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.

Loco Dice unveils second album single ‘Sending This One Out’ ft. Just Blaze + announces full ‘Underground Sound Suicide’ tracklist

Following the announcement of lead album single ‘Get Comfy’ ft. Giggs earlier this month, Loco Dice has unveiled ‘Sending This One Out’ ft. Just Blaze – to coincide with the pre-order launch of his highly anticipated new LP, ‘Underground Sound Suicide’. Scheduled for release on August 25th, it sees Loco Dice join forces with legendary hip-hop beatmaker Just Blaze in a union of classic techno and hip-hop, both defining influences on both his second album and career as a whole.

A first look at the tracklist reveals further collaborations; from Miss Kittin to Neneh Cherry, illustrating Dice’s willingness to experiment and cross boundaries on this record. Whilst the appearance of techno heavyweight Chris Liebing, shows the 16 tracks will be a sonic journey across a fluid mix of genres and sounds.

‘Sending This One Out’ is brooding and dynamic, with the addition of vocals by Mobb Deep’s Prodigy taking the rolling, tech grooves of Loco Dice’s music into new and untapped territory. A focal point of the album, as also evidenced by his decision to work with UK rapper Giggs on ‘Get Comfy’, the magic to ‘Sending This One Out’ lies in the blurring of two styles that few contemporary artists have dared to explore. Executed perfectly, it offers more intriguing insight into what fans can expect from ‘Underground Sound Suicide’.

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 ‘Get Comfy’ ft. Giggs

Loco Dice’s second LP, ‘Underground Sound Suicide’, is an amalgamation of both his influences and vision for electronic music. Fusing together sounds from hip-hop and techno, lead single ‘Get Comfy’ features acclaimed UK rapper Giggs and epitomises what fans expect from the forthcoming album.

There is a cinematic approach to the video, with both artists appearing as businessmen with something to hide below their seemingly innocent furniture company aptly named “Get Comfy”. With cameos from MMA fighters to beautiful women the video brings to life Loco Dice’s ‘Underground Sound Suicide’ theme for the album, whilst also serving as a tribute to legendary New York promoter Rob Fernandez who recently passed away.

Released on July 31st via Ultra Records, a dark, brooding bassline lays the foundation for this unique and unforeseen, yet natural collaboration. Bubbling, intricate percussion allows the London MC to show his lyrical dexterity on a track that is sure to grab the headlines in the clubs this summer, before Loco Dice opts to see the track out with a powerful, winding instrumental outro.

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 productional skill, 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 announces new album ‘Underground Sound Suicide’

Since the release of debut artist album ‘7 Dunham Place’ in 2008, Düsseldorf’s Loco Dice has grown to become one of the world’s most sought after names in house and techno. Bringing together a full-length, cohesive artist album has long been considered the mark of a true artist and with his first, Dice proved he had both the ability and vision to deliver a body of work still revered today.

“It’s been 7 years since ‘7 Dunham Place’ – my first electronic album,” Loco Dice reflects. “An artist album isn’t just a compilation of club tracks. It’s a concept that allows experiments, that opens up spaces for narratives and allows the artist to go really far. At least that is the way I see it. I put everything into it, it was all or nothing. Martin Buttrich and I packed our studio and moved to Brooklyn in 2006. That album is a musical document of my time in and experience of Brooklyn – it sums up a period of my life and for me, it was a natural conclusion.”

Returning to his native Düsseldorf, Dice then put forward a slew of upfront and hard-hitting club tracks, as best evidenced by 2012’s ‘Toxic’ EP – a body of tracks that proved the catalyst for Dice to start work on piecing together ‘Underground Sound Suicide’.

“We invited guests to jam with, rock the drum machines, synths and old, raw gear with us. Guti, Miguel de Ipola, Kobe aka Pimp Jackson, Chevy, my old hip-hop crew with whom I used to share stinky hotel rooms and tour buses in 1995. All the dots connected. What was meant to be warm-up sessions with guests, instantly became the sound I was looking for and the soundtracks to these new scenarios.” – Loco Dice

No song epitomises Dice’s vision more than lead album single ‘Get Comfy’ featuring UK rapper Giggs – a track premiered by legendary taste-maker Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 – while on ‘Sending This One Out’, he collaborates with iconic hip-hop producer Just Blaze. In a nod to his techno side, he also joins force with Chris Liebing on the dark and palpably menacing ‘Keep It Low’, while on ‘Party Angels’ ft. Tunisian vocalist Jaw, Dice taps into his own cultural lineage.

“There are strong bonds with all artists involved and everything unfolded naturally. I danced to Neneh Cherry’s music when I was hip-hop kid, and I still do. Pulshar is one of my favorite bands who’s two albums we released on my label Desolat. With Just Blaze, it was like two hip-hop guys working on something completely different, something harder, and it instantly worked. Jaw is not only that crazy guy who shares Tunisian roots with me, but his voice is special and fitted perfectly. Behind Mr. Techno there is Chris Liebing, super warm and funny guy with whom I share a lot, but whose artistic expression is quite different than mine, so here the opposites collide. Miss Kittin is a long time friend, and it was only her who could have completed that one song. Last but not least there is Giggs. You can’t ignore him if you look out of the US hip-hop box. He is unique. When I met him in London and played him the album, he was totally diggin’ it, he understood where I wanted to go with it and I had him on board.”

Although punctuated by guest collaborations, the album still retains classic Dice hallmarks, with the bleepy tech groove of ‘Back In Flingern’ and mesmeric, eight-minute roller ‘Like in the Movies … yeah I want sum!’ both strong cases in point. This mix of classic techno and newer, more experimental strands of club-facing music is both fluid and well-balanced – a testament to Dice’s willingness to challenge both himself and his fans.

“There have been so many changes around me since my first album that became a narrative for ‘Underground Sound Suicide’ and in a way, I used music as a transmitter. It comes from the heart and is a testimony of who I am now. Ultra Music’s got my back on this one and the album will be going through the team there. They believe in it and I’m happy to have them on board. Also here paths are crossing again. David Waxman from Ultra and I have known each other since my early gigs in NYC in the early 2000s and now we write this exciting new chapter together. Here’s a small sample of what to expect.

Keep up with me, I’ll be dropping more details in the coming weeks. One love, Dice.”

‘Get Comfy’ featuring Giggs will be available for digital download from July 31st via Ultra Music.

Look out for more details on ‘Underground Sound Suicide’ soon.