XLR8R interview with Ricardo Villalobos, wherein he discusses many things.
My particular favorite answer:
Would you have the desire to come and try your infusion concept live?
If there is something special, of course. Iâ€™ve been remixing Philip Glass, for example. But this is really abstract American music. If there is something I could listen to as possible for the dance hall then yes, of course. But American music is a mixture of so many things and cultures itâ€™s so hard to define. Even the electronic music of what we call Chicago and Detroit is a mixture of African and new technologies of string sounds and classical influences. Itâ€™s so mixed and difficult to define. Itâ€™s easier to say, â€œThis is Gypsy music.â€ American music is everything, all the Latin influences, how Cuba and Puerto Rico went to New York and itâ€™s like a salsa. And itâ€™s wonderful.
crossposted from The Hydrogen Project