Ricardo Villalobos

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Ricardo Villalobos
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Villalobos was born in Santiago, Chile in 1970, 6th of August. However, at the age of three he moved to Germany with his family after General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the socialist government of Salvador Allende in 1973.

While active as a DJ and musician through the mid and late 1990s, Villalobos is best associated with his contributions to the development of microhouse and minimal techno in the early 2000s.

He has performed routinely at Omen (Frankfurt), E-Werk (Berlin), Ultraschall (Munich), Aufschwung Ost (Kassel) and Ostgut / Panoramabar (Berlin), and was a resident DJ of Omen, The Box (Frankfurt) and Cafe Kesselhaus (Darmstadt), as well as Cocoon night in Ibiza, together with Sven Väth and long-time friend Richie Hawtin.
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Albums

LADOMAT 2020 Ricardo Villalobos - The Contempt album art Ricardo Villalobos The Contempt Ladomat 2000 LADOMAT 2020 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
PLAY083 Ricardo Villalobos - Alcachofa album art Villalobos* Alcachofa (Album) Playhouse, Playhouse PLAY083 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
PERL 43 Ricardo Villalobos - Thé Au Harem D'Archimède album art Ricardo Villalobos Thé Au Harem D'Archimède (Album) Perlon PERL 43 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
PLAY133 Ricardo Villalobos - Fizheuer Zieheuer album art Villalobos* Fizheuer Zieheuer Playhouse PLAY133 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
SED000 Ricardo Villalobos - Sei Es Drum album art Ricardo Villalobos Sei Es Drum(3x12", Album) Sei Es Drum SED000 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
ECM 2211-12, 275 8681 Ricardo Villalobos - Re: ECM album art Ricardo Villalobos / Max Loderbauer Ricardo Villalobos / Max Loderbauer - Re: ECM (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 2211-12, 275 8681 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
PERL92-1 Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent And Happy One album art Ricardo Villalobos Dependent And Happy One (Album) Perlon PERL92-1 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
mm-012 Ricardo Villalobos - Zug album art Conrad Schnitzler - Reshaped And Remodeled By Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Conrad Schnitzler - Reshaped And Remodeled By Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer - Zug(LP, Album) m=minimal mm-012 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERL92-4 Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent And Happy Four album art Ricardo Villalobos Dependent And Happy Four (Album) Perlon PERL92-4 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERL92-3 Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent And Happy Three album art Ricardo Villalobos Dependent And Happy Three (Album) Perlon PERL92-3 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERL92CDJP Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent And Happy album art Ricardo Villalobos Dependent And Happy (Album) Perlon PERL92CDJP Japan 2012 Sell This Version
PERL92-2 Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent And Happy Two album art Ricardo Villalobos Dependent And Happy Two(2x12", Album) Perlon PERL92-2 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
[a:rpia:r] 15 Ricardo Villalobos - Empirical House LP album art Ricardo Villalobos Empirical House LP(2x12", Album, 180) [a:rpia:r] [a:rpia:r] 15 Romania 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HSM02 Ricardo Villalobos - N-DRA album art Ricardo Villalobos N-DRA(12") Hörspielmusik HSM02 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Lo-Fi Stereo-005 Ricardo Villalobos - Heike album art Ricardo Villalobos Heike Lo-Fi Stereo Lo-Fi Stereo-005 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
FT-008 Ricardo Villalobos - Salvador album art Ricardo Villalobos Salvador Frisbee Tracks FT-008 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
PERL 08 Ricardo Villalobos - Frank Mueller Melodram album art Ricardo Villalobos Frank Mueller Melodram Perlon PERL 08 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
FT016 Ricardo Villalobos - Pino Jet Explosion album art Ricardo Villalobos Pino Jet Explosion Frisbee Tracks FT016 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
lo-fi stereo no. 09 Ricardo Villalobos - 808 The Bassqueen album art Ricardo Villalobos 808 The Bassqueen(12") Lo-Fi Stereo lo-fi stereo no. 09 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
playhouse 45 Ricardo Villalobos - Luna album art Villalobos* Luna Playhouse playhouse 45 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
PERL 16 Ricardo Villalobos - Tomorrov Cocktail / Ananas album art Sense Club / Villalobos* Sense Club / Villalobos* - Tomorrov Cocktail / Ananas Perlon PERL 16 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
PLAY035 Ricardo Villalobos - Ibiza99 album art Villalobos* Ibiza99 Playhouse PLAY035 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
FT 025 Ricardo Villalobos - Que Belle Epoque album art Ricardo Villalobos Que Belle Epoque Frisbee Tracks FT 025 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
PERL 22 Ricardo Villalobos - Bredow / Damm3 album art Ricardo Villalobos Bredow / Damm3 Perlon PERL 22 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Playhouse 62 Ricardo Villalobos - Halma album art Villalobos* Halma Playhouse, Playhouse Playhouse 62 Germany 2002 Sell This Version

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vog

vog

May 26, 2020
Revisiting his catalog today. Several releases still sound remarkable. I almost feel sorry for those who can't hear it.
AlbertHofstein

AlbertHofstein

May 9, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
I heard this dude playing twice. First in 2006 at Panorama bar. Lovely night and versatile set. Heard him again, different set and setting.. it was monotonic and cheap techhouse. As a producer he is utter shit. I agree with the negative comments below. The tracks really go nowhere, but not in a good way. I haven't heard anything outstanding, or different since "easy lee". He feels stuck with this one sound signature. Every track derivatives from the other. And I will never forgive him what he did with ECM ... that was the worst!
Moskalus

Moskalus

January 7, 2018
My favourite producer/dj of all time. Absolute legend. A big inspiration for me
angeleica4711

angeleica4711

December 4, 2015
there is nothing to get. if you have the time, ricardo has the vibe.
Txdr

Txdr

October 4, 2015
you don't "have to get it"; let the ones that "get it" enjoy it. "i get it" ricardo... "i get it"...
Mongodeluxe

Mongodeluxe

September 17, 2015
Maybe all the critics that are not impressed by ricardo should listen to the stuff between 1998 and 2007 to understand the hype about him. And should I mention that it is druggy, repetitive music that needs time? Perfect music for Afterhour-Parties, when you are far away from being sober - like him ;)
dj_norf_yurksha

dj_norf_yurksha

March 30, 2015
I hold my hands up and admit I simply just do not get what the fuss is all about. I find his music boring and totally lacking in content, I just feel nothing when I hear it.
On a good night he can be a fantastic DJ playing very varied sets and playing far more interesting, groovy and sexier music than he makes.
Asim0v

Asim0v

December 11, 2014
there's a difference between minimal and boring and for all the fans and money ricardo viallobos is stuck in the latter. there's nothing to his tracks, no groove, no hunger. its not even intricate. If you want minimal head detroit's way and listen to hood and terrence dixon. they'll show you the way
Kid.Kiani

Kid.Kiani

November 23, 2012
jiggawhat sums it up perfectly: if someone defined house after 2000, it's Villalobos. Anno 2012, if you're that hip dude, it's not 'cool' anymore to like his music. Minimal has passed, house does not want a lot of experiment lately and if someone defines 'dancefloor experiment', it's again Villalobos. A RA reviewer once called him 'the divider of opinions', a statement that perfectly grasps how the public thinks about him now. You like his sound or you're against it. A shame, because when you're really honest, you'll have to admit he made a number of really timeless tracks. I bet that in 10 years time, Villalobos will be seen as one of the greatest movers of the European club scene, also by the ones that now despise his sound just because it's 'old'.

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