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.
I’m OUT! Jumping on a plane tomorrow night and flying straight from New Zealand to London’s Plastic People for a 4 hour set this Friday. I’ve been ripping records for two nights and concocting new mixes so I really hope to catch some of you on the dancefloor in one of these locations…
Nov. 23- London, Plastic People
Nov. 24- Nottingham, “Soul Buggin’” at The Bodega
Nov. 30- Oslo, Jaeger
Dec. 1- Belfast, The Menagerie
Dec. 2- Paris, Rush Hour Party at Concrete
Dec. 7- Moscow, Cult Club
Dec. 8- Berlin, Panorama Bar
And in case you missed it, I’ll definitely be dropping some of these forthcoming remixes from Andres and Oliverwho Factory (plus a yet to be released remix of Motor City Drum Ensemble)…
See you soon!!!
Welcome to the newly revamped home of all things RECLOOSE. In celebration of the re-launch I knocked out a brand new party jam for you- “Chamois”- available for free download. If you want to preview first, visit my Souncloud page or check the player below. For the download, pop over to the Recloose Facebook Fan Page and click on “Free Downloads!” to be re-directed to a download link. But first you have to “like” my page. Good deal, right?
Also, if you’re in Europe be sure to check out my newly announced tour dates. I’m very excited to be hitting the continent for the first time in a few years. Hope to see you at the club…
Thanks for stopping by, come back often, and enjoy the music.