With a name like Dice Corleone on his birth certificate, you know Loco Dice has to be pure gangsta. Which makes it kind of fitting that the international techno sensation was originally a hip-hopper.
Born in Tunisia and raised in Germany, Dice started out as rapper, playing support slots for the likes of Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and R. Kelly before switching to four-on-the-floor electronic beats.
And as an EDM producer, he would adapt much of hip-hop's funked-up bravado, imbuing his productions with a floor-smashing physical intensity that's made him a favorite among international techno and tech-house connoisseurs.
It also doesn't hurt that Dice's catalog includes releases on prestigious labels like Ovum, M-nus, and Cocoon -- not to mention the fact that he commands dance floors regularly at global megaclubs from Ibiza to Miami.
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Like we said, dude's gangsta.
Loco Dice with Tini and Louis Puig. 11 p.m. Saturday, January 8, at Space, 34 NE 11th St. Miami. Admission costs $20 to $30 via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-375-0001 or visit clubspace.com.