Ricardo Villalobos – Dependent And Happy 4
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Released: Oct. 2012
B. Two Kids Set Off
Artists & Title: Portable – Deeper Love (Find Me Remix, Soul Capsule, Dimbiman, Tofu Productions)
Date: Nov. 2012
Format: 12″ Vinyl
A1. Soul Capsules Ghetto Mix – A Deeper Love
A2. Live Version – Find Me
B1. Tofu Productions Dub – Deeper Love
B2. Onward (Reprise Dimbi)
Portable reworked by Soul Capsule, Tofu Productions and Dimbiman. Plus Bonus Mix of – Find Me’ by Mister Abrahams himself.
Ricardo Villalobos – Dependent and Happy
Format: 5xLP, 12″ Vinyl
Released: July 2012
[PERLON92-1] Ricardo Villalobos – Dependent and Happy (2×12″)
[PERLON92-3] Ricardo Villalobos – Dependent and Happy (12″)
[PERLON92-2] Ricardo Villalobos – Dependent and Happy (2×12″)
The distance from Ricardo’s last field trip ‘Thé au Harem d’Archimède’ (PERL43) in 2004 to the present epic 5x12LP-Set is a galaxy of electronic expression through sound independent from time and pace. It is said that Funk is defined by the notes that are not being played. The space between the notes here is so vast that Funk becomes transformed into the spirit that creates unfathomable emotional adventure. The rules of dynamics between 0 and 1 shift the relation from reality to relaxation. 14 freefloat sessions are made of natural, secret ingredients from the limbic system of astro aztecs. They evolve from rituals, ending in the release of the sinuous percussion ghost from the machine who breathes out a score for easy living. Which sounds like a primordial soup aerosol of funky molecules and molluscs.
Hello Albert, it’s a pleasure for us make this little chat with you. We have listened some of your works and we are very very curious to learn even more about you :)
– On your bio you talk about your love for RZA, Perlon, Kenny Dixon, Marvin Gaye and lot of Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop. What do you think is the best way to tribute this influence? How it influenced your production?
It’s all about atmosphere, i do music with picture in my head. It’s important that i feel the same atmosphere as the picture in my head. I was grown up with this music and i still love to listen. In my performance always try to go back to the old school, because i like this all! From the producing point of view i love Hip Hop just not the new, even thought i grow up listening Wu Tang Klan and ’70/’80 stuff, but i can’t really get into it!
I’m still in the search, i’m an absolute beginner. I’m doing this, taking it seriously since two/three years. Before than i was totally into HipHop, i was MC back in the days and i’m still down with it! I was born in Ghana and Ghana is the land of drumming, if you are from Ghana you take a lot about rhythm with you. So my style is bringing old stuff with new stuff together, but still trying to get the sound from the old, DIRTY BUT CLEAN!
– A debut with all the best intentions. You did the third release of the brilliant Sammy Dee’s Ultrastretch and you received a restyle from a:rpia:r member Rhadoo. How it happened?
First of all I would like to thanks Sammy, Rhadoo, Jürgen V Krebs, Dustin Koe and Marlene Ochmann.
Some months ago i was home dreaming of playing with big guys and happened! I didn’t send no song to Sammy Dee. A small accident but happy one! A friend of mine played my song on a CD at CDV, after he played he lost the cd! Gregor’s brother finds it and gave it to Sammy. Sammy sad he loves and after he came to my city, in Düsseldorf, at the same place where i was playing. I was making a warm up for Sammy, I played before him. After i played he came and he think his song was this song, the BERRY DEEP song and i was shocked!! Where did he get this song? I was asking my self and why he played this song? I didn’t know.. Thats all!
I went to Sammy and i asked him: Why he had this song? He sad: It’s a CD he get from Greg brother. I was happy, we started laughing about it and he said that he really like it and he finally told me: Work on it and bring it to Ultrastretch!
– What can we expect from you in the future?
My future program is working a lot together with David, St. joseph (he released on Platzhirsh), from Koln. I’m working with him together and with some people in Düsseldorf. So this year i’m working on releasing some stuff that i did the whole past year and maybe i’m trying to get it on my own label, but at the moment it’s a dream! I’ve been working from the couch, that’s the thing! I don’t have a studio and i’m searching for one, so i can pull more music! Yeah! To this point i also wanna keep on working with SAMMY and stay connected with sum new friends that i found from the last months.
– In addition to productions, are you going to perform in live? You are also a deejay. What’s your vision about this kind of performance?
I would play live one day, maybe i would wait, try to get a crew together with David St. Joseph or some people to get live set, I would like to! I do sometimes a jam at home, It’s cool! I wish to do it in the future! In the last one/two years i put more focus on the production, that’s why i do not have some mixes out. I play with vinyl..only vinyl! I like to play more dj than producing, but at the moment i’m focus on it.
– Feel free to talk more about you :)
I have some labels that i really like, my first is PERLON, all crew for me is the best! I also play a:rpia:r, Minibar, Assamble Music, Understand, i like pluie/noir, the guys from Portugal, really good guys. Here in Düsseldorf are sum people i really like Daze Maxim’s Hello?Repeat and also some small label i like, but in the past two years I’ve been dealing mainly with the music I’ve been doing!! So i’m a little bit out of being in label, but this is my special!
NARCOTIC SYNTAX (Perlon, Wir)
Discogs: Narcotic Syntax
Resident Advisor: Narcotic Syntax
What do you think are the most influential elements of your music experience?
Cant remember, grew up in a musical family, in the age of seven, I started to repeat piano cluster and melodies again and again. So it seems my psychological structure is responsible. Later on i discovered all kinds of music with a strong focus on electronic music, i grew up in the 70/80 years!
Some names are Ashra, Tangerine Dream, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Steve Reich, Mike Oldfield, Genesis, Jimi Hendrix, Weather Report…
What’ s your opinion regarding the difference between analogic and digital support?
Easy answer: everything is a tool and we are able to use it to our pleasure!
Producing music became possible for everybody, so young musicians cant imagine what it means to save money for over a year for a small drum machine or synth. I grew up with relations to instruments, good or shitty ones, so maybe i concipate since years own analogue devices with Manfred Fricke (MFB) in berlin.
In my own studio i combine both worlds, (old) instruments (sur)faces with logical control at the computer using cubase daw as main program. I also like additional hardware like compressors, preamps, amps, fx tools.
How do you see the music and artist evolving into the Future?
Today we have democratising of music. The barrier into music production is very low. The need of commercial satisfaction/success is overall.
Productions quality seems better, but know how and ideas are low engaged.
I see the reissue of handmade, well concipated music, cause of people get bored by copies of something were done much better before. So people always build an underground, when commercial or political restrictions are present.
Are you bringing new experiences to the crowd?
Yes, I am always (ex)changing concepts or checking out new tunez. As well i like to collaborate with musicians i like. By the way: i dont think there is a “crowd” rather an audience or just (party)people
When do you feel satisfied in your job? What are the main ingredients to achieve that?
hehe, is not a job, dude, is passion. I feel satisfied i n case all around me is ok music is a energy eater, you are in your own, sometimes you feel like a child, sometimes you re in a bad mood and getting on your own nerves.
Satisfaction is to collaborate with partners beeing professional, passionated und respectful.
What do you consider to be the best location you have experienced?
There are many clubs are serving superb sound and philosophy. As well there are shitty clubs with superb atmosphere cause of funny party people. Therefore you cant exspect an adequate answer from me.
What means 2012 for the Narcotic Syntax?
We wanna release and finish our productions we started up to 7 years before. One rms is waiting since a while to be released. Beside that we have some live gigs in mind very soon. We will perform with analog stuff, drummachines, sequencer, synths and an ipad for some samples.
Ricardo Villalobos – Any Ideas
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Released: Apr 2012
A: Any Ideas
B: Emilio (2nd minimooonstar)
Two new tracks on this 12inch by Ricardo Villalobos…a pretaste of his upcoming full lenght album, scheduled for summer 2012.