Label:Playhouse – PLAY083, Playhouse – playhouse 83
3 x Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Album
Style:Tech House, Minimal Techno


AEasy Lee10:10
C1Bahaha Hahi7:34
C2La Raja6:02
DI Try To Live (Can I Live)9:22
E2Fusion The Enemies7:18

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Released in gatefold sleeve.

Made in Germany.

Liner notes:
"Ich bedanke mich bei meinem Vater, meiner Mutter,
dem Rest der Familie, meiner Liebsten, meinen Freunden, meinen musikalischen Vorbildern und den niemals müden Erfindern elektronischer Instrumente.
Lasst das Vinyl am Leben und nicht die Roboter
unsere Arbeit tun.



I would like to thank my father, my mother, the rest of the family, my loved ones, my friends, my musical idols and the tireless inventors of electronic instruments. Keep the vinyl alive and don't let the robots take over.

Sides A, B, D and F play at 45 RPM, Sides C and E at 33 ⅓ RPM.
Catalog number is etched as "PLAY083" in the runout groove and listed as "playhouse 83" on the sleeve.

First pressings issued with a purple "villalobos alcachofa" sticker on sleeve; inside the gatefold sleeve the first text passage below the track list (with w&p, contacts) includes the following code: "efa 56408-1". It is missing on this repress gatefold sleeve, but there, another line was added, saying: "distribution via neuton and friends worldwide". In addition, the ongaku email address has changed. The sticker is missing sometimes on the repress cover.
No visible vinyl differences between all pressing versions; same run-out groove etchings, same weight.
For details, see release images.

Repressed in 2011 as Ricardo Villalobos - Alcachofa.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side A): play083 A ⓡ at D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side B): play083 B ⓡ at D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side C): play083 C ⓡ at D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side D): play083 D ⓡ at D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side E): play083 E ⓡ at D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side F): play083 F ⓡ at D&M
  • Barcode: 661956338311
  • Label Code: LC10939
  • Other: mon 2003

Other Versions (5 of 8)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Alcachofa (CD, Album)PlayhousePlayhouse cd08Germany2003
Alcachofa (CD, Album, Promo, Card Sleeve)PlayhousePlayhouse cd08Germany2003
New Submission
Alcachofa (3×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Album, Promo)PlayhousePLAY083Germany2003
Recently Edited
Alcachofa (CD, Album, Reissue)Playhouse, PlayhousePlay CD08, playhouse CD08Germany2005
New Submission
Alcachofa (CD, Album, Stereo)Playhouse, PlayhousePLAYCD08JP, playhouse 83Japan2005
  • delavara's avatar
    please repress for the love of god, the people need this
    • repeatclicks's avatar
      Hi please repress, I think a lot of people would snap this up, a bit boring feeding the scalpers...
      • ----'s avatar
        Edited 8 months ago
        I'd been out of techno and clubbing for a bit. Things got heated at the end of the millennium, and there was definitely a malaise afterwards. So, I went to other places for kicks. I remember hearing early micro house stuff on Playhouse, Perlon mille plateaux and Canadian labels which I loved but I couldn't imagine it being played in a club at the time.

        Mates were getting excited though, and when Alcachofa came out it was definitely a moment... the opposite of all the drumcode BS that I was burned on.

        Maybe techno wasn't just for vapid dickheads on ecstasy?
        • thijsdev's avatar
          Repress! Repress! Repress! Repress! Repress! Repress! Repress! Repress! Repress! Repress! Repress! Repress!
          • willww88's avatar
            This needs a repress, hopefully including missing tracks from the CD.
            • dombesz's avatar
              A repress is much needed, those prices are crazy .
              • lobusparietalis's avatar
                Does anyone know if Y.G.H is only on CD version ? That is the song that makes me want the rec. so much. such a great piece
                • Neto9's avatar
                  Anyone open to selling just the 2nd disc (C/D) at a reasonable price, PM me.
                  • massimodenaro's avatar
                    Dexter-Cocoon-Amnesia.....Fly fly fly fly fly fly fly fly fly fly.
                    • VazgenSolwork's avatar
                      I really don't get WHY there's no a proper repress for both wax and cd versions of Alcachofa..... :(((



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