‘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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Back with the 'dam fam... Come through Friday for a little in-store get down! ...

Instores | FRIDAY

We're stoked to have one of Detroit's most loved exports, Recloose, on the Friday. Accompanied by Amsterdam's L.O.V.E. bird Dr. San Proper!

#tbt Clara Hill - Restless Times (Recloose Remix Dub) (from 2005) ...

WELLINGTON! From now til late, its me and the The Jewel School at Havana Bar. Re-union vibrations!

Recloose & Jewel School ...

Recloose & Jewel School

October 5, 2016, 6:00pm - October 5, 2016, 5:59am

Save the date and clear the next day!…
Wednesday October 5th @ Havana Bar sees the return of Internationally renowned DJ, Producer and all round good guy Recloose!
Expect a midweek speakeasy session jam packed with good times, high fives and music that will make you move.. so bring your dancing shoes!
Also in the mix will be Wellington’s one and only Jewel School Radio Crew on a friends and whanau type jam.. you never know who might turn up to throw down sounds for a gig like this!
One Nite Only with Recloose, The Jewel School and friends.
Koha entry
Wednesday October 5th. 6pm till Late @ Havana Bar.
Don’t Sleep!!!

#LONDON... I'm headed to your city for an all night throwdown at Egg London tomorrow night! With heavy hitters Detroit Swindle and Wolf Music Recordings!

DJ Mag Sessions: Detroit Swindle (Extended set), Recloose, Wolf Music ...

DJ Mag Sessions: Detroit Swindle (Extended set), Recloose, Wolf Music

September 24, 2016, 11:00pm - September 25, 2016, 3:00am

Detroit Swindle (extended set)
Wolf Music Recordings

Kyle E
The Willers Brothers
+ more

We're excited to announce the London return of Heist duo Detroit Swindle to Egg London. Joining the Amsterdam pair, known for their beautifully-crafted house and disco, is ace long-standing producer Recloose, who dropped the very wicked 'Honey Rocks' EP on AUS recently, and classy London label WOLF Music in support plus a whole other room TBA.

Last summer, Detroit Swindle smashed DJ Mag Sessions at the Kings Cross club, hosting 'The Great Escape' with Seven Davies Jr. and Glenn Astro.

DJ Mag also hosted an incredible night with Berlin's Pan-Pot in January and in June the place was rammed again for DIYNAMIC boss Solomun alongside Magdalena.

With a 25 Years of DJ Mag two-parter in October still to announce, this is yet another DJ Mag Sessions simply not to be missed.