You need only look to Loco Dice for a quintessential expression of contemporary electronic music's nomadic spirit. Raised in Dusseldorf, Germany, from Tunisian roots, the DJ and producer came up as a hip-hop DJ until crossing over to the world of house, techno and minimal with the beginning of his residency at Ibiza's infamous DC-10. The same year, he and Martin Buttrich began a fruitful studio collaboration that would lead to a string of underground hits for labels like Minus, Cadenza, Ovum, Four:Twenty and Cocoon. Loco Dice -- born Yassine Ben Achour -- relocated to New York to record his debut album, and the city's spirit makes itself amply felt in the music's blurring of voices, sounds and textures. While not overtly multicultural in content, the album suggests a kind of polyglot perspective that could only come from an artist with a wandering imagination.