Clear your schedule for Friday night. One of the world’s biggest DJs is coming to Crobar right here in Buenos Aires. It’s hard to stress just how big an impact that initiative German-Chilean DJ-slash-producer Ricardo Villalobos has had on the electronic music scene. One to avoid interviews and the internet, Villalobos translates his messages through his sound, “I think music is a language, like someone talking to you.”
Born in Chile, his parents fled from the dictatorship when Ricardo was three years old. They decided to settle in Germany, a country famous for its take on music, producing wonders from Bach to Kraftwerk. Villalobos was surrounded by its music from an early age, attending countless concerts and accessing the backstage the scene thanks to his parents connections. One dominant influence was percussion, Ricardo jumped on the musical band wagon at age 10 when starting out on the drums and never looked back.
His musical passion was soon picked up at school, leading to him playing his first school DJ set at 15 years old; quite a feat considering most at that age have their feet firmly planted in weekly cinema nights and shopping center shenanigans. Gaining momentum Villalobos played his first club at 18 and decided to fully commit to his musical mission aged 24 after dropping out of college.
He released his debut and critically acclaimed album, “Alcachofa“ in 2003 a minimalist masterpiece that grounded itself with rigor into the electronic scene. Over his lengthily career he has produced countless albums and created well over 100 remixes from his Berlin hub, a studio now situated behind the world-renowned Berghain, which he often frequents.
Sonically, Ricardo is known for his innovative minimalist electronic music, helping “to change the course of electronic music, propelling minimal to the vanguard of house and techno”. Veering through his eclectic collection his nights keep everyone on their toes, so expect anything to be dropped, from jazz to minimalist and abstract techno. Prepare to be surprised.
Friday March 24th, 12PM onwards
You can grab a ticket here.