Ricardo Villalobos

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Ricardo Villalobos
Villalobos at Fabric.jpg
Background information
Birth name Ricardo Villalobos
Also known as Bispeed Black, Richard Wolfsdorf, Termiten
Born 1970 (age 43–44)
Origin Flag of Chile.svg Santiago de Chile, Chile
Genres Microhouse
Minimal Techno
Techno
Occupations Disc jockey
Record producer
Years active 1993–present
Labels Sei Es Drum
Perlon
Playhouse
Frisbee Tracks
Sister Phunk
Lo-Fi Stereo
Associated acts Bajo Tierra, Chirurgie Boutique, Gucci, Hombre Ojo, R & R, Ric Y Martin, Ricardo vs. Jay, Sense Club
Website ongaku.de

Ricardo Villalobos (born 1970) is a Chilean-German electronic music producer and DJ. He is well known for his work in the minimal techno and microhouse genres, and is one of the most significant figures in today's minimal techno scene.

Villalobos was born in Santiago, Chile in 1970.[1] In 1973[1] he moved to Germany with his family to escape the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet,[2] who had seized power that year.

When Ricardo was around 10 or 11 he started to play conga and bongos. Though he loved music, he could never see himself as a musician.[citation needed] He began making electronic music in the late 80s. From a very young age he has been a big fan of Depeche Mode, even following their tours around Europe to listen to them.

Villalobos began to play his music at parties while he was studying at university, but this was only for his own enjoyment. He started a label, Placid Flavour, in 1993 but this was unsuccessful. His first record was released on the German Playhouse label in 1994 and he began DJing as a professional in 1998.

At the end of 2008 and 2010, he came 1st in Resident Advisor's Top 100 DJs of the year.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • Love Family Trax (2002)
  • In the Mix: Taka Taka (2003)
  • Green & Blue (2005)
  • Salvador (2006)
  • fabric36 (2007)
  • Sei Es Drum (2007)
  • Vasco (2008)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Sinus Poetry EP (1993)
  • The Contempt (1995)
  • Heike (1995)
  • N-DRA (1996)
  • Salvador (1998)
  • 808 the Bassqueen (1999)
  • Frank Mueller Melodram (1999)
  • Pino Jet Explosion (1999)
  • Ibiza99 (2000)
  • Luna (2000)
  • Que Belle Epoque (2000)
  • Tomorrov Cocktail / Ananas (2000)
  • Bredow / Damm 3 (2001)
  • Halma (2002)
  • 808 The Bass Queen / Filtadelic (2003)
  • The Contempt (2004)
  • Achso (2005)
  • Chromosul (2005)
  • For Disco Only 2 (2005)
  • Que Belle Epoque 2006 (2006)
  • Heike (2006)
  • Seive / Jimis (2006)
  • Unflug (2006)
  • What You Say Is More Than I Can Say (2006)
  • What's Wrong My Friends? (2006)
  • Fizheuer Zieheuer
  • Enfants (2008)
  • Vasco EP part 1 (2008)
  • Vasco EP part 2 (2008)
  • Peculiar / Zuge (2010)
  • Any Ideas / Emilio (2012)

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography: Ricardo Villalobos". Fabric London Press Website. Archived from the original on 2008-01-27. Retrieved 2007-08-25. 
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. Biography of Ricardo Villalobos at AllMusic. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
  3. ^ http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature-read.aspx?id=1000

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