martes, 20 de diciembre de 2011

Loco DICE announces the second UNDER 300 TOUR for 2012

It’s been a while since the first UNDER 300 Tour in 2009, which led Loco Dice to 14 cities playing exclusive extended sets for ecstatic crowds...

In 2012, Loco Dice is coming back with a second european UNDER 300 Tour . The concept is simple – Loco Dice playing vinyl only in a small, intimate club with a capacity of 300 or less.

If you’ve seen Loco Dice perform at his ten-year-long Tribehouse residency in his hometown Düsseldorf, or at DC-10 Ibiza (from ’02-’06), you will have clicked to this. Loco Dice is someone, who can puzzle together intangible moods with a direct approach.
Via his DJ sets or his productions on labels like M_nus, Cadenza, Ovum, Four Twenty and Cocoon, he merges perspectives in his delicate sense for sounds and reflective atmospheres, underpinned with solid, physical grooves inspired by the hip hop that was his early sonic stomping ground in the mid- to late ‘90s. 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...

The tour will be visiting 12 cities throughout January and February, with the focus this time being on those who educate and shape the taste of dance-floors around the world – the resident DJ’s in each city.

Each night of the tour the event will be hosted by a different resident DJ, Loco Dice with his bag full of vinyl is a guest – a curious one, who will not only play in a traditional way – two turntables and a mic – showing musical facets that are out of place on big stages, but who’ll also use his microphone to interview and introduce each local host, giving the world far beyond the intimacy of a club an insight into UNDER 300.

Discover the dates (and Resident Djs for each) of the UNDER 300 european tour :

20.01. Giesserei – Zurich, CH w/ Manon

21.01. Toffler – Rotterdam, NL w/ Michel De Hey & Jeff Moore

22.01. Trouw – Amsterdam, NL w/ Boris Werner

26.01. Secret location – Turin, IT w/ Lorenzo LSP

27.01. Animal Social Club – Rome, IT w/ Giancarlino

02.02. Mondo – Madrid, ES w/ Eduardo de la Calle

04.02. Suite 191, pres. by RAUM – Barcelona, ES w/ Pablo Bolivar

10.02. Culture Box – Copenhagen, DK w/ Martinez

11.02. Petit Bain – Paris, FR w/ Alex & Laetitia

12.02. Salon des Amateurs – Duesseldorf, GER
w/ Patrick Specke, Pulshar -live- & Vladimir Ivkovic

16.02. Woodstrasse – Brussels, BE w/ Ramon Tapia

18.02. Secret location – London, UK w/ Enzo Siragusa

Tomorrow, december 21th, Desolat records, label founded in 2007 by Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich will release his yearly christmas present : the third X-Sampler "Purple" compilation with among other presence of Guti, Alexkid, David Squillace and Reboot

Asked, about the idea of a Sampler compilation, Loco Dice quotes his Hip-Hop influences…

« It comes from hip-hop. Growing up, I was a huge Death Row fan. Listening to Snoop Dogg and Suge Knight. I really like the idea that they had of bringing their artists all together on one album. They did this Death Row Christmas edition, and that is where I got my idea because we have so many great tracks that we should be able to do something like this. Martin and I, we are not typically fans of various samplers. But when we decided to do this, we were like, lets do it this way and have our artists on it, and not just foreigners. We wanted to make it a present to the people at Christmas. The cover has all our faces on, we wanted to show people what the Desolat looked like, that we are not so underground, that only a name or a sound is important. It is important for the people to see who they are listening too. »

Read more of this Interview of Loco Dice realized on november, 29th for URB digital magazine.

Desolat X-Sampler "Purple" by Desolat Music Group

« When I started, I was all about hip-hop. Ice-T was my man. I loved his beats, his raps, his voice. I also listened to a lot of NWA, A Tribe Called Quest, and Jay-Z. Then I started moving on into house music and I found myself listening to a whole new group of artists like Lil Louie Vega, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez, and Armand Van Helden. Then I moved on to DJ Sneak, Danny Tanaglia and Maurizio, Basic Channel. Then over to Richie Hawtin and Plastikman. Now I am all about Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich. »