Loco Dice is set to release the first in NRK's new mix series The Lab.
The Tunisian born and Dusseldorf raised DJ has achieved the almost impossible, starting his musical career as a hip-hop MC and DJ before switching his style to sleek techno and house. The fact that he's remained credible after this jump is a testament to his skills behind the decks, and it seems like the readers of RA agree, placing him at #17 in our top DJs of 2008 poll.
NRK have selected the Dice man to mix up the first The Lab compilation, and he's plumped for two different styles over the course of two discs. The first will contain darker club tracks from the likes of Onur Özer, Ben Klock, Someone Else and Mathias Kaden, whilst the second disc showcases his deeper, housier side. As you'd expect from a man of Dice's pedigree, it's all mixed seamlessly to create a clinical collage of the freshest late night sounds.
01. Akiko Kiyama - Hakobi
02. Second-Hand Satellites - Orbit 1.3
03. Chaton - +91 Ahead Session 1.5
04. Chris Lattner - African Children
05. Robert Dietz - Klondike
06. Onur Özer - Eclipse (Loco Dice Remix)
07. Kerri Chandler - Pong (Ben Klock's Bones & Strings Dub)
08. MHM 1 - Bubububadub
09. Ion Ludwig - Transnoir
10. Damian Schwartz & Guti - Sals—n
11. Terrence Dixon - Below Radar (Rhythm Is Rhythm Remix By Mathias Kaden)
12. Someone Else - You Don't Got Me
13. Alex Flatner feat. Lopazz - Perfect Circles (Damian Schwartz Remix)
14. Mirko Loko - Serena
01. Nick Holder - Inside Your Soul (Sirus Remix)
02. Jay Haze - Mama Coca
03. Terry Lee Brown Jr In A Deep Session With The Timewriter - Everyday
04. Loco Dice - Black Truffles in the Snow - (Mike Huckaby's The Jazzed Out S Y N T H Remix)
05. DJ Ali - You Don't Know (Ruff Cut)
06. Alix Alvarez - Boom Bip
07. Joseph Malik - Believe And See (Plastic Avengers RMX)
08. Franck Roger - Take Off (Matt That's House Bonus Beat)
09. 95 North - Forever Underground (Bass Dub)
10. Audio Soul Project - Song For Fred
11. Sascha Dive - Deepest America (Samuel Davis Dark Soul Mix)
12. Daso & Pawas - Det
13. Tyree Cooper - Love
NRK Sound Division will release Loco Dice's The Lab on 13th March, 2009.