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JUNE 7, 2013 NYC – In what promises to be one of the prime dance music compilations of 2013, Defected has teamed up the renowned Loco Dice to present Loco Dice In The House, due for release on July 21. Featuring tracks and remixes from cutting edge artists such as Kyle Hall, Skudge, Glimpse, Diplo, Marcel Dettmann and Dice himself, as well as a hand-picked selection of unreleased Desolat exclusives, this is an incredible release from an undisputed legend of the scene.

The union of Loco Dice and Defected may at first seem an unlikely one, but when you consider that both artist and label have tirelessly fought to promote the best in techno and house for over a decade, the pieces begin to fall into place. Dice himself explains how the collaboration came about:

“Defected is one of the labels that have always been in my record box” he says. “I have an entire section dedicated to them in my collection and I grew up with the label’s history. I think what they’re doing at the moment with combining a lot of different styles and bringing together a diverse range of artists is great. Defected has the freedom to do this, unlike a lot of labels. Of course I knew the name Simon [Dunmore] for years but we never had the chance to meet. Then last year at IMS Simon just sat down to talk to me; initially it wasn’t about business, just music. Eventually he asked me if I could do something for Defected, with as much freedom as I needed. For me it’s a great opportunity, and I always take compilations so seriously, as seriously as I would an album. I’m so happy with the results.”

The results are, perhaps unsurprisingly, electrifying as Dice selects tracks from Tsuba, Strictly Rhythm, Running Back, Sub Level, Clone and more, from the housier vibes delivered through tracks like Franck Roger “Dont U Know” (Matthew Styles Club Mix) and Robert Dietz “Common” to dark harder-edged offerings in the vein of Skudge “Convolution,” Marcel Dettmann “Ellipse” and Alden Tyrell “Rush.”  Also included are four brand new tracks from Dice’s own label Desolat, all exclusive to this compilation: Jean Pierre “Who U Mad At,” Brixton “LateUp,” Federico Grazzini “Untouchable” and Nathan Barato “Give It To You.”

Loco Dice himself is a true original, a relentlessly creative force of nature whose residencies at the world’s biggest clubs (DC10 and Amnesia, Ibiza among them), along with deft label management and production work, have elevated him to the ranks of an icon in the underground scene. Loco Dice is the undisputed king of the rolling, muscular basslines and delicately crafted atmospheres he creates with each of his sets. Defected presents Loco Dice In The House is the next step in a career that has been littered with unpredictable moves, backed up by glittering moments of genius.

Defected presents Loco Dice In The House exemplifies the open-minded attitude to electronic music embraced by both label and artist, and delivers a truly unique and timeless listening experience. Don’t forget to grab your copy for your collection of Loco Dice In The House July 21st.

Catch Loco Dice at a city near you:

June 6 Platja D’en Bossa, Spain @ Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel
June 7 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Culture Box
June 13 Platja D’en Bossa, Spain @ Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel
June 14 Barcelona, Spain @ Lolita Taperia
June 15 Barcelona, Spain @ Plaza Mayor Poble Espanol
June 20 Platja D’en Bossa, Spain @ Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel
June 21 Las Vegas, Nevada @ Electric Daisy Carnival
June 27 Platja D’en Bossa, Spain @ Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hote
June 28 Ibiza, Spain @ Amnesia
June 29 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Awakenings Festival
June 30 Neuss, Germany @ Kiesgrube
July 4 Platja D’en Bossa, Spain @ Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel
July 5 A Coruna, Spain @ Freelive Festival
July 6 Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane
July 7 Hanau, Germany @ Love Family Park
July 11 Ibiza, Spain @ Ushuaia Beach Hotel
July 14 Zamardi, Hungary @ Balaton Sound Festival
July 21 Cannes, France @ Limelight (Gotha)
July 22 Ibiza, Spain @ Amnesia