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Birth name Matthew Chicoine
Origin Detroit, Michigan
Genres Electronica, trip hop, broken beat
Occupation(s) Record producer, DJ
Years active 1997–present
Labels Peacefrog Records, Planet E Communications

Matthew "Recloose" Chicoine is an American electronic music producer, DJ and musician hailing from Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known for numerous releases on independent dance labels like Planet E, Rush Hour, Peacefrog, Studio !K7, Sonar Kollektiv and Delusions of Grandeur. Chicoine is also a touring DJ who has played in and around Europe, the UK, USA, Japan, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

His professional career began in 1997 when he met techno artist Carl Craig via a demo tape slipped into a sandwich while working at Detroit's Russell Street Deli.[3][4] He released his debut EP So This Is The Dining Room EP in 1998 and follow up Spelunking EP in 1999 on Planet E recordings, which were both re-issued via Rush Hour Recordings in 2010.[5] His debut album Cardiology on Planet E/Studio !k7 came out in 2002, a critically acclaimed release that featured Detroit area artists Dwele, Genevieve Marentette, Colin Stetson, Rayse Biggs of Was (Not Was), Jeremy Ellis, Paul Randolph, Jerry The Cat, Amp Fiddler, John Arnold and Malik Alston.[6][7][8]

In late 2001 he re-located to New Zealand where he began working with local musicians Dallas Tamaira of Fat Freddy's Drop, Hollie Smith, Jonathan Crayford, and members of Trinity Roots, also forming the touring group "The Recloose Live Band," a group that performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival,[9] and London's renowned clubs Fabric[10] and The Jazz Cafe.[11] He was awarded the Best Dance/Electronica Album Tui for his album Perfect Timing LP at the New Zealand Music Awards in late 2008.[12][13]

In 2008 he founded the Hit It & Quit It radio show on Auckland, New Zealand's George FM,[14] co-hosted with local producer and DJ Frank Booker, releasing a radio-themed compilation CD "Hit It & Quit It Radio Revue Vol. I" with accompanying Serato vinyl pressing in 2011.[15] In 2009 he undertook full-time work as programme leader and tutor at Auckland's Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand, helping to create and implement the DJ and Electronic Music Production program.[16]


Studio albums
  • Cardiology (2002)
  • Hiatus on the Horizon (2004)
  • Perfect Timing (2008)
Compilation albums
  • Early Works (2010)
Live albums
  • Backwards and Sideways (2007)
  • So This Is the Dining Room (1998)
  • Spelunking (1999)
  • Deeper Waters (2008)
  • Saturday Night Manifesto E.P. (2011)
  • Magic (2012)
  • Don't Get Me Wrong EP (2012)
  • It's Too Late EP (2013)
  • "Can't Take It" (2000)
  • "Ain't Changin'" (2002)
  • "Us vs. Us" (2003)
  • "Dust" (2005)
  • "Mana's Bounce" b/w "Time Is on Your Side" (2005)
  • "Maui's Lament" (2008)


  1. ^ "Recloose Events". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Coleman, Tim (12 January 2006). "Recloose". Sydney Morning Herald. 
  3. ^ Craig, Carl. "15 Questions With Carl Craig" (PDF). Big Shot Magazine. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 21, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Craig, Carl. "Unedited Carl Craig Jukebox". The Wire Magazine. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rush Hour compiles Recloose". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Recloose- Cardiology". Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Recloose- Cardiology". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Palmer, Tamara (May 2002). "Recloose Emerges on Planet E". Billboard. 114 (20): 50. 
  9. ^ "Kindred Spirits". Family Affair. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Recloose Live Band Return From Europe". NZ Musician. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Recloose at Jazz Cafe". Songkick. 
  12. ^ "Recloose". New Zealand Music Commission. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  13. ^ Hill, Rebecca Barry (1 March 2008). "Recloose: Perfect Timing". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Recloose joins the George FM Whanau!". Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Serato Pressings". Serato. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Staff Profiles". MAINZ. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 

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