Recloose and DJ Sun Rock The Flat: Dance all night Saturday, April 18

Catch two stellar acts – Recloose and DJ Sun -- at The Flat on Saturday, April 18. The show starts at 9 p.m. and the fun lasts until closing time at the venue located at 1701 Commonwealth. There is no cover.

Recloose – whose off-stage name is Mathew Chicoine -- started his career in the spring of 1997 in his hometown, Detroit. He made contact with techno pioneer Carl Craig, which led to the signing of Recloose to the Planet E label – as well as the birth of an eclectic and vibrant musical career.

Recloose spent eight years studying music and playing jazz saxophone, before shifting his focus to the art of collecting and mixing vinyl.His eclectic DJ sets, which were first heard on Ann Arbor’s WCBN, have led him to become an in-demand DJ, playing at clubs and festivals around the world as well as performing as a turntablist for both Carl Craig’s Innerzone Orchestra and the more esoteric Uri Caine ensemble.

Over 15-year career, Recloose has developed into a true standout. To date he has released a number of groundbreaking tracks for Planet E and Rush Hour, a host of remixes for the likes of Funkadelic, Herbert, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Towa Tei, Dennis Coffey, MJ Cole and Azymuth - - as well as a live album and three full-length LPs.

Recloose relocated to New Zealand in 2001. He hosts the “Hit It and Quit It” radio show, broadcasting with Frank Booker every Monday from Auckland’s George FM. He also took up residence at Auckland’s Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand to set up and deliver a full-time DJ and Electronic Music Production program, now rotating between teaching and securing his masters degree at the University of Auckland.

Recloose will be joined by DJ Sun, whose palette of funk, soul, jazz, disco and hip-hop has won him a wide range of fans and countless opportunities to perform. In 1995, he started a radio show called "Soular Grooves" on KPFT 90.1 FM, which explored soul and jazz genres. He later became a music producer as well.

DJ Sun is a recent inductee in the "Houston Press'" Music Hall of Fame and his debut album "One Hundred" was named by the Press as "Best Album by a Local Musician" in 2013. 

Now DJ Sun is serves as managing partner at the Flat – and has taken over the music programing. "I want to create an environment that presents the ultimate experience for someone looking for great music and a fun dance environment," he said.

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About the Flat

Located at 1701 Commonwealth, in Houston's Montrose neighborhood arts enclave, the Flat serves up cocktails with a focus on high-end rums. There is also a wide selection of wines and local beer on tap. The lounge is known as a great venue for music and a space to show off moves on the dance floor. The food menu features wings and unique, gourmet pizzas. The bar is open seven days a week - from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sundays. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and all day on Monday. Sunday offers reverse happy hour from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.