European Festival News: Dreambeach adds David Guetta, Pendulum, Seth Troxler, Loco Dice, Joseph Capriati and more to 5th anniversary edition

HYTE Berlin NYE – Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Chris Liebing & many more.

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Chris Liebing, Joseph Capriati, Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, and More Confirmed for Italy’s Biggest New Year’s Techno Party – Cosmo Festival

Returning for a second consecutive year following an incredible debut event to ring in 2016, Italy’s Cosmo Festival has now confirmed some of the biggest names in the techno world for its highly anticipated sophomore edition in Rome.

Set to perform in front of up to 10,000 people at what will arguably be one of the biggest NYE & NYD events in Europe, is an exquisitely curated selection of the most sought after names in the industry, including Chris Liebing, Joseph Capriati, Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Pan-Pot and Ilario Alicante. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

The unique event, which spans both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, ending at 4am on January 2, will take place across four different indoor venues, all within 100 meters walking distance from each other. Partygoers will have access to all of these venues throughout the duration of the event.

Hailing from Frankfurt, Chris Liebing is one of the undisputed dons of the German Techno circuit and a driving force behind established imprints CLR and Spinclub Recordings. With a long-standing weekly radio show also to his name, Chris will be heading to Rome at the end of the year for his highly anticipated Cosmo NYE debut.

Joining him will be fellow compatriots Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix – aka Pan-Pot. Having shot to international prominence over the course of a decade, this duo now firmly resides in the upper echelons of electronic music, known the world over for their flawless productions and dynamic live performances.

Next up, and needing little to no introduction whatsoever, трип label boss and one of Techno’s true frontrunners, Nina Kraviz, will be joining proceedings, as she prepares to bring her unique acid-tinged soundscapes to Rome for her first Cosmo outing.

Now recognised as one of the principal profiles in the industry, and fresh off the back of an intense summer season touring across the continent, Joseph Capriati has fast established a reputation as a universally popular and in-demand talent. Representing Italy at this landmark event, Capriati will be joined by Tunisian-born legend and HYTE regular Loco Dice, whose impressive discography spans iconic imprints such as M_nus, Cadenza, Ovum, Four Twenty and Cocoon. Having made his Timewarp debut at the tender age of just fifteen, German producer Ilario Alicante completes the first phase of this mammoth lineup.

Tickets for Cosmo NYE starting at €25 & Cosmo NYD, starting at €15, are now available from Resident Advisor & cosmofestival.com

Venues for NYE:
Salone delle fontane: (20.00 PM – 6.00 AM)
Spazio900: (20.00 PM – 6.00 AM)
Room26: (20.00 PM – 6.00 AM)
PlusRoom: (20.00 PM – 6.00 AM)

Venues for NYD:
Atlantico: (6AM – 12 PM)
Circolo degli Illuminati: (8PM – 4AM)

Tycho’s ‘Epoch’ is a colorful, cinematic delight

Josh Wink headlines Ovum’s 21st annual Miami Music Week party

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Founded 21 years ago by Philadelphia producers Josh Wink and King Britt, Ovum Recordings is one of dance music’s most influential labels. Known for churning out innovative techno and house releases from acts like Loco Dice, Shlomi Aber, KiNK, Nic Fanciulli, Davide Squillace, MANIK, Marc Romboy, Steve Bug, and D’Julz among others, the longstanding imprint will celebrate more than two decades of success at their annual Miami Music Week showcase.

Taking place Thursday March 17 at South Beach’s intimate nightspot Do Not Sit On The Furniture, the 21st annual Ovum party will be headlined by label boss Wink alongside New York beatmaker MANIK and Toronto-bred turntablist Sean Miller. One of the true pioneers of melding house and techno together, Wink’s legacy speaks for itself and will be on display during this rare Miami appearance. And after Loco Dice revealed himself as last year’s secret special guest, we can only imagine what surprises the Ovum team has in store for their 2016 event

Ovum Miami 21st annual party
Featuring Josh Wink, MANIK, Sean Miller + secret special guests
Thursday, March 17 @ Do Not Sit On The Furniture

Disclosure – Nocturnal ft. The Weeknd (VIP Edit)

Watch the official video to Loco Dice’s ‘Party Angels’ ft. JAW

After already revealing features from Giggs, Just Blaze and Chris Liebing, the fourth single from Loco Dice’s new album comes courtesy of a collaboration with JAW on ‘Party Angels’ – an ode to clubbing.

