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03 Dec 12
Played by: Owain Kimber (Owain K), Olivier Desmet, Kisk, Shadow Dancer, Alkalino, Juno Recommends Deep House, Chris Coco, Kito Jempere / Spdsc, Resident Advisor, Marko Nastic
Review: Juno favourite Recloose provides one original track here, while surrendering a further two for remixing. "Chamois" is a feel-good slice of vintage-sounding looped disco-house. Andres' remix of "Electric Sunshine" is a killer, percussion-heavy house-funker with a cool, if slightly spooky, warped synth melody. Finally Oliverwho Factory take "Magic" and give it a techy old school house makeover which is, frankly, a blinder.
24 Sep 12
Played by: Vision Collective, DJ Butcher (Chopshop Music), Jimpster, Owain Kimber (Owain K), Dirty Channels, Gazeebo, Redsoul, Cbas, Jamie 3:26, Dave Allison, Recloose, DJ Steef, Flash Atkins, Chris Coco, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Hot Toddy, Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Deep House, Claudio Giordano, Vermelho, The Funk Hunters, Freddy Love, Sequencers, Cc:disco!, Raw Club Radio, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Roy Gilles, Don Crisp, Murray Richardson, Thomass Jackson, Lesale, Derek Avari, Grass Green, Nu Disco Fever
Review: Recloose on Delusions of Grandeur? Yes please! "Don't Get Me Wrong" is classic Matt Cicioine, packed full of his usual musicality and dense, melodic production. It sounds like an unlikely fusion of distant, long-forgotten disco and spine-tingling deep house, with more atmospheric vocal samples and live instruments than you can shake a smelly stick at. It's heady and intoxicating, coming on like a classic house production made somewhere between Detroit and New York. The driving "Shimmy" continues the murky, retro-futurist trend and is just as engaging. As if that wasn't enough, there's also a lovingly fluid, decidedly Balearic rework of the title track from Melbournite Tornado Wallace that's quite possibly the best thing he's done to date. Splendid!
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02 May 11
Review: Although he's proved himself to be a producer with great versatility over the last 15 years, little Matt 'Recloose' Chicoine has done in recent times has been quite as raw and exciting as his early work for Planet E. This second sampler for Rush Hour's excellent compilation of early Recloose singles, B-sides and demos offers solid proof. "MYM 230", first released way back in 1998, is true future jazz; a naive but far-sighted fusion of low-end house pulse, jazz percussion and the sweetest of vocal samples. Then there's "Can't Take It", Chicoine's first "big" tech-jazz hit for Planet E. Blessed with a wonderful vocal from the then unknown soul vocalist Dwele, it still sounds next level 11 years after it was first released.
01 Aug 05
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
27 Feb 12
Review: Following last year's well-received Saturday Night Manifesto EP, Recloose continues his association with Rush Hour. "Feels Like Magic" is arguably his best single for some time, a typically swinging slice of winter sunshine that sits somewhere between deep house, soul and future garage. As usual, there are some unusual choices of sounds - pedal steel, anyone - that help give the whole thing a unique, next-level feel. Old pal Carl Craig provides a tough but surprisingly smooth re-edit that's already seen some serious rotations on promo. It's a near-anthemic rub that emphasises the vocal and adds some seriously heavy sub-bass pressure. As if that wasn't enough, bonus cut "UHF" offers a milky mix of bouncy deep house and dewy-eyed Balearica.
11 Jul 11
Played by: Visti, Gigi D'amico, DJ Drm (Bastard Jazz / Bstrd Boots), Milton Jackson, Mixmastermorris, Shadow Dancer, Brothers' Vibe, Jon Dasilva, Alkalino, Future Classic DJS, Juno Recommends Deep House, Juno Recommends Minimal/Tech House, Frank Booker, Recloose, Cottam, Fredeverything, Jazztronauts, Andre Gardeja, Digitalworkx, The Main Stem, Justin Robertson, Chicago Damn, Mixmaster Morris
Review: This EP is Recloose's first new material in three years, and thankfully, it was worth the wait, as he proves himself to be a master of subtly alternating moods. "Electric Sunshine" is as bright as its title suggests, slowly unfolding its samples outwards from within, melding buttery bass tones with euphoric horns and strings to bring about a sense of soulful bliss. "Parquet" is similarly brilliant, combining staccato vocal snippets with rubbery synths and driving US garage inspired percussion. "Tecumseh" alternates between an abrasive techno bassline and a warmer vocal sample which unfurls itself into something completely unexpected. Despite the years he has on younger producers doing similar things, his productions sound as fresh as anything being released at the moment. Be sure to check them digital only bonus beats too! Highly recommended.