16-01-2013 | 11.19
In the group of ‘big Ibiza house deejays’ Loco Dice is one of the few that has managed to keep his flair behind the decks. Pretty often you notice that this kind of deejays slowly leave their past behind and play their sets without showing any emotion. Instead of just picking the big shows you can see Loco Dice have the time of his life doing a gig with a three hundred people counting audience. Like last year in the Verdieping. It went nuts, and very few of those festival deejays are still capable of playing a set that sounds good in a smaller setting. But whether he’s doing an all nighter in the smallest club, or a two-hour set on a massively produced festival, Loco Dice never ever disappoints.
More reasons why I love this German Tunisian is because he doesn’t feel required to only play the newest tracks, and surprises with an edgy house record or hip hop vocal trough his rambling tech house set that just falls right into its place. In the 90’s Loco was known under a different alias, he called himself Dice’C or Dice Corleone. Discogs explanation for the name is ‘Called Dice because of his backgammon skills’, which I didn’t see coming.. Carrying the name Dice’C he wasn’t known as a dj, but as a rapper/hip hop producer. Listen to this hood representing 90’s banger.
Unfortunately a lot of people still see Loco Dice as on of the many massive festival deejays and that’s just not what he is. When he finished his set at Awakenings last ADE, he went over to Studio 80 to do a five-hour after hours set for about 200 people, and he was enjoying it to the fullest. The 25th Loco is once again showing he’s an amazing deejay and with our new 24-hours permit I’m hoping he’s playing a bit longer then he’s intended to.
Text: Ruben Leter