Loco Dice’s second studio album Underground Sound Suicide will be landing very shortly and to celebrate the Tunisian DJ will be embarking on a world tour this month, with 12 dates in 9 countries lined up between now and the end of November, including 20th November at Mint Club, Leeds.
Tickets on sale Friday 9th October 12 noon.
Leeds has been one of Loco Dice’s favourite cities to play in over the years, having played numerous times at both Mint Club and Mint Warehouse where he has showcased his Ibiza party, Used & Abused, his label, Desolat, which he cofounded with Martin Buttrich (another big fan of Mint Club) and on the 20th of November he will be bringing us sounds from the first album he has brought out in 7 years.
Producing in collaboration with Buttrich, Loco Dice has fathomed a number of dance floor favourites maintaining an impressive consistency throughout. Pimp Jackson Is Talking Now, Loose Hooks and Definition are just some of the peak time tailored tracks that have been played the world over by some of the best in the business. This new album veers away from his usual MO and begins to incorporate elements of Dice’s hip-hop roots, with special guest vocalists featuring on the LP that as of yet does not have a release date.
So far Loco Dice has posted 3 singles from the album on his Soundcloud, which include Get Comfy, which features US hip-hop favourite Giggs, Sending This One Out, a collaboration with another familiar hip-hop name in Just Blaze and finally Keep It Low, a track made with techno stalwart Chris Liebing. The album is also set to feature Neneh Cherry, Jaw, Pimp Jackson, Pulshar and Chevy, the hip-hop crew Loco Dice used to roll with back in the 90s.
The music is very different to many of Dice’s tunes from the past 5 years, as he says his 2012 EP Detox marked the end of him making banging club tracks with the vision of doing something different. Still captivating plenty of energy, the tracks from Underground Suicide Silence that have been heard already would not be out of place on a dance floor, therefore expect to hear plenty of tracks from the new album amongst all the usual Loco Dice punches that he has delivered on Mint’s dance floor over recent years.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Loco Dice and Mint Club