DJ, producer and Desolat record label co-founder Loco Dice excels at reigning in and reimagining the future.

Loco Dice was born in Düsseldorf as the son of Tunisian immigrants. The roots of his love for music stem from hearing soul and funk in the kitchen, and holidays with his mother in Tunisia. During these trips, he absorbed North African and Middle Eastern folk music influences. He also snuck away to watch his grandfather playing backgammon on the streets where he managed to walk away with enough pieces of dice that he eventually accumulated his own personal collection. This is how he earned his infamous nickname that eventually was combined with Loco which, was coined from the days spent in Ibiza during the 90’s… but that’s another story.

One of electronic music’s most enduring and respected artists, he’s always shown an uncanny ability to read the crowd and take them in an unexpected direction, as seen at his era-defining residencies at the infamous Tribehouse in Germany, as well as the iconic super clubs in Ibiza from Circoloco at DC-10, Used & Abused at Ushuaïa to the Amnesia terrace. His countless appearances at internationally renowned venues and festivals around the globe have cemented that legacy. Besides music Loco Dice is interested in visual imagery derived from elaborate film scripts. Some of it was manifested in his interest in collaborations: in 2004 he was part of the PlayStation2 “Decks & FX” video game where he not only appeared in the game but also ended up on the packaging artwork itself. It was also around this time where he used to moderate for MTV Germany in the noughties. His affinity for fashion inspired his “cut and sew” merchandise line, which led to collaborations with Amsterdam fashion label Daily Paper and pro sports hat purveyors New Era. His style is also influenced by years spent on the dancefloor, absorbing the sounds and styles he came across. He feels privileged to have been part of an era when record stores were the center of a musical community, a place to dig for records, forging bonds and swapping knowledge.