‘Centred around a peaktime, jacking beat, french-tunisian vocalist JAW’s soaring vocals lend serious weight to a track designed to impact both in and away from the club. Continuing the cinematic approach to his videos for the album so far, the ‘Party Angels’ visuals follow the fortunes of a group of men seduced by women who seem too good to be true.

Loco Dice’s new album ‘Underground Sound Suicide’ is out now via Ultra Records.

About Loco Dice
Loco Dice’s second LP, ‘Underground Sound Suicide’, fuses together sounds from hip-hop and techno resulting in an amalgamation of both his influences and vision for electronic music. Since the release of his debut artist album ‘7 Dunham Place’ in 2008, Dusseldorf’s Loco Dice has grown to become one of the most sought after names in house and techno. Releases on labels like Cadenza, M_nus, Four Twenty, Cocoon and his own Desolat have all showcased his production skills, while anyone who has witnessed him DJ – from Timewarp to DC-10 to his HYTE parties at Amnesia – can testify that few match his ability to soundtrack a night.

Loco Dice releases second album, ‘Underground Sound Suicide’

Loco Dice’s first album in seven years Underground Sound Suicide is an amalgamation of both his influences and vision for electronic music. His sophomore LP fuses together sounds from hip-hop and techno, anchored by lead single “Get Comfy” which features a dark, brooding bassline and simmering vocals from acclaimed UK rapper Giggs.

“Get Comfy” is followed by album singles “Sending This One Out,” an intergalactic, synth-laden collaboration with hip-hop veteran Just Blaze, and “Keep It Low,” a menacing nod to his techno roots produced with help from fellow techno stalwart Chris Liebling.

Since his debut artist album 7 Dunham Place in 2008, Dusseldorf’s Loco Dice has continued his growth into one of the most sought after names in house and techno. Releases on labels such as Cadenza, M_nus, Four Twenty, Cocoon or his own Desolat have all showcased his razor-sharp production skills, while anyone who has witnessed him DJ – from Timewarp to DC-10 to his HYTE parties at Amnesia – can testify that few match his ability to soundtrack a night.

Stream Loco Dice’s new album track ‘Party Angels’ ft. JAW

After already revealing features from Giggs, Just Blaze and Chris Liebing, the fourth single from Loco Dice’s new album comes courtesy of a collaboration with JAW on ‘Party Angels’ – a track available for instant download to those who pre-order the album ahead of it’s release on October 30th.

In contrast to the previous singles, ‘Party Angels’ is a fun, light-hearted ode to clubbing and partying the night away. Centred around a peaktime, jacking beat, Tunisian vocalist JAW’s soaring vocals lend serious weight to a track designed to impact both in and away from the club.

About Loco Dice
Loco Dice’s second LP, ‘Underground Sound Suicide’, fuses together sounds from hip-hop and techno resulting in an amalgamation of both his influences and vision for electronic music. Since the release of his debut artist album ‘7 Dunham Place’ in 2008, Dusseldorf’s Loco Dice has grown to become one of the most sought after names in house and techno. Releases on labels like Cadenza, M_nus, Four Twenty, Cocoon and his own Desolat have all showcased his production skills, while anyone who has witnessed him DJ – from Timewarp to DC-10 to his HYTE parties at Amnesia – can testify that few match his ability to soundtrack a night.

Stream the official video to Loco Dice’s ‘Keep It Low’ ft. Chris Liebing 

Following recent collaborations with UK rapper Giggs and US producer Just Blaze, Loco Dice has unveiled new track ‘Keep It Low’ featuring techno heavyweight Chris Liebing. Available now, it is the third single to be taken from Dice’s forthcoming artist album ‘Underground Sound Suicide’, scheduled for release via Ultra Music on October 30th.

The official video itself is a menacing journey of fast-paced short frames with images of gangs, torture and violence interspersed, with Loco Dice bound by a straightjacket in the opening scenes. Immediately setting the tone for the cinematic visuals that follow and also matching the dark, brooding undertones of the track itself, it adds depth to a record that nods firmly to his roots.

About Loco Dice
Loco Dice’s second LP, ‘Underground Sound Suicide’, fuses together sounds from hip-hop and techno resulting in an amalgamation of both his influences and vision for electronic music. Since the release of his debut artist album ‘7 Dunham Place’ in 2008, Dusseldorf’s Loco Dice has grown to become one of the most sought after names in house and techno. Releases on labels like Cadenza, M_nus, Four Twenty, Cocoon and his own Desolat have all showcased his production skills, while anyone who has witnessed him DJ – from Timewarp to DC-10 to his HYTE parties at Amnesia – can testify that few match his ability to soundtrack a night.