It was dark, it was grimy, it was full of filthy techno beats — it was everything that Halloween should be. As Loco Dice returned for what seems his annual RPM warehouse-party marathon set, NYC was in for a treat.
The busy weekend across NYC made it hard to choose, but the real techno lovers were definitely out and ready to go — especially after the sudden cancelation of Cityfox with Lee Burridge and friends. Rumor had it tickets were $100 or more at the door, but it’s safe to say it was worth it.
On opening duties was NYC local, Shahar who is guaranteed to bring a solid set. This young talent has been around for years, but seems to really have taken off over the past year or so. His next notable gig is at the second installment of Time Warp US, which is in just a few short weeks.
Around 1:30 AM, Loco Dice hit the decks and teased the crowd a bit. He started off a tad slow with mesmerizing techno to really set the tone for what the rest of the morning would bring. The new BKWRHS was notably better than any BKWRHS RPM hosted at in the past. The sound was quite solid, for a warehouse.
The venue was super long, but could have arguably been a bit wider, but it didn’t matter — production was on point and brought a solid warehouse vibe to the room. It was warm, which came as a surprise as well, but either way, everyone would be sweating it out to the sounds of the German mastermind.
Notable tracks of the evening included Chris Liebing’s version of “Keep It Low,” which comes directly off of Loco Dice’s new album and Luciano’s remix of “Love Is At Your Side.” He threw in some classics, some great new fire, and anything in between to keep the momentum going for a stellar nine hour set.
Loco Dice and artists alike continuously prove that clap synth controls all and that marathon sets DO still exist. He brought us on a journey through the deeper, heady sounds, and back up to some more minimal-like techno at times. The red, blue, and green lights controlled much of the continuous flashing “Loco Dice” sign that played with everyone’s perception.
Around 5 AM, the packed warehouse started to clear out – amateur hour was over and the real tech heads came out to play. The entire night was full of ridiculously weird costumes, just as it should be for a sweaty and dark Halloween night. Many in the crowd had been partying hard since Thursday night, but there was no stopping them – especially under the House Of Rob name.
The legend is back for more at Output on Thanksgiving Eve — just in case nine hours or so wasn’t enough. Creep on, little creepers of Brooklyn.