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Recloose
Techno


Recording as Recloose, Matt Chicoine is the Detroit producer whose notable EPs for Carl Craig's Planet E label explore upbeat, sample-based trip-hop instead of the synth-based techno often heard in the Motor City. Unsure of his career direction after graduating with a degree in English from the University of Michigan in nearby Ann Arbor, Chicoine -- previously a resident mixer known as DJ Bubblicious -- began exploring electronic recording as well. According to Detroit legend, while working in a take-out joint, he slipped one of his tapes into an order from techno don Carl Craig, and Craig signed him to Planet E. His first EP, 1998's So This Is the Dining Room, earned great reviews around Detroit. In 1999, just after recording the Spelunking EP, Chicoine helped fill out Craig's Innerzone Orchestra for live performances around the globe. Though his releases had been primarily home-listening experiences, he also DJed and performed at several far-flung spots. In anticipation of a Recloose full-length, he released the "Can't Take It" single in early 2000. The album was held up for almost two more years, with only the Jigsaw Music mix disc and a few random remixes to hold fans over. Finally Cardiology came out on Planet E in 2002. John Bush

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