In spring 1997, MATTHEW CHICOINE, aka RECLOOSE, made contact with techno pioneer CARL CRAIG. This meeting led to the almost immediate signing of RECLOOSE to CRAIG’s Planet E label and the beginning of a promising musical career for one very talented individual. RECLOOSEâ€™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 have led RECLOOSE to become a highly in-demand DJ, playing at clubs and festivals around the world as well as performing as a turntablist for CARL CRAIGâ€™s Innerzone Orchestra. Since his first meeting with CARL CRAIG, RECLOOSE has developed into a true standout of Detroitâ€™s musical litter. The past 10 years have seen a number of groundbreaking 12â€™s released and a host of remixes for the likes of HERBERT, TOWA TEI, 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), an album that features a host of New Zealandâ€™s finest musicians and vocalists and spawned the dancefloor stomper Dust feat. FAT FREDDY’s DROP vocalist JOE DUKIE. Since this release RECLOOSE formed the 8-piece â€˜RECLOOSE Live Bandâ€™ which is comprised of many of the featured artists from Hiatus On The Horizon. Since debuting in July 2005 the band has been performing at high profile gigs in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe including several well-received national TV performances in New Zealand, packed gigs at London’s Fabric, a roaring audience of at the Sydney Festival in Australia, and a recent live session at GILLES PETERSON’s BBC1 radio show Worldwide. They recorded a series of live performances in late 2006 and released this funk compendium called Backwards and Sideways on RECLOOSEâ€™s new imprint Fingertips in early 2007.
RECLOOSE returns in 2008 with a third studio album: Perfect Timing on Sonar Kollektiv (SK191CD/illicity). Think funk anthems blasting through dirty party scenes. Think slow jams for reclining. Perfect Timing again features long time musical companions JOE DUKIE (FAT FREDDY’s DROP), TYNA and JONATHAN CRAYFORD amongst new and international talents.
Given its irresistible booty shaking vibe, it is set to have leading impact on the international club scene. So get ready ’cause RECLOOSE is about to break loose with his new funk-filled long player Perfect Timing.