WHAT IS RECLUSION 2?
“Reclusion 2” is the second installment in John Roman’s infamous mix series of unreleased material. Although unlike the first, “Reclusion 2” features no remixes, no bootlegs and no edits – instead 8 new original tracks.
Inspired by, and a product of his solitary and obsessive work habit, the Reclusion series is an insight into Roman’s process and evolution as a producer. Sounds ranging from tribal to techno to UK funky to footwork, “Reclusion 2” is rarely ever one genre, but always unmistakably John Roman.
His hotly-anticpated “Infrared” EP on Lektroluv Records comes out May 21st on digital and vinyl. All three tracks can be heard first on Reclusion 2.
01. St. Hood
02. Down (The Drain)
WHO IS JOHN ROMAN?
John Roman is a 23-year-old producer/DJ from Toronto, Canada. His breakout 2011 single “Sala” was a cross-genre anthem, sounding equally at home in Laidback Luke’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, or in Ben Westbeech/Breach’s guestmix on Roska’s Rinse FM show. In 2012, his unreleased tune “Petrified” turned into one of the most sought-after club tracks of the year after appearing in Brodinski’s Fabriclive60 CD. Described as a “footwork siren” by Pitchfork and “an absolute techno monster” by Sinden, it’s a go-to floor weapon for DJs like Riton, Djedjotronic, and Harvard Bass.
Also a prolific remixer, Roman’s sound has been enlisted by the likes of Nouveau Yorican [Defected], Sinden [Grizzly], Crookers [Mad Decent], Sound of Stereo [Lektroluv], and many others.