Zug – Reshaped And Remodeled By Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer


The Works of Conrad Schnitzler will always be important. Not only for m=minimal. Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer were so fascinated by the “Zug” that they immediatly accepted to deliver two reshapes of this milestone of electronic music. (We already released Zug on vinyl – mm-001lp) Max Loderbauer is a veteran of the Berlin “techno” scene, who became known with his project “Sun Electric”. For his current project NSI and as a member of the “Moritz von Oswald Trio” Max Loderbauer enjoys a worldwide reputation. His great cooperation with Ricardo Villalobos, for the legendary ECM label, appears in many “Best of 2011” lists. Richardo Villalobos is one of the leading techno DJ / producer / musicians. He influenced the scene for more than 15 years. The “aktion” mix targets with 100 percent certainty on the dance floor, but is also suited to wake you up in the morning. DJs need this twenty minute mix as a tool. Burner. The “Sorgenkind” mix is not for the mainfloor but for fans of the broken beats. Everybody who enjoyed the RE-ECM work of the two will love this 15 minutes mix. Schnitzler / Loderbauer / Villalobos = Dreamteam


As far back as the early ’90s, Ricardo Villalobos began building an impressive discography of 12″ releases on respected dance labels like Playhouse and Perlon, and around the turn of the decade he was one of the most revered producers and DJs in dance music. In his youth, the Chilean-born Villalobos moved with his family to Germany in order to avoid the military dictatorship of Pinochet, and he eventually fell in with the country’s fertile house community. A minimalist at heart, he trotted the globe to study percussion in order to apply his knowledge to his productions, which almost always sound remarkably expansive despite their simplicity. In addition to his own solo material, he has recorded with fellow expatriate Dandy Jack as Ric y Martinand with Luciano as Sense Club; additionally, he has taken part in Markus Nikolai‘s Hombre Ojoproject. Two excellent mixes — 2002’s Love Family Trax and 2003’s Taka Taka — were released as his profile was significantly increasing, but the apex of his career was Alcachofa, a 2003 full-length released on Playhouse. A second full-length, Thé au Harem d’Archimède, arrived on Perlon in 2004 and was nearly as astonishing as its predecessor. Long-form releases that followed include the double 12″ Achso (Cadenza, 2006), the two-track/72-minute Fizheuer Zieheuer (Playhouse, 2006), the compilation Salvador (Frisbee Tracks, 2006), the Villalobos-production-centric mix Fabric 36 (Fabric, 2007), and Vasco (Perlon, 2008). In 2011, Villalobos released Re:ECM, in which he and fellow electronic producer Max Loderbauer rework tracks from such artists as Arvo Pärt, Miroslav Vitous,Bennie Maupin, John Abercrombie, and others. [allmusic / ANDY KELLMANN]

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