In a move that may be defined as surprising, refreshing, or just unexpected, Loco Dice is the most recent DJ/producer tapped to boast his record selecting on behalf of Defected Records‘ long running “In The House” compilation series. Defected in the House is a well-known party brand, radio show, and compilation series run by Simon Dunmore’s label, and while usually reserved for artists that lie a bit more closely on the dance music spectrum to Defected’s traditional releases (like MK or Sonny Fodera), there is absolutely nothing wrong with a hip-hop DJ turned Desolat label head taking the reigns for a highly anticipated summer release of Defected’s latest “In The House” volume.
Later in the month, Defected Records will release Loco Dice‘s highly anticipated Defected in the House compilation — a collaboration that may have been surprising to fans of both the techno stalwart and the renowned house label. In this short interview, Dice explains the nature of his relationship with the label’s head Simon Dunmore, as well as his yearning to deliver his pumping techno sound to smaller, more imperfect clubs around the world.Posted by
In addition to his new weekly residency at Ushuaia in Ibiza, Desolat label head Loco Dice is also kicking off a new radio show for Ibiza Global Radio this summer, taking the same “Used + Abused” name. Dice’s partner-in-crime tINI is first up on the show’s guest list and she takes advantage of her time slot to pump in that beachside techno for everyone around the world, even those unable to make it to the White Isle this summer. The full lists of guests for this summer’s show has not been announced yet, so keep checking back on his SoundCloud page every week for another episode.Posted by
For their latest installment of Defected in the House, Defected Records has, perhaps surprisingly to some, asked the mighty Loco Dice to contribute a compilation. As the teaser video below suggests, both Defected and Loco Dice are big and bold enough to avoid pigeonholing and the compilation is sure to push boundaries for both techno and house. Dice has thrown in music from exciting artists like Kyle Hall and Marcel Dettmann and (excitingly for Desolat fans) is also including four exclusives off the label. The two disc set will be out on Defected on July 21st, and Dice will be sure to be celebrating all summer during his Used + Abused residency at Ushuaïa Ibiza, beginning June 6th.
When EDC NY’s lineup was initially released, there was an outcry that the lineup didn’t stack up to its Las Vegas cousin. What it may lack in big names (although there are still quite a few) it more than makes up for by providing an experience that is curated for diversity. Bass music is heavily represented this year with Figure and others finding refuge in the Basspod, a hardstyle closing set by Headhunterz is destined to be one of the most talked about experiences of the festival; second only to Saturday’s grand finale – a Carl Cox and Loco Dice b2b set. For something experimental, Art Department’s Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow will be curating a strangely emotive dance experience before The Bloody Beetroots Live unleash a wall of distortion to close the Circuit Grounds. Steve Angello steps up to the plate with a newfound creative freedom, following the launch of his new label and Essential Mix while Maceo Plex, who emerged out of the shadows as a ghost producer to powerful deep house presence, converts a new army of faithfuls. There is no lack of big room presence either, with Eric Prydz, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Thomas Gold and more bringing the the mainstage action EDC is known for.
After two days of scorching sun, the earlier part of our third day in Indio was spent much the same way – glued to the tents where Paul Kalkbrenner, Paul Oakenfold, Hardwell, Eric Prydz, Joris Voorn, James Blake, Pretty Lights, Maya Jane Coles, Loco Dice, Jamie Jones, and Richie Hawtin would deliver some of the days stand out performances. As the day wore on the wind picked up, transforming the polo grounds into a massive dust storm, tearing through the campsites with a vengeance.
Carl Cox has always been a long time supporter of Nicole Moudaber. She has often been described as one of his proteges; which makes all the sense as her sound and DJ styling seems to have influences from much of Carl’s works. Ahead of the April 6th release of the Pure Intec Vol. 2 compilation, Nicole offers her remix abilities to Carl Cox’s “Chemistry.” The track is signature Moudaber at her finest; big and bouncy with sexy techno grooves — the defining attributes of her sound. Other artists on the compilation are Guti and Loco Dice. In other words: this is going to be massive.Posted by
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Steve Angello, Dirty South, Boys Noize, and more.
Good Morning Mix – Richie Hawtin & Dubfire – Magda & Loco Dice Essential Mix live at Exit Festival (7/18/2009)
Back in 2009, when the Serbian Exit Festival was celebrating its 10th year, Pete Tong put together one of the most legendary Essential Mixes ever recorded. This 120 minute segment features back-to-back sets from techno kingpins Riche Hawtin & Dubfire, and Magda & Loco Dice, respectively. The party takes place in a medieval castle and is dubbed by Pete Tong as “one of the best DJ stages in the world at one of the best festivals in the world.” These four acts are undeniably masters of their craft, and when placed side-by-side create an energy of incomprehensible magnitude. Jump past the break for full stream and tracklist, and enjoy getting lost in some of the best techno music of our time. (more…)Posted by
2012 was a huge year for dance music, championed by the every growing club scene in Las Vegas, an influx of national tours and festivals and the undeniable mainstream acceptance of the “EDM” sound. Only a week into the new year and 2013 is already proving to be an even bigger one for our beloved genre – made abundantly clear today as the Wynn properties (Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst, XS) have just announced their expansive residency roster for the upcoming year. From Bassnectar to David Guetta, Avicii to Loco Dice, Wynn’s extensive cadre of nightclubs have the sounds to satisfy the full spectrum of electronic music fans.
Managing partner of XS, Jesse Waits, had this to say;
“Our team has worked day and night to present an unrivaled roster of residencies again in 2013 including both major headliners and the DJs we believe to be the next superstars of this genre. We hope to maintain our reputation as the mecca of dance music through these exclusive partnerships.”
Check out the full list of residencies after the break.