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. There they helped forming the cities famed Janus collective and in recent years evolved into one of Berlin’s most original voices of avantgarde club music.
Lotic released two EPs in 2013 – Sankofa / Glittering, and Fallout – both on Sci Fi & Fantasy, before following up with 2014’s Damsel in Distress mixtape on Janus’s own imprint.
The producer’s first official outing, 2015’s Heterocetera EP on Tri Angle Records, saw them further developing their apocalyptic mix of haunting synth melodies, destructive beats, and skewed experimental electronica. The EP was followed by Agitations, a mixtape released on Janus the same year as Heterocetera.
In the meantime Lotic have been touring extensively including performances at several high profile festivals in Europe and North America harnessing their abstract leanings through Live- and DJ-sets of gut wrenching bass and lurching hip hop rhythms, occasional shards of contemporary R&B splintered with tactile hi-hats, consistently swirling crowds into an unabashed party vortex.