Tag: Loco Dice

What Dance Did Right: Loco Dice Teams With South African Youth Center

Citing youth centers in his native Düsseldorf as a major source of influence in his youth, Desolat’s Loco Dice has now teamed up with nonprofit Bridges for Music. The aim of Bridges for Music is to raise funds for South Africa’s Kliptown Youth Center, which acts as a safe haven for disadvantaged youth by partnering with key industry figures (Richie Hawtin, Luciano, and Black Coffee are all ambassadors of the charity). Last year Loco Dice toured South Africa promoting music for children, organizing workshops, and performing for donations to the charity. On Bridges for Music, Loco Dice says: “I feel my ... Read more

The Social Festival Podcast By Sailor & I

For his upcoming performance at Social Festival – Sailor & I provides an exclusive podcast of sorts to showcase his eclectic style across the electronica spectrum. Based in Stockholm, Alexander Sjodin aka Sailor & I has moved full speed ahead ever since his breakthrough single “Tough Love”. Three years since the low-key SoundCloud leak, Sjodin landed a spot on labels such as Life and Death and Black Butter Records. He’s a producer originating from a hefty background of jazz, rock, classical, and punk – picking up most of his skill via his family’s piano or picking up a guitar. In terms of performances, you can catch him ... Read more

Richie Hawtin Speaks: PLAYDifferently, Prototypes, & Innovation

If you were a club? “A dirty warehouse in Detroit.” — Richie Hawtin The forty-five year old Canadian technofile, a highly awarded performer nominated for DJ Awards Best Techno DJ seventeen times, of which he’s won three, a pioneer of the techno genre, artist skinny and dressed completely in black, stands bent forward over his computer on the stage, knee height, looking at his screen like the machine is in his debt. Co-founder of Plus-8 records in 1990; founder of M_nus records in 1998; the sound of X & Y — Saki Samurai — trading card immortality. Now forty-five, here ... Read more

We Are FSTVL Set For Biggest Event Yet With Huge 2016 Edition

We Are FSTVL – winner of multiple local and international festival wards, including: Best New Festival (UK Festival Awards 2013), Best Medium Sized Festival (UK Festival Awards 2014), and Best International Festival (DJ Awards 2015) – has unveiled its 2016 lineup. Quite frankly, a salivating two days of music from top to bottom, We Are FSTVL will feature over 200 of dance music’s finest artists across 16 bespoke stages, as 50,000 fans converge in London over the 28 – 29 May bank holiday. Leading club brands like Used & Abused, Cocoon, Defected in the House, Lovejuice, Do Not Sleep, Glitterboxx, ... Read more

Extrema Outdoor Belgium Announces 2016 Lineup

Extrema Outdoor Belgium, one of Belgium’s leading electronic music festivals, has released their lineup for 2016. Taking place from the 13-15 May 2016 in Houthalen, this year’s XO Belgium invites us to another special weekend of music with their strongest lineup to date. Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Pan Pot, Kölsch, and Groove Armada are just a few of the headliners XO Belgium has announced. Jamie Jones, Tale of Us and Nic Fanciuli are making a return to the festival, while Detroit techno legends Jeff Mills and Carl Craig are flying in to make their debut. Last ... Read more

Awakenings Festival Announce Superstar Heavy Lineup For 16th Edition Lineup

Awakenings Festival has announced the dates for its 2016 edition on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of June, going down at Netherlands’ Spaarnwoude Houtrak for the 16th time. There will be 8 different stages, including 2 spacious open air stages, representing the broad variety of techno music – from traditional techno to fusion styles and back. As they do each and every year, the newest and hottest techno kids on the block will perform next to scene legends, resulting in almost 100 different artists and live acts performing over the course of two days. The second festival day, longtime collaborators ... Read more

Mix #162 By Copy Paste Soul

The rise of new artist Copy Paste Soul has seen the elusive producer garner the support of the electronic music elite, with luminaries such as Annie Mac, Claude von Stroke, Justin Martin, Skream, Modeselektor, Disclosure, and Tensnake all supporting his soul-quenching sub-heavy rave inspired sound. By incorporating Detroit Techno, Drum & Bass and UK/US garage into a finely honed style, Copy Paste Soul is leading the charge with a left-of-centre broken-house sound. Releases such as the ‘Blink’ and ‘Look At Me’ EPs on the highly respected Exploited caused respective storms, and remixes for the likes of Photek, Deadmau5 and Alex Barck on ... Read more