Lotic is DJ and producer J’Kerian Morgan. Raised in Houston, Texas and now operating out of Berlin, Morgan is a resident at the city’s famed Janus parties and in recent years has evolved into one of the most original voices of Berlin's club life.
The 25-year-old released two EPs in 2013 - Sankofa / Glittering, and Fallout - both on Sci Fi & Fantasy, and has followed up with 2014's Damsel in Distress on Janus's own imprint. Having featured on Björk’s recent sit-in for Rinse FM alongside a flurry of press attention, the stereotype-baiting producer’s first official outing, 2015’s Heterocetera EP on Tri Angle, is undeniably worthy of the hype.
His Berlin via-Houston sound is an apocalyptic mix of haunting synth melodies, destructive beats, and skewed experimental electronica. In clubs Lotic is known to harness abstract leanings through hybrid live/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.