Hi. I used to use this blog a lot more than i do now. I don't agree with much of what i've posted here, but such is the nature of time. :) My instagram & facebook are likely to be more up to date.

ricardo villalobos

>> Monday, July 28, 2008



djs are dorks. anyway, some of them are brilliant. like ricardo villalobos, pictured above on the far right along with lumenaries richie hawtin, sven vath (and some other guy...). a great minimal techno producer with chilean music and (gasp!) depeche mode influences. you got to hear it, though... totally original and wonderful. of all the tracks he's on that i've got (100+), these are my six faves.

(mp3)ricardo villalobos - "ichso"
from "acsho e.p." (2005)
(mp3)ricardo villalobos - "easy lee" from "alcachofa" (2003)
(mp3)ricardo villalobos - "what you say is more than i can say" from "alcachofa" (2003)

these next two are (long!) remixes of shackleton's breakthrough dubstep epic "blood on my hands", but they're deep as the mariana trench.

(mp3)shackleton - "blood on my hands (ricardo villalobos apocalypso mix pt.1)"
(mp3)shackleton - "blood on my hands (ricardo villalobos apocalypso mix pt.2)"

below is a jay haze remix of "easy lee" jay is a phenomenal dj, and though i don't like many of his produtions, this remix is intricate, complex and totally enjoyable.

(mp3)ricardo villalobos - "easy lee (jay haze crash the after party dub)"

4 comments:

carlos July 29, 2008 at 6:48 PM  

james, thanks for posting 'ichso'. my copy of this track got lost in a move, and i missed it so! so much more interesting than 'most any other 'minimal' track i've heard.

james gyre... July 29, 2008 at 7:23 PM  

you're very welcome carlos... i've really enjoyed your contribution to the dialogue over at dutty artz yesterday/today... i'm going to post here about it after the smoke clears.

james gyre... July 29, 2008 at 7:24 PM  

oh, and ichso is a complete masterpiece. rupture, who can be a little lukewarm on techno was moved by this one back in '05 when it dropped.

in terms of other minimal music that kicks, i'm holding a lot of it back for my i love techno a-z series... but it's coming...

carlos July 30, 2008 at 12:55 PM  

thanks man. i can't wait to read the posts you mention (dutty artz + minimal techno dump). i feel a little bad about the mudd up! thing because everyone jumped on birdseed pretty hard and i think i was the first to bark kinda aggressively. props to you for trying to mediate. maybe he did mean poser, but i hate that term and the way white folks are often so eager to drop it.

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