Loco Dice and Jamie Jones Rock Ushuaia

Posted on September 7, 2013

Images: La Skimal.

After a decade and a half of entertaining the masses that come to Ibiza, Loco Dice looks as fresh and enthusiastic towards his craft as he was the day first came to the attention of the wider public. The talented DJ/ producer, label boss and party host has enjoyed hid debut season of Used + Abused in Ushuaia Beach Hotel and I think it’s fair to say that it has enjoyed his debut too. The dedicated clubbers that have turned up from the first beat on the opening party have made Thursday in Playa d’en Bossa one of the finest vibes on the island. He has an established following that follows him wherever he plays but the fact that he dropped into an already established venue has meant he was faced with a percentage of the crowd that might not have been totally familiar with him prior to this summer. Loco Dice wasted no time in winning them over, delivering a weekly collection of talented and creative performers for their entertainment.

Loco Dice by la skimal

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Ibiza 2013 sees Loco Dice return to DC10, probably the pivotal venue in his progression through the ranks of the electronic masses to his current seat at the top table. He hadn’t played in the seminal venue for over 6 years until Jamie Jones invited him to drop into his Paradise party, tonight, he returns the favour and invites the enigmatic front man to join him of the massive Ushuaia stage as they take Bossa beach on a chunky but fun musical adventure. Before the deadly duo take to the stage however, Ushuaia is treated to some of the hottest up and coming island talent as Anthea, Paola Poletto and Francisco Allendes get the monster crowd ready for the bigger names later on. Partying in the outdoors under the stars has been well documented in the last few seasons but it is, as always, worth a mention. We don’t want to get to the stage where we take it for granted!

Loco Dice by la skimal

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Perforated red sails hang above the dancefloor with streamers hanging down from them, giving a small sense of a roof but not one that can withstand the vocal onslaught that faces it throughout the delicious menu of tech house and techno that tonight’s protagonists have in store for us. Loco Dice and Jamie Jones are the picture of concentration as they go about the business of rocking the huge outdoor arena. Playing back to back always seems to bring out the very best in DJs, they are, after all, a naturally competitive bunch, from their headphones to the tunes in their collection, the friendly rivalry has been evident throughout the evolution of the dance scene. Tonight, the rivalry is most definitely friendly as the duo outdoes each other consistently throughout the performance, with the only real winner being us the crowd. Dancers in black and white stripes litter the dancefloor, propped above the rest if the crowd by podiums, huge cannons fire smoke from the top of the arch that frames the giant stage directly on to the crowd below and confetti explodes all over everyone at one stage, even on the underground parties in the grand outdoor arena, there is still a Vegas element to proceedings. The crowd, however, doesn’t seem to mind, the fact that the tunes are amazing and are being delivered in such a way to take them on the musical journey they expected is all that concerns them as they hang on every tune, ear-to ear grins on their faces.

Loco Dice by la skimal

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It’s been the year where DJs and brands have interacted more than ever, there was an element of it last year but Ibiza 2013 has really seen it come to the fore, with Carl Cox and Marco Carola joining Jamie Jones and Loco Dice in playing at each others parties. There is an argument that it might dilute the experience but it’s not one you’ll hear from us, the collaboration between DJs and parties is a welcome one and one that only serves to unite the electronic dance family further. Once again, the only true winner on such an occasion is the capacity crowd that they play for and as yet another head to head finishes too soon, the satisfied masses inside Ushuaia reluctantly call it a night.

Loco Dice by la skimal
Loco Dice by la skimal
Loco Dice by la skimal
Loco Dice by la skimal

Buy Used and Abused Tickets

Buy Used and Abused Tickets

Buy tickets for Used and Abused at Ushuaia from Essential Ibiza and enjoy great discounts and queue jump entry.