Label: Flying Circus – fcd03
Format: Vinyl, 12"
Style: Minimal techno
A1. Cafe Del Mar (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)
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Legendary producer Ricardo Villalobos remixing the also legendary classic "Cafe Del Mar" by Energy 52.
Discogs user Alex_Celler writes: "Before the purists come along and bore us to death with their in depth analysis of this remix and why they hate it or why Ricardo got this one wrong (you can see that happening already in blogs around the internet) let me say that I think that it's SUPER interesting to see genres of music - like for example here trance - getting remixed by totally different sounding artists like Ricardo. At the ears of a purist that might sound like sacrilege but if ones listen sympathetically and with an open mind you can see the true potential; also you can see what Ricardo is always about while DJing or producing: the element of surprise, the unexpected. He always throws in elements and tracks one never expects to hear and that is originality. When he played ''MMM - Nous sommes MMM'' nobody knew what that was or where it came from! Only a handful of other DJs would ever have the imagination to play that early-rave, hoover sounding stomping track. Same story here: by remixing a trance track he steps away from the norm offering truly something different. Let's admit it: not many people from the techno scene would dare to remix that track and if so do it well. By merging two seemingly unconnected elements Ricardo offers a deep & hypnotic version which works subtlety, smoothly and quietly, confining the original melody into the heart of his own modular beats.
Lastly, for those who are still skeptic let me remind you that there is a rumor (not sure if it's true) that during the 90s in some after parties in Ibiza, Ricardo used to play Psy/Goa Trance records in 33rpm instead of the original 45rpm, creating a new sound out of a piece of them, making everybody ask what's that and getting much deserved respect by people, respect which of course is due to a genius like himself."