Lotic is DJ and producer J’Kerian Morgan. Raised in Houston, Texas, they studied electronic music composition and saxophone at university before moving to Berlin in 2012, where they helped form the city's famed Janus collective. In recent years Lotic have evolved into one of Berlin's most original voices of avantgarde club music.
An expansive exploration of the many ways in which power can be expressed and experienced, Power is Lotic's upcoming debut album, due for release on July 13th 2018 via Tri Angle Records. Those familiar with Lotic’s two 2015 EPs — Heterocetera (Tri Angle) and Agitations (Janus) — will trace a warm-blooded evolution: Power retains the Berlin musician’s inquisitive intensity, while mining the depths of nuance like never before. Across its 11 songs, Lotic stretches their wings into unexpected new spaces, both compositionally, and, for the first time, vocally. Power is grounded by Lotic’s love of Texan marching bands — “Beats and drumming are so integral to black culture,” they explain — and was in part inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between The World And Me.
Lotic have been touring extensively, counting performances at several high profile festivals in Europe and North America and harnessing their abstract leanings through Live- and DJ-sets of gut wrenching bass and lurching hip hop rhythms, and occasional shards of contemporary R&B splintered with tactile hi-hats, consistently swirling crowds into an unabashed party vortex.
Lotic perform Live as a solo artist or together with choreographer Roderick George for their dance pieces Fleshless Beast and Embryogenesis.
Territory: Europe • Asia • Australia → Simon Wojan
Embryogenesis w/ Roderick George:
→ 21.09.2018 TodaysArt – The Hague, NL
→ 15.11.2018 ASSEMBLY – London, UK
→ 05.10.2018 Avant Art – Warsaw, PL
→ 06.10.2018 OUT.FEST – Lisbon, PT
→ 11.10.2018 Unsound Festival – Krakow, PL
→ 23.11.2018 Linecheck Festival – Milan, IT
→ 30.11.2018 Klub Mochvara – Zagreb, HR
→ 19.09.2018 Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY
→ 01.11.2018 Pitchfork Avantgarde – Paris, FR
→ 14.12.2018 NI Berlin Holiday Rave – Berlin, DE
Available for Festivals and Club Shows in 2018/19