Loco Dice's first album 7 Dunham Place came out when he was still an underground phenomenon: since then, his excellent live sets have turned him into one of the world's most sought after names in house and techno. He's released a number of EPs since then, but finally today he announced Underground Sound Suicide, his long-awaited sophomore album.
“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.”
“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.”
Alongside the announcement, Pete Tong premiered the album's lead single "Get Comfy" featuring the English rapper Giggs: it will be available for digital download on July 31st. Listen to a radio rip of the track below.
"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," says Loco Dice. "It comes from the heart and is a testimony of who I am now."