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‘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

News!

 

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 info@recloose.com 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!!

 

 

2013

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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FRIDAY ~ we're hosting Rotarydisco Presents - Norm De Plume! Norm De Plume is behind one the most consistently brilliant UK house labels. The label has been home to the best of the best Tornado Wallace, The Revenge, Recloose, SESSION VICTIM and a long list of others!!

Don't miss this show! Free entry as always! ...

Rotarydisco Presents - Norm De Plume

May 27, 2016, 9:00pm - May 27, 2016, 12:00pm

And we’re back! After a short bit of rest and relaxation we’re thrilled to be jumping back onto our musical steed and riding right back into town… and we’re moving house again. This time we’re heading to the delightfully small Tatlers for a few late Friday night sessions.

And we're doing it again, we just can't help it, it's like we simply believe in the music or something. It's another FREE PARTY.

Tatlers basement only holds 100 people, so it’s going to be intimate & exclusive. Nothing but good vibes and good sound, with some of the finest deep disco and house music on offer in this city.

The finest you say? Yes Sir! THE FINEST.

Ladies and gentlemen Mr Norm De Plume is coming to rock this party!

He’s a man that has been playing deep disco and house in London since the turn of the millennium. He cites Ron Hardy, Studio 54 and Sound Stream as his biggest influences. He’s a key player at Jimpster’s Delusions Of Grandeur label, hosts the Delusions Of Grandeur podcast and runs his own vinyl-only imprint "Plumage".

Productions on his own label see heavy support from the likes of Jimpster, Ben La Desh, Session Victim and Nemone.

As you would expect Norm is also a regular at the Delusions Of Grandeur label nights spinning alongside 6th Borough Project, Session Victim and Jimpster at Corsica Studios and Fabric in London. As a DJ Norm brings together slo-mo disco edits & deep mid-tempo house vibes through to pacier, underground & disco house. Expect plenty of original disco & boogie 12s & edits - from the classic to the obscure!

As usual a smattering of excellent Rotarydisco residents will be joining him on the night.

We do hope you’ll come and shake your tail feather with us.

See you on the dance-floor.

xo

Recloose updated their cover photo. ...