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|Birth name||Ricardo Villalobos|
|Also known as||Bispeed Black, Richard Wolfsdorf, Termiten, Alliv Sobol|
|Born||Santiago de Chile, ChileAugust 6, 1970|
|Genres|| Microhouse |
|Occupation(s)|| Disc jockey |
|Labels|| Sei Es Drum |
|Associated acts||Bajo Tierra, Chirurgie Boutique, Gucci, Hombre Ojo, R & R, Ric Y Martin, Ricardo vs. Jay, Sense Club|
Ricardo Villalobos (born 6 August 1970) is a Chilean-born 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 Chile on 6 August 1970.In 1973 he moved to Germany with his family to escape the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, who had seized power that year.
When Villalobos was around 10 or 11 he started to play conga and bongos. He began making electronic music in the late 80s. From a very young age he has been a big fan of Depeche Mode, 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 1994and he began DJing as a professional in 1998.
In 2006 Villalobos, along with Richie Hawtin and Luciano, played to around 300,000 people at the Berlin Loveparade.
At the end of 2008 and 2010, he came first in Resident Advisor's Top 100 DJs of the year.
Villalobos has released several records on various notable labels, such as Perlon, Playhouse and [a:rpia:r].
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