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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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Ricardo Villalobos - Austral album art Various 808 Base Queen (as Villalobos) Various - Austral (Album, Comp) Ruta 5 Chile 1999 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - The Button Down Mind Of Daniel Bell album art Daniel Bell Fussmilch Daniel Bell - The Button Down Mind Of Daniel Bell Tresor Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - DE9 | Closer To The Edit album art Richie Hawtin Panpot Spliff and 2 more… Richie Hawtin - DE9 | Closer To The Edit M_nus Spain 2001 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Groovetechnology v1.3 album art Swayzak 808 The Bass Queen (Queen Of Bass Mix) Swayzak - Groovetechnology v1.3 Studio !K7 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Fabric 13 album art Michael Mayer Easy Lee (as Villalobos) Michael Mayer - Fabric 13 Fabric (2) UK 2003 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Post Office 2 album art Various Resumier Various - Post Office 2 (Comp) Telegraph Hong Kong 2004 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - DJ-Kicks album art Erlend Øye Dexter (as Villalobos) Erlend Øye - DJ-Kicks !K7 Records Germany 2004 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Fabric 19 album art Andrew Weatherall Dexter (2 Lone Swordsmen Mix) Andrew Weatherall - Fabric 19 Fabric (2) UK 2004 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Sci.Fi.Hi.Fi. Volume 1 album art Ewan Pearson Easy Lee (Random Factor Remix) (as Villalobos) Ewan Pearson - Sci.Fi.Hi.Fi. Volume 1 Soma Quality Recordings, Soma Quality Recordings UK 2005 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Circoloco At DC10 Ibiza : Monday Morning Session album art Clive Henry & Locodice* True To Myself Clive Henry & Locodice* - Circoloco At DC10 Ibiza : Monday Morning Session Four:Twenty Recordings UK 2005 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Body Language Vol. 2 album art DJ T. What You Say Is More Than I Can Say (Isolée Speak & Spell Remix - Long End) DJ T. - Body Language Vol. 2 (Comp) Get Physical Music Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - A Bugged Out Mix album art Miss Kittin Easy Lee (Cassy Lee Mix) (as Villalobos) Miss Kittin - A Bugged Out Mix (Comp) Resist Music UK 2006 Sell This Version
337776719322, FF19332, FF19342 Ricardo Villalobos - Amnesia Ibiza Underground #6 album art Mar-T / Alex Neri Duso Mar-T / Alex Neri - Amnesia Ibiza Underground #6(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) DJ Center Records, Fiftyfive Records, Fiftyfive Records 337776719322, FF19332, FF19342 France 2006 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Live At Sónar album art Miss Kittin Dexter Miss Kittin - Live At Sónar (Comp) Labels, Labels, NovaMute, NovaMute France 2006 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Boogybytes Vol.02 album art Sascha Funke What You Say Is More Than I Can Say (Isolée Speak&Spell Rmx - Long End) (as Villalobos) Sascha Funke - Boogybytes Vol.02 BPitch Control Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Destroy Minimal album art J16 What You Say Is More Than I Can Say (Isolée Speak&Spell Rmx - Long End) (as Villalobos) J16 - Destroy Minimal (Comp) Resist Music UK 2006 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - At The Controls album art M.A.N.D.Y. Ichso M.A.N.D.Y. - At The Controls (Comp) Resist Music UK 2006 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Fabric 27 album art Matthew Dear As Audion Chromosul Matthew Dear As Audion - Fabric 27 Fabric (2) UK 2006 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - She's A Dancing Machine album art Magda Adgam Magda - She's A Dancing Machine (Album) M_nus Germany 2006 Sell This Version
AXP MIX001 Maximum 50 What You Say Is More Than I Can Say and 1 more… Maximum 50 - AXP Mix(File, MP3, Mix) Auxprocess AXP MIX001 US 2006
TSNET01 Ricardo Villalobos - Tsugi Digital 01 : Textone album art Various Archive (Jambi's Dubbed Out Remix) (as Ricardo) Various - Tsugi Digital 01 : Textone(10xFile, MP3, Smplr, 192) TSUGI TSNET01 France 2008
[rare-mix001] Ricardo Villalobos - The Pioneers album art djmitch.it Cactus Love (as Ricardo) djmitch.it - The Pioneers(File, MP3, P/Mixed, 320) Deepindub.org [rare-mix001] Italy 2008
Ricardo Villalobos - Fabric 47 album art Jay Haze Mellow Dee Jay Haze - Fabric 47 (Comp) Fabric (2) UK 2009 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Balance 014 album art Joris Voorn Easy Lee (Smith N Hack Remix) Joris Voorn - Balance 014 EQ Recordings Australia 2009 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Balance 015 album art Will Saul Minimoonstar Will Saul - Balance 015 (Comp) EQ Recordings Australia 2009 Sell This Version

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AlbertHofstein

AlbertHofstein

May 9, 2019
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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!
thr33tim3

thr33tim3

December 7, 2018
Oh yes, I "get it": This is extremely boring hyper-extended "minimal" techno for people on lots of drugs. It sounded that way in 2000 and it still sounds that way.
Ever notice how basically no other professional artist besides this dude bothers with producing 20+ minute go-nowhere techno trax/remixes? Why do you suppose that is?
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 ;)
DJNORTHENER

DJNORTHENER

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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