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Thursday, March 28th • Bar opens 8PM, Club 10PM.
Tickets on sale Friday, February 22nd (2/22) @ 12PM.
Born in Düsseldorf with a Tunisian background, underground legend Loco Dice has put been putting out seminal tracks for over a decade on a variety of labels from M_nus, Cadenza, Ultra Music, Ovum, Four Twenty, Defected, Cocoon, to Desolat - his own brainchild with close friend and fellow artist Martin Buttrich. An Ibiza favorite with a residency at the acclaimed DC-10, Loco Dice has taken the stage at some of electronic music’s biggest venues and festivals as well as developed a cult following of house and techno lovers the world over. Join us on Thursday, March 28th for a night to remember with the Tunisian-German.
Loco Dice (Desolat | Düsseldorf)
Yaya (Desolat | Torino)
Every so often a DJ or producer comes along who inspires the collective imagination.
Via his DJ sets or his productions, German-born Loco Dice merges perspectives in his delicate sense for sounds and reflective atmospheres, underpinned with solid, physical grooves that was inspired by his hip hop background in the mid- to late ‘90s. His love for music stems from hearing soul and funk in the kitchen, and holidays with his mother to Tunisia where he absorbed North African and Middle Eastern folk music. His diverse influences are evident through his fastidious selections of house, techno and beyond. There’s something there for the dreamers, as well as for the 9-to-5ers who just want to lose everything in a moment of abandon on the dancefloor.
It’s a directorial, cinematic outlook, which permeates Dice’s everyday life, and comes not just from the outlandish escapades and scrapes that he has sometimes found himself living out in real life. It also stems from elaborate film scripts imagined as a growing up on the streets of Flingern in Düsseldorf and the Kerkennah Islands in Tunisia. This continues to be a habit of Loco Dice’s today: to close his eyes for just one minute, and see a whole cornucopia of scenes and atmospheres.
His DJ sets are spontaneous orchestrations fueled by the nuances of a night, venue, and crowd. Dice’s innate understanding of people: what they sense, what they feel, what they want to imagine, is a part of what distinguishes him from other DJs. He’s very aware when playing in Ibiza of the multiplicity of nationalities that are gathered there, the morass of different desires to be catered to. Loco Dice’s experience of Germany is one that includes friends and collaborators who are of African, Eastern European, Italian,Turkish and beyond; he is interested in all kinds of people and artistic subcultures: he’s proud of people, who bring a creative flair to what they do, informed by lives lived ever so slightly less ordinary.
Even if life tends to be unpredictable, a little chancey, the next move doesn’t have to be a gamble. In fact, Loco Dice shows via his compositions that it can be very well planned. Just listen to his music and you’ll understand how something carefully constructed can begin with a flight of fancy, or a roll of the dice.