Lotic[US/DE]

Photo by Elias Johansson.

Lotic is DJ and producer J’Kerian Morgan. Raised in Houston, Texas and now operating out of Berlin, Morgan came to prominence through the city’s famed Janus parties and in recent years has cemented his place as one of the most original voices of Berlin's club scene.

In 2015 Lotic released the razor-sharp Agitations on Janus, which was preceded by the Heterocetera EP on Tri Angle, Damsel in Distress on Janus, as well as Sankofa / Glittering, and Fallout - both on Sci Fi & Fantasy.

Morgan has appeared everywhere from London’s Corsica Studios to Montreal’s MUTEK festival, and from Amsterdam’s Progress Bar to New York’s GHE20G0TH1K. By now, Lotic has cemented his reputation with his unapologetic, unpredictable and hard-hitting club sets. They harness gut-wrenching bass, lurching hip hop rhythms, and occasional shards of contemporary R&B – all splintered through with piquant percussion. His Berlin-via-Houston sound is an apocalyptic mix of haunting synth melodies, destructive beats, and skewed experimental electronica.

Following the 2016 American elections, Morgan shared a Beyoncé edit on Soundcloud entitled “FORMATION (ELECTION ANXIETY/AMERICA IS OVER EDIT)”, which he made available for free download. It was accompanied by some thoughts from the artist responding to the shock of that moment; “all we can do right now as we look hate in the face is respond with love”.