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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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BOY 2810-2 Ricardo Villalobos - Darmstadt Dance Compilation album art Various Perculorag Various - Darmstadt Dance Compilation(CD, Comp) BOY Records BOY 2810-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
BOY 8861-12 Ricardo Villalobos - DDC EP Volume One album art Various Various - DDC EP Volume One(12", EP) BOY Records BOY 8861-12 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - MDMA / Bosch album art Richard Wolfsdorf Richard Wolfsdorf - MDMA / Bosch Research Germany 1996 Sell This Version
HH 097 CD Ricardo Villalobos - Trommelmaschine (Remixes) album art Der Dritte Raum Trommelmaschine (Villalobos Remix) Der Dritte Raum - Trommelmaschine (Remixes)(CD, Maxi) Harthouse HH 097 CD Germany 1996 Sell This Version
HSM02 Ricardo Villalobos - N-DRA album art Ricardo Villalobos Ricardo Villalobos - N-DRA(12") Hörspielmusik HSM02 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - 2834 album art Marschmellows 2834 (Richard Wolfsdorf Rmx) Marschmellows - 2834 Research Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Compact Disc Volume One album art Various The Contempt (as R.Villalobos) Various - Compact Disc Volume One (Comp) Ladomat 2000, Ladomat 2000 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - DOM album art Various Bosch and 1 more… Various - DOM (Comp) Not On Label Germany 1997 Sell This Version
HSMCD 01, HSMLP01 Ricardo Villalobos - Aufschwung Ost - Heile Welt - Die Kompilation album art Various Trockenteile Various - Aufschwung Ost - Heile Welt - Die Kompilation(CD, Comp) Hörspielmusik, Hörspielmusik HSMCD 01, HSMLP01 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
S3 664391 6 Ricardo Villalobos - Raiders Of The Funk EP album art Various Keep It Rollin' Various - Raiders Of The Funk EP(12") S3 Frankfurt S3 664391 6 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Salvador album art Ricardo Villalobos Ricardo Villalobos - Salvador Frisbee Tracks Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Heike album art Ricardo Villalobos Ricardo Villalobos - Heike Lo-Fi Stereo Germany 1998 Sell This Version
FT CD 001 Ricardo Villalobos - Airborn album art Various Lugom-IX Various - Airborn(CD, Mixed) Frisbee Tracks FT CD 001 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
none Ricardo Villalobos - Austral album art Various Special K and 3 more… Various - Austral(CDr, Album, Comp) Ruta 5 none Chile 1999 Sell This Version
FT 016 Ricardo Villalobos - Pino Jet Explosion album art Ricardo Villalobos Ricardo Villalobos - Pino Jet Explosion(12") Frisbee Tracks FT 016 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Sommerpause album art Stephan Laubner / Ric Y Martin Sini Est Stephan Laubner / Ric Y Martin - Sommerpause Perlon Germany 1999 Sell This Version
FT CD 003 Ricardo Villalobos - Departure album art Various Suesse Cheques Various - Departure(CD, Comp, Mixed) Frisbee Tracks FT CD 003 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Ibiza99 album art Villalobos* Villalobos* - Ibiza99 Playhouse Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Tomorrov Cocktail / Ananas album art Sense Club / Villalobos* Tomorrov Cocktail Sense Club / Villalobos* - Tomorrov Cocktail / Ananas Perlon Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Lo-Fi Stereo 012 CD Ricardo Villalobos - Lo-Fi Stereography album art Various 808 The Bassqueen (CD-Edit) Various - Lo-Fi Stereography(CD, Comp) Lo-Fi Stereo Lo-Fi Stereo 012 CD Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Luna album art Villalobos* Villalobos* - Luna Playhouse Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Froebel 1792 album art Ric Y Martin Ric Y Martin - Froebel 1792 Perlon Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Ricardo Villalobos - Cocoon Compilation A album art Various Schoorille (While Dandy Was Dreaming Of Sara Mix) Various - Cocoon Compilation A (Comp) Cocoon Recordings Germany 2000 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
neujscd Ricardo Villalobos - Deep And Dirty album art Julian Smith (9) Spritzcussion Julian Smith (9) - Deep And Dirty(CD, Comp, Mixed) Neuton neujscd Germany 2000 Sell This Version

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AlbertHofstein

AlbertHofstein

May 9, 2019
edited about 1 month 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!
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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