Over his 15-year career, Recloose aka Matt Chicoine has developed into a true standout of Detroit’s musical litter. To date he has released a number of groundbreaking 12”s for Planet E and Rush Hour, a host of remixes for the likes of Funkadelic, Herbert, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Tei Towa, Dennis Coffey, MJ Cole and Azymuth, a live album, and three full-length LPs debuting with Cardiology‚ on Planet E / !K7 in 2002.
Recloose relocated to New Zealand in 2001 to plant new roots and explore fresh musical horizons. 2005 saw the release of his second LP, Hiatus On The Horizon (Loop), an album that features a host of New Zealand’s finest musicians and vocalists (and spawned the dancefloor stomper ‘Dust’ featuring Fat Freddy’s vocalist Joe Dukie). This was followed in 2006 by the Recloose Live Band’s funk compendium Backwards and Sideways, recorded live at the San Francisco Bathhouse and released on Recloose’s on-off imprint Fingertips in early 2007. Recloose’s 2008 international long player, Perfect Timing (Loop), features yet more stellar New Zealand talent (including Tyna Keelan, Rachel Fraser, Joe Dukie and Jonathan Crayford) and took out the prestigious Tui Award (aka NZ Music Award) for best Electronica/Dance album of 2008.
In 2010 Recloose teamed up with long time musical comrades Rush Hour records to release Early Works, a retrospective collection of standout and lost material from his days in Detroit. Since then he has been continued to release a number of ambitious 12″s on Rush Hour and Delusions of Grandeur.