special collab with Henry Maldonado aka Son of Sound) is currently in the oven.


The ‘Honey Rocks’ EP is out via Aus Music on May 27. Sneak preview of the title track for you–>


Recloose X Serato Performance Video

Check my brand spanking Serato performance video rocking CDJs in HID mode, the DDJ-SP1 and a cavalcade of OG CLASSICS! Can you tell I had fun??

I’m Back…

Its official, I’m a U.S. resident again. Loving life in NYC… Thanks to 5 Magazine for the front-page announcement!

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Photo credit: Mike Weston


A New Dance



October 2014 will mark my return to the United States as a resident. I’ve had an amazing 13 (!) year run here in New Zealand raising my family, making music with some of the best musicians in the world, developing my passion for teaching at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand.


But now it is time to move (the whole damn) shop to New York City to take up work with the mighty Serato Audio Research. Needless to say I’m very excited at the opportunity to work with the world’s leading purveyor of DJ technology in one of my favorite cities in the world. A dream job? YEP!


This move also affords me time to get back to the essence- pursuing my music career. Yes, releases have been scant this year (outside of this MCDE remix I hope you picked up) but fret not, I’ve amassed a number of songs I’ll be finishing up for release in 2015 as well as an exciting new project with an absolute legend of R&B (I will let you all wonder in anticipation, details to follow). PLUS many many more DJ appearances (hit me on for bookings!)… In the meantime keep the ears to the ground…


Jet. Set.

So at the moment I spend a lot of my time teaching these youngsters and up-and-comers the finer points of production, DJing and how to be an “artiste.” But every once in awhile I have to come up for air and practice what I preach. So here it is…


After two STONKING tours last year (one in the USA, one in the EU/UK) I’m cramming two continents into one trip (of course, during the school break… you know how we do). Very excited to be re-visiting some of my favorite spots this time as well as checking out a few new locales… I really hope to see you in one of these fine cities soon…


Wed April 24th           San Francisco- Housepitality at F8

Thu April 25th             Detroit(!) – TV Bar

Fri April 26th               Toronto- BLK Box

Sat April 27th              Miami- Electric Pickle

Sun April 28th             Brooklyn, NYC- Output

Fri May 3rd                 Strasbourg, France- Rafiot Club

Sat May 4th                Berlin- Panorama Bar

Sun May 5th                Nottingham, Wherehouse?

Fri May 10th                London, Plastic People

(and ending it with a bang…)

Sat May 11th                Minehead- Southport Weekender!!




True to the moniker, laying low (and keeping busy) has been a priority as of late. But 75 days without a post? Inexcusable! So for anybody that cares to read on, here’s a short run down of what the first half of 2013 holds in store for all things “Recloose”…

First up, I have just wrapped a remix for one of my all time inspirations- Funkadelic (yes, THE Funkadelic). My friends Brendan “BMG” Gillen and DJ Tom Thump sent the “Sexy Ways” stems directly from the Westbound vaults late last year, and (with the mixing help of my MAINZ colleague Zed Brookes) we kept the sound and vibe of the original but gave it a proper extended disco interpretation. It was technically challenging not warping the original recordings (Ableton Live speak for non-techies) but I managed to overdub period-sounding drums, sync it all to the tambourine track and roll out the recording well past the original  3:07 (the stems were six minutes of untapped studio gold). Laying ears on the inner workings of legendary recordings always feels like a privileged window into another world, and this one was even more of a trip when I considered that the album “Standing On the Verge of Getting It On” dropped right around the time I landed on earth. So my thanks to George, Eddie, Bernie and co. for letting me kick it in the studio with them 38 years after the fact. A soundcloud preview will be up soon and I will keep you posted on release details… Also be on the lookout for a Recloose remix of Motor City Drum Ensemble’s “Raw Cuts #4” which I’ve been told should be dropping in April or May via Faces records with other remixes from top blokes like Scuba and Marcellus Pittman. Beyond that I’ve got a few brand new 12″s in the pipes for this year that are simmering well in the lab, details to follow…

Gig-wise, I’ll be hitting the road again this April/May, and the confirmed dates are posted just to the right of here on the Songkick feed. Very excited to be rolling through both the states and the EU, and honored to be welcomed back to esteemed events like the Southport Weekender and world-renowned clubs like Panorama Bar (I must have done something right!). In addition to DJing I’ll be returning to my hometown of Detroit to conduct research and interviews for my M.A. thesis I’m writing this year entitled “Renaissance: Musical Mediation in Post-Industrial Detroit.” Yes, it is going to be another stimulating year… Watch this space.


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TOKYO, JAPAN THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!! Joining some all out beasts for Discogs #Cratediggers event, all vinyl set... 10pm-5am. Pulling out long lost 12"s, bells and space delays tonight to get ready for this... ...

Crate Diggers Tokyo Free Record Fair and After Party

September 2, 2017, 12:00pm - September 2, 2017, 3:00pm

Discogs presents
Crate Diggers Tokyo: {Free} Record Fair & After Party

2017/9/2(Sat 土) –Free Entrance 入場料無料-
12-6pm: Record Fair レコードフェア (30以上の出店ブース | 30+ VENDORS)
10pm-5am: After Party アフターパーティwith special guest DJs
Venue会場: CONTACT (Shibuya 渋谷)

日中のレコードフェア + 夜のDJらによるアフターパーティ

After-Party Guest DJs ゲストDJ (special vinyl set):

- RECLOOSE (Aus / Rush Hour) Detroit/NY
- KON (BBE / Kon & Amir) Boston
- DJ MURO & DJ NORI (Captain Vinyl) Tokyo

- FREEDOMCHICKEN (Jazzy Sport / Breakthrough) Tokyo
- KOGATAROO (Breakwell Records) Tokyo
- Lark Chillout (Jet Set Tokyo) Tokyo
-DJ Sagaraxx -Tokyo

Vendor list for the record fair
RECORD STATION / DARUMAYA / ORGANIC MUSIC / ONDAS / Promenade Records / Loco Soul Records / askatasuna records&Co. / Yellow Pop Kawaguchi & Far East Record / Mr. Matsui / LCA Records / ELLA Records / Sunaga Tatsuo & DJ Emma / and more

During the record fair - DJ Lineup will be:
- Kenji Hasegawa (HMV record shop Shibuya)
- Chee Shimizu (17853 Records/Organic Music)
- Dubby (ONDAS)
- Yan (Jet Set Tokyo)

- Crate Diggers(クレイト・ディガーズ)-
入場無料のアフターパーティでは、デトロイト出身のハウス/ディスコのDJ/プロデューサーのReclooseが待望の来日出演!また、Kon & Amirなどの活動でも知られる世界屈指のディガーであり、一流ディスコ・エディターのDJ Konも出演!日本を代表するワールドクラスのディガー/DJでもある: Muro & Noriのスペシャルコンビ: Captain Vinylも出演!その他も全出演DJがヴァイナルセットでプレイする一夜限りのスペシャルパーティに!

Discogs continues to spread the love of vinyl records throughout the world with the announcement of Crate Diggers Tokyo! Crate Diggers Tokyo marks the first time the Discogs series will enter the Japanese market and is an extension of Record Fair and After Party series expanding to several cities around the world in 2017! With multiple record vendors selling, avid collectors hunting rare gems, and those freshly falling in love with the vinyl format; Tokyo will have an opportunity to share their growing love for the vinyl format with the global community.

Discogs’ Crate Diggers series continues to be the most important avenue to bring together the music collecting community face to face to discuss their passion for all things music. All for FREE admittance for everyone.

“Crate Diggers was born out of a deep passion and commitment to our incredible community. By taking Crate Diggers on the road, I consider it a privilege to shine a light on local scenes, artists, labels and collectors throughout the world!” - Liz Maddux, Co-Founder of Crate Diggers

Crate Diggers Tokyo Website:
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※アフターパーティには、20歳未満の方はご入場いただけません。 写真付き身分証明証をご持参ください。    
※After Party: You must be over 20 with photo ID.

Huge shout out to our sponsors! Thanks for all your contributions and support!!

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Recloose updated their cover photo. ...

Recloose updated their cover photo. ...

Cueing up at airport in transit for #Denver debut, tonight!!

Recloose - Deep Club 3rd Fridays ...

Recloose - Deep Club 3rd Fridays

July 21, 2017, 9:00pm - July 22, 2017, 3:00am

Deep Club returns to Bar Standard for our 3rd Fridays monthly! This month we are pleased to bring to you...

Recloose (NYC Aus Music, Planet E, Rush Hour)
Ponyrok (Deep Club)
Roger That (The Playground)

Discount presale tickets for $10, 21+
Door tickets $15

More info on Recloose:
In spring 1997, Matthew Chicoine, aka Recloose, made contact with techno pioneer Carl Craig by way of a now legendary ‘demo on rye sandwich’.

This now infamous story has been referenced to death, and we’d all prefer not to revisit the details. Instead, let’s focus on what it led to - the near immediate signing of Recloose to Craig's Planet E label and the beginning of a promising musical career for one very talented individual. Recloose’s musical roots trace back to eight years of studying music and playing jazz saxophone, later shifting his focus to the art of mixing, cutting and dicing vinyl whilst at college in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His eclectic DJ sets, which were first heard on college radio, have led Recloose to become an in-demand DJ, playing at clubs and festivals around the world as well as performing as a turntablist for both Carl Craig’s Innerzone Orchestra and the more esoteric Uri Caine ensemble.

Since the fateful meeting with Carl Craig, Recloose has developed into a true standout of Detroit’s musical litter. The past 10 years have seen a number of groundbreaking 12’s released and a host of remixes for the likes of Herbert, Tei Towa, MJ Cole and Azymuth. Recloose, consistently gathering musical momentum, released his debut album ‘Cardiology’‚ on Planet E / !K7 in 2002, to large critical acclaim.

Recloose relocated to New Zealand in 2001 to plant new roots and explore new musical horizons. July 2005 saw the release of Recloose's second album, ‘Hiatus On The Horizon’ (Peacefrog/Loop), an album that features a host of New Zealand’s finest musicians and vocalists (and spawned the dancefloor stomper ‘Dust’ feat. guest vocalist Joe Dukie). Since this release Recloose formed the 8-piece ‘Recloose Live Band’ which is comprised of many of the featured artists from ‘Hiatus’. Since debuting in July 2005 the band has been performing at high profile gigs in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, and Japan. They recorded a series of live performances in late 2006 and released this funk compendium called ‘Backwards and Sideways’ on Recloose’s new imprint ‘Fingertips’ in early 2007. Recloose has also been busy with programming his new radio show- ‘Hit It and Quit It’- which can be heard